Francisco Duque

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Francisco Duque said : “It would take about six months between now and end of March 2021 para po makumpleto 'yung (to complete the) clinical trial phase three. Ngayon po, pinaghahandaan natin. Tama po kayo, may mga nag -apply for clinical trials dito sa Pilipinas at meron na pong kasunduan ang DOST na sila po ang mangunguna sa vaccine development under the IATF resolution (Now we are preparing. You’re right there who have applied for clinical trials here in the Philippines and there is an agreement with the DOST that they would lead the vaccine development under the IATF resolution),” External link

pna Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Upon the request of GAB due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to their professional careers, the 28 selected DOH hospitals, 3 specialty hospitals, and other pertinent DOH offices are directed to continue the provision of free medical services to boxing and MMA professionals," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We should be vigilant about other diseases that can affect some of our most vulnerable like infants and children, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. The child’s first five years are very formative to his or her health. The illnesses we are vaccinating them against can be very damaging and will have repercussions on their growth and maturity. That is why we are urging parents not to take these conditions lightly, but must vaccinate their children as soon as possible,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, October 18, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We should be vigilant about other diseases that can affect some of our most vulnerable like infants and children, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. The child’s first five years are very formative to his or her health. The illnesses we are vaccinating them against can be very damaging and will have repercussions on their growth and maturity. That is why we are urging parents not to take these conditions lightly, but must vaccinate their children as soon as possible,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “With the recent disruption of immunization services due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of children who are not immunized may increase, which may result in the spread of diseases,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The risk classification currently puts a premium on the safe opening of business establishments for socio-economic recovery. Hospital capacity or utilization rate is used as the main signal for escalation of community quarantine levels. Based on our October 12 data, these provinces still have enough hospital capacity to care for its patients, therefore escalation of their quarantine levels is not warranted,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “Instead, the respective LGUs of these provinces are recommended to implement localized lockdowns, immediate contact tracing and isolation of all contacts, and strict compliance to minimum health standards in areas with increasing case incidence,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “With the recent disruption of immunization services due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of children who are not immunized may increase, which may result in the spread of diseases,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “If the budget is reenacted, we cannot afford this,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 9, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Bumuo na tayo ng hiwalay na opisina ng logistics, supply and finance management . . . May mga tao tayong nagbabantay sa entire supply chain na minomonitor ito. Kaya ang report ngayon ay mababang mababa ang (bilang ng) expired na mga gamot," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 9, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Malaki po ang tama nito sa COVID response. Tandaan po natin ang budget po natin sa 2021, meron po tayong 27 porsyento na pagtaas at kapag na-reenact ito, we cannot afford because under the circumstances, kinakailangan talaga ng karagdagan,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 9, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Vaccines save lives and prevent disabilities from diseases. Vaccines give our children a good start at life so they can grow to be healthy, productive adults in the future. Therefore, no child should be left behind, no child should die!" External link

manilametro Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The circumstances in which we meet this year are very different from last year when we came together to endorse the For the Future vision. Thank you for your continued commitment in implementing that vision in the time of COVID-19, as we work together to adjust to a ‘new normal’ and create a new future,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This virus is gonna stay with us. Let us not deceive ourselves. We’re not going for zero COVID-19 cases,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, October 6, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “If they think this is now the time to view PhilHealth as more of a financial insurance entity and the chairman should be the Secretary of Finance, that’s okay with me,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 5, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This virus is gonna stay with us. Let us not deceive ourselves. We’re not going for zero COVID-19 cases,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 5, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “If they think this is now the time to view PhilHealth as more of a financial insurance entity and the chairman should be the Secretary of Finance, that’s okay with me,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 5, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "This virus is gonna stay with us. Let us not deceive ourselves. We're not going for zero COVID-19 cases," External link

manilametro Monday, October 5, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "This virus is gonna stay with us. Let us not deceive ourselves. We're not going for zero COVID-19 cases," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, October 5, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “BHERTs are our first-line respondents in our respective communities. Let us take part in our community response. Let us be proactive and make an effort to know who exactly our BHERTs are, so we know who to listen to, and who to get help from if needed,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “the collective effort of Taguig City is really inspiring and worth emulating by all the other local government units” External link

pna Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “Nasasaksihan po natin ang pagiging isang modelo ng siyudad ng Taguig na tingin po namin ay dapat tularan ng iba pang pamahalaang lokal hindi lamang dito sa NCR kundi sa buong Pilipinas lalo na kung saan namamayagpag ang Covid-19 (We have witnessed Taguig as a model that we believe should be emulated by other local governments not only here in the National Capital Region but throughout the country particularly in areas where there are more Covid-19 infections),” External link

pna Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Pinagmamalaki natin ito (We are proud of Taguig Covid megacomplex). This is a model facility," External link

pna Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Sa panahon ng pandemya, malusog na kapaligiran ang BIDA" External link

irishsun Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque concluded : "The list of threats to our environment is already long but we overcome each one through a Bayanihan spirit with your commitment to make a difference in the health of our people and communities that we live in, we will not only heal and recover, we will certainly recover as one," External link

irishsun Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Deep inside him, he’s really concerned with what’s happening and that he really wants government to respond as best as it can and muster all the resources that there are," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Alan Cayetano ) : “We sent a letter to the Honorable Speaker [Alan Cayetano] with regard to our request of augmenting the approved budget on HFEP with an additional P10 billion” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, September 18, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Alan Cayetano ) : “We sent a letter to the Honorable Speaker [Alan Cayetano] with regard to our request of augmenting the approved budget on HFEP with an additional P10 billion” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, September 18, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told ( about Sir ) : “Height of injustice. Unfairness. And it really hurts, Sir, when you did not sign on anything, but you are the one being accused. Forced to be accused. That Sir is what I cannot accept. I cannot sleep because of this, Sir,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Find them now. Mayor, grant them face shields and face masks. And tell them to wear it all the time. Practical but impactful,” “Let’s do smart. Let’s do the prevention — very affordable interventions. Doesn’t hurt coffers that much. It’s an investment. It’s touching in the heart. They know that you are taking care of them. The gesture itself means a lot to these people, the elderly, the senior citizens,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The Senate Committee made baseless findings on mere allegations alone,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I remain unflinching in my battles, not only in fight to protect my character as public servant but also in the fight to implement President Duterte’s noble vision for genuine universal access to healthcare for all Filipinos and ensure we come out of this pandemic healthy as a people and as a nation,” “Rest assured, I am one with you to endeavor to ensure accountability of public officers and uphold public office as a public trust,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Dante Gierran ) : “I’m optimistic that under the most able leadership of Atty. Dante Gierran, he will ferret out the scalawags and return the public’s confidence in PhilHealth especially in these trying times,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “If the findings are by design so that they can remove me, let it be said that I have a constitutional duty to do my job unless the President says otherwise,” “If my services are no longer needed, I will go, but I will clear the name of my father first because I have not caused any injury to the government and to Filipinos,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque asked : “Why are they pinning me when the rest who participated in the deliberation and signed the IRM resolution were not included? Is the Senate so intent in removing me that they invent a finding that is not supported by official documents?” “I attended the Senate hearing to cooperate in ascertaining the truth. I am disappointed though that the Senate has recommended the filing of charges against me when no evidence was presented against me,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I do not understand why the Senate president keeps harping on me when I have not committed any crime or violation of any law,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque maintained : “Senator Sotto, you are a family man so let me point this to you in clear and uncertain terms: my family is hurting already, I am sacrificing my health because of the demands of the job. I quietly do my job to the best of my ability but if I fall short, your way is to step on me and to continually hit me like a punching bag? Is this your brand of public service?” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The problem with some legislators is they look for something to support their conclusions and start hitting you in public. Is the Senate President now a lawyer, judge and jury that if something does not suit him, he conjures things?” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I’ve said this, I’ll say it again, the board of PhilHealth is a collegial body. There is no one person who makes the decision. It is a consensus that is being built over policy issues,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I can say, I was not negligent. I did not ignore, I did not neglect my duties and responsibilities as chairman of the board. It’s just that really the President declared a state of public health emergency in February and I have been chair by way of executive order. I have been assigned or tasked to head the inter-agency task force,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “It is impossible for me to attend to all of these... that’s why I rely on my undersecretaries and assistant secretaries to represent me and I always trust them to do their jobs in the best possible way,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I know that COVID-19 has revealed fissures, the cracks and the gaps in the Philippine health care system but that was an eye opener,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Remember that you don't need to find answer, or even to completely understand why they feel the way they do. Listening to what they have to say will at least let them you care,” External link

