- President Rodrigo Duterte said that he has asked God for help as he leads the Philippines to fight vs. COVID-19
- He mentioned that he hopes God will be with the Filipinos as we struggle during the COVID-19 crisis
- Earlier, President Duterte announced that he raised the reward for the discovery of novel coronavirus vaccine
- He also extended the enhanced community quarantine over high-risk areas including Metro Manila
President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday that he asked for God’s help as he leads the entire nation amid the COVID-19 crisis.
KAMI learned that Duterte hoped God will be one with the Filipinos as we combat the pandemic.
In a report by the ABS-CBN News (authored by Arianne Merez), Duterte also admitted that he is having a hard time leading the nation.
"I hope that God will be with us. May sarili akong Diyos na doon ako nakatutok to help me because I am having a hard time carrying the load of the nation,” Duterte reportedly said.
Earlier, President Duterte also increased the reward for any Filipino or group of Filipinos that can discover a vaccine against COVID-19 from P10 million, the bounty is now at P50 million.
The President said that he will immediately lift the enhanced community quarantine once there is a proven vaccine for the coronavirus.
In a previous report by KAMI, President Duterte also announced in his televised address that the enhanced community quarantine is extended until May 15 in high-risk areas, including Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and CALABARZON.
On March 17, Duterte placed the entire Luzon under enhanced community quarantine to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. As of posting time, there are 6,981 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in the country.
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