Chicken Little “The Sky is falling!” Delta Variant Panic Mode
While I would like to report some good news in the Philippines for a change, I cannot. The Philippines Department of Health, DOH, and the doom-and-gloom purveyors, the Octa “Research” Group prevents me from doing so. Thus, today’s post, “SCARE TACTICS CONTINUING IN PHILIPPINES,” continues the Chicken Little “The Sky is falling” narrative in this Southeast Asian archipelago.
Longest and Strictest Lockdowns on the Planet
The late great Yankee legend Yogi Berra famously said, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” Frankly,Pilgrims, the strictest and longest lockdowns in the world are not going to be over in the Philippines for an extremely long time.
Unfortunately, Iloilo City and Iloilo province have succumbed to the threats and warnings coming from the DOH regarding the Delta variant. Both government units have now closed their borders.
Moreover, let’s not kid ourselves, the Delta variant originated in India. WHO, of course, wants to be “politically correct” and not stigmatize any country and use Greek letters for variants. In addition, the coronavirus, COVID-19, comes from a laboratory in China, it’s a Chinese virus. However, if you believe these “medical experts,” the Delta variant is signaling the end of the world.
Strict Lockdowns Killing More People than COVID-19
Frankly, it is the end of the world for millions of people in the Philippines and across the world. Strict lockdown measures have probably killed more people than the so-called “pandemic.”
- Suicides in the Philippines are up 57% in 2020 from the pre-pandemic lockdowns of 2019.
- Some 4.2 million families in the Philippines experienced hunger in May 2021, which is double the December 2019 pre-pandemic level of 8.8%, which is equivalent to 2.1 million families.[i]
- The lack of face-to-face classes in the Philippines continues despite the fact that the PH has ranked last in reading comprehension and second to the last (Dominican Republic) in math and science.
- The Philippines economy suffered a deep recession in 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with GDP contracting by 9.6% year-on-year. This was the largest annual decline ever recorded since National Accounts data series for the Philippines commenced in 1946.[ii]
- The Philippines lost around 400 billion pesos (over 8.3 billion U.S. dollars) in tourism revenue in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Only 1.3 million foreign tourists visited the Philippines in 2020, or more than 80 percent lower than the 8.3 million visitors did in 2019. This affected around 5.7 million jobs in the tourism sector.[iii]
- Apprehended were more than 1.4 million individuals for violating COVID-19 health protocols since May 2021. Most violations were for not wearing facemasks and face shields, its improper use and not following social distancing rules. Over one million of the violators received warnings. Arrested were some 42,000.The rest received fines or were forced to do community service.[iv]
Foodpanda Slaps Riders with 10-Suspension
In addition, food delivery app Foodpanda slapped a 10-year suspension on about 30 of its riders in Davao City last week. The group was set to stay offline to protest against the app’s wage policy. A new wage computation scheme would be giving some of the drivers only 29 pesos for a delivery, 58¢. When hundreds of riders rallied in response, another 70 who participated were also given a 10-year suspension.[v] Proof that the Philippines is one of the 10 Worst countries in the world for workers.
Here’s a YouTube video presented by Sam Sadhwani, the best reason to watch a traffic report in Manila even if you don’t live in the Metro Manila region
The end of the world according to the “Chicken Little’s” in the Philippines? No, it’s just a continuation of the pandemic madness contrived by globalists, vaccine producers, and the Chinese Communist Party.
[i] Ralf Rivas (2021, July 13) 4.2 million Filipino families stay hungry in May 2021 – SWS Retrieved from Rappler https://www.rappler.com/nation/millions-filipino-families-stay-hungry-sws-survey-may-2021
[ii] Rajiv Biswas (2021, April 09) Philippines Economy Hit by Rising COVID-19 Wave Retrieved from IHS Market https://ihsmarkit.com/research-analysis/philippines-economy-hit-by-rising-covid19-wave-Apr21.html
[iii] Xinhua (2021, Feb 03) Philippines loses over 8 bln USD in tourism revenue in 2020 Retrieved from XinhuaNet
[iv] Daphne Galvez (2021, July 15) DILG: Over 1.4 M health protocol violators apprehended since May Retrieved from Inquirer.net https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1459990/fwd-dilg-over-1-4m-individuals-apprehended-for-violating-health-protocols-since-may
[v] Roy Stephen C. Canivel (2021, July 20) Foodpanda suspends riders for 10 years Retrieved from Inquirer.net https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1461195/foodpanda-suspends-riders-for-10-years