On the Southwest Monsoon

We are closely monitoring the weather situation, especially flood-prone and landslide-prone areas, where heavy rainfall warning brought by the southwest monsoon has been raised.

On the national government augmentation support for ECQ areas

The national government, through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), shall provide augmentation support to Local Government Units adversely affected by the latest imposition of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).

On PRRD running for Vice-President

There is no legal impediment for President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to seek the Vice-Presidency, contrary to the claims of certain quarters.

On the Taal Volcano Eruption

We are closely monitoring the situation in Taal after the phreatomagmatic eruptions that occurred in Taal Volcano.

On the PSG Commander’s remarks

This is in reference to the remarks of Presidential Security Group (PSG) Commander BGEN Jesus Durante III on President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receiving a second dose of the anti-COVID-19 vaccine.

On Proclamation No. 1169

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed today Proclamation No. 1169, declaring June 24, 2021 to July 3, 2021 as a Period of National Mourning over the passing of former President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III.

On the travel restrictions

The travel restriction imposed to passengers coming from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sr Lanka, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, and Oman was extended until June 30, 2021 to ensure continuous strict border control to prevent the Delta variant from reaching our communities and having community transmission.

On the use of face shields

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) resolved to recommend to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte the mandatory wearing of face shields in enclosed / indoor spaces of hospitals, schools, workplaces, commercial establishments (such as but not limited to food establishments, malls and public markets), public transport and terminals, and places of worship.