July 8, 2021 @ 8:56 PM 1 year ago

QUEZON City residents can take video of their vaccination while local vaccinators have been ordered to show to the recipients the syringes before and after the inoculation, Mayor Joy Belmonte said.

The mayor assured ‘QCitizens’ that botched vaccinations, such as an incident caught on video, will not take place in the city as enough measures were applied to prevent this from happening.

She made the statement after learning that the viral video caused panic among many residents, and some had called the City Health Department to express concern about whether they had really received their vaccine shots.

It also created uncertainty among other residents to have themselves vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

In the viral video, a vaccine recipient did not get the proper vaccine after a health worker failed to press the plunger that pushes the contents of the syringe.

While there were no reported cases among the more than 880,000 administered shots in the city, Mayor Belmonte said residents can take videos to ensure that they receive the vaccine properly.

City Health Department head Dr. Esperanza Arias, meanwhile, said vaccinators were ordered to show the syringes to the recipients prior to and after the vaccination.

DENR proposes sanitary landfill in Cavite
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu plans to put up a compliant sanitary landfill (SLF) in the province of Cavite to help manage its garbage problem that is affecting the ongoing Manila Bay rehabilitation project.

“We cannot complete the rehabilitation of Manila Bay if we will not solve the garbage problem in the province. There is a very big connection between them,” Sec. Cimatu said.

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla said solid waste management is the number one problem of the province when it comes to the environment, as he noted that an estimated 50 percent of solid waste in the province goes to its rivers accounting to approximately 2,000 tons a day, of which 90 percent goes to Manila Bay.

Meanwhile, DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and LGUs Concerns and Cavite Cluster Task Force head Benny D. Antiporda suggested some strategies that the LGUs may implement to address the garbage problem in their respective localities.

These include having “environmental marshals” in the barangays, influencing behavioral change, enforcement of policies and city ordinances, and checking the environmental compliance of various industries and establishments in their respective areas of responsibility.

Usec. Antiporda said the DENR is committed to help the LGUs to complement their ongoing clean-up efforts like installing trash traps, employing additional river rangers, and managing the wastes generated by informal settlers.

Also present during the meeting were City Environment and Natural Resources Officers; Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officers; Manila Bay Coordinating Office, and regional offices of the DENR, Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Environmental Management Bureau, and Department of the Interior and Local Government.