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With billions in loans, Lacson asks: ‘Nasaan ka bakuna?’

By: Christia Marie Ramos – Reporter/INQUIRER.net /March 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Nasaan ka bakuna? (Where are the vaccines?)

This was the question posed by Senator Panfilo Lacson as he cited the P126.75-billion government funding for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines, a bulk of which is from approved loans sourced from multilateral lenders.

In a tweet, Lacson enumerated the supposed approved loans from the World Bank (WB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) from April last year to March 2021 to finance the country’s purchase of vaccines.

Lacson also noted that the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act provides for P10-billion funding under the Department of Health (DOH) for the same purpose.

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