pna Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told ( about Sir ) : “Height of injustice. Unfairness. And it really hurts, Sir, when you did not sign on anything, but you are the one being accused. Forced to be accused. That Sir is what I cannot accept. I cannot sleep because of this, Sir,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told ( about Sir ) : “Height of injustice. Unfairness. And it really hurts, Sir, when you did not sign on anything, but you are the one being accused. Forced to be accused. That Sir is what I cannot accept. I cannot sleep because of this, Sir,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Maganda po ang nangyari dahil you allowed MECQ to be imposed beginning Aug. (4) to Aug. 18. So, nakatulong po ito, Mr. President, sa pagbawas ng contact rate, transmission rate," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 7, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “If the findings are by design so that they can remove me, let it be said that I have a constitutional duty to do my job unless the President says otherwise. If my service is no longer needed, I will go but I will clear the name of my father first because I have not caused any injury to the government. We may have differences in policies, on how to manage the pandemic and the like, but I continue to do my job despite the attacks made against my person,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This is all just part of the job. First of all, I did not ask for this position. I was invited by the President to help him in his administration. You know that I have been a Health secretary before, right?” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “What he said is clear and his frame of mind is very clear,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “His orders to us, his desires, his priorities, he clearly delivers to us- his Cabinet. He is okay. I don’t see any problem. He is in a good state of health,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Si Pangulo wala namang ikinubli o itinago patungkol sa dati na niyang naging karamdaman. He has been very transparent and forthright about his health,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “Kung ano 'yung alam ninyo, 'yun din alam ko,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Sinusuportahan natin 'yung wisdom ng Congress na bigyan ng special powers ang Pangulo para talagang mapabilis ang reporma ng PhilHealth at matugunan lahat ng kahinaan ng sistema o kakulangan at mapuno itong mga puwang at para magkaroon ng mas malakas o robust social health insurance system ang bayan,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Antayin natin 'yung resulta ng investigation,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Alam naman ninyo na dati na akong naging kalihim. Ito ay pangalawang beses kumbaga, what else do I have to prove? Wala naman, trabaho lang para sa bayan at para din makatulong maging tagumpay ang administrasyon ni Pangulong Duterte,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “The Senate Committee made baseless findings on mere allegations alone,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque stated : “If the findings are by design so that they can remove me, let it be said that I have a constitutional duty to do my job unless the President says otherwise,” “If my services (are) no longer needed, I will go. But I will clear the name of my father first because I have not caused any injury to the government and to Filipinos,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque asked : “Why are they pinning me when the rest who participated in the deliberation and signed the IRM resolution were not included? Is the Senate so intent in removing me that they invent a finding that is not supported by official documents?” “I attended the Senate hearing to cooperate in ascertaining the truth. I am disappointed though that the Senate has recommended the filing of charges against me when no evidence was presented against me,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “If the findings are by design so that they can remove me, let it be said that I have a constitutional duty to do my job unless the President says otherwise,” “If my services are no longer needed, I will go, but I will clear the name of my father first because I have not caused any injury to the government and to Filipinos,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque asked : “Why are they pinning me when the rest who participated in the deliberation and signed the IRM resolution were not included? Is the Senate so intent in removing me that they invent a finding that is not supported by official documents?” “I attended the Senate hearing to cooperate in ascertaining the truth. I am disappointed though that the Senate has recommended the filing of charges against me when no evidence was presented against me,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “If the findings are designed to remove me, let it be said that I have a constitutional duty to do my job unless the President says otherwise. If my service is no longer needed, I will go but I will clear the name of my father first because I have not caused any injury to the government and to the Filipinos,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The Senate Committee made baseless findings on mere allegations alone,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I remain unflinching in my battles, not only in fight to protect my character as public servant but also in the fight to implement President Duterte’s noble vision for genuine universal access to healthcare for all Filipinos and ensure we come out of this pandemic healthy as a people and as a nation,” “Rest assured, I am one with you to endeavor to ensure accountability of public officers and uphold public office as a public trust,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Dante Gierran ) : “I’m optimistic that under the most able leadership of Atty. Dante Gierran, he will ferret out the scalawags and return the public’s confidence in PhilHealth especially in these trying times,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "It speaks a lot about the person, being honest and being humble enough to admit it," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "He will be coming in PhilHealth with no execomm (executive committee), so he needs all the help that he can get. So tutulong po kami, makikipagtulungan po kami sa aming bagong presidente (We will help, we will help our new president)," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “The daily cases remain high so we should boost our preventive measures to stop the rising number of infections,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 31, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We can no longer afford to revert to a higher quarantine status of MECQ (modified enhanced community quarantine) or ECQ because that will irreversibly injure if not damage the economy beyond repair,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 31, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “COVID-19 pandemic is an eye-opener to the weakness of the health system,” “When the virus entered the country, we were struggling... We had diffuty responding,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 31, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “The daily cases remain high so we should boost our preventive measures to stop the rising number of infections,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 31, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Find them now. Mayor, grant them face shields and face masks. And tell them to wear it all the time. Practical but impactful,” “Let’s do smart. Let’s do the prevention — very affordable interventions. Doesn’t hurt coffers that much. It’s an investment. It’s touching in the heart. They know that you are taking care of them. The gesture itself means a lot to these people, the elderly, the senior citizens,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “They will have to cooperate, they have to make themselves and documents available as long as the investigation is ongoing. That [resignation] will not exempt them from obligations,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Cressida Hubbard ) : “It pains me to be called ‘godfather’ before the Senate by a very polluted source. It hurts my family to be dragged in all sorts of innuendoes just because I have been a former PhilHealth president, chairman, board member and now, again its chairman. Accountability and transparency have been my guidepost in all my years in the public sector and I have tried to reform the institution. Even under the pandemic, we try our level best to get things done,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The whole institution of PhilHealth is composed of decent and competent public servants. The rotten eggs are not the be all of the institution. I thank the President and the secretary of Justice in pursuing a clean-up. I suggest to Congress that a fixed term PCEO be returned because reforms are long term and I also recommend that a study be made on limiting the inclusion of department secretaries to ex-officio positions and the like,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Following the advice of senators, in yesterday’s PhilHealth Regular Board Meeting, I am seeking more active participation of the secretaries of other member agencies of the board of directors,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The construction of this 553-bed quarantine facility will be a big boost to the government’s effort in containing the COVID-19 pandemic. As we ramp up our testing capacity, we are also increasing our bed capacity for isolation and quarantine. These two should go hand in hand,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Cressida Hubbard ) : “It pains me to be called ‘godfather’ before the Senate by a very polluted source. It hurts my family to be dragged in all sorts of innuendoes just because I have been a former PhilHealth president, chairman, board member and now, again its chairman. Accountability and transparency have been my guidepost in all my years in the public sector and I have tried to reform the institution. Even under the pandemic, we try our level best to get things done,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The whole institution of PhilHealth is composed of decent and competent public servants. The rotten eggs are not the be all of the institution. I thank the President and the secretary of Justice in pursuing a clean-up. I suggest to Congress that a fixed term PCEO be returned because reforms are long term and I also recommend that a study be made on limiting the inclusion of department secretaries to ex-officio positions and the like,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Following the advice of senators, in yesterday’s PhilHealth Regular Board Meeting, I am seeking more active participation of the secretaries of other member agencies of the board of directors,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “They will have to cooperate, they have to make themselves and documents available as long as the investigation is ongoing. That [resignation] will not exempt them from obligations,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The rotten eggs are not the be-all of the institution,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “My public service record is an open book. If there's a single thread of conclusive evidence of my involvement on any and all issues, then let the axe fall,” External link

pna Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "It pains me to be called 'godfather' before the Senate by a very polluted source. It hurts my family to be dragged in all sorts of innuendos just because I have been a former PhilHealth president, chairman, board member, again its chairman," External link

pna Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The construction of this 553-bed quarantine facility will be a big boost to the government’s effort in containing the Covid-19 pandemic. As we ramp up our testing capacity, we are also increasing our bed capacity for isolation and quarantine. These two should go hand in hand,” External link

pna Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We assure the public that your national government will continue supporting our local government for an improved local response against Covid-19," he said. Bawat isa sa atin ay may maiaambag sa labang ito. Hindi ito laban ng gobyerno o ng mga healthcare workers lang. Ito ay laban mo at laban ko. Ito ay laban nating lahat (Each of us has contributed in the fight against the disease. It is not just the government or the healthcare workers. This is our fight to stop the pandemic),” External link

pna Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I welcome the Senate inquiry as a way of clearing my name. My public service record is an open book. If there is a single thread of conclusive evidence of my involvement on any and all issues, then let the axe fall,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “They will have to cooperate, they have to make themselves available, make all the documents available as soon as long as the investigation is ongoing, sinabi naman po nila yun, that they will not be exempted from obligations,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “There was never a time that I never tried my best but if my best is not enough, I just have to do some more reflection and soul searching and I will be the first to let everyone know that we need to learn,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 21, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Para sa akin, no regrets. Nandyan na yan," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 21, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We are seeking to improve their benefits and compensation,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 21, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Many parents whose children are healthcare workers do not allow them to go back to the hospitals for fear they might get infected or they might become virus carriers to their homes,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 21, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Nagbibiro sya. Alam mo naman, parang di na tayo nasanay, apat na taon na si presidente dyan na meron syang mga ganung komento and he's not really serious about those comments," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 21, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "This fight is a serious one. It's a World War Z , as they say," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 21, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “The President can be playful sometimes. He has off the cuff statements but he is only joking. You know, he has been President for four years, and he really has those comments,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 21, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I took full responsibility for my decisions and actions. And the effort…I’m trying my best. There was never a time that I never tried my best but if my best is not enough, I just have to do some more reflection and soul-searching,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 21, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Confusion has arisen from the circulars issued in the haste to readily provide the needed financial support to the health care institutions (HCIs) during the pandemic,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Let us look into any loopholes and clarify procedures to ensure that the issues raised are responded to,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The effects of the pandemic, while falling heavily on COVID-19 referral facilities, have affected the entire health system. These include cancer and dialysis treatment centers, maternity clinics and other similar facilities that provide care for patients while the regular hospitals are busy addressing COVID patients. For this reason, they should also be assisted by PhilHealth,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Confusion has arisen from the circulars issued in the haste to readily provide the needed financial support to the health care institutions (HCIs) during the pandemic,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Let us look into any loopholes and clarify procedures to ensure that the issues raised are responded to,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The effects of the pandemic, while falling heavily on COVID-19 referral facilities, have affected the entire health system. These include cancer and dialysis treatment centers, maternity clinics and other similar facilities that provide care for patients while the regular hospitals are busy addressing COVID patients. For this reason, they should also be assisted by PhilHealth,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Let us look into any loopholes and clarify procedures to ensure that the issues raised are responded to,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "To weather the tides of this pandemic, all government agencies including LGUs should collaborate and unite to ensure the safety and health of every Filipino," External link

manilametro Thursday, August 20, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "To weather the tides of this pandemic, all government agencies including LGUs should collaborate and unite to ensure the safety and health of every Filipino," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, August 20, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Confusion has arisen from the circulars issued in the haste to readily provide the needed financial support to the Health Care Institutions (HCIs) during the pandemic. Let us look into any loopholes and clarify procedures to ensure that the issues raised are responded to,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Consequently, my commitment to safeguarding the sustainability of the fund is very personal. I would like to state for the record that I am for zero tolerance on fraud and corruption,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I deny this absolutely malicious and without basis, I do not wish to dignify that allegation,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “Madali pong mag-speculate pero dapat ang evidence, ang data ay makita natin kung mayroon bang direktamenteng kinalaman ito sa mga katiwalian na nabanggit ninyo,” “Wala po akong alam na ebidensiya na iniuugnay si General Morales direktamente doon sa mga naturang fraudulent claims,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “When I returned as chairman of the board in 2017 I discovered that these cases were archived for failure to serve legal processes to the eye centers so I directed management to exert every effort to reinstate those cases and pursue them vigorously,” “In my current stint as chairman of the PhilHealth board we approved the recommendation of the health insurance data analytics committee or HIDAC to resolve significant weaknesses in PhilHealth operations based on data-driven reports,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, August 18, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I have clarified this before the Blue Ribbon Committee last year, but I will repeat it to set the record straight. There is no such thing as a PHP154-billion loss,” External link

