What Duterte Said in His Weekly Speech (Jan. 25)

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, Jan. 25.

  • Duterte says he can no longer stop people from going out. He says he might only use "draconian measures" when people are already "dying on the streets."
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  • Duterte says he hopes the country's COVID-19 tally will not reach millions otherwise the Philippines will be in "serious trouble."
  • Duterte says he is compelled to defer implementation of the IATF's decision allowing 10-14-year-olds to go out of their homes by Feb 1.
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  • Duterte names government officials linked to various misconduct.
  • Duterte tells the National Bureau of Investigation to go after individuals using names of Cabinet officials for corrupt activities.
  • COVID-19 vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. says the government is already "on the peak" of preparations for the country's mass immunization program.
  • Galvez says the Philippines can secure COVID-19 vaccines, including those produced by drugmakers Pfizer and Moderna.
  • Health Sec. Francisco Duque III says the IATF will meet Tuesday to discuss quarantine classifications for February.
  • Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana says while the importation of COVID-19 vaccines is important, greater focus should be given on the rollout.
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