- President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he is raising the reward for any Filipino who can discover a vaccine against COVID-19
- President Duterte said that the bounty was increased from P10 million to P50 million
- He also hinted that it could reach up to P100 million, depending on the situation
- Duterte mentioned that once a vaccine is discovered and proven to be effective, he will immediately lift the enhanced community quarantine
President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Friday that he increased the reward to any Filipino that could discover or develop a vaccine against COVID-19.
KAMI learned that from P10 million, the bounty is now at P50 million.
In a report by the Inquirer (authored by Darryl John Esguerra), President Duterte said that the reward could reach to P100 million if he becomes “happy” by the time of the discovery.
"I am raising the bounty to P50 million because it is a collegial thing," Duterte said.
“Baka sa ligaya ko another P50 million. Kung maligaya ako masyado e di P100 (million), puro kayo milyonaryo. Huwag kayo mahiya tanggapin,” he added.
As reported by the Philippine Star, President Duterte mentioned that as soon as the vaccine is discovered and out for public use, he would immediately lift the community quarantine.
“Sa oras lalabas ang vaccine, i-lift ko kaagad, wala nang seremonya, 'wag na kayo maghintay,” Duterte mentioned.
KAMI previously reported that President Duterte announced the extension of enhanced community quarantine over high-risk areas including Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and CALABARZON.
The entire Luzon was placed on enhanced community quarantine on March 17, 2020, to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in the Philippines.
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