SENATOR Christopher “Bong” Go emphasized that every Filipino will be given access to COVID-19 vaccines with consideration to the order of priority of sectors as determined by authorities and health experts. He also assured that the vaccination program is based on science and not politics, especially when it comes to providing access to those who need them.
“Wala pong problema, alam niyo po itong bakunang ito ay para po ito sa lahat ng Pilipino, mapa-kritiko ka man o mahal niyo man kami,” Go said during a radio interview.
The senator guaranteed that the government treats everyone equally regardless of their political views.
“Ulitin ko, mahal niyo man kami o hindi, para po ito sa Pilipino, pantay-pantay po tayo na Pilipino,” Go assured.
Rather than play the blame game, Go urged all government detractors to instead, work with the government so the country may immediately recover from the pandemic.
Acknowledging their democratic right to dissent, Go said that it is all right to criticize the government as long as they do not spread misinformation or fake news.
Go however said that spreading misinformation will only bring confusion and does not help in the country’s efforts against COVID-19.
The senator, on Sunday, witnessed the arrival from China and turnover of 600,000 Sinovac vaccines in Pasay City with President Rodrigo Duterte.
On board a Chinese military plane, People’s Liberation Army Air Force Xian Y-20, the vaccines are donations from the People’s Republic of China to the Philippines.
The Senator called the vaccine donations “a testament of our friendship and cooperation between the Philippines and China during these difficult times.”
He added that the vaccines “will also jumpstart the vaccination program of our government.”