Due to his actions, Senator Koko Pimentel was lambasted by people on social media.
Yesterday, Pimentel went to the Makati Medical Center because her wife just gave birth to their first child, however, the Senator broke the quarantine protocol after he goes there as a PUI for COVID-19.
As of the senator, he surely knew the consequences of his actions. But, he still went through with it anyways.
In his defense, Pimentel explained that he was not aware that he was positive for the virus. But, Makati Medical Center Director Saturnino Javier criticized the actions of Pimentel.
Pimentel said that his hospital trip was “essential”.
Yung quarantine kasi for non-essential movement. From my point of view, manganganak ‘yung misis ko. Sinong kasama yung misis mo? Eh ‘di ikaw,
Javier told CNN that the Senator must have a caution on a resource person and a fellow senator Miguel Zubiri that was reportedly positive for the virus. He also called Pimentel’s action “irresponsible and reckless”.
With that, Netizens wants the senator to be jailed, fined, or stripped of a position for his actions.
The Senator that violated the protocols seems to have no consequences yet.
A Facebook Netizen Mandy Lana shared her thoughts on this and said:
Arrest Koko Pimentel now or send a load and clear message to the whole Philippines that the laws of Enhanced Community Quarantine only apply to the poor and the powerless
Senator Pimentel could be fined up to P50,000 and face jail time of one to six months due to his irresponsible actions.
Also, for violating the enhanced community quarantine protocol According to Molo Pimentel may be fined with P10,000 to P50,000 and jailed for up to a year.
Pimentel may also be sued for criminal negligence, disobedience to agents of authority, and graft and corruption for damages.
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