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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday told his people they should use gasoline as a disinfectant for protective face masks - and ...Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday told his people they should use gasoline as a disinfectant for protective face masks - and ...

Philippines' Duterte recommends petrol to clean face masks, says 'not joking' - CNA

MANILA (REUTERS) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday (July 31) told his people they should use gasoline as a disinfectant for protective face masks - and stressed that his advice was not a joke.. Read more at straitstimes.com.SE Asia News -MANILA (REUTERS) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday (July 31) told his people they should use gasoline as a disinfectant for protective face masks - and stressed that his

'I'm not joking': Philippine President Duterte recommends petrol to clean face masks, SE Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Maintaining amicable ties with the Philippines has become equally important to the US and China as tensions rise.Maintaining amicable ties with the Philippines has become equally important to the US and China as tensions rise.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday extended novel coronavirus restrictions in the capital, Manila, until mid-August and said the country would be given priority in supplies if China made a breakthrough with a vaccine. The Philippines this month recorded Southeast Asia's biggest dailyPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday extended novel coronavirus restrictions in the capital, Manila, until mid-August and said the country would be given priority in supplies if China made a breakthrough with a vaccine. The Philippines this month recorded Southeast Asia's biggest daily

Philippines extends coronavirus restrictions, makes vaccine pledge

MANILA – Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez on Saturday reiterated the mindset of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to revive the economy while fighting the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Amid the call of medical groups to place...MANILA – Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez on Saturday reiterated the mindset of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to revive the economy while fighting the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Amid the call of medical groups to place...

No return to ECQ but address health workers’ concerns: Lopez | Philippine News Agency

President Dutertes foreign policy in his State of the Nation last July 7 was brief. It was also concise because he admitted that while we have contentious claims in the South China Sea, the truth is, China is in possession of many of the islands.President Dutertes foreign policy in his State of the Nation last July 7 was brief. It was also concise because he admitted that while we have contentious claims in the South China Sea, the truth is, China is in possession of many of the islands.

Duterte clarifies his foreign policy - Manila Standard

MALACAÑANG on Saturday rejected the medical community’s call to return Metro Manila to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) while the country recalibrated its strategies against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. In a statement, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. acknowledged that the present general community quarantine (GCQ) classification over Metro Manila has been a subject of […]

Palace rejects frontliners' call for 'timeout' – The Manila Times

MANILA, July 31 — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte today extended coronavirus restrictions in the capital Manila until mid-August and said the South-east Asian country would be given priority by China if supplies of a vaccine became available. The Philippines this month recorded South-east...MANILA, July 31 — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte today extended coronavirus restrictions in the capital Manila until mid-August and said the South-east Asian country would be given priority by China if supplies of a vaccine became available. The Philippines this month recorded South-east...

Philippines extends virus restrictions, makes vaccine pledge | World | Malay Mail

The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has again suggested people use petrol to disinfect their face masks, despite repeated warnings by experts and health officials not to do so. Mr Duterte made the comment during a national address on Friday as his country reported a new record 4,063 coronavirus infections, making it the worst-affected Southeast Asian nation forThe president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has again suggested people use petrol to disinfect their face masks, despite repeated warnings by experts and health officials not to do so. Mr

Philippines president Duterte tells citizens to clean masks with petrol: ‘I’m not joking’ | The Independent

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Has anyone else noticed a strong correlation between “countries where Covid-19 misinformation proliferates readily” and “countries with strong autocratic tendencies”? Maybe it’s just the fumes getting to me, but I’m pretty sure Rodrigo Duterte told the 106 million Filipinos he ostensibly governs to huff gasoline.Has anyone else noticed a strong correlation between “countries where Covid-19 misinformation proliferates readily” and “countries with strong autocratic tendencies”? Maybe it’s just the fumes getting to me, but I’m pretty sure Rodrigo Duterte told the 106 million Filipinos he ostensibly governs to huff gasoline.

