Official Spokesperson

The Department welcomes the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to allow the holding of religious services/masses of up to 10% of church capacity as requested by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines.

Usec. Bernardo Florece, Jr.

The President has directed this Department to investigate the local chief executives who were inoculated ahead of some medical frontliners. We have issued Show Cause Orders to them and we await their response as part of the due process. We will act on the basis of their responses to the Order.