SILAY CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Iloilo Bureau) – In the southern city of Silay, Negros Occidental province in the Philippines, Filipinos are turning into zombies, or at least are being paraded as such.

Law enforcement authorities are rounding up health protocol violators, those who don’t wear face masks as required under the country’s Covid-19 community quarantine. But instead of a fine or jail time, the violators are being forced to march in the city’s streets, with hands outstretched like those we see in scary Hollywood movies.

In contrast, moneyed and influential Filipinos get a slap on the wrist, like those who recently attended a birthday part of celebrity Tim Yap where they were caught on video not wearing face masks and not observing physical distancing. They were fined P1,500 each, considered loose change for people of their stature.

Only in the Philippines.

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