By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday defended coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines from China.
In his weekly speech to the nation, Duterte said Chinese vaccines are as good as those made in the United States and Europe.
“The bakuna that Secretary Galvez is buying is as good as any other bakuna na naimbento ng mga Amerikano o mga European,” the Chief Executive said.
“Hindi nagkulang ang Chinese, hindi sila nagkulang sa utak. Bright itong mga Intsik and they would not venture kung it is not safe, sure, and secure,” according to him.
Duterte also said he will take responsibility for any lapses in the implementation of the government’s mass vaccination drive against Covid-19.
“Kung may bulyaso ang amin sa gobyerno na pinili at ni-negotiate, kung may bulyaso, at end of the day, akin talaga yang responsibilidad.”