The Philippine economy entered the pandemic in a position of strength and the central bank has implemented several measures to lessen the pandemic’s impact on livelihoods and the economy, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno said,
Duterte slammed critics claiming corruption in the government’s Covid-19 vaccine procurement anew, urging Filipinos not to believe in their false accusations.
Economic managers are optimistic that the Philippine economy will recover this year as it eyes to roll out its large-scale vaccination program starting this month.
In a speech during the inauguration of Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 Project, Duterte expressed hope that the next President would also go after officials involved in anomalous biddings for infrastructure projects by the district engineering offices of the DPWH.
“And the NDF [National Democratic Front] — are out to destroy the very government in which they are enjoying the blessings of democracy. They invent stories about being harassed, killed, oppressed. Eh wala namang kaming nakikita at wala namang dumadating sa akin (I have not seen anything. Nothing has reached me),” the President said.