By Marisol Bo-oc | 02:42 PM March 24, 2021
Three local chief executives in Bohol province were inoculated against COVID-19, skipping the vaccine priority line.
They were San Miguel Mayor Virgilio Mendez, Lila Mayor Mayor Arturo “Jed” Piollo II and Alicia Mayor Victoriano Torres III.
Most announcements were made through their own Facebook page or their local government’s social media pages.
Mendez was the first local chief executive in the province to be injected with the coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday, March 17.
“I am a Municipal Mayor, a senior citizen and i believe in vaccination. Lead by example,” Mendez said in his official Facebook page.
Piollo and Torres were vaccinated last Monday, March 22.
“Got my 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine together with my friends barangay captains of Barangay Cabatang, Progreso, Cayacay, Untaga, and Napo,” Torres said in a Facebook post on Monday, which includes photos of him being injected with a still unidentified vaccine.
Malacanang Palace said medical frontliners should be the only group to get Covid-19 shots for now.
The Department of Health said some 336,656 medical frontliners nationwide have been vaccinated as of March 20.