By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte will be the first to get the vaccine shot from China’s Sinovac once it becomes available, his spokesman said.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, however, said Duterte will not go public over it.
“His answer was ‘no problem. I will take the vaccine as soon as it is available’. Dahil siya nga ay talagang kailangan niya ng bakuna,” Roque said during a virtual presser Tuesday.
“Pero ang sabi niya hindi na kinakailangan ipakita ito sa publiko. He’s taking the route of the British sovereign dahil naging decision nina Queen Elizabeth at ang kanyang asawa na pribado ang pagtuturok sa kanila,” he added.
The first 50,000 doses of the 25 million secured from the Chinese firm are expected to arrive in the country next month.