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DUTERTE TO COMMUNIST REBELS: COVID-19 VACCINES ARE FOR THE FILIPINO PEOPLE

VACCINATION. President Rodrigo Duterte talks to the people after meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases at Malacañng on Monday (Feb. 8, 2021). Duterte appealed to the Communist Party of the Philippines to allow safe and unhampered transport of the Covid-19 vaccines. (Screengrab from PCOO/RTVM)

Appeals to rebs to guarantee safe delivery of the vaccines

 February 8, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday appealed to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing the New People’s Army (NPA), to guarantee the unhampered and safe transport of the Covid-19 vaccines throughout the country.“I am appealing to the Communist… Read More

CPP RESPONDS TO DUTERTE

“It is a matter of principle for the [New People’s Army] to respect all humanitarian undertakings that benefit the masses. Thus, the NPA will ensure that transportation of COVID-19 vaccines will be provided a humanitarian corridor for safe and unimpeded passage in guerrilla base areas and zones,” the CPP said in a statement.

A humanitarian corridor refers to a type of demilitarized zone intended to allow the safe transit of humanitarian aid in and out of a crisis region.

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