Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said the national government should give incentives and improve information dissemination to help address coronavirus vaccine hesitancy among Filipinos.
The Ilocano politiko made the suggestion in a Facebook post on Wednesday, June 23, after President Rodrigo Duterte said those who refuse to get vaccinated will be arrested. This is despite the absence of a law allowing such type of arrest.
“Huwag nating sayangin ang kakaunting bakuna na mayroon tayo. Ilang libo na ba ang naitapon dahil na-expire na lang nang di nabubuksan, samantalang may mga taong ilang buwan nang nakaabang para maturukan,” said Marcos.
“We need to incentivize; make the process easier and faster for the people; and double up on the information campaign to fight all these fake news going around about vaccines,” he added.