Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is fed up with President Duterte’s alleged weekly “bolahan” when he address the nation.

Tama na bolahan, katangahan! Trillanes demands Duterte to show plan vs COVID

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Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is fed up with President Duterte’s alleged weekly “bolahan” when he address the nation.

A seething Trillanes asked Duterte to present the government’s plan to contain the coronavirus outbreak after cases of infections soared past 200,000.

“WE DEMAND A PLAN! Malala na ang pandemic, lugmok pa ang ekonomiya. Di na pwede ang once-a-week bolahan/katangahan na ginagawa nyo. Bwisit na!” he tweeted.

Trillanes, in another tweet, said the Philippines is still stuck with “survival of the fittest” in the face of the outbreak while other countries have managed to contain the virus spread. He used the hashtag #UnfitToGovern in his latest critique of the President.

“Honestly, ask yourself, does duterte have a plan to address the worsening pandemic?” he said.

“Other countries have already contained the virus and are now focusing on economic recovery. Tayo, survival of the fittest pa rin. #UnfitToGovern,” he said.

As of August 27, the country’s cases of coronavirus rose to 205,581 while death rate jumped to 3,234.

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Duterte explains reason for refusing to wear face mask: ‘Hindi ako holdaper’

By Prince Golez

“Hindi ako holdaper.”

President Rodrigo Duterte had this to say to critics who faulted him for rarely wearing a face mask.

“I’ve been criticized. Tama kayo na ito si Duterte nagsasalita, hindi naman sinusunod, tama kayo, na hindi naman nagma-mask, tama kayo,” Duterte said in his televised speech Wednesday.

Speaking with a mask on can be uncomfortable, according to the Chief Executive.

“Eh hindi ako holdaper na sanay magsalita nitong naka (face mask) kaya tinatanggal ko.

“I run the risk of baka ako madali rin, may vice president man, siya na ang susunod. Wala tayong magawa,” he furthered.

Duterte orders governors, mayors to distribute free face masks

By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday directed local chief executives to distribute free face masks among the poor to protect them against the coronavirus disease.

“I leave it to the governor, mayor, barangay captain. Yung mga tao na walang-wala talaga, hindi makabili (ng face mask). Ang iba nga walang pagkain, hindi makabili ng ulam,” Duterte said in his weekly public address.

The Chief Executive said he requires the provincial and local governments to give out free masks to their constituents.

“Kung ayaw niyong gawin niyan ako ang magdala sa lugar ninyo. I will go to the City Hall at ibigay ko yung (face masks).

“Ayaw mo magbili, ako ang magdeliver. Ibigay mo sa mga tao. Ayaw mo gumastos, ako ang gagstos. I hope that does not really happen,” he also said.



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