pna Tuesday, August 18, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The scope of IRM releases cover all HCIs given the nationwide state of public health emergency brought by the pandemic. Seventeen percent or 711 out of 4105 of HCIs received the IRM, and P14.9 Billion out of P27 Billion was released,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque insisted : “Consequently, my commitment to safeguarding the sustainability of the fund is very personal. I would like to state for the record that I am for zero tolerance on fraud and corruption,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “On the allegations of palakasan system in the release of the IRM, we assure you there is none. The Corporation released the funds upon complete submission of documents that are supposed to be duly vetted by the regional vice presidents,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "I will certainly address this expeditiously. It was not clear to me why this was suspended by Undersecretary Roger Tong-an," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The scope of IRM releases cover all HCIs given the nationwide state of public health emergency brought by the pandemic. Seventeen percent or 711 out of 4105 of HCIs received the IRM, and P14.9 Billion out of P27 Billion was released,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque insisted : “Consequently, my commitment to safeguarding the sustainability of the fund is very personal. I would like to state for the record that I am for zero tolerance on fraud and corruption,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “On the allegations of palakasan system in the release of the IRM, we assure you there is none. The Corporation released the funds upon complete submission of documents that are supposed to be duly vetted by the regional vice presidents,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "It would take 3 to 6 months. The Phase 3 clinical trial would take about 6 months before it would be given a license to operate along with the certificate of product registration to legitimize its use," External link

manilametro Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "If there have been some lapses in terms of our initial response, those were not deliberate. They were a product of honest assessment of data and facts that were coming in," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "There is no such thing as a P154-billion loss," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Hindi po pwedeng national lang, hindi pwedeng ilang sektor lang, kundi lahat. Naniniwala tayo na kahit sa buong mundo (It cannot be national nor a few sectors only, but it should be all. We believe that even in the entire world) we are doing the all-nation response. We are mandating that public hospitals should have 30-50 percent bed allocation for Covid-19 patients and private hospitals to allot more beds for Covid-19 too,” External link

pna Saturday, August 15, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We still need more information on this vaccine," External link

polandsun Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "By that process, we will know if it passes our standards of safety, efficacy, and quality," External link

polandsun Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque states ( about Province ) : "Ngayon po tayo ay nagpupulong para tayo may tumulong at makasuporta sa Rizal Province laban sa COVID-19," External link

manilametro Friday, August 14, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "However due to the limited supply, we will prioritize the recipients according to age, comorbidities like hypertension, asthma, chronic obstructive emphysema, and pregnancy," External link

manilametro Friday, August 14, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "However due to the limited supply, we will prioritize the recipients according to age, comorbidities like hypertension, asthma, chronic obstructive emphysema, and pregnancy," External link

polandsun Friday, August 14, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "However due to the limited supply, we will prioritize the recipients according to age, comorbidities like hypertension, asthma, chronic obstructive emphysema, and pregnancy," External link

irishsun Friday, August 14, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "I would like to congratulate Region 11 for how they have been responding to this pandemic," External link

irishsun Friday, August 14, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "I was looking at the numbers of TTMF - Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities - your bed capacity is numbered at 7,000 and I was looking at the metric of 1 is to 2,500 population and what is required of your region is only a bed capacity of 2,500 but you're doing 3.5 times better than the standard," External link

irishsun Friday, August 14, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "This is the time to crush the [COVID-19] clusters while it is still at a manageable level and be the model that all other regions can look up to ... and I have no doubts that you [Region 11] can do it," External link

irishsun Friday, August 14, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We have to learn more about it,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Limang buwan na po nating binubuno ang problema natin sa Covid-19. Ito na talaga ang itsura ng laban natin. Ito’y hindi na sprint, marathon na ito. Patatagan po ang laban dito kaya kinakailangan talagang maging matatag po tayong lahat (We have been fighting this problem with Covid-19 for five months. This is really the kind of war that we have. It’s not a sprint, this is a marathon. It requires endurance and that’s why we all have to be stable),” External link

pna Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque explained : “Tayo po ay magba-bahay-bahay, sa pangunguna ng isang (We will visit house-to-house lead by our) healthcare worker -- do house-to-house symptom check, immediate isolation ng mga may sakit o sintomas (of those with symptoms), and massive targeted testing kung saan ang swabbing ay ating isasagawa sa community na rin mismo (where swabbing will be held within the community),” External link

pna Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We salute the city for doing a great job in its response against COVID-19. We ask for your assistance in delivering our message to everyone. This isn't a war fought by the national government or the local government alone. Everyone has a role to play," "Protect yourself and the people around you by strictly observing our minimum health standards," External link

manilametro Saturday, August 8, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "To put an end to it, here are more photos showing that I attended the event with Cong John Rey, Sec Vince, Usec Bong, Dir Paz and the rest of my team," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We support the call of our frontliners to ensure a science-based approach and stricter implementation of community quarantine measures,” External link

independent-UG Monday, August 3, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We support the call of our frontliners to ensure a science-based approach and stricter implementation of community quarantine measures," External link

manilametro Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We support the call of our frontliners to ensure a science-based approach and stricter implementation of community quarantine measures," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, August 2, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We will revisit and include the inputs we have gathered in our overall game plan. The DoH will develop this strategy in coordination with our government and non-government counterparts in the next seven days,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We have noted in particular your call for a time out for the NCR. We will bring it to the full attention of the IATF and present to them more comprehensive strategies to protect our ranks," External link

pna Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We hear you. The DOH, as the lead of the Task Group on Response Operations, will work with the National Task Force in effectively implementing localized lockdowns, and ensure that the national government will provide comprehensive support," External link

pna Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We will revisit and include the inputs we have gathered in our overall gameplan. The DOH will develop this strategy in coordination with our government and non-government counterparts in the next 7 days," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "No matter the odds, no matter how bleak it might have looked before, this battle is not hopeless," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “One TB case that we fail to find and treat may spread the infection to at least 10 other people. The reservoir of undetected TB cases will further increase,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, July 27, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We are taking unprecedented steps to treat our fellow Filipinos with active TB disease. We are monitoring our stocks to make sure those with active TB have access to free medicines and are able to complete their treatment regimen,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, July 27, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “One TB case that we fail to find and treat may spread the infection to at least 10 other people. The reservoir of undetected TB cases will further increase,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, July 27, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We are taking unprecedented steps to treat our fellow Filipinos with active TB disease. We are monitoring our stocks to make sure those with active TB have access to free medicines and are able to complete their treatment regimen,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, July 27, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Polio is a vaccine-preventable disease and we cannot let our gains over the years go to waste by deprioritizing our polio response," External link

manilametro Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "We also have to strictly adheree to infection prevention and control protocols as we cannot afford to overwhelm our health system with another outbreak," External link

manilametro Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "A whole-of-government and whole-of-nation approach is critical in preventing the polio outbreak. We are calling for the support of the local government units and all relevant stakeholders as we endeavor to continue the 'Sabayang Patak Kotra Polio'," External link

manilametro Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Polio is a vaccine-preventable disease and we cannot let our gains over the years go to waste by deprioritizing our polio response," External link

irishsun Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "We also have to strictly adheree to infection prevention and control protocols as we cannot afford to overwhelm our health system with another outbreak," External link

irishsun Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "A whole-of-government and whole-of-nation approach is critical in preventing the polio outbreak. We are calling for the support of the local government units and all relevant stakeholders as we endeavor to continue the 'Sabayang Patak Kotra Polio'," External link

irishsun Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “We cannot test each citizen. No country can do that, even the richest country like the United States of America cannot do that,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “We cannot test each citizen. No country can do that, even the richest country like the United States of America cannot do that,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We cannot test every citizen as no country has done it even the richest, the United States,” External link

arabnews Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Our target is to test more than 10 per cent of the total population. Of the total population at 109 million, we might be able to reach about 10 million Filipinos by 2021," External link

timesofoman Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Only by finding and treating these cases can we limit its spread and achieve our dream of a TB-free Philippines," External link

manilametro Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We are taking unprecedented steps to treat our fellow Filipinos with active TB disease," External link

manilametro Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We cannot test every citizen as no country has done it even the richest, the United States," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Our target is to test more than 10 percent of the total population. Of the total population at 109 million, we might be able to reach about 10 million Filipinos by 2021," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Only by finding and treating these cases can we limit its spread and achieve our dream of a TB-free Philippines," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We are taking unprecedented steps to treat our fellow Filipinos with active TB disease," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We cannot test every citizen as no country has done it even the richest, the United States," External link

JakartaPost Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We cannot test every citizen as no country has done it, even the richest, the United States," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We cannot test every citizen as no country has done it even the richest, the United States," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, July 21, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We cannot test every citizen as no country has done it even the richest, the United States,” External link

GulfDailyNews Tuesday, July 21, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We cannot test every citizen as no country has done it even the richest, the United States,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We cannot test every citizen as no country has done it even the richest, the United States," External link

msn-uk Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We cannot test every citizen as no country has done it even the richest, the United States," External link

trust Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:38:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Hindi naman po natin pwedeng i -test ang bawat mamamayan. Wala pong bansa ang nakakagawa nito, kahit na po ang pinakamayaman katulad ng United States of America (We cannot test each citizen. No country can do that, even the richest country like the United States of America cannot do that),” External link

pna Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Magiging mga 10 percent po tayo (It will be 10 percent) of the total population of the Philippines at 109 million, we might be able to reach about 10 million Filipinos [who will get tested for Covid-19] by 2021,” External link

pna Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "close to 9 percent of the total population" "Malalagpasan po natin iyon. Magiging mga 10 percent po tayo of the total population of the Philippines at 109 million. We might be able to reach 10 million Filipinos by 2021," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Polio is a vaccine-preventable disease and we cannot let our gains over the years go to waste by deprioritizing our polio response. It is imperative for parents and caregivers to have their children vaccinated, while strictly adhering to infection prevention and control protocols, as we cannot afford to overwhelm our health system with another outbreak,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, July 20, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Polio is a vaccine-preventable disease and we cannot let our gains over the years go to waste by deprioritizing our polio response. It is imperative for parents and caregivers to have their children vaccinated, while strictly adhering to infection prevention and control protocols, as we cannot afford to overwhelm our health system with another outbreak,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, July 20, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Continuous implementation of polio response amid the present health crisis we are facing is important as this will prevent not only the debilitating effects of the disease, but also interrupt the transmission during a pandemic,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, July 20, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Continuous implementation of polio response amid the present health crisis we are facing is important as this will prevent not only the debilitating effects of the disease, but also interrupt the transmission during a pandemic," External link

manilametro Monday, July 20, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Continuous implementation of polio response amid the present health crisis we are facing is important as this will prevent not only the debilitating effects of the disease, but also interrupt the transmission during a pandemic," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, July 20, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We have successfully flattened the curve since April and the metrics we are saying arriving at that conclusion is actually the case doubling time and also the mortality doubling time has gotten longer and is now in the moderate risk classification. Over time, we have managed to stabilize the number of new cases being reported at anywhere to 220 cases per day” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This means we bent the curve in April after the March ECQ (enhanced community quarantine) but we are seeing an increase in cases due to the expanded testing capacity and community transmission as we allow (the) movement of people,” External link

