Former National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales (left) with Bishop Ruperto Santos fieldingmedia questions after the blessing of the Santuario Diocesano dela Sagrada Familia. Photo by Ernie Esconde
ORANI, Bataan — Former National Security Adviser Norberto “Norbie” Gonzales on Monday saw nothing wrong in the vaccination against the coronavirus disease of some members of the Presidential Security Group, but that it should have been made secret.
“Ang hindi maganda lang doon ay kung bakit naging publiko, kasi ang security ng Presidente ay importante yon lahat ng nakapaikot sa kanya. Isa sa mga precautions talaga yon para matiyak na ligtas ang Presidente,” pointed out Gonzales, also a former Secretary of National Defense.
He said that the President should not be guarded by those who will cause infections on him.
“Ang mahirap lang politically hindi maganda yon malaman ng taong-bayan. Dapat sana sinekreto na lang. Dapat sila-sila na lang. Napakasamang marinig ng mga kababayan natin, maisip na may nauuna,” he said.
“Pero sa nakakaintindi, importante yan sa nakapaikot sa Pangulo. Kung may vaccination, dapat mabakunahan sila para masigurong safety Pangulo natin,” Gonzales emphasized.
He said that with what happened, there are so many interpretations.
Gonzales was interviewed at the sidelines of the blessing of the 1.7-hectare Santuario Diocesano dela Sagrada Familia in Barangay Tala, Orani, Bataan that he and his family donated to the Diocese of Balanga.