Wants free COVID-19 vaccine for entire Philippine population
I have money for the vaccines, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said as he bared that his goal is for his government to shoulder COVID-19 vaccination for each Filipino.
“I have the money already for the vaccine. But I will look for more money because, you know, there are now 113 million Filipinos and to me, ideally, all should have the vaccine. Without exception,” said Duterte in his message to the people aired late Wednesday, October 14, after his meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force against Covid-19.
Duterte reiterated that priority will be given to the poorest Filipino households, soldiers, and police.
The national government has set aside funds to purchase a coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine, but will need more to ensure that every Filipino is vaccinated, President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday night.In a taped speech, Duterte said he needed more funds because there are… Read More