Francisco Duque

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Francisco Duque said : “Through this award, we will continue to fight for the right to health of Filipinos. Let us all work together to promote a healthy lifestyle for our kababayan,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 18, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Any layer of protection is better than less protection,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 18, 2021 12:11:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Meron ho tayong gap. Kaya we are asking for a supplemental budget under Bayanihan 3 kung magkakaroon ho, kung maipapasok lahat yan,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque replied ( about Sir ) : “All persons are mandated to wear facial protection. Pero as I’ve said, Sir, wala hong penal provision kung hindi po sumunod,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We cannot blame them for having fears but we are appealing to them that at this time of health crisis, we have no choice but to help each other out,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:08:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Our joint efforts.... proved to be the right antidote for the polio outbreak which has beset the country in the past two years," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 11, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "If you are already in the priority group but have not yet registered with your local government unit (LGU), please contact your LGU to get vaccinated. I urge everyone to choose to be vaccinated when it's their turn to protect themselves and their loved ones," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We still don't have sufficient vaccines.... eh ang ating A2 pa lang or senior citizens na binibigyang prayoridad, mga 18 million kaagad yan (our A2 or senior citizens whom we are giving priority, that is around 18 million)," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:53:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "It's better to study this further and let the PPS and the PIDSP look into it and they have agreed to conduct a study since this has a lot of implications”. Duque also clarified that the vaccination of children was not yet included in the government's prioritization framework. Meanwhile, organizations of pediatric doctors in the Philippines have welcomed the announcement of the Department of Health that the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will now cover persons aged 12 and up. Additional vaccine doses The Philippines will receive more than 3.2 million additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, the head of the country's inoculation strategy said Wednesday, as the government ramps up its vaccination drive marred by shortages and delays. One million doses from China's Sinovac Biotech and some 2.2 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab from vaccine-sharing platform COVAX Facility are scheduled to arrive, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said. According to the National Task Force against COVID-19 (NTF COVID-19), the Sinovac vaccine will arrive in the morning, while the 2,279,160 doses of Pfizer will arrive in the evening. Galvez said the vaccines would be distributed to other provinces outside the capital region where many of their elderly residents and those with comorbidities were not yet vaccinated. In particular, Cebu and Davao will each get 210,600 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, while the rest will be allotted for Metro Manila, the NTF COVID-19 said. Duque's concern Duque has expressed concern and warned against complacency in the campaign to stop COVID-19 despite the rollout of millions of doses of vaccines during the past months. According to a report on " External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The vaccine optimism is illusory because we still don't have enough vaccines. Yeah, there are vaccines, fine. But are there enough vaccines? No," "We only have less than what? 10 percent of our vaccine given? And only 2 to 2.5 percent of our people have completed their inoculation," External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “It’s important that we prioritize within the A4 individuals aged 40 to 59,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “It’s important that we prioritize within the A4 individuals aged 40 to 59,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 7, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Kasi ang pakay natin sa bandang huli ay magkaroon po ng increased mobility ang mga tao po na nakakumpleto ng kanilang mga bakuna (Because our end goal here is to have an increased mobility those people who have already completed their vaccine doses)," External link

pna Monday, June 7, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “They are the so-called economic frontliners. So, it is very important that we start their inoculation,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, June 6, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Isko Moreno ) : "Mayor Isko's proposal would be okay if we had a wide vaccination coverage," External link

manilametro Sunday, June 6, 2021 12:55:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "There are many scientific studies showing that face shields in combination with face masks and more than 1 meter social distancing provide greater than 95 percent protection!" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, June 4, 2021 9:31:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told ( about Isko Moreno ) : “Mayor Isko’s proposal would be okay if we had a wide vaccination coverage,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “For our fellow Filipinos who missed their scheduled second dose, do not worry, you will still be able to get your second dose,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "At ganoon din po sa mga bahagi ng ating health systems capacity ay bumaba din po lalo na ang ating ICU beds, malaki po ang ibinaba, from 88 percent , ito po ay nasa 53 percent na lang po (And for the part of our health systems capacity, it also went down especially our ICU beds, from 88 percent, it is now at 53 percent), for a difference of 35 percent reduction in the ICU utilization rate," External link

pna Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "At habang nasa high risk ang Regions II, CAR, Region X, at Region VI, at ito po ay tinutugunan sa kasalukuyan ng ating National Task Force at mga local task forces kaakibat ng DILG at ng DOH at pinatulungan po natin na mapalawig ang healthcare systems capacity po (While Regions II, CAR, Region X, and Region VI are at high risk, they're being helped by the National Task Force and local task forces together with DILG and DOH to expand their healthcare systems capacity)," External link

pna Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The number of cases at Greater Manila Area/NCR Plus is plateauing, but Mindanao cases are increasing at a faster rate. Visayas is seeing a gradual increase," External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 31, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Dahil kulang pa ang bakuna at hindi naman sila kabilang sa high-risk na grupo, hindi pa natin sila puwede isama sa ngayon," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 28, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This is currently being studied by our vaccine expert panel — the inclusion of individuals 12 to 15-years-old — but we have to be clear that because our vaccine supply is not yet enough and they are not considered part of the high-risk group, they cannot be included as of now,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 28, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Dahil kulang pa ang bakuna at hindi naman sila kabilang sa high-risk na grupo, hindi pa natin sila puwede isama sa ngayon," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Ang alam ko lang na nabakunahan ay members of the diplomatic corps," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:36:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We need to preserve the functionality and integrity of health care system through vaccination of the Priority A1 of Region 6 and Iloilo City. We have to ensure that health care workers are protected, followed by the senior citizens. " External link

irishsun Monday, May 24, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We have to be reminded that vaccine confidence should be built in the stringent processes that lead to the vaccine development, local authorization, and recommended use of these vaccines, and definitely not by the brand,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:25:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Kaya ako po ako ay nakikiusap sa ating mga kababayan 'wag na po tayo mamili dahil lahat po ng bakunang ito ay talagang nasuri. Napaka-malawakang at malakihang pagsusuri ang ginawa para siguraduhin na sila ay ligtas, dekalidad, epektibo (I am appealing to our countrymen, let us not choose vaccines. These vaccines all underwent a study to ensure that these are safe, good quality and effective),” “Lahat po yan ay garantisadong maayos (All vaccines are guaranteed good quality)” External link

pna Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This means that the increase in cases is slowing down,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:09:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Ibig sabihin nito, bumabagal na 'yong pagdagdag o paglaki ng kaso," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque stated : “HIV is not a death sentence. With access to the right information and life-saving treatment, HIV can be managed and those afflicted with the disease can lead happy, healthy, and normal lives. To our PLHIV, help is always available. We urge you to access our free services and we assure you that support will continue even amid the Covid-19 pandemic. You do not have to go through this alone. Do not hesitate to contact your health care providers for any concern, especially in these trying times,” External link

pna Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:52:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I have already agreed in principle that this facility will be used temporarily as a huge vaccination center to speed up our vaccination coverage,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque noted : "Kaya natin (We can do it)," External link

pna Thursday, May 13, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We will make sure nothing will expire. It will all be jabbed, it will all be used for inoculating our A1 to complete the health care workers, the A2 for the senior citizens, and the adults with comorbidities,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Yung sabi nilang may mananagot, okay yun wala namang problema yun, wala namang tinatago diyan. Kung magkaroon ng imbestigation, we welcome it, we will cooperate, so walang problema,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 10, 2021 5:50:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “Well, unang-una, itong remdesivir, inaprubahan ito ng ating mga eksperto dito sa Pilipinas. Nagbigay ang mga eksperto rito ng opinion nakakatulong ito sa pangangasiwa ng severe to critical cases,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 10, 2021 5:50:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Ito ay binaba sa mga hospital, sabi ko nga ito’y P3 billion to P5 billion per hospital, sila ang nag-aangkat, sila ang nakakapagsalba na buhay,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 10, 2021 5:50:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Ngayong umaga ang DOH mag-aaply ng EUA sa FDA (Food and Drug Administration) para sa Sinopharm dahil meron na tayong emergency use listing ng WHO (World Health Organization)," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 10, 2021 3:41:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The Pfizer vaccine will be distributed maybe in the NCR (National Capital Region), in Cebu and Davao City, and other major cities that can handle the required temperature of minus 80 degrees centigrade,” External link

