COVID-19 Crisis: More senior citizens of Las Piñas City vaccinated with AstraZeneca

The City Government of Las Piñas confirmed that more of their local senior citizens got injected with the AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 (China Virus) recently at the designated vaccination sites at CAA Elementary School Main, Almanza Uno Covered Court, Pamplona Elementary School Central. No specific numbers were revealed, however.

For comparison, the April 1 launch of vaccinating local senior citizens resulted 300 who were injected with the same vaccine at the sites at Verdant Covered Court, Bambusteum Cover Court and Almanza Dos Covered Court.

Senior citizens waiting for their turn for AstraZeneca shots at a vaccination site. (source – City of Las Piñas Facebook page)

It is recalled that this past January, the City Government signed an agreement with AstraZeneca for the procurement of 300,000 doses of their vaccine. Within South Metro Manila, AstraZeneca also provides the same vaccine to the City Government of Muntinlupa (read this and this).

On the national level, it has been announced that the use of AstraZeneca vaccine on persons younger than sixty-years-old has been suspended. For insight, below is an excerpt from the Philippine News Agency (PNA) article…

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday adopted the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to temporarily suspend the use of AstraZeneca vaccines for individuals aged below 60 years old, following reports of rare cases of blood clots with low platelets detected in some individuals inoculated with the vaccine.

“We are aware of the recommendation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to list blood clots as very rare side effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine. While we have not seen such incidents in the country, the FDA has recommended to temporarily suspend the use of the vaccine for persons below 60 years old as we await results of the review being done by our local experts, as well as the official guidance of the WHO,” FDA Director General Rolando Enrique Domingo said in a news release.

Health authorities assured the public that experts are reviewing information related to this new development to craft appropriate recommendations on the vaccine’s use.

Meanwhile, Las Piñas citizens who wish to avail of COVID-19 vaccines are encouraged to get themselves registered with the City Government by means of digital method (QR code scanning, Google account to be used) or the manual method. For reference about Las Piñas vaccine registration, posted below are official images of instruction plus the list of vaccination sites in the city.

If you are a recipient of a COVID-19 vaccine in Las Piñas City and you wish to share to me your observations or complaints, please feel free to comment below. Thank you very much.

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COVID-19 Crisis: Additional checkpoints in Metro Manila for ECQ (until April 4, 2021)

Are you having trouble moving around Metro Manila during this period of ECQ (Enhanced Community Quarantine) that’s supposed to end on April 4, 2021? Were you able to study and use the S-PaSS system?

Be aware that today, additional checkpoints (AKA quarantine control points) have been added in Metro Manila.

Below is an excerpt from yesterday’s article published through Philippine News Agency’s (PNA) website. For clarity, locations of the checkpoints are in bold.

National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) Chief, Maj. Gen. Vicente Danao, Jr., said the checkpoints are implemented at Susana Heights Tollgate; Alabang Tollgate; Filinvest Tollgate; Sucat Tollgate; Bicutan Tollgate; Skyway Entry; Nichols Tollgate; and Balon Bato, Balintawak, Quezon City.

Danao said apart from these control points, about 929 other checkpoints are manned by some 7,876 personnel in highly visible areas but these are “less restrictive”, which means it is mainly for anti-criminality, anti-terrorism, and dragnet operations.

He said under ECQ, police manning checkpoints restrict the movement of persons not allowed outside their homes and facilitate the movement of authorized persons outside of residence (APORs) and essential goods and services.

For those living in the South Metro Manila cities of Muntinlupa, Las Piñas and Parañaque, the tollgates of Susana Heights, Alabang, Filinvest, Sucat and Bicutan should be familiar because all of them are accessed through the Skyway and the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). I find it weird that the PNA report did not even mention the said highways.

Knowing this, I encourage you all to check the ECQ requirements for travel (note: if you still have your quarantine pass or QP, bring it with you) and study using S-PaSS (note: City Government of Las Piñas encouraged motorists to use it).

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COVID-19 Crisis: Almost 2,000 healthcare workers in Las Piñas vaccinated

According to a news report published by the Manila Bulletin recently, the City Government of Las Piñas announced that almost two thousand medical and health frontliners got vaccinated since their local vaccination program launched on March 9, 2021.

Below is an excerpt for the more specific details as reported by Manila Bulletin…

The Las Piñas City government reported that 1,982 medical and health frontliners from different hospitals, public and private, in the city had already vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The city government started its vaccination rollout on March 9 with the theme “Ligtas na Las Pinero, Lahat Bakunado” at the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, one of the city’s identified vaccination sites.

Medical and healthcare workers of the University of Perpetual Help Medical Center were inoculated with China-made Sinovac vaccines at the start of the vaccination rollout.

