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Bacolod Mayor Joining Signing For Vaccine Donation Drive

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia will participate in the virtual ceremonial signing of a private sector donation of COVID-19 vaccines to the national government, spearheaded by the Office of the Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship, tomorrow [Jan. 14].

The event is the Wave 2 ceremonial signing of vaccine donations, dubbed, “A Dose of Hope,” to be led by Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Jose Ma. “Joey” Concepcion and National Task Force Against COVID-19 and Vaccine Czar Carlito Galvez.

The Office of the Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship is spearheading the “A Dose of Hope,” with the Wave 1 featuring the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine donations from the public and private sector.

Leonardia, who is also the national president of the League of Cities of the Philippines, was invited to deliver a special message.

Also invited are mayors of various local government units (LGUs) who have secured vaccine doses for their respective communities.

For Bacolod, Leonardia had announced last week that they will allocate an initial budget of P300 million for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines.

Leonardia also announced today [Jan. 13] that Bacolod is getting 650,000 AstraZeneca doses to start off the City’s vaccination program.

This means that as per CNN reports, Bacolod is in the Top 5 cities nationwide along with Davao, Quezon, Makati, and Manila in terms of vaccine availment, the mayor added. (news and photo by BCPIO)

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