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Security force backs Lanao Sur’s intensive vax drive

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur (PIA)–With the commencement of national vaccination days in the province of Lanao del Sur, the security sector conveyed it is backing the efforts of the local government and the teams in the front line of the intensive immunization against coronavirus disease (COVID)-19. 

Philippine Army’s 103rd Infantry “Haribon” Brigade Commander BGen. Jose Maria Cuerpo stressed that they are supporting the health sector and the whole government to safely carry out their mission as they strive for the nation’s recovery from the pandemic which caused major disruption in personal, economic, and social lives.

“Panahon na na maging katulong at katuwang tayo sa ating bayan sa pagiging isang bayani by having vaccinated today and the next days to come upang maiwan natin sa ating mga anak at mga apo ang isang healthy, safe at magandang kinabukasan sa ating bayan,” he said. 

[It is time to aid and assist our country in being a hero by having vaccinated today and the next days to come so that we can leave to our children and grandchildren a healthy, safe and wonderful future.]

Cuerpo firmly believed that with COVID-19 immunization, the pandemic will be concluded with the normalcy of lives restored.

Meanwhile, Lanao del Sur Provincial Police Office (PPO) Director PCol. Christopher Panapan underscored the vaccination drive as a sacrifice of each one, which is why all citizens must be united to attain herd immunity.

“This problem is not only a problem of Lanao del Sur and the Philippines. It is a global problem that needs the participation, cooperation and collaboration of every agency for us to win this war. Unseen ang kalaban natin at kung hindi tayo magkaisa, paano tayo mananalo [Our enemy is unseen and if we do not get united, how will we win]?” he said as he reported that the population of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the province is 98% fully vaccinated. 

Panapan reiterated that religious scholars have issued a statement confirming the COVID-19 vaccines are not haram, depriving the public of such an excuse to not submit themselves for vaccination. 

As part of their commitment, the PPO established visibility, deploying personnel in more than 300 vaccination hubs in various municipalities of Lanao del Sur to keep track of peace and order in the area. (CRG/PIA-Lanao del Sur)