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PRESS RELEASE
MAY 26, 2021
PR-21-05-041  
 

Suspect in Bakuna for Sale Turned Over to Authorities

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benhur Abalos and Mandaluyong City Mayor Menchie Abalos turned over to authorities today the suspect in the alleged online selling of government-procured COVID-19 vaccines in Mandaluyong City.

The suspect, identified as Kyle Bonifacio, 22, was turned over to Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for proper investigation.

Chairman Abalos said Bonifacio, accompanied by his parents, voluntarily surrendered to them.

Mayor Abalos said Bonifacio’s father, a barangay kagawad in Mandaluyong City, called her up last night and volunteered to surrender his son.

“Kyle's parents were surprised when authorities went to their house and started to investigate on their son. The father decided to surrender his son to us,” said Mayor Abalos.

Chairman Abalos said they consider the case solved and will leave the full investigation to the PNP and NBI for the appropriate filing of charges.

“We will see to it that justice is served,” said Chairman Abalos, warning the public that selling and buying of COVID-19 vaccines is illegal.

He also urged the public to report incidents of selling of vaccine slots to the authorities.

“Individuals who offer vaccine slots for a fee and those who will buy the vaccine slots may be charged.”

He said Metro Manila mayors are set to meet tonight to start discussing pressing matters such as community quarantine status, curfew hours, among others.

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Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benhur Abalos and Mandaluyong City Mayor Menchie Abalos turned over to the Philippine National Police (PNP) and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) today the suspect in the alleged online selling of government-procured COVID-19 vaccines in Mandaluyong City.

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