pna Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We are talking here o) 750,000 lives that we can protect against severe COVID-19 infection thereby preventing hospitalization and deaths,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, May 7, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Patuloy na bumubuti ang ating healthcare and ICU utilization nationwide dahil nagkaroon tayo ng pagkakataon na palawigin ang health system capacity noong tayo ay nagtaas ng ECQ at maingat na nag-transition naman sa MECQ," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The 15,000 doses, initially, can test our logistical capability to handle the Sputnik V vaccines. We saw that the vaccines arrived properly until the inoculation earlier,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Sa kasamaang palad nalagpasan na po ang ating kasalukuyang peak, ang pinakamataas na naitala noong nakaraang taon (Unfortunately, we have already surpassed the previous peak recorded last year),” External link

manilatimes Monday, May 3, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Ang ating batas malinaw [The law is clear]. All prescriptions must contain the name of the presciber, office address, professional registration numberdapat sundin ito. Hindi pwedeng token prescription lang," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 3, 2021 11:57:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Ang ating batas malinaw [The law is clear]. All prescriptions must contain the name of the presciber, office address, professional registration numberdapat sundin ito. Hindi pwedeng token prescription lang,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 30, 2021 11:37:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Ang ating batas malinaw [The law is clear]. All prescriptions must contain the name of the presciber, office address, professional registration numberdapat sundin ito. Hindi pwedeng token prescription lang,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 30, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “Moving forward, the way to deal with this immediately is that the patients who received it can call up FDA (Food and Drug Administration) anytime for adverse reaction if any, and further advise. Yung doctor na nandoon na nag-prescribe will be held accountable in accordance with our statutes. Ang importante dyan may pananagutan ang doctor na nag prescribe,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 30, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “So may conditions. There is an enumeration of what has to be donepatients name, everything, doses, anong side effects, anong positive effects. Number 2, FDA also authotizied the compounding of the ivermecting by authorized pharmacies and that there has to be a doctors prescription. If all these conditions have been met I don’t think there’s anything illegal about the actions,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 30, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Worst case scenario baka until the first quarter of 2022. If the vaccines don’t come as expected,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 30, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Pagka hindi tayo sumunod doon sa ating minimum health standards [and] if we do not intensify our COVID pandemic response like what has happened in India and also in some other countries where the second or third waves are being experienced, that is a big possibility,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 30, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Halos kalahati dito ay galing sa NCR. 450,892 na kaso sa kabuuan; at 27,891 ang aktibong kaso po dito sa NCR (Almost half came from NCR with a total of 450,892 cases; and 27,891 active cases)," External link

pna Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Our two-week growth rate (TWGR) in the NCR has also improved currently at -15 percent. However, the region's ADAR remains high at 31.01 cases every 100,000 population," External link

pna Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Sinisiguradong wasto ang kompensasyon sa kanila at mayroong PHP7 billion obligated budget para dito (They are properly compensated and the government has allotted PHP 7 billion budget for this)," External link

pna Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Our health system's capacity hasn't improved that much," External link

medicalxpress Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1:32:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The one million cases can be viewed also from a different angle, that this will sooner than later reach a million recoveries," External link

rappler Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Our health system’s capacity hasn’t improved that much,” External link

tribtown Tuesday, April 27, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Our health system’s capacity hasn’t improved that much,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Our health system’s capacity hasn’t improved that much,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 26, 2021 9:41:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Nakikita natin hindi pa lumuluwag ang ating health systems capacity, lalu na ang mga ICU critical care,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, April 26, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Siguraduhin na may coordination with the local government unit para ‘yung social distancing, masking, face shield, so lahat itong mga ito ay dapat disiplinadong tumutugon o tumatalima sa ating panuntunan,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, April 26, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Our health system’s capacity hasn’t improved that much,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 26, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Our health system’s capacity hasn’t improved that much,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 26, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque noted : "The objective is good, maganda 'yung layunin para makatulong pero dapat may coordination pa rin sa mga pamahalaang lokal (the intention to help is good, but there should be coordination with the local governments)," External link

pna Monday, April 26, 2021 5:32:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Lahat ng mga ito ay dapat disiplinadong tumutugon sa ating panuntunan ng kalusugan (All of these must strictly adhere to our policies on health)," "We should calibrate our pandemic response" External link

pna Monday, April 26, 2021 5:32:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Our health system’s capacity hasn’t improved that much,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 26, 2021 2:01:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Our health system’s capacity hasn’t improved that much,” External link

independent-UK Monday, April 26, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Our health system’s capacity hasn’t improved that much,” External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, April 26, 2021 1:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Yung ating health systems capacity, hindi pa rin masyadong nag-iimprove, patuloy pa rin yung ilang syudadmay critical risk classification ang kanilang ICU (intensive care unit) capacity, (Our health systems capacity has not yet improved, there are cities whose ICU capacity remain critical),” External link

manilatimes Monday, April 26, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “If we look at the data, I think we need to keep MECQ for another week or two because our health systems’ capacity hasn’t significantly improved yet. Several cities still have their ICU capacitors at critical risk classification,” External link

rappler Monday, April 26, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "I invite everyone to do the same and choose to be protected. Let us all take part in protecting public health," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, April 23, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “As I receive my dose of the Covid-19 vaccine today, I invite everyone to do the same and choose to be protected. Let us all take part in protecting public health, and let us be in unison in spreading one message: that vaccines are safe, and vaccines are effective,” External link

pna Friday, April 23, 2021 6:47:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “We keep our ears to the ground to make sure whether there is a new report or new data to support it — and when these vaccines we are now using might actually provide protection beyond six months. In general, it may be between six to nine months,” External link

manilatimes Friday, April 16, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "most pressing concern is the countless reports of overflowing hospitals amid the surging cases," External link

sinacom-en Friday, April 16, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "most pressing concern is the countless reports of overflowing hospitals amid the surging cases," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, April 16, 2021 1:02:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “It will require a much more sophisticated navigation system and also coupled with a database management system. Corollary to that, under the Universal Healthcare Law, primary care facilities are being pursued. There is a delay because of the Covid-19 pandemic but this is one of the immediate deliverables under the Universal Healthcare Law,” External link

pna Friday, April 2, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I cannot countenance a P1,000 per hour charge… Therefore, eight hours, that is P8,000? Hindi po tama ‘yan,” “Mayroon po tayong benefit package ng PhilHealth and we already upgraded this benefit package to be inclusive of different levels of accommodation,” External link

inquirer Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "the arrival of these vaccines could not have occurred at a more opportune time considering the continued rise in cases" External link

peopledaily Monday, March 29, 2021 4:09:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “I will ask the Inter-Agency Task Force to raise their status in the prioritization framework,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, March 27, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The rest, we will include as A4. That is what we have agreed on and I will relay this in the next IATF meeting,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, March 27, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “I will ask the Inter-Agency Task Force to raise their status in the prioritization framework,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 26, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The rest, we will include as A4. That is what we have agreed on and I will relay this in the next IATF meeting,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 26, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We understand that we all want to receive the vaccines... More vaccines will arrive, we are sure of that. We just have to wait for our turns to be vaccinated. As we wait, I call on my fellow officials in the governmentmy fellow public servantsto follow the prioritization framework set by the government. Every person who jumps the line takes away a vaccine for a frontliner," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:19:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “nothing changes and cases continue to rise, then the possibility of a more widespread lockdown is strong,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The vaccines are really not enough so we need to follow our priority listing," External link

