‘Bahala Na’ is trending on Twitter. Here’s why!
The phrase ‘Bahala Na’ is currently making rounds online particularly on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.
In the latest Twitter ranking, the term clinched to the top 10 trending topics on Twitter.
It made a trend on the social media platform following the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte during a national press briefing on Monday, May 25, 2020 with regards to the resumption of classes.
Earlier, it was reported that classes in private and public schools will resume this coming August 24, 2020.
However, many reacted and opposing for the given time on the resumption of classes since it is not safe especially among students.
Meanwhile, Duterte stressed during his media briefing via national TV recently that classes may not resume unless there is a vaccine available.
“I will not allow the opening of classes na magdikit-dikit ‘yang mga bata,” Duterte said.
“Bahala nang hindi na makatapos, for this generation, wala nang matapos na doktor pati engineer. Wala nang aral, laro na lang. Unless I am sure that they are really safe, it’s useless to be talking about the opening of classes. Para sa akin, bakuna muna. Kapag nandiyan ‘yung bakuna, okay na,” he added.
The statement of Duterte generated reactions and criticisms online particularly on social networking sites.
Here are the reaction of some netizens with regards to the “Bahala Na” statement of the President:
“The President’s “BAHALA NA” APPROACH OF GOVERNANCE is very dangerous & worrisome. It highlights how unprepared his government is in managing this pandemic in a structured, well coordinated, and science & data based manner. May God bless us all under his leadership,” Twitter user Pilosopo Tasyo said.
“Duterte has his point, it doesn’t mean, na sinabi niya na bahala na is bahala na. we also have to consider people who does not have access to the internet to still persue online classes or to finish a course that would waste time to students. #NoToOnlineClasses,” Twitter user @paopaoalltheway noted.