A simultaneous simulation exercise and rollout of Sinovac Vaccines will be held in 10 villages in Bacolod tomorrow, Friday, 19 March 2021 from 8 am to 12 noon.
The Bacolod City PIO said the following are the 10 : village 4, gymnasium of the Andres Bonifacio Elementary School; village 39, at the gymnasium; Alijis village, gymnasium; Banago, and Banago Elementary School gym; Granada, gymnasium; Handumanan, gymnasium;
Mansilingan, Mansilingan Agro-Industrial High School Gym; Pahanocoy, gymnasium; Punta Taytay, gymnasium; Taculing, Gonzaga gymnasium.
Meanwhile, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia revealed that interior and local government Usec. Epimaco Densing has called him to informing that the National Inter Agency Task Force has just approved the request to classify Local Chief Executives (LCEs) among the priorities for vaccination.
This would include 1,634 Provincial Governors, City and Municipal Mayors as well as 42,046 Barangay Captains all over the country.
LCEs will be classified as essential workers under Category A4.
“We salute Undersecretary Densing for the very quick response because it was only last Saturday (13 March), during his visit to Bacolod, when as National President of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP), I appealed to him to elevate this matter to the NIATF,” the mayor said in a statement given to the media.
The rationale, among others, is that the LCEs are in reality also frontliners in the fight against Covid19. The exposure and risks they encounter on a day-to-day basis as they serve their constituents are also very high.
“(Silay) Mayor Mark Golez of Silay City was with me and he likewise pushed for this proposition,” Leonardia said, adding, “Councilor Renecito Novero, who was with us then, also batted for inclusion of other levels of elected officials.”