Mayor Imelda Aguilar said that frontline employees of the UPMC on March 15 were inoculated with AstraZeneca vaccines.

The mayor also confirmed that with regards to the Sinovac vaccines, the City Government received over 1,200 doses of it from the National Government and were immediately used to inoculate frontliners. As reported before, the City Government’s goal is to vaccinate all city residents who in turn can get themselves registered.

Before the vaccination officially started, a simulation was held at the vaccination site at Las Piñas Elementary School Central, P. Diego Cera, Barangay Elias Aldana. On March 9, at the vaccination site at the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (UPHSD) Gymnasium, in Barangay Pamplona Tres, Vice Mayor April Aguilar-Nery and other local officials attended and observed the launch of the vaccination rollout.

Image from the March 9, 2021 vaccine rollout.

How can local residents get registered for the vaccine?

In accordance to what was established, each family will be given profiling forms to be filled up. The steps for manual registration are as follows:

1. Make sure that all the requested details in the form are answered.

2. Submit the understood forms to your barangay / Homeowner’s Association (HOA).

3. Include one (1) 2 x2 size ID photo and photocopy of any government issued ID with address.

As for online registration, the steps are as follows:

1. Scan the QR Code or go to bit.ly/LasPiñasVaccination in your web browser.

2. Log in using your GOOGLE ACCOUNT

3. Answer the questions and make sure your details are correct.

4. Attach a scanned copy / photo of your valid ID or proof of residence.

For updates about the city, visit https://www.facebook.com/cityoflaspinasofficial

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The above information was sourced from the City Government of Las Piñas and Manila Bulletin.

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House of Lasagna to open new branch in BF Homes this March!

Are you fond of delicious lasagna and dining along Aguirre Avenue inside BF Homes Subdivision, Parañaque City with your friends or family members? Well, you will be happy to learn that popular lasagna maker and restaurant chain House of Lasagana announced recently via social media that it will open a brand new branch in BF Homes this coming March!

The big announcement from the Facebook page of House of Lasagna.

Their Facebook announcement goes as follows: To our House of Lasagna family in the south, we heard you!!! We are finally opening a branch near you all to serve you better! We are beyond excited to bring fresher and hotter lasagnas into every home in the south! Delivery is way faster too! We can’t wait for opening day when we can all welcome you into our HOUSE in the SOUTH. We are located along Aguirre Ave. BF Homes Paranaque. See you all very soon!

For the newcomers reading this, House of Lasagna is an Italian inspired restaurant chain that first started in 2009 in the City of San Juan, established by Chef Erick Congmon. Since then, House of Lasagana expanded around Metro Manila and I personally enjoyed a delicious meal at their SM MOA branch back in 2018.

Back to the south, opening a restaurant in BF Homes brings House of Lasagna closer to the residents and food enthusiasts of South Metro Manila given the fact that the subdivision itself is connected with not only Parañaque but also with the cities of Muntinlupa and Las Piñas. Imagine how many people living in the varied villages of Alabang, BF Resort, Barangay BF Homes and other nearby populated zones would come into BF Homes for House of Lasagna which has already established its credibility of serving very delicious food that are well cooked.

In line with its business name, House of Lasagna has a fine selection of lasagnas that customers can choose from based on their taste such as beef lasagna, chicken lasagna, three-cheese lasagna, vegetable lasagna, pesto lasagna and others.

I personally recommend their beef lasagna which is of top-notch quality! Last Christmas, a friend of mine gifted me and my family with one whole beef lasagna of House of Lasagna delivered by motorcycle. I can share to you all reading this that each bite I had of the beef lasagna really tasted good and the pasta used is smooth yet firm to chew on. It was so tasty, condiments were not necessary anymore.

This is the beef lasagna of House of Lasagna that was delivered to our home last Christmas thanks to a very generous friend of mine.
A close look at my first serving of House of Lasagna’s beef lasagna.

Other than lasagna, they also sell southern-style fried chicken, spaghetti and meatballs, creamy pesto and chicken wings to name some. As if that was not enough, House of Lasagna also offers cakes and pastries!

Now that you know the news about House of Lasagna BF Homes branch, I encourage you to share this article and details to other food enthusiasts you know. On my end, once House of Lasagna announces the exact date as to when their BF Homes branch will open, I will update you all.

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Las Piñas City at Work – January 22, 2021

Here are the recent developments related to the public service the City Government of Las Piñas has been doing.

Yesterday at City Hall, the City Government led by Mayor Imelda Aguilar and Vice-Mayor April Aguilar-Nerry formally turned over two thousand five hundred (2,500) hygiene kits to the officials of the Federation of Senior Citizens Association of Las Piñas which is under the supervision of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) chief Junet Barilla.

