The Philippines has maintained its BBB+ credit rating despite negative effects resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, President Rodrigo Duterte said.
Former Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban warned President Rodrigo Duterte against using his power to “call out” the military to help the police enforce the enhance community quarantine rules.
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the purchase of one million polymerase chain reaction (PCR) virus tests and two million rapid antibody test kits as the government braces for the influx of over 200,000 jobless Filipinos from abroad.
With three ex-generals at the helm of President Rodrigo Duterte’s response to the pandemic, it’s no surprise that the National Task Force COVID-19 is in full war mode against an unseen but deadly enemy which knows no borders.
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered mayors and barangay captains to stop giving cash and food subsidies to individuals caught indulging in cockfighting and drinking alcohol during the enhance community quarantine
President Rodrigo Duterte is adamant that the Inter-Agency would not remove checkpoints that have restricted movement of people, vehicle and cargo during the lockdown.
House committee on transportation chair and Samar Rep. Edgar Sarmiento is pushing for modified lockdown and creation of “COVID-free zones” after the April 14 deadline of the Enhance Community Quarantine (ECQ) policy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
President Rodrigo Duterte is fed up with human rights lawyer Chel Diokno who has criticized him for using the virus lockdown to further his oppression.
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año is not in favor of extending the enhance community quarantine beyond its scheduled lifting on April 13.