Actress-comedienne Pokwang slammed bashers who left “bobo” and “pangit” comments when she aired her sentiments on the lack of mass testing amid the COVID-19 situation in the country.
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque earlier drew flak for his remark that the government has no plans of conducting “mass testing” for COVID-19 and will leave it to private businesses to carry it out for their workers.
In a Philstar.com report, Roque said in a press briefing on Tuesday that mass testing was “physically impossible” and that the government is instead aiming to test one to two percent of the population.
“The term should be ‘expanded targeted testing’ okay? No country in the world tests all their citizens. So the term ‘mass testing’ is wrong,” he said.
In a separate CNN Philippines interview, Roque said the country is following the “best examples” of COVID-19 testing programs by “doing 1.5 to 2 percent testing which is what South Korea is also doing.”
From the current 14,000 tests daily, government is eyeing to expand testing capacity to 30,000 a day by May 30.
Nevertheless, Pokwang was among those who reacted strongly to Roque’s statement.
“Totoo po ba walang magaganap na mass testing?? as in WALAAA??? so kami na po bahala sa buhay namin ganeerrnn??? matira matibay nalang talaga? salamat po sa pagmamahal ha…. wooooo sana 2022 na!!! sarap na bumoto ulit!!!” tweeted Pokwang.
She has been receiving negative comments such as those who poked fun at her physical appearance since she posted the tweet.
With no holds barred, the comedienne responded to some of the reactions.
“Di parin tapos? boba! pangit! ano pa? Kailan koba sinabi na ang GANDA KO? atleast ako naging artista kahit chaka! Kasi ang tawag doon TALENT!!!! At iyon ay GIFT!!! maganda at gwapo pala kayo sayang dapat pala nai guest muna kayo sa SOCO bago na ipasara ang abs cbn! PERFECT???” she said.
“Yung pang lalait nyo sakin na pisikal at pang aalipusta nyo nakatulong ba para mawala na problema sa mundo or problema mo sa buhay? Huh! sana Lang nakatulong nga Yang pagiging perpekto nyo ha! Good night,” she said in another tweet.
She also seemed to lash out at a personality who got fired from work because of drugs.
“DEDMA, AT BLOCK!!!” this is what Pokwang calls as the “new normal” in dealing with her bashers online.
The comedienne also shifted her focus in continuing her relief efforts for frontliners and communities in need amid the current health crisis.