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Ensure vaccines for teachers — solon

HOUSE Assistant Minority Leader and ACT Teachers party-list Rep. France Castro has urged the Duterte administration to secure enough effective, safe and cost efficient coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) vaccines for all those who need it including vulnerable sectors such as frontliners from the education sector.

“Hindi na dapat maulit ang palakasan, patagalan at paasahan ng gobyerno sa ating mga frontliners lalo na ang healthcare workers tulad ng nangyari sa testing ng COVID-19 sa usapin ng vaccine,” Castro said.

“Ibang usapin pa rin ang kung anong vaccine ang gagamitin pero hindi rin dapat muling makalimutan ng administrasyong Duterte ang

mahalagang papel ng mga guro at kawani ng edukasyon sa lipunan,” Castro added. “Kaya naman natin tinutuligsa ang mahal, kulang sa mga testing at corruption-ridden na vaccine deals dahil dudulo ito sa pagtitipid at mapipilitang may maiiwan na mga sektor na hindi mababakunahan tulad ng education frontliners.”

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“With COVID-19 vaccines starting to be made available, this administration must ensure that those who need it will be able to get it. Government should be able to secure enough vaccines to be able to vaccinate all those who need it, including education frontliners,” Castro said.

“Sa buong panahon na tayo ay nasa lockdown, halos mumo ang natatanggap ng mga guro at kawani ng edukasyon dahil sa mababang pagprayoridad ng administrasyong Duterte sa edukasyon. Makikita ito sa panukalang badyet para sa 2021 kung saan di hamak na mas malaki ang inilaan ng administrasyong ito para sa panunupil ng NTF-ELCAC (National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict) kaysa sa modyul at internet allowance ng mga guro,” Castro said.

“This administration should put all its resources and efforts in the procurement of vaccines and implement adequate medical solutions to finally be able to solve the health crisis in the country,” Castro ended.

Publication Source :    People's Journal