Francisco Duque

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Francisco Duque said : “The safe reopening of our economy was made possible not only by the whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach but also through the trust, cooperation and confidence of the Filipino people. With vaccines as our best defense in this pandemic, no one will get left behind as we move forward towards the New Normal,” External link

pna Friday, May 6, 2022 10:04:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque replied : “The expired ones have reached about 3.6 million doses, which is just about 1.46 percent of our total inventory of vaccines. So yes sir, they will be replaced. The COVAX Facility will replace them. We met yesterday and they already have a letter addressed to us,” External link

philstar Wednesday, April 27, 2022 7:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Avail of boosters while there are few people in vaccination centers, in vaccination sites. Do not get the booster when there is a surge. Why? First, the lines will be long again. There will be crowding in vaccination centers. Not only that, the vaccinations will be few. Why? Because the doctors, nurses will be back in the hospitals when there is a surge,” External link

philstar Wednesday, April 27, 2022 7:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque reported : "What they will do is replace those vaccines that have expired, around 3.6 million doses or 1.46 percent of our total inventory. We have met yesterday [Tuesday], and they already sent us a letter concerning the matter," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, April 27, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Ire -replace po ng COVAX facility. Nag -meeting na po kami kahapon at mayroon na po silang sulat sa atin (The COVAX facility will replace them. We had a meeting yesterday and they have sent me a letter)," External link

manilametro Wednesday, April 27, 2022 10:29:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Ire -replace po ng COVAX facility. Nag -meeting na po kami kahapon at mayroon na po silang sulat sa atin (The COVAX facility will replace them. We had a meeting yesterday and they have sent me a letter),” External link

pna Wednesday, April 27, 2022 7:06:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Philippine Ambassador ) : "Condolences to the bereaved family of Ambassador Chito Sta. Romana who was definitely instrumental in our successful procurement negotiations with Sinovac to provide us life-saving vaccines!" External link

manilatimes Tuesday, April 19, 2022 7:46:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Hopefully, it won’t be epidemiologically and clinically more brutal or more dangerous [than previous variants]. We hope that will not happen, but we are ready,” External link

rappler Tuesday, April 12, 2022 2:33:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "What we are saying is that compared to other Asean countries when it comes to cumulative confirmed cases, we are just fifth, and that meant that our Covid response has been very good," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, April 6, 2022 8:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Thank you, Mr. President, because of your continued reminders, the people followed and our vaccination coverage has improved," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, April 6, 2022 8:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told ( about Association ) : "Ito na po 'yung sinasabi ko na compared to the other Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries, pagdating po sa cumulative confirmed cases.... panlima lang po tayo at ibig sabihin, mas maganda po ang ating pagtugon sa pandemyang ito (This is what we are saying, that compared to other Asean countries when it comes to cumulative confirmed cases, we are just fifth and that means that our Covid response has been very good), " External link

manilatimes Wednesday, April 6, 2022 6:11:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Maraming salamat sa inyo dahil sa kakapaalala ninyo, nasunod ang taongbayan, Mr. President, and of course gumanda rin ang ating vaccination coverage (Thank you, Mr. President because of your continued reminders, the people followed and our vaccination coverage has improved)," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, April 6, 2022 6:11:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "We are ready even if we have a low number of cases right now. We are ready, Mr. President, in case of another surge and hopefully it doesn’t happen," External link

philstar Wednesday, April 6, 2022 2:16:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Due to increasing Covid-19 vaccination coverage, and adherence to safety protocols, we have now reached a point where we can safely reopen schools to provide children with optimal learning opportunities that face-to-face classes are bringing," External link

manilametro Tuesday, April 5, 2022 9:32:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque pointed out : "We play it by ear, but what is important is we are doing what we can to ensure that more people get the protection and more people will realize the importance of waning immunity, " External link

manilatimes Tuesday, April 5, 2022 8:34:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Due to increasing Covid-19 vaccination coverage, and adherence to safety protocols, we have now reached a point where we can safely reopen schools to provide children with optimal learning opportunities that face-to-face classes are bringing,” External link

pna Tuesday, April 5, 2022 5:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We must also look out and take care of our adolescent population, especially with the Covid-19 pandemic. Shaped by proper virtues, we must ensure that they grow up independent and aware of the environment they live in," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, March 30, 2022 9:47:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Tingnan niyo naman naglipana ang kaso sa mga nasa itaas ng listahan. So, dapat ito ay ipagpatuloy lang natin, basta’t maganda po at consistent ang ating pong pagsasakatuparan ng ating mga interventions sa pandemic response na ito (Look at how high the cases are at the top of the list. So, we must continue, good and consistent implementation of our pandemic response interventions)," External link

pna Wednesday, March 30, 2022 8:47:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Masking, hindi pa natin po ito puwedeng pakawalan. Kinakailangan po patuloy natin sundin ang panuntunan ng atin pong Department of Health at ng IATF (we can't let this go of this yet. We need to continue following the guidelines of the Department of Health and the IATF)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, March 22, 2022 8:42:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "This (A2 vaccination rate) is the weakness of many LGUs when it comes to reaching their target," External link

manilametro Friday, March 18, 2022 3:25:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Lapu Lapu ) : "But I have no doubt whatsoever, that given the dynamism and leadership if this progressive city of Lapu-Lapu, I have no doubt whatsoever that eventually, you will be able to reach all of this final four matrix so that you can fully open up the capacities for the various establishments," External link

manilametro Friday, March 18, 2022 3:25:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This (A2 vaccination rate) is the weakness of many LGUs when it comes to reaching their target,” External link

pna Friday, March 18, 2022 11:45:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Lapu Lapu ) : “But I have no doubt whatsoever, that given the dynamism and leadership if this progressive city of Lapu-Lapu, I have no doubt whatsoever that eventually, you will be able to reach all of this final four matrix so that you can fully open up the capacities for the various establishments,” External link

pna Friday, March 18, 2022 11:45:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Do not fall prey to the tactics of the tobacco industry in marketing them as healthier alternatives, as they are not. Do not be misled by the vape regulation bill, as it is a trojan horse to this administration's avowed policy to protect the health of the nation, especially our youth," External link

manilatimes Thursday, March 17, 2022 9:01:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Iyon muna ang uunahin natin, tulungan natin sila na ma-de-escalate into Alert Level 1. Kailangan paigtingin nila yung (We will help them de-escalate into Alert Level 1, as they have to increase their) vaccination coverage for the general population na abutin nila 'yung (to reach the) 70 percent of their 80 percent target population and the 70 percent ng 85 percent ng mga (of their) senior citizens, 'yan muna ang pagtuunan natin ng pansin kaysa pagusapan ang (this is where we should focus first before we discuss) Alert Level Zero," External link

manilatimes Thursday, March 17, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Puwede kang mag-de-escalate kung kakaunti ang kaso at hindi naman nabibilaukan ang mga hospitals, maganda ang vaccination rate o kung saka-sakaling magkaroon ng variant of concern na medyo mabangis, mabilis kumalat ay nandiyan na iyang alert level natin para tugunan ang posibleng pangyayaring ganoon (We can de-escalate if cases are continuing to decline and the hospitals are not full, if the vaccination rate is high, while an increased alert level will allow us to respond to a possible more lethal variant of concern that may spread in the country)," External link

manilatimes Thursday, March 17, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "This bill is a trojan horse to this administration's vowed policy to protect the health of the nation, especially our youth," External link

manilametro Thursday, March 17, 2022 5:45:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This bill is a trojan horse to this administration’s vowed policy to protect the health of the nation, especially our youth,” External link

pna Thursday, March 17, 2022 3:57:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Sa ngayon masyadong premature, masyado pang maaga, so Alert Level 1 muna tayo malamang hanggang sa katapusan ng termino ng ating Pangulong Duterte,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 17, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Wala pang nabubuong policy patungkol sa Alert Level 0 at dahil marami pang mga lugar ang nasa Alert Level 2, ‘yun muna ang inaatupag natin ngayon: tulungan sila para ma-de-escalate to Alert Level 1," External link

philstar Thursday, March 17, 2022 11:59:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Tingin ko hindi pa panahon para magtanggal ng face masks. Matuto tayo sa karanasan ng iba’t-ibang bansa sa Europe," External link

philstar Thursday, March 17, 2022 11:59:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Iyon muna ang uunahin natin, tulungan natin sila na ma-de-escalate into Alert Level 1.... Kailangan paigtingin nila yung (We will focus on helping them to de-escalate into Alert Level 1, as they have to increase their) vaccination coverage for the general population na abutin nila yung (to reach the) 70 percent of their 80 percent target population and the 70 percent ng 85 percent ng mga (of their) senior citizens, yan muna ang pagtuunan natin ng pansin kaysa pagusapan ang (this is where we should focus first before we discuss) Alert Level Zero," External link

manilatimes Thursday, March 17, 2022 11:14:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Sa ngayon masyadong premature, masyado pang maaga, so, Alert Level 1 muna tayo, malamang hanggang sa katapusan ng termino ng ating Pangulong Duterte (At the moment, it’s premature, so, we’ll be under Alert Level 1, maybe until the end of President Duterte’s term,” External link

pna Thursday, March 17, 2022 10:21:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “It will be extended for our seniors until March 18. For other age groups, it ends (today),” External link

philstar Monday, March 14, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Your DoH (Department of Health) shares the vision of a healthy Pilipinas with the Philippine National Police through health promotion activities on substance use and abuse," External link

manilatimes Monday, March 14, 2022 7:41:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The department hopes that through the launch of Oplan Double-Barrel Finale 2022 Adore, the BADACs would be strengthened to help eradicate drug dependency of Persons Who Use Drugs (PWUDs) and help them recover from this condition. I am confident that this campaign will help in improving our country's healthcare system in general and provide our people with a substance abuse-free environment in particular. So let us all work together for a healthy Pilipinas," External link

manilametro Monday, March 14, 2022 1:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "We are just looking at the operational details to implement this. But it will not take long," External link

peopledaily Monday, March 14, 2022 10:57:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The department hopes that through the launch of Oplan Double-Barrel Finale 2022 Adore, the BADACs would be strengthened to help eradicate drug dependency of Persons Who Use Drugs (PWUDs) and help them recover from this condition. I am confident that this campaign will help in improving our country's healthcare system in general and provide our people with a substance abuse-free environment in particular. So let us all work together for a healthy Pilipinas,” External link

pna Monday, March 14, 2022 10:02:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "We are just looking at the operational details to implement this. But it will not take long," External link

nampa Monday, March 14, 2022 8:45:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Malay natin baka pwede nang mag-deescalate to Alert Level 0. Pero ‘yang Alert Level 0 pag-uusapan pa ‘yan ng IATF,” External link

philstar Thursday, March 10, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Kahit na mababa ang risk classification, kahit na minimal at hindi naman sila pasado sa vaccination coverage ay hindi natin sila pwedeng ibaba sa Alert Level 1 kasi 'yun na lang ang ating pinanghahawakan para magpursige silang bakunahan ang pinakamalaking porsyento ng mamamayan at kanilang senior citizens (Even if their risk classification is very low, even if it is minimal risk, but if their vaccine coverage is not acceptable, we cannot move them to Alert Level 1 because that is the only way we can pursue to vaccinate a huge number of the population, including senior citizens)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, March 8, 2022 7:43:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "One differentiator compared to many of these countries, I should like to believe, is our very good compliance to minimum public health standards , 'yung masking ng mga Pilipino (the wearing of masks of Filipinos)," External link

manilametro Tuesday, March 8, 2022 4:05:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Yun naman ang layunin natin, ayaw na natin mag widespread lockdown, kaya sinasama natin yung vaccination coverage para yung local chief executives, magpursige na itaas yung vaccination coverage, kasi yan lang ang proteksyon natin (That is our aim, we do not want widespread lockdowns that is why we are urging our local chief executives to increase their vaccination coverage as it is our protection [against the virus]," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, March 8, 2022 3:31:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "If we look at the average daily attack rate or ADAR and the two-week growth rate, that is minimal. And the rest of the country, all the regions are (classified as) minimal (risk) already," "It is the same for our health systems capacity, low risk, minimal to low risk," External link

philstar Tuesday, March 8, 2022 1:05:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “One differentiator compared to many of these countries, I should like to believe, is our very good compliance to minimum public health standards , ‘yung masking ng mga Pilipino (the wearing of masks of Filipinos),” External link

pna Tuesday, March 8, 2022 11:38:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Our case fatality is rate is low, 1.54 [percent] and even low for Omicron, kung titignan natin yung Omicron deaths natin (If we will see our Omicron deaths), it is less than one percent, and our deaths per million is around 500, one of the lowest, it is a huge difference," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, March 2, 2022 9:05:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "I want to be remembered as the official, and my team, as the one who led the pandemic response yielding the least number of lives lost.... but we have to put this in context, given our limited resources, we did fairly well," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, March 2, 2022 9:05:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “There are old folks in wheelchairs, there are those who cannot walk or confined in their houses because they are afraid to go out, so we’ll bring it to them through a house-to-house immunization campaign,” External link

philstar Thursday, February 24, 2022 8:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "So, sa kanilang pangkalahatan naman, 'yung target population, lampas na sila sa 80 percent. In fact, ang NCR 100 percent nga of its target population(generally, with its target population, it has exceeded 80 percent. In fact, NCR is 100 percent of its target population, fully vaccinated - ito ay 101.66 percent to be exact)," External link

