When news arrived that local scientists at the University of the Philippines-National Institute of Health (UPNIH) successfully developed test kits for coronavirus (COVID-19), netizens were instantly reminded of Sen. Cynthia Villar’s disdain for science or research.
Netizens took to Twitter to take a swipe at Villar who had earlier castigated the Department of Science and Technology for giving too much importance to research and development.
Villar’s classic line “Baliw na baliw kayo sa research. Aanhin niyo ba ‘yung research?” has resurfaced on the internet.
“It’s amazing what research can do, no? Retweeting for Ma’am @Cynthia_Villar’s reference,” user @sugar_baroness said.
It’s amazing what research can do, no?
— Kristine Anne Cervales (@sugar_baroness) March 10, 2020
— ei (@eywaaaaa_) March 10, 2020
Another was so pissed that they had violent ideas.
“The stupid senator @Cynthia_Villar really needs some face slapping. See, may nagagawa ang research,” one said.
— Jaime Prieas (@kayumanggilas) March 10, 2020
“Sen. Cynthia Villar, this is for you. May napapala po sa pagreresearch,” another said.
Sen. Cynthia Villar, this is for you. May napapala po sa pagreresearch. https://t.co/jXd8tcEzfV
— modsiw (@yanwisdom22) March 10, 2020
— Mathew Mendoza (@choomendoza) March 10, 2020
Hello po, Sen. Cynthia Villar. In case you’re still wondering, this is what research does. Okay po? https://t.co/XBYIsazW4P
— w (@WinpeeKid) March 10, 2020
“Yes, the taxes of the people should go to HEALTH AND EDUCATION, not your propaganda,” read another tweet.
Sino nga ulit yung senador na ayaw sa research?
Ah, si Cynthia Villar.
— M A J ? (@Joannaaaabanana) March 10, 2020
“When i see cynthia villar trending.. i know its about something stupid she does or says like how tito sotto trends,” @curiouscatnip said.
when i see cynthia villar trending.. i know its about something stupid she does or says like how tito sotto trends ??♀️
— curiouscat (@curiouscatnip) March 10, 2020