Pres. Duterte remains in Manila during NCR quarantine: Malacanang

Pres. Duterte remains in Manila during NCR quarantine: Malacanang

There is a saying in the maritime profession, that in case of an accident the captain will always go down with the ship.
Amidst the declaration of Philippines of Code Red Sub level-2 , President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved the implementation of a month long  community  quarantine in the entire Metro Manila.

And because of that, Duterte decided to stay in Malacanang during the moth long community quarantine of the National Capital Regon (NCR) to be hands one in overseeing the efforts of government in fighting head on the 2019 novel coronavirus disease(COVID-19).
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It was reported that the President rejected the request of his common-law wife, Honeylet Avanceña, for him to fly back to his home in Davao City, according to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo. 
Duterte, as quoted by Panelo, said: “No, (I won’t return to Davao City). The face of the country is Manila and the President had to be here so I’ll be here.”
The Presidential Spokesperson said the Chief Executive opts to hold a daily meeting with IATF-EID to assess the Covid-19 outbreak in the country.

“The President had to undertake stringent measures because he’s expecting a spike. He wants to see how effective these measures would be,” he said. “All we have to do is really observe protocols, personal hygiene. Keep washing your hands. Distance yourself from the person near you. That’s a very simple task to do.”

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