Senators agree to increase proposed budget for COVID-19 vaccines in 2021 budget — Sotto

MANILA, Philippines — Senators have agreed to increase the funding for the procurement, storage, and distribution of vaccines for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) under the proposed P4.5-trillion 2021 budget, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said Sunday.

Sotto, however, could not yet provide the specific amount agreed upon by the senators for the inoculation drive.

“Yes. I am not sure of the amount,” he said in a text message when asked to confirm if lawmakers from the Senate have agreed to increase the proposed funding for the vaccines.

INQUIRER.net is still seeking information from Senator Sonny Angara, chair of the Senate committee on finance, regarding the exact amoun…

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