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Thank you donors! Robredo sends PPEs, food packs, aerosol boxes to health frontliners

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Vice President Leni Robredo is grateful for all the donors to her relief operations for the country’s health workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.

Robredo said they have delivered thousands of personal protective equipment suits, food and care packages as well as aerosol boxes to health workers.

“Grateful & in awe of everyone’s generosity,” she tweeted on March 31, Tuesday. She said around 32,325 PPE sets have been delivered Metro Manila and rest of Luzon as well as Samar Island. “Processing more requests from Luzon, Visayas & Mindanao. Pls bear w/ us amid challenges in logistics & supplies,” she said.

She said they also started delivering food and care packages from Kaya Natin’s donation drive. More aerosol boxes intended for health workers treating COVID patients are also forthcoming.

“Many thanks to donors: We continue sending hot meals to our frontliners around Metro Manila,” she said.

“We’ve also given aerosol boxes to several hospitals handling COVID-19 cases. More are coming in,” she added.

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Mayor Isko won’t jump the vaccine line: ‘I’ll wait for my turn’

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is raring to get inoculated against the new coronavirus disease.

In a Facebook post, the local chief executive said he wanted to take the Sinovac vaccine but will wait for his turn.

The government is prioritizing medical frontliners in the distribution of the initial batch COVID-19 vaccines, that arrived in the country last weekend. Around 200,000 health workers are estimated to get vaccine priority under the Sinovac immunization.

Mayor Isko explained his willingness to get vaccinated after being exposed to COVID-19 carriers in the past. He said he and other mayors are vulnerable to infection due to the nature of their job.

“Gustong-gusto ko na magpabakuna ng Sinovac. Pitong beses na akong na-expose sa COVID-19 positive. Salamat sa Diyos, pitong beses na rin akong nag-negative. Araw-araw akong nasa risk tulad ng ibang mga mayor,” the Manila mayor said.

But Mayor Isko has no intention of jumping ahead of the vaccination line.

“Pero patuloy pa rin tayong susunod sa national policy na unahin ang mga medical frontliner. I will wait for my turn,” he added.

More than 160 health workers have so far been vaccinated during the rollout held at Sta. Ana Hospital in Manila, according to the mayor.

Among the vaccine recipients are Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan, Manila Health Department Director Dr. Poks Pangan, Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Nerissa Sescon and the LGU hospital directors.

Mayor Isko thanked the health workers who expressed readiness to take the Sinovac vaccine.

“#VaccineNationIsTheSolution kaya maraming salamat sa ating HCWs para sa inyong willingness na magpabakuna. Ito’y magbibigay sa inyo ng karagdagang proteksyon kontra COVID-19!” he said.

“Pinasasalamatan din po natin ang national government sa pagtitiyak ng alokasyon ng Lungsod ng Maynila sa mga bakunang nakarating na sa bansa. Mga Batang Maynila, nagsisimula pa lamang po tayo. Narito na ang pag-asa, sama-sama po nating pagtagumpayan ang laban sa COVID-19!” he said.

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Posted by Isko Moreno Domagoso on Monday, March 1, 2021

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Bilib kay Vico Sotto! Pangilinan commends Pasig mayor for anti-corruption feat

Senator Francis Pangilinan is impressed with the brand of leadership of Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto.

The millennial politiko has earned a recognition from the United States Department as among the world’s anti-corruption champions. The International Anticorruption Champions Award was given to Sotto and several others individuals who have shown leadership, courage, and impact in battling corruption.

Pangilinan took to Facebook to extend his congratulations to Sotto.

“Congratulations, Mayor Vico Sotto! May your tribe increase,” he wrote on Facebook.

“Mayor Vico Sotto was recognized as standard-bearer for a new generation of Philippine politicians who prioritize anticorruption and transparency initiatives in their election campaigns and in office,” he said.

In giving the award, the US State Department recognized Sotto as “a standard-bearer for a new generation of Philippine politicians who prioritize anticorruption and transparency initiatives in their election campaigns and in office.”

Sotto has expressed gratitude to the US agency for the latest recognition. He said it was important to “denormalize” corruption and take it out from Filipino culture.

“Thank you to the U.S. Department of State for this recognition. But more than the recognition, I hope this helps raise awareness. If we want better long-term governance, we need to fight corruption. We have to denormalize it, get it out of our culture,” he tweeted on Feb. 24.

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Posted by Kiko Pangilinan on Monday, March 1, 2021

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