Category: Duterte

Duterte threatens to arrest people who refuse getting vaccinated

‘I will order all the barangay captains to have a tally of all the people who refuse to be vaccinated,’ says the President What is Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s solution to vaccine hesitancy among Filipinos? Threaten them with jail time. Duterte, in a meeting with pandemic task force officials on Monday, June 21, said he […] Read More

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