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Duque ‘failed’ to submit documents needed for Pfizer vaccine deal – Lacson
By: Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ
INQUIRER.net / 11:06 PM December 16, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines would have secured the delivery of 10 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines as early as January next year had Health Secretary Francisco Duque III  worked on the documentary requirements needed for the deal.

This was according to Senator Panfilo Lacson, who was able to talk to Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Romualdez about the official who “dropped the ball” on the Pfizer vaccine deal.

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines would have secured the delivery of 10 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines as early as January next year had Health Secretary Francisco Duque III  worked on the documentary requirements needed for the deal.

This was according to Senator Panfilo Lacson, who was able to talk to Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Romualdez about the official who “dropped the ball” on the Pfizer vaccine deal.

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No Pfizer guarantee of 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine for PH – Duque
By: Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ
INQUIRER.net / 11:56 AM December 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — US pharmaceutical firm Pfizer never promised to provide the Philippine government with 10 million doses of its coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) upon the signing of a Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA) between the two parties, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Thursday.

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Amb. Romualdez says he may be partly to blame for botched Pfizer deal
By: Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ
INQUIRER.net / 11:29 AM December 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez said Sunday that perhaps he is partly to blame for the botched deal with US drugmaker Pfizer on the procurement of 10 million vaccines for the coronavirus disease 2019.

In an interview with DZBB, Romualdez said he should have called Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to immediately sign the Confidentiality Disclosure Agreement (CDA) with the pharmaceutical firm.

“Sinasabi ko nga, maybe I can share the blame kung ano ang nangyari. Dapat nga tinawagan ko na mismo si Sec. Duque,” he said.

(I am saying, maybe I can share the blame on what happened. I should have called Sec. Duque directly.)

“Dapat sana tinawagan ko, pwede ko sabihin, ‘Secretary, kailangan na natin pirmahan muna ‘yan para at least pwede natin masabi,’” he added.

(I should have called him and said, “Secretary, we should sign the document immediately.”)

Earlier, Senator Panfilo Lacson revealed that the country could have secured the delivery of 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer as early as January next year if Duque had immediately worked on the CDA.

Lacson dropped the name of Duque following a tweet from Foreign Affairs Secretary Locsin, who said that he and Romualdez had arranged for the delivery of the vaccines with the help of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Duque, however, denied he did not act quick enough for the signing of the CDA. He explained that it was only on September 24 that the Department of Health (DOH) was informed that it would be the signatory for the document.

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