COVID-19 THREAT VS. DUTERTE: Short speech, aborted Boracay visit


President Rodrigo Duterte, Instead of delivering his usual long speech with offhand remarks, on Wednesday read his short prepared speech in Malacanang amid the government’s efforts to reduce the risk of spreading the Covid-19.

As a precautionary measure, Duterte will also abort his scheduled visit to Boracay Island today, March 12.

At the start of his speech, he explained that he was told to heed the advisory of the Department of Health (DOH) to avoid organizing or joining events that draw huge crowds in a bid to contain the spread of the disease.

Colonel Sara DuterteCONFIRMED.  Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara “Inday” Duterte stands up as her name was called during her confirmation as colonel of the Philippine Army Reserve Command by the Commission on Appointment at the Philippine Senate in Pasay City on Wednesday (March 11, 2020).  Sara became reservist of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in 2008.

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