'Lesson learned,' Duterte spox says after attending mass gathering

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Posted at Dec 03 2020 05:07 PM

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President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman said Thursday he has learned a lesson after a recent mass gathering that he attended drew public criticism for allegedly violating regulations to arrest the spread of COVID-19.

Viral photos from the tourism event in Cebu showed that although a large crowd was wearing anti-virus masks, they were seated or standing close together, as they listened to a speech by Harry Roque and other officials. 
 
"Lesson learned na po iyan. Kaya noong pumasok po tayo dito sa Palawan, ipagpaumanhin n'yo po, I really demanded that everyone should observe social distancing," he told reporters at a press conference. 

(That is a lesson learned. That is why when we entered Palawan, I beg your pardon, I really demanded that everyone should observe social distancing.)