By Prince Golez
Local chief executives can choose which coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines to purchase for their constituents, President Rodrigo Duterte said.
“You can choose any vaccine you like to buy,” Duterte said in a televised speech Wednesday night.
Many local government units (LGUs) have announced allocating funds for the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines.
“Wala kaming pakialam kung ano ang pipiliin ninyo. Hindi kami makialam sa lahat ng bagay in the purchase,” the President said.
Duterte earlier approved the tripartite agreement among LGUs, the national government and pharmaceutical firms for the vaccine procurement.