Close  

Robredo: Periodic assessment better than a state of calamity until 2021

/ 06:10 PM September 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo believes it would be better for the government to make periodic assessments of the country’s fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic than extend the declaration of a state of calamity in the entire country until 2021.

“Sa panahon ng krisis, inaasahan natin na kailangan ng deklarasyon na ito…Pero hindi ko lang alam kung ano iyong basehan na hanggang 2021. Sana ano na lang, parang may periodic sana na pag-assess. May periodic sanang pag-assess kung kinakailangan pa,” Robredo said Sunday during her weekly radio program.

ADVERTISEMENT

Robredo said this after President Duterte extended the state of calamity for one more year due to the ongoing health crisis. The declaration will be effective until September 12, 2021, “unless earlier lifted or extended as circumstances may warrant.”

“Kasi gusto bang sabihin na ganoon katagal iyong emergency situation natin? Kasi kung ganoon katagal, parang nakakatakot para sa atin,” Robredo added.

FEATURED STORIES

As of Sunday, the country has a total of 286,743 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 229,865 recoveries and 4,984 deaths.

/MUF

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: COVID-19, Leni Robredo, Malacañanf, Outbreak, pandemic, Philippines, State of Calamity
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.