Cebu Pacific continues to airlift much-needed COVID-19 vaccines to different cities in the Visayas and Mindanao, with a total of 91,200 doses safely delivered on April 14.
The vaccine deliveries were part of the government’s ongoing vaccination program that prioritize various groups across the country. Some 38,400 doses were sent to Tacloban, 28,800 to Cotabato and 24,000 to Zamboanga.
“This shipment of vaccines is the fourth that we’ve received from CEB and we appreciate the smooth transport because it helps us expedite our ongoing vaccination program in the city,” Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco said.
“With CEB’s regular flights to Cotabato, we in the government can efficiently act on and prioritize the national government’s recovery program,” added Cotabato City Mayor Frances Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi.
Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez added, “We are happy to be recipients of these life-saving vaccines, which arrive in great condition via CEB – these will help us reach more healthcare frontliners in our region.”
Upon delivery at the CEB Cargo Warehouse in Pasay, all vaccines are stored in refrigerated containers with the established temperature limit to ensure that they are preserved well.
“We do all we can to secure the optimal environment for vaccines while they are in our care. We look forward to carrying more of these safely to various parts of the Philippines, as we endeavor the success of this national collaboration,” said Alex Reyes, President and CEO of Cebgo.
CEB had transported 34,800 doses to Cotabato, along with 14,400 doses each to Tacloban and Zamboanga the week before. To date, CEB has already flown a total of 222,000 doses across the country since March 2021.