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Robredo hits Palace, Antiporda for remarks vs. experts

Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday threw her support behind the country's experts and scientists after government said they should not publicize their quarantine recommendations, as well as being called "bayaran" by an environment official. .....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarOct 18th, 2020

Robredo hits Roque’s gag request to Octa Research Group

The Duterte administration wants the Octa Research Group to stop publicizing their recommendations on the pandemic response because of its intention not to follow them, Vice President Leni Robredo said on Sunday. Vice-President Leni Robredo (OVP / Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) “Ang nakikita ko lang na dahilan kung bakit ililihim, hindi susundin iyong datos, iyong pagdedesisyon hindi nakasunod sa datos (The only reason I see why it must be hidden is that they won’t follow the data, they would decide not based on data),” she said during her weekly radio show.According to Robredo, it would be better for experts from the group to make public their research instead of just communicating it to the government in private.“For the benefit of everyone na alam ng tao kung ano iyong mga resulta ng research (the people should know the result of the research),” she asserted.The vice president disagreed with Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque who discouraged the local research group from publicizing their recommendations on placing areas under strict lockdown to avoid confusion.The Octa Research team, composed primarily of faculty members and alumni of the University of the Philippines and the University of Santo Tomas, has been regularly issuing reports on the COVID-19 situation nationwide.Roque said the group does not have the same number of experts working with the Inter-agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).“I wish they would refrain from making these recommendations publicly,” he said.His statement came after the Octa team recommended to implement stricter lockdown measures in Bauan, Batangas; Calbayog, Western Samar; and General Trias, Cavite due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.   These places were not being mentioned by the IATF......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Palace hits Robredo for urging calm on water deals

Malacañang yesterday chided Vice President Leni Robredo for urging the administration to be calmer when dealing with the issues surrounding the water concession deals, saying she should not touch on things beyond her competence......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2019

Robredo hits Duterte s disappointing, irresponsible remarks on arbitral ruling

Vice President Leni Robredo has expressed dismay over the pronouncement of President Rodrigo Duterte to "set aside the arbitral ruling to pursue joint exploration with China......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 12th, 2019

Palace hits interference by UN rights experts

Malacañang yesterday rejected a call for an independent United Nations probe into the alleged human rights violations in the Philippines, saying it “smacks of unpardonable intrusions on our sovereignty.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2019

Robredo's remarks made it appear Duterte wants to declare martial law —Palace - GMA News

Robredo's remarks made it appear Duterte wants to declare martial law —Palace - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 27th, 2016

Robredo hits Cayetano for offensive remarks

Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo of the Liberal Party resented claims of defeated vice presidential candidate and Sen. Alan Cayetano that the LP is behind destabilization moves against the Duterte administration. Robredo, the partyâ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 15th, 2016

Palace shuns new OCTA report: We re not completely reliant on Red Cross

Government on Tuesday rejected anew a report by an independent group of experts studying the coronavirus crisis in the country, this time detailing how isolation and contact tracing efforts have been crippled due to a halt in tests run by the Philippine Red Cross......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

Robredo defends UP experts

Robredo defends UP experts.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Palace tells UP, UST experts to stop publicizing quarantine status recommendations

Malacañang on Tuesday said a group of experts from universities should refrain from publicizing their recommendations on quarantine classifications in the country to avoid preempting government from making decisions. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Palace thanks Robredo for praising Duterte s UN speech, dismisses China propaganda concerns

"We thank her for the praise, but we leave it to the president on how to proceed, henceforth, because the president is the chief architect of foreign policy," presidential spokesman Harry Roque said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 28th, 2020

Ex-DFA chief hits back at Palace man

Former Foreign Affairs secretary Albert del Rosario on Friday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to seek the support of other countries to pressure China into complying with the 2016 ruling of a UN tribunal that invalidated Beijing’s excessive claims in the South China Sea in favor of the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

Palace to Leni: Seek COVID-19 solution and you’ll be president

The Palace on Tuesday dared Vice President Leni Robredo to come up with a solution to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying she might become the country’s top leader if she has one. In a televised briefing, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said this as he asked Robredo to open her eyes and ears to the administration’s efforts […] The post Palace to Leni: Seek COVID-19 solution and you’ll be president appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2020

Vice President ‘playing deaf’ on COVID-19 reporting – Palace

Malacañang yesterday accused Vice President Leni Robredo of “playing blind and deaf” to its reporting of updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and urged her to suggest things that the administration is not yet doing......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2020

Palace: Duterte to respect findings of PhilHealth probe panel

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks about Health Secretary Francisco Duque III won't affect the findings of the task force......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2020

Stay vigilant vs COVID-19, Robredo urges public

While she is hopeful about the country’s decreasing coronavirus cases, Vice President Leni Robredo said this should not be a reason for Filipinos to be complacent and they must continue to be vigilant against COVID-19. Vice-President Leni Robredo (OVP / Facebook / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Robredo, in a Facebook post, said the people must maintain all the necessary precautionary measures and health protocols despite the improving COVID-19 situation. These include wearing face masks and face shields, frequent hand washing, and maintaining physical distancing from each other in public places. “While the numbers give us hope, this is no time to relax or be complacent,” the opposition leader said. ”Let us also pray fervently that all who are sick and those afflicted by the virus will get well soon and that our frontliners will be cloaked in the mantle of protection,” she added. “Kaya natin ‘to (We can do this),” Robredo stressed. The vice president issued a reminder to the public as the country has started to flatten the curve with the low number of COVID-19 cases’ reproduction number. The latest Department of Health (DOH) data showed the reproduction number was below 0.9. Robredo believed the current downward trend is the end result of the two-week modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) that was implemented in Metro Manila and nearby provinces last month. “Our medical experts were right to demand for a two-week MECQ. We’re seeing the fruits of that now,” she said......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Palace: Robredo P5K aid proposal for poor not feasible

Malacañang yesterday rejected Vice President Leni Robredo’s suggestion that 10 million poor families be given a monthly cash aid of P5,000 each for four months, saying the government does not have enough funds for it......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 28th, 2020

Palace: No money for P5-K monthly cash aid suggested by Robredo

Malacañang on Thursday rejected Vice President Leni Robredo's suggestion to give monthly aid of P5,000 to the 10 million poorest families in the country amid the COVID-19 crisis......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 27th, 2020

New quarantine classifications to be announced on July 30 — Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to announce on Thursday the updated quarantine classifications of areas, a day after the number of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases breached 85,000 as predicted by experts......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2020

Palace hits opposition for criticizing govt s pandemic response

Malacañang Tuesday lashed back at critics of the government's pandemic response as it maintained that the number of infections in the country is not yet alarming......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 28th, 2020

Palace: 40,000 cases off mark; experts disagree

A Palace spokesman on Tuesday crowed that the country has defined a University of the Philippines prediction that there would be 40,000 COVID-19 infections by the end of June......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020