manilametro Thursday, February 24, 2022 4:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We will be more specific in terms kung ano ba 'yung mga activities (We will be more specific in terms of [the kind of] activities [for the public] that will be allowed," External link

manilametro Thursday, February 24, 2022 4:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “So, sa kanilang pangkalahatan naman, 'yung target population, lampas na sila sa 80 percent. In fact, ang NCR 100 percent nga of its target population (generally, with its target population, it has exceeded 80 percent. In fact, NCR is 100 percent of its target population, fully vaccinated ito ay 101.66 percent to be exact),” External link

pna Thursday, February 24, 2022 12:10:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We will be more specific in terms kung ano ba 'yung mga activities (We will be more specific in terms of [the kind of] activities [for the public] that will be allowed,” External link

pna Thursday, February 24, 2022 12:10:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Sila ay pasado na sa metrics, hinog in other words, yung kanilang two week growth rate nasa negative na and yung average daily attack rate, moderate risk, pag binangga mo yung dalawa, nasa (They passed the metrics, in other words, they are ripe, their two week growth rate is now at the negative and their average daily attack rate is now at moderate risk, so when you combine them, they are now at the) low-risk classification)," External link

manilatimes Thursday, February 24, 2022 8:54:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Basta mag-mask kayo. Tapos, hanggang sa kung kakayanin, huwag naman yung masyadong dikit-dikit parang sardinas. Masama naman yung ganun (Just wear masks. And as much as possible, avoid overcrowding like sardines. That’s bad),” External link

philstar Thursday, February 17, 2022 8:38:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque noted : “It appears that it is not causing a spike in cases since we are still seeing a downward trend,” External link

philstar Thursday, February 17, 2022 8:38:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “There is only one source of this Pfizer so far. We could not hit the pace at which we would like to vaccinate as aggressively as we ought to ensure that the children will be aptly protected,” External link

philstar Thursday, February 17, 2022 8:38:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "But to what extent are you going to ease the restrictions?.... So siguro sabihin natin na ang mga matatanda, lalo na ang hindi bakunado, wag na kayong sumali sa mga caravan at rally, baka kayo mahawahan (We could say that the elderly, especially those unvaccinated, should not join rallies and caravans and they might get infected)," External link

manilatimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 12:23:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We have to do it gradually, kung saka-sakaling gagawin yan, hindi mo na lang basta basta itatapon ang mask mo ganun ganun na lang (if we will do this, you cannot do it instantly that you will just throw your mask away)," External link

manilatimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 9:42:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We will assess… if the safety certification is up to par by Thursday. Hopefully, by the first week of March we can already de-escalate to Alert Level 1,” External link

inquirer Wednesday, February 16, 2022 8:57:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We are able to manage our cases and our health system's capacity is very much prepared for any eventuality na kung magkaroon na naman ng saka-sakaling pagtaaas (in case there would be another surge in cases)," External link

manilametro Monday, February 14, 2022 10:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We are able to manage our cases and our health system's capacity is very much prepared for any eventuality na kung magkaroon na naman ng saka-sakaling pagtaaas (in case there would be another surge in cases)," External link

pna Monday, February 14, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The vaccines are safe, but it can’t be avoided that there could be minor side effects following immunization,” External link

philstar Thursday, February 10, 2022 8:21:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “It is possible for cases to increase if we are complacent, if restrictions are not enforced and observed,” External link

philstar Wednesday, February 9, 2022 8:44:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Our health care utilization rates range from low to moderate risk levels," External link

manilametro Tuesday, February 8, 2022 2:57:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Our health care utilization rates range from low to moderate risk levels," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, February 8, 2022 12:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "It is very important that our children be vaccinated and benefit from the protection that these vaccines provide so we can successfully open up not just the economy, but the entire education sector will be freed from the clutches of Covid-19," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, February 8, 2022 3:03:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Cressida Hubbard ) : "I understand that the Panel Report that was released to the media is a mere draft and will still need to undergo a process within the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee. Nevertheless, if the Blue Ribbon adopts the recommendation, we will wait for the action of the appropriate Tribunal. It is assured that we will fully cooperate with the Tribunal's process as we have nothing to hide," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, February 2, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "no such thing as purely airborne," External link

philstar Wednesday, February 2, 2022 5:33:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "These are life-saving equipment indeed critical in our pandemic response and also including some supplies and consumables, which have already arrived last year," External link

manilametro Friday, January 28, 2022 7:46:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "These are life-saving equipment indeed critical in our pandemic response and also including some supplies and consumables, which have already arrived last year," External link

pna Friday, January 28, 2022 3:07:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The rest of Luzon nakikita po natin dito, nag-umpisa na rin pong mag -plateau. Hopefully, ito bumaba na rin in the coming days. Pero ang inoobserbahan po nating maigi, binabantayan natin ang Visayas and Mindanao. Itong color blue line ang Visayas, tapos ito namang Mindanao 'yung orange ay pataas po ang mga kaso . (We can see the rest of Luzon, they start to plateau. Hopefully, it will go down in the coming days. But we are carefully observing Visayas and Mindanao. Color blue line is Visayas, and Mindanao is orange that has started to increase)," External link

manilametro Tuesday, January 25, 2022 4:42:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The rest of Luzon nakikita po natin dito, nag-umpisa na rin pong mag -plateau. Hopefully, ito bumaba na rin in the coming days. Pero ang inoobserbahan po nating maigi, binabantayan natin ang Visayas and Mindanao. Itong color blue line ang Visayas, tapos ito namang Mindanao ‘yung orange ay pataas po ang mga kaso . (We can see the rest of Luzon, they start to plateau. Hopefully, it will go down in the coming days. But we are carefully observing Visayas and Mindanao. Color blue line is Visayas, and Mindanao is orange that has started to increase),” External link

pna Tuesday, January 25, 2022 12:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Our (vaccine) experts have been coordinating with their counterparts in the (international) scientific community on vaccinology and immunology and they have been studying this,” External link

philstar Monday, January 24, 2022 8:16:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "no vaccination, no ride'' policy, with most saying they cannot be forced to be inoculated because they do not believe the jabs will benefit them. Huwag na po nating gawing hadlang ang kung anu-ano, para lang huwag maging tagumpay ang ating national vaccination program (Let's not come up with any hindrance for the national vaccination program not to succeed)," External link

manilametro Monday, January 24, 2022 6:53:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “no vaccination, no ride’’ policy, with most saying they cannot be forced to be inoculated because they do not believe the jabs will benefit them. Huwag na po nating gawing hadlang ang kung anu-ano, para lang huwag maging tagumpay ang ating national vaccination program (Let’s not come up with any hindrance for the national vaccination program not to succeed),” External link

pna Monday, January 24, 2022 2:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Lumiliit ang porsiyentong iniaambag nito sa ating total case load (The percentage of new cases the NCR contributes to our total case load is getting smaller)," External link

manilametro Monday, January 24, 2022 2:09:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "So, depende pa rin iyan kung ang ating pamantayan o ang ating batayan ay ang two-week growth rate natin, dapat sa (that depends on our metrics or if our basis is the two-week growth rate, it should be) moderate risk level which means zero to 200 percent growth rate for two weeks, current two weeks compared to the previous two weeks," External link

manilametro Monday, January 24, 2022 2:09:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “So far, ang limitadong datos nagpapakita hindi naman ito parang naiiba talaga sa Omicron variant. Kung meron man, baka mas matulin daw makahawa. Pero pagdating sa dalawang aspekto ng pagtugon, bakuna continues to be effective versus severe, critical cases, therefore preventing hospitalization and deaths,” External link

rappler Monday, January 24, 2022 12:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Lumiliit ang porsiyentong iniaambag nito sa ating total case load (The percentage of new cases the NCR contributes to our total case load is getting smaller),” External link

pna Monday, January 24, 2022 11:54:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “So, depende pa rin iyan kung ang ating pamantayan o ang ating batayan ay ang two-week growth rate natin, dapat sa (that depends on our metrics or if our basis is the two-week growth rate, it should be) moderate risk level which means zero to 200 percent growth rate for two weeks, current two weeks compared to the previous two weeks,” External link

pna Monday, January 24, 2022 11:54:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Lumalabas na nag-peak na at nakikita nating ilang araw nang sunod na sunod na bumaba ang kaso sa National Capital Region at lumiliit ang porsyentong iniaambag nito sa ating total caseload,” External link

philstar Monday, January 24, 2022 10:57:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We (IATF) might discuss if we can go down to Alert Level 2 but that’s not yet cast in stone because we will meet to review the metrics,” External link

philstar Monday, January 24, 2022 10:57:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "We need to study the metrics. Hindi natin masabi sa ngayon, kailangan nating makita yung pagbaba ng kaso at ma-reach natin yung thresholds (We have to see how cases decline and if we can reach the thresholds)," External link

manilatimes Monday, January 24, 2022 10:31:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added ( about Director General ) : "With the tireless support of Dr. Abeyasinghe, the Philippine government was commended by the WHO Director-General for swiftly executing, redoubling efforts in strengthening routine immunization of children. We thank Dr. Abeyasinghe for his dedication in ensuring Filipinos achieve better health outcomes," External link

manilatimes Friday, January 21, 2022 9:57:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "With fluctuating vaccination coverage rates in the last decade, the Philippines, particularly Filipino children, remain at risk for vaccine preventable diseases. This initiative not only gives better tools to care for individual patients, but it also helps to respond more strategically to protect communities," External link

manilametro Thursday, January 20, 2022 2:55:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Ang supply ng bakuna natin ay nag stabilize lang ng October ng nakaraang taon hindi katulad ng mga mayayamang bansa nung una pa marami na silang supply tayo ay nag antay pa kaya hindi natin kaagad mapalawig yung ating 'Resbakuna Program' (Our vaccine supply only stabilized last October unlike the rich countries that has enough vaccine supply since the start, we had to wait for the vaccines before we expand the 'Resbakuna Program')," External link

manilametro Thursday, January 20, 2022 2:55:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "That's about 58 to 59 million for the first dose, for the second dose we have about 56 million, 72 percent of the targeted population. So marami pa tayong kailangang habulin, meron pa tayong (so we still have a lot of catching up to do), 30 percent, more or less of the target population that we need to vaccinate and that is only 70 percent of the total population, you still have another 30 percent to be able to vaccinate a great majority of our people," External link

manilametro Thursday, January 20, 2022 2:55:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Persida Acosta ) : “Perhaps PAO chief Acosta should be more open-minded to support the vaccines because billions of people have been vaccinated and we have saved a lot of lives,” External link

philstar Thursday, January 20, 2022 11:40:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “With fluctuating vaccination coverage rates in the last decade, the Philippines, particularly Filipino children, remain at risk for vaccine preventable diseases. This initiative not only gives better tools to care for individual patients, but it also helps to respond more strategically to protect communities,” External link

pna Thursday, January 20, 2022 10:55:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We have already close to 35,000 put together so we’ll start distributing them. But we’re also asking well-meaning companies to help us, to co-brand DOH with them to provide home kits,” External link

philstar Friday, January 14, 2022 10:37:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Does mass testing work, I think it does not, look at first world countries with high testing output, look at them, because imbes na mag-mask sila at mag social distance. kala lang nila ang testing makakatulong (instead of wearing masks and social distancing, they only feel that testing would benefit them)," External link

manilatimes Friday, January 14, 2022 9:06:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "Ipagpalagay na natin (Let's assume that) for 5 percent of the population, 100 million, five million, divided by seven, that is 700,000 tests per day at 2,000 pesos per test, that is P1.4 billion a day, that is P14 billion per 10 days, P42 billion in one month, my god, i'd rather put that money for my healthcare worker benefits, for ayuda (aid) in communities doing granular lockdowns, that is the way to put huge sums of money in better use," External link

manilatimes Friday, January 14, 2022 9:06:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We might still be in the acceleration phase of our surge,” External link

philstar Wednesday, January 12, 2022 11:58:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Our country is currently under critical risk case classification with a 690% increase in the seven-day moving average of daily reported cases," External link

philstar Tuesday, January 11, 2022 4:43:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "A much higher amount is in order, Mr. President," External link

manilametro Thursday, January 6, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “A much higher amount is in order, Mr. President,” External link

pna Thursday, January 6, 2022 6:47:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "What we want are early signals to forestall reaching the red line of health care utilization. A few days and the hospitals will be overwhelmed and lead to Alert Level 5, which could be a damper on the economy," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, January 5, 2022 7:21:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "In light of these, we are calling for a suspension of all mass gatherings," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, January 5, 2022 4:12:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Laguna is contiguous to Rizal, they are all under Region 4-A [Calabarzon or Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon], so I was informed by my Epidemiology Bureau director that we are looking at Laguna and they are evaluating the metrics, the two-week growth rate and the average daily attack rate per 100,000 population," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Pretty much, this is how we should do it until we are able to move aggressively and progressively forward," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Naka-limang meetings na kami with the NCR, Region 3, and Region 4-A para gabayan sila kung ano ang kanilang gagawin tungkol sa kanilang paghahanda o pagtugon sa COVID-19," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 5, 2022 11:37:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "I was just told earlier by the epidemiology bureau that Laguna might also have to be placed under Alert Level 3," External link

