Malacañang Golf (MALAGO) Clubhouse, Malacañang Park, Manila
May 3, 2021

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte received his first dose of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine administered by Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III at the Malacañang Golf (MALAGO) Clubhouse in Malacañang Park, Manila.

The President has been inoculated with the vaccine made by China’s state-owned pharmaceutical company, Sinopharm. According to Senator Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go, the said vaccine brand was the one approved by the Chief Executive’s physician.

In February this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a ‘compassionate use’ license for the administration of Sinopharm vaccines to the Presidential Security Group (PSG).