Sat. Jul 31st, 2021

Former speaker and currently Davao del Norte 1st District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez has joined the ranks of government officials tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

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“He is not in Manila, he is in Davao del Norte. He was not intubated at all but yes, he tested positive but he is already recovering,” Paola, the daughter of Alvarez, told a major network.

“He is doing well and fine and is recovering at home in Davao. Thank you for everyone’s concern. This is indeed a global challenge and we must work together to keep it from spreading,” she added.

The other members of the House who previously declared that they tested positive for Covid-19 include Majority Leader and Leyte 1st District Rep. Martin Romualdez, Anakalusugan party-list Rep. Mike Defensor, Negros Oriental 1st District Rep. Jocelyn Limkaichong, Abra Rep. JB Bernos, Batangas 2nd District Rep. Raneo Abu, Ang Probinsiyano Rep. Alfredo Delos Santos, 1PACMAN Rep. Eric Pineda and Caloocan 2nd District Rep. Edgar Erice. 

Two lawmakers have died after they reported to have tested positive for Covid-19: Sorsogon 2nd District Rep. Bernardita Ditas Ramos and Senior Citizens Rep. Francisco Jun Datol.

From the executive department, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Philippine Nattional Police chief Debold Sinas, and Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez were among those who tested positive for Covid-19. Lorenzana and Lopez both tested postive at least twice. SOVEREIGNPH

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