“Kung gusto nilang dagdagan ang pahirap ng sambayanang Pilipino sa panahon ng pandemya so be it. We will accept that as history repeating itself. Tama na iyang mga diskusyon na iyan! Gawin nila ang gusto nilang gawin! Sa mga panahon na ito, if they want to implement it, go ahead!” Palace spokesman Harry Roque said during a virtual presser.
The Philippines’ Covid-19 tally skyrocketed to 279,526 after the Department of Health on Friday announced 3,257 new infections.
According to Proclamation No. 1021, the state of calamity declaration may be “earlier lifted or extended as circumstances may warrant.”
Cemeteries, columbariums and memorial parks in the country will be closed from October 29 to November 4.
The state of calamity declaration last March preluded the enactment of the Bayanihan 1 and Bayanihan 2 laws, which allowed the government to boost its pandemic response through budget realignment.
Phil Robertson, HRW’s deputy Asia director, stood by the legitimacy of data cited in the report, saying they were government numbers.
The DOH reported Thursday 3,375 new Covid-19 cases nationwide, bringing the country’s total past the 276,000 mark.
Palace spokesman Harry Roque said the results of the poll were understandable, but asserted that “the worst is over.”
“I don’t think the President is keeping anything from the public. The fact is, he is the only branch of government that has in fact issued an issuance, an Executive Order (EO) on transparency, and that is FOI (freedom of information), in the executive branch of government,” he added.
“We clearly have the best testing policy in the whole of Asia and probably in the whole world because we have exceeded three million and as a percentage of total population, lubus-lubusan na po iyan doon sa sinasabi nilang three percent na dapat na ma-test ang population at patuloy pa po tayo,” Roque said in a Palace briefing.
The Philippines’ coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) tally leaped to 269,407 after the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed on Tuesday 3,544 new infections.
“No Duque? No del Rosario? I’m dumbfounded! Article 217 of the RPC (Revised Penal Code) is very clear,” Sotto told reporters.
“[T]he only countries that offered to help initially and said, ‘Do not worry when we invent one, we’d give you’ was Russia then China…. The one good thing about China is you do not have to beg, you do not have to plead,” Duterte said during his public address.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday approved the Department of Justice-led task force’s recommendation to file criminal and administrative charges against resigned Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) President Ricardo Morales and other officials over anomalies within the state insurer.
“Unlike iyong iba kong kliyente, for instance iyong mga kliyente ng Maguindanao Massacre, hindi po na-meet ni Mrs. Laude ang ating presidente,” Harry Roque said.
As the Philippines’ coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) tally surged to 265,888, the previous 253 “recovered” patients reported by the Department of Health (DOH) turned out to be “deaths” after its validation process.