In a November 18, 2021 article published in Interaksyon, Jeline Malasig reported that authorities dispersed those holding an anti-coronavirus rally in Quezon City on Wednesday, November 17, including veteran actor Pen Medina.
According to the report, the Quezon City Task Force Disiplina said that the group, mainly composed of senior citizens, wore no face masks and disregarded minimum public health protocols such as physical distancing.
Also, Malasig said Pen Medina was spotted leading the protest with environmental activist Nicanor Perlas on Wednesday at Quezon City Memorial Circle. Malasig added that Pen recently made online buzz after falsely claiming that face masks were ineffective against COVID-19, despite being the primary protection against virus-laden particles and droplets.
Editor’s Note: Investigative journalism is sparse nowadays. When it is obvious that Malasig got her information second-hand as she did not bother to come to interview the protesters. [See another misleading news Mainstream Media (MSM) Disinformation: The Example of DZRH].
Here’s what happened on November 17, during the Philippine Resistance Against Covid Tyranny (PRACT) Manifesto signing [See PRACT Rally Against Mandatory Vaccination Successful Despite Verbal Clash with Security and Police Force at Venue]. Ms. Malasig, get your facts straight. Give a little dignity to your profession.
To those who are not aware yet of the reason for the protests, we encourage you to read the manifesto and principles of PRACT, read here MANIFESTO AND PRINCIPLES OF UNITY OF THE PHILIPPINE RESISTANCE AGAINST COVID TYRANNY.
Mask mandate is entirely unscientific [see Will the real WHO please stand up?; Danish mask study now published: Masks do not reduce SARS-CoV-2 infection]. And we were outdoors, [see German aerosol experts says COVID spreads almost exclusively indoors New Study: Nearly all coronavirus transmission occur indoors]. Are people just masking for masking’s sake? Do they not realize that there is a proper time to use masks and that prolonged masking has its own dangers? [See Meta-study shows that masks are dangerous; German Neurologist: Oxygen deprivation due to face masks cause permanent neurological damage]. Do people realize that long before vaccines, several areas around the world have already removed mandatory masking? [See Why Sweden has not mandated the use of masks; No surge in Texas despite lifting of mask mandates; Federal Judge Sides With Gov. DeSantis on Banning Mask Mandate].
Perhaps Ms. Malasig thinks that the is a scientific consensus on universal masking, but the reality is that masking has only become prevalent because social media has censored all information against masking [see Twitter removes anti-mask tweet by Scott Atlas; Journals are refusing to publish a mask study from Denmark]. There are more pieces of evidence showing that masking does not work [see US data show masks make no impact on COVID spread; The surgical mask is a bad fit for risk reduction].
People have definitely gone overboard with implementing “policies” that were actually initially just recommended for conditional use by the WHO [see What does the WHO say about masking?].
Among other issues brought up and argued during the protests, we have proven one thing: Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference of what we did, but we are sure that seeds were planted, and soon enough, wisdom will sprout among those who listened and paid attention.
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