philstar Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The largest increase in case was seen in the National Capital Region, hence it is under critical risk, the highest risk classification," External link

philstar Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "That’s a bit of improvement," "We have less fireworks-related injuries. Ngunit ang mga bilang ng kaso ay maaaring tumaas sa mga susunod na araw dahil sa mga huling reports at consultations" External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, January 1, 2022 8:29:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque stated : "We also have to keep our healthcare utilization at a manageable level. We can do this by working together to prevent the transmission of Covid-19. All eligible individuals should get vaccinated or boosted as soon as possible. We can also use surgical masks, double masks, or complementing cloth masks with a face shield. We urge those who are showing symptoms of Covid-19 to isolate, get tested, and finish the prescribed duration. Lastly, if we can, let us do home isolation supported by regular teleconsultation," External link

manilametro Friday, December 31, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We are preparing not just in welcoming 2022, but also in giving our kababayan a safe and sans-souci New Year. DOH always hopes that celebrations like this will not create untoward accidents,” External link

philstar Friday, December 31, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque stated : “We also have to keep our healthcare utilization at a manageable level. We can do this by working together to prevent the transmission of Covid-19. All eligible individuals should get vaccinated or boosted as soon as possible. We can also use surgical masks, double masks, or complementing cloth masks with a face shield. We urge those who are showing symptoms of Covid-19 to isolate, get tested, and finish the prescribed duration. Lastly, if we can, let us do home isolation supported by regular teleconsultation,” External link

pna Friday, December 31, 2021 4:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “About 104 of them (returning Filipinos) have arrived and will be accommodated in this first class isolation facility, and on this note ako ay nagpapasalamat sa (I am thanking the) City of Manila,” External link

inquirer Friday, December 31, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “Pinaghahandaan na ‘yan. Mayroong EUA ang FDA na ibinibigay para magamit ang antivirals na ito,” External link

inquirer Friday, December 31, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We are exploring all possible options to safely mitigate the effects of more transmissible variants of Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). The approval came at an opportune time as several countries also re-strategize in light of the Omicron and other Covid-19 variants that may emerge," External link

manilametro Wednesday, December 22, 2021 8:17:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We are exploring all possible options to safely mitigate the effects of more transmissible variants of Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). The approval came at an opportune time as several countries also re-strategize in light of the Omicron and other Covid-19 variants that may emerge,” External link

pna Wednesday, December 22, 2021 5:11:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We are exploring all possible options to safely mitigate the effects of more transmissible variants of COVID-19,” External link

inquirer Tuesday, December 21, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “Ensuring enough coverage of the primary series while adhering to the minimum public health standards are crucial if we want to maintain low to minimal risk classification and have adequate health systems capacities especially during the holiday season,” External link

inquirer Tuesday, December 21, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “that’s a possibility, but we will have to assess the extent of the damage” External link

rappler Monday, December 20, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "I already spoke to the head of the vaccine expert panel, her name is Dr. Nina Gloriani. Yesterday, she told me that they will officially recommend a three-month interval between the booster and the second dose," External link

manilametro Thursday, December 16, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "I already spoke to the head of the vaccine expert panel, her name is Dr. Nina Gloriani. Yesterday, she told me that they will officially recommend a three-month interval between the booster and the second dose," External link

pna Thursday, December 16, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "I already spoke to the head of the vaccine expert panel, Dr. Nina Gloriani. Yesterday, she told me they will officially recommend a three-month interval between the second dose and the booster dose," External link

manilametro Thursday, December 16, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "I already spoke to the head of the vaccine expert panel, Dr. Nina Gloriani. Yesterday, she told me they will officially recommend a three-month interval between the second dose and the booster dose," External link

pna Thursday, December 16, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We will see by next week. Ang importante naman talaga is yung primary series natin,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, December 15, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Aba e hindi naman lahat ng mga pamahalaang lokal ay mayroong ganung kapasidad (Not all local governments have such capacity)," External link

manilametro Wednesday, December 15, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "This is a big help and we can say that it is good, with no occupancy but they are preparing for the worst-case scenario. Because, we cannot say, like what Sec. Vince Dizon said, it is not yet over because one of the characteristics of Covid is the capacity to change constantly or the mutation)," External link

manilametro Wednesday, December 15, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Aba e hindi naman lahat ng mga pamahalaang lokal ay mayroong ganung kapasidad (Not all local governments have such capacity)," External link

pna Wednesday, December 15, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "This is a big help and we can say that it is good, with no occupancy but they are preparing for the worst-case scenario. Because, we cannot say, like what Sec. Vince Dizon said, it is not yet over because one of the characteristics of Covid is the capacity to change constantly or the mutation)," External link

pna Wednesday, December 15, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "No, that’s not correct because the communication, the representative of Sec. Vince Dizon, he had facilitated the connection of the supposed supplier with our Undersecretary of procurement and supply chain management office, and who in turn had to consult the program managers as to the technical aspects and pricing that are required in the procurement process," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Carlito Galvez ) : "Mr. President, si [Testing Czar] Secretary Vince Dizon at si [Vaccine Czar] Secretary [Carlito] Galvez at kami po kasama si [Interior] Secretary Ed Ano ay nagkasundo na magrekomenda po na itong Bagyong Odette na paparating at mukhang magiging tropical storm ay kami po ay nagrerekomenda na ang atin National Vaccination Part 2 ay ipo -postpone muna natin doon sa mga dadaanan po ng bagyo (Mr. President, Secretary Vince Dizon, Galvez and Ed Ano agreed to recommend postponing the National Vaccination Part 2 amid the approaching tropical storm)," External link

manilametro Tuesday, December 14, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Carlito Galvez ) : “Mr. President, si [Testing Czar] Secretary Vince Dizon at si [Vaccine Czar] Secretary [Carlito] Galvez at kami po kasama si [Interior] Secretary Ed Año ay nagkasundo na magrekomenda po na itong Bagyong Odette na paparating at mukhang magiging tropical storm ay kami po ay nagrerekomenda na ang atin National Vaccination Part 2 ay ipo -postpone muna natin doon sa mga dadaanan po ng bagyo (Mr. President, Secretary Vince Dizon, Galvez and Ed Año agreed to recommend postponing the National Vaccination Part 2 amid the approaching tropical storm),” External link

pna Monday, December 13, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Philippine Atmospheric ) : “Ito pong dadaanan ng bagyo batay po sa mga pinakahuling ulat mula sa PAGASA ( Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration) ay posible po Northern Mindanao, Central and Eastern Visayas, at ang Southern Tagalog region ay hindi muna natin itutuloy ang bakunahan dahil kailangan natin mailayo sa peligro ang ating mga kababayan dahil sa bagyong Odette,” External link

rappler Monday, December 13, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “I do support the extension of the Alert Level 2,” External link

inquirer Monday, December 13, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “They have their own thoughts and we process, we arrive at a consensus,” External link

inquirer Monday, December 13, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “His allegation is very unfair. There is no basis,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, December 13, 2021 7:27:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “accommodate that quantity with that pricing,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, December 13, 2021 7:27:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Our mobility will increase during the holidays, we know that. And there’s the looming threat of the Omicron variant. So it's better that we are conservative,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, December 12, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We will push for that. I will see to what extent I can do that because I strongly feel that this is a weakness in the system and sometimes unintended consequences of laws that weaken the ability to do more effective contact tracing or back-tracing,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, December 11, 2021 11:41:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Saying instead of 6 months from the second dose of primary series, what if we did it three months after the second dose? Would that confer much better, much higher protection,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, December 10, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "There has been good compliance overall by manufacturers, distributors, hospitals, and pharmacies since we implemented the MDRP. We also thank the drug establishments for their cooperation and willingness to work with the government in our efforts to lower drug prices despite the supply chain challenges resulting from the pandemic," External link

manilametro Friday, December 10, 2021 4:23:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “There has been good compliance overall by manufacturers, distributors, hospitals, and pharmacies since we implemented the MDRP. We also thank the drug establishments for their cooperation and willingness to work with the government in our efforts to lower drug prices despite the supply chain challenges resulting from the pandemic,” External link

pna Friday, December 10, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We want to conduct back tracing and we are having difficulties because we don’t know where to search for them. So we are still investigating this,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, December 8, 2021 11:38:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Unang-una ay ang mobility tataas na naman ngayong Kapaskuhan, alam natin iyan at mayroong nagbabadya o banta ng Omicron variant, so, maigi na mas konserbatibo tayo (Firstly, our mobility will increase this Christmas season, and then there is the threat of the Omicron variant, so we are better off to remain conservative)," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, December 8, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “He said three things; number one, it seems like evidence that Omicron is only mild is increasing, which is good for all of us,” “Number two, there are still no reported deaths on account of the Omicron variant.,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “In fact, in October we were at 121 and they said we were left behind, but we kept progressing and we improved our measures to increase our ranking,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We serve at the pleasure of the President, so (that's) the President’s call" External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Ang tinatarget natin ay 7 million for the first dose, para maabot natin 'yung pinupuntiryang 54 million by the end of the year na mabigyan ng bakuna (Our target is 7 million for the first dose so we can reach the targeted 54 million inoculations by the end of the year)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, December 7, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We are buying time para mapalakas natin ang ating health system capacity at siyempre iyong vaccination trajectory, kinakailangan na ipagpatuloy ito at mas marami tayong mga kababayan na mabakunahan ay mas maigi para sa lahat para makamit ang (to improve our health systems capacity, we need to continue this and we have to vaccinate more people so that we will improve our) population protection," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, December 7, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Sinabi niya na lumalaki ang datos na nagpapakita na mukhang mild ang symptoms and no deaths reported as of yet patungkol sa Omicron variant (He told me that more data showed that the Omicron variant has mild symptoms and no deaths reported as of yet)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, December 7, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Para sa akin, dapat siguro, tama lang manatili muna tayo sa Alert Level 2," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 7, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Para sa akin, siguro tama lang na manatili muna tayo sa Alert Level 2,” External link

inquirer Tuesday, December 7, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "At naniniwala po kami na kaya po natin maabot [ito]," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 7, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "At naniniwala po kami na kaya po natin maabot [ito]," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 7, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The latest report is that ang Pilipinas ay nasa number 4 globally, ang rank natin (the Philippines is ranking number 4 globally) for having jabbed 2.7 million in a day," External link

manilametro Thursday, December 2, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "But if you are going to look at this in terms of the population- -Yung laki ng populasyon--Aba! number 1 tayo, kasi 110 million lang tayo eh ang China, India 1 billion yang mga iyan eh ang population nila more than 1 billion (we are number 1 because we are only 110 million in population while India and China have more than 1 billion population)," External link

manilametro Thursday, December 2, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The latest report is that ang Pilipinas ay nasa number 4 globally, ang rank natin (the Philippines is ranking number 4 globally) for having jabbed 2.7 million in a day," External link

manilametro Thursday, December 2, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "But if you are going to look at this in terms of the population- -Yung laki ng populasyon--Aba! number 1 tayo, kasi 110 million lang tayo eh ang China, India 1 billion yang mga iyan eh ang population nila more than 1 billion (we are number 1 because we are only 110 million in population while India and China have more than 1 billion population)," External link

manilametro Thursday, December 2, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The latest report is that ang Pilipinas ay nasa number 4 globally, ang rank natin (the Philippines is ranking number 4 globally) for having jabbed 2.7 million in a day," External link

pna Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "But if you are going to look at this in terms of the population- -Yung laki ng populasyon--Aba! number 1 tayo, kasi 110 million lang tayo eh ang China, India 1 billion yang mga iyan eh ang population nila more than 1 billion (we are number 1 because we are only 110 million in population while India and China have more than 1 billion population)," External link

pna Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We need to widen and increase the vaccination coverage to reach population protection," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 30, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "In case there will be a sustained high community transmission on account of this possible Omicron variant entry in our countrylet's take advantage of our low number of cases and prepare the health system’s capacity, again for the worst-case scenario," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 30, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Pinaparating ko, sa ngalan ng Department of Health, ang aking saludo kay Mayor Marcy Teodoro. Tumatayo ako bilang saksi sa kanyang mga ginawa, mula sa pagtatag ng kanyang kauna-unahang molecular RT-PCR laboratory (I extend, on behalf of the Department of Health, my salute to Mayor Marcy Teodoro. I stand as a witness to his accomplishments, from the establishment of his first molecular reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction laboratory)," External link

manilametro Monday, November 29, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Pinaparating ko, sa ngalan ng Department of Health, ang aking saludo kay Mayor Marcy Teodoro. Tumatayo ako bilang saksi sa kanyang mga ginawa, mula sa pagtatag ng kanyang kauna-unahang molecular RT-PCR laboratory (I extend, on behalf of the Department of Health, my salute to Mayor Marcy Teodoro. I stand as a witness to his accomplishments, from the establishment of his first molecular reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction laboratory),” External link

pna Monday, November 29, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We are waiting for the approval of our recommendation. We have many OFWs [overseas Filipino workers] who would want to come home for Christmas,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, November 28, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Itong sa Hong Kong ay pinadala na natin sa Office of the President, kay Secretary Medialdea para aksyunan ito, kasi sa Hong Kong, marami tayong kababayan na gustong magsiuwi, o baka gusto nang makauwi for the holidays, so 'yan ang pinatutukan natin sa (In the case of Hong Kong, we have sent this to the Office of the President, to Secretary Medialdea, to take action on this, because in Hong Kong, we have many countrymen who want to go home for the holidays, that is why we are proposing this to the) Office of the Executive Secretary," External link

