“China would give us another 400, making their donation to this country 1 million,” he said during the inauguration of school buildings at the Canumay East National High School and Lawang Bato National High School in Valenzuela City.
“Para pumatol sa ganoong usapin, tingin ko nagsasayang ako ng oras.”
Roque said the IATF had yet to determine the influencers that would be given priority access to Covid-19 vaccines.
According to a source, a KLM flight is likely to carry the AstraZeneca doses. A KLM aircraft will arrive at Manila tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.
In a statement, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said the Department of Agriculture (DA) would spearhead the summit.
Roque revealed on Monday that he was under isolation as one of his staff members had tested positive for Covid-19.
“I am appealing to the (CPP), ‘yung pinaka-umbrella. I don’t consider ‘yung mga NDF-NDF pati NPA (New People’s Army). Iyong (CPP) must guarantee that the vaccines in the course of their being transported to areas where [there] are no city health officers or medical persons na huwag ninyong galawin ang medisina,” the president said in a televised briefing.
“Ilang tulog na lang mga kaibigan at darating na po ang unang batch ng ating bakuna,” Palace spokesman Harry Roque said in a virtual presser.
DiveGurus Boracay, which describes itself as ‘Boracay’s premier boutique dive shop’, posted photos and videos of the presidential spokesperson’s scuba diving.
Roque also slammed critics of Duterte’s administration: “Manigas kayong lahat!”
Food and Drug Administration Chief Eric Domingo earlier said that Pfizer vaccines were 95-percent effective based on interim data of Phase 3 clinical trials, while the efficacy rate for all racial groups was found at 92 percent.
Areas for sub-prioritization would be selected based on Covid-19 burden of disease (current active cases, attack rate per 100,000 population in the past 4 weeks and population density) and vaccination site and/or local government unit readiness, particularly, its supply chain capability, Roque added.
Citing Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, the president said P2 billion was being lost daily due to the pandemic.
Nevertheless, Duterte said the country had enough funding sources to purchase vaccines, courtesy of multilateral deals with the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank.
Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) 124 on Monday, a week after Agriculture Secretary William Dar called on Duterte to set a price ceiling for pork and chicken.
“Mayor Magalong’s resignation, however, has not been accepted. He continues to enjoy the trust and confidence of the leadership of the NTF against Covid-19,” Roque said.