Galvez given ‘snappy salute’ at end of Senate’s hearing on vaccines

Published January 22, 2021, 6:24 PM

by Mario Casayuran

The three-day Senate Committee of the Whole public hearing on the government’s vaccination program ended this afternoon with vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. given a snappy salute.

Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19 (NTF AGAINST COVID-19 / MANILA BULLETIN)

 ‘’He is an extraordinarily decent person. He is an epitome of a true officer and a gentleman,’’ Senator Panfilo M. Lacson said.   

 ‘’I am proud and honored to have graduated from the same institution (Philippine Military Academy) where he graduated.  I would like to tell him my snappy salute,’’ he added.

 Lacson, chairman of the Senate national defense committee,  earlier revealed that he received last Tuesday a message from Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong ‘’relaying Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr.’s request for a meeting to apologize personally for the things he mentioned about me in his presentation during the T3 Zoom meeting last week – which I mentioned in my manifestation during the Senate Committee of the Whole hearing last January 15.’’