manilatimes Saturday, November 27, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Naghahanap pa rin sila ng ebidensya na kung ito ay mas peligroso, kaya ngayon ay nakikipagugnayan na tayo sa WHO and antayin natin kung paano ang magiging kinalabasan nitong meeting nila (They are still looking for evidence if this is more dangerous, that is why we are coordinating with the WHO and we will wait for the results of the meeting) " External link

manilatimes Saturday, November 27, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Despite the limited health systems capacity, we were able to achieve better health outcomes because of the whole-of-nation approach. And as we continue to work towards realizing the vision of Universal Health Care for all Filipinos, we would like to dedicate our wins against the pandemic to our healthcare workers who have selflessly devoted their lives in providing both Covid and non-Covid-19 health care to Filipinos," External link

manilametro Thursday, November 25, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Let's get ready for Bayanihan Bakunahan! We encourage all Filipinos to volunteer during this occasion and work together to inoculate more of our kababayan for us to safely reopen the economy," External link

manilametro Thursday, November 25, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Despite the limited health systems capacity, we were able to achieve better health outcomes because of the whole-of-nation approach. And as we continue to work towards realizing the vision of Universal Health Care for all Filipinos, we would like to dedicate our wins against the pandemic to our healthcare workers who have selflessly devoted their lives in providing both Covid and non-Covid-19 health care to Filipinos,” External link

pna Thursday, November 25, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Let's get ready for Bayanihan Bakunahan! We encourage all Filipinos to volunteer during this occasion and work together to inoculate more of our kababayan for us to safely reopen the economy,” External link

pna Thursday, November 25, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "No serious adverse events following immunization. So these are the usual localized pain or the usual slight fever," External link

manilametro Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:31:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "No serious adverse events following immunization. So these are the usual localized pain or the usual slight fever," External link

pna Wednesday, November 24, 2021 12:15:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This is substantial in the light of the fact that we are rolling out our booster policy and we’re very happy, we’re very gratified with the support that’s being provided to us by our neighbors in Australia,” “This is going to be distributed all over the country, but there will be priorities. The high-density cities where economic activity is huge, we are pushing for a more aggressive vaccine coverage in those areas, but no one is to be left behind,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The uptick in cases yesterday is not a trend, just a day’s worth of reporting... Normally, the way we measure this is anywhere from 1 to 2-week growth rate,” “We are waiting for a trend. One day data will not give you the full picture Antayin natin (Let's wait),” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 22, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque noted : “Assuming magkaroon ng pagtaas (there's an increase in cases) in the next few days, the reason for this could be increased social mobility. We’re down to Alert Level 2, and we have expanded capacity... 50% indoor capacity,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 22, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Pero syempre tapusin muna natin 'yung vulnerable groups (but of course, we need to finish the vulnerable groups," External link

manilametro Wednesday, November 17, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Pero syempre tapusin muna natin 'yung vulnerable groups (but of course, we need to finish the vulnerable groups," External link

pna Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Puwede naman iyon, wala namang problema (That's allowed, there's no problem with that) because at the end of the day the objective is the same, it's to bring up the level of antibody protection prior to the booster dose," External link

manilametro Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Puwede naman iyon, wala namang problema (That's allowed, there's no problem with that) because at the end of the day the objective is the same, it's to bring up the level of antibody protection prior to the booster dose," External link

pna Wednesday, November 17, 2021 10:30:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Under Alert Level 4, the decision to use face shields is up to the local government units and the private companies,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 16, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We would ask them to require their clients to use face shields in the 3Cs areas for an extra layer of protection,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 16, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Joey Concepcion ) : "In our continuing efforts to guarantee our safe passage out of this pandemic, our case trends have already shown us the immense benefits of vaccines. We are one with PA Joey in our goal toward vaccination," External link

manilatimes Friday, November 12, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “It is wrong to think at this stage that the COVID will disappear. It is best to assume that it will stay with us and therefore we must learn to coexist with it,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Depende 'yan. Titignan natin ang numero at datos; kung ang datos ay patuloy na bumababa...posible na 'pag below 1,000 tayo or below 500 [cases] per day ay baka pwede nating ibaba to Alert Level 1, eh sino ba naman ang may ayaw ng Alert Level 1 (It depends; we will see the number and the data, and if the data will show that cases are continuing to go down and once we go below 1,000 or 500 cases per day, then we can go down to Alert Level 1, who does not want to go to Alert Level 1)?" External link

manilatimes Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque noted : "Tayo ay ginagabayan ng mga objective na panukatan na ito. Hindi ito subjective or 'type ko lang na ipagawa ito' or 'gusto ng IATF ito.' Hindi, mayroon tayong magandang batayan (We are being guided by these objective measurements. This is not subjective like 'I feel that I want to do this' or 'the IATF wants this.' We have a good basis)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "Nangangamba ako na kapag nag kumpul-kumpulan ang mga tao ay posibleng makakita tayo ng pagsipa ng kaso at dapat ito ay maiwasan natin sa ating mga napatunayang effective na pagsunod sa minimum health standards... Matagal na po nating napatunayan na tunay na effective na ito (I am worried that if we see more people crowding each other, then we can see Covid cases to increase, and we have to prevent that through religiously following minimum health standards... They are proven to be effective) after 20 months of non-stop Covid-19 pandemic response," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "It is wrong to think at this stage that Covid-19 will disappear; it is best to assume it will stay with us, and we must learn to co-exist with this. But we must be able to contain it so as not to overwhelm the health system and continue to protect the vulnerable population," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Nagkakaroon ng delayed reimbursements, and one of the most common reasons is the IT system ng Philhealth, kailangan paunlarin at mag-invest sa IT capability ng Philhealth dahil ang membership base ng PhilHealth, 100 million [Filipinos] (We [admit, we] had delayed reimbursements, and one of the most common reasons is the IT system of PhilHealth, we need to improve and invest its IT capability because of our membership base of 100 million Filipinos)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, November 9, 2021 9:42:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “They reminded me we have to abide by the memorandum order, so that is what we did, and we followed that memorandum order,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “It covers all executive officials and employees of the national government agencies,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 3, 2021 1:02:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "It's hard to determine the speed of transmission in public transport because once you boarded a vehicle, you cannot tell if you have already been infected — but you want to be safe too — and that is what we are considering," External link

manilatimes Saturday, October 30, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Kasama rito ang pinakabagong ulat ng ating pamamahagi ng (It includes the new report of our distribution of) special risk allowance at (and) Covid-19 sickness and death compensation," External link

manilametro Thursday, October 28, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Kasama rito ang pinakabagong ulat ng ating pamamahagi ng (It includes the new report of our distribution of) special risk allowance at (and) Covid-19 sickness and death compensation," External link

pna Thursday, October 28, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Even though the pandemic has taken a lot from us, it hasn't taken away our drive to serve the people of this Region to the best of our abilities, and this meeting is a testament to that," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We acknowledge the necessity of financing preparedness and response at the national, regional, and global levels. There should be optimal financing of the public common good, leveraging resources of the private sector, developing insurance solutions, and strengthening the collaboration among sectors including ministries of health and finance in terms of universal health financing," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We must work together to ensure that every nation's health system has the capacity to cope with the sudden surges and increases in the demand for the care of individuals with severe and critical Covid-19 cases," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Ang mga bakuna po for routine immunization ay ligtas at libre, makipag-ugnayan lamang po sa local health centers sa inyong lugar (Vaccines for routine immunization are safe and free, just coordinate with your local health centers in your area)," External link

manilametro Sunday, October 24, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Ang mga bakuna po for routine immunization ay ligtas at libre, makipag-ugnayan lamang po sa local health centers sa inyong lugar (Vaccines for routine immunization are safe and free, just coordinate with your local health centers in your area),” External link

pna Sunday, October 24, 2021 9:31:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque : "We have to consider safety of the vaccines in so far as the pediatric age groups is concerned. That's why we have decided as a matter of policy to commence vaccination from 12 to 17 years of age of children with comorbidities. After that, we'll open na to the general pediatric population" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:43:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Kung ia-advocate nila ang vaccination, magkakaroon sila ng mas magandang exposure. At ito mararamdaman ng taumbayan na talgang health advocate sila and their championing vaccination,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This is really vital in our clinical management of our severe and critical COVID cases. This is not just merely a donation of these life saving equipment but they are also a major contributor to the COVAX facility,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 21, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "Rest assured that we will have this investigated because these are public funds and we don’t want money to be used and not be able to maximize the value, especially that these are scarce resources," External link

rappler Thursday, October 21, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Kasama rito ang pinakabagong ulat ng ating pamamahagi ng (It includes the new report of our distribution of) special risk allowance at (and) Covid-19 sickness and death compensation," External link

manilametro Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Kasama rito ang pinakabagong ulat ng ating pamamahagi ng (It includes the new report of our distribution of) special risk allowance at (and) Covid-19 sickness and death compensation," External link

pna Wednesday, October 20, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “That notion is wrong because the vaccines we import have been studied and really tested to be safe and of good quality, it's still free and will provide protection,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, October 15, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We have some issues to raise. As far as I'm concerned, I've always supported a facility quarantine, at least five days then test, then you continue at home. That's my position," External link

rappler Thursday, October 14, 2021 8:32:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “To ferret out the truth, yes, that is my position,” External link

rappler Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:52:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Yes we do, but of course, at the same time, we have to attend and focus as well on the demands of our state of public health emergency,” External link

rappler Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:52:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Yes, we are all one in the pursuit of truth and accountably,” External link

rappler Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:52:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We are really hoping, we are really wishing that 50 percent of the target population will be covered by end of the year. But of course, it's just our intermediate goal. The goal is to vaccinate about 70 to 80, even about 90 million Filipinos," External link

manilametro Friday, October 8, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We are really hoping, we are really wishing that 50 percent of the target population will be covered by end of the year. But of course, it's just our intermediate goal. The goal is to vaccinate about 70 to 80, even about 90 million Filipinos," External link

pna Friday, October 8, 2021 2:36:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “But we are also guided by science and data, especially because our coverage rate, two-jab rate is 30 percent as of now, which means we still have about 40 to 50 percent [yet] to receive first shot. We have to balance this That is to be the number one consideration,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 8, 2021 8:12:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This is enough to cover about P2.51 billion, where each healthcare worker would receive P2,000 per month),” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:40:00 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
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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 ) : "Following the directive of (Health) Secretary (Francisco) Duque, we will pursue the vaccination of at least 90 million of our citizens," External link

pna Tuesday, March 22, 2022 2:55:00 PM EAT

Carlito Galvez said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Following the directive of (Health) Secretary (Francisco) Duque, we will pursue the vaccinationof at least 90 million of our citizens," External link

manilametro Tuesday, March 22, 2022 1:03:00 PM EAT

Karlo Nograles said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Based on the report of (Health) Secretary (Francisco) Duque (III) to the President during the Talk to the People, we have seen that there are regions being monitored, aside from NCR (National Capital Region), Region IV-A CALABARZON, Region III (Central Luzon), and then CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region), and Region I (Ilocos)," External link

philstar Thursday, January 20, 2022 2:00:00 PM EAT

Teodoro Locsin said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Hindi (No), just respond to the offer professionally on the right not junior level; say no and explain why. The offeror answered back devastatingly. Don’t ever, Duque, ever, question my motives,” External link

inquirer Monday, December 13, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Carlito Galvez said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "We will look at the possibility. He [Health Secretary Francisco Duque III] is pro na maibalik ang any protection na pwede nating gamitin (He [favors] the return of any protection that we can use). Some people from the World Health Organization also believe that we had a good campaign against the Delta variant as compared to other [countries] because of the added protection due to face shields," External link

manilametro Monday, November 29, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Carlito Galvez said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “We will look at the possibility. He [Health Secretary Francisco Duque III] is pro na maibalik ang any protection na pwede nating gamitin (He [favors] the return of any protection that we can use). Some people from the World Health Organization also believe that we had a good campaign against the Delta variant as compared to other [countries] because of the added protection due to face shields,” External link

pna Monday, November 29, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "But, according to (Health) Secretary (Francisco) Duque (III), (I will) continue home quarantine until 23 November," External link

manilametro Friday, November 19, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "But, according to (Health) Secretary (Francisco) Duque (III), (I will) continue home quarantine until 23 November," External link

pna Friday, November 19, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Carlito Galvez reported ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Ito po pine prepare na namin ni (Health Secretary Francisco) Duque, dahil nagbigay na po ng inclination ang WHO (World Health Organization), na 'yung ating vaccination for third dosing, considering na magla lapse na po 'yung immunity (Duque and I are already preparing [revaccination] since the WHO has already given its inclination for the vaccination for third dosing, considering that the immunity will lapse," External link

manilametro Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Carlito Galvez reported ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Ito po pine prepare na namin ni (Health Secretary Francisco) Duque, dahil nagbigay na po ng inclination ang WHO (World Health Organization), na ‘yung ating vaccination for third dosing, considering na magla lapse na po ‘yung immunity (Duque and I are already preparing [revaccination] since the WHO has already given its inclination for the vaccination for third dosing, considering that the immunity will lapse,” External link

