Health Secretary Francisco Duque III gives an update to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members at the Malacañang Palace on November 15, 2021

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte checks out the Christmas decor upon his arrival at the Malacañang Palace to preside over a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members on November 15, 2021. KARL ALONZO/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Presidential Adviser on Peace Process and National Task Force against Coronavirus Disease-2019 (NTF COVID-19) chief implementer, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. gives an update to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members at the Malacañang Palace on November 15, 2021. KARL ALONZO/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go while holding a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members at the Malacañang Palace on November 15, 2021. TOTO LOZANO/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is assisted by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea while holding a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members at the Malacañang Palace on November 15, 2021. TOTO LOZANO/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Social Welfare and Development Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista listens as President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the people at the Malacañang Palace on November 15, 2021. TOTO LOZANO/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año listens as President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the people at the Malacañang Palace on November 15, 2021. TOTO LOZANO/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO