Duterte’s plea to CPP: Let vaccines move ‘freely and safely’ in parts of PH

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday appealed to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) to allow the arriving Covid-19 vaccines “to be transported freely and safely” in various parts of the country.

“I am appealing to the Communist Party of the Philippines, ‘yung pinaka-umbrella, I don’t consider ‘yung mga NDF, NDF pati NPA—the Communist Party of the Philippines must guarantee that the vaccines in the course of their being transported to areas where there are no city health officers or medical persons, na ‘wag ninyong galawin ang medisina,” Duterte said in a pre-recorded talk aired late Monday night.

“Allow the vaccines to be transported freely and safely. I am asking you now to observe that rule because that is for the Filipino people,” he added.

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Duterte likewise asked the CPP to “observe the rules of humanity” as he stressed that the Covid-19 vaccines were purchased using the Filipino people’s money.

“The credit goes to no one. Sa inyo ito, mga taong Pilipino, pera ninyo ito. So natural lang na kayong mga members ng Communist Party of the Philippines and the allied NPA, or whatever, kindly observe the rules of humanity,” said the President.

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