President Duterte undergoes COVID19 testing


President Rodrigo Duterte underwent Coronavirus Diseas 2019 (COVID19) testing on March 12. President Duterte is also expected to deliver a public address this evening.

Photo from Senator Bong Go

The same test was also done with Senator Bong Go. Results are expected after 48 hours.

“We are not doing this because we have symptoms of COVID-19,” Senator Go said earlier. “We are doing this to ensure that we are fit and healthy to engage the public and perform our duties in the coming days and weeks.”

“As always, the President and I remain ready to serve and die for the Filipino people,” he added. “Considering that some Cabinet members we engage with regularly have been exposed to individuals who were tested positive of COVID-19 and have decided to undergo self-quarantine, it is just prudent for us to take precautionary measures in compliance with the advice of our health officials.”