Ambassador Anke Reiffenstuel of the Federal Republic of Germany has assured Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental that they will get their share in the 1.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines donated by Germany to the Philippines in her visit on Oct. 15 in the city.

Reiffenstue expected this donation to help the country as well as Dumaguete City and the province to achieve herd immunity faster.

The ambassador paid a courtesy call on Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo to thank the local government for the facilitating the repatriation of German nationals during the imposition of community quarantine caused by the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

Remollo recognized the presence of a vibrant community of German expats in the city who have immersed themselves in the city’s culture and patronized local tourist sites and services.

Remollo gave the ambassador a miniature tricycle, the most common mode of transportation in the city, as a token of friendship and appreciation.

Vice-Mayor Karissa Tolentino-Maxino, councilors Lilani Ramon, Michael Bandal, Edgar Lentorio, Manuel Patrimonio, Liga ng mga Barangay Pres. Dionie Amores and department heads of the city government attended the ceremony welcoming the German envoy.