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Duterte calls Duque ‘the hero’ behind ‘good’ COVID-19 response

#ICYMI: President Rodrigo Duterte hailed Health Secretary Francisco Duque III as “the hero” responsible for the government’s “good” response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ICYMI : President Rodrigo Duterte hailed Health Secretary Francisco Duque III as “the hero” responsible for the government’s “good” response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Rodrigo Duterte hailed Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Monday as “the hero” responsible for the government’s “good” response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Compared with other countries, which is not the time to make comparisons, we’re doing good in the fight against COVID,” Duterte said in his pre-recorded speech. “Secretary Duque is the hero there.”The President said this after noting the high number of patients who had recovered from COVID-19.

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