Robredo calls for PSG's unauthorized COVID-19 vaccination probe

 By Deighton Acuin

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Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday has called for an investigation over unauthorized vaccine administration conducted by Presidential Security Group to prevent themselves from coronavirus infection.

“Dapat maimbestigahan kasi yun yung mensahe din na hindi natin papalampasin. Kasi kung papalampasin lang, parang ine-encourage yung tao na gumawa ng mali kasi parang walang nangyayari, parang walang sanctions,” Robredo said in her weekly radio show.

Robredo also urged for transparency from the incident, adding the country's regulators are yet to approve the vaccines before public use.

“Pero iyong tanong, sino ba iyong mga nakakaalam, sino ba iyong nag-authorize, dapat iyon iyong maging accountable…Sana maging transparent na lang tapos akuin iyong kasalanan,” she said.

The PSG revealed to "requesting" for vaccines, but refused to cite where it came from. Moreover, the security group's vaccinations were done as early as September.

Despite fierce criticisms from lawmakers and several groups, MalacaƱang said there was no violation of the anti-graft law when the PSG received the vaccines because these were only “tokens” and no public funds were used for it.

Both Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) were sought earlier for an investigation with the matter.


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