We Shouldn't Have to Say This But Gasoline Isn't a Disinfectant

Has anyone else noticed a strong correlation between “countries where Covid-19 misinformation proliferates readily” and “countries with strong autocratic tendencies”? Maybe it’s just the fumes getting to me, but I’m pretty sure Rodrigo Duterte told the 106 million Filipinos he ostensibly governs to huff gasoline.

We Shouldn't Have to Say This But Gasoline Isn't a Disinfectant

MANILA: Dozens of doctors’ groups on Saturday warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged and hospitals turned away patients. Eighty medical associations representing tens of thousands of doctors signed the open letter, a day after the country posted a record single-dayMANILA: Dozens of doctors’ groups on Saturday warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged and

Philippines losing coronavirus war, doctors warn Duterte | Arab News

The Philippines' leader doubled down on earlier claims - despite officials saying he was wrong.The Philippines' leader doubled down on earlier claims - despite officials saying he was wrong.

Rodrigo Duterte: 'I'm not joking - clean masks with petrol' - BBC News

Political science professor Aries Arugay told the Washington Post Duterte's government was a "one-trick pony."Political science professor Aries Arugay told the Washington Post Duterte's government was a "one-trick pony."

Philippines' police arrested 76,000 people for breaching lockdown - Business Insider

President Rodrigo Duterte has doubled down on the suggestion after giving the shock instruction last week. He has insisted 'I am not joking' after repeating the claim on Friday.President Rodrigo Duterte has doubled down on the suggestion after giving the shock instruction last week. He has insisted 'I am not joking' after repeating the claim on Friday.

Philippines president tells poor people they can 'use petrol as a disinfectant' - Daily Star

Roque only said that the comments will be accepted but did not directly state if Mega Manila will be placed under ECQ as recommended.Roque only said that the comments will be accepted but did not directly state if Mega Manila will be placed under ECQ as recommended.

Duterte directs COVID-19 task force to act on ECQ call in Mega Manila | Philstar.com

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MANILA - As frontliners appealed for the government to revert Metro Manila into stricter lockdown protocols amid the rise in coronavirus cases, Malacanang on Saturday said that such measures have already 'served their purpose' in the past.  MANILA - As frontliners appealed for the government to revert Metro Manila into stricter lockdown protocols amid the rise in coronavirus cases, Malacanang on Saturday said that such measures have already 'served their purpose' in the past. 

On medical groups' appeal, Palace says ECQ in Metro Manila already 'served purpose' | ABS-CBN News

Global report: Philippines 'losing battle' as WHO records biggest jump in Covid-19 cases | Coronavirus outbreak | The GuardianFilipino medics plead for lockdown as health system teeters; US suffers deadliest month; South Korea arrest sect leader

Global report: Philippines 'losing battle' as WHO records biggest jump in Covid-19 cases | Coronavirus outbreak | The Guardian

PHILIPPINES’ President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered citizens to disinfect coronavirus masks with petrol if they can’t use alcohol. It’s the second time he has made the remarks but last week official…

Philippines' president Rodrigo Duterte orders citizens to disinfect face masks with PETROL if they can't get alcohol

