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Masbate BM Arevalo thanks President Duterte for recognizing UP for its COVID efforts

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Masbate Senior Provincial Board Member Jason Arevalo has expressed his gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte for recognizing the efforts of the University of the Philippines for its contribution in coronavirus disease response.

Duterte, in a televised speech recently, praised UP for its efforts to combat the COVID-19.

“Belated, belabored even but thank you for looking at our Alma Mater beyond your stereotype,: said Arevalo..

“Our UP has been in the front lines battling Covid 19: from the invention of cheaper and quicker test kits, to improvised ventilators, to Covid online tracker, to antibodies extraction from plasma of Covid survivors, among many sacrifices and contributions,” he said.

Arevalo, meanwhile, hopes that after the health crisis, the public, particularly the supporters to the president would see that UP “differently.”

“We hope after this pandemic (if it pleases God that we will all be there to witness the dawning of a brand new day) you, your rabid and avid supporters and the troll farms (whoever are feeding them) will see UP differently, for what its real worth is,: he said.