rappler Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:37:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The arrival of these vaccines could not have occurred at a more opportune time considering the continued rise in cases, which in turn increases the need to inoculate more high-risk individuals as soon as possible," External link

peopledaily Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The arrival of these vaccines could not have occurred at a more opportune time considering the continued rise in cases, which in turn increases the need to inoculate more high-risk individuals as soon as possible," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:31:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "It would go a long way in giving protection to our people in general and our healthcare workers in particular. It's going to help us because the healthcare workers are the ones taking care of the patients and cases, which has increased over the last month so the priority is them," External link

pna Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:02:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The arrival of these vaccines could not have occurred at a more opportune time considering the continued rise in cases, which in turn increases the need to inoculate more high-risk individuals as soon as possible," External link

pna Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:02:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The arrival of these vaccines could not have occurred at a more opportune time considering the continued rise in cases, which in turn increases the need to inoculate more high-risk individuals as soon as possible," External link

peopledaily Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:47:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The arrival of these vaccines could not have occurred at a more opportune time considering the continued rise in cases, which in turn increases the need to inoculate more high-risk individuals as soon as possible," External link

ecns Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The arrival of these vaccines could not have occurred at a more opportune time considering the continued rise in cases, which in turn increases the need to inoculate more high-risk individuals as soon as possible,” External link

rappler Wednesday, March 24, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The arrival of these vaccines could not have occurred at a more opportune time considering the continued rise in cases, which in turn increases the need to inoculate more high-risk individuals as soon as possible," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:41:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I am appealing to our fellow countrymen that if you can, while we don't have enough vaccines yet, let's not set aside the wearing of face mask and face shield and physical distancing because these offer more than 95 percent protection” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, March 23, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Ako, nakikiusap sa atin pong mga kababayan na hangga’t sa maaari po, ang face mask and face shield and physical distancing eh halos lagpas 95 percent po ang proteksyon nito, at habang wala pa po tayong sapat na bakuna, hindi po natin puwedeng isantabi itong mga ito," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 23, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Ako, nakikiusap sa atin pong mga kababayan na hangga’t sa maaari po, ang face mask and face shield and physical distancing eh halos lagpas 95 percent po ang proteksyon nito, at habang wala pa po tayong sapat na bakuna, hindi po natin puwedeng isantabi itong mga ito," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 23, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque urged : “They question our patriotism because many went abroad and yet we are here and serving. This time, can we question their humanity towards the health workers, that they treat us humanely, and also, if they have benefits to give, they should really give it to us because we don’t feel it?” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, March 20, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “Why not borrow [the vaccines] first and bring it where it is needed? We have been doing this before,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 19, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "May mungkahi si [Marikina City] Mayor Marcy Teodoro na kung puwede ang mga bakuna sa mga lugar na mahina ang uptake [of vaccine] o mababa ang cases, baka pwede dalhin dito sa NCR, 4A, 3, 7 at CAR," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, March 19, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque explained : “May mga ospital na mababa ang uptake. Una, hindi ito sapilitan. Voluntary. Ang iba ayaw pa. Hindi puwedeng maghintay tayo, masasayang ang bakuna. AZ (AstraZeneca) expiry period is May 31. Dapat nang ipagamit,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, March 19, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque answered : "Papakiusapan ko. I will try my best, 'yung mga mabababa ang active cases... Papakiusapan na lang na mataas talaga ang kaso sa NCR, nasa kalahati ng total cases natin" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, March 19, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "Nagkataon ito ang NCR, Calabarzon, Region 3, Region 7, CAR. 'Yan ang ating tinitignan pero hintayin ko pa ang final decision ng NTF, IATF," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, March 19, 2021 5:20:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The localized lockdowns are starting to yield positive outcomes,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We’re looking at 4,500 vaccination sites with each site vaccinating 100 individuals. So we’re looking at 450,000 [vaccinations] per day...as soon as the vaccines come at around April,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “nothing changes and cases continue to rise, then the possibility of a more widespread lockdown is strong,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “nothing changes and cases continue to rise, then the possibility of a more widespread lockdown is strong,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "As of now, I don’t because the localized lockdowns are starting to yield positive outcomes," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:00:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "As of now, I don’t because the localized lockdowns are starting to yield positive outcomes," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, March 17, 2021 5:29:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “According to the WHO country representative, he will write a letter to reassure us that the next batch will really come. And from there, we will use the second dose,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “To a certain degree but not absolutely determined as of yet, the possibility of the variants contributing to the surge and then the loosening up of many quarantine restrictions and opening of the large part of the economy,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “A problem I can see now is that if we bring the vaccines there, we will need a lot of people to monitor for adverse effects following immunization,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This support of the EU to the WHO will help ensure that the pandemic response is able to reach all those who are uniquely vulnerable, experiencing barriers to health due to their social as well as economic conditions,” External link

inquirer Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:41:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Mayroon na pong dalawang rehiyon na nasa high risk ang kanila pong risk level classification. Ang ibig sabihin po nito ay either ‘yong kanila pong attack rate per 100,000 population ay lumagpas na po ng seven per 100,000, seven na kaso per 100,000 population or ‘yong kanila pong laki o itinaas ng porsyento ng kaso sa kasalukuyang dalawang linggo ay umabot na, lumagpas na po sa 200 percent kumpara noong nakaraang ikatlo at ika- apat na linggo,” External link

sunstar Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We need to stop the trend because if not, we may even exceed the peak of cases in July-August last year," External link

sinacom-en Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "That is why it is incumbent upon our local government units to be very aggressive, to intensify all of our prevention, early detection, and isolation treatment protocols," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "the surge is a result of a combination of factors," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Anything is possible if the measures are not implemented aggressively," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I cannot understand how they can be allowed to be mismanaged in a temperature that is easy to be achieved,” “So that’s something we have to look into” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:53:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “If you have 4,500 implementing units or vaccination sites at 100 vaccinees per site, so that’s 450,000 a day. If you divide [that by] 70 million Filipinos then it will take you about 159 days,” “Assuming that Sundays are off, [vaccination] is six days a week, so you’ll do it in five to six months for the first dose and four to five months for the second dose,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:53:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Iyon pong sa Sinovac talagang nakatabi na po ‘yong second dose for the simple reason that the interval between the first and second dose is only 28 days. After 28 days, after a person was given the first dose, susunod na po ‘yong pangalawang dose 28 days later. So nakatabi na po ‘yon. Wala na po tayong problema sa Sinovac,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 15, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Palagay naman natin and according to the WHO country representative, he will write a letter to reassure us that the next batch will really come. And from there, we will use the second dose. So baka dumating po — hindi lang makapagbigay ng definite date — but could be anywhere from last week of March to about first week of April,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 15, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "After 28 days, after a person was given the first dose, susunod na 'yung pangalawang dose (the second dose will come next), 28 days later. So nakatabi na po 'yun, wala na po tayong problema sa Sinovac (We have already reserved that, we have no problems with Sinovac)," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 15, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Sa kabila ng pagtaas ng mga kaso nitong mga nakaraang araw, patuloy naman po ang pagbaba ng bilang ng mga namamatay o pumapanaw dahil sa COVID-19," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 15, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Ang problema lang po na nakikita ko po ngayon, kung dadalhin yung bakuna sa kanila kakailanganin ng po napaka maraming taong magmo -monitor for adverse effects following immunization (A problem I can see now is that if we bring the vaccines there, we will need a lot of people to monitor for adverse effects following immunization),” External link

pna Monday, March 15, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We can use all of the 525,000 AstraZeneca vaccines as first dose so we give more, we provide partial protection to a lot more healthcare workers," External link