MANILA (Reuters) - More than a million Philippine doctors and nurses, saying the country was losing the fight against COVID-19, urged President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday to reimpose strict lockdown in and around Manila. In the largest call yet from medical experts to contain the virus, 80 groups representing 80,000 doctors and a million nurses, warned of a collapse of the healthcare system from soaring infections of the new coronavirus without tighter controls in the capital and nearby provinces. The Philippines on Friday recorded its biggest daily jump in new cases for a second successive day, with 4,063 infections. Our health workers are burnt out with seemingly endless number of patients trooping to our hospitals for emergency care and admission, the group, led by the Philippine College of Physicians, said in a letter to the president. We are waging a losing battle against COVID-19, it added. The presidential palace said it will include input from stakeholders in future meetings of the coronavirus task force but that community quarantine alone was insufficient. The palace understands the delicate balancing act between public health and the economic health of the nation, Duterte spokesman Harry Roque said in a statement. In mid-March, Duterte imposed one of the world's longest and strictest lockdown in the capital and other provinces to combat the virus. In an effort to revive the economy, restrictions were eased in June, allowing freer movement of people and the reopening of some businesses. But infections have since jumped fivefold to 93,354, with deaths more than doubling to 2,023. Healthcare workers, including microbiologists, infectious disease and public health experts, paediatricians and nurses, called for a two-week lockdown in the capital and provinces south of it until mid-August. The capital region and nearby provinces account for two-thirds of the Philippine economy, among the fastest-growing in Asia before the pandemic. (Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by William Mallard)MANILA (Reuters) - More than a million Philippine doctors and nurses, saying the country was losing the fight against COVID-19, urged President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday to reimpose strict lockdown in and around Manila. In the largest call yet from medical experts to contain the virus, 80 groups representing 80,000 doctors and a million nurses, warned of a collapse of the healthcare system from soaring infections of the new coronavirus without tighter controls in the capital and nearby provinces. The Philippines on Friday recorded its biggest daily jump in new cases for a second successive day, with 4,063 infections. "Our health workers are burnt out with seemingly endless number of patients trooping to our hospitals for emergency care and admission," the group, led by the Philippine College of Physicians, said in a letter to the president. "We are waging a losing battle against COVID-19," it added. The presidential palace said it will include input from stakeholders in future meetings of the coronavirus task force but that community quarantine alone was insufficient. "The palace understands the delicate balancing act between public health and the economic health of the nation," Duterte spokesman Harry Roque said in a statement. In mid-March, Duterte imposed one of the world's longest and strictest lockdown in the capital and other provinces to combat the virus. In an effort to revive the economy, restrictions were eased in June, allowing freer movement of people and the reopening of some businesses. But infections have since jumped fivefold to 93,354, with deaths more than doubling to 2,023. Healthcare workers, including microbiologists, infectious disease and public health experts, paediatricians and nurses, called for a two-week lockdown in the capital and provinces south of it until mid-August. The capital region and nearby provinces account for two-thirds of the Philippine economy, among the fastest-growing in Asia before the pandemic. (Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by William Mallard)

"Before we even begin to take the President's plan seriously, he should fire [Health Secretary Francisco] Duque. His proposals to address COVID rings hollow and empty when he condones incompetence and corruption," Senator Francis Pangilinan said in a message."Before we even begin to take the President's plan seriously, he should fire [Health Secretary Francisco] Duque. His proposals to address COVID rings hollow and empty when he condones incompetence and corruption," Senator Francis Pangilinan said in a message.

Duterte‘s COVID-19 plan rings hollow if Duque stays — Kiko Pangilinan

P20B budget eyed for free COVID-19 vaccination program | BusinessWorld

The Philippines reported Southeast Asia’s biggest daily jump in new coronavirus cases for a second straight day on Friday.The Philippines reported Southeast Asia’s biggest daily jump in new coronavirus cases for a second straight day on Friday.

‘Normality will return in December’: Duterte extends coronavirus curbs in Philippines — RT Newsline

The strongman leader's coronavirus TV addresses have reportedly had to be edited for coherence by his team.The strongman leader's coronavirus TV addresses have reportedly had to be edited for coherence by his team.

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte tells poor to use petrol as disinfectant | Metro News

President Rodrigo Duterte says cases of the virus remain too high for restrictions to be eased.President Rodrigo Duterte says cases of the virus remain too high for restrictions to be eased.

'Endure some more': Philippines extends coronavirus lockdown | Coronavirus pandemic News | Al Jazeera

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New findings from the Octa research group of experts show a continued surge in cases and strain in critical care facilities if quarantine restrictions are not effectively implemented by the government New findings from the Octa research group of experts show a continued surge in cases and strain in critical care facilities if quarantine restrictions are not effectively implemented by the government

President Rodrigo Du­­ter­te extended coronavirus restrictions in the capital until mid-August and said the country would be given priority in supplies if China made a breakthrough with a vaccine.President Rodrigo Du­­ter­te extended coronavirus restrictions in the capital until mid-August and said the country would be given priority in supplies if China made a breakthrough with a vaccine.

