(SDN) — It appears that Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro is made of a sterner moral stuff.
News reports carried by https://tribune.net.ph written by reporter-columnist Neil Alcober showed the chief executive of Marikina City declined to be vaccinated, or at least rescheduled it, because of the shortage of vaccines.
Teodoro told the Daily Tribune journalist that he wanted the priority groups, frontline workers and the vulnerable citizens of the city to get the vaccine first before he’ll get his.
“Not this time yet,” was Teodoro’s reply to Neil’s text message.
Neil reported that there are other mayors in Metro Manila who did not get the vaccine either, among them Mayor Carmelita “Menchie” Abalos of Mandaluyong City and Mayor Francis Zamora of San Juan City.
Meanwhile, Mayor Isko Moreno of the City of Manila immediately grabbed the opportunity.
Earlier, President Rodrigo R. Duterte allowed the vaccination of local government executives in critical areas, apparently meaning areas being swamped by Covid-19 infections.
As of April 5, 2021, per Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the Philippines has a total cases of 803,393 after the addition of 8,347 new infections. The country has suffered 13,435 fatalities as of the same date.
As this developed, the OCTA Research Group has projected the ballooning of the coronavirus cases in the Philippines to one million by the next month of May 2021.
Scary too much already. (✓)
Featured photo of Mayor Marcy Teodoro with police front-liners credit to Marikina City Hall.