COVID-19 Crisis: 136,000+ Las Piñas residents vaccinated (as of June 14, 2021)

According to a news report by the Manila Bulletin, the local COVID-19 vaccination program of Las Piñas City has been picking up (citing Las Piñas City Representative and House Deputy Speaker Camille Villar) as over 136,000 residents have been vaccinated as of June 14, 2021. It should be noted that Representative Villar initiated an incentive program to encourage city residents to get vaccinated and the number of local residents vaccinated exceeded the 100,000 mark recently.

For relevance, watch this news video that involves Representative Villar and her program…

To put things in perspective, posted below is an excerpt from the Manila Bulletin’s report. Some parts in boldface…

Citing the latest data from the City Health Office, Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas City Camille Villar said the vaccination program in the city has continued to pick up.

Villar said that as of June 14, 136,733 of the city’s population have already received the jab. The city has a population of nearly 600,000, it was learned.

“We continue to encourage our kababayans to get themselves vaccinated to help protect them against COVID-19 and the threats of new variants,” said Villar.

The health office said there has been a 35.3% increase from the 101,059 total administered doses on June 8.

Further, 102,742 people have been vaccinated with a first dose, a 45.2% jump from 70,770 a week ago. Those vaccinated with the second dose rose by 12.2% to 33,991 from 30,289.

The local government started vaccinating economic frontliners or those under the A4 priority group last week as more vaccines are being deployed.

“These figures represent our relentless efforts toward reminding everyone about the positive effects of vaccination which gives full protection to everyone,” said the House leader.

Villar, who started a vaccine incentive program dubbed “May Bahay sa Bakuna” to boost inoculation rates within her constituency, also expressed gratitude to everyone who came forward in various vaccination sites which may have resulted in lower infection rates.

In other local developments, Robinsons Place Las Piñas along Alabang-Zapote Road became the city’s 18th vaccination site. Also the City Government announced a 4th method to help local residents get registered by means of using an app. See the visual references below.

Any Las Piñas resident who has yet to get registered for free COVID-19 vaccines can learn the ways (4 methods) by clicking here. Anyone who is ready and willing to register online can click bit.ly/LasPiñasVaccination

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are an unvaccinated Las Piñas resident, does Congresswoman Villar’s incentive program convince you to come out, get registered and line up for the free COVID-19 vaccine in your city? Are the house, consumable goods and motorcycles offered through said program very enticing to you personally? Knowing that a new method of registration is now in effect, does this encourage you to get registered?

If you are still unwilling to get vaccinated, what exactly are you afraid of? Do you have a phobia of needles? Did you hear too much about the potential side effects of the vaccines? Are you too scared to get out of your home because of COVID-19?

How exactly do you want your local officials to help you?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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COVID-19 Crisis: A4 patients vaccinated in Las Piñas City while newest vaccination site opens

The wave of vaccination of patients under the A4 category has reached Las Piñas City! According to a report by the Manila Bulletin, the City Government of Las Piñas received guidelines from the Department of Health (DOH) which paved the way to launch A4 vaccination locally. As with other cities in the National Capital Region (NCR), Las Piñas officially took part in the  launch event that took place on June 7. Not only that, a new COVID-19 vaccination has been established locally.

For the details, posted below is an excerpt from the Manila Bulletin’s report. Some parts in boldface…

The Las Pinas City government has started the inoculation of the A4 priority group or economic frontliners with the addition of a new vaccination site that will cater to around 300 people per day.

Vice-Mayor April Aguilar said the new vaccination site is located at The Village Square located along Concha Cruz Drive corner Alabang-Zapote Road, Las Pinas City. This is the 16th vaccination center in the city.

Aguilar said four more vaccination sites will open in the city.

She said the latest and biggest vaccination site that opened on June 2 was The Tent, Vista Global South in C5 Extension, that can cater to around 650 to 1,000 people a day.

The vice-mayor said the city government already received the guidelines from the Department of Health (DOH) on the vaccination of persons under the A4 category.

Aguilar said the city government has started sending text messages to residents under the A4 category on their schedule of vaccination.

The above report ended with Vice Mayor April Aguilar-Nery mentioning that the local vaccination of residents who were already pre-listed under the A4 category officially started on June 8 (Tuesday).

