By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte will wait for the approval of the emergency use authorization (EUA) application of China-made Sinopharm before receiving the vaccine, his spokesman said Tuesday.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced yesterday that Sinopharm filed with the Philippine Food and Drug Administration an online application for EUA in the country.
“Mag-aantay po si Presidente ng EUA dahil nabalita ko nga po kahapon na meron na pong nag-apply for the EUA of Sinopharm,” Roque said in his televised briefing.
“So, mag-aantay na lang sya ng approval ng Sinopharm,” he added.
Malacañang earlier said Duterte preferred the Sinopharm, a China-based brand that his security team took in September and October 2020 despite the lack of regulatory approval.