On Col Jesus Durante’s COVID-2019 test results

The Office of the President confirms that the Group Commander of the Presidential Security Group (PSG), Colonel Jesus P. Durante III PA (GSC), also tested negative after undergoing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing together with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Senator Christopher Lawrence Go.

As PRRD’s head of security, Col. Durante shall continue to protect the President and members of his family, which includes safeguarding their health against any exposure to COVID-19, as well as implementing measures against infection among those who may be in contact with them, such as PSG personnel, Malacañang officials and employees and their visitors.

Salvador S. Panelo
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel
& Presidential Spokesperson