President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte and his emergency power

President Rodrigo Duterte marked the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act on March 24, which awards him extra powers to handle the COVID-19 emergency in the nation, including the power to reshuffle assets for the current year’s financial limit to give help to poor people.


Under this law, Duterte ought to convey a week by week report to Congress each Monday, where he would detail what the legislature has done in the previous week to battle the COVID-19 pandemic with the rise power given to him.


Duterte gets critism and grumbles from individuals on account of absence of straightforwardness and perceivability of the 200B spending plan for COVID-19 flare-up. On the other hand, heaps of Filipinos still believe on his capacity and power as the President of the Philippines. Indeed, #istandwiththepresident is inclining in twitter across the country demonstrating Filipinos supporting the president.

President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte

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In his broadcast late Monday night, over seven hours past the 4pm tentative time, Duterte said that the reserve will go to low-salary families who are generally influenced by this emergency in the nation.

President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte

Credits to Philippine Star Global

President Rodrigo Duterte says

“We have allotted ₱200 billion for low income households who are badly affected by this crisis. Beneficiary households will receive emergency support for their two months based on the regional minimum wage,”

Duterte additionally asked the private segment to continue to “care for” their compatriots, and to help in any capacity that they can.

Duterte additionally said that administration is giving help to the agricultural part.

“To our farmers and fisherfolk, we have not forgotten you, and government is now employing quick response measures to help you during the crisis as well as ensure food productivity, sufficiency,” Duterte said.

In line with this, the DSWD or Department of Social Welfare and Development is set to distribute social amelioration cards for cash assistance amid the pandemic.

President Rodrigo Duterte 2

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