(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 24 September 2021) Easterlies affecting Luzon. Localized thunderstorms affecting Mindanao. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE OUTSIDE PAR AS OF 3:00 AM TODAY TROPICAL STORM MINDULLE (2116) LOCATION: 1,890 KM EAST OF SOUTHERN LUZON (14.2°N, 141.7°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 85 KM/H GUSTINESS: UP TO 105 KM/H MOVEMENT: WEST NORTHWEST AT 20 KM/H Caraga Region will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides due to severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from Northeast to Northwest will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas/(0.6 to 2.1 meters).



Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Consolacion, Cebu targets herd immunity by November 2021

MANILA - The municipal government of Consolacion in Cebu is targeting to reach herd immunity among its constituents before Christmas, Mayor Joyjoy Alegado bared on Wednesday during the Network Briefing News.

“Actually our team really has a target of November in reaching herd immunity with 2,000 jabs per day. If we could really achieve that we will be able to reach herd immunity before Christmas,” he told Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar.

To be able to attain this, the local government is already looking for more strategies to make the vaccine accessible to the people, noting that the number of people who are coming to the jab sites is dropping.

According to Mayor Alegado, they are studying the possibility of replicating the drive-thru vaccination sites currently done in Metro Manila. He also cited the ‘Bakuna Nights’ strategy for the benefit of the working class. He added that they will be starting with their barangay rollout this week.

“Maybe people do not want to travel anymore so we will be the ones going to the barangays and we will also be doing house-to-house vaccination among those who are bedridden individuals including their families,” he said.

He said that the said barangay and house-to-house rollout will be part of their information drive as well, since vaccine hesitancy remains a challenge for the LGU.

Mayor Alegado said that they are planning to incentivize the vaccination program in order to encourage other residents to get vaccinated.

We’re almost finished with those who have registered and that is still a meager amount, and we really need to add more people to get the jabs. With that, we are hoping that our numbers of vaccinated individuals will increase,” he said.

The local chief executive also expressed his gratitude to the national government for assisting their town during the pandemic and extending the programs and projects of President Duterte, especially the Build, Build, Build.

“We are very grateful here in Consolacion for all that our President has done for our country, most especially in this time of the pandemic. I know it’s not easy to handle such a huge problem being experienced by the whole world. But in spite that we were still able to save lives and more importantly, the economy is still alive,” he said