Filipino businessman confirmed that there’s an unauthorized COVID-19 vaccination in the Philippines.
A Filipino businessman had recently confirmed in an interview that there’s an unauthorized COVID-19 vaccination in the Philippines as he admitted that he got a COVID-19 vaccine in a secret location.
“Roberto” on Thursday said in an interview on Dobol B sa News TV that he received a China-made COVID-19 vaccine at a friend’s house last November.
According to him, a doctor and a nurse — both Filipino — were present at a friend’s house, adding that he was with four of his friends.
“Roberto” then said that he did his own research before receiving the shot following an advice from his friends who had received the COVID-19 vaccine before them.
He also said that he and his friends — who were all businessmen — didn’t feel any side effects after receiving two COVID-19 vaccine doses of the vaccine two weeks apart.
“Roberto” shared that his friend paid for his COVID-19 vaccine and expressed confidence that they weren’t victims of a scam, adding that he doubted that the COVID-19 vaccine was a placebo.
When asked on how many of his friends had received the COVID-19 vaccine, Roberto said “Marami na”, adding that most of them were businessmen — including foreign nationals.
Moreover, he said that he was told that some politicians — including a senator — had received the same COVID-19 vaccine.
He didn’t mention names, but he said learning this was one of the things that convinced him to try the COVID-19 vaccine himself.
“So hindi siya puwedeng sabihin na hindi totoo yung vaccine kasi yung tatak niya ay pinag-uusapan ngayon sa balita,” he said.
Earlier, Senate President Vicente Sotto III had claimed that House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez and Senator Panfilo Lacson had received a COVID-19 vaccine that was “similar to Pfizers’.”
Lacson played coy about the said issue, while Romualdez didn’t issue a statement confirming or denying Sotto’s claim.
Despite this, “Roberto” said that he didn’t mean to disrespect the national government, which was still in the process of securing COVID-19 vaccines from different sources.
The Philippines, which had yet to approve any form of COVID-19 inoculation, was targeting two Chinese pharmaceutical companies for the COVID-19 vaccines — Sinopharm and Sinovac.
Earlier this week, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno tasked the city’s police and health officials in order to investigate if there’s any unauthorized COVID-19 inoculation activity in Binondo.
“If true, this is definitely unauthorized since the undersigned has not ordered the same nor is he aware or informed that any national government agency will already conduct the said activity,” Moreno had said.