pna Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Paumanhin po sa confusion na resulta ng aking earlier statement, nalito lang po ako sa tanong. Iyong longer case doubling time which is eight days, ibig sabihin po nito, nailiko na, nasimulan na nating nailiko o naikurba na natin ang epidemic curve nung [nagkaroon ng] imposition ng ECQ noong March,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Now, we are seeing an increase in cases dahil sa expanded testing and community transmission as we allow more movement of people, dahil nagluwag na po tayo ng restrictions,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This is expected as we open up the economy. What is important is we maintain the cases at manageable levels para ang ating health care system at health workers ay hindi ma-overwhelm,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Let me reiterate that we are taking HIV’s threat seriously and ensuring steady supply of HIV drugs is one key measure to stop this virus in its tracks,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Let me reiterate that we are taking HIV’s threat seriously and ensuring steady supply of HIV drugs is one key measure to stop this virus in its tracks,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque explained : "Each letter in BIDA represents one of these behaviors: Bawal walang mask, I-sanitize ang kamay at Iwas-hawak sa mga bagay, Dumistansya ng isang metro, at Alamin ang totoong impormasyon," External link

manilametro Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We started from one COVID-19 testing laboratory in March, but now we have 85 testing laboratories," "There are more than 15,000 beds dedicated for COVID-19 cases as well as more than 100,000 beds in quarantine facilities," External link

manilametro Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Hindi naman talaga flatten. 'Yun ang ibig sabihin kong ilinaw. Lumiko, hindi po flatten. Nagkamali ako doon at yun ang gusto kong linawin," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "While we have flattened the curve, I have earlier indicated that this was able to provide us a window of opportunity to improve and increase, one-up our health system's capacity," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We should fill this up so that they don’t all end up in the hospital,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I visited these hospitals to check on the patients and our healthcare workers on how they are holding up,” External link

manilatimes Saturday, July 11, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “That puts them (Cebu City residents) at high risk, and their critical care utilization rate mataas (is high). Ibig sabihin na-overwhelm na po ‘yung kanilang health systems capacity (It means their health systems capacity is already overwhelmed),” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, July 8, 2020 11:14:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “In these difficult times, we should maximize our resources and work together to succeed against our common enemy: the Covid-19,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:40:00 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
secretary43.48%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
health secretary21.74%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
secretary of health8.70%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
chairman26.09%EN01/25/201525/01/2015
Names Lang Count
Francisco DuqueEN33.97%
Francisco DuqueEU21.79%
Francisco DuqueFR21.79%
Francisco Duque IIIEN21.15%
Francesco DuqueFR1.28%


 
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Rodrigo Duterte said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Si Duque, walang nanakaw kung pera ang pag-usapan. Maybe some other things, there might be some other thing pero corruption, pera? Wala," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 27, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson noted ( about Francisco Duque ) : “The President, on the other hand, is sending mixed signals especially in regard to Sec Duque’s possible involvement in the PhilHealth corruption,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Rodrigo Duterte said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Mine is to not really prosecute just for the sake of somebody being prosecuted. My job is to see to it that the rule of law — the rules for or against a person — are followed,” “I have reviewed, not really in full but a cursory reading really, and I have yet to find reason to sue Duque. I have read the findings and for the life of me, I cannot really find a good reason to prosecute an innocent man,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Right now, the overall assessment of the President, full trust and confidence is still with Sec. Duque. But as a lawyer, he is also open-minded to the fact that he had formed a task force,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Buo ang tiwala ni Presdente kay Secretary Duque, paulit-ulit niya iyang sinasabi. Gayunman, tuloy pa rin ang imbestigasyon ng iba’t ibang ahensya ng gobyerno Nirerespeto naman po ni Presidente ang mga nagiging resulta ng imbestigasyon," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Rodrigo Duterte said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Mine is to not really prosecute just for the sake of being somebody being prosecuted. My job is to see to it that the rule of law — the rules for or against a person — are followed,” “I have reviewed — hindi naman ‘yung — a cursory reading really — and I have yet to find ‘yung sabi nila na idedemanda si Duque dahil may kasalanan. I have read the findings and for the life of me I cannot really find a good reason to prosecute an innocent man,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Leni Robredo said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Iyong problema natin is so much bigger than Secretary Duque. Para sa akin, iyong problema talaga iyong national government, na parang walang sistema… parang walang cohesive na plano,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 21, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Rodrigo Duterte said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Ano bang enough na gusto ninyo? May ospital, may kama, at may punerarya. Nandiyan lahat. Ano pa ba gusto niyo? The microbes, the virus is flying around. That’s why you still have to wear a mask,” “Gingagawa na ni Secretary Duque. ‘Yung halos di na kumakain, di natutulog… Wag ninyong pasobrahan,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 21, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I’m hoping that the DOJ-led TF investigating the PhilHealth’s anomalies will continue performing its mandate, guided only by their appreciation of the evidence no matter who is involved, with or without the president’s expressed opinion on Sec. Duque” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Rodrigo Duterte told ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Secretary Duque, this is not the time for you to resign. I have full trust in you. For me, it’s really just the corruption, and you’re not there,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I’m hoping that the DoJ-led TF investigating the PhilHealth’s anomalies will continue performing its mandate, guided only by (its) appreciation of the evidence no matter who is involved, with or without the president’s expressed opinion on Secretary Duque” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I strongly suggest that Duque resign,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Francis Pangilinan said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Duque being unpunished is no longer surprising. The list of corrupt and incompetent untouchables under this administration is getting longer. Condoning corruption, illegality and incompetence will only lead to more corruption and incompetence,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Kahit kaunting delicadeza sa taumbayan (Out of some delicadeza to the people), I strongly suggest that Secretary Duque resign," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I strongly suggest that Duque resign,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Rodrigo Duterte told ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Secretary Duque, this is not the time for you to resign. I have full trust in you. For me, it’s really just the corruption, and you’re not there,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I’m hoping that the DoJ-led TF investigating the PhilHealth’s anomalies will continue performing its mandate, guided only by (its) appreciation of the evidence no matter who is involved, with or without the president’s expressed opinion on Secretary Duque” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Rodrigo Duterte told ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Secretary Duque, this is not the time for you to resign. I have full trust in you. For me, it’s really just the corruption, and you’re not there,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I’m hoping that the DoJ-led TF investigating the PhilHealth’s anomalies will continue performing its mandate, guided only by (its) appreciation of the evidence no matter who is involved, with or without the president’s expressed opinion on Secretary Duque” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Subject to the limitations of the civil service law, the chief executive may not need that delegated authority anymore if the intention is to cleanse PhilHealth of scalawags and misfits as he has the PNP, NBI, DoJ and other instrumentalities of government at his disposal. It only takes a strong political will to accomplish the task,” “For a start, he should replace Sec. Duque as Health secretary and ex-officio chairman of PhilHealth with somebody who is endowed even with little above average leadership traits, competence, honesty, and integrity,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 4, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Francis Pangilinan said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Kung seryoso talaga silang ayusin ang PhilHealth at tugunan ang COVID, sibakin nila si Duque at sampahan ng kaso ang mga nasa likod ng overpricing ng test kits, testing machines, at ng bilyong binulsa sa PhilHealth ng Mindanao mafia," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Si Presidente naman po ay nagtitiwala pa rin kay Secretary Duque pero antayin po natin ang rekomendasyon ng task force dahil kung meron din ganyang rekomendasyon ang task force ay rerespetuhin din ng Presidente ang rekomendasyon," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Richard Gordon said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "I always want to be fair. It’s not popular to be seen as supporting Duque [However], he was never there. He did not participate [in the IRM], he was absent," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “What we are waiting for is for the President to do his job by firing Duque and filing charges against those involved in the P15 billion PhilHealth mess and the overpriced PPE, testing machines and kits,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson pointed out ( about Francisco Duque ) : “As for Secretary Duque, he has stayed too long in the DoH and PhilHealth in different capacities. He admitted in a public hearing that he has given his best but it wasn’t good enough,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “If he has ceased to have trust and confidence, then Secretary Duque will no longer be in office because all Cabinet members serve at the pleasure of the President,” External link

pna Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Karlo Nograles said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Hindi po ako natanggal sa sa IATF. Nandyan pa rin po tayo sa IATF. In fact, co-chair pa rin ako ng IATF kasama si (Health Sec. Francisco Duque III). Hindi lang po ako natuloy bilang spokesperson ng IATF dahil mayroon spokesperson si Pangulo," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, August 15, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Leonor Briones said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Sabi ko kay [Health] Secretary [Francisco] Duque, sila ang mag-decide kung aling schools ang appropriate because definitely hindi naman lahat ng schools namin puwede," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Si Sec. Duque lang po ang may tanging institutional memory sa liderato ng PhilHealth. Hindi na lumabas sa liderato ng Board of Directors si Sec. Duque since 2001, maliban sa isang taon, sa 2016. So hanggang saan ang involvement at knowledge ni Sec. Duque sa mga problemang ito sa loob ng PhilHealth?” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Carlito Galvez said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "As told by our health secretary Francisco Duque III, we need to reduce our fatality to the minimum level so that we can open up our economy," "Without doing that, we cannot open up and recover our economy" External link

pna Thursday, August 6, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Nancy Binay told ( about Francisco Duque ) : "At the end of the day it’s the call of the President whether to let go of Secretary Duque but siguro (maybe) it’s high-time for the Secretary to do some soul-searching if he can really do the job. Baka kailangan sa kanya na manggaling (Maybe it needs to come from him)," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "No, sir. The COVID-19 importers are the virus-infected couple from Wuhan, China who spread the virus in Manila because your Secretary Duque miserably failed to do a simple contact tracing," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 3, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Matapos nangyari yan, tumawag agad sa akin si Sec. Duque at sinabi nga niya na parang mali yung salitang nagamit niya, sabi ko korekin lang natin," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Rodrigo Duterte said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Nakita ko to si Secretary Duque in the many meeting we had. Nakita ko siyang nagtatrabaho. Nagtatrabaho 'yung tao," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Rodrigo Duterte said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "I am very sure and I place my reputation on Secretary Duque, that he hasn’t stolen anything. He cannot do that. He cannot do that because Duque is already rich. He has a hospital, he has a school, he has everything So, there’s nothing on that," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 29, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

