This is to officially announce that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte tested negative for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Senator Christopher Lawrence T. Go also tested negative for the said virus.
This means that there is no stopping the Chief Executive from performing his primary constitutional duty of serving and protecting the people, especially at this perilous time when our country is faced with a deathly disease that threatens the very lives of our countrymen.
PRRD will continue to work with his usual passion and dedication for the nation. He will observe pre-emptive measures to secure his health as he steers the government in arresting the spread of the contagion.
The government remains vigilant even as it prepares to respond to any disturbing development that will evolve vis-à-vis COVID-19.
We call on everyone to rally behind the government in its fight against this pandemic. Let us lock our hands in unity and will triumph over this war against the unseen enemy.
We shall prevail!
Salvador S. Panelo
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel
& Presidential Spokesperson