This city’s vaccination program includes a free house, motorcycles, groceries, and cash

Published June 20, 2021, 8:00 PM

by Manila Bulletin

To encourage its citizens to get jabbed, Las Piñas, which has seen a spike in vaccination rates, is giving away prizes

(Las Piñas PIO)

To get vaccinated is a reward unto itself at a time when vaccine supply is still low, but the City of Las Piñas, in an effort to encourage its citizens to get jabbed, has upped their game with a program called “May Bahay sa Bakuna,” spearheaded by Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar.  The promotion, “May Bahay sa Bakuna: Bakunado Ka Na, May Bahay Ka Pa,” will run until Dec. 15, open to all residents of the city who have received a single dose of any vaccine brand.

“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, reiterating the position of health experts that vaccination is safe and essential to helping end the pandemic.

According to the district representative, the initiative is expected to encourage her constituents to get immunized, adding that they are eyeing a high vaccination rate when vaccine doses become available in most parts of the country. “Through this effort, we also have a chance to increase awareness and confidence in vaccines,” she added.

More than 135,000 residents in Las Piñas have received vaccines that will give them protection against COVID-19 as the city’s vaccination program continues to pick up. As June 14, 136,733 of the city’s population have already received the jab.

Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar

“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 latest data from the City Health Office saw a 35.3 percent 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 percent jump from 70,770 a week ago. Those vaccinated with the second dose rose by 12.2 percent 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.

According to the most recent survey by the Social Weather Stations, only three out of 10 Filipinos want themselves vaccinated.

(Las Piñas PIO)

To qualify for the raffle, residents must be at least 18 years old. Raffle tickets are available at all

barangay halls for those who have already been vaccinated and in vaccination centers for newly

vaccinated, properly filled numbered tickets must be dropped at barangay halls, AllHome, and AllDay Supermarket branches within Las Piñas. Monthly draws starting July 15 will be conducted and 50 winners will be given “pangkabuhayan showcase” worth P5,000. Grand draw will be on Dec. 15, 2021 and each participant will get a chance to win either of two motorcycles or a house and lot from Bria Homes. 

Meanwhile, The Tent at Vista Global South, a 3,800-square-meter tent venue located on C5 Extension, has been converted into a mega vaccination facility. It is one of the largest vaccination sites in Metro Manila, which can accommodate more than 2,000 vaccine recipients daily. Other vaccination sites include CAA Elementary School Main, Las Piñas Elementary School Central, Gatchalian Covered Court, Pamplona Elementary School Central, Verdant Covered Court, Golden Acres Covered Court, Bambusetum Covered Court BFRV, San Antonio Covered Court, Almanza Uno Covered Court, T.S. Cruz Covered Court, SM Southmall, SM Center, University of Perpetual Help System Dalta Gymnasium, Las Piñas Doctors Hospital, Village Square, and Robinsons Las Piñas.