pna Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

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Francisco Duque said : “The safe reopening of our economy was made possible not only by the whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach but also through the trust, cooperation and confidence of the Filipino people. With vaccines as our best defense in this pandemic, no one will get left behind as we move forward towards the New Normal,” External link

pna Friday, May 6, 2022 10:04:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque replied : “The expired ones have reached about 3.6 million doses, which is just about 1.46 percent of our total inventory of vaccines. So yes sir, they will be replaced. The COVAX Facility will replace them. We met yesterday and they already have a letter addressed to us,” External link

philstar Wednesday, April 27, 2022 7:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Avail of boosters while there are few people in vaccination centers, in vaccination sites. Do not get the booster when there is a surge. Why? First, the lines will be long again. There will be crowding in vaccination centers. Not only that, the vaccinations will be few. Why? Because the doctors, nurses will be back in the hospitals when there is a surge,” External link

philstar Wednesday, April 27, 2022 7:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque reported : "What they will do is replace those vaccines that have expired, around 3.6 million doses or 1.46 percent of our total inventory. We have met yesterday [Tuesday], and they already sent us a letter concerning the matter," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, April 27, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Ire -replace po ng COVAX facility. Nag -meeting na po kami kahapon at mayroon na po silang sulat sa atin (The COVAX facility will replace them. We had a meeting yesterday and they have sent me a letter)," External link

manilametro Wednesday, April 27, 2022 10:29:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Ire -replace po ng COVAX facility. Nag -meeting na po kami kahapon at mayroon na po silang sulat sa atin (The COVAX facility will replace them. We had a meeting yesterday and they have sent me a letter),” External link

pna Wednesday, April 27, 2022 7:06:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Philippine Ambassador ) : "Condolences to the bereaved family of Ambassador Chito Sta. Romana who was definitely instrumental in our successful procurement negotiations with Sinovac to provide us life-saving vaccines!" External link

manilatimes Tuesday, April 19, 2022 7:46:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Hopefully, it won’t be epidemiologically and clinically more brutal or more dangerous [than previous variants]. We hope that will not happen, but we are ready,” External link

rappler Tuesday, April 12, 2022 2:33:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "What we are saying is that compared to other Asean countries when it comes to cumulative confirmed cases, we are just fifth, and that meant that our Covid response has been very good," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, April 6, 2022 8:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Thank you, Mr. President, because of your continued reminders, the people followed and our vaccination coverage has improved," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, April 6, 2022 8:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told ( about Association ) : "Ito na po 'yung sinasabi ko na compared to the other Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries, pagdating po sa cumulative confirmed cases.... panlima lang po tayo at ibig sabihin, mas maganda po ang ating pagtugon sa pandemyang ito (This is what we are saying, that compared to other Asean countries when it comes to cumulative confirmed cases, we are just fifth and that means that our Covid response has been very good), " External link

manilatimes Wednesday, April 6, 2022 6:11:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Maraming salamat sa inyo dahil sa kakapaalala ninyo, nasunod ang taongbayan, Mr. President, and of course gumanda rin ang ating vaccination coverage (Thank you, Mr. President because of your continued reminders, the people followed and our vaccination coverage has improved)," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, April 6, 2022 6:11:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "We are ready even if we have a low number of cases right now. We are ready, Mr. President, in case of another surge and hopefully it doesn’t happen," External link

philstar Wednesday, April 6, 2022 2:16:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Due to increasing Covid-19 vaccination coverage, and adherence to safety protocols, we have now reached a point where we can safely reopen schools to provide children with optimal learning opportunities that face-to-face classes are bringing," External link

manilametro Tuesday, April 5, 2022 9:32:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque pointed out : "We play it by ear, but what is important is we are doing what we can to ensure that more people get the protection and more people will realize the importance of waning immunity, " External link

manilatimes Tuesday, April 5, 2022 8:34:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Due to increasing Covid-19 vaccination coverage, and adherence to safety protocols, we have now reached a point where we can safely reopen schools to provide children with optimal learning opportunities that face-to-face classes are bringing,” External link

pna Tuesday, April 5, 2022 5:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We must also look out and take care of our adolescent population, especially with the Covid-19 pandemic. Shaped by proper virtues, we must ensure that they grow up independent and aware of the environment they live in," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, March 30, 2022 9:47:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Tingnan niyo naman naglipana ang kaso sa mga nasa itaas ng listahan. So, dapat ito ay ipagpatuloy lang natin, basta’t maganda po at consistent ang ating pong pagsasakatuparan ng ating mga interventions sa pandemic response na ito (Look at how high the cases are at the top of the list. So, we must continue, good and consistent implementation of our pandemic response interventions)," External link

pna Wednesday, March 30, 2022 8:47:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Masking, hindi pa natin po ito puwedeng pakawalan. Kinakailangan po patuloy natin sundin ang panuntunan ng atin pong Department of Health at ng IATF (we can't let this go of this yet. We need to continue following the guidelines of the Department of Health and the IATF)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, March 22, 2022 8:42:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "This (A2 vaccination rate) is the weakness of many LGUs when it comes to reaching their target," External link

manilametro Friday, March 18, 2022 3:25:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Lapu Lapu ) : "But I have no doubt whatsoever, that given the dynamism and leadership if this progressive city of Lapu-Lapu, I have no doubt whatsoever that eventually, you will be able to reach all of this final four matrix so that you can fully open up the capacities for the various establishments," External link

manilametro Friday, March 18, 2022 3:25:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This (A2 vaccination rate) is the weakness of many LGUs when it comes to reaching their target,” External link

pna Friday, March 18, 2022 11:45:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Lapu Lapu ) : “But I have no doubt whatsoever, that given the dynamism and leadership if this progressive city of Lapu-Lapu, I have no doubt whatsoever that eventually, you will be able to reach all of this final four matrix so that you can fully open up the capacities for the various establishments,” External link

pna Friday, March 18, 2022 11:45:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Do not fall prey to the tactics of the tobacco industry in marketing them as healthier alternatives, as they are not. Do not be misled by the vape regulation bill, as it is a trojan horse to this administration's avowed policy to protect the health of the nation, especially our youth," External link

manilatimes Thursday, March 17, 2022 9:01:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Iyon muna ang uunahin natin, tulungan natin sila na ma-de-escalate into Alert Level 1. Kailangan paigtingin nila yung (We will help them de-escalate into Alert Level 1, as they have to increase their) vaccination coverage for the general population na abutin nila 'yung (to reach the) 70 percent of their 80 percent target population and the 70 percent ng 85 percent ng mga (of their) senior citizens, 'yan muna ang pagtuunan natin ng pansin kaysa pagusapan ang (this is where we should focus first before we discuss) Alert Level Zero," External link

manilatimes Thursday, March 17, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Puwede kang mag-de-escalate kung kakaunti ang kaso at hindi naman nabibilaukan ang mga hospitals, maganda ang vaccination rate o kung saka-sakaling magkaroon ng variant of concern na medyo mabangis, mabilis kumalat ay nandiyan na iyang alert level natin para tugunan ang posibleng pangyayaring ganoon (We can de-escalate if cases are continuing to decline and the hospitals are not full, if the vaccination rate is high, while an increased alert level will allow us to respond to a possible more lethal variant of concern that may spread in the country)," External link

manilatimes Thursday, March 17, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "This bill is a trojan horse to this administration's vowed policy to protect the health of the nation, especially our youth," External link

manilametro Thursday, March 17, 2022 5:45:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This bill is a trojan horse to this administration’s vowed policy to protect the health of the nation, especially our youth,” External link

pna Thursday, March 17, 2022 3:57:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Sa ngayon masyadong premature, masyado pang maaga, so Alert Level 1 muna tayo malamang hanggang sa katapusan ng termino ng ating Pangulong Duterte,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 17, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Wala pang nabubuong policy patungkol sa Alert Level 0 at dahil marami pang mga lugar ang nasa Alert Level 2, ‘yun muna ang inaatupag natin ngayon: tulungan sila para ma-de-escalate to Alert Level 1," External link

philstar Thursday, March 17, 2022 11:59:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Tingin ko hindi pa panahon para magtanggal ng face masks. Matuto tayo sa karanasan ng iba’t-ibang bansa sa Europe," External link

philstar Thursday, March 17, 2022 11:59:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Iyon muna ang uunahin natin, tulungan natin sila na ma-de-escalate into Alert Level 1.... Kailangan paigtingin nila yung (We will focus on helping them to de-escalate into Alert Level 1, as they have to increase their) vaccination coverage for the general population na abutin nila yung (to reach the) 70 percent of their 80 percent target population and the 70 percent ng 85 percent ng mga (of their) senior citizens, yan muna ang pagtuunan natin ng pansin kaysa pagusapan ang (this is where we should focus first before we discuss) Alert Level Zero," External link

manilatimes Thursday, March 17, 2022 11:14:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Sa ngayon masyadong premature, masyado pang maaga, so, Alert Level 1 muna tayo, malamang hanggang sa katapusan ng termino ng ating Pangulong Duterte (At the moment, it’s premature, so, we’ll be under Alert Level 1, maybe until the end of President Duterte’s term,” External link

pna Thursday, March 17, 2022 10:21:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “It will be extended for our seniors until March 18. For other age groups, it ends (today),” External link

philstar Monday, March 14, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Your DoH (Department of Health) shares the vision of a healthy Pilipinas with the Philippine National Police through health promotion activities on substance use and abuse," External link

manilatimes Monday, March 14, 2022 7:41:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The department hopes that through the launch of Oplan Double-Barrel Finale 2022 Adore, the BADACs would be strengthened to help eradicate drug dependency of Persons Who Use Drugs (PWUDs) and help them recover from this condition. I am confident that this campaign will help in improving our country's healthcare system in general and provide our people with a substance abuse-free environment in particular. So let us all work together for a healthy Pilipinas," External link

manilametro Monday, March 14, 2022 1:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "We are just looking at the operational details to implement this. But it will not take long," External link

peopledaily Monday, March 14, 2022 10:57:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The department hopes that through the launch of Oplan Double-Barrel Finale 2022 Adore, the BADACs would be strengthened to help eradicate drug dependency of Persons Who Use Drugs (PWUDs) and help them recover from this condition. I am confident that this campaign will help in improving our country's healthcare system in general and provide our people with a substance abuse-free environment in particular. So let us all work together for a healthy Pilipinas,” External link

pna Monday, March 14, 2022 10:02:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "We are just looking at the operational details to implement this. But it will not take long," External link

nampa Monday, March 14, 2022 8:45:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Malay natin baka pwede nang mag-deescalate to Alert Level 0. Pero ‘yang Alert Level 0 pag-uusapan pa ‘yan ng IATF,” External link

philstar Thursday, March 10, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Kahit na mababa ang risk classification, kahit na minimal at hindi naman sila pasado sa vaccination coverage ay hindi natin sila pwedeng ibaba sa Alert Level 1 kasi 'yun na lang ang ating pinanghahawakan para magpursige silang bakunahan ang pinakamalaking porsyento ng mamamayan at kanilang senior citizens (Even if their risk classification is very low, even if it is minimal risk, but if their vaccine coverage is not acceptable, we cannot move them to Alert Level 1 because that is the only way we can pursue to vaccinate a huge number of the population, including senior citizens)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, March 8, 2022 7:43:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "One differentiator compared to many of these countries, I should like to believe, is our very good compliance to minimum public health standards , 'yung masking ng mga Pilipino (the wearing of masks of Filipinos)," External link

manilametro Tuesday, March 8, 2022 4:05:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Yun naman ang layunin natin, ayaw na natin mag widespread lockdown, kaya sinasama natin yung vaccination coverage para yung local chief executives, magpursige na itaas yung vaccination coverage, kasi yan lang ang proteksyon natin (That is our aim, we do not want widespread lockdowns that is why we are urging our local chief executives to increase their vaccination coverage as it is our protection [against the virus]," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, March 8, 2022 3:31:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "If we look at the average daily attack rate or ADAR and the two-week growth rate, that is minimal. And the rest of the country, all the regions are (classified as) minimal (risk) already," "It is the same for our health systems capacity, low risk, minimal to low risk," External link

philstar Tuesday, March 8, 2022 1:05:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “One differentiator compared to many of these countries, I should like to believe, is our very good compliance to minimum public health standards , ‘yung masking ng mga Pilipino (the wearing of masks of Filipinos),” External link

pna Tuesday, March 8, 2022 11:38:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Our case fatality is rate is low, 1.54 [percent] and even low for Omicron, kung titignan natin yung Omicron deaths natin (If we will see our Omicron deaths), it is less than one percent, and our deaths per million is around 500, one of the lowest, it is a huge difference," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, March 2, 2022 9:05:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "I want to be remembered as the official, and my team, as the one who led the pandemic response yielding the least number of lives lost.... but we have to put this in context, given our limited resources, we did fairly well," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, March 2, 2022 9:05:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “There are old folks in wheelchairs, there are those who cannot walk or confined in their houses because they are afraid to go out, so we’ll bring it to them through a house-to-house immunization campaign,” External link

philstar Thursday, February 24, 2022 8:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "So, sa kanilang pangkalahatan naman, 'yung target population, lampas na sila sa 80 percent. In fact, ang NCR 100 percent nga of its target population(generally, with its target population, it has exceeded 80 percent. In fact, NCR is 100 percent of its target population, fully vaccinated - ito ay 101.66 percent to be exact)," External link

