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.”
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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