5 days DILG says calls for ‘proactive’ mass testing an ‘obvious propaganda stunt’ Inquirer
  MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday dismissed as an "obvious propaganda stunt" the Citizens Urgent Response to End COVID-19's request for government to conduct "proactive" mass testing. "We thank the Supreme Court for dismissing this obvious propaganda stunt because it is not only impractical, it has no logic whatsoever. COVID testing is a medical procedure and therefore it must be governed by science and not by hashtags," DILG spokesman and Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said in a statement on Thursday. The Supreme Court dismissed the group's mandamus petition calling for "proactive and ... more