Several months into the global health emergency, President Duterte has finally realized the importance of affordable coronavirus tests.
The President, in televised address on December 8, pushed for cheaper testing to detect people suffering with the coronavirus infection. He further asked authorities to study giving free COVID test in government health facilities.
The president’s latest remark on COVID testing caught former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s attention. The former lawmaker mocked Duterte’s late “lightbulb moment” about the significance of COVID testing.
“Ten months into the pandemic, duterte had a lightbulb moment…” he said, sharing a screenshot of the ANCALERTS tweet on the President’s comment.