Cebu Pacific (CEB) Thursday,  (April 29) delivered its first government-procured vaccine shipment of 500,000 doses of Sinovac  from Beijing, China to Manila.

The vaccine shipment, made in coordination with the Department of Health (DOH), arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) this morning at 7:18AM via 5J 671, a chartered A330 flight.

Photo shows (from left) Dr. Teddy Herbosa, Special Adviser to the NTF against COVID 19; Usec. Ma. Carolina Vidal-Taiño, DOH-Procurement and Supply Chain Management; Jose Laurente, Jr., Cebu Pacific Director, Cargo Sales; Michael Ivan Shau, Cebu Pacific Chief Operations Officer; Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the NTF against COVID-19; Usec. Robert Borje, Chief of Presidential Protocol and Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs; Alexandar Lao, Cebu Pacific Chief Strategy Officer; Marvin Cui, Cebu Pacific Director, Special Projects.

CEB immediately released the vaccines to the DOH upon arrival at the NAIA for distribution to various provinces in the archipelago in the coming days.

The airline is also supporting the local vaccine distribution initiative via its domestic network and expects to fly in more doses in the coming weeks.

To date, CEB  already transported more than 760,000 doses of vaccines.

About 264,000 doses were delivered to six key cities in the Philippines, from Bacolod, Cotabato, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban to Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga.

 “This (latest) delivery marks our first international vaccine shipment and we are grateful for the trust and confidence of the DOH,” stated CEB’s Chief Operations Officer Michael Ivan Shau.

“We remain steadfast in our commitment to support our country’s recovery efforts in every way possible,” he concluded.

Source: Manila Bulletin (