Las Piñas City Vice Mayor April Aguilar-Nery (standing left) observes the vaccination of a patient at the newest vaccination site at The Village Square Alabang. (source – City of Las Piñas City Facebook page)
This June 9, 2021 notice confirms that patients under categories A1 to A4 are being called for vaccination.

Any Las Piñas resident who has yet to get registered for free COVID-19 vaccines can learn the ways (3 methods) by clicking here. Anyone who is ready and willing to register online can click bit.ly/LasPiñasVaccination

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: When you registered before, could you remember if you selected the A4 category? Does the incentive program of Las Piñas City Representative Camille Villar motivate you enough to get registered and vaccinated successfully? Does the opening of the newest vaccination site at The Village Square sound encouraging to you personally?

If you were successfully vaccinated in Las Piñas, how long did the whole process take you? Was the entire process comfortable enough?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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COVID-19 Crisis: Las Piñas City joined NCR 8+ Virtual Commitment Ceremony and Symbolic Vaccination of A4

Yesterday the City Government of Las Piñas joined the NCR 8+ Virtual Commitment Ceremony and Symbolic Vaccination of A4 and it was Vice Mayor April Aguilar-Nery who participated officially online.

To put things in perspective, posted below is an excerpt (note: translated from Tagalog) from the City Government’s official Facebook page post regarding the matter. Some parts in boldface…

Las Piñas City Vice Mayor April Aguilar-Nery closely monitoring the virtual commitment ceremony online. (source – City of Las Piñas Facebook page)

The Las Pinas City Government, led by Vice Mayor April Aguilar, joined today in the NCR 8+ Virtual Commitment Ceremony and Symbolic Vaccination of A4. Vice Mayor April and other Metro Manila Mayors swore in and attended via Zoom.

Also present at the scene were DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello, PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Secretary Carlito Galvez, Secretary Vince Dizon where they all gave messages. The Chair of Senate Committee on Health and Demography Sen. also delivered a special message. Bong Go as well as DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III and the last is the message of Dear President Rodrigo R. Duterte for the people encouraging to get vaccinated and be safe.

Currently, the City Government is continuously conducting the master listing of A4 so that when the National Government issues guidelines, we will immediately vaccinate in the said category.

For clarification, A4 is the category pertaining to frontline personnel in essential sectors, including uniformed personnel according to the Department of Health (DOH). Previously, COVID-19 vaccination programs served patients categorized A1 (workers in frontline health services), A2 (all senior citizens) and A3 (persons with comorbidities).

More on the City of Las Piñas, it should be noted that the City Government, the barangays and other strategic partners have been working hard to have their constituents vaccinated for COVID-19 and help the unvaccinated citizens to come forward by registering for the free vaccines.

In recent times, the City Government launched a third way of helping people get registered, that over 80,000 residents have gotten vaccinated (first and second doses altogether), and those who got vaccinated can qualify to win prizes in a special raffle draw under the incentive program of Las Piñas City Representative Camille Villar. The City Government already announced that additional vaccination sites will be established.

More on the vaccination of patients under A4 category, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez stated that this development will boost the Philippines inoculation program as well as its economic recovery.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: Are you categorized as an A4 patient for COVID-19 vaccination? Have you checked with the local authorities about this matter?

For those living in Las Piñas, does this development encourage you to get registered and join the line for the free COVID-19 vaccines?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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COVID-19 Crisis: Over 80,000 Las Piñas City residents vaccinated

According to a recent news report by the Manila Bulletin, over eighty thousand residents of Las Piñas City got vaccinated for COVID-19. To be more specific, the official count was at 82,526 residents who received the first and second doses of the free vaccines. This was announced by the City Government of Las Piñas to the Manila Bulletin just as a brand-new vaccination site opened within the city lately.

To put things in perspective, posted below is an excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report which highlighted the new vaccination site. Some parts in boldface…

The Las Pinas City government’s biggest vaccination site located at The Tent, Vista Global South in C5 Extension, is now open to serve residents and can accommodate around 650 to 1,000 vaccinees a day.

Paul San Miguel, public Information chief, said the new vaccination site is an addition to the 14 existing centers that provide service to around 300 people a day.

