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PH governors Jonvic, Ramil trade 'barbs' over Laguna lockdown

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla teased neighbor Governor Ramil Hernandez for closing the borders of Laguna.
 
In a post over his official Facebook page, Remulla said even he, as a governor, was not allowed entry from Laguna checkpoints when Hernandez ordered lockdown of the entire Laguna province.
 
“Dear gob Ramil, Ganyanan na ha. Dehins ako pinalusot Ng checkpoint mula Bgy. Inchikan, Silang, Papunta Nuvali. “Bawal daw” sabi ng hepe mo. Bali wala werpa ko sa checkpoint mo,” Remulla wrote.
 
Dehins is a street slang word for “hindi” and “werpa” means “power.”
 
“Tandaan mo na likas ang yabang at tapang naming mga kabitenyo. Ang mga taga Laguna mga maka-dyos. Tignan mo pangalan Ng mga bayan mo: San Pedro; Santa Cruz; Sta Rosa. Kami dito: General Trias; General Aguinaldo; General Mariano Alvarez. Nilikha kami sa digmaan,” Remulla said.
 
He then cautioned the Laguna chief against passing the South Luzon Expressway wherein Cavite has jurisdiction over a segment in Dr. Jose P. Rizal Highway before exiting to Metro Manila.
 
“Huwag ko na marinig na tatawid ka ng SLEX papunta Maynila. Magtatayo ako ng checkpoint sa Carmona para di ka makatawid. Umikot ka Ng Rizal ngayon para maramdaman mo Ang nararamdaman ng mga kababyan ko. Iyong dating kaibigan, Gob. Jonvic,” he added.
 
In the end was Remulla’s clincher: “P.S. joke lang po ito. Even governors observe quarantine procedures. Dapat lahat tayo.”
 
Gov. Hernandez did not waste time replying in his own Facebook page, too.
 
“Dear GOV. JONVIC,
 
“Nabasa ko na ang iyong bukas na liham at eto ang aking kasagutan.
 
“Kapag may ulan o bagyo lagi mo akong inuunahan magdeklara ng walang pasok. kaya lagi akong naba-bash ng mga masisipag pumasok dine sa amin kahit mahina naman ang ulan dito sa Laguna.
 
“Ngayon, wag mo naman sanang masamain na ako naman ang nauna na nagdeklara ng Total Lockdown.
 
“Panalangin naming mga taga Laguna ang kaligtasan nating lahat. At pahiram naman ng mga mandirigma mo dyan para sa matitigas ang ulo dine sa amin.
 
“Kung papogian naman ang usapan mas matangkad ka laang sa akin pero tao na magsabi kung kaninong gobernador ang mas pogi.?
 
“Ang iyong kapit lalawigan,
GOV. RAMIL
 
“P.S.
Joke lang din ito. Maraming salamat sa iyong pang-unawa.
Kaya kayong mga Kapitan at mga mayor huwag kayong mag-aaway kapag may nag-lockdown na barangay, bayan o syudad. Mag-unawaan tayo.”
 
The humorous banter posts of the two governors have gone viral, with combined share of 29,000 as of this writing. In Twitter, #Cavite became the top trending topic. Netizens noted that the teases were a relief or “pampa-good vibes” from the stresses of local governance in the wake of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Here are the posts on their official Facebook pages:


 

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