Is Isko Moreno chiding at Leni Robredo over incentives to unvaxxed people?
ISKO MORENO – The Manila City mayor and presidential aspirant reacted to the call about giving incentives to those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19.
In his statement on Saturday, January 15, 2022, Moreno said that it would be unfair if those who are unvaxxed will be given incentives while those who volunteer to get inoculated will not receive anything.
According to him, people line up at the vaccination sites as early as 4 am and it would be unfair if the “tolongges” will be given a bonus.
“Bibigyan pa natin ng bonus ‘yung matigas ang ulo. Maling gobyerno ata ‘yun? Parang baliktad yata ang utak nung nagisip nun,” he said.
Isko Moreno said that there are also other ways to encourage those who are hesitant to get vaccinated.
He also urged the public not to believe those who spread false information about the vaccine.
It can be recalled that one of those who suggested giving such incentives to the non-vaccinated was Vice President Leni Robredo
“Hindi krimen ‘yung magpabakuna pero babalik ako du’n sa dati kong paniniwala na kailangan nagbibigay tayo ng incentive para magpabakuna ‘yung mga tao,” she said.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 vaccination continues to roll out across the country to combat the rapid increase of coronavirus disease 2019.
Among those who were on the priority list of the COVID-19 vaccination program are medical frontliners, persons with comorbidities, and senior citizens.
Pfizer–BioNTech, Oxford–AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Sputnik V, Janssen, Covaxin, Moderna, Sinopharm BIBP, Sputnik Light and Novavax are some of the vaccines available in the country.
As of January 15, 2022, 118,624,466 total vaccine doses have been administered throughout the country, with 55,093,311 being fully vaccinated, and 4,765,771 booster doses administered.
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