FORMER Health Secretary and now Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin told resigned adviser Dr. Tony Leachon to shut his mouth and instead help in the country’s battle against coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Visibly irked, Garin slammed Leachon for talking to media and using social media about his resignation as special adviser of the Inter Agency Task for for COVID-19.
Garin asked Leachon to refrain from including personal interest in the issue as the COVID-19 pandemic is very serious and is affecting all Filipinos.
“At a time when we are facing a pandemic, personal interests should be set aside and public health should be prioritized. For a person to use this pandemic to get pity and sympathy and make it about himself is evil,” Garin said.
According to Garin, Leachon was asked to resign from IATF because he talked about matters tending to alarm the public
“Second, special adviser na si Dr. Leachon sa IATF, ang mismong grupo na gumagawa ng mga desisyon para sa ating mga kababayan, ukol sa COVID-19. He was in the best position to counter decisions, offer better solutions and ultimately effect change. Bakit hindi ginawa? Bakit sa media at sa social media pa rin naglalabas ng mga opinyon? All for show ba ito? To get followers and supporters?
Kay Dr. Leachon, shut up na. Tumulong na lang,” Garin said.