Velasco lauds Duterte admin, LGU's for successful 3-day national vaccine program

Published December 5, 2021, 11:59 AM

by Ben Rosario

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco lauded the national and local government units across the country for the successful conduct of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Days program dubbed as “Bayanihan, Bakunahan.”


Velasco, who led the House of Representatives in pursuing full legislative backing for the country’s national vaccination program, thanked the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte for conducting a comprehensive vaccination program.

At least 7.6 million Filipinos were vaccinated from November 29 to December 1.

“Extending the special three-day vaccination drive for two days or until Dec. 5 allowed more people to avail of the life-saving shots,” said Velasco in a statement on Saturday, Dec. 4.

“We thank President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and other government officials behind the campaign for having the foresight to launch such a brilliant initiative to further protect our citizens against the coronavirus and its emerging variants,” he said.

The House leader is confident that the Duterte government’s vaccination program will succeed in achieving its herd immunity target.

“The country’s vaccination campaign is already showing clear signs o success as the number of infections falling significantly in the past weeks. Despite this, we must strive to maintain the progress until we have inoculated enough Filipinos to get the pandemic under control,” Velasco said in a statement.

The Marinduque solon said: “We therefore continue to encourage all those eligible to take the offer of a vaccination, especially during the second run of the “Bayanihan, Bakunahan” on Dec. 15 to 17. Getting vaccinated is our best defense against the deadly coronavirus.”

According to him government has been doing its best to protect citizens from the dangers of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our government is doing all it can to protect its citizens, and it has successfully done so as we currently enjoy low infection rate, allowing us to experience relatively normal activities. We have enough stockpile of vaccines to provide for every Filipino, and more still on the way for booster shots,” he said.

“Let us keep the momentum going especially as we enter the most joyous season of the year. Let us protect ourselves and others by getting vaccinated. Let us all do our part in regaining our way of life before the pandemic,” Velasco said.