COVID VACCINATION. Ryan Mark Molina (2nd from right), executive vice president of STI West Negros University and president of the Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural Educational Association (NOPSSCEA), and Bro. Kenneth Martinez, president and chancellor of the University of St. La Salle (1st from left) meet with Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) executive director Em Ang and other officials at the Bacolod City Government Center Thursday [Jan. 28] to signify the willingness of the private schools in Bacolod to be one of the first sectors to undergo vaccination for COVID-19.
Martinez said that through the vaccine, they aim to “restore vitality in their schools and ensure their viability during these challenging times.”
Martinez, supported by other leaders of Private Higher Education Institutions, submitted a position letter to Leonardia to include the private schools in the prioritization of the vaccines.
Molina added that the management of the private schools expressed support and have volunteered its facilities for government’s use in the implementation of the program.
Also joining the meeting are Secretary to the Mayor Atty. Edward Joseph Cuansing, City Legal Officer Atty. Joselito Bayatan, and OIC-City Health Officer Dr. Edwin Miraflor.
Also present are EOC deputies for medical Dr. Chris Sorongon and Dr. Anna Ma. Laarni Pornan, and Contact Tracing cluster head Dr. Rosalie Deocampo.*/CITY PIO