Politikos and the public are not the only ones dismayed with Health Secretary Francisco Duque III’s performance.
Special Envoy to China Mon Tulfo has claimed that even Duque’s own colleagues in the Cabinet hate him.
Citing information from “Malacañang insiders,” Tulfo said in his December 22 column that it’s a mystery why Duque remains in his post despite his blunders.
“One Cabinet member said if he had his way, he would bash Duque’s head for bringing shame to PRRD’s official family,” Tulfo said.
Duque’s latest gaffe involved dragging his feet in signing the confidentiality disclosure agreement needed for the Philippines to purchase Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines.
His action led to the Philippines to miss out on getting as much as 10 million doses of the vaccine, which eventually ended up in Singapore.