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Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says current data does not indicate quarantine restrictions can be relaxed further in the coming weeks
President Spokesman Harry Roque again claims the controversial decision has 'no chilling effect,' supposedly because ABS-CBN is mostly engaged in producing entertainment content
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque continues to claim that the Duterte administration has kept a 'neutral stance' on ABS-CBN, despite the Chief Executive's repeated threats against the network since 2017
Transportify is yet to verify if the driver was one of theirs. Facebook users react strongly to the company's initial statement, demanding action and accountability.
Harry Roque, spokesperson of the COVID-19 task force, says testing capacity should have been immediately expanded as early as the country's first imported case
Tourism is allowed, too, says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
'Terrorists, beware of the Anti-Terror Law, pero iyong mga hindi naman po mga terorista, huwag po kayong mag-alala. Sapat-sapat po ang mga safeguards sa batas mismo,' says Roque
'Pag lumala talaga at mawalan tayo ng critical care capacity o di kaya yung case doubling rate ay bumalik sa dating napakabilis, wala po tayo alternatibo,' Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
Services besides haircuts will be allowed in salons and barber shops, too, pending official guidelines
As head of the Strategic Communications Task Group of the National Task Force COVID-19, Harry Roque is responsible for ensuring that Filipinos understand quarantine restrictions and other health policies designed to fight the pandemic
'Here, dear Brutus, is where the fault lies – the quality of politicians we elect to office'
(UPDATED) As of June 29, the health department actually reported 47,347 positive cases already
'Lungkot na lungkot siya. Ang ginamit nga niyang salita ay siya ay ‘nanlambot, extremely sad,’ says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
The study in question predicted that coronavirus cases could shoot to 40,000 by the end of June
Given the still rising numbers, Roque's exuberance is misplaced, to say the least
'Pwede ba ho ngayon palang, kapag pu-pwede na, i-enroll na natin ang ating mga anak,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
Malacañang presents its own list to refute the World Health Organization's findings, but half of the countries included are not part of the WHO Western Pacific region
The national government is also considering tapping a 'Visayas deputy implementer' to oversee the region's coronavirus efforts
PhilHealth President Ricardo Morales had earlier sounded the alarm over PhilHealth's funds given the drop in contributions due to the coronavirus pandemic
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque also recognizes how Cojuangco's company, San Miguel Corporation, helped in efforts against the novel coronavirus
(3rd UPDATE) The Chief Executive has until July 9 to act on the controversial bill before it lapses into law
Cebu City, one of the country's coronavirus hot spots, wants to be placed under modified enhanced community quarantine again
After the conviction of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque uses President Rodrigo Duterte’s backing of a Davao-based journalist in an old libel case as proof he supports press freedom
Days after the highly divisive anti-terror bill hurdled Congress, the House still has not released the official breakdown of how lawmakers voted
'The Constitution takes precedence over ordinary legislation,' says Senator Drilon on Malacañang's assertion
Even under the most relaxed form of community quarantine, those 21 and below, the elderly, and pregnant women can only leave their residences to obtain essential goods or to work
'The government cannot fight COVID-19 alone,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque as the country further eases quarantine measures
Malacañang responds to a labor group that condemned the government for its 'garbage-like treatment' of migrant Filipino workers
An exception may be made for families living in areas that have been placed under localized ECQ by mayors and governors
The executive branch wants the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act to be valid until September 2020
Only haircutting will be allowed. Facials, eyebrow services, and nail services are still prohibited, says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque.
Central Visayas, Mandaue City, and Zamboanga City are also added to GCQ areas after President Rodrigo Duterte initially placed them under the more relaxed modified GCQ
The Presidential Spokesman defends Senator Bong Go in reaction to a Rappler article about how the Duterte aide benefits from state media coronavirus coverage
Students in areas without internet access may attend barangay 'makeshift classes' with radio or TV sets, says the presidential spokesperson
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque boasts some 32,000 tests can now be conducted. But in reality, only over 8,000 tests are being done per day.
(UPDATED) Some 24,000 overseas Filipino workers remain stranded in the capital region due to severe delays in the release of test results and certificates
Malacañang insists the country is still in the first wave and downplays as a 'small thing' the difference with Health Secretary Duque's statement
'Whatever it is I owe Trish, I’ve talked to Trish,' says the Duterte spokesman, who acknowledged his error in attributing the article to reporter Triciah Terada but stopped short of apologizing to her in public
In the end, the question is left unanswered: why can't government do widespread mass testing for the novel coronavirus?
'Officials who earn public ire for their pronouncements should not blame journalists who are merely doing their jobs,' says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines
Confused by travel restrictions under different levels of community quarantine? Here's your guide to what's allowed and what isn't.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says the government is working on increasing daily coronavirus testing capacity to 30,000 by the end of May
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque also warns malls and other commercial establishments they risk closure if crowd control measures are not in place
'We must understand that we have started to slowly ease restrictions in order to revitalize the economy, and not because we are safe,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
(UPDATED) Priests, imams, rabbis, and other religious ministers may conduct religious services in houses as long as health protocols are observed, says the government
Malacañang says administrative sanctions will have to be approved by President Rodrigo Duterte since Major General Debold Sinas is his appointee
As the first typhoon hits the Philippines amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials say families should stay at least one meter apart from other families at evacuation centers
Roque did not say this quote, and Inquirer.net says the graphic was manipulated
Roque did not warn other networks about criticizing the President in his interviews on May 6. Inquirer.net says the quote card was manipulated.
'Priority' private sector construction works like housing, food production facilities, and energy facilities can now take place even under the strictest form of community quarantine