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Guv favors mandatory Covid jabs if its legal

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Provincial Consultant Alfredo Benitez, Mayor Mark Golez and Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz at the launching of the Pediatric A3 drive at Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital.*Capitol photo

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said on Wednesday, November 10, that he is in favor of making vaccination against COVID-19 mandatory as long as it is legal.

The League of Provinces of the Philippines is open to issuing ordinances for mandatory vaccination against COVID-19, its president Marinduque Governor Presbitero Velasco Jr. said on Wednesday.

He is in favor of making COVID-19 vaccination mandatory, especially for government workers, “there is just the legal issue”, Lacson said.

“I am just wondering why if its legal, why is it that there cannot be a national law to make it mandatory for everyone but the DILG (Department of the Interior and Local Government) is pushing for local ordinances or even executive orders,” he said.

Meanwhile, the provincial government is waiting for the green light from the national government to administer COVID-19 booster shots on health frontliners, senior citizens and persons with comorbidities, Lacson added.*

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