CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–The city’s senior citizens were asked to register for their senior citizens identification (ID) card before or on January 27 so they can be included in the city’s vaccine rollout program, the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) said, January 19.
“Seniors—those aged 60 years old and above are among those to be prioritized for vaccination. Even then, they are also classified into categories such as those with co-morbidities and so on. And we need to profile all of them for the city’s database (of target recipients),” CSWDO Executive Overseer Michael Christopher Fabello said.
During the Tuesday edition of the Ang CDO Karon program, Fabello said both their office and the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs are calling on all the city’s seniors regardless of economic status to register for their ID card.
“We need to profile and include their names in City Hall´s database so they can be certified actual city residents and their condition can be monitored,” Fabello said.
Seniors can register online at http://cswd.cagayandeoro.gov.ph and the website will explain the registration process. “They can ask their grandchildren or children who are tech proficient to assist them in the registration. For those unable to do this, the senior federation and barangay officials in their respective barangays will help them,” Fabello addedc.
Councilor Joyleen Mercedes ‘Girlie’ Balaba, who chairs the City Council’s social services committee, also called on the city’s seniors to register since only the national government is authorized to procure and distribute the vaccines to them.
“Through our committee we are giving not only relief assistance but also livelihood to those hard hit (by the COVID-19 pandemic),” Balaba said. (CIO/PIA10)