THE Taguig City local government brought its coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination bus to the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) tower last Friday for the inoculation of PSE employees and other building personnel.

“[The] inoculation event will certainly boost investor confidence, which is the fuel that drives the stock market. We will reopen the Trading Floor shortly given that our employees have been vaccinated and are now protected from the virus,” PSE President and Chief Executive Officer Ramon S. Monzon said in a statement.

Other officials present last Friday were Senator Pia S. Cayetano, Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua, Vaccine Czar Carlito Galvez, Jr., National Task Force Against COVID-19 Special Advisor Teodoro J. Herbosa, Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano, and Taguig City Vice-Mayor Ricardo Cruz, Jr.

The exchange’s employees are part of the country’s A4 priority group or the economic frontliners.

Mr. Chua was the first to receive a dose at the vaccination bus at the PSE Tower last Friday, where a total of 206 individuals got vaccinated.

This includes 135 PSE employees, 28 building tenants, and 43 building personnel.

“The inclusion of private sector employees or economic frontliners among the priority groups for inoculation is a major step in the reopening of the economy,” Mr. Monzon said. — Keren Concepcion G. Valmonte