Baka manalo sa bakuna! Camille Villar’s house, lot raffle boosts vax statistics in Las Pinas by 205%
By Billy Begas
The number of fully vaccinated individuals in Las Piñas has increased by 205%, a month after Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar launched the May Bahay sa Bakuna incentive program.
As of July 15, 100,535 individuals have had their two vaccine doses, compared with 32,971 fully vaccinated last June 14.
“I am so happy and overwhelmed by the response of my kababayans on this program as we ensure to get as many people as possible to get vaccinated,” said Villar.
A total of 313,045 individuals have received their COVID-19 vaccines, with 212,510 got their first dose.
Villar also noted an increase in the vaccination sign-ups since the launch of the program.
“We are promoting this program not just as a way to incentivize people but also to prevent a surge in cases brought about by low vaccine turnout,” Villar added.
Residents of Las Piñas who received at least one jab in December will get a chance to win a house and lot worth P1.5 million. There are also a number of consolation prizes including two brand new motorcycles.
The city government is also giving away grocery items every month for vaccinated residents.
Las Piñas also ranked second among 17 local government units in Metro Manila with a vaccine utilization rate of 95.74% just behind Pasay City.