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What Duterte Said in His Weekly Speech (Dec. 21)

Here's a recap of the President's weekly address.
by The reportr team
Dec 21, 2020
Photo/s: Presidential Photo

Here's a recap of what President Rodrigo Duterte said in his weekly speech to the nation. This one was delivered on Monday, Dec. 21.

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  • Duterte says he's in his hometown, Davao City, to spend Christmas with family.
  • Duterte said he saw the viral police shooting. "Isa lang tong klaseng pulis na to. May sakit ito sa utak. I'm just wondering why he was able to, nakalusot sa neuro."
  • "You do it right I'm with you. You do it wrong, there's hell to pay.... Ang akin dito, do your duty enforce the law. Your actions must be in accordance to the law..."
  • "Hoy kayong mga pulis ha mahal ko kayo kasi nagtatrabaho kayo... Pero kayo may mga sakit may mga topak, I'm sure by now he should not be allowed to go out because double murder yun e..."
  • CONTEXTPoliceman Shoots Dead Mother and Son, Stirs Debate on Killings, Violence
  • "Nakuha sa TV pati ako napanganga. That's unfair and brutal masyado..."
  • "Usually itong pulis you tend to exhibit your authority even in matters not related to police work..."
  • "Ikulong nyo yun, wag nyo bitawan ang y*** na yan."
  • Police in viral shooting, Corporal Nuesca, charged with double murder, said Interior Sec Ano. He is under police custody. "Sisiguradahin namin na hindi ito makakatakas at mai-serve ang justice."
  • "This is an isolated incident and we do not tolerate ang ganitong gawain ng pulis," Ano said.
  • Duterte talks vaccines: "Itong COVID napagusapan na natin to... I said I only delegate to one person, there can be so many negotiations, walang problema. At the end of the day your documents must pass the standard set by Gen. Galvez... Basta sa kanya lahat, presyo, kung anong medisina... I am not partial to any, but maraming mga bayan na may puso sa kapwa nila tao and we will, one of these days see the results of their endeavor to help us... "
  • CONTEXT: Got COVID Vaccine Questions? Here are Expert Answers
  • Duterte reminds the public to follow health protocols. "Isang Pasko lang hinihingi ko on behalf of the nation, walang magandang lalake dito kung may COVID ka..."
  • "Remember again, umpisa na tayo, I'll just lay the predicate, ano na ba sitwasyon natin? Makakuha ba tayo ng bakuna o hindi?" Duterte turns mic to Sec. Galvez.
  • Vaccine contracts could be "finished" as early as December, Galvez said.
  • Galvez cites impact of Duterte's statements on vaccine equity on the international stage.
  • CONTEXT: Duterte UN Speech: Poor Nations Must Get Vaccine Access
  • Vaccine procurement will be "flexible" and do away with cash advance, Galvez said, citing Novovax.
  • Dec. 28 or 29, Astra Zeneca deal could be signed, for 20 million doses (10 million for LGU, 10 million for private sector). Total 60 million doses for second and third quarter 2021 if deals signed in December.
  • Health Sec. Francisco Duque gives update on COVID cases. Total cases 461,505 as of Dec. 21, including 1,721 new cases mostly from NCR. Active cases at 23,341 or 5.06% of total.
  • Testing labs must be "fully operational" through holidays. Duque addressed local authorities: "Doblehin po ang pag-iingat sa mga lolo at lola." The elderly are at higher risk of severe COVID-19, research has shown.
  • Duterte explains why he is against firecrackers: "Why would I allow a product that is a hazard to health and life?"
  • Duterte asks communist rebels where they get their homemade explosives; says there should be tighter rules concerning rebels who use landmines.
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