What Duterte Said in His Weekly Speech (Feb. 1)

Here's a recap of the President's weekly address.
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Here's a recap of what President Rodrigo Duterte said in his weekly speech to the nation. This one was delivered on Monday, Feb. 1.

  • Duterte says the ASEAN is not as powerful as the European Union while discussing the British-made AstraZeneca vaccine.
  • CONTEXT: AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine is Cheap, Can Keep in Normal Refrigerator 
  • Duterte says the Philippine economy would have been fine if not for the pandemic.
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  • Duterte says the government is doing its best to "keep us afloat."
  • Duterte tells Health Sec. Francisco Duque III: "Do not be discouraged."
  • Duterte mentions quarantine classifications for the month of February.
  • CONTEXT: Metro Manila Remains Under GCQ in February
  • Duterte names government officials linked to various misdeeds.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. says the government has signed term sheets with seven manufacturers and is expecting to acquire some 146 to 148 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. This, he says, is on top of over 40 million vaccine doses from the COVAX facility.
  • CONTEXT: Vaccine coverage from Reportr.World
  • Finance Sec. Carlos Dominguez III says among the ways the government will funds its COVID-19 immunization campaign are via a multilateral approach, partnerships, and through the global vaccine access facility COVAX.
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