With the nation flying to social media to voice out their concerns and exasperations with the challenges of the country’s pandemic and quarantine situation, some discussions can get heated from time to time.
Recently, Kapamilya actress Liza Soberano tweeted on her account her frustrations with the COVID-19 response of the country and her worries for the less fortunate that need the most help in these trying times.
As she compared the Philippine situation with the continuous financial assistance provision in the United States of America, she received mixed reactions from netizens — some agreeing with her point while some calling her out for making an unfair comparison, as they say.
Veteran talk show host Boy Abunda noticed the traction these tweets received and expressed his opinion on the matter on FYE’s “The Best Talk.”
Tito Boy broke the context down by showing how Liza was comparing the provisions given by the two governments as needed by their citizens. He pinpoints that as a smart point to make and commends Liza for how she phrased her tweet, “Ang kahanga-hanga dito, she’s asking… ‘Mayroon bang suporta nakukuha ang ating mga mahihirap?’ is a valid question.”
America is not perfect, Tito Boy admits, but he says that the implementation behind the assistance programs or steps taken by the government is a different story and warrants further discussion. That said, he doesn’t see the need for bashing or foul words when Liza was simply opening up a civil discussion that we all need to have.
“It’s good to debate… Nagkakarinigan. Malalaman mo na mayroon palang pananaw ang kabila na 'di katulad ng pananaw mo,” Tito Boy adds.
As a final message, “The Best Talk” host summarizes his opinion of Liza after reading such controversial tweets, “Mabuhay ka! I appreciate young people who are involved, who are interested, who are mindful, who are concerned, at may pakialam sa kanilang bayan.”