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We need vaccines, not guns, says former Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya

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In this time of a pandemic, people need vaccine shots, not shots from a gun, according to former Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya.

Andaya made the statement in a Facebook post as he questioned a plan to implement a Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) program in the province.

Under the program, local residents would be designated as reserve forces of the military.

This was in order to protect the citizens, but is also meant for private corporations, he said.

But according to him, there are more pressing problems that should be given attention, such as COVID 19 vaccination, the rising prices of goods, repairing infrastructure damaged by typhoons, and other programs to address the pandemic.

Officials should be focused on public service and not war, he said.

He asked Cam Sur residents to share their views on the matter.

Which shots would you rather have?

“Tutukan ini, mga ka-distrito!

Mayroong gustong ipatupad na Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) program sa probinsya natin. Layon nitong italaga ang mga lokal sa nasasakupang lugar na maging reserve forces ng AFP. Gagawin daw ito para protektahan ang mga mamamayan, pero para rin ‘to sa mga pribadong korporasyon.

Napakaraming problemang dapat mas bigyang pansin tulad ng vaccination, pagtaas ng presyo ng bilihin, pagsasa-ayos ng mga nasira nitong mga nakaraang bagyo, at iba pang mga programang makatutulong ngayong pandemya.

Tandaan, serbisyo at ‘di gera ang dapat pinaghahandaan.

Ano sa tingin niyo, mga ka-distrito, sa bagong resolusyong ‘to?

#AlagangAndaya,” Andaya posted.