In a televised address, Duterte thanked the US and President Joe Biden for the vaccine shots and said it was a fair “give and take” to keep the VFA.
Roque made the statement following a policy by the Lapu-Lapu City government that allowed only vaccinated individuals to go outside their residences.
The UK’s donation of 415,040 AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrived in the Philippines on Monday.
Malacañang on Monday called on families residing in Metro Manila to impose lockdowns within their homes to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The latest shipment of 375,570 Pfizer doses was part of the 40 million doses the government procured from the US drug firm.
The Philippines reported 7,186 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, raising the country’s tally to 1,562,420.
Read the full reaction of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo to President Rodrigo Duterte’s final State of the Nation Address.
Duterte said the creation of the CDC and a Virology and Vaccine Institute of the Philippines would help the country manage emerging infectious diseases better.
The former Davao City mayor was the second president after late dictator Ferdinand Marcos to have declared martial law.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday asserted that he did not receive help from China to win the 2016 presidential elections and said he was not the type of politician that receives gifts while in office.
Pinay weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz will come home to the Philippines an Olympic heroine and with a new house and lot in Tagaytay and P30 million in cash.
Nine Delta variant cases were either asymptomatic or with mild symptoms got Covid vaccine shots – DOH
The Department of Health (DOH) said that nine of the highly infectious Delta coronavirus variant who already received the Covid-19 vaccine showed mild or asymptomatic infection.
The Philippines reported 6,664 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 1,555,396.
READ: Transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s sixth and final State of the Nation Address, delivered at the House of Representatives complex in Quezon City, July 26, 2020.
The Philippines registered 6,845 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, the highest recorded since June 26 bringing the country’s total caseload to 1,537,097
“This action is undertaken to prevent the further spread and community transmission of Covid-19 variants in the Philippines,” Roque said.