Sobejana asks troops to support, trust gov’t vaccination drive

AFP Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana
Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana (Photo courtesy of Philippine Army Facebook Page)

DAVAO CITY – The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (CSAFP) Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana urged military personnel to show strong support and trust to the government’s vaccination drive.

Sobejana who led the symbolic vaccination against the COVID-19 to medical health frontliners assigned in the AFP General Headquarters, Tuesday morning said the rollout is the start of many more positive actions from the administration to combat the deadly disease.

“As the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and in full confidence of our government’s pursuit of promoting the interests for our people; I urge our troops to wholeheartedly support our government’s vaccination program. Let us collectively show our strong resolve of support and trust to this very decisive initiative,” he said in a statement sent to News Fort.

The “BIDA BAKUNATION” program seeks to bring immense benefits that the people need in order to restore normalcy in the country. It puts across the important message of protecting and preserving Filipino lives against the pandemic.

“We in the AFP significantly figure in today’s symbolic vaccination program. We stand alongside our colleagues from the national agencies and local government units in a show of might and resolve in support of the National Vaccine Deployment Program,” Sobejana said.

He said the vaccination program also reassures the effectiveness of the vaccine, which is fully backed by expert and professional advice from esteemed health practitioners of the country.

The top military official thanked the national government and the persevering team that tirelessly worked hard to bring the much-needed vaccines.

“With the ongoing vaccine distribution and the attendant inoculation of our frontliners, the days ahead certainly look positive. These coming days bode well for all of us for we will certainly rise above the challenge,” Sobejana said.