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Francisco Duque said : “It would take about six months between now and end of March 2021 para po makumpleto 'yung (to complete the) clinical trial phase three. Ngayon po, pinaghahandaan natin. Tama po kayo, may mga nag -apply for clinical trials dito sa Pilipinas at meron na pong kasunduan ang DOST na sila po ang mangunguna sa vaccine development under the IATF resolution (Now we are preparing. You’re right there who have applied for clinical trials here in the Philippines and there is an agreement with the DOST that they would lead the vaccine development under the IATF resolution),” External link

pna Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Upon the request of GAB due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to their professional careers, the 28 selected DOH hospitals, 3 specialty hospitals, and other pertinent DOH offices are directed to continue the provision of free medical services to boxing and MMA professionals," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We should be vigilant about other diseases that can affect some of our most vulnerable like infants and children, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. The child’s first five years are very formative to his or her health. The illnesses we are vaccinating them against can be very damaging and will have repercussions on their growth and maturity. That is why we are urging parents not to take these conditions lightly, but must vaccinate their children as soon as possible,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, October 18, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We should be vigilant about other diseases that can affect some of our most vulnerable like infants and children, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. The child’s first five years are very formative to his or her health. The illnesses we are vaccinating them against can be very damaging and will have repercussions on their growth and maturity. That is why we are urging parents not to take these conditions lightly, but must vaccinate their children as soon as possible,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “With the recent disruption of immunization services due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of children who are not immunized may increase, which may result in the spread of diseases,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The risk classification currently puts a premium on the safe opening of business establishments for socio-economic recovery. Hospital capacity or utilization rate is used as the main signal for escalation of community quarantine levels. Based on our October 12 data, these provinces still have enough hospital capacity to care for its patients, therefore escalation of their quarantine levels is not warranted,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “Instead, the respective LGUs of these provinces are recommended to implement localized lockdowns, immediate contact tracing and isolation of all contacts, and strict compliance to minimum health standards in areas with increasing case incidence,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “With the recent disruption of immunization services due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of children who are not immunized may increase, which may result in the spread of diseases,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “If the budget is reenacted, we cannot afford this,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 9, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Bumuo na tayo ng hiwalay na opisina ng logistics, supply and finance management . . . May mga tao tayong nagbabantay sa entire supply chain na minomonitor ito. Kaya ang report ngayon ay mababang mababa ang (bilang ng) expired na mga gamot," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 9, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Malaki po ang tama nito sa COVID response. Tandaan po natin ang budget po natin sa 2021, meron po tayong 27 porsyento na pagtaas at kapag na-reenact ito, we cannot afford because under the circumstances, kinakailangan talaga ng karagdagan,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 9, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Vaccines save lives and prevent disabilities from diseases. Vaccines give our children a good start at life so they can grow to be healthy, productive adults in the future. Therefore, no child should be left behind, no child should die!" External link

manilametro Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The circumstances in which we meet this year are very different from last year when we came together to endorse the For the Future vision. Thank you for your continued commitment in implementing that vision in the time of COVID-19, as we work together to adjust to a ‘new normal’ and create a new future,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This virus is gonna stay with us. Let us not deceive ourselves. We’re not going for zero COVID-19 cases,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, October 6, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “If they think this is now the time to view PhilHealth as more of a financial insurance entity and the chairman should be the Secretary of Finance, that’s okay with me,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 5, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This virus is gonna stay with us. Let us not deceive ourselves. We’re not going for zero COVID-19 cases,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 5, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “If they think this is now the time to view PhilHealth as more of a financial insurance entity and the chairman should be the Secretary of Finance, that’s okay with me,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 5, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "This virus is gonna stay with us. Let us not deceive ourselves. We're not going for zero COVID-19 cases," External link

manilametro Monday, October 5, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "This virus is gonna stay with us. Let us not deceive ourselves. We're not going for zero COVID-19 cases," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, October 5, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “BHERTs are our first-line respondents in our respective communities. Let us take part in our community response. Let us be proactive and make an effort to know who exactly our BHERTs are, so we know who to listen to, and who to get help from if needed,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “the collective effort of Taguig City is really inspiring and worth emulating by all the other local government units” External link

pna Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “Nasasaksihan po natin ang pagiging isang modelo ng siyudad ng Taguig na tingin po namin ay dapat tularan ng iba pang pamahalaang lokal hindi lamang dito sa NCR kundi sa buong Pilipinas lalo na kung saan namamayagpag ang Covid-19 (We have witnessed Taguig as a model that we believe should be emulated by other local governments not only here in the National Capital Region but throughout the country particularly in areas where there are more Covid-19 infections),” External link

pna Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Pinagmamalaki natin ito (We are proud of Taguig Covid megacomplex). This is a model facility," External link

pna Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Sa panahon ng pandemya, malusog na kapaligiran ang BIDA" External link

irishsun Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque concluded : "The list of threats to our environment is already long but we overcome each one through a Bayanihan spirit with your commitment to make a difference in the health of our people and communities that we live in, we will not only heal and recover, we will certainly recover as one," External link

irishsun Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "Deep inside him, he’s really concerned with what’s happening and that he really wants government to respond as best as it can and muster all the resources that there are," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Alan Cayetano ) : “We sent a letter to the Honorable Speaker [Alan Cayetano] with regard to our request of augmenting the approved budget on HFEP with an additional P10 billion” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, September 18, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Alan Cayetano ) : “We sent a letter to the Honorable Speaker [Alan Cayetano] with regard to our request of augmenting the approved budget on HFEP with an additional P10 billion” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, September 18, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told ( about Sir ) : “Height of injustice. Unfairness. And it really hurts, Sir, when you did not sign on anything, but you are the one being accused. Forced to be accused. That Sir is what I cannot accept. I cannot sleep because of this, Sir,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Find them now. Mayor, grant them face shields and face masks. And tell them to wear it all the time. Practical but impactful,” “Let’s do smart. Let’s do the prevention — very affordable interventions. Doesn’t hurt coffers that much. It’s an investment. It’s touching in the heart. They know that you are taking care of them. The gesture itself means a lot to these people, the elderly, the senior citizens,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The Senate Committee made baseless findings on mere allegations alone,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I remain unflinching in my battles, not only in fight to protect my character as public servant but also in the fight to implement President Duterte’s noble vision for genuine universal access to healthcare for all Filipinos and ensure we come out of this pandemic healthy as a people and as a nation,” “Rest assured, I am one with you to endeavor to ensure accountability of public officers and uphold public office as a public trust,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Dante Gierran ) : “I’m optimistic that under the most able leadership of Atty. Dante Gierran, he will ferret out the scalawags and return the public’s confidence in PhilHealth especially in these trying times,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “If the findings are by design so that they can remove me, let it be said that I have a constitutional duty to do my job unless the President says otherwise,” “If my services are no longer needed, I will go, but I will clear the name of my father first because I have not caused any injury to the government and to Filipinos,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque asked : “Why are they pinning me when the rest who participated in the deliberation and signed the IRM resolution were not included? Is the Senate so intent in removing me that they invent a finding that is not supported by official documents?” “I attended the Senate hearing to cooperate in ascertaining the truth. I am disappointed though that the Senate has recommended the filing of charges against me when no evidence was presented against me,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I do not understand why the Senate president keeps harping on me when I have not committed any crime or violation of any law,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque maintained : “Senator Sotto, you are a family man so let me point this to you in clear and uncertain terms: my family is hurting already, I am sacrificing my health because of the demands of the job. I quietly do my job to the best of my ability but if I fall short, your way is to step on me and to continually hit me like a punching bag? Is this your brand of public service?” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The problem with some legislators is they look for something to support their conclusions and start hitting you in public. Is the Senate President now a lawyer, judge and jury that if something does not suit him, he conjures things?” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I’ve said this, I’ll say it again, the board of PhilHealth is a collegial body. There is no one person who makes the decision. It is a consensus that is being built over policy issues,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I can say, I was not negligent. I did not ignore, I did not neglect my duties and responsibilities as chairman of the board. It’s just that really the President declared a state of public health emergency in February and I have been chair by way of executive order. I have been assigned or tasked to head the inter-agency task force,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “It is impossible for me to attend to all of these... that’s why I rely on my undersecretaries and assistant secretaries to represent me and I always trust them to do their jobs in the best possible way,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I know that COVID-19 has revealed fissures, the cracks and the gaps in the Philippine health care system but that was an eye opener,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Remember that you don't need to find answer, or even to completely understand why they feel the way they do. Listening to what they have to say will at least let them you care,” External link