San Miguel said the city government now has a total of 15 vaccination sites around the city and will add five more centers to speed-up the vaccination program of the city.

He also said the city government already vaccinated around 82,526 residents with the first and second doses against COVID-19.

The Las Pinas City government also emphasized the importance of vaccination in a Facebook post and reminded residents who have not been inoculated to register for it.

San Miguel said the city government is also giving free face masks to those who are given the vaccines in all vaccination centers.

Mayor Imelda Aguilar also urged city residents to observe the basic health protocols to stop the spread of the virus.

The above is really good news for city residents. The Tent along C5 Extension should help the many registered residents in terms of getting vaccinated in a more comfortable and more spacious place. The said new vaccination should also help somewhat in decongesting the traffic at the smaller vaccination sites around the city. For all other residents who have not yet registered, local registration for free COVID-19 vaccines in the city is still ongoing and the details as well as steps can be read right here.

For those who missed out on the recent Las Piñas City COVID-19 vaccination news, new vaccination sites are being established and residents who successfully got vaccinated can become eligible in a city raffle draw and have chances to win goods, motorcycles and a house-and-lot. There are certain requirements to qualify for the program and in order to get vaccinated, unvaccinated residents are welcome to register via the City Government’s online system at bit.ly/LasPiñasVaccination

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: What do you think of The Tent as the newest vaccination site in the city? Is the City Government working hard and fast enough to set up new vaccination sites? Does Representative Camille Villar’s incentive program convince you to come out, get registered and line up for the free COVID-19 vaccine in your city? Were you able to get vaccinated in an orderly and efficient manner?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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COVID-19 Crisis: Residents who get vaccinated in Las Piñas City can win goods, motorcycles and a brand-new house-and-lot through special incentive program

Good news for all those based in Las Piñas City! It has been reported through the media recently that Las Piñas City Representative Camille Villar launched a special program designed to entice city residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19 and get chances to win a new house-and-lot plus consumable goods and motorcycles. There are certain requirements to qualify for the program and in order to get vaccinated, unvaccinated residents are welcome to register via the City Government’s online system at bit.ly/LasPiñasVaccination

To start knowing the details, watch the interview of Congresswoman Villar in the news video below…

And below is an excerpt from the GMA Network news report. Some parts in boldface…

Residents of Las Piñas who have received COVID-19 vaccine could get a brand new house and lot as well as groceries and motorcycles.

The incentive program “May Bahay sa Bakuna: Bakunado Ka Na, May Bahay ka Pa” is open to all residents of the city who already received a single dose of any COVID-19 vaccine brand.

It was initiated by Las Piñas Representative Camille Villar to convince her constituents to get vaccinated.

“We want to reinforce the importance of getting vaccinated for people, their families, and the community. It will not only protect people but help our economy slowly recover,” Villar said in a press release.

“Through this effort, we also have a chance to increase awareness and confidence in vaccines,” she added.

Residents must be at least 18 years old to be able to join the program. Raffle tickets are available in all barangay halls for those who have already been vaccinated and in vaccination centers for those newly-inoculated.

The tickets may be dropped in barangay halls as well as in AllHome and AllDay supermarket branches in Las Piñas City.

Monthly draws will be held starting July 15 wherein 50 winners will be given “pangkabuhayan showcase” worth P5,000.

On the other hand, the grand draw will be on December 24 wherein the winner will get two motorcycles and a house and lot from Bria Homes.

Wow! Congresswoman Villar’s program sure has very attractive incentives! The economy has dampened a lot since the COVID-19 pandemic started in 2020 and so many people lost their jobs and income. The opportunities to gain house-and-lots and other goods through the program are not only valuable but will also prove to be helpful not only to the eventual winners but also helpful to the local society. Incentives aside, it is high time for people to overcome their fears and hesitation on vaccines.

From the Facebook page of Representative Camille Villar.

More on Las Piñas City, new and comfortable vaccination sites recently opened in cooperation with SM Southmall and SM Center LP. The City Government already announced that more vaccination sites will open soon.

