By: Elena Grace Flores
Galvez defends purchase of Sinovac vaccine
Wrong Sinovac Price from Senator Pangilinan
Senator Kiko Pangilinan’s wrong disclosure on Sinovac’s price raises suspicions of corruption. It creates unnecessary malice when the media sensationalizes it. They double the price for the two doses using the rack or published rates online. That’s why the tally looks fishy from the start. Ill intentions can really go back to the doer quickly during the digital age. Senate Committee on Finance chair Sonny Angara’s wrong data also didn’t help.
Covac Price on Sinovac
According to vaccine czar Carlito Galvez, the negotiated Covac facility rate on Sinovac’s vaccine is 300% less than the regular rate. The propaganda stunt may be destructive to the government at first but end the end, it boomerangs to Pangilinan himself. His irresponsible actions reflect the kind of lawmaker that he is. So, this is damaging for his political career.
Politicking for the 2022 Elections
The opposition seems to try very hard to daint Duterte’s popularity. This is clearly to discourage the people to vote for his anointed. The president already expresses his disagreement with the call for his daughter’s running for president in 2022. He said that it’s not a woman’s job. He doesn’t want Inday Sara to go through what he’s going through. So, it can still be Bongbong Marcos in the end.