Twitter users enraged over Duterte fam’s testing: Nauna pa sila kesa sa nangangailangan!


These netizens are so done with it, and unleashed their sentiments on the First Family’s testing.

Following the news of the COVID-19 testing of the Duterte family including common-law-wife Honeylet Avancena and children Veronica, Paolo and Sebastian, some netizens unleashed their sentiments and questioned why the family was prioritized. On Twitter, netizens lamented how ordinary people showing symptoms are dying to get tested on health centers, swab tests were conveniently conducted on the President’s family.

“May symptoms na ba sila ng Covid-19? Yung mga mat sakit na gusto mag pa test sa hospital, tinatanggihan. Etong mga Duterte puro pa Show ang alam gawin!”, one netizen wrote.

“Is anybody from ur news team going to ask why they were prioritized for testing? There are a lot of patients in the hospitals now who have covid symptoms but are being denied test kits! Sila ang priority if we do triage. Hay. Pls report ang totoong situation sa mga hospitals atm”, another one wrote.

When clarified why the family was tested, Sen. Bong Go said that the emasure was done “para makasigurado”. It can also be recalled that President Duterte tested negative following his exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual during a meeting on the first week of March.