For the newcomers reading this, get to know the ways to get registered by clicking right here. There are details and images with instructions included.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are an unvaccinated Las Piñas resident, does Congresswoman Villar’s incentive program convince you to come out, get registered and line up for the free COVID-19 vaccine in your city? Are the house, consumable goods and motorcycles offered through raffle very enticing to you personally? How many people in your local community are aware of Villar’s incentive program?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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Las Piñas River Drive Extension (AKA New River Drive) opened for motorists

After being formally opened a week ago, the Las Piñas River Drive’s extension (note: referred to as the New River Drive) made its presence through the local news media via the Manila Standard (May 6) and the Philippine Star (yesterday). The said new road was completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and its ribbon-cutting ceremony was done with the presence of Senator Cynthia Villar and Las Piñas Congresswoman Camille Villar and other officials.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the New River Drive led by Senator Cynthia Villar and Las Piñas Representative Camille Villar plus other varied officials. (source – Senator Cynthia Villar Facebook page)

So what exactly is this New River Drive? According to the May 4, 2021 post on Senator Villar’s Facebook page, the description is as follows (some parts in bold):

LAS PIÑAS RIVER DRIVE EXTENDED FURTHER

The new 850-meter River Drive traverses Verdant Subdivision to Naga Road via Verdant Acres in Bgy. Pamplona 3 to Vergonville Subdivision, St. Joseph Subdivision and Villa Isabelita in Brgy. Pulang Lupa Dos. The 640-meter River Drive in Casimiro will also be partially opened via Casimiro Village, Dela Cruz Compound and Batibot in Brgy. Pamplona 3. The completion of this project, which is still ongoing, will connect Casimiro Village to Zapote Road.

In the respective published reports of the Manila Standard and Philippine Star, Senator Villar stated that the new road and other road developments in the City of Las Piñas will entice investors and lure in investments. Through the Philippine Star report, the Senator expressed her thanks to the DPWH for addressing their concerns on traffic in the city through the River Drive project. According to Manila Standard’s report, the elderly Villar guaranteed that she will work closely with the City Government and the DPWH to ensure that traffic problems in the city will be resolved swiftly.

Senator Villar, Congresswoman Villar and other officials examined a stretch of the new road as they walked on it. (source – Senator Cynthia Villar Facebook page)

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you were able to drive along the 850-meter Las Piñas River Drive, how was the experience? Was the ride smooth? How much time did it take you to travel the entire 850-meter stretch?

In relation to the above questions, how was your experience driving along the Alabang-Zapote Road since the New River Drive opened?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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7th Las Piñas Food Festival all set for April 29 via Facebook

Even as people and businesses are still struggling with the ongoing COVID-19 (China Virus) pandemic, nothing will stop the celebration of cooking and gardening in the city of Las Piñas as Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance) formally announced that the 7th Las Piñas Food Festival will take place on April 29, 2021 (Thursday) at 10AM via Facebook.

With the theme of “Harvest of Our Garden Meals”, the 7th Las Piñas Food Festival will be composed of its standard competitions for cooking (with competitors representing the barangays) as well as urban gardening (with competing barangays that do have urban gardens of their own).

The official banner for the food festival this year. (source – Villar SIPAG Facebook page)

As Villar SIPAG’s announcement specifically mentions Facebook and does not mention any venue (physical location), it is understood that this event will be streamed live via the social network and most likely it won’t be a spectator nor a visitor-oriented event compared to the previous editions of the food festival. Very likely, the cooking contest will be held somewhere indoors where the contests, event organizers and camera operators can safely organize. We will find out very soon.

During my years as a journalist, I attended and covered the Las Piñas Food Festival a few times and each time it was held at the Villar SIPAG facility along C5 Extension Road. As there was no pandemic back then, visitors and customers were welcomed to watch the competitions and the award ceremonies on-site. Very notably, the food festival back then had a section where food vendors as well as stalls of ready-to-eat food were present and welcomed visitors to buy from them. There were also freshly cooked meals, desserts and beverages being sold to customers during those years.

The 7th Las Piñas Food Festival is presented by Senator Cynthia Villar and Congresswoman Camille Villar and supported by AllDay, AllHome, AllBank, First Metro, Island Gas, Mex, Tecnogas, Technik, Mushroomburger, Handelaar Corp., and Asia Brewery Inc. To watch the event live, visit https://www.facebook.com/VillarSIPAG

If you wish to react about the 7th Las Piñas Food Festival, please feel free to comment below or contact me directly online.

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