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Villar Wants Wage Earners to Return to Work Immediately

Senator Cynthia Villar reveals that she wants daily wage earners to return to work immediately amid the coronavirus threat. The senator notes that among 59% of the population – 22 are poor and 37 are near poor and severely affected by the current crisis.

“Tayo, we can afford to work from home. But the daily wage earners, wala namang online. In the meantime, wala silang kita. Hindi sila kakain. ‘Yong ibinibigay ng gobyerno ay hindi enough,” states Senator Cynthia Villar, in an article published by ABS CBN news.

Villar also comments on a theory about the virus and urges that the food and agriculture industry, including construction and manufacturing, to resume immediately.

“May findings kasi na at 27 degree Celsius, namamatay ang virus. So ‘yong mga constructions workers, agricultural workers na nasa labas, mahirap na rin sila magkaroon ng contamination kasi hindi nage-e-stay ang virus sa mainit na lugar,” she adds.

She also added that private companies should conduct coronavirus testing to its employees as well as provide accommodation or shuttle service to hasten the reopening of the country as well as its economy. By far, the country is close to 10,000 confirmed cases of the virus.

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