manilametro Thursday, February 24, 2022 4:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We will be more specific in terms kung ano ba 'yung mga activities (We will be more specific in terms of [the kind of] activities [for the public] that will be allowed," External link

manilametro Thursday, February 24, 2022 4:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “So, sa kanilang pangkalahatan naman, 'yung target population, lampas na sila sa 80 percent. In fact, ang NCR 100 percent nga of its target population (generally, with its target population, it has exceeded 80 percent. In fact, NCR is 100 percent of its target population, fully vaccinated ito ay 101.66 percent to be exact),” External link

pna Thursday, February 24, 2022 12:10:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We will be more specific in terms kung ano ba 'yung mga activities (We will be more specific in terms of [the kind of] activities [for the public] that will be allowed,” External link

pna Thursday, February 24, 2022 12:10:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Sila ay pasado na sa metrics, hinog in other words, yung kanilang two week growth rate nasa negative na and yung average daily attack rate, moderate risk, pag binangga mo yung dalawa, nasa (They passed the metrics, in other words, they are ripe, their two week growth rate is now at the negative and their average daily attack rate is now at moderate risk, so when you combine them, they are now at the) low-risk classification)," External link

manilatimes Thursday, February 24, 2022 8:54:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Basta mag-mask kayo. Tapos, hanggang sa kung kakayanin, huwag naman yung masyadong dikit-dikit parang sardinas. Masama naman yung ganun (Just wear masks. And as much as possible, avoid overcrowding like sardines. That’s bad),” External link

philstar Thursday, February 17, 2022 8:38:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque noted : “It appears that it is not causing a spike in cases since we are still seeing a downward trend,” External link

philstar Thursday, February 17, 2022 8:38:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “There is only one source of this Pfizer so far. We could not hit the pace at which we would like to vaccinate as aggressively as we ought to ensure that the children will be aptly protected,” External link

philstar Thursday, February 17, 2022 8:38:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "But to what extent are you going to ease the restrictions?.... So siguro sabihin natin na ang mga matatanda, lalo na ang hindi bakunado, wag na kayong sumali sa mga caravan at rally, baka kayo mahawahan (We could say that the elderly, especially those unvaccinated, should not join rallies and caravans and they might get infected)," External link

manilatimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 12:23:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We have to do it gradually, kung saka-sakaling gagawin yan, hindi mo na lang basta basta itatapon ang mask mo ganun ganun na lang (if we will do this, you cannot do it instantly that you will just throw your mask away)," External link

manilatimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 9:42:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We will assess… if the safety certification is up to par by Thursday. Hopefully, by the first week of March we can already de-escalate to Alert Level 1,” External link

inquirer Wednesday, February 16, 2022 8:57:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We are able to manage our cases and our health system's capacity is very much prepared for any eventuality na kung magkaroon na naman ng saka-sakaling pagtaaas (in case there would be another surge in cases)," External link

manilametro Monday, February 14, 2022 10:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We are able to manage our cases and our health system's capacity is very much prepared for any eventuality na kung magkaroon na naman ng saka-sakaling pagtaaas (in case there would be another surge in cases)," External link

pna Monday, February 14, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The vaccines are safe, but it can’t be avoided that there could be minor side effects following immunization,” External link

philstar Thursday, February 10, 2022 8:21:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “It is possible for cases to increase if we are complacent, if restrictions are not enforced and observed,” External link

philstar Wednesday, February 9, 2022 8:44:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Our health care utilization rates range from low to moderate risk levels," External link

manilametro Tuesday, February 8, 2022 2:57:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Our health care utilization rates range from low to moderate risk levels," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, February 8, 2022 12:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "It is very important that our children be vaccinated and benefit from the protection that these vaccines provide so we can successfully open up not just the economy, but the entire education sector will be freed from the clutches of Covid-19," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, February 8, 2022 3:03:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Cressida Hubbard ) : "I understand that the Panel Report that was released to the media is a mere draft and will still need to undergo a process within the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee. Nevertheless, if the Blue Ribbon adopts the recommendation, we will wait for the action of the appropriate Tribunal. It is assured that we will fully cooperate with the Tribunal's process as we have nothing to hide," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, February 2, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "no such thing as purely airborne," External link

philstar Wednesday, February 2, 2022 5:33:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "These are life-saving equipment indeed critical in our pandemic response and also including some supplies and consumables, which have already arrived last year," External link

manilametro Friday, January 28, 2022 7:46:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "These are life-saving equipment indeed critical in our pandemic response and also including some supplies and consumables, which have already arrived last year," External link

pna Friday, January 28, 2022 3:07:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The rest of Luzon nakikita po natin dito, nag-umpisa na rin pong mag -plateau. Hopefully, ito bumaba na rin in the coming days. Pero ang inoobserbahan po nating maigi, binabantayan natin ang Visayas and Mindanao. Itong color blue line ang Visayas, tapos ito namang Mindanao 'yung orange ay pataas po ang mga kaso . (We can see the rest of Luzon, they start to plateau. Hopefully, it will go down in the coming days. But we are carefully observing Visayas and Mindanao. Color blue line is Visayas, and Mindanao is orange that has started to increase)," External link

manilametro Tuesday, January 25, 2022 4:42:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The rest of Luzon nakikita po natin dito, nag-umpisa na rin pong mag -plateau. Hopefully, ito bumaba na rin in the coming days. Pero ang inoobserbahan po nating maigi, binabantayan natin ang Visayas and Mindanao. Itong color blue line ang Visayas, tapos ito namang Mindanao ‘yung orange ay pataas po ang mga kaso . (We can see the rest of Luzon, they start to plateau. Hopefully, it will go down in the coming days. But we are carefully observing Visayas and Mindanao. Color blue line is Visayas, and Mindanao is orange that has started to increase),” External link

pna Tuesday, January 25, 2022 12:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Our (vaccine) experts have been coordinating with their counterparts in the (international) scientific community on vaccinology and immunology and they have been studying this,” External link

philstar Monday, January 24, 2022 8:16:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "no vaccination, no ride'' policy, with most saying they cannot be forced to be inoculated because they do not believe the jabs will benefit them. Huwag na po nating gawing hadlang ang kung anu-ano, para lang huwag maging tagumpay ang ating national vaccination program (Let's not come up with any hindrance for the national vaccination program not to succeed)," External link

manilametro Monday, January 24, 2022 6:53:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “no vaccination, no ride’’ policy, with most saying they cannot be forced to be inoculated because they do not believe the jabs will benefit them. Huwag na po nating gawing hadlang ang kung anu-ano, para lang huwag maging tagumpay ang ating national vaccination program (Let’s not come up with any hindrance for the national vaccination program not to succeed),” External link

pna Monday, January 24, 2022 2:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Lumiliit ang porsiyentong iniaambag nito sa ating total case load (The percentage of new cases the NCR contributes to our total case load is getting smaller)," External link

manilametro Monday, January 24, 2022 2:09:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "So, depende pa rin iyan kung ang ating pamantayan o ang ating batayan ay ang two-week growth rate natin, dapat sa (that depends on our metrics or if our basis is the two-week growth rate, it should be) moderate risk level which means zero to 200 percent growth rate for two weeks, current two weeks compared to the previous two weeks," External link

manilametro Monday, January 24, 2022 2:09:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “So far, ang limitadong datos nagpapakita hindi naman ito parang naiiba talaga sa Omicron variant. Kung meron man, baka mas matulin daw makahawa. Pero pagdating sa dalawang aspekto ng pagtugon, bakuna continues to be effective versus severe, critical cases, therefore preventing hospitalization and deaths,” External link

rappler Monday, January 24, 2022 12:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Lumiliit ang porsiyentong iniaambag nito sa ating total case load (The percentage of new cases the NCR contributes to our total case load is getting smaller),” External link

pna Monday, January 24, 2022 11:54:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “So, depende pa rin iyan kung ang ating pamantayan o ang ating batayan ay ang two-week growth rate natin, dapat sa (that depends on our metrics or if our basis is the two-week growth rate, it should be) moderate risk level which means zero to 200 percent growth rate for two weeks, current two weeks compared to the previous two weeks,” External link

pna Monday, January 24, 2022 11:54:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Lumalabas na nag-peak na at nakikita nating ilang araw nang sunod na sunod na bumaba ang kaso sa National Capital Region at lumiliit ang porsyentong iniaambag nito sa ating total caseload,” External link

philstar Monday, January 24, 2022 10:57:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We (IATF) might discuss if we can go down to Alert Level 2 but that’s not yet cast in stone because we will meet to review the metrics,” External link

philstar Monday, January 24, 2022 10:57:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "We need to study the metrics. Hindi natin masabi sa ngayon, kailangan nating makita yung pagbaba ng kaso at ma-reach natin yung thresholds (We have to see how cases decline and if we can reach the thresholds)," External link

manilatimes Monday, January 24, 2022 10:31:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added ( about Director General ) : "With the tireless support of Dr. Abeyasinghe, the Philippine government was commended by the WHO Director-General for swiftly executing, redoubling efforts in strengthening routine immunization of children. We thank Dr. Abeyasinghe for his dedication in ensuring Filipinos achieve better health outcomes," External link

manilatimes Friday, January 21, 2022 9:57:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "With fluctuating vaccination coverage rates in the last decade, the Philippines, particularly Filipino children, remain at risk for vaccine preventable diseases. This initiative not only gives better tools to care for individual patients, but it also helps to respond more strategically to protect communities," External link

manilametro Thursday, January 20, 2022 2:55:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Ang supply ng bakuna natin ay nag stabilize lang ng October ng nakaraang taon hindi katulad ng mga mayayamang bansa nung una pa marami na silang supply tayo ay nag antay pa kaya hindi natin kaagad mapalawig yung ating 'Resbakuna Program' (Our vaccine supply only stabilized last October unlike the rich countries that has enough vaccine supply since the start, we had to wait for the vaccines before we expand the 'Resbakuna Program')," External link

manilametro Thursday, January 20, 2022 2:55:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "That's about 58 to 59 million for the first dose, for the second dose we have about 56 million, 72 percent of the targeted population. So marami pa tayong kailangang habulin, meron pa tayong (so we still have a lot of catching up to do), 30 percent, more or less of the target population that we need to vaccinate and that is only 70 percent of the total population, you still have another 30 percent to be able to vaccinate a great majority of our people," External link

manilametro Thursday, January 20, 2022 2:55:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Persida Acosta ) : “Perhaps PAO chief Acosta should be more open-minded to support the vaccines because billions of people have been vaccinated and we have saved a lot of lives,” External link

philstar Thursday, January 20, 2022 11:40:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “With fluctuating vaccination coverage rates in the last decade, the Philippines, particularly Filipino children, remain at risk for vaccine preventable diseases. This initiative not only gives better tools to care for individual patients, but it also helps to respond more strategically to protect communities,” External link

pna Thursday, January 20, 2022 10:55:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We have already close to 35,000 put together so we’ll start distributing them. But we’re also asking well-meaning companies to help us, to co-brand DOH with them to provide home kits,” External link

philstar Friday, January 14, 2022 10:37:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Does mass testing work, I think it does not, look at first world countries with high testing output, look at them, because imbes na mag-mask sila at mag social distance. kala lang nila ang testing makakatulong (instead of wearing masks and social distancing, they only feel that testing would benefit them)," External link

manilatimes Friday, January 14, 2022 9:06:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "Ipagpalagay na natin (Let's assume that) for 5 percent of the population, 100 million, five million, divided by seven, that is 700,000 tests per day at 2,000 pesos per test, that is P1.4 billion a day, that is P14 billion per 10 days, P42 billion in one month, my god, i'd rather put that money for my healthcare worker benefits, for ayuda (aid) in communities doing granular lockdowns, that is the way to put huge sums of money in better use," External link

manilatimes Friday, January 14, 2022 9:06:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We might still be in the acceleration phase of our surge,” External link

philstar Wednesday, January 12, 2022 11:58:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Our country is currently under critical risk case classification with a 690% increase in the seven-day moving average of daily reported cases," External link

philstar Tuesday, January 11, 2022 4:43:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "A much higher amount is in order, Mr. President," External link

manilametro Thursday, January 6, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “A much higher amount is in order, Mr. President,” External link

pna Thursday, January 6, 2022 6:47:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "What we want are early signals to forestall reaching the red line of health care utilization. A few days and the hospitals will be overwhelmed and lead to Alert Level 5, which could be a damper on the economy," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, January 5, 2022 7:21:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "In light of these, we are calling for a suspension of all mass gatherings," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, January 5, 2022 4:12:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Laguna is contiguous to Rizal, they are all under Region 4-A [Calabarzon or Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon], so I was informed by my Epidemiology Bureau director that we are looking at Laguna and they are evaluating the metrics, the two-week growth rate and the average daily attack rate per 100,000 population," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Pretty much, this is how we should do it until we are able to move aggressively and progressively forward," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Naka-limang meetings na kami with the NCR, Region 3, and Region 4-A para gabayan sila kung ano ang kanilang gagawin tungkol sa kanilang paghahanda o pagtugon sa COVID-19," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 5, 2022 11:37:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "I was just told earlier by the epidemiology bureau that Laguna might also have to be placed under Alert Level 3," External link

