Senator Bong Go on Monday urged the public to trust the government in implementing the Covid-19 vaccination program and issued an appeal for unity among the country’s top elected and appointed officials to help build Filipinos’ confidence in the vaccine roadmap.
To encourage them, the senator said he issued repeated requests to vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. to conduct a nationwide information campaign to explain the national vaccine roadmap to the public.
He also urged the agencies involved to be transparent and prudent on their part in using the country’s limited resources.
“Magtiwala po tayo. Magbayanihan po tayo. Magkaisa po tayo para sa kapakanan ng bawat Pilipino,” Go said.
“Madaming oras na ang nasasayang sa pagdududa and it is taking its toll on our vaccine program. Kawawa po ang frontliners. Kawawa ang mga mahihirap nating mga kababayan,” he said in a statement.
“Nakikiusap lang ako — alang-alang sa kapakanan ng lahat ng mga Pilipino — na magkaisa na tayo. Iisa lang naman ang hangarin natin at iyan ang malampasan ang pandemya at maiahon ang ating mga kababayan mula sa kahirapan,” Go said.
The chair of the Senate committee on health emphasized the importance of time in successfully implementing the vaccine roadmap.
He appealed to everyone concerned to give meaning to the deaths of the victims and honor the sacrifices of the frontliners by saving the lives of others as the country’s pandemic death toll passes the 10,000 mark.
“Ilan pa bang kababayan natin ang kailangang magkasakit o mamatay sa Covid-19? Let us focus on what needs to be done. Kaysa kumwestyon, tumulong tayo sa pag-aksyon,” he said.