rappler Monday, March 15, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “I heard that, but there were no clear details given. So that is something that has to be investigated,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 15, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I cannot understand how they can be allowed to be be mismanaged in a temperature that is easy to be achieved,” “So that’s something we have to look into” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 15, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “They’re strictly following the storage temperature requirement,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 15, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "That is why it is incumbent upon our local government units to be very aggressive, to intensify all of our prevention, early detection, and isolation treatment protocols," External link

sinacom-en Monday, March 15, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "the surge is a result of a combination of factors," External link

sinacom-en Monday, March 15, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Anything is possible if the measures are not implemented aggressively," External link

sinacom-en Monday, March 15, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “While herd immunity is the goal of every country, including ours, our short-term goal with the limited vaccine supply is to reduce mortality and protect those who are at most risk,” “We are confident that we will be vaccinating much more once our vaccines arrive, but while we wait for our turn to get vaccinated, I want to emphasize that we cannot let our guards down. Vaccination is only one of our strategies to beat this virus, but our adherence to minimum public health standards is still the best” External link

pna Saturday, March 13, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Education, ending the neglect of NTDs through Universal Health Care addresses the common purpose of poverty alleviation and development. We will ensure that the right structure is in place to operate and navigate the last years of the NTD Roadmap towards elimination to finish what we have started,” External link

pna Friday, March 12, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “NCR is one contiguous geographic area. Baka a standardized curfew might be the order of the day,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, March 11, 2021 2:16:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The NCR recorded a high two-week growth rate,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “What’s good in AstraZeneca is that it can be used on people aged 60 above. This is why I will have myself vaccinated as a doctor who vaccinates other patients and who inspects other health care facilities like hospitals,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 5, 2021 9:59:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Ang maganda po naman sa AstraZeneca ay siya po ay puwedeng gamitin sa 60 years old and above," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, March 5, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "With every dose that we will administer, we are inching towards a safer recovery from this pandemic," External link

ecns Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “With every dose that we will administer, we are inching towards a safer recovery from this pandemic. So, let us put our trust in science, in vaccines. Together, we will rise as a nation and heal as one,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "With every dose that we will administer, we are inching towards a safer recovery from this pandemic," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Further, the economic costs of this escalating problem are considerable both in terms of the enormous financial strains it will place on the health care system and lost economic productivity,” External link

pna Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:44:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “As of March 1, we have 791 health care workers inoculated. As of March 2, we have a total of 2,002. So, that’s almost three times,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Yesterday’s rollout was quite satisfactory and there was much pride and joy in seeing that at long last, the health care workers had started to receive their vaccination, protection against COVID-19. It was really quite heartwarming to witness the historic event,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:37:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "There was much pride and joy in seeing that the health care workers have started to receive the vaccination, protection against COVID-19. It was heartwarming to witness the historic event," External link

sinacom-en Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We are also thankful to the doctors, medical specialists, and health workers who served as credible exemplars to ordinary Filipinos in trusting the science of vaccines,” External link

pna Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Now that we have commenced our rollout, the challenge now is increasing uptake and restoring public’s confidence in vaccines. We encourage eligible individuals to seize the very first opportunity they will be presented with to get vaccinated against Covid-19,” External link

pna Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Every front-liner, every Filipino that will be vaccinated, and every dose that will be administered takes us a step closer towards a safer recovery,” External link

pna Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "There was much pride and joy in seeing that the health care workers have started to receive the vaccination, protection against COVID-19. It was heartwarming to witness the historic event," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "I’d like to disagree because the global supply is the big problem. Yung shortage talaga, yun ang malaking problem natin (the shortage is really our big problem)," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "What is important here is to keep the transmission rate really very low to prevent mutations because mutations will only happen if there is a continuing huge rate of transmission," External link

sinacom-en Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Yesterday’s rollout was quite satisfactory and there was much pride and joy in seeing that at long last, the health care workers had started to receive their vaccination, protection against COVID-19. It was really quite heartwarming to witness the historic event," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:15:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "What is important here is to keep the transmission rate really very low to prevent mutations because mutations will only happen if there is a continuing huge rate of transmission," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:06:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “We should not have doubts since these have been measured, studied, and all data from the different clinical trials were observed,” External link

pna Monday, March 1, 2021 1:42:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Ito po ang dalawang pinakamalaking ospital ng gobyerno at ang mga healthcare workers ang mauunang maturukan (These are the two biggest public hospitals and their healthcare workers will be prioritized in the vaccination)," External link

pna Sunday, February 28, 2021 3:07:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "They encountered problems with supply, so it will be delayed for about a week," External link

rappler Sunday, February 28, 2021 3:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Sinovac belongs to that group (of vaccines) that offers or provides 100 percent efficacy or effectiveness," External link

peopledaily Friday, February 26, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Sinovac belongs to that group (of vaccines) that offers or provides 100 percent efficacy or effectiveness," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque afirmou : "Estamos trabalhando com a embaixada chinesa para garantir uma administração digna de seu corpo de acordo com as normas nacionais e internacionais para conter a doença" External link

noticias-r7 Sunday, February 2, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque afirmou : "Estamos trabalhando com a embaixada chinesa para garantir uma administração digna de seu corpo de acordo com as normas nacionais e internacionais para conter a doença" External link

uol Sunday, February 2, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque afirmou : "Estamos trabalhando com a embaixada chinesa para garantir uma administração digna de seu corpo de acordo com as normas nacionais e internacionais para conter a doença" External link

noticias-terra-br Sunday, February 2, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque indiqué : «Au cours de son admission, le patient a développé une pneumonie sévère» External link

lavenir Sunday, February 2, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque dijo : “Sin peros ni condiciones, simplemente deben llevar a sus niños y confiar en las vacunas... salvarán a sus hijos” External link

wsoctv Monday, February 18, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque déclaré : "Un jour ou l’autre, c’est ce qu’il va se passer" External link

estrepublicain Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:02:00 PM EAT



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secretary of health8.70%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
chairman26.09%EN01/25/201525/01/2015
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Francisco DuqueEN33.97%
Francisco DuqueEU21.79%
Francisco DuqueFR21.79%
Francisco Duque IIIEN21.15%
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Carlito Galvez said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “We are very happy to report that the government and the management of Pfizer have finally concluded our negotiations. (Health) Secretary (Francisco) Duque and I signed yesterday (Saturday) the supply agreement for the biggest and most decisive deal we had for 2021,” External link

pna Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Carlito Galvez said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “We (IATF) had a meeting last week and tomorrow (Monday) we will have another meeting to finalize the quarantine control as there are LGUs who appealed. We will finalize our decision on Monday. So, in order not to preempt the pronouncement of (Health) Secretary (Francisco) Duque (III) and the President during our meeting on COVID-19 in the Talk to the People, I will not mention our decision on the matter,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:49:00 AM EAT

Terry Ridon asked ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Why is Health Secretary Duque jumping the gun for Sinopharm’s EUA and acting like its local agent in the Philippines?” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, May 16, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “What our officials, including Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, should do is to improve the public’s trust in vaccines, instead of just announcing when the vaccines will arrive,” External link

inquirer Monday, May 3, 2021 11:12:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Wala pong shouting match kasi ang talagang kinakailangan ng Pilipinas ngayon ay ICU beds, at patuloy po ang pag-uusap sa pamumuno po ni Secretary Duque para dito sa additional 200 ICU beds, and the same proponent po na Austrian company is involved," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “At patuloy po ang pag-uusap sa pamumuno po ni Secretary Duque para dito sa additional 200 ICU beds. And the same component po ng Austrian company is involved (The negotiations for the additional 200 ICU beds, led by Secretary Duque, continue. And the same component of the Austrian company is involved),” External link