philstar Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The largest increase in case was seen in the National Capital Region, hence it is under critical risk, the highest risk classification," External link

philstar Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "That’s a bit of improvement," "We have less fireworks-related injuries. Ngunit ang mga bilang ng kaso ay maaaring tumaas sa mga susunod na araw dahil sa mga huling reports at consultations" External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, January 1, 2022 8:29:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque stated : "We also have to keep our healthcare utilization at a manageable level. We can do this by working together to prevent the transmission of Covid-19. All eligible individuals should get vaccinated or boosted as soon as possible. We can also use surgical masks, double masks, or complementing cloth masks with a face shield. We urge those who are showing symptoms of Covid-19 to isolate, get tested, and finish the prescribed duration. Lastly, if we can, let us do home isolation supported by regular teleconsultation," External link

manilametro Friday, December 31, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We are preparing not just in welcoming 2022, but also in giving our kababayan a safe and sans-souci New Year. DOH always hopes that celebrations like this will not create untoward accidents,” External link

philstar Friday, December 31, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque stated : “We also have to keep our healthcare utilization at a manageable level. We can do this by working together to prevent the transmission of Covid-19. All eligible individuals should get vaccinated or boosted as soon as possible. We can also use surgical masks, double masks, or complementing cloth masks with a face shield. We urge those who are showing symptoms of Covid-19 to isolate, get tested, and finish the prescribed duration. Lastly, if we can, let us do home isolation supported by regular teleconsultation,” External link

pna Friday, December 31, 2021 4:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “About 104 of them (returning Filipinos) have arrived and will be accommodated in this first class isolation facility, and on this note ako ay nagpapasalamat sa (I am thanking the) City of Manila,” External link

inquirer Friday, December 31, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “Pinaghahandaan na ‘yan. Mayroong EUA ang FDA na ibinibigay para magamit ang antivirals na ito,” External link

inquirer Friday, December 31, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We are exploring all possible options to safely mitigate the effects of more transmissible variants of Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). The approval came at an opportune time as several countries also re-strategize in light of the Omicron and other Covid-19 variants that may emerge," External link

manilametro Wednesday, December 22, 2021 8:17:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We are exploring all possible options to safely mitigate the effects of more transmissible variants of Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). The approval came at an opportune time as several countries also re-strategize in light of the Omicron and other Covid-19 variants that may emerge,” External link

pna Wednesday, December 22, 2021 5:11:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We are exploring all possible options to safely mitigate the effects of more transmissible variants of COVID-19,” External link

inquirer Tuesday, December 21, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “Ensuring enough coverage of the primary series while adhering to the minimum public health standards are crucial if we want to maintain low to minimal risk classification and have adequate health systems capacities especially during the holiday season,” External link

inquirer Tuesday, December 21, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “that’s a possibility, but we will have to assess the extent of the damage” External link

rappler Monday, December 20, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "I already spoke to the head of the vaccine expert panel, her name is Dr. Nina Gloriani. Yesterday, she told me that they will officially recommend a three-month interval between the booster and the second dose," External link

manilametro Thursday, December 16, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "I already spoke to the head of the vaccine expert panel, her name is Dr. Nina Gloriani. Yesterday, she told me that they will officially recommend a three-month interval between the booster and the second dose," External link

pna Thursday, December 16, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "I already spoke to the head of the vaccine expert panel, Dr. Nina Gloriani. Yesterday, she told me they will officially recommend a three-month interval between the second dose and the booster dose," External link

manilametro Thursday, December 16, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "I already spoke to the head of the vaccine expert panel, Dr. Nina Gloriani. Yesterday, she told me they will officially recommend a three-month interval between the second dose and the booster dose," External link

pna Thursday, December 16, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We will see by next week. Ang importante naman talaga is yung primary series natin,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, December 15, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Aba e hindi naman lahat ng mga pamahalaang lokal ay mayroong ganung kapasidad (Not all local governments have such capacity)," External link

manilametro Wednesday, December 15, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "This is a big help and we can say that it is good, with no occupancy but they are preparing for the worst-case scenario. Because, we cannot say, like what Sec. Vince Dizon said, it is not yet over because one of the characteristics of Covid is the capacity to change constantly or the mutation)," External link

manilametro Wednesday, December 15, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Aba e hindi naman lahat ng mga pamahalaang lokal ay mayroong ganung kapasidad (Not all local governments have such capacity)," External link

pna Wednesday, December 15, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "This is a big help and we can say that it is good, with no occupancy but they are preparing for the worst-case scenario. Because, we cannot say, like what Sec. Vince Dizon said, it is not yet over because one of the characteristics of Covid is the capacity to change constantly or the mutation)," External link

pna Wednesday, December 15, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "No, that’s not correct because the communication, the representative of Sec. Vince Dizon, he had facilitated the connection of the supposed supplier with our Undersecretary of procurement and supply chain management office, and who in turn had to consult the program managers as to the technical aspects and pricing that are required in the procurement process," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Carlito Galvez ) : "Mr. President, si [Testing Czar] Secretary Vince Dizon at si [Vaccine Czar] Secretary [Carlito] Galvez at kami po kasama si [Interior] Secretary Ed Ano ay nagkasundo na magrekomenda po na itong Bagyong Odette na paparating at mukhang magiging tropical storm ay kami po ay nagrerekomenda na ang atin National Vaccination Part 2 ay ipo -postpone muna natin doon sa mga dadaanan po ng bagyo (Mr. President, Secretary Vince Dizon, Galvez and Ed Ano agreed to recommend postponing the National Vaccination Part 2 amid the approaching tropical storm)," External link

manilametro Tuesday, December 14, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Carlito Galvez ) : “Mr. President, si [Testing Czar] Secretary Vince Dizon at si [Vaccine Czar] Secretary [Carlito] Galvez at kami po kasama si [Interior] Secretary Ed Año ay nagkasundo na magrekomenda po na itong Bagyong Odette na paparating at mukhang magiging tropical storm ay kami po ay nagrerekomenda na ang atin National Vaccination Part 2 ay ipo -postpone muna natin doon sa mga dadaanan po ng bagyo (Mr. President, Secretary Vince Dizon, Galvez and Ed Año agreed to recommend postponing the National Vaccination Part 2 amid the approaching tropical storm),” External link

pna Monday, December 13, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Philippine Atmospheric ) : “Ito pong dadaanan ng bagyo batay po sa mga pinakahuling ulat mula sa PAGASA ( Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration) ay posible po Northern Mindanao, Central and Eastern Visayas, at ang Southern Tagalog region ay hindi muna natin itutuloy ang bakunahan dahil kailangan natin mailayo sa peligro ang ating mga kababayan dahil sa bagyong Odette,” External link

rappler Monday, December 13, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “I do support the extension of the Alert Level 2,” External link

inquirer Monday, December 13, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “They have their own thoughts and we process, we arrive at a consensus,” External link

inquirer Monday, December 13, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “His allegation is very unfair. There is no basis,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, December 13, 2021 7:27:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “accommodate that quantity with that pricing,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, December 13, 2021 7:27:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Our mobility will increase during the holidays, we know that. And there’s the looming threat of the Omicron variant. So it's better that we are conservative,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, December 12, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We will push for that. I will see to what extent I can do that because I strongly feel that this is a weakness in the system and sometimes unintended consequences of laws that weaken the ability to do more effective contact tracing or back-tracing,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, December 11, 2021 11:41:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Saying instead of 6 months from the second dose of primary series, what if we did it three months after the second dose? Would that confer much better, much higher protection,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, December 10, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "There has been good compliance overall by manufacturers, distributors, hospitals, and pharmacies since we implemented the MDRP. We also thank the drug establishments for their cooperation and willingness to work with the government in our efforts to lower drug prices despite the supply chain challenges resulting from the pandemic," External link

manilametro Friday, December 10, 2021 4:23:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “There has been good compliance overall by manufacturers, distributors, hospitals, and pharmacies since we implemented the MDRP. We also thank the drug establishments for their cooperation and willingness to work with the government in our efforts to lower drug prices despite the supply chain challenges resulting from the pandemic,” External link

pna Friday, December 10, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We want to conduct back tracing and we are having difficulties because we don’t know where to search for them. So we are still investigating this,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, December 8, 2021 11:38:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Unang-una ay ang mobility tataas na naman ngayong Kapaskuhan, alam natin iyan at mayroong nagbabadya o banta ng Omicron variant, so, maigi na mas konserbatibo tayo (Firstly, our mobility will increase this Christmas season, and then there is the threat of the Omicron variant, so we are better off to remain conservative)," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, December 8, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “He said three things; number one, it seems like evidence that Omicron is only mild is increasing, which is good for all of us,” “Number two, there are still no reported deaths on account of the Omicron variant.,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “In fact, in October we were at 121 and they said we were left behind, but we kept progressing and we improved our measures to increase our ranking,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We serve at the pleasure of the President, so (that's) the President’s call" External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Ang tinatarget natin ay 7 million for the first dose, para maabot natin 'yung pinupuntiryang 54 million by the end of the year na mabigyan ng bakuna (Our target is 7 million for the first dose so we can reach the targeted 54 million inoculations by the end of the year)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, December 7, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We are buying time para mapalakas natin ang ating health system capacity at siyempre iyong vaccination trajectory, kinakailangan na ipagpatuloy ito at mas marami tayong mga kababayan na mabakunahan ay mas maigi para sa lahat para makamit ang (to improve our health systems capacity, we need to continue this and we have to vaccinate more people so that we will improve our) population protection," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, December 7, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Sinabi niya na lumalaki ang datos na nagpapakita na mukhang mild ang symptoms and no deaths reported as of yet patungkol sa Omicron variant (He told me that more data showed that the Omicron variant has mild symptoms and no deaths reported as of yet)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, December 7, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Para sa akin, dapat siguro, tama lang manatili muna tayo sa Alert Level 2," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 7, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Para sa akin, siguro tama lang na manatili muna tayo sa Alert Level 2,” External link

inquirer Tuesday, December 7, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "At naniniwala po kami na kaya po natin maabot [ito]," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 7, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "At naniniwala po kami na kaya po natin maabot [ito]," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 7, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The latest report is that ang Pilipinas ay nasa number 4 globally, ang rank natin (the Philippines is ranking number 4 globally) for having jabbed 2.7 million in a day," External link

manilametro Thursday, December 2, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "But if you are going to look at this in terms of the population- -Yung laki ng populasyon--Aba! number 1 tayo, kasi 110 million lang tayo eh ang China, India 1 billion yang mga iyan eh ang population nila more than 1 billion (we are number 1 because we are only 110 million in population while India and China have more than 1 billion population)," External link

manilametro Thursday, December 2, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The latest report is that ang Pilipinas ay nasa number 4 globally, ang rank natin (the Philippines is ranking number 4 globally) for having jabbed 2.7 million in a day," External link

manilametro Thursday, December 2, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "But if you are going to look at this in terms of the population- -Yung laki ng populasyon--Aba! number 1 tayo, kasi 110 million lang tayo eh ang China, India 1 billion yang mga iyan eh ang population nila more than 1 billion (we are number 1 because we are only 110 million in population while India and China have more than 1 billion population)," External link

manilametro Thursday, December 2, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "The latest report is that ang Pilipinas ay nasa number 4 globally, ang rank natin (the Philippines is ranking number 4 globally) for having jabbed 2.7 million in a day," External link

pna Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "But if you are going to look at this in terms of the population- -Yung laki ng populasyon--Aba! number 1 tayo, kasi 110 million lang tayo eh ang China, India 1 billion yang mga iyan eh ang population nila more than 1 billion (we are number 1 because we are only 110 million in population while India and China have more than 1 billion population)," External link

pna Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We need to widen and increase the vaccination coverage to reach population protection," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 30, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "In case there will be a sustained high community transmission on account of this possible Omicron variant entry in our countrylet's take advantage of our low number of cases and prepare the health system’s capacity, again for the worst-case scenario," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 30, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Pinaparating ko, sa ngalan ng Department of Health, ang aking saludo kay Mayor Marcy Teodoro. Tumatayo ako bilang saksi sa kanyang mga ginawa, mula sa pagtatag ng kanyang kauna-unahang molecular RT-PCR laboratory (I extend, on behalf of the Department of Health, my salute to Mayor Marcy Teodoro. I stand as a witness to his accomplishments, from the establishment of his first molecular reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction laboratory)," External link

manilametro Monday, November 29, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Pinaparating ko, sa ngalan ng Department of Health, ang aking saludo kay Mayor Marcy Teodoro. Tumatayo ako bilang saksi sa kanyang mga ginawa, mula sa pagtatag ng kanyang kauna-unahang molecular RT-PCR laboratory (I extend, on behalf of the Department of Health, my salute to Mayor Marcy Teodoro. I stand as a witness to his accomplishments, from the establishment of his first molecular reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction laboratory),” External link

pna Monday, November 29, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We are waiting for the approval of our recommendation. We have many OFWs [overseas Filipino workers] who would want to come home for Christmas,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, November 28, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Itong sa Hong Kong ay pinadala na natin sa Office of the President, kay Secretary Medialdea para aksyunan ito, kasi sa Hong Kong, marami tayong kababayan na gustong magsiuwi, o baka gusto nang makauwi for the holidays, so 'yan ang pinatutukan natin sa (In the case of Hong Kong, we have sent this to the Office of the President, to Secretary Medialdea, to take action on this, because in Hong Kong, we have many countrymen who want to go home for the holidays, that is why we are proposing this to the) Office of the Executive Secretary," External link