pna Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told ( about Sir ) : “Height of injustice. Unfairness. And it really hurts, Sir, when you did not sign on anything, but you are the one being accused. Forced to be accused. That Sir is what I cannot accept. I cannot sleep because of this, Sir,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told ( about Sir ) : “Height of injustice. Unfairness. And it really hurts, Sir, when you did not sign on anything, but you are the one being accused. Forced to be accused. That Sir is what I cannot accept. I cannot sleep because of this, Sir,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Maganda po ang nangyari dahil you allowed MECQ to be imposed beginning Aug. (4) to Aug. 18. So, nakatulong po ito, Mr. President, sa pagbawas ng contact rate, transmission rate," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 7, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “If the findings are by design so that they can remove me, let it be said that I have a constitutional duty to do my job unless the President says otherwise. If my service is no longer needed, I will go but I will clear the name of my father first because I have not caused any injury to the government. We may have differences in policies, on how to manage the pandemic and the like, but I continue to do my job despite the attacks made against my person,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This is all just part of the job. First of all, I did not ask for this position. I was invited by the President to help him in his administration. You know that I have been a Health secretary before, right?” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “What he said is clear and his frame of mind is very clear,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “His orders to us, his desires, his priorities, he clearly delivers to us- his Cabinet. He is okay. I don’t see any problem. He is in a good state of health,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Si Pangulo wala namang ikinubli o itinago patungkol sa dati na niyang naging karamdaman. He has been very transparent and forthright about his health,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “Kung ano 'yung alam ninyo, 'yun din alam ko,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Sinusuportahan natin 'yung wisdom ng Congress na bigyan ng special powers ang Pangulo para talagang mapabilis ang reporma ng PhilHealth at matugunan lahat ng kahinaan ng sistema o kakulangan at mapuno itong mga puwang at para magkaroon ng mas malakas o robust social health insurance system ang bayan,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Antayin natin 'yung resulta ng investigation,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Alam naman ninyo na dati na akong naging kalihim. Ito ay pangalawang beses kumbaga, what else do I have to prove? Wala naman, trabaho lang para sa bayan at para din makatulong maging tagumpay ang administrasyon ni Pangulong Duterte,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “The Senate Committee made baseless findings on mere allegations alone,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque stated : “If the findings are by design so that they can remove me, let it be said that I have a constitutional duty to do my job unless the President says otherwise,” “If my services (are) no longer needed, I will go. But I will clear the name of my father first because I have not caused any injury to the government and to Filipinos,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque asked : “Why are they pinning me when the rest who participated in the deliberation and signed the IRM resolution were not included? Is the Senate so intent in removing me that they invent a finding that is not supported by official documents?” “I attended the Senate hearing to cooperate in ascertaining the truth. I am disappointed though that the Senate has recommended the filing of charges against me when no evidence was presented against me,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “If the findings are by design so that they can remove me, let it be said that I have a constitutional duty to do my job unless the President says otherwise,” “If my services are no longer needed, I will go, but I will clear the name of my father first because I have not caused any injury to the government and to Filipinos,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque asked : “Why are they pinning me when the rest who participated in the deliberation and signed the IRM resolution were not included? Is the Senate so intent in removing me that they invent a finding that is not supported by official documents?” “I attended the Senate hearing to cooperate in ascertaining the truth. I am disappointed though that the Senate has recommended the filing of charges against me when no evidence was presented against me,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “If the findings are designed to remove me, let it be said that I have a constitutional duty to do my job unless the President says otherwise. If my service is no longer needed, I will go but I will clear the name of my father first because I have not caused any injury to the government and to the Filipinos,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The Senate Committee made baseless findings on mere allegations alone,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I remain unflinching in my battles, not only in fight to protect my character as public servant but also in the fight to implement President Duterte’s noble vision for genuine universal access to healthcare for all Filipinos and ensure we come out of this pandemic healthy as a people and as a nation,” “Rest assured, I am one with you to endeavor to ensure accountability of public officers and uphold public office as a public trust,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Dante Gierran ) : “I’m optimistic that under the most able leadership of Atty. Dante Gierran, he will ferret out the scalawags and return the public’s confidence in PhilHealth especially in these trying times,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "It speaks a lot about the person, being honest and being humble enough to admit it," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "He will be coming in PhilHealth with no execomm (executive committee), so he needs all the help that he can get. So tutulong po kami, makikipagtulungan po kami sa aming bagong presidente (We will help, we will help our new president)," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “The daily cases remain high so we should boost our preventive measures to stop the rising number of infections,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 31, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We can no longer afford to revert to a higher quarantine status of MECQ (modified enhanced community quarantine) or ECQ because that will irreversibly injure if not damage the economy beyond repair,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 31, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “COVID-19 pandemic is an eye-opener to the weakness of the health system,” “When the virus entered the country, we were struggling... We had diffuty responding,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 31, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “The daily cases remain high so we should boost our preventive measures to stop the rising number of infections,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 31, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Find them now. Mayor, grant them face shields and face masks. And tell them to wear it all the time. Practical but impactful,” “Let’s do smart. Let’s do the prevention — very affordable interventions. Doesn’t hurt coffers that much. It’s an investment. It’s touching in the heart. They know that you are taking care of them. The gesture itself means a lot to these people, the elderly, the senior citizens,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “They will have to cooperate, they have to make themselves and documents available as long as the investigation is ongoing. That [resignation] will not exempt them from obligations,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Cressida Hubbard ) : “It pains me to be called ‘godfather’ before the Senate by a very polluted source. It hurts my family to be dragged in all sorts of innuendoes just because I have been a former PhilHealth president, chairman, board member and now, again its chairman. Accountability and transparency have been my guidepost in all my years in the public sector and I have tried to reform the institution. Even under the pandemic, we try our level best to get things done,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The whole institution of PhilHealth is composed of decent and competent public servants. The rotten eggs are not the be all of the institution. I thank the President and the secretary of Justice in pursuing a clean-up. I suggest to Congress that a fixed term PCEO be returned because reforms are long term and I also recommend that a study be made on limiting the inclusion of department secretaries to ex-officio positions and the like,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Following the advice of senators, in yesterday’s PhilHealth Regular Board Meeting, I am seeking more active participation of the secretaries of other member agencies of the board of directors,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The construction of this 553-bed quarantine facility will be a big boost to the government’s effort in containing the COVID-19 pandemic. As we ramp up our testing capacity, we are also increasing our bed capacity for isolation and quarantine. These two should go hand in hand,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Cressida Hubbard ) : “It pains me to be called ‘godfather’ before the Senate by a very polluted source. It hurts my family to be dragged in all sorts of innuendoes just because I have been a former PhilHealth president, chairman, board member and now, again its chairman. Accountability and transparency have been my guidepost in all my years in the public sector and I have tried to reform the institution. Even under the pandemic, we try our level best to get things done,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The whole institution of PhilHealth is composed of decent and competent public servants. The rotten eggs are not the be all of the institution. I thank the President and the secretary of Justice in pursuing a clean-up. I suggest to Congress that a fixed term PCEO be returned because reforms are long term and I also recommend that a study be made on limiting the inclusion of department secretaries to ex-officio positions and the like,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Following the advice of senators, in yesterday’s PhilHealth Regular Board Meeting, I am seeking more active participation of the secretaries of other member agencies of the board of directors,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “They will have to cooperate, they have to make themselves and documents available as long as the investigation is ongoing. That [resignation] will not exempt them from obligations,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The rotten eggs are not the be-all of the institution,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “My public service record is an open book. If there's a single thread of conclusive evidence of my involvement on any and all issues, then let the axe fall,” External link

pna Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "It pains me to be called 'godfather' before the Senate by a very polluted source. It hurts my family to be dragged in all sorts of innuendos just because I have been a former PhilHealth president, chairman, board member, again its chairman," External link

pna Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The construction of this 553-bed quarantine facility will be a big boost to the government’s effort in containing the Covid-19 pandemic. As we ramp up our testing capacity, we are also increasing our bed capacity for isolation and quarantine. These two should go hand in hand,” External link

pna Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We assure the public that your national government will continue supporting our local government for an improved local response against Covid-19," he said. Bawat isa sa atin ay may maiaambag sa labang ito. Hindi ito laban ng gobyerno o ng mga healthcare workers lang. Ito ay laban mo at laban ko. Ito ay laban nating lahat (Each of us has contributed in the fight against the disease. It is not just the government or the healthcare workers. This is our fight to stop the pandemic),” External link

pna Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I welcome the Senate inquiry as a way of clearing my name. My public service record is an open book. If there is a single thread of conclusive evidence of my involvement on any and all issues, then let the axe fall,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “They will have to cooperate, they have to make themselves available, make all the documents available as soon as long as the investigation is ongoing, sinabi naman po nila yun, that they will not be exempted from obligations,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “There was never a time that I never tried my best but if my best is not enough, I just have to do some more reflection and soul searching and I will be the first to let everyone know that we need to learn,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 21, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Para sa akin, no regrets. Nandyan na yan," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 21, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We are seeking to improve their benefits and compensation,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 21, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Many parents whose children are healthcare workers do not allow them to go back to the hospitals for fear they might get infected or they might become virus carriers to their homes,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 21, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Nagbibiro sya. Alam mo naman, parang di na tayo nasanay, apat na taon na si presidente dyan na meron syang mga ganung komento and he's not really serious about those comments," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 21, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "This fight is a serious one. It's a World War Z , as they say," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 21, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “The President can be playful sometimes. He has off the cuff statements but he is only joking. You know, he has been President for four years, and he really has those comments,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 21, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I took full responsibility for my decisions and actions. And the effort…I’m trying my best. There was never a time that I never tried my best but if my best is not enough, I just have to do some more reflection and soul-searching,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 21, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Confusion has arisen from the circulars issued in the haste to readily provide the needed financial support to the health care institutions (HCIs) during the pandemic,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Let us look into any loopholes and clarify procedures to ensure that the issues raised are responded to,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The effects of the pandemic, while falling heavily on COVID-19 referral facilities, have affected the entire health system. These include cancer and dialysis treatment centers, maternity clinics and other similar facilities that provide care for patients while the regular hospitals are busy addressing COVID patients. For this reason, they should also be assisted by PhilHealth,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Confusion has arisen from the circulars issued in the haste to readily provide the needed financial support to the health care institutions (HCIs) during the pandemic,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Let us look into any loopholes and clarify procedures to ensure that the issues raised are responded to,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The effects of the pandemic, while falling heavily on COVID-19 referral facilities, have affected the entire health system. These include cancer and dialysis treatment centers, maternity clinics and other similar facilities that provide care for patients while the regular hospitals are busy addressing COVID patients. For this reason, they should also be assisted by PhilHealth,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Let us look into any loopholes and clarify procedures to ensure that the issues raised are responded to,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "To weather the tides of this pandemic, all government agencies including LGUs should collaborate and unite to ensure the safety and health of every Filipino," External link

manilametro Thursday, August 20, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "To weather the tides of this pandemic, all government agencies including LGUs should collaborate and unite to ensure the safety and health of every Filipino," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, August 20, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Confusion has arisen from the circulars issued in the haste to readily provide the needed financial support to the Health Care Institutions (HCIs) during the pandemic. Let us look into any loopholes and clarify procedures to ensure that the issues raised are responded to,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Consequently, my commitment to safeguarding the sustainability of the fund is very personal. I would like to state for the record that I am for zero tolerance on fraud and corruption,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I deny this absolutely malicious and without basis, I do not wish to dignify that allegation,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “Madali pong mag-speculate pero dapat ang evidence, ang data ay makita natin kung mayroon bang direktamenteng kinalaman ito sa mga katiwalian na nabanggit ninyo,” “Wala po akong alam na ebidensiya na iniuugnay si General Morales direktamente doon sa mga naturang fraudulent claims,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : “When I returned as chairman of the board in 2017 I discovered that these cases were archived for failure to serve legal processes to the eye centers so I directed management to exert every effort to reinstate those cases and pursue them vigorously,” “In my current stint as chairman of the PhilHealth board we approved the recommendation of the health insurance data analytics committee or HIDAC to resolve significant weaknesses in PhilHealth operations based on data-driven reports,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, August 18, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I have clarified this before the Blue Ribbon Committee last year, but I will repeat it to set the record straight. There is no such thing as a PHP154-billion loss,” External link

