Statement

On the Memorandum dated March 18, 2020


The Palace wishes to announce that Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea, by order of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, issued a Memorandum today, March 18, 2020, addressed to heads of departments, agencies, offices and instrumentalities of the government, government-owned or controlled corporations, government financial institutions and state universities and colleges, as well as local government units.

The Memorandum consolidates the latest directives and guidelines of the government in connection with the Enhanced Community Quarantine in the whole of Luzon. A copy of the Memorandum has been disseminated by the Office of the President to the public for the latter’s information and guidance.

The Office of the President remains on top of the situation as it hears all concerns being aired by various sectors of society, which are now being addressed. We remind all individuals and juridical entities to comply honestly with the orders and corresponding regulations of the government for just by doing so, we are already greatly contributing to the containment and eventual elimination of the virus in the country.

Always remember that when we observe the protocols on hygiene and social distancing, we will be saving not only ourselves but the members of our families, our friends, neighbors and the rest of our countrymen from this dreadful COVID-19.

Salvador S. Panelo
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel
& Presidential Spokesperson