Sen. Koko Pimentel, Hindi Makasagot Matapos Diretsahang Batikusin ni Jessica Soho


Senator Koko Pimentel is the second high-ranking politician to contract the highly-communicable virus COVID-19. In spite of being a person-under-investigation, the senator chose to break the quarantine protocols by accompanying his pregnant wife, Katherine, to give birth at Makati Medical Center on March 25. Later on at the hospital, he tested positive for coronavirus.

The senator is currently earning the ire of the netizens after disobeying the quarantine protocol. If an individual is considered a person-under-investigation, he is ordered to self-isolate and avoid contact with others until the results of his coronavirus test arrived.



During his interview on 24 Oras with veteran journalist Jessica Soho, Pimentel defended himself, claiming that he only did what any expecting father would do. However, Jessica did not mince her words after asking the senator this:

"So, you're qualifying na home quarantine yun? Kasi di ho ba, earlier, e, may mga nagpositibong senador kaya medyo may ano rin yun, baka may iba pa, yung mga ganyan.

Hindi ho ba kayo nag-err on the side of caution? I think yun ho ang hinahanap sa inyo—you knew that there was a danger that you’re exposed, tapos pumunta pa kayo sa isang ospital."


In addition to that, Vicky Morales also did not hide her disappointment while talking to the medical director of Makati Medical Center, Dr. Saturnino Javier. Vicky's father is a cardiologist, and one of the front liners during this crisis.

According to the director, because of Pimentel's 'reckless action,' they had to disinfect and sanitize the entire maternity ward. They even had to put some nurses in quarantine after being in contact with the senator, thereby reducing their much-needed staff even less.


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Sen. Koko Pimentel, Hindi Makasagot Matapos Diretsahang Batikusin ni Jessica Soho Sen. Koko Pimentel, Hindi Makasagot Matapos Diretsahang Batikusin ni Jessica Soho Reviewed by Publisher on March 27, 2020 Rating: 5