Allocate funds for Covid-19 vaccine, Capiz LGUs told

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The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Capiz urged all local government units (LGUs), including the city government of Roxas, to allot funds for the procurement of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccines as they become available.

Capiz has a total of 16 municipalities; Roxas City is its capital.

The Provincial Board recently passed Resolution No. 383-2020 requesting the LGUs to earmark a portion of their 2021 budget for the vaccines “to be used by their constituents.” (

Vice Governor James Magbanua, the SP presiding officer, said earmarking a budget for the Covid-9 vaccine must be a priority.

The resolution was sponsored by SP member Esteban Jose Conteras, a medical doctor.

The vaccine may be quite expensive and ordinary Capiznons may not be able to afford it, the SP members explained.