Duterte worried about military’s safety from COVID-19 threat

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President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his desire to visit military camps nationwide to personally check the condition of soldiers. He announced this in his scheduled televised public address to report on the government’s COVID-19 response efforts.

The Philippine Navy announced last week that Duterte was invited to attend the christening and commissioning of BRP Jose Rizal, the country’s first missile-frigate.

Spokesman Harry Roque clarified that the Presidential Security Group (PSG) still needs to give its approval before Duterte can visit any military camps in the country.

“Wala pa po. Nakikipagtawaran muna sa PSG para siya ay payagan.”

[There’s no schedule yet. He has yet to negotiate with the PSG so he can be allowed to visit military camps.]

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.