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Pres. Duterte Spoke on the Responde of the Government Towards the COVID-19 Pandemic

DUTERTE – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte stressed that the government did not fall short in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It has been more than a year since the first case of COVID-19 was recorded by the Department of Health (DOH) in the Philippines. The country is one of the over 200 nations and territories that logged cases of the said disease.

In PH, widespread community quarantine measures were implemented in the effort to curb the spread of the disease. In fact, community quarantine measures are still up in the country now.

The whole National Capital Region (NCR) and the provinces of Laguna, Cavite, Bulacan, and Rizal were recently placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) for two (2) weeks. It was after a spike in the cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines took place again.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
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Currently, the said areas or the NCR Plus are under Modified ECQ. Everyone wants the pandemic to end soon. The government is also earning a lot of criticisms over its response.

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Recently, Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte spoke on the response of the government to the COVID-19 pandemic. He stressed that the government did not lack in responding to the problem – “Hindi tayo nagkulang”.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the President also chides critics saying what they saw are all foolishness. He stressed that he formed a task force to focus on the pandemic within 48 hours since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the disease a pandemic.

According to the report, Pres. Duterte further stressed that the lockdown is a recommendation of the medical people in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. He also assured the public that the authorities are intelligent individuals.

“Harap ka sa panel ‘yan… Puro bright ‘yan, puro valedictorian. Alam nila kung anong gawin nila. ‘Wag kayong mag-alala, we chose the right people to run the government,” he said.

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