- DILG has previously asked for an explanation from both the mayor of Parañaque and actor Mark Anthony Fernandez regarding the latter's COVID-19 vaccination
- Mayor Edwin Olivarez explained they have finished inoculating their medical workers and has proceeded to vaccinate the elderly and people with comorbidities to which the hypertensive actor belonged to
- According to the actor, he did not violate the law in getting a vaccination as he has hypertension and he was on a quick substitution list
- However, DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing said that the said vaccination was legally and morally wrong
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III was interviewed on ABS-CBN's Teleradyo where he called Mark Anthony Fernandez' COVID-19 vaccination "legally and morally" wrong.
KAMI learned that actor Mark Anthony Fernandez was recently questioned for having been vaccinated against COVID-19 as only frontliners are being vaccinated as of now.
The actor was vaccinated in Parañaque city, which is why Mayor Edwin Olivarez had to explain why the actor was vaccinated before frontliners. According to an article by Rappler, Mayor Olivarez said that the inoculation for their city's frontliners are already done so they have proceeded to vaccinate the elderly and those with comorbidities.
In a text message he sent to ABS-CBN, Fernandez said that he did not violate the law in getting a vaccination as he has hypertension and further explained that he was on a quick substitution list and was vaccinated after some frontliners did not appear for their inoculation.
However, the DILG Undersecretary explained that the actor's excuse was not valid and that his vaccination was not in compliance with the law.
“"Hindi pa rin po. 'Yung unang excuse nila na nasa quick substitution list. Kung ikaw ay A1 (health worker), A1 pa rin ang substitutes."
"Kahit saang anggulo, legally and morally, mali."
Mark Anthony Lacsamana Fernandez is a Filipino actor. He is the son of actor star Rudy Fernandez and actress-politician Alma Moreno. His breakout roles in the movies include Pare Ko, Mangarap Ka and Matimbang Pa sa Dugo which featured him as a lead star. In 1996, he received Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor nominations for the 3 aforementioned movies he did.
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KAMI previously reported that Mark has addressed the issue regarding his COVID-19 vaccination in a text message he sent to ABS-CBN. The actor revealed that he has a co-morbidity which made him eligible to get inoculated.
Mark Anthony Fernandez also appeared in a video conference to promote his new movie "Biyernes Santo" along with the rest of the cast. The cast noticed that the actor seems more handsome than ever and noticed that he was looking particularly trim and fit.
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