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Francisco Duque said : “Through this award, we will continue to fight for the right to health of Filipinos. Let us all work together to promote a healthy lifestyle for our kababayan,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 18, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Any layer of protection is better than less protection,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 18, 2021 12:11:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Meron ho tayong gap. Kaya we are asking for a supplemental budget under Bayanihan 3 kung magkakaroon ho, kung maipapasok lahat yan,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque replied ( about Sir ) : “All persons are mandated to wear facial protection. Pero as I’ve said, Sir, wala hong penal provision kung hindi po sumunod,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We cannot blame them for having fears but we are appealing to them that at this time of health crisis, we have no choice but to help each other out,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:08:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Our joint efforts.... proved to be the right antidote for the polio outbreak which has beset the country in the past two years," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 11, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "If you are already in the priority group but have not yet registered with your local government unit (LGU), please contact your LGU to get vaccinated. I urge everyone to choose to be vaccinated when it's their turn to protect themselves and their loved ones," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We still don't have sufficient vaccines.... eh ang ating A2 pa lang or senior citizens na binibigyang prayoridad, mga 18 million kaagad yan (our A2 or senior citizens whom we are giving priority, that is around 18 million)," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:53:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "It's better to study this further and let the PPS and the PIDSP look into it and they have agreed to conduct a study since this has a lot of implications”. Duque also clarified that the vaccination of children was not yet included in the government's prioritization framework. Meanwhile, organizations of pediatric doctors in the Philippines have welcomed the announcement of the Department of Health that the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will now cover persons aged 12 and up. Additional vaccine doses The Philippines will receive more than 3.2 million additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, the head of the country's inoculation strategy said Wednesday, as the government ramps up its vaccination drive marred by shortages and delays. One million doses from China's Sinovac Biotech and some 2.2 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab from vaccine-sharing platform COVAX Facility are scheduled to arrive, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said. According to the National Task Force against COVID-19 (NTF COVID-19), the Sinovac vaccine will arrive in the morning, while the 2,279,160 doses of Pfizer will arrive in the evening. Galvez said the vaccines would be distributed to other provinces outside the capital region where many of their elderly residents and those with comorbidities were not yet vaccinated. In particular, Cebu and Davao will each get 210,600 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, while the rest will be allotted for Metro Manila, the NTF COVID-19 said. Duque's concern Duque has expressed concern and warned against complacency in the campaign to stop COVID-19 despite the rollout of millions of doses of vaccines during the past months. According to a report on " External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The vaccine optimism is illusory because we still don't have enough vaccines. Yeah, there are vaccines, fine. But are there enough vaccines? No," "We only have less than what? 10 percent of our vaccine given? And only 2 to 2.5 percent of our people have completed their inoculation," External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “It’s important that we prioritize within the A4 individuals aged 40 to 59,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “It’s important that we prioritize within the A4 individuals aged 40 to 59,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 7, 2021 5:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Kasi ang pakay natin sa bandang huli ay magkaroon po ng increased mobility ang mga tao po na nakakumpleto ng kanilang mga bakuna (Because our end goal here is to have an increased mobility those people who have already completed their vaccine doses)," External link

pna Monday, June 7, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “They are the so-called economic frontliners. So, it is very important that we start their inoculation,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, June 6, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Isko Moreno ) : "Mayor Isko's proposal would be okay if we had a wide vaccination coverage," External link

manilametro Sunday, June 6, 2021 12:55:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "There are many scientific studies showing that face shields in combination with face masks and more than 1 meter social distancing provide greater than 95 percent protection!" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, June 4, 2021 9:31:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told ( about Isko Moreno ) : “Mayor Isko’s proposal would be okay if we had a wide vaccination coverage,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “For our fellow Filipinos who missed their scheduled second dose, do not worry, you will still be able to get your second dose,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "At ganoon din po sa mga bahagi ng ating health systems capacity ay bumaba din po lalo na ang ating ICU beds, malaki po ang ibinaba, from 88 percent , ito po ay nasa 53 percent na lang po (And for the part of our health systems capacity, it also went down especially our ICU beds, from 88 percent, it is now at 53 percent), for a difference of 35 percent reduction in the ICU utilization rate," External link

pna Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "At habang nasa high risk ang Regions II, CAR, Region X, at Region VI, at ito po ay tinutugunan sa kasalukuyan ng ating National Task Force at mga local task forces kaakibat ng DILG at ng DOH at pinatulungan po natin na mapalawig ang healthcare systems capacity po (While Regions II, CAR, Region X, and Region VI are at high risk, they're being helped by the National Task Force and local task forces together with DILG and DOH to expand their healthcare systems capacity)," External link

pna Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The number of cases at Greater Manila Area/NCR Plus is plateauing, but Mindanao cases are increasing at a faster rate. Visayas is seeing a gradual increase," External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 31, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Dahil kulang pa ang bakuna at hindi naman sila kabilang sa high-risk na grupo, hindi pa natin sila puwede isama sa ngayon," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 28, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This is currently being studied by our vaccine expert panel — the inclusion of individuals 12 to 15-years-old — but we have to be clear that because our vaccine supply is not yet enough and they are not considered part of the high-risk group, they cannot be included as of now,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 28, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Dahil kulang pa ang bakuna at hindi naman sila kabilang sa high-risk na grupo, hindi pa natin sila puwede isama sa ngayon," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Ang alam ko lang na nabakunahan ay members of the diplomatic corps," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:36:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We need to preserve the functionality and integrity of health care system through vaccination of the Priority A1 of Region 6 and Iloilo City. We have to ensure that health care workers are protected, followed by the senior citizens. " External link

irishsun Monday, May 24, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We have to be reminded that vaccine confidence should be built in the stringent processes that lead to the vaccine development, local authorization, and recommended use of these vaccines, and definitely not by the brand,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:25:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Kaya ako po ako ay nakikiusap sa ating mga kababayan 'wag na po tayo mamili dahil lahat po ng bakunang ito ay talagang nasuri. Napaka-malawakang at malakihang pagsusuri ang ginawa para siguraduhin na sila ay ligtas, dekalidad, epektibo (I am appealing to our countrymen, let us not choose vaccines. These vaccines all underwent a study to ensure that these are safe, good quality and effective),” “Lahat po yan ay garantisadong maayos (All vaccines are guaranteed good quality)” External link

pna Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This means that the increase in cases is slowing down,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:09:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Ibig sabihin nito, bumabagal na 'yong pagdagdag o paglaki ng kaso," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque stated : “HIV is not a death sentence. With access to the right information and life-saving treatment, HIV can be managed and those afflicted with the disease can lead happy, healthy, and normal lives. To our PLHIV, help is always available. We urge you to access our free services and we assure you that support will continue even amid the Covid-19 pandemic. You do not have to go through this alone. Do not hesitate to contact your health care providers for any concern, especially in these trying times,” External link

pna Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:52:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I have already agreed in principle that this facility will be used temporarily as a huge vaccination center to speed up our vaccination coverage,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque noted : "Kaya natin (We can do it)," External link

pna Thursday, May 13, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We will make sure nothing will expire. It will all be jabbed, it will all be used for inoculating our A1 to complete the health care workers, the A2 for the senior citizens, and the adults with comorbidities,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Yung sabi nilang may mananagot, okay yun wala namang problema yun, wala namang tinatago diyan. Kung magkaroon ng imbestigation, we welcome it, we will cooperate, so walang problema,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 10, 2021 5:50:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “Well, unang-una, itong remdesivir, inaprubahan ito ng ating mga eksperto dito sa Pilipinas. Nagbigay ang mga eksperto rito ng opinion nakakatulong ito sa pangangasiwa ng severe to critical cases,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 10, 2021 5:50:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Ito ay binaba sa mga hospital, sabi ko nga ito’y P3 billion to P5 billion per hospital, sila ang nag-aangkat, sila ang nakakapagsalba na buhay,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 10, 2021 5:50:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Ngayong umaga ang DOH mag-aaply ng EUA sa FDA (Food and Drug Administration) para sa Sinopharm dahil meron na tayong emergency use listing ng WHO (World Health Organization)," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 10, 2021 3:41:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The Pfizer vaccine will be distributed maybe in the NCR (National Capital Region), in Cebu and Davao City, and other major cities that can handle the required temperature of minus 80 degrees centigrade,” External link

