Nakahahawang ‘di bakunado, mas ‘anti-life, anti-poor’ kaysa sa no-vax, no ride – DOTr

Nakahahawang ‘di bakunado, mas ‘anti-life, anti-poor’ kaysa sa no-vax, no ride – DOTr

January 13, 2022 @ 9:04 AM 7 months ago


MANILA, Philippines – Pinalagan ng Department of Transportation (DOTr) ang turing ng ilang sektor na anti-poor at anti-life ang kautusan nito na “no vax- no ride” o pagbawalan ang mga unvaccinated individuals sa pagsakay sa public transportation sa National Capital Region (NCR) habang ang lugar ay nasa ilalim ng Alert Level 3.

“Mas anti-poor at anti-life kung mahahawa at makakahawa ang ating mga kababayan dahil sila ay hindi bakunado,” ayon kay Transportation Assistant Secretary Goddess Libiran sa isang kalatas.

“Severe COVID infections caused by non-vaccination result to undue burden on our health care system,” ayon kay Libiran.

Binatikos kasi ni Labor leader at presidential aspirant Leody de Guzman ang “no vaccination, no ride” sa public transport policy ng DOTr.

Giit nito, walang legal na basehan at malinaw na paglabag ito sa karapatan ng mga tao.

Matatandaang, noong Enero 11, 2022, nagpalabas si Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade ng Department Order No. 2022-001, na pinapayagan ang public transportation access para lamang sa mga fully vaccinated individuals.

Ang situation status ay maaaring patunayan sa pamamagitan ng physical o digital copies ng local government unit-issued vaccine card, Department of Health-issued vaccine certification, o anumang Inter-Agency Task Force-prescribed document na may valid government-issued ID na may picture at address.

Sinabi ni Libiran, na mas mapanganib kung mahahawa ng mga unvaccinated ang public transport personnel.

“We want to prevent a repeat of the public transport shutdown, like what happened in MRT, LRT and PNR in the past, as most front-facing passengers were infected with the virus,” anito.

“We are doing everything we can to maintain and keep our public transport operations safe and running,” dagdag na pahayag ni Libiran. Kris Jose