Category: Duterte

Duterte will be tested for COVID 19 as officials go on self-quarantine, offices shut

The Philippines on Thursday awaited test results of President Rodrigo Duterte for coronavirus infection, as top officials went on self-quarantine as a precaution against the spread of the disease. The 74-year-old Duterte was in the same March 5 infrastructure event as a confirmed case of COVID-19, along with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Transportation Secretary Arthur […] Read More

Duterte will Declare COVID-19 state of Public Health Emergency on Monday

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, March 9, will sign an executive order declaring a state of public health emergency due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a local transmission of which was confirmed this weekend, Malacañang said Sunday. Duterte’s move comes “after considering all critical factors with the aim of safeguarding the health of the […] Read More