pna Tuesday, August 18, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The scope of IRM releases cover all HCIs given the nationwide state of public health emergency brought by the pandemic. Seventeen percent or 711 out of 4105 of HCIs received the IRM, and P14.9 Billion out of P27 Billion was released,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque insisted : “Consequently, my commitment to safeguarding the sustainability of the fund is very personal. I would like to state for the record that I am for zero tolerance on fraud and corruption,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “On the allegations of palakasan system in the release of the IRM, we assure you there is none. The Corporation released the funds upon complete submission of documents that are supposed to be duly vetted by the regional vice presidents,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "I will certainly address this expeditiously. It was not clear to me why this was suspended by Undersecretary Roger Tong-an," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “The scope of IRM releases cover all HCIs given the nationwide state of public health emergency brought by the pandemic. Seventeen percent or 711 out of 4105 of HCIs received the IRM, and P14.9 Billion out of P27 Billion was released,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque insisted : “Consequently, my commitment to safeguarding the sustainability of the fund is very personal. I would like to state for the record that I am for zero tolerance on fraud and corruption,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “On the allegations of palakasan system in the release of the IRM, we assure you there is none. The Corporation released the funds upon complete submission of documents that are supposed to be duly vetted by the regional vice presidents,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "It would take 3 to 6 months. The Phase 3 clinical trial would take about 6 months before it would be given a license to operate along with the certificate of product registration to legitimize its use," External link

manilametro Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "If there have been some lapses in terms of our initial response, those were not deliberate. They were a product of honest assessment of data and facts that were coming in," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : "There is no such thing as a P154-billion loss," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Hindi po pwedeng national lang, hindi pwedeng ilang sektor lang, kundi lahat. Naniniwala tayo na kahit sa buong mundo (It cannot be national nor a few sectors only, but it should be all. We believe that even in the entire world) we are doing the all-nation response. We are mandating that public hospitals should have 30-50 percent bed allocation for Covid-19 patients and private hospitals to allot more beds for Covid-19 too,” External link

pna Saturday, August 15, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We still need more information on this vaccine," External link

polandsun Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "By that process, we will know if it passes our standards of safety, efficacy, and quality," External link

polandsun Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque states ( about Province ) : "Ngayon po tayo ay nagpupulong para tayo may tumulong at makasuporta sa Rizal Province laban sa COVID-19," External link

manilametro Friday, August 14, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "However due to the limited supply, we will prioritize the recipients according to age, comorbidities like hypertension, asthma, chronic obstructive emphysema, and pregnancy," External link

manilametro Friday, August 14, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "However due to the limited supply, we will prioritize the recipients according to age, comorbidities like hypertension, asthma, chronic obstructive emphysema, and pregnancy," External link

polandsun Friday, August 14, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "However due to the limited supply, we will prioritize the recipients according to age, comorbidities like hypertension, asthma, chronic obstructive emphysema, and pregnancy," External link

irishsun Friday, August 14, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "I would like to congratulate Region 11 for how they have been responding to this pandemic," External link

irishsun Friday, August 14, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "I was looking at the numbers of TTMF - Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities - your bed capacity is numbered at 7,000 and I was looking at the metric of 1 is to 2,500 population and what is required of your region is only a bed capacity of 2,500 but you're doing 3.5 times better than the standard," External link

irishsun Friday, August 14, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "This is the time to crush the [COVID-19] clusters while it is still at a manageable level and be the model that all other regions can look up to ... and I have no doubts that you [Region 11] can do it," External link

irishsun Friday, August 14, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We have to learn more about it,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Limang buwan na po nating binubuno ang problema natin sa Covid-19. Ito na talaga ang itsura ng laban natin. Ito’y hindi na sprint, marathon na ito. Patatagan po ang laban dito kaya kinakailangan talagang maging matatag po tayong lahat (We have been fighting this problem with Covid-19 for five months. This is really the kind of war that we have. It’s not a sprint, this is a marathon. It requires endurance and that’s why we all have to be stable),” External link

pna Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque explained : “Tayo po ay magba-bahay-bahay, sa pangunguna ng isang (We will visit house-to-house lead by our) healthcare worker -- do house-to-house symptom check, immediate isolation ng mga may sakit o sintomas (of those with symptoms), and massive targeted testing kung saan ang swabbing ay ating isasagawa sa community na rin mismo (where swabbing will be held within the community),” External link

pna Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We salute the city for doing a great job in its response against COVID-19. We ask for your assistance in delivering our message to everyone. This isn't a war fought by the national government or the local government alone. Everyone has a role to play," "Protect yourself and the people around you by strictly observing our minimum health standards," External link

manilametro Saturday, August 8, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "To put an end to it, here are more photos showing that I attended the event with Cong John Rey, Sec Vince, Usec Bong, Dir Paz and the rest of my team," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We support the call of our frontliners to ensure a science-based approach and stricter implementation of community quarantine measures,” External link

independent-UG Monday, August 3, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We support the call of our frontliners to ensure a science-based approach and stricter implementation of community quarantine measures," External link

manilametro Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We support the call of our frontliners to ensure a science-based approach and stricter implementation of community quarantine measures," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, August 2, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We will revisit and include the inputs we have gathered in our overall game plan. The DoH will develop this strategy in coordination with our government and non-government counterparts in the next seven days,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We have noted in particular your call for a time out for the NCR. We will bring it to the full attention of the IATF and present to them more comprehensive strategies to protect our ranks," External link

pna Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We hear you. The DOH, as the lead of the Task Group on Response Operations, will work with the National Task Force in effectively implementing localized lockdowns, and ensure that the national government will provide comprehensive support," External link

pna Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We will revisit and include the inputs we have gathered in our overall gameplan. The DOH will develop this strategy in coordination with our government and non-government counterparts in the next 7 days," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "No matter the odds, no matter how bleak it might have looked before, this battle is not hopeless," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “One TB case that we fail to find and treat may spread the infection to at least 10 other people. The reservoir of undetected TB cases will further increase,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, July 27, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We are taking unprecedented steps to treat our fellow Filipinos with active TB disease. We are monitoring our stocks to make sure those with active TB have access to free medicines and are able to complete their treatment regimen,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, July 27, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “One TB case that we fail to find and treat may spread the infection to at least 10 other people. The reservoir of undetected TB cases will further increase,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, July 27, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We are taking unprecedented steps to treat our fellow Filipinos with active TB disease. We are monitoring our stocks to make sure those with active TB have access to free medicines and are able to complete their treatment regimen,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, July 27, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Polio is a vaccine-preventable disease and we cannot let our gains over the years go to waste by deprioritizing our polio response," External link

manilametro Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "We also have to strictly adheree to infection prevention and control protocols as we cannot afford to overwhelm our health system with another outbreak," External link

manilametro Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "A whole-of-government and whole-of-nation approach is critical in preventing the polio outbreak. We are calling for the support of the local government units and all relevant stakeholders as we endeavor to continue the 'Sabayang Patak Kotra Polio'," External link

manilametro Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Polio is a vaccine-preventable disease and we cannot let our gains over the years go to waste by deprioritizing our polio response," External link

irishsun Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "We also have to strictly adheree to infection prevention and control protocols as we cannot afford to overwhelm our health system with another outbreak," External link

irishsun Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "A whole-of-government and whole-of-nation approach is critical in preventing the polio outbreak. We are calling for the support of the local government units and all relevant stakeholders as we endeavor to continue the 'Sabayang Patak Kotra Polio'," External link

irishsun Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “We cannot test each citizen. No country can do that, even the richest country like the United States of America cannot do that,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “We cannot test each citizen. No country can do that, even the richest country like the United States of America cannot do that,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We cannot test every citizen as no country has done it even the richest, the United States,” External link

arabnews Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Our target is to test more than 10 per cent of the total population. Of the total population at 109 million, we might be able to reach about 10 million Filipinos by 2021," External link

timesofoman Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Only by finding and treating these cases can we limit its spread and achieve our dream of a TB-free Philippines," External link

manilametro Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We are taking unprecedented steps to treat our fellow Filipinos with active TB disease," External link

manilametro Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We cannot test every citizen as no country has done it even the richest, the United States," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Our target is to test more than 10 percent of the total population. Of the total population at 109 million, we might be able to reach about 10 million Filipinos by 2021," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Only by finding and treating these cases can we limit its spread and achieve our dream of a TB-free Philippines," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We are taking unprecedented steps to treat our fellow Filipinos with active TB disease," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We cannot test every citizen as no country has done it even the richest, the United States," External link

JakartaPost Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We cannot test every citizen as no country has done it, even the richest, the United States," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We cannot test every citizen as no country has done it even the richest, the United States," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, July 21, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We cannot test every citizen as no country has done it even the richest, the United States,” External link

GulfDailyNews Tuesday, July 21, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We cannot test every citizen as no country has done it even the richest, the United States,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We cannot test every citizen as no country has done it even the richest, the United States," External link

msn-uk Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We cannot test every citizen as no country has done it even the richest, the United States," External link

trust Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:38:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque told : “Hindi naman po natin pwedeng i -test ang bawat mamamayan. Wala pong bansa ang nakakagawa nito, kahit na po ang pinakamayaman katulad ng United States of America (We cannot test each citizen. No country can do that, even the richest country like the United States of America cannot do that),” External link

pna Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Magiging mga 10 percent po tayo (It will be 10 percent) of the total population of the Philippines at 109 million, we might be able to reach about 10 million Filipinos [who will get tested for Covid-19] by 2021,” External link

pna Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "close to 9 percent of the total population" "Malalagpasan po natin iyon. Magiging mga 10 percent po tayo of the total population of the Philippines at 109 million. We might be able to reach 10 million Filipinos by 2021," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Polio is a vaccine-preventable disease and we cannot let our gains over the years go to waste by deprioritizing our polio response. It is imperative for parents and caregivers to have their children vaccinated, while strictly adhering to infection prevention and control protocols, as we cannot afford to overwhelm our health system with another outbreak,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, July 20, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Polio is a vaccine-preventable disease and we cannot let our gains over the years go to waste by deprioritizing our polio response. It is imperative for parents and caregivers to have their children vaccinated, while strictly adhering to infection prevention and control protocols, as we cannot afford to overwhelm our health system with another outbreak,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, July 20, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Continuous implementation of polio response amid the present health crisis we are facing is important as this will prevent not only the debilitating effects of the disease, but also interrupt the transmission during a pandemic,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, July 20, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Continuous implementation of polio response amid the present health crisis we are facing is important as this will prevent not only the debilitating effects of the disease, but also interrupt the transmission during a pandemic," External link

manilametro Monday, July 20, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Continuous implementation of polio response amid the present health crisis we are facing is important as this will prevent not only the debilitating effects of the disease, but also interrupt the transmission during a pandemic," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, July 20, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We have successfully flattened the curve since April and the metrics we are saying arriving at that conclusion is actually the case doubling time and also the mortality doubling time has gotten longer and is now in the moderate risk classification. Over time, we have managed to stabilize the number of new cases being reported at anywhere to 220 cases per day” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This means we bent the curve in April after the March ECQ (enhanced community quarantine) but we are seeing an increase in cases due to the expanded testing capacity and community transmission as we allow (the) movement of people,” External link

