- President Rodrigo Duterte is offering P10 million to any Filipino who can discover the vaccine for COVID-19
- This was announced by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
- Roque also mentioned that in addition to the reward, the President will also be giving a grant to the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital to develop the vaccine
- Harry Roque mentioned previously that the government is eyeing on extending the ECQ or implement a modified quarantine after April 30
President Rodrigo Duterte claimed about a week ago that the COVID-19 antibody cure is expected to roll out in May, although clinical trials on the said "cure" were still underway.
KAMI learned that the President is offering a reward of up to P10 million to any Filipino, who would be able to discover a vaccine against the deadly coronavirus.
"Inanunsyo po ng Pangulo na siya ay magbibigay ng pabuya hanggang P10 milyon sa kahit sinong Pilipino na makakadiskubre ng vaccine laban sa COVID-19," said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque during a virtual press briefing, as per ABS-CBN report.
In addition to the P10 million reward, it was also announced that the President would be giving UP-PGH a substantial grant to help them develop a vaccine against COVID-19.
As of now, different countries, scientists, including the Centers and Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization are racing to find a vaccine against the disease that has already infected more than 2 million people around the world.
In a previous report by KAMI, the President said that Filipinos should stop blaming China for the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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