pna Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We are talking here o) 750,000 lives that we can protect against severe COVID-19 infection thereby preventing hospitalization and deaths,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, May 7, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Patuloy na bumubuti ang ating healthcare and ICU utilization nationwide dahil nagkaroon tayo ng pagkakataon na palawigin ang health system capacity noong tayo ay nagtaas ng ECQ at maingat na nag-transition naman sa MECQ," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The 15,000 doses, initially, can test our logistical capability to handle the Sputnik V vaccines. We saw that the vaccines arrived properly until the inoculation earlier,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Sa kasamaang palad nalagpasan na po ang ating kasalukuyang peak, ang pinakamataas na naitala noong nakaraang taon (Unfortunately, we have already surpassed the previous peak recorded last year),” External link

manilatimes Monday, May 3, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Ang ating batas malinaw [The law is clear]. All prescriptions must contain the name of the presciber, office address, professional registration numberdapat sundin ito. Hindi pwedeng token prescription lang," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 3, 2021 11:57:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Ang ating batas malinaw [The law is clear]. All prescriptions must contain the name of the presciber, office address, professional registration numberdapat sundin ito. Hindi pwedeng token prescription lang,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 30, 2021 11:37:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Ang ating batas malinaw [The law is clear]. All prescriptions must contain the name of the presciber, office address, professional registration numberdapat sundin ito. Hindi pwedeng token prescription lang,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 30, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “Moving forward, the way to deal with this immediately is that the patients who received it can call up FDA (Food and Drug Administration) anytime for adverse reaction if any, and further advise. Yung doctor na nandoon na nag-prescribe will be held accountable in accordance with our statutes. Ang importante dyan may pananagutan ang doctor na nag prescribe,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 30, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “So may conditions. There is an enumeration of what has to be donepatients name, everything, doses, anong side effects, anong positive effects. Number 2, FDA also authotizied the compounding of the ivermecting by authorized pharmacies and that there has to be a doctors prescription. If all these conditions have been met I don’t think there’s anything illegal about the actions,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 30, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Worst case scenario baka until the first quarter of 2022. If the vaccines don’t come as expected,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 30, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Pagka hindi tayo sumunod doon sa ating minimum health standards [and] if we do not intensify our COVID pandemic response like what has happened in India and also in some other countries where the second or third waves are being experienced, that is a big possibility,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 30, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Halos kalahati dito ay galing sa NCR. 450,892 na kaso sa kabuuan; at 27,891 ang aktibong kaso po dito sa NCR (Almost half came from NCR with a total of 450,892 cases; and 27,891 active cases)," External link

pna Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Our two-week growth rate (TWGR) in the NCR has also improved currently at -15 percent. However, the region's ADAR remains high at 31.01 cases every 100,000 population," External link

pna Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Sinisiguradong wasto ang kompensasyon sa kanila at mayroong PHP7 billion obligated budget para dito (They are properly compensated and the government has allotted PHP 7 billion budget for this)," External link

pna Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Our health system's capacity hasn't improved that much," External link

medicalxpress Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1:32:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The one million cases can be viewed also from a different angle, that this will sooner than later reach a million recoveries," External link

rappler Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Our health system’s capacity hasn’t improved that much,” External link

tribtown Tuesday, April 27, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Our health system’s capacity hasn’t improved that much,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Our health system’s capacity hasn’t improved that much,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 26, 2021 9:41:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Nakikita natin hindi pa lumuluwag ang ating health systems capacity, lalu na ang mga ICU critical care,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, April 26, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Siguraduhin na may coordination with the local government unit para ‘yung social distancing, masking, face shield, so lahat itong mga ito ay dapat disiplinadong tumutugon o tumatalima sa ating panuntunan,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, April 26, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Our health system’s capacity hasn’t improved that much,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 26, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Our health system’s capacity hasn’t improved that much,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 26, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque noted : "The objective is good, maganda 'yung layunin para makatulong pero dapat may coordination pa rin sa mga pamahalaang lokal (the intention to help is good, but there should be coordination with the local governments)," External link

pna Monday, April 26, 2021 5:32:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Lahat ng mga ito ay dapat disiplinadong tumutugon sa ating panuntunan ng kalusugan (All of these must strictly adhere to our policies on health)," "We should calibrate our pandemic response" External link

pna Monday, April 26, 2021 5:32:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Our health system’s capacity hasn’t improved that much,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 26, 2021 2:01:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Our health system’s capacity hasn’t improved that much,” External link

independent-UK Monday, April 26, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Our health system’s capacity hasn’t improved that much,” External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, April 26, 2021 1:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Yung ating health systems capacity, hindi pa rin masyadong nag-iimprove, patuloy pa rin yung ilang syudadmay critical risk classification ang kanilang ICU (intensive care unit) capacity, (Our health systems capacity has not yet improved, there are cities whose ICU capacity remain critical),” External link

manilatimes Monday, April 26, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “If we look at the data, I think we need to keep MECQ for another week or two because our health systems’ capacity hasn’t significantly improved yet. Several cities still have their ICU capacitors at critical risk classification,” External link

rappler Monday, April 26, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "I invite everyone to do the same and choose to be protected. Let us all take part in protecting public health," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, April 23, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “As I receive my dose of the Covid-19 vaccine today, I invite everyone to do the same and choose to be protected. Let us all take part in protecting public health, and let us be in unison in spreading one message: that vaccines are safe, and vaccines are effective,” External link

pna Friday, April 23, 2021 6:47:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “We keep our ears to the ground to make sure whether there is a new report or new data to support it — and when these vaccines we are now using might actually provide protection beyond six months. In general, it may be between six to nine months,” External link

manilatimes Friday, April 16, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "most pressing concern is the countless reports of overflowing hospitals amid the surging cases," External link

sinacom-en Friday, April 16, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "most pressing concern is the countless reports of overflowing hospitals amid the surging cases," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, April 16, 2021 1:02:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “It will require a much more sophisticated navigation system and also coupled with a database management system. Corollary to that, under the Universal Healthcare Law, primary care facilities are being pursued. There is a delay because of the Covid-19 pandemic but this is one of the immediate deliverables under the Universal Healthcare Law,” External link

pna Friday, April 2, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I cannot countenance a P1,000 per hour charge… Therefore, eight hours, that is P8,000? Hindi po tama ‘yan,” “Mayroon po tayong benefit package ng PhilHealth and we already upgraded this benefit package to be inclusive of different levels of accommodation,” External link

inquirer Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "the arrival of these vaccines could not have occurred at a more opportune time considering the continued rise in cases" External link

peopledaily Monday, March 29, 2021 4:09:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “I will ask the Inter-Agency Task Force to raise their status in the prioritization framework,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, March 27, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The rest, we will include as A4. That is what we have agreed on and I will relay this in the next IATF meeting,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, March 27, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “I will ask the Inter-Agency Task Force to raise their status in the prioritization framework,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 26, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The rest, we will include as A4. That is what we have agreed on and I will relay this in the next IATF meeting,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 26, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We understand that we all want to receive the vaccines... More vaccines will arrive, we are sure of that. We just have to wait for our turns to be vaccinated. As we wait, I call on my fellow officials in the governmentmy fellow public servantsto follow the prioritization framework set by the government. Every person who jumps the line takes away a vaccine for a frontliner," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:19:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “nothing changes and cases continue to rise, then the possibility of a more widespread lockdown is strong,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The vaccines are really not enough so we need to follow our priority listing," External link

