President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday welcomed the arrival of 3,000,060 million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City.
“It is with joy and high hopes that we welcome the vaccines given to us by the United States. This highlights the strong and deep friendship between our two countries,” Duterte said.
“I know the sentiment of America that these vaccines should be given to those who have less in life,” he added.
US Embassy in Manila Charge de Affaires John Law was at the event and assured Filipinos of US assistance.
“Nandito kami para sa inyo,” Law said.
(We are here for you.)
The United States has donated around 13 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines so far. —NB, GMA News