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Eleazar: Tubuan sana ng kunsiyensiya ang jab fixers

June 29, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 234 views
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The top cop in a huddle with Journal Group’s ace reporters Alfred Dalizon, Paul Gutierrez, Jun Legaspi, Marlon Purificacion, Francis Naguit, Gil Aman. Not in photo is Bernard Galang. Photo by JON-JON REYES

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief, General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar on Tuesday ordered the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) to look into the illegal operations of “fixers” who seek payment from people desperate to get vaccinated right away by having their schedules moved up.

The PNP chief gave the order to PNP-CIDG director, Major Gen. Albert Ignatius D. Ferro after Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto disclosed that two fixers were caught asking fees in exchange for COVID-19 shots ahead of those scheduled under the Pasig City’s vaccination program.

“I am directing the CIDG to investigate this scheme of vaccination schedule fixers in the different local government units. Maaaring hindi lang sa Pasig nangyayari ang ganitong modus at dapat ay matuldukan agad ito. We will closely coordinate with our LGUs to prevent the proliferation of this modus,” Gen. Eleazar said.

The PNP chief said it is saddening that some unscrupulous persons are taking advantage of the pandemic to earn fast bucks.

“Sa kabila ng pandemya, talagang hindi mawawala ang mga taong mapagsamantala at pagkakakitaan ang kagustuhan ng mga tao na agad na mabakunahan. Mga walang kaluluwa ang mga taong gumagawa ng ganito na alam namang libre at talagang kailangang-kailangan ng ating mga kababayan ang bakuna kontra COVID-19 ay nagagawa pa pagkaperahan,” he said.

“Tubuan naman sana ng kunsiyensiya ang mga fixers na ito at maawa sa ating mga kababayan. Marami ang nagnanais magpabakuna pero nararapat pa din sundin natin ang priority list sa pagpapabakuna. May dahilan po kung bakit sila priority sa listahan,” he added.

Gen. Eleazar also appealed to the public to avoid falling prey to the scheme and urged them to just patiently wait for their scheduled vaccination.

“Huwag po tayong kumagat at magpaloko sa ganitong modus. Uulitin ko na libre ang buong proseso ng pagpapabakuna, kailangan lang po natin hintayin ang ating schedule o ‘di kaya ay pumila sa mga vaccination centers ng mga LGU na bukas sa mga walk-in,” he said and added, “Tandaan natin na walang manloloko kung walang magpapaloko.”

“Ginagawa na po ng ating pamahalaan ang lahat ng paraan para mapabilis pa ang pagpapabakuna at maabot natin sa lalong madaling panahon ang herd immunity,” the PNP chief said.

Gen. Eleazar further urged the public to immediately report to authorities or through the different E-Sumbong platforms any information they might have on vaccination schedule fixers.

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