Duterte unfazed by Senate probe
The Duterte administration is committed to a platform of a peaceful, crime-free, corruption-free nation that is not affected by any controversy, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said on Thursday.
In a press briefing in Malacanang, Spokesperson Abella said the vision for the country will never change as President Rody Duterte continues to exercise political will to achieve this vision.
“I believe we should, we all need to continue rallying around the desire to have a nation that is a nation for everyone, and that there’s space for everyone,” he said.
This while the Senate holds an investigation in aid of legislation on the alleged extrajudicial killings.
“Antayin ho natin muna ‘yung kabuuan, ‘yung buod ng sasabihin ng testigo po ng Senadora bago po tayo magre-react,” Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Secretary Martin Andanar said.
“Hindi po tayo sasagot ng basta-basta. Sasagot po tayo ng isang komprehensibong sagot,” the PCO chief said.
Both Palace officials want the Senate probe to be completed before giving comments and reactions.
“I believe, as in all cases, all citizens should maintain a sense of sobriety, and maintain the sense of objectivity,” Spokesperson Abella added.
The Palace spokesman said people do make statements everyday. “While this person may sound credible, it is imperative that each and everyone of us properly weigh whatever he said and respond right.”
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Duterte urges public not to be choosy with COVID-19 vaccine brands
MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte urged the public anew not to be choosy with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine brands.
During his Talk to the People on Tuesday night (October 19), Duterte expressed optimism over developments in the country’s vaccine supply as the government moves to build herd immunity.
However, he reminded the public to remain vigilant by continuing to follow health protocols; get vaccinated and avoid being choosy with vaccine brands.
“Do you know, if these vaccines that we have been giving to the population are not really effective and right, marami nang patay ngayon (many people would’ve been dead by now),” he said.
The president reiterated that the national government is trying hard to fight against the pandemic, and expressed his gratitude to other nations that provided aid to the Philippines.
“We’ve been trying hard, really hard to fight. [This] COVID program nakatutok kami lahat dito (we are all focused on this). I’d like to thank everybody who have really contributed to what we are now seeing,” he said. AAC
Pangulong Duterte sa mga ayaw magpabakuna vs COVID-19: ‘Turukan habang tulog’
MANILA, Philippines – Muling umapela si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa publiko na magpabakuna na kontra COVID-19 upang agad nang maabot ng bansa ang minimithing herd protection laban sa nakakahawang sakit.
Ginawa ng pangulo ang apela sa gitna ng marami pa ring bilang ng mga Pilipinong ayaw magpabakuna sa kabila ng pagdating ng mga suplay sa bansa.
Kung ayaw magpabakuna, sinabi ng pangulo na dapat hanapin ang mga ito sa bawat barangay at “turukan habang tulog.”
“Alam ko marami pang ayaw eh. Iyan ang problema ‘yung ayaw, ayaw magpabakuna. Kaya hanapin ninyo ‘yan sa barangay ninyo. Akyatin natin ‘pag tulog at turukin natin habang natutulog para makumpleto ‘yung istorya. Eh kung ayaw, eh ‘di akyatin sa bahay eh, tusukin natin sa gabi. Ako ang mag-ano — I will lead the journey,” ang wika ng pangulo sa kanyang recorded na Talk to the People noong Lunes ng gabi.
Sa ngayon ay pinalalawak na ng pamahalaan ang coverage ng mass vaccination sa bansa.
Sa Biyernes, Oktubre 15, ilulunsad na ang pagbabakuna sa mga batang may edad 12 hanggang 17 na may co-morbidities saw along ospital sa Metro Manila.
Sinisimulan na rin ang pagbabakuna sa general adult population sa ilang lugar.
Nasa 23 milyong Pilipino ang fully vaccinated laban sa COVID-19 habang 26 milyon naman ang nakatanggap ng unang dose mula nang simulan ang vaccination program noong buwan ng Marso.
Duterte no close contact with COVID afflicted Sara – Palace
MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Monday assured that President Rodrigo Duterte had no close contact with daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, who contracted COVID-19.
“I can only surmise that there was no contact otherwise Mayor Sara would probably be a candidate by now,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace briefing.
Mayor Sara’s office on Saturday announced that she tested positive for COVID-19 and urged those who had close contact with her in the last 14 days to get tested and monitor themselves for symptoms.
Her office said that Mayor Sara is experiencing mild symptoms and is currently under isolation.
The presidential daughter was supposed to go on a medical leave from October 5 to 8 for a trip to Singapore.
But she cancelled it after one of her companions tested positive for coronavirus disease.