manilatimes Saturday, November 27, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Naghahanap pa rin sila ng ebidensya na kung ito ay mas peligroso, kaya ngayon ay nakikipagugnayan na tayo sa WHO and antayin natin kung paano ang magiging kinalabasan nitong meeting nila (They are still looking for evidence if this is more dangerous, that is why we are coordinating with the WHO and we will wait for the results of the meeting) " External link

manilatimes Saturday, November 27, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Despite the limited health systems capacity, we were able to achieve better health outcomes because of the whole-of-nation approach. And as we continue to work towards realizing the vision of Universal Health Care for all Filipinos, we would like to dedicate our wins against the pandemic to our healthcare workers who have selflessly devoted their lives in providing both Covid and non-Covid-19 health care to Filipinos," External link

manilametro Thursday, November 25, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Let's get ready for Bayanihan Bakunahan! We encourage all Filipinos to volunteer during this occasion and work together to inoculate more of our kababayan for us to safely reopen the economy," External link

manilametro Thursday, November 25, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Despite the limited health systems capacity, we were able to achieve better health outcomes because of the whole-of-nation approach. And as we continue to work towards realizing the vision of Universal Health Care for all Filipinos, we would like to dedicate our wins against the pandemic to our healthcare workers who have selflessly devoted their lives in providing both Covid and non-Covid-19 health care to Filipinos,” External link

pna Thursday, November 25, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Let's get ready for Bayanihan Bakunahan! We encourage all Filipinos to volunteer during this occasion and work together to inoculate more of our kababayan for us to safely reopen the economy,” External link

pna Thursday, November 25, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "No serious adverse events following immunization. So these are the usual localized pain or the usual slight fever," External link

manilametro Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:31:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "No serious adverse events following immunization. So these are the usual localized pain or the usual slight fever," External link

pna Wednesday, November 24, 2021 12:15:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This is substantial in the light of the fact that we are rolling out our booster policy and we’re very happy, we’re very gratified with the support that’s being provided to us by our neighbors in Australia,” “This is going to be distributed all over the country, but there will be priorities. The high-density cities where economic activity is huge, we are pushing for a more aggressive vaccine coverage in those areas, but no one is to be left behind,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The uptick in cases yesterday is not a trend, just a day’s worth of reporting... Normally, the way we measure this is anywhere from 1 to 2-week growth rate,” “We are waiting for a trend. One day data will not give you the full picture Antayin natin (Let's wait),” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 22, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque noted : “Assuming magkaroon ng pagtaas (there's an increase in cases) in the next few days, the reason for this could be increased social mobility. We’re down to Alert Level 2, and we have expanded capacity... 50% indoor capacity,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 22, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Pero syempre tapusin muna natin 'yung vulnerable groups (but of course, we need to finish the vulnerable groups," External link

manilametro Wednesday, November 17, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Pero syempre tapusin muna natin 'yung vulnerable groups (but of course, we need to finish the vulnerable groups," External link

pna Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Puwede naman iyon, wala namang problema (That's allowed, there's no problem with that) because at the end of the day the objective is the same, it's to bring up the level of antibody protection prior to the booster dose," External link

manilametro Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Puwede naman iyon, wala namang problema (That's allowed, there's no problem with that) because at the end of the day the objective is the same, it's to bring up the level of antibody protection prior to the booster dose," External link

pna Wednesday, November 17, 2021 10:30:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Under Alert Level 4, the decision to use face shields is up to the local government units and the private companies,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 16, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We would ask them to require their clients to use face shields in the 3Cs areas for an extra layer of protection,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 16, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Joey Concepcion ) : "In our continuing efforts to guarantee our safe passage out of this pandemic, our case trends have already shown us the immense benefits of vaccines. We are one with PA Joey in our goal toward vaccination," External link

manilatimes Friday, November 12, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “It is wrong to think at this stage that the COVID will disappear. It is best to assume that it will stay with us and therefore we must learn to coexist with it,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Depende 'yan. Titignan natin ang numero at datos; kung ang datos ay patuloy na bumababa...posible na 'pag below 1,000 tayo or below 500 [cases] per day ay baka pwede nating ibaba to Alert Level 1, eh sino ba naman ang may ayaw ng Alert Level 1 (It depends; we will see the number and the data, and if the data will show that cases are continuing to go down and once we go below 1,000 or 500 cases per day, then we can go down to Alert Level 1, who does not want to go to Alert Level 1)?" External link

manilatimes Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque noted : "Tayo ay ginagabayan ng mga objective na panukatan na ito. Hindi ito subjective or 'type ko lang na ipagawa ito' or 'gusto ng IATF ito.' Hindi, mayroon tayong magandang batayan (We are being guided by these objective measurements. This is not subjective like 'I feel that I want to do this' or 'the IATF wants this.' We have a good basis)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "Nangangamba ako na kapag nag kumpul-kumpulan ang mga tao ay posibleng makakita tayo ng pagsipa ng kaso at dapat ito ay maiwasan natin sa ating mga napatunayang effective na pagsunod sa minimum health standards... Matagal na po nating napatunayan na tunay na effective na ito (I am worried that if we see more people crowding each other, then we can see Covid cases to increase, and we have to prevent that through religiously following minimum health standards... They are proven to be effective) after 20 months of non-stop Covid-19 pandemic response," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "It is wrong to think at this stage that Covid-19 will disappear; it is best to assume it will stay with us, and we must learn to co-exist with this. But we must be able to contain it so as not to overwhelm the health system and continue to protect the vulnerable population," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Nagkakaroon ng delayed reimbursements, and one of the most common reasons is the IT system ng Philhealth, kailangan paunlarin at mag-invest sa IT capability ng Philhealth dahil ang membership base ng PhilHealth, 100 million [Filipinos] (We [admit, we] had delayed reimbursements, and one of the most common reasons is the IT system of PhilHealth, we need to improve and invest its IT capability because of our membership base of 100 million Filipinos)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, November 9, 2021 9:42:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “They reminded me we have to abide by the memorandum order, so that is what we did, and we followed that memorandum order,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “It covers all executive officials and employees of the national government agencies,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 3, 2021 1:02:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "It's hard to determine the speed of transmission in public transport because once you boarded a vehicle, you cannot tell if you have already been infected — but you want to be safe too — and that is what we are considering," External link

manilatimes Saturday, October 30, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Kasama rito ang pinakabagong ulat ng ating pamamahagi ng (It includes the new report of our distribution of) special risk allowance at (and) Covid-19 sickness and death compensation," External link

manilametro Thursday, October 28, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Kasama rito ang pinakabagong ulat ng ating pamamahagi ng (It includes the new report of our distribution of) special risk allowance at (and) Covid-19 sickness and death compensation," External link

pna Thursday, October 28, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Even though the pandemic has taken a lot from us, it hasn't taken away our drive to serve the people of this Region to the best of our abilities, and this meeting is a testament to that," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We acknowledge the necessity of financing preparedness and response at the national, regional, and global levels. There should be optimal financing of the public common good, leveraging resources of the private sector, developing insurance solutions, and strengthening the collaboration among sectors including ministries of health and finance in terms of universal health financing," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We must work together to ensure that every nation's health system has the capacity to cope with the sudden surges and increases in the demand for the care of individuals with severe and critical Covid-19 cases," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Ang mga bakuna po for routine immunization ay ligtas at libre, makipag-ugnayan lamang po sa local health centers sa inyong lugar (Vaccines for routine immunization are safe and free, just coordinate with your local health centers in your area)," External link

manilametro Sunday, October 24, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Ang mga bakuna po for routine immunization ay ligtas at libre, makipag-ugnayan lamang po sa local health centers sa inyong lugar (Vaccines for routine immunization are safe and free, just coordinate with your local health centers in your area),” External link

pna Sunday, October 24, 2021 9:31:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque : "We have to consider safety of the vaccines in so far as the pediatric age groups is concerned. That's why we have decided as a matter of policy to commence vaccination from 12 to 17 years of age of children with comorbidities. After that, we'll open na to the general pediatric population" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:43:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Kung ia-advocate nila ang vaccination, magkakaroon sila ng mas magandang exposure. At ito mararamdaman ng taumbayan na talgang health advocate sila and their championing vaccination,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This is really vital in our clinical management of our severe and critical COVID cases. This is not just merely a donation of these life saving equipment but they are also a major contributor to the COVAX facility,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 21, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "Rest assured that we will have this investigated because these are public funds and we don’t want money to be used and not be able to maximize the value, especially that these are scarce resources," External link

rappler Thursday, October 21, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Kasama rito ang pinakabagong ulat ng ating pamamahagi ng (It includes the new report of our distribution of) special risk allowance at (and) Covid-19 sickness and death compensation," External link

manilametro Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Kasama rito ang pinakabagong ulat ng ating pamamahagi ng (It includes the new report of our distribution of) special risk allowance at (and) Covid-19 sickness and death compensation," External link

pna Wednesday, October 20, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “That notion is wrong because the vaccines we import have been studied and really tested to be safe and of good quality, it's still free and will provide protection,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, October 15, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We have some issues to raise. As far as I'm concerned, I've always supported a facility quarantine, at least five days then test, then you continue at home. That's my position," External link

rappler Thursday, October 14, 2021 8:32:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “To ferret out the truth, yes, that is my position,” External link

rappler Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:52:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Yes we do, but of course, at the same time, we have to attend and focus as well on the demands of our state of public health emergency,” External link

rappler Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:52:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Yes, we are all one in the pursuit of truth and accountably,” External link

rappler Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:52:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We are really hoping, we are really wishing that 50 percent of the target population will be covered by end of the year. But of course, it's just our intermediate goal. The goal is to vaccinate about 70 to 80, even about 90 million Filipinos," External link

manilametro Friday, October 8, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We are really hoping, we are really wishing that 50 percent of the target population will be covered by end of the year. But of course, it's just our intermediate goal. The goal is to vaccinate about 70 to 80, even about 90 million Filipinos," External link

pna Friday, October 8, 2021 2:36:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “But we are also guided by science and data, especially because our coverage rate, two-jab rate is 30 percent as of now, which means we still have about 40 to 50 percent [yet] to receive first shot. We have to balance this That is to be the number one consideration,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 8, 2021 8:12:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This is enough to cover about P2.51 billion, where each healthcare worker would receive P2,000 per month),” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:40:00 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
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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 ) : "Following the directive of (Health) Secretary (Francisco) Duque, we will pursue the vaccination of at least 90 million of our citizens," External link

pna Tuesday, March 22, 2022 2:55:00 PM EAT

Carlito Galvez said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Following the directive of (Health) Secretary (Francisco) Duque, we will pursue the vaccinationof at least 90 million of our citizens," External link

manilametro Tuesday, March 22, 2022 1:03:00 PM EAT

Karlo Nograles said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Based on the report of (Health) Secretary (Francisco) Duque (III) to the President during the Talk to the People, we have seen that there are regions being monitored, aside from NCR (National Capital Region), Region IV-A CALABARZON, Region III (Central Luzon), and then CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region), and Region I (Ilocos)," External link

philstar Thursday, January 20, 2022 2:00:00 PM EAT

Teodoro Locsin said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Hindi (No), just respond to the offer professionally on the right not junior level; say no and explain why. The offeror answered back devastatingly. Don’t ever, Duque, ever, question my motives,” External link

inquirer Monday, December 13, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Carlito Galvez said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "We will look at the possibility. He [Health Secretary Francisco Duque III] is pro na maibalik ang any protection na pwede nating gamitin (He [favors] the return of any protection that we can use). Some people from the World Health Organization also believe that we had a good campaign against the Delta variant as compared to other [countries] because of the added protection due to face shields," External link

manilametro Monday, November 29, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Carlito Galvez said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “We will look at the possibility. He [Health Secretary Francisco Duque III] is pro na maibalik ang any protection na pwede nating gamitin (He [favors] the return of any protection that we can use). Some people from the World Health Organization also believe that we had a good campaign against the Delta variant as compared to other [countries] because of the added protection due to face shields,” External link

pna Monday, November 29, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "But, according to (Health) Secretary (Francisco) Duque (III), (I will) continue home quarantine until 23 November," External link

manilametro Friday, November 19, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Delfin Lorenzana said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "But, according to (Health) Secretary (Francisco) Duque (III), (I will) continue home quarantine until 23 November," External link

pna Friday, November 19, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Carlito Galvez reported ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Ito po pine prepare na namin ni (Health Secretary Francisco) Duque, dahil nagbigay na po ng inclination ang WHO (World Health Organization), na 'yung ating vaccination for third dosing, considering na magla lapse na po 'yung immunity (Duque and I are already preparing [revaccination] since the WHO has already given its inclination for the vaccination for third dosing, considering that the immunity will lapse," External link

manilametro Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Carlito Galvez reported ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Ito po pine prepare na namin ni (Health Secretary Francisco) Duque, dahil nagbigay na po ng inclination ang WHO (World Health Organization), na ‘yung ating vaccination for third dosing, considering na magla lapse na po ‘yung immunity (Duque and I are already preparing [revaccination] since the WHO has already given its inclination for the vaccination for third dosing, considering that the immunity will lapse,” External link

pna Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT