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Bag-ong Lapsasan heightens COVID-19 awareness, info drives

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–Providing relevant information to mobilize residents for social action, especially on COVID-19 and environmental care, Barangay Lapasan reaches out to their constituents via Bag-ong Lapasan Facebook page.

“Everyday gasige ta og pag-rekorida ug pag-inform sad sa atong social media sa Facebook sa Bag-ong Lapasan, sa atong account, nga magpabakuna gayud ug ato sang gipaningkamutan ang mga katawhan kay para mawala ang ilang mga kahadlok,” Barangay Chair Julito Ogsimer said in CORDS-X Podcast with Communications Sec. Martin Andanar, October 2. 

(We do the recorida everyday and we inform the residents on the importance of availing the vaccination against COVID-19 through our Facebook account, Bag-ong Lapasan. We do this so people will no longer be afraid of availing the vaccine)

In boosting efforts to combat COVID-19, Barangay Lapasan established the Task Force Daltans that will monitor the compliance of the health protocols. Barangay tanod together with the personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) are also monitoring the area, especially in the quarantine control points. 

Ogsimer said they really check on the barangay exit pass, QR code, and identification card (ID) of those who go outside of their residence. 

“Para gyud mamonitor nato’g lain-lain og asa sila gikan na mga kabarangayan atong makontrolar ug mamonitor kay panahon og simbako mga carrier sila, so ato sila dayong ma-trace og asa sila dapit nagagikan nga mga barangay,” the barangay chair added.

(So we can really monitor the movement of the people and where they come from. This is essential in easy contact tracing if ever they are carriers of the virus)

Aside from COVID-19 updates, Ogsimer said they also utilize social media to encourage participation among residents on environmental care. Cleanup drive schedules are also posted in the page to urge cooperation of the people with the city and barangay leaders. 

He further added that they always prioritize cleaning up their area including the coastal area under the barangay’s jurisdiction. 

With the current pandemic, Ogsimer urged the residents to always wear a face mask and face shield, observe social distancing, and avail the government’s free vaccination against COVID-19 so everyone can go back to normal even on their regular cleanup drives. (RTP/PIA-10)

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