PH WIL GO FOR CHEAPEST COVID-19 VACCINE
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said the Philippines would buy the cheapest COVID-19 vaccine that will be available in the market, saying all vaccines have the same effect.
Under the proposed Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, which is awaiting Duterte’s signature, a P10 billion standby fund for COVID-19 vaccines and for testing has been set aside.
Duterte earlier said the Philippine government would pay for the vaccines that would be made available to Filipinos to fight COVID-19.
He also added that he would be asking the Russian and Chinese governments for loans for the vaccines due to the “economic hemorrhage” the country is facing.