Press Release
April 26, 2021

Statement of Senator Joel Villanueva on the number of COVID-19 cases breaching the 1 million mark

The 1 million Filipinos infected by COVID-19 were only those who had been tested. The actual figure could be higher, or by one study, even five times more.

This distressing figure was reached 452 days since we recorded our first COVID-19 case on January 30, 2020.

What is worrying is that we have reached this number on the crest of yet another surge. The daily installment which put us over the 1-million mark was again in several thousands, an alarming rate by global standards.

Ang isang milyon ay red line na dapat magpaigting ng ating determinasyon na puksain ang pagkalat ng COVID 19.

We mark this number on the eve of the 500th year of our victory in Mactan. We won that battle. We can win this one. Bakuna, ayuda, bayanihan, siyensya - yan ang mga susi ng ating tagumpay.

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