rappler Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:37:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The arrival of these vaccines could not have occurred at a more opportune time considering the continued rise in cases, which in turn increases the need to inoculate more high-risk individuals as soon as possible," External link

peopledaily Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The arrival of these vaccines could not have occurred at a more opportune time considering the continued rise in cases, which in turn increases the need to inoculate more high-risk individuals as soon as possible," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:31:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "It would go a long way in giving protection to our people in general and our healthcare workers in particular. It's going to help us because the healthcare workers are the ones taking care of the patients and cases, which has increased over the last month so the priority is them," External link

pna Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:02:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The arrival of these vaccines could not have occurred at a more opportune time considering the continued rise in cases, which in turn increases the need to inoculate more high-risk individuals as soon as possible," External link

pna Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:02:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The arrival of these vaccines could not have occurred at a more opportune time considering the continued rise in cases, which in turn increases the need to inoculate more high-risk individuals as soon as possible," External link

peopledaily Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:47:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The arrival of these vaccines could not have occurred at a more opportune time considering the continued rise in cases, which in turn increases the need to inoculate more high-risk individuals as soon as possible," External link

ecns Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The arrival of these vaccines could not have occurred at a more opportune time considering the continued rise in cases, which in turn increases the need to inoculate more high-risk individuals as soon as possible,” External link

rappler Wednesday, March 24, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The arrival of these vaccines could not have occurred at a more opportune time considering the continued rise in cases, which in turn increases the need to inoculate more high-risk individuals as soon as possible," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:41:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I am appealing to our fellow countrymen that if you can, while we don't have enough vaccines yet, let's not set aside the wearing of face mask and face shield and physical distancing because these offer more than 95 percent protection” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, March 23, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Ako, nakikiusap sa atin pong mga kababayan na hangga’t sa maaari po, ang face mask and face shield and physical distancing eh halos lagpas 95 percent po ang proteksyon nito, at habang wala pa po tayong sapat na bakuna, hindi po natin puwedeng isantabi itong mga ito," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 23, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Ako, nakikiusap sa atin pong mga kababayan na hangga’t sa maaari po, ang face mask and face shield and physical distancing eh halos lagpas 95 percent po ang proteksyon nito, at habang wala pa po tayong sapat na bakuna, hindi po natin puwedeng isantabi itong mga ito," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 23, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque urged : “They question our patriotism because many went abroad and yet we are here and serving. This time, can we question their humanity towards the health workers, that they treat us humanely, and also, if they have benefits to give, they should really give it to us because we don’t feel it?” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, March 20, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “Why not borrow [the vaccines] first and bring it where it is needed? We have been doing this before,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 19, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "May mungkahi si [Marikina City] Mayor Marcy Teodoro na kung puwede ang mga bakuna sa mga lugar na mahina ang uptake [of vaccine] o mababa ang cases, baka pwede dalhin dito sa NCR, 4A, 3, 7 at CAR," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, March 19, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque explained : “May mga ospital na mababa ang uptake. Una, hindi ito sapilitan. Voluntary. Ang iba ayaw pa. Hindi puwedeng maghintay tayo, masasayang ang bakuna. AZ (AstraZeneca) expiry period is May 31. Dapat nang ipagamit,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, March 19, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque answered : "Papakiusapan ko. I will try my best, 'yung mga mabababa ang active cases... Papakiusapan na lang na mataas talaga ang kaso sa NCR, nasa kalahati ng total cases natin" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, March 19, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "Nagkataon ito ang NCR, Calabarzon, Region 3, Region 7, CAR. 'Yan ang ating tinitignan pero hintayin ko pa ang final decision ng NTF, IATF," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, March 19, 2021 5:20:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The localized lockdowns are starting to yield positive outcomes,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We’re looking at 4,500 vaccination sites with each site vaccinating 100 individuals. So we’re looking at 450,000 [vaccinations] per day...as soon as the vaccines come at around April,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “nothing changes and cases continue to rise, then the possibility of a more widespread lockdown is strong,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “nothing changes and cases continue to rise, then the possibility of a more widespread lockdown is strong,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "As of now, I don’t because the localized lockdowns are starting to yield positive outcomes," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:00:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "As of now, I don’t because the localized lockdowns are starting to yield positive outcomes," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, March 17, 2021 5:29:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “According to the WHO country representative, he will write a letter to reassure us that the next batch will really come. And from there, we will use the second dose,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “To a certain degree but not absolutely determined as of yet, the possibility of the variants contributing to the surge and then the loosening up of many quarantine restrictions and opening of the large part of the economy,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “A problem I can see now is that if we bring the vaccines there, we will need a lot of people to monitor for adverse effects following immunization,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This support of the EU to the WHO will help ensure that the pandemic response is able to reach all those who are uniquely vulnerable, experiencing barriers to health due to their social as well as economic conditions,” External link

inquirer Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:41:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Mayroon na pong dalawang rehiyon na nasa high risk ang kanila pong risk level classification. Ang ibig sabihin po nito ay either ‘yong kanila pong attack rate per 100,000 population ay lumagpas na po ng seven per 100,000, seven na kaso per 100,000 population or ‘yong kanila pong laki o itinaas ng porsyento ng kaso sa kasalukuyang dalawang linggo ay umabot na, lumagpas na po sa 200 percent kumpara noong nakaraang ikatlo at ika- apat na linggo,” External link

sunstar Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We need to stop the trend because if not, we may even exceed the peak of cases in July-August last year," External link

sinacom-en Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "That is why it is incumbent upon our local government units to be very aggressive, to intensify all of our prevention, early detection, and isolation treatment protocols," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "the surge is a result of a combination of factors," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Anything is possible if the measures are not implemented aggressively," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I cannot understand how they can be allowed to be mismanaged in a temperature that is easy to be achieved,” “So that’s something we have to look into” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:53:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “If you have 4,500 implementing units or vaccination sites at 100 vaccinees per site, so that’s 450,000 a day. If you divide [that by] 70 million Filipinos then it will take you about 159 days,” “Assuming that Sundays are off, [vaccination] is six days a week, so you’ll do it in five to six months for the first dose and four to five months for the second dose,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:53:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Iyon pong sa Sinovac talagang nakatabi na po ‘yong second dose for the simple reason that the interval between the first and second dose is only 28 days. After 28 days, after a person was given the first dose, susunod na po ‘yong pangalawang dose 28 days later. So nakatabi na po ‘yon. Wala na po tayong problema sa Sinovac,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 15, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Palagay naman natin and according to the WHO country representative, he will write a letter to reassure us that the next batch will really come. And from there, we will use the second dose. So baka dumating po — hindi lang makapagbigay ng definite date — but could be anywhere from last week of March to about first week of April,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 15, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "After 28 days, after a person was given the first dose, susunod na 'yung pangalawang dose (the second dose will come next), 28 days later. So nakatabi na po 'yun, wala na po tayong problema sa Sinovac (We have already reserved that, we have no problems with Sinovac)," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 15, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Sa kabila ng pagtaas ng mga kaso nitong mga nakaraang araw, patuloy naman po ang pagbaba ng bilang ng mga namamatay o pumapanaw dahil sa COVID-19," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 15, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Ang problema lang po na nakikita ko po ngayon, kung dadalhin yung bakuna sa kanila kakailanganin ng po napaka maraming taong magmo -monitor for adverse effects following immunization (A problem I can see now is that if we bring the vaccines there, we will need a lot of people to monitor for adverse effects following immunization),” External link

pna Monday, March 15, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We can use all of the 525,000 AstraZeneca vaccines as first dose so we give more, we provide partial protection to a lot more healthcare workers," External link

