Jan 13, 2021 @ 9:36
Magaling lang manisi! Binay shames Roque for ‘wag choosy’ remark on vaccines
Seasoned abogado and former Vice President Jejomar Binay scolded Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque for telling Filipinos not be “choosy” in terms of COVID-19 vaccines, saying it was rude and misplaced.
“It is wrong for Malacanang to equate the public’s negative reception to vaccines from China with colonial mentality or being choosy,” Binay said. “They simply want to be assured that these vaccines – and all other vaccines regardless of country of origin – are safe and effective.”
The defensive tone from the Palace came as people questioned the efficacy of China-made Sinovac vaccines and why the government is insisting on these doses to be used first.
“They are careful, and it is the job of the government to allay their fears, not to scold them. Why is the tendency to always blame the people?,” Binay added.