Mayor Imelda Aguilar talking to the guests carrying hygiene kits. (source – City of Las Piñas Facebook page)
In the middle of picture-taking. (source – City of Las Piñas Facebook page)

The hygiene kits will be distributed to all the presidents or officials of Barangay Association of Senior Citizens in the city. In turn, the said kits will then be distributed to the senior citizens in their respective communities.

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Las Piñas City Police Force at Work – December 29, 2020

The Las Piñas City Police Department continues to serve the local constituents by means of securing places, implementing rules and helping those who need assistance. Check out these recent media releases and pay close attention to the details written.

On December 28, 2020, elements of LCPS with personnel of Talon Sub Station under the supervision or PMAJ LEO GLENN CALABIO,Talon Sub station Commander,and under the leadership of PCOL RODEL A PASTOR, COP of Las Piñas City Police Station conducted Establishment Visitation, and Police Visibility likewise,strictly implemented social distancing and mandatory wearing of face mask and remind health protocols to the public to include the presence of police in the area as part of visibilty patrol. (source – Las Piñas City Police Department)
On December 28, 2020, personnel under the supervision of PLT JAMEL B RINANDANG OIC, SCAS thru the leadership of PCOL RODEL A PASTOR COP conducted Food Assistance, Feeding Program to LPCPS detainees. (source – Las Piñas City Police Department)
On December 28, 2020, elements of Talon Sub-Station utilizing MC 111under the supervision of PMAJ LEO GLENN T CALABIO, Talon Sub-Station Commander, through the strong leadership of PCOL RODEL A PASTOR, COP of Las Piñas City Police Station, conducted Oplan Sita at said address. Likewise, strict implementation of protocols and guidelines under general community quarantine. (source – Las Piñas City Police Department)

If you are in Las Piñas City and you need the help of the local police, call 85516401 or visit https://www.facebook.com/pcrstation4/

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Las Piñas City Police Force at Work – December 15, 2020

The Las Piñas City Police Department continues to serve the local constituents by means of securing places, implementing rules and helping those who need assistance. Check out these recent media releases and pay close attention to the details written.

On December 14, 2020, SCAS personnel under the supervision of PLT JAMEL B RINANDANG C, SCAS/PIO through the strong leadership of PCOL RODEL A PASTOR, COP LPCPS conducted Ugnayan with Gladys Lutero, Brgy. Coordinator, Brgy. Elias Aldana. This is regarding the scheduled Donation of Relief Goods Giving on December 17, 2020 to the less fortunate communities of this city. (source – Las Piñas City Police Department)
On December 14, 2020, elements of Pilar Sub Station under the supervision or PMAJ JOYLENE A BULAN sub stn Commander,and under the leadership of PCOL RODEL A PASTOR, COP of Las Piñas City Police Station conducted, Dialogue/ UGNAYAN/ Visitation, at SM SOUTHMALL CRS Office reiteration on IATF Guidelines is strictly implemented, that no minors, senior citizens and other vulnerable individuals are not allowed to enter the malls, during this pandemic, to include the presence of police in the area as part of visibility patrol. (source – Las Piñas City Police Department)
On December 14, 2020, elements of Pamplona Police Sub-Station together with Barangay Tanod of Pamplona Dos under the supervision of PMAJ JOEL P GOMEZ through the strong leadership of PCOL RODEL A PASTOR, COP of Las Piñas City Police Station conducted Oplan Galugad on the above said location. This activity is being conducted to prevent untoward incidents and security measures to negate criminality within area. (source – Las Piñas City Police Department)

If you are in Las Piñas City and you need the help of the local police, call 85516401 or visit https://www.facebook.com/pcrstation4/

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Las Piñas City Police Force at Work – November 18, 2020

The Las Piñas City Police Department continues to serve the local constituents by means of securing places, implementing rules and helping those who need assistance. Check out these recent media releases and pay close attention to the details written.

