Up to P12,500 was allegedly offered to a man for a COVID-19 vaccine slot.
“Sa classmate ko po noong college. Out of the blue lang po minessage niya ako na if naghahanap ako ng Astra[Zeneca] or Pfizer vaccine, meron daw po siyang binibenta. LGU slots ‘yung binibenta niya,” said Norman Rabaya in a special report of Ivan Mayrina in Unang Balita on Tuesday.
According to Rabaya, a resident of Las Piñas City, his acquaintance sells the Pfizer vaccine for P15,500, but only P12,000 to P12,500 when he knows the buyer.
The vaccination will take place in Mandaluyong City.
“When I mentioned na I’m friends with the niece of the Vice Mayor, natakot na siya, hindi na niya pinush ‘yung vaccine sa akin,” said Rabaya.
Rabaya reported to the authorities that his friend was selling a COVID-19 vaccine slot.
“Opo, may nag-contact po sa akin na authorities. I think it’s my responsibility na if may ganitong klase na nangyayari, dapat malaman ng [authorities]. It’s public service eh, so expose something like that,” he said.
Man offered COVID-19 vaccine slot for P12,500
The sale of vaccines in the country is illegal because they only have an emergency use authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration.
Local government units also have a prioritization list for those who want to get vaccinated, so the police appealed to the public not to enjoy the sale of vaccines.
Meanwhile, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Monday it has already determined some personalities linked to the alleged sale of COVID-19 vaccine slot in some cities in Metro Manila.
Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson Police Brigadier General Ronaldo Olay said Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) is conducting the investigation,
“May mga impormasyon na tayo at may mga tao na o personalities na na-identify through sa ating backtracking sa mga bagay na ‘yan [We’ve gathered information as well as identities linked to that],” he said.