On April 23, 2020, the office of Senator Imee Marcos issued a press release commemorating the 39th anniversary of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) and to highlight Senate Bill (SB) 1407, her bill that is supposed to expand RITM. The press release was posted on the senator’s Facebook page and the Senate website. The Manila Bulletin, GMA News, and Remate reported on it.
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Amid the controversy over the alleged prioritization of asymptomatic top government officials for COVID-19 testing over patients with symptoms, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III issued a memorandum on Saturday assigning Assistant Secretary Nestor Santiago as officer in charge-director of the, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).