DILG probes governor, 14 mayors who jumped vaccine line
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will look into the liability of 16 local officials who got vaccines against COVID-19 by allegedly jumping the line in the priority list.
Epimaco Densing III, undersecretary for operations of the DILG, on Monday said a governor, 14 mayors and a councilor had been asked to explain why they should not be sanctioned for getting COVID-19 shots along with health workers who were at the top of the priority list.
Densing said the local officials had been issued show-cause orders.
“We are very clear about the Department of Health memorandum on priorities of vaccination and this is something that we will have to uphold,” he said.
—Jeannette I. Andrade
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