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No Duterte ‘Talk to the People’ this Wednesday – Palace

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 01:32 PM April 07, 2021
No Duterte 'Talk to the People' this Wednesday – Palace

FILE PHOTO: President Rodrigo Duterte. ROBINSON NIÑAL/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte will not deliver a public address today, April 7, Malacañang said.

“No talk to the people,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque told reporters in a message and did not elaborate.

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Roque added that the President’s “Talk to the People” will be rescheduled to next week. Duterte usually holds his address to the nation on Mondays.

In a separate statement, Roque said the President will not deliver his regular public address “in light of the rising number of active COVID-19 cases.”

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“The physical safety of the President remains our utmost concern,” Roque said.

“In addition, the preparation for the Talk to the People Address entails [staff complement] and we also take due consideration of their well-being,” he added.

In his previous press briefing, Roque said Duterte’s public address will possibly be held this Wednesday.

The President’s last “Talk to the People” was on March 29 – the same day he welcomed the arrival of one million doses of procured CoronaVac, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese drug maker Sinovac BioTech.

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