Villar, who has been catching heat for remarks many consider callous and tasteless, said healthcare workers should learn to live with the coronavirus and should just do their jobs better.
“Hindi na siguro (babalik sa ECQ), pagbutihin nila trabaho nila. Hindi pwedeng isara ang ekonomiya kasi kung ‘di naman mamamatay sa COVID, mamamatay naman sa gutom ang tao,” said Villar.
The wife of the country’s richest man, Manny Villar has been hammered on Twitter and Facebook following insensitive comments she made.
WHEN CYNTHIA VILLAR IS TRENDING ON TWITTER, YOU KNOW IT AIN’T GOOD.
She never fails to make such outrageous, out-of-touch, tone-deaf, condescending, antisocial, heartless, irresponsible, egregious, MATAPOBRE remark.
SERIOUSLY, WHEN WILL SHE EVER TRULY GROW AN IOTA OF EMPTATHY?
— Francis Baraan IV (@MrFrankBaraan) August 1, 2020
I don’t think we have competent leaders anymore.
I’m just wondering if she has this very good health condition that she will no longer need any medical assitance to utter these insults to our medical practitioners. #CynthiaVillar https://t.co/LmQHAUmdk0
— ljcc.inc (@TweetsNiLJ) August 1, 2020
#DefendFrontliners! WE all know by now how government has gotten away with passing on the responsibility to LGUs as far as #Covid19 response is concerned. We’ve known how wrong it is, but now we know its repercussions on our frontliners, and OUR LIVES. #AddressCovid19 https://t.co/npCHDmJ022
— katrinastuartsantiago (@radikalchick) August 1, 2020
— eastDragonwestLeo (@rebekahthinks) August 1, 2020
Don’t you dare tell our medical frontliners to “work harder” if you can’t even do the bare minimum of having competence in public service. At this point, I no longer expect anything but toxicity from #CynthiaVillar
— gwenniemarie (@AquinGwyneth) August 1, 2020
I don’t know why Cynthia Villar hates medical workers to the core. First she mocked the Nurses as only a “room” nurse. Now she was saying to just work hard. I say leave BRUHA ka. #CynthiaVillar24hHospitalDutyChallenge #CynthiaVillar
— James Cedric Lim (@JamesCedricLim) August 1, 2020
Netizens are also backing an online call to boycott the businesses owned by her family — Coffee Project, AllDay Supermarket and convenience stores, Starmall, VistaLand, Vistamall and Camella Homes.
y’all— the villars own the ‘coffee project’. if you’re enraged by them, stop going to their branches! pic.twitter.com/tkAnS8iYDZ
— Yuan Gonzales (@yuangonzaIes) August 1, 2020
Please boycott and don’t support Cynthia Villar’s Coffee Project, all of ALLDAY stuff (Allday supermarket, convenient store, etc), include their substandard and shitty properties; Starmall, Camella Homes, Vistaland and Vistamall, & Primewater #TanginaMoVillar 🥰❤️ pic.twitter.com/iBMvJ1LurC
— finnick (@wobshy) August 1, 2020
Stop supporting All Home, All day supermarket, Bria Homes, Camella Homes, Vista Residences, Crown Asia, Vista Malls and Coffee Project. These are owned by Villar Family. Stop supporting these brands as they’re not really supporting the lives of Filipino people.
— Arch.JonGonzales (@ArchitectJonG) August 1, 2020
Let’s call out the atrocities of the Villars and certainly hold them accountable for making our farmers and environment suffer, pero tandaan po natin na ang panawagang boycott sa mga kumpanyang ito may only come from the call of Coffee Project’s workers themselves. https://t.co/NXyBCOzgJk
— Carwyn #OustDuterte (@JCRWYN) August 1, 2020