Duterte wants gov’t-to-gov’t deal on COVID-19 vaccine purchase

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Department of Health (DOH) to first establish a government-to-government transaction on the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines, saying that transacting with private firms may result in anomalies. In a meeting Monday night, a part of which was aired by government media on Tuesday morning, Duterte instructed Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to ensure that the country's negotiating team will look to settle first a government-to-government deal. He rejected the vaccine procurement arrangement where the government directly buys from pharmaceutical companies. "I just want a clear picture of how we should go about ...Keep on reading: Duterte wants gov’t-to-gov’t deal on COVID-19 vaccine purchase

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