MANILA, Philippines — There was no violation of the anti-graft law when members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) got inoculated with donated COVID-19 vaccines as these were only “tokens” without “much value,” Malacaang said Tuesday.
“Ako po’y abogado. Hindi po ‘yan absolute. ‘Yung mga tokens po pinapayagan naman lalo na kung panahon ng Pasko,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in an online briefing when asked if there was any violation of the anti-graft law in accepting the COVID-19 vaccines.
(I am a lawyer. That’s not absolute. Tokens are allowed especially during Christmastime.)
“Puwede pong tumanggap ng to…