November 17, 2020 at Barangay Talon 4, elements of LCPS with personnel of Talon Sub Station Utilizing MC 112 Hilux under the supervision or PMAJ LEO GLENN CALABIO, talon sub stn Commander,and under the leadership of PCOL RODEL A PASTOR, COP of Las Piñas City Police Station conducted, UGNAYAN likewise strictly implemented social distancing and mandatory wearing of face mask and remind health protocols to the public to include the presence of police in the area as part of visibility patrol. (source – Las Piñas City Police Department)
On November 17, 2020 at Barangay Talon 5, elements of Talon Sub-Station utilizing MC 112 under the supervision of PMAJ LEO GLENN T CALABIO, Sub-Station Commander through the strong leadership of PCOL RODEL A PASTOR, COP of Las Piñas City Police Station, conducted OPLANSITA at said address. Likewise, strict implementation of protocols and guidelines under general community quarantine. (source – Las Piñas City Police Department)
On November 17, 2020, elements of Swat on board mobile car 4433 under the supervision of PLT JUANITO ACIERTO VERGARA JR. , C,SWAT, through the strong leadership of PCOL RODEL A PASTOR, COP of Las Piñas CPS, conducted Police Visibility patrol/Visitation of establishment and strict implementation of Social Distancing and Mandatory Wearing of Facemask at Brgy Pamplona Tres Area, Las Piñas City (source – Las Piñas City Police Department)
On November 17, 2020, personnel of Talon Sub-Station personnel together with one Brgy Tanod of Brgy Talon 1, using MC 112 under the supervision of PMAJ LEO GLENN CALABIO, Talon Sub-Station Commander, and through the strong leadership of PCOL RODEL A PASTOR, Chief Of Police, Las Piñas City Police Station, conducted Oplan Galugad and Strict Implementation of City Ordinance. (source – Las Piñas City Police Department)

If you are in Las Piñas City and you need the help of the local police, call 85516401 or visit https://www.facebook.com/pcrstation4/

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Las Piñas City Police Force at Work – October 19, 2020

The Las Piñas City Police Department continues to serve the local constituents by means of securing places, implementing rules and helping those who need assistance. Check out these recent media releases and pay close attention to the details written.

On October 17, 2020, personnel under the supervision of PLT JAMEL B RINANDANG, C, SCAS through the strong leadership of PCOL RODEL A PASTOR, COP of Las Piñas City Police Station conducted Ugnayan/Dialogue/Lecture with Hon. Romualda C Villalon, Barangay Chairwoman of Barangay Pamplona Dos re: Strict Implementation of Social Distancing and Mandatory Wearing of Face Mask and reiterated health protocols to the public. (source – Las Piñas City Police Department)
On October 17, 2020, LPCPS extended their helping hands by sharing some relief goods to indigent families and who are very much in need of such assistance. (source – Las Piñas City Police Department)
On October 17, 2020, personnel of Zapote Sub Station under the supervision of PMAJ JOYLENE A BULAN, Zapote SS Commander through the strong leadership of PLTCOL YAHYA B YUSOP , OIC while conducting Simultaneous Enhance Managing Police Operation (SEMPO) and Implementation of General Community Quarantine, suspect were chance upon playing cara y cruz at Basa Compd, Zapote,e and during the arrest recovered from the suspects pieces of evidence. (source – Las Piñas City Police Department)

If you are in Las Piñas City and you need the help of the local police, call 85516401 or visit https://www.facebook.com/pcrstation4/

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Las Piñas City Police Force at Work – October 14, 2020

The Las Piñas City Police Department continues to serve the local constituents by means of securing places, implementing rules and helping those who need assistance. Check out these recent media releases and pay close attention to the details written.

On October 13, 2020, elements of Sub Station6 led PLT DAVID B UNCIANO and four (4) others under the strong leadership of PCOL RODEL A PASTOR, COP Piñas City Police conducted Checkpoint. (source – Las Piñas City Police Department)
On October 13, 2020, joint Operation of Elements of WSS led by PEMS Jay Joseph de Guzman together with Two (2) others and elements of Southern NCR MARPSTA led by PCPT PRIMITIVO R CAÑETE JR. with three (3) others under the supervision of PLTCOL YAHYA B. YUSUP OIC, City Police Station together with PMaj JOSE A ANAZ, ACOPO, Las Piñas City Police Station arrested an a suspect at Camara Avenue, Happyville Subd., Talon 4 , Las Piñas City who has a pending Warrant of Arrest issued by Hon. Judge Karen S. Canullas-Armada of Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 123, Las Piñas City, Docketed under Crim. Case No. 76479 dated August 28, 2020 with bail reccomended of Php 10,000.00. (source – Las Piñas City Police Department)
On October 13, 2020, personnel of Sub-Station 2 under the supervision of PMAJ JOEL P GOMEZ, SS-2 Commander through the strong leadership of PLTCOL YAHYA B YUSUP, OIC of Las Piñas City Police Station conducted Oplan Galugad and Strict implementation of Social Distancing and Mandatory Wearing of Face Mask and remind health protocols to the public to include the presence of police in the area as part of visibility patrol. (source – Las Piñas City Police Department)

If you are in Las Piñas City and you need the help of the local police, call 85516401 or visit https://www.facebook.com/pcrstation4/

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