MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a master of delegation.
He has designated his Spokesperson, Harry Roque, to debate with former Justice Antonio Carpio, after the latter accepted the President’s challenge for a “one-on-one” to discuss the West Philippine Sea issue with China.
Now, after receiving flak from his decision to be vaccinated with Sinopharm which has not yet received emergency use authorization from his own FDA, Duterte has again designated Roque to receive the second dose of the said vaccine.
Duterte had earlier said that the Philippines will return the 1,000 doses (minus the one he had already been inoculated with) of the Sinopharm vaccine donated by China.
This means only 998 doses will be returned since Duterte had already received one dose. Duterte will hold on to a second dose to be used by his designee, Roque.