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What Duterte Said in His Weekly Address (Nov. 10)

Here's a running account of the weekly speech.
by Arianne Merez
Nov 10, 2020
Photo/s: Presidential Photo

Here's what President Rodrigo Duterte said in his weekly address to the nation. This one was aired on Tuesday (Nov. 10).

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  • President Duterte asked his Cabinet officials to report on their projects.
  • Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez said the Philippines should manage risks instead of trying to avoid them to help the economy recover.
  • Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said more service-oriented industries were allowed to reopen to provide more jobs to Filipinos.
  • Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista said 9,878 families or some 39,000 individuals are still in evacuation centers, more than a week since Super Typhoon Rolly devastated parts of Luzon.
  • "Nandito na ang bakuna," President Duterte declares.
  • Duterte says he was told by Finance Secretary Dominguez that the government can borrow $300 million for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Duterte says: "Hindi na talaga nakakatakot ang COVID."
  • "The vaccine is there. There is hope for mankind," the President says.
  • Duterte warns corrupt government officials that he "will expose them to the public."
  • Duterte names government officials from the Bureau of Immigration and the Department of Public Works and Highways linked to corruption.
  • Duterte tells government officials: "Do not ever think that you are indispensable."
  • Duterte says he is willing to give P50,000 to P100,000 to casual government employees who can provide information about illegal government contracts.
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