By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday lauded the signing of a tripartite agreement with British vaccine maker AstraZeneca and the national government for the procurement of coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine.
In a message, Duterte commended the private sector and the local government units for their support in the country’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
“You have my full support. Together, we can ensure a safe, sure and secure roll-out of our national immunization program,” the Chief Executive said.
“Today, let us reaffirm our vow to ourselves and renew our guarantee to our people. From approval to vaccine administration, laging nasa sentro ang kalusugan at kaligtasan ng bawat Pilipino,” he added.
Duterte also said the agreement, which he described as “bayanihan at work,” is “a true showcase of unity, purpose, and principled partnership benefitting our public.”
“We now have the weapon to defeat this virus, the vaccine, and let us win the war and save lives and livelihoods,” he concluded.