Panlilio, POC eye fast COVID-19 vaccine procurement for PH athletes

Philippine delegates cheer in the course of the opening ceremony of the thirtieth South East Asian Video games on the Philippine Enviornment, Bulacan province, northern Philippines on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photograph/Aaron Favila)

MANILA, Philippines — Al Panlilio, the primary vp of the Philippine Olympic Committee, will guarantee that no time shall be wasted within the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines for the nation’s nationwide athletes.

Panlilio, who additionally serves as president of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, has been appointed by POC president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino to spearhead the vaccine procurement.

“Initially, I’d like to precise my gratitude, on behalf of all nationwide athletes, to the Olympic Solidarity and Affiliation of Nationwide Olympic Committees via the Olympic Council of Asia for his or her generosity and POC President Bambol Tolentino entrusting me to be the Chairman for the POC’s Job Power on COVID-19 Vaccine Procurement,” stated Panlilio in an announcement Wednesday.

“The POC understands how necessary it’s to inoculate our nationwide athletes not only for their bodily well-being however psychologically as properly. Getting this carried out on the soonest doable time will permit them to solely deal with their preparations.”

Filipino athletes sure for the thirty first Southeast Asian Video games in Vietnam in November are anticipated to be vaccinated towards COVID-19.

“I’ve already assembled a gaggle to assist me with this job in Dr. George Canlas, Atty. Billy Sumagui, Bones Floro, and Dinah Remolacio of the POC and we’ll even be working with Os Dela Paz, the Chief Procurement Officer of PLDT,” stated Panlilio.

“So to our athletes, we hope you’re protected and wholesome wherever you might be proper now. The vaccines shall be on the way in which quickly.”

Filipino Tokyo Olympians have already been assured of getting inoculated after billionaire enterprise tycoon Enrique Razon supplied to donate Moderna jabs for the Philippine delegation.


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