AMID proposals to relax Metro Manila community quarantine status from general community quarantine to modified general community quarantine, Senator Christopher “Bong” reiterated his position to allow the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines first before relaxing further community quarantine restrictions in the Metro Manila and the rest of the country.
“Para sa akin, personally, bakuna first. Bakuna first. Vaccine rollout first bago ninyo buksan. Vaccine rollout first bago natin luwagan ang ating ekonomiya,” Go said in an interview after attending the groundbreaking ceremony of the Northeastern Misamis General Hospital in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental on Friday, February 19.
Go said the situation in the country remains perilous without the implementation and rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.
“Dahil delikado pa po ang panahon. Importante po ang buhay ng bawat Pilipino. Ulitin ko, ang pera po ay ating kikitain. Pero ‘yung perang kikitain po natin ay hindi po nabibili ang buhay. Kaya importante sa akin ang kalusugan, buhay ng bawat Pilipino bago natin unti-unting luwagan,” Go said.
Go said he is open to relaxing quarantine protocols if the proposal will be further studied and suggested in the coming months once the national vaccine program has commenced.
“Pero para sa akin, rollout first before natin luwagan ang ating quarantine restrictions. Remember, importante po ang buhay ng bawat Pilipino. Period,” he ended.