Negros town folk get 3 kilos of rice for COVID jabs

Published June 21, 2021, 4:03 PM

by Glazyl Masculino

FREE RICE FOR COVID JABS – Residents of Moises Padilla in Negros Occidental get three kilos of rice as they receive the COVID-19 vaccine Monday, June 21. (Moises Padilla LGU)
BACOLOD CITY – The municipality of Moises Padilla in Negros Occidental is enticing residents to get inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine by giving them three kilos of rice.

Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo said residents who were vaccinated Monday, June 21, received three kilos of rice from the local government. “This means three kilos of rice per person in a household,” she added.

The Moises Padilla mayor said they did this in order to reach their 70 percent target among the population to receive the COVID-19 shots.

Yulo said that residents might be hesitant to get the vaccine as she and her family tested positive for COVID-19 after they were inoculated.

She also said they had difficulty conducting information dissemination as eight of its 15 barangays are mountain barangays.

Despite these challenges, Yulo said they will continue to think of other ways to encourage more residents to be vaccinated, so that “we will all be safe.”