in Featured Articles, Photo Releases, VP's Day on Aug 23, 2021
Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday afternoon, August 22, visited the Vaccine Express - Pasig site at Manggahan High School to personally thank the doctors, nurses and medical students who volunteered for the initiative.
This rollout, a collaboration between the Office of the Vice President and the City Government of Pasig, catered to the A5 category, or those who fall under the “most vulnerable and indigent population.”
This was made possible with the help of doctors, nurses, and medical students from various universities who volunteered for the initiative, as well as OVP’s Angat Buhay...
in Featured Articles, Photo Releases, VP's Day on Aug 12, 2021
The Office of Vice President Leni Robredo and the Quezon City Government, led by Mayor Joy Belmonte, launched on Thursday, August 12, 2021, Vaccine Express - Quezon City at the Robinsons Novaliches Open Parking.
The two-day vaccination initiative is open for jeepney and tricycle operators and drivers, as well as delivery riders. This is part of OVP's continuing efforts to provide support to local government units in further expanding their vaccination drives. The office has previously brought the initiative to the City of Manila and the cities of Naga and Iriga in Camarines Sur—also in partnership with their LGUs.
For Vaccine Express - Quezon City, operators, drivers and delivery riders are pre-registered with the local government, and will each receive a post-vaccination care kit, a P500 gift check for groceries, and various products courtesy of OVP’s Angat Buhay partners.
The initiative is also made possible by the generosity of private sector partners—Robinsons Novaliches, UBE Express, Puregold Price Club Inc., Integrated Waste Mgt., Inc.; Smart Communications, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Ramesh Trading Corporation, Equilibrium and Curve Collaborators, Pioneer Adhesives, Fruitas Holdings Incorporated, Mate Mate, and other Angat Buhay partners—as well as by some 400 volunteer doctors, nurses and medical students.
Also assisting the OVP and Quezon City LGU are members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ 525th Engineer Combat Battalion, 51st Engineer Brigade, and the city’s Task Force Disiplina. (Photo by Jay Ganzon / OVP)
in Featured Articles, Photo Releases, VP's Day on Aug 05, 2021
Vice President Leni Robredo met Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to the Philippines and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, the Most Reverend Archbishop Charles John Brown, when he paid a courtesy visit on Thursday, August 5, 2021. Brown was appointed by Pope Francis as the Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to the Philippines in September 2020. (Photo by Jay Ganzon / OVP)
in Featured Articles, Photo Releases, VP's Day on Jun 22, 2021
Vice President Leni Robredo’s office, in partnership with the City Government of Manila under the leadership of Mayor Isko Moreno, rolled out its two-day Vaccine Express on Tuesday, June 22, to bring vaccination to target sectors and communities.
The Vaccine Express aims to make vaccination accessible for economic frontliners who belong to the A4 priority group. For its initial run, the initiative will inoculate tricycle, pedicab, and delivery riders with vaccines provided by the Manila City LGU.
VP Leni and Mayor Isko personally visited the city’s first drive-through vaccination site, held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) activity grounds in Malate, Manila.
This was made possible through the OVP and Manila City LGU’s cooperation with CCP, UBE Express, and SMART, Inc. The OVP also partnered with Seaoil Philippines and Shell Philippines in giving free P500 gas cards to drivers and riders who availed of the vaccination service. Hundreds of doctors and nurses—some of whom already joined the OVP’s free teleconsultation services Bayanihan e-Konsulta—also responded to the OVP’s call and volunteered as screeners and vaccinators. Medical students from various schools also took part in the vaccination drive.
As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, the OVP Vaccine Express has vaccinated more than 1,500 individuals. (Photos by Charlie Villegas / OVP)
in Featured Articles, Photo Releases, VP's Day on Feb 11, 2021
Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, led the launch of the BAHAYanihan initiative in Lupi, Camarines Sur, which aims to build houses for families there who were affected by the recent typhoons.
Angat Buhay Village - Lupi will rise at the relocation site identified by the municipal government. The project targets to construct 119 houses.
LGU officials, led by Mayor Lilian Matamorosa, and the residents have turned emotional over the initiative, which aims to bring to safer grounds the families living in the danger zone along Poblacion Riverbanks, who have been repeatedly displaced by typhoons that struck Bicol in the past years.
This particular BAHAYanihan initiative is a collaboration of OVP with the local government of Lupi and the University of Nueva Caceres. It is funded through the donation drive launched by OVP’s Angat Buhay partner, Kaya Natin Movement. Resident-beneficiaries are part of construction efforts.
This is the third Angat Buhay Village site, which includes Marawi City (for residents displaced by the Marawi Siege) and Guinobatan, Albay (for families displaced by Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses). The OVP is also looking to support more communities through the BAHAYanihan initiative.
*(Photos by Charlie Villegas / OVP)*