The wrong suspicion of a man in the subdivision
A man shot an ambulance driver from Candelaria, Quezon. He intuited that the driver is transporting a patient positive with COVID-19 inside his van. It still happened even if the driver explained that he carry frontline workers but not patient. The incident caused him wounded and perhaps cannot drive anymore.
THE STAND OF PETER PAUL MEDICAL CENTER OF CANDELARIA INC.
Peter Paul Medical Center of Candelaria Inc. (PPMCCI) emphasized justice for their driver. A man confronted the victim nearly 8:45 in the evening at Thursday according to PPMCCI. He stopped the driver from entering the subdivision because of the suspicion that he was carrying a COVID-19 patient. However, the driver reasoned out that he is just working in the hospital. Moreover, he followed regulations and disinfected the van to eliminate the virus.
Despite of his explanation, the suspect shoot him in his hand. “Our ambulance driver is the breadwinner of his family, who in these trying times where we are at war with COVID-19, chose to bravely perform his duty beyond what is required for the sake of the community and his fellow front liners,” the hospital said. They already reported the incident to Candelaria Police Station.
“At the moment, we respectfully demand that justice be served and given. He is your frontliner as well,” PPMCCI added. Health workers deserved our care, respect, cooperation and understanding.
“PPMCCI strongly condemns discrimination and harassment of all health workers. Justice shall prevail and shall hold those accountable to the full extent of law,” PPMCCI emphasized.
President Duterte’s Command
Because of the left and right discrimination reports of the forntliners, President Rodrigo Duterte commanded the Philippine National Police to take care with them.
“‘Yung mga taong gumawa ng gano’n, I am ordering the police to go around. ‘Wag kayong mag-istambay diyan sa istasyon. Maglakad kayo, tandem, at maghanap kayo ng mga taong bastos,” Duterte ordered. “Kung mahuli mo kung ano ‘yung binubuhos niya doon sa health worker, ibuhos mo rin sa kanya para tabla. Bakit, ikaw lang ba marunong? E ‘di tikman mo rin ‘yung ginagawa mo,” the president concluded.