rappler Monday, March 15, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “I heard that, but there were no clear details given. So that is something that has to be investigated,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 15, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I cannot understand how they can be allowed to be be mismanaged in a temperature that is easy to be achieved,” “So that’s something we have to look into” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 15, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “They’re strictly following the storage temperature requirement,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 15, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "That is why it is incumbent upon our local government units to be very aggressive, to intensify all of our prevention, early detection, and isolation treatment protocols," External link

sinacom-en Monday, March 15, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "the surge is a result of a combination of factors," External link

sinacom-en Monday, March 15, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Anything is possible if the measures are not implemented aggressively," External link

sinacom-en Monday, March 15, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “While herd immunity is the goal of every country, including ours, our short-term goal with the limited vaccine supply is to reduce mortality and protect those who are at most risk,” “We are confident that we will be vaccinating much more once our vaccines arrive, but while we wait for our turn to get vaccinated, I want to emphasize that we cannot let our guards down. Vaccination is only one of our strategies to beat this virus, but our adherence to minimum public health standards is still the best” External link

pna Saturday, March 13, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Education, ending the neglect of NTDs through Universal Health Care addresses the common purpose of poverty alleviation and development. We will ensure that the right structure is in place to operate and navigate the last years of the NTD Roadmap towards elimination to finish what we have started,” External link

pna Friday, March 12, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “NCR is one contiguous geographic area. Baka a standardized curfew might be the order of the day,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, March 11, 2021 2:16:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The NCR recorded a high two-week growth rate,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “What’s good in AstraZeneca is that it can be used on people aged 60 above. This is why I will have myself vaccinated as a doctor who vaccinates other patients and who inspects other health care facilities like hospitals,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 5, 2021 9:59:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Ang maganda po naman sa AstraZeneca ay siya po ay puwedeng gamitin sa 60 years old and above," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, March 5, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "With every dose that we will administer, we are inching towards a safer recovery from this pandemic," External link

ecns Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “With every dose that we will administer, we are inching towards a safer recovery from this pandemic. So, let us put our trust in science, in vaccines. Together, we will rise as a nation and heal as one,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "With every dose that we will administer, we are inching towards a safer recovery from this pandemic," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Further, the economic costs of this escalating problem are considerable both in terms of the enormous financial strains it will place on the health care system and lost economic productivity,” External link

pna Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:44:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “As of March 1, we have 791 health care workers inoculated. As of March 2, we have a total of 2,002. So, that’s almost three times,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Yesterday’s rollout was quite satisfactory and there was much pride and joy in seeing that at long last, the health care workers had started to receive their vaccination, protection against COVID-19. It was really quite heartwarming to witness the historic event,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:37:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "There was much pride and joy in seeing that the health care workers have started to receive the vaccination, protection against COVID-19. It was heartwarming to witness the historic event," External link

sinacom-en Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We are also thankful to the doctors, medical specialists, and health workers who served as credible exemplars to ordinary Filipinos in trusting the science of vaccines,” External link

pna Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Now that we have commenced our rollout, the challenge now is increasing uptake and restoring public’s confidence in vaccines. We encourage eligible individuals to seize the very first opportunity they will be presented with to get vaccinated against Covid-19,” External link

pna Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Every front-liner, every Filipino that will be vaccinated, and every dose that will be administered takes us a step closer towards a safer recovery,” External link

pna Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "There was much pride and joy in seeing that the health care workers have started to receive the vaccination, protection against COVID-19. It was heartwarming to witness the historic event," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "I’d like to disagree because the global supply is the big problem. Yung shortage talaga, yun ang malaking problem natin (the shortage is really our big problem)," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "What is important here is to keep the transmission rate really very low to prevent mutations because mutations will only happen if there is a continuing huge rate of transmission," External link

sinacom-en Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Yesterday’s rollout was quite satisfactory and there was much pride and joy in seeing that at long last, the health care workers had started to receive their vaccination, protection against COVID-19. It was really quite heartwarming to witness the historic event," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:15:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "What is important here is to keep the transmission rate really very low to prevent mutations because mutations will only happen if there is a continuing huge rate of transmission," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:06:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “We should not have doubts since these have been measured, studied, and all data from the different clinical trials were observed,” External link

pna Monday, March 1, 2021 1:42:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Ito po ang dalawang pinakamalaking ospital ng gobyerno at ang mga healthcare workers ang mauunang maturukan (These are the two biggest public hospitals and their healthcare workers will be prioritized in the vaccination)," External link

pna Sunday, February 28, 2021 3:07:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "They encountered problems with supply, so it will be delayed for about a week," External link

rappler Sunday, February 28, 2021 3:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Sinovac belongs to that group (of vaccines) that offers or provides 100 percent efficacy or effectiveness," External link

peopledaily Friday, February 26, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Sinovac belongs to that group (of vaccines) that offers or provides 100 percent efficacy or effectiveness," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque afirmou : "Estamos trabalhando com a embaixada chinesa para garantir uma administração digna de seu corpo de acordo com as normas nacionais e internacionais para conter a doença" External link

noticias-r7 Sunday, February 2, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque afirmou : "Estamos trabalhando com a embaixada chinesa para garantir uma administração digna de seu corpo de acordo com as normas nacionais e internacionais para conter a doença" External link

uol Sunday, February 2, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque afirmou : "Estamos trabalhando com a embaixada chinesa para garantir uma administração digna de seu corpo de acordo com as normas nacionais e internacionais para conter a doença" External link

noticias-terra-br Sunday, February 2, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque indiqué : «Au cours de son admission, le patient a développé une pneumonie sévère» External link

lavenir Sunday, February 2, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque dijo : “Sin peros ni condiciones, simplemente deben llevar a sus niños y confiar en las vacunas... salvarán a sus hijos” External link

wsoctv Monday, February 18, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque déclaré : "Un jour ou l’autre, c’est ce qu’il va se passer" External link

estrepublicain Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:02:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
secretary43.48%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
health secretary21.74%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
secretary of health8.70%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
chairman26.09%EN01/25/201525/01/2015
Names Lang Count
Francisco DuqueEN33.97%
Francisco DuqueEU21.79%
Francisco DuqueFR21.79%
Francisco Duque IIIEN21.15%
Francesco DuqueFR1.28%


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Carlito Galvez said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “We are very happy to report that the government and the management of Pfizer have finally concluded our negotiations. (Health) Secretary (Francisco) Duque and I signed yesterday (Saturday) the supply agreement for the biggest and most decisive deal we had for 2021,” External link

pna Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Carlito Galvez said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “We (IATF) had a meeting last week and tomorrow (Monday) we will have another meeting to finalize the quarantine control as there are LGUs who appealed. We will finalize our decision on Monday. So, in order not to preempt the pronouncement of (Health) Secretary (Francisco) Duque (III) and the President during our meeting on COVID-19 in the Talk to the People, I will not mention our decision on the matter,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:49:00 AM EAT

Terry Ridon asked ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Why is Health Secretary Duque jumping the gun for Sinopharm’s EUA and acting like its local agent in the Philippines?” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, May 16, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “What our officials, including Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, should do is to improve the public’s trust in vaccines, instead of just announcing when the vaccines will arrive,” External link

inquirer Monday, May 3, 2021 11:12:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Wala pong shouting match kasi ang talagang kinakailangan ng Pilipinas ngayon ay ICU beds, at patuloy po ang pag-uusap sa pamumuno po ni Secretary Duque para dito sa additional 200 ICU beds, and the same proponent po na Austrian company is involved," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “At patuloy po ang pag-uusap sa pamumuno po ni Secretary Duque para dito sa additional 200 ICU beds. And the same component po ng Austrian company is involved (The negotiations for the additional 200 ICU beds, led by Secretary Duque, continue. And the same component of the Austrian company is involved),” External link

pna Tuesday, April 27, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT