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Roque: We don t expect anything positive about government from Robredo

"She can say all the negative things about the administration, but people still support the president," Roque added......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarSep 16th, 2020

Robredo cites gov’t data showing COVID-19 response is not working

Vice President and opposition leader Leni Robredo on Sunday pointed at government data to prove her claim that it’s doing something wrong in its response to the coronavirus pandemic. Vice-President Leni Robredo (OVP / Facebook / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) “Iyong datos—at ang datos galing sa pamahalaan—iyong datos ang ating basehan kung bakit natin sinasabi na kung ano iyong ginagawa natin ngayon, hindi siya nagwo-work,” she said on her radio show. Robredo reiterated her call on the administration to reassess its policies and improve in areas where lapses have been committed following the request of frontline health workers to revive strict lockdowns in Metro Manila and its adjacent regions. The vice president said the medical community’s appeal for comprehensive strategy against COVID-19 is a valid request that should be seriously considered. “Iyong lahat na punto nila, halimbawa na lang sinasabi nila na ‘iyong ginagawa natin ngayon is not working.’ Iyon din iyong punto ko, eh. Na hindi working iyong ginagawa natin ngayon kasi pataas nga nang pataas iyong bilang,” she said. As of August 1, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 4,963 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of coronavirus infections in the country to 98,232. “Ito nga 98,000, validated lang dahil iyong for validation pa, kung hindi ako nagkakamali, nasa mga 37,000, 38,000 pa. Ito iyong discrepancy. So kapag dinagdag mo pa iyon, talagang unimaginable na iyong numbers natin,” she said. Robredo also cited the data from tracing czar Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong that showed only four of over 600 local government units have contract tracing capability. For each positive COVID-19 case, only eight persons are being traced on the average instead of the standard of 37, she said.“Iyong ina-announce na so much number of contact tracers, na 52,000 yata—52,000 na iyong na-hire, pero ang sabi ng WHO, dapat ang ideal para sa atin 132,000 iyong ma-hire na contact tracers,” Robredo added.She said the Philippines is now conducting 30,000 tests for coronavirus per day, but she noted it took the government two months to meet its target daily testing capacity in May.The vice president said she was surprised with the “mass recovery adjustment” after the DOH reported a record-high in recoveries of COVID-19 patients at 38,075.Robredo asserted the DOH must inform the public before changing its data system. “Kung magpapalit ng definition, kung magpapalit ng protocols, baka mas maganda na ina-announce iyon sa tao bago makita iyong numero kasi talagang nagulat lahat. Tapos ang pinaka-mahirap, pagkatapos noong one-time-big-time na isang araw, the following day balik sa dati,” she said......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Palace refutes Robredo over COVID response

Malacañang has been transparent about the government response to the coronavirus disease 2019 crisis, presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

Rody to still study Anti-Terror bill — Palace

Malacanang on Monday said that they expect the Anti-Terror bill to be presented to President Rodrigo Duterte sometime this week, saying that the President is still waiting for all the inputs of concerned government agencies. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said that the President has 30 days to study the bill before making any decision on […] The post Rody to still study Anti-Terror bill — Palace appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2020

Robredo urges employers to consider work-from-home scheme

Vice President Leni Robredo has appealed to the government and the private sector to consider implementing a work-from-home scheme as the number of people who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 in the country increased......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2020

Rody won& rsquo;t quit; vows to rid graft in his last 2 yrs.

Despite his frustrations over corruption in the government, President Rodrigo Duterte will not actually resign, his spokesperson Harry Roque said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

Robredo to government: Come up with vaccine distribution plan

Vice President Leni Robredo has urged the government to immediately come up with a plan on the distribution of vaccine against COVID-19 in the country once it becomes available......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

We don’t want gov’t to fail, because it’s all of us who will suffer and die — Robredo

  MANILA, Philippines — Contrary to administration supporters’ mindset that opposition groups are out to undermine and destroy the government, Vice President Leni Robredo clarified that they do not want such a scenario because it would gravely affect the Filipinos. In another public address about the government’s COVID-19 response on Monday, Robredo explained that what […] The post We don’t want gov’t to fail, because it’s all of us who will suffer and die — Robredo appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 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

Palasyo sa LGUs: Sumunod sa IATF Undas guidelines

Manila, Philippines – Pinaalalahanan ng Malakanyang ang  local government units na isara ang lahat ng sementeryo at columbarium mula Oktubre 29 hanggang Nobyembre 4 gaya nang ipinag-utos ng Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. Ito’y upang maiwasan na kumalat ang COVID-19. Ang pahayag na ito ni Presidential spokesman Harry Roque […] The post Palasyo sa LGUs: Sumunod sa IATF Undas guidelines appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

‘Suspend data privacy law, let jeeps run again’

Business groups have urged the government to suspend the Data Privacy Act to better trace coronavirus-positive individuals and encourage them to disclose their status, and increase public transport capacity by allowing jeepneys to resume operations. In an interview on Thursday, Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport) President Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr. believed spending billions on contact-tracing efforts […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

Malacañang: COVID-19 pandemic should not be used to push for election postponement

“The holding of elections is a public service that the government must ensure to deliver,” Roque said, as he stressed that postponing it would not sit well with the public......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

No let-up in PhilHealth probe, says Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration would catch corrupt officials at the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) contrary to claims that the issue is being set aside by the government, Malacañang said Friday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque assured the public that erring officials at the state insurer are not yet off the hook, after the hashtag “Don’t […] The post No let-up in PhilHealth probe, says Palace appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

Gov t requires facility isolation for mild, asymptomatic COVID-19 patients

The government’s inter-agency task force (IATF) approved this directiv on COVID-19, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement Thursday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

‘More can be done than just wait for vaccine’

There is more to do in the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic than just wait for a vaccine to become available and spray pesticide over the country, Vice President Leni Robredo said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 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

PH keeps tightened virus curbs

As the number of positive cases in the country continues to rise, President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to retain the one-meter physical distancing for public transportation while Metro Manila mayors establish guidelines for cemetery visits following the government order to close all memorial parks and columbariums nationwide during Undas as a precaution against the pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 19th, 2020

US Marine whom Duterte pardoned over Laude killing to be discharged from service

"That's a decision of the US government," Roque, a former lawyer of the Laude family, said at a press briefing when asked to react to the BenarNews report......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 17th, 2020

Robredo: I need to criticize the gov’t

  BY RAYMUND F. ANTONIO Vice President Leni Robredo believes it would be a disservice to the Filipino people if she chooses to be quiet about the government’s shortcomings in its response efforts to the coronavirus pandemic. Robredo said she has a basic right to criticize the administration on how it handles the health crisis […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020

Want Rody’s SALN? Seek other avenues, says Palace

Malacañang on Wednesday urged parties requesting for President Rodrigo Duterte’s asset statements to “pursue further avenues” to acquire the document after multiple requests for such had been reportedly rejected by government offices. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said there are many ways under existing laws to request for Duterte’s Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth […] The post Want Rody’s SALN? Seek other avenues, says Palace appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020

More pregnant women in Iloilo infected with coronavirus

  BY TARA YAP     ILOILO CITY – The local government of this city has revealed that more pregnant women are getting infected with coronavirus. Jeck Conlu, spokesman of the city government on COVID-19, said that at least nine pregnant women have tested positive in results released Monday. Conlu said that Taft North village […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020