Malacañang on Thursday questioned the poor ranking of the Philippines in a resilience index published by international financial news source Bloomberg.
In the report, the Philippines only ranked 46th out of 53 countries who were rated for success in curbing the spread of virus with the least amount of social and economic disruption.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, despite admitting that he has not read the report in full, refuses to acknowledge the ranking.
“Tingin ko parang hindi accurate iyan sa aktuwal na nangyari.”
[I think that is not accurate with the actual situation.]
“Bagama’t number 22 na tayo sa buong mundo, hindi naman po tayo nasa absolute top ng in terms of numbers. Bukod po d’yan maliit po ang ating death, mortality rate, at maliit din po iyong mga nagkakasakit ng malala at kritikal,” he said.
[Even through we are 22nd in the whole world, we are not at the absolute top in terms of the number of cases. Aside from that, our death, mortality rate is small, and the number of those who are severely, critically sick is small.]
Roque insisted that the government has handled the pandemic well.