pna Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Paumanhin po sa confusion na resulta ng aking earlier statement, nalito lang po ako sa tanong. Iyong longer case doubling time which is eight days, ibig sabihin po nito, nailiko na, nasimulan na nating nailiko o naikurba na natin ang epidemic curve nung [nagkaroon ng] imposition ng ECQ noong March,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Now, we are seeing an increase in cases dahil sa expanded testing and community transmission as we allow more movement of people, dahil nagluwag na po tayo ng restrictions,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “This is expected as we open up the economy. What is important is we maintain the cases at manageable levels para ang ating health care system at health workers ay hindi ma-overwhelm,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Let me reiterate that we are taking HIV’s threat seriously and ensuring steady supply of HIV drugs is one key measure to stop this virus in its tracks,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “Let me reiterate that we are taking HIV’s threat seriously and ensuring steady supply of HIV drugs is one key measure to stop this virus in its tracks,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque explained : "Each letter in BIDA represents one of these behaviors: Bawal walang mask, I-sanitize ang kamay at Iwas-hawak sa mga bagay, Dumistansya ng isang metro, at Alamin ang totoong impormasyon," External link

manilametro Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "We started from one COVID-19 testing laboratory in March, but now we have 85 testing laboratories," "There are more than 15,000 beds dedicated for COVID-19 cases as well as more than 100,000 beds in quarantine facilities," External link

manilametro Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : "Hindi naman talaga flatten. 'Yun ang ibig sabihin kong ilinaw. Lumiko, hindi po flatten. Nagkamali ako doon at yun ang gusto kong linawin," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque added : "While we have flattened the curve, I have earlier indicated that this was able to provide us a window of opportunity to improve and increase, one-up our health system's capacity," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “We should fill this up so that they don’t all end up in the hospital,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “I visited these hospitals to check on the patients and our healthcare workers on how they are holding up,” External link

manilatimes Saturday, July 11, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “That puts them (Cebu City residents) at high risk, and their critical care utilization rate mataas (is high). Ibig sabihin na-overwhelm na po ‘yung kanilang health systems capacity (It means their health systems capacity is already overwhelmed),” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, July 8, 2020 11:14:00 AM EAT

Francisco Duque said : “In these difficult times, we should maximize our resources and work together to succeed against our common enemy: the Covid-19,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:40:00 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
secretary43.48%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
health secretary21.74%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
secretary of health8.70%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
chairman26.09%EN01/25/201525/01/2015
Names Lang Count
Francisco DuqueEN33.97%
Francisco DuqueEU21.79%
Francisco DuqueFR21.79%
Francisco Duque IIIEN21.15%
Francesco DuqueFR1.28%


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Rodrigo Duterte said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Si Duque, walang nanakaw kung pera ang pag-usapan. Maybe some other things, there might be some other thing pero corruption, pera? Wala," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 27, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson noted ( about Francisco Duque ) : “The President, on the other hand, is sending mixed signals especially in regard to Sec Duque’s possible involvement in the PhilHealth corruption,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Rodrigo Duterte said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Mine is to not really prosecute just for the sake of somebody being prosecuted. My job is to see to it that the rule of law — the rules for or against a person — are followed,” “I have reviewed, not really in full but a cursory reading really, and I have yet to find reason to sue Duque. I have read the findings and for the life of me, I cannot really find a good reason to prosecute an innocent man,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Right now, the overall assessment of the President, full trust and confidence is still with Sec. Duque. But as a lawyer, he is also open-minded to the fact that he had formed a task force,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Buo ang tiwala ni Presdente kay Secretary Duque, paulit-ulit niya iyang sinasabi. Gayunman, tuloy pa rin ang imbestigasyon ng iba’t ibang ahensya ng gobyerno Nirerespeto naman po ni Presidente ang mga nagiging resulta ng imbestigasyon," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Rodrigo Duterte said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Mine is to not really prosecute just for the sake of being somebody being prosecuted. My job is to see to it that the rule of law — the rules for or against a person — are followed,” “I have reviewed — hindi naman ‘yung — a cursory reading really — and I have yet to find ‘yung sabi nila na idedemanda si Duque dahil may kasalanan. I have read the findings and for the life of me I cannot really find a good reason to prosecute an innocent man,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Leni Robredo said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Iyong problema natin is so much bigger than Secretary Duque. Para sa akin, iyong problema talaga iyong national government, na parang walang sistema… parang walang cohesive na plano,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 21, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Rodrigo Duterte said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Ano bang enough na gusto ninyo? May ospital, may kama, at may punerarya. Nandiyan lahat. Ano pa ba gusto niyo? The microbes, the virus is flying around. That’s why you still have to wear a mask,” “Gingagawa na ni Secretary Duque. ‘Yung halos di na kumakain, di natutulog… Wag ninyong pasobrahan,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 21, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I’m hoping that the DOJ-led TF investigating the PhilHealth’s anomalies will continue performing its mandate, guided only by their appreciation of the evidence no matter who is involved, with or without the president’s expressed opinion on Sec. Duque” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Rodrigo Duterte told ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Secretary Duque, this is not the time for you to resign. I have full trust in you. For me, it’s really just the corruption, and you’re not there,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I’m hoping that the DoJ-led TF investigating the PhilHealth’s anomalies will continue performing its mandate, guided only by (its) appreciation of the evidence no matter who is involved, with or without the president’s expressed opinion on Secretary Duque” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I strongly suggest that Duque resign,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Francis Pangilinan said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Duque being unpunished is no longer surprising. The list of corrupt and incompetent untouchables under this administration is getting longer. Condoning corruption, illegality and incompetence will only lead to more corruption and incompetence,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Kahit kaunting delicadeza sa taumbayan (Out of some delicadeza to the people), I strongly suggest that Secretary Duque resign," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I strongly suggest that Duque resign,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Rodrigo Duterte told ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Secretary Duque, this is not the time for you to resign. I have full trust in you. For me, it’s really just the corruption, and you’re not there,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I’m hoping that the DoJ-led TF investigating the PhilHealth’s anomalies will continue performing its mandate, guided only by (its) appreciation of the evidence no matter who is involved, with or without the president’s expressed opinion on Secretary Duque” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Rodrigo Duterte told ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Secretary Duque, this is not the time for you to resign. I have full trust in you. For me, it’s really just the corruption, and you’re not there,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I’m hoping that the DoJ-led TF investigating the PhilHealth’s anomalies will continue performing its mandate, guided only by (its) appreciation of the evidence no matter who is involved, with or without the president’s expressed opinion on Secretary Duque” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Subject to the limitations of the civil service law, the chief executive may not need that delegated authority anymore if the intention is to cleanse PhilHealth of scalawags and misfits as he has the PNP, NBI, DoJ and other instrumentalities of government at his disposal. It only takes a strong political will to accomplish the task,” “For a start, he should replace Sec. Duque as Health secretary and ex-officio chairman of PhilHealth with somebody who is endowed even with little above average leadership traits, competence, honesty, and integrity,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 4, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Francis Pangilinan said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Kung seryoso talaga silang ayusin ang PhilHealth at tugunan ang COVID, sibakin nila si Duque at sampahan ng kaso ang mga nasa likod ng overpricing ng test kits, testing machines, at ng bilyong binulsa sa PhilHealth ng Mindanao mafia," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Si Presidente naman po ay nagtitiwala pa rin kay Secretary Duque pero antayin po natin ang rekomendasyon ng task force dahil kung meron din ganyang rekomendasyon ang task force ay rerespetuhin din ng Presidente ang rekomendasyon," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Richard Gordon said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "I always want to be fair. It’s not popular to be seen as supporting Duque [However], he was never there. He did not participate [in the IRM], he was absent," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “What we are waiting for is for the President to do his job by firing Duque and filing charges against those involved in the P15 billion PhilHealth mess and the overpriced PPE, testing machines and kits,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson pointed out ( about Francisco Duque ) : “As for Secretary Duque, he has stayed too long in the DoH and PhilHealth in different capacities. He admitted in a public hearing that he has given his best but it wasn’t good enough,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “If he has ceased to have trust and confidence, then Secretary Duque will no longer be in office because all Cabinet members serve at the pleasure of the President,” External link

pna Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Karlo Nograles said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Hindi po ako natanggal sa sa IATF. Nandyan pa rin po tayo sa IATF. In fact, co-chair pa rin ako ng IATF kasama si (Health Sec. Francisco Duque III). Hindi lang po ako natuloy bilang spokesperson ng IATF dahil mayroon spokesperson si Pangulo," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, August 15, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Leonor Briones said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Sabi ko kay [Health] Secretary [Francisco] Duque, sila ang mag-decide kung aling schools ang appropriate because definitely hindi naman lahat ng schools namin puwede," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Si Sec. Duque lang po ang may tanging institutional memory sa liderato ng PhilHealth. Hindi na lumabas sa liderato ng Board of Directors si Sec. Duque since 2001, maliban sa isang taon, sa 2016. So hanggang saan ang involvement at knowledge ni Sec. Duque sa mga problemang ito sa loob ng PhilHealth?” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Carlito Galvez said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "As told by our health secretary Francisco Duque III, we need to reduce our fatality to the minimum level so that we can open up our economy," "Without doing that, we cannot open up and recover our economy" External link

pna Thursday, August 6, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Nancy Binay told ( about Francisco Duque ) : "At the end of the day it’s the call of the President whether to let go of Secretary Duque but siguro (maybe) it’s high-time for the Secretary to do some soul-searching if he can really do the job. Baka kailangan sa kanya na manggaling (Maybe it needs to come from him)," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "No, sir. The COVID-19 importers are the virus-infected couple from Wuhan, China who spread the virus in Manila because your Secretary Duque miserably failed to do a simple contact tracing," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 3, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Matapos nangyari yan, tumawag agad sa akin si Sec. Duque at sinabi nga niya na parang mali yung salitang nagamit niya, sabi ko korekin lang natin," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Rodrigo Duterte said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Nakita ko to si Secretary Duque in the many meeting we had. Nakita ko siyang nagtatrabaho. Nagtatrabaho 'yung tao," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Rodrigo Duterte said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "I am very sure and I place my reputation on Secretary Duque, that he hasn’t stolen anything. He cannot do that. He cannot do that because Duque is already rich. He has a hospital, he has a school, he has everything So, there’s nothing on that," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 29, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT