LOOK: Gov't officials hold a simulation exercise on what happens when the COVID-19 vaccine shipment arrives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport | LIVE bit.ly/3tIDqiG
Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire tells CNN Philippines that the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines may arrive on Feb. 13 or 14. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says the government is ready to roll out its vaccination program on Feb. 15

LOOK: In the simulation exercise, the COVID-19 vaccines are being loaded into a cold storage truck so it can be transported from NAIA in Pasay-Paranaque to the RITM in Muntinlupa
During the simulation exercise, the convoy of vehicles carrying the COVID-19 vaccines is being secured by the police on the way to RITM

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