The Philippines formally signed a tripartite agreement with the private sector to procure 2.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from British-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca during a virtual signing ceremony today, November 27, 2020 attended by more than 30 companies including some of the big names in the private sector.
The vaccines will benefit some 1.5 million Filipinos and all parties are hopeful it will be delivered to the Philippines by middle of 2021 after all clinical trials.
Shown in photo below are (from left) Presidential Adviser Jose Ma. “Joey” Concepcion III, vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez, Jr., and Lotis Ramin, country president of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Philippines Inc.
Among the donors include International Container Terminal Services Inc., BDO Unibank, First Philippine Holdings Corp., Go Negosyo, LT Group Inc., San Miguel Corp., Metro Pacific Investments Corp., Universal Leaf Philippines Inc., LBC Express Holdings Inc., Udenna Corp., GT Capital Holdings Inc., Wilcon Depot Inc., Ayala Healthcare Holdings Inc., Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Golden ABC Inc., Mercury Drug Corp., Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Yazaki-Torres Manufacturing Inc., Bounty Fresh Food Inc., RFM, Concepcion Industries, Jollibee Foods Corp., Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce Philippines Inc., Philippine Transmarine Carriers Inc., Magsaysay Maritime Corp., Nova Group, Alliance Global Inc., JG Summit Holdings Inc., Philippine Franchise Association, Double Dragon/MerryMart, Filinvest Development Corp., Lotis Shoppe, Century Properties Group, Bench, CDO, Mercedez Benz, Rustan’s, Megaworld, and SEAOIL Philippines.
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