Mayor Carmelo Resumes Anti-Polio Drive In Angeles City

Mayor Carmelo Resumes Anti-Polio Drive In Angeles City

Spotlight

GSIS To Release Php3.3B In Christmas Cash Gift To Pensioners Starting Dec 1

Good news! GSIS announced that it will start to release a total of Php3.3 billion in Christmas cash gift to a total of 330,496 old-age and disability pensioners starting December 1.

Igniting The Future Of Filipino Youth Through Education

EDC continues to uphold its mission to elevate the lives of its partner communities through various education initiatives.

Violence Against Children At Home During Pandemic – Save The Children Research Reveals

A recent report by Save the Children revealed that "the more household income that has been lost owing to COVID-19, the higher the reporting of violence in the home by both children and parents/ caregivers."

Save The Children Philippines Launches “E-Regalo Sa Mga Bata”

For every Php 10,000 raised through E-Regalo sa mga Bata, Save the Children will provide learning kits and life-saving essentials to 20 children.

The city government here, together with the Department of Health (DOH), started on Monday a house-to-house administration of free polio vaccine to children aged 0-4 years old.

Mayor Carmelo Lazatin, Jr. cited the importance of the anti-polio vaccination program to ensure the welfare of children who are susceptible to viruses and diseases.

Lazatin also helped in giving the oral vaccine under the Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio (SPKP) program to some toddlers in Barangays Virgen Delos Remedios, Ninoy Aquino, and San Jose.

He was assisted by City Health Officer Dr. Verona Guevarra, Nurse Supervisor Evelinda Mariano, Gender and Development Officer Mina Cabiles, and representatives from the DOH, World Health Organization (WHO), and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

“We will administer a house-to-house vaccination to more than 50,000 kids in the city. I have instructed Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel to coordinate with the barangay health workers (BHWs) to conduct a survey in the city’s 33 villages to identify children who will be receiving the free polio vaccine,” Lazatin said.

The mayor said the vaccination of other children from city’s 33 barangays will follow suit.

“Huwag po kayong mag-alala, para po ito sa kalusugan at kapakanan ng mga batang Angeleño. Hinihikayat ko po ang mga magulang na pabakunahan niyo po ang inyong mga anak na may edad na 11 buwan hanggang apat na taong gulang. Libre lang po ito (Do not worry. This is for the health and welfare of the Angeleño children. I am encouraging the parents to vaccinate their children aged 11 months up to four years old. This is free),” Lazatin said in a statement.

“Let us help one another by raising awareness on how to safeguard our health and welfare,” he added.

Angeles City is among the areas in Central Luzon that will conduct the synchronized polio immunization for Round 1, Phase 1 from July 20 to August 2, this year. Other areas are Nueva Ecija, Aurora, and City of San Jose Del Monte in Bulacan.

For Round 1, Phase 2 from Aug. 3-16, included are the provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales.

Under Round 2 from Sept. 7-20, the whole of Central Luzon will be covered.

DOH Regional Director Cessar Cassion earlier said the campaign aims to boost immunization against polio by giving doses of monovalent oral polio vaccine type 2 (mOPV2) to all children under five years of age, (0-59 months old), regardless of their immunization status.

To ensure interruption of polio virus transmission, Cassion said at least two successive rounds of SPKP will be done, each with an aim of at least 95-percent coverage to ensure no child is left behind.

Cassion said the mOPV2 vaccine is pre-qualified by the WHO, safe, and with no concerns for overdosage.

He likewise appealed for the participation of the parents/caregivers, health workers, barangay officials, and local government units for the implementation of a quality campaign to successfully end the polio outbreak.

The first positive case of polio in Central Luzon that was reported last Feb. 15 brought the total number of cases in the country to 17 since an outbreak was declared in September 2019. (PNA)

Beauty Queens Turn Over Donations For ‘Ulysses’ Victims To AFP

Miss Chinatown beauties and candidates from Mrs. Universe Philippines turned over their donations for the victims of Typhoon Ulysses during their visit to the AFP general headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo.

Malabon, Navotas Spared From Flooding Due To Pumping Stations: SMC

Despite the recent onslaught of two typhoons, Malabon and Navotas reported no major flooding incidents.

Hino, J&T Express Forge Partnership; Add Delivery Trucks Amid Rising Consumer Demands

To help meet the rising demand of parcel delivery across the country, Hino Motors Philippines recently turned over 7 units of Hino 300 series to J&T Express Philippines.

Manila Youth Officials Build Free Bike Repair Stations

A bicycle repair station was put up by the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) of Barangay 870 in Pandacan, Manila to help bikers free of charge.

Mati City Remains ‘ASF-Free’

Mati City in Davao Oriental remains free from the African swine fever (ASF) even while its neighboring provinces are registering infections.

Introducing KinKo – Telling The Stories Of Pets And Their People

Let your pets support local too! Check out KinKo in Instagram and Facebook for 100% locally-crafted and sourced products!

2 ‘Unbanked’ Lanao Del Sur Towns To Get ATMs

By December 3, the towns of Malabang and Balabagan in Lanao del Sur will have their first-ever three automated teller machines (ATMs).

DA Assures Stable Supply Of Fish Amid Typhoons

The Department of Agriculture has assured stable supply of fish until year end despite the series of typhoons that hit the fisheries sector.

14 Aspiring Housemates Head To Manila As “PBB” Opens House Soon

Handa ka na bang makilala ang mga susunod na housemates ni Kuya?

Great Deals On Mobile And Broadband Await At The Gift Love, On The Globe myBusiness Shop

As a way to help SMEs rebuild in time for the holiday season, Globe myBusiness is currently holding the Gift Love, Gift Local Online sale until November 30, 2020.