Rita Avila is worried about poor communities as the first day of the Metro Manila community quarantine commences tomorrow, March 15.
"Sa panahon ng lockdown, kawawa po talaga ang mga mahihirap. Di naman po talaga sila makakakilos agad para proteksyonan ang sarili nila," the actress writes in her caption.
She suggests that people and institutions with extra relief goods share these excess belongings with the less fortunate.
Sabi ni Rita sa Instagram: "Kung may mga sobra-sobrang relief goods sa mga bodega ng gobyerno o mga kumpanya o sa bahay natin, yung hindi EXPIRED na pagkain, yung hindi MARUMI O MABAHONG lumang damit at kumot (dahil TAO po sila na dapat bigyan ng dignidad at respeto)... mag-share po tayo."
In her post, Rita also expresses concern over the bills that individuals still need to pay during this period of quarantine.
She hopes that these fees be waived for the poorer sector, aside from being provided with food and basic necessities during this time.
A number of netizens share Rita's sentiments over the situation.
One netizen from Macau says their water and electric bills are free for three months.
Another netizen hopes the Philippine government copies one of Italy's regulations during their nationwide lockdown, which is the suspension of mortage repayments.
One netizen tells Rita (published as is): "Rich ka po diba. Edi tumulongan mo kami!"
Rita replies: "Kung masama sa iyo ang aking suggestion ay wala akong magagawa."