Duterte extends state of calamity over PH due to COVID-19 pandemic

President Rodrigo Duterte has extended the state of calamity placed over the entire Philippines for one more year due to the COVID-19 pand...

9/18/2020 12:41:00 PM

JUST IN: President Rodrigo Duterte has extended the state of calamity placed over the entire Philippines for one more year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. | KAguilarINQ

President Rodrigo Duterte has extended the state of calamity placed over the entire Philippines for one more year due to the COVID-19 pand...

/ 05:30 PM September 18, 2020MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has extended the state of calamity placed over the entire Philippines for one more year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.In his Proclamation No. 1021, Duterte extended the state of calamity “for a period of one year, effective 13 September 2020 to 12 September 2021, unless earlier lifted or extended as circumstances may warrant.”

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ADVERTISEMENTDuterte directed all government agencies and local government units to cooperate and mobilize resources “to undertake critical, urgent, and appropriate disaster response aid and measures in a timeline manner to curtail and eliminate the threat of COVID-19.”

Law enforcement agencies, with the support of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, were also directed to continue implementing measures “to ensure peace and order.”FEATURED STORIES Read more: Inquirer »

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