Duterte extends virus restrictions | The Star

President Rodrigo Duterte orders the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases, the policy-making body in the government’s COVID-19 response, 'to act on these concerns immediately.' President Rodrigo Duterte orders the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases, the policy-making body in the government’s COVID-19 response, 'to act on these concerns immediately.'

‘Pagod na pagod na kami’: Frontliners appeal for two-week ECQ in Mega Manila amid surge in coronavirus cases

President Rodrigo Duterte is confident that a vaccine will be developed by December. President Rodrigo Duterte is confident that a vaccine will be developed by December.

PH ready to spend ₱20 billion to distribute free COVID-19 vaccines to 20 million people

President Duterte extends coronavirus restrictions in Manila until mid-August.President Duterte extends coronavirus restrictions in Manila until mid-August.

Philippines records new all-time high in Covid-19 cases, Southeast Asia's highest jump for second day - News | Khaleej Times

Senators on Friday urged the government to proceed with caution on its plan to purchase and distribute COVID-19 vaccines once they are available.

Senators warn gov't to 'proceed with caution' in COVID vaccine purchase and distribution plan - Manila Bulletin

Quarantine measures are eased in Cebu City as cases continue to slow down in the Queen City of the SouthQuarantine measures are eased in Cebu City as cases continue to slow down in the Queen City of the South

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Cebu City shifts to GCQ - SUNSTAR

President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Friday (July 31) that he is extending the implementation of general community quarantine(GCQ) in Metro Manila starting August 1 to 15.MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Friday (July 31) that he is again extending the implementation of  general community quarantine(GCQ) in Metro Manila starting August 1 to 15. Aside from the National Capital Region, the following areas are also placed under GCQ until August 15: Bulacan Batangas Cavite Laguna Rizal Cebu Province Lapu-Lapu […]

Duterte extends GCQ anew in Metro Manila until August 15 - UNTV News | UNTV News

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The Philippines reported nearly 4,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, a record daily jump in infections for the fourth time this month, just as President Rodrigo Duterte prepared to announce a major shift in his government's COVID-19 response.The Philippines reported nearly 4,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, a record daily jump in infections for the fourth time this month, just as President Rodrigo Duterte prepared to announce a major shift in his government's COVID-19 response.

Philippines sees record jump in COVID-19 cases as govt plans new strategy - Reuters

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday told his people they should use gasoline as a disinfectant for protective face masks and stressed that his advice was not a joke.Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday told his people they should use gasoline as a disinfectant for protective face masks and stressed that his advice was not a joke.

Philippines' Duterte recommends petrol to clean face masks, says 'not joking'

A coronavirus task force said it would impose lockdowns in areas with surging casesA coronavirus task force said it would impose lockdowns in areas with surging cases

Philippines extends COVID-19 restrictions, makes vaccine pledge | Philippines – Gulf News

MANILA — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday told his people they should use gasoline as a disinfectant for protective face masks – and stressed that his advice was not a joke.MANILA — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday told his people they should use gasoline as a disinfectant for protective face masks – and stressed that his advice was not a joke.

‘NOT JOKING’: Philippines’ Duterte recommends harmful way to clean face masks | Canoe

MANILA — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday told his people they should use gasoline as a disinfectant for protective face masks – and stressed that his advice was not a joke.MANILA — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday told his people they should use gasoline as a disinfectant for protective face masks – and stressed that his advice was not a joke.

‘NOT JOKING’: Philippines’ Duterte recommends harmful way to clean face masks | Canoe

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has given his people some terrible advice on disinfecting their protective face masks - and he’s not joking.Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has given his people some terrible advice on disinfecting their protective face masks - and he’s not joking.

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