Pres. Duterte Asks Military & Police Camps to Give Free Accommodation & Food to Stranded Filipinos

The tough-talking President of the Republic, President Rodrigo Duterte asked the Philippine Military and the PNP particularly their various camps to provide free accommodation and foods to stranded Filipinos in relation in the enhanced community quarantine in the island of Luzon.

In a late-night message of the President to the Filipino people on March 19, 2020, he asked the military camps and PNP camps in various parts of Luzon to provide help to the affected residents in Luzon after he asked the Local Government Units (LGUs) to abide with his orders for an enhanced community quarantine.

Pres. Duterte announced that he's going to ask the military to help the stranded people because of the enhanced community quarantine ordered by the chief executive.

The President stated during a televised address that he's going to talk to the military about the possibilities of giving accomodation and food to the stranded people who cannot go to their homes because of community quarantine.

Your air force and your army will help you wherever you are, kung wala ka nang mauwian, kung wala na kayong matulugan, I am asking the military commanders from different camps all over the country that you can go there and ask accommodation at pagkain,” Duterte said.

The former Mayor of Davao City expressed concern to the people stranded because of the enhanced community quarantine.

“Lalo na yung mga batang nagbakasyon na walang mauuwian, walang tatanggap, my heart bleeds for them, hindi mo malaman kung saan ka pupunta, Pilipino ka naman pero wala naman tatangap sayo, to me I can understand the refusal, but more than your feeling ang akin is to somehow protect Filipinos in distress,” the President said.

Pres. Duterte also urged all LGUs to implement lockdown on their respective places "to save the people" from COVID-19. He also offered prayers to the people who are living in shanties because they are facing difficulties in practicing social distancing.

Ang pinaka remedyo dito is just to magkalayo kayo, ngayon kung bahay ninyo sa bukid ay maliliit, eh dikit dikit kayo, sabayan nalang natin ng dasal, tutulungan yung mga tao, wala sa kanilang kakayahan na mag sunod ng social distancing, better just keep your distance from strangers,” he said

Watch Pres. Duterte's Orders to all LGUs

Source: PNA / DOH Official FB Page