Nograles weeps for frontliners on online ‘Wowowin’
MANILA, Philippines — Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles could not help but cry for the frontliners when he was a guest at Willie Revillame’s online show “Tutok To Win sa Wowowin.”
A weeping Nograles was seen after a video of frontliners, including health workers and law enforcers keeping a distance from their families as they join the battle against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), was shown.
“‘Yan po yung hinaharap ng mga frontliners natin araw araw. Yan po yung hinaharap nila. Mahirap talaga. Lahat naman tayo may pinagdadaanan. Ginagawa natin ang lahat,” Nograles said during the show aired Tuesday night.
(That’s what the frontliners are facing every day. That’s what they face. It’s really hard. Everyone is going through something. We’re doing everything.)
He also mentioned the police whose jobs also put them in danger, but are instead being “considered as an enemy.”
“Nahihiya ako doon sa mga pulis. Naaawa talaga ako. Lahat pinagdadaanan tapos, hirap na nga ng buhay hirap na nga ng trabaho, tapos ginagawa pang kalaban,” Nograles said.
(I feel shy towards the police. I feel pity. They go through a lot, they struggle with life and with their job, yet they are considered as an enemy.)
“Ginagawa lang nila yan para sa proteksyon ng bawat isa. Pero lahat yan may pamilya. Lahat yan may anak. Yung banta sa buhay nila, ang kaligtasan nila ay sakripisyo para sa atin,” he added.
(They are doing this for the sake of everyone. But they have families, they have children. The threat to their lives and their safety are their sacrifices for us.)
On his Twitter account, Nograles apologized for not being able to hold his tears.
“Sa mga nakapanood po sa Tutok to Win sa Wowowin kanina, pasensya na po at ‘di ko napigilang umiyak nang pinanood namin ni Wil ang mga pinagdadaanan ng ating mga frontliners,” he said.
(To those who watched Tutok to Win of Wowowin a while ago, I apologize that I was not able to hold back tears when Wil and I watched the situation of our frontliners.)
Sa mga nakapanood po sa Tutok to Win sa Wowowin kanina, pasensya na po at 'di ko napigilang umiyak nang pinanood namin ni Wil ang mga pinagdadaanan ng ating mga frontliners. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/LTkrA2Cuet
— Karlo Nograles (@karlo_nograles) April 21, 2020
“Nakakalungkot man ngunit magsisilbi itong inspirasyon sa amin sa pamahalaan na mas igihan pa ang aming trabaho upang malampasan natin ang pandemic na ito nang sama-sama at walang maiiwan. #WeHealAsOne,” he added.
(It may be sad but this will serve as inspiration for us in the government to improve our work and for us to surpass this pandemic together, without anyone left behind.)
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