CWS party-list Representative Romeo Momo Sr. appealed to the national government to include construction workers in the COVID-19 vaccine priority list.
Momo said construction workers play a significant role in reviving the country’s economy amid the pandemic. He added these workers should be also be protected against COVID-19.
“Our highly-dedicated and hard working fellow Filipino construction men and women must also be considered as among our frontliners, although admittedly they are not directly combating the spread of the dreaded virus, nor taking care of those who are infected by the disease,” Momo said in a statement.
Construction workers, Momo said, “are in the main front of our efforts in battling the economic devastation brought about by the pandemic, as they served as the backbone of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s ‘BUILD, BUILD, BUILD’ program and other infrastructure-related activities.”
- A1: Frontline workers in health facilities both national and local, private and public, health professionals and non-professionals like students, nursing aides, janitors, barangay health workers, etc.
- A2: Senior citizens aged 60 years old and above
- A3: Persons with comorbidities not otherwise included in the preceding categories
A4: Frontline personnel in essential sectors including uniformed personnel and those in working sectors identified by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases as essential during an enhanced community quarantine
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A5: Indigent population not otherwise included in the preceding categories
B1: Teachers, social workers
B2: Other government workers
B3: Other essential workers
B4: Socio-demographic groups at significantly higher risk other than senior citizens and indigenous people
B5: Overseas Filipino Workers
B6: Other remaining workforce
C: Rest of the Filipino population not otherwise included in the above groups
DILG Undersecretary Martin Diño also wants the national government to include governors, mayors, and barangay chairs on the COVID-19 vaccination priority list.
Meanwhile, Diño warned that officials who neglect health protocols can be prosecuted. He said the implementation of protocols must also be in accordance with the law.