CLMA lauds Lazatin’s COVID-19 response

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Bongabon, Nueva Ecija – The Central Luzon Media Association (CLMA) has recognized the blended vaccination scheme of Angeles City Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr. which resulted to the achievement of herd immunity in the city.

CLMA President Carmela Reyes-Estrope has awarded a plaque to Mayor Lazatin for having successfully launched the “Vaccination on Wheels” or “Ronda Bakuna” and “Sundo Bakuna.”

“Ronda Bakuna” uses mobile clinics that visit barangays to vaccinate families while “Sundo Bakuna” ferries residents in bigger barangays using six Philippine Rabbit buses to be vaccinated at the City College of Angeles (CCA) and Angeles City National High School (ACNHS).

Some 265,533 had already been fully vaccinated while 322,660 had already received their first dose. Another 1,037 had already received booster shots. The city has a population of 462,928.

The CLMA plaque read: Gawad pagkilala iginagawad kay Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. dahil sa hindi matatawarang mahusay, tapat at maalab na pag ganap sa kanyang tungkulin sa buong panahon ng pandemya dahilan upang magtagumpay laban sa COVID-19 partikular ang pagsulong ng “Vaccination on Wheels.”

DILG Secretary Eduardo Ano earlier said that Angeles City has already achieved herd immunity. The city had been reporting zero cases since November.

The new CLMA officers for 2021-2023 are as follows: Carmela Reyes-Estrope, President (Philippine Daily Inquirer); Rogie Pangilinan (Brigada FM), EVP; Jude Briones, VP for Print; Jordan Ilustre, VP for Broadcast; Lalaine Samulede Santos, Secretary/Business Manager; Eloisa Samonte-Silverio, Treasurer; Fred Fausto, Auditor; Lito Ochotorena, Chief Marshall; Richard Serquina, Asst. Chief Marshall; Bonifacio Dacayanan, Secretary General; and Alma Ochotorena, Ombudsman.