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Duterte: Poor families who got cash aid to get COVID-19 vaccine priority

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 10:16 AM July 31, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Low-income families who received cash assistance from the government will be first to receive the vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) once it becomes available, President Rodrigo Duterte said.

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“Ang mauna, yung walang wala. Ang una talaga yung mga tao sa listahan na tumatanggap ng assistance sa gobyerno,” Duterte said in a taped address aired Friday.

Noting that it will become free, Duterte said middle-income earners and uniformed personnel will also be prioritized to receive the vaccine.

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“Pangalawa yung middle income. Libre to, hindi ko ito ipagbili,” Duterte said.

“And also my military and my police because I need a strong backbone. The backbone of my administration is the uniformed personnel of government,” he went on.

The President apologized to the well-off, saying he was not considering them to receive a free vaccine against COVID-19 from the government.

“Yung mga mayaman, wag ninyo na ako isipin kasi hindi ako nagiisip sa inyo. Sorry na lang,” Duterte said.

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