President Rodrigo Duterte will now be addressing the country twice a week.

In a pre-recorded address aired on Wednesday, the president said his Talk to the People addresses would become a twice-a-week program so his government could report about its expenses to the public.

“We will report to you twice a week and we will account every money na ginagastos ng gobyerno para sa taong-bayan,” Duterte said.

Duterte’s latest address did not touch on the abrupt extension of the modified enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila and the progress of the formulation of guidelines for granular lockdowns.

Aside from reporting Covid-19 updates and data, Duterte uses his Talk to the People addresses to lambast his enemies and critics and defend his government from allegations.

Recent targets of his tirades include senators who have been investigating the government’s purchases of medical equipment amid the Covid-19 pandemic. especially Sen. Richard Gordon.

Duterte has been critical of Gordon since the latter started investigating the government’s deals with pharmaceutical company Pharmally as head of the Senate blue ribbon committee.

In his latest address, Duterte claimed Gordon was afraid of having the Philippine Red Cross audited by the Commission on Audit.

“Itong sabi ni Gordon na hindi siya puwedeng ma-audit is takot ka. Takot ka kasi alam mo marami ka ng atraso all throughout the years and you cannot possibly have the time to cover up everything also,” he said. John Ezekiel J. Hirro