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Duterte warns Richard Gomez: I don’t have any quarrel with you, but respect other people’s constitutional rights

President Rodrigo Duterte is reminding Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez to respect his constituents’ constitutional right to return to his hometown.

No reason not to accept returning residents


Duterte issued the reminded after Gomez blocked the return of Omroc citizens through the state-sponsored “Balik Probinsya” government for failing to respect his health protocols that have kept his city COVID-free for 70 days.

” I do not have any quarrel with Richard Gomez. He was the one who said that he’s not going to accept anybody from entering, or for that matter, leaving the place. Okay man lang ‘yan. It’s part of maybe the vigilance that a person nurtures in his heart of how to do it,” said Duterte in a May 27 briefing.

“But you know there are also constitutional issues that are involved and those are sacred ones. And for those who are not really pronounced to be infected positive, there’s no reason why you should not accept them especially those who are returning to their homes from doing a work abroad,” he added.
Duterte said there was no reason for Gomez to bar the entry of returning residents especially if they have been cleared after a quarantine period.

“Kawawa naman kasi. So ‘yung constitutional right, there’s no — there’s no really a reason why you should not accept them with open arms. I think this has been understood by everybody,” said Duterte.
But the former actor is defiant. In a Facebook post, Gomez said: “Hindi po kami nagmamarunong, hindi po ito contest ng pagalingan…To be clear: Returnees have a constitutional right to come home but health protocols are in place because public health must be upheld and safeguarded even and especially as we do that.”

Duterte warns Richard Gomez: I don’t have any quarrel with you, but respect other people’s constitutional rights Duterte warns Richard Gomez: I don’t have any quarrel with you, but respect other people’s constitutional rights Reviewed by AsianPolicy.Press on 2:22:00 PM Rating: 5

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