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Galvez never stops! Health expert praises ex-general to counter Rappler’s fake news

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Physician and health expert Tony Leachon has heaped praises on Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the chief implementer of the government’s response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis after Rappler posted an erroneous article which put him in a bad light.

Leachon said Galvez deserves credit for leading the National Task Force (NTF) COVID-19, along with other government officials who are working hard to contain the pandemic.

“The country should thank Sec. Galvez , NTF team , unrecognized committed men and women working hard and risking their lives everyday to save the Filipino people. Our fight is their fight vs the virus. The virus is the real enemy,” he said in response to a tweet by Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr. praising Galvez.

Leachon said he’s ready to help Galvez because he believes in the retired general’s ability and character.

“For the last 2 months I’ve seen the best military general with excellent academic background with sterling record – a genuine leader with humility, resilience and moral courage. I admire him. And I’m going to help him because he’s our only hope to save us from this pandemic,” he said.

Galvez recently called out Rappler for reporting that only three million PPE sets will be bought for P20 billion when the accurate figure was 11 million.

Rappler’s May 9 article quoted Galvez as saying, “The procurement for another three million PPE sets worth PhP 20 billion is ongoing and this will cover June to August. We are stockpiling on PPE sets because this COVID-19 might last until 2021.”

Galvez clarified that the three million PPEs he was referring to the interview quoted by Rappler only referred to the first tranche of PPEs stockpiled by the government for June to August this year.

He has threatened to start legal action against the website and the Philippine Daily Inquirer, which published an editorial based on Rappler’s report, unless the mistake was corrected.

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