Treñas wants portion of donated Sinovac vaccines


Mayor Jerry Treñas thinks that Iloilo City should also have a share of the first batch of China’s Sinovac vaccine.

“If it is available to other cities, Iloilo should also be a part of that because we are also part of the country,” Treñas said during the city’s second vaccine simulation exercise.

On Monday, the national government officially rolled out its vaccination program, with the arrival of 600,000 CoronaVac doses from China. Medical frontliners in Metro Manila were the first to receive the jabs. (

Treñas said he contacted the Department of Health to seek for 2,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines for frontliners in the city.

While he sought for allocation of the Sinovac vaccines for frontliners, the mayor clarified that the vaccination will not be mandatory.