Army supports Bayanihan Bakunahan


The Philippine Army’s 79th Infantry (Masaligan) Battalion fully supports the government’s efforts in protecting the Filipinos from the threats of COVID-19 infection as it participates in the Nationwide Vaccination Days dubbed as “Bayanihan Bakunahan” from November 29 until December 1, 2021.

In support to the government’s vaccination campaign, 79IB deployed its personnel to several vaccination centers in the cities of Escalante and Victorias, and municipalities of Don Salvador Benedicto, Toboso, and Manapla where they will provide transportation assistance as well as additional manpower and security in the vaccination areas for the duration of the activity.

Lieutenant Colonel J-jay Javines, Commanding Officer of 79IB expressed his support to the government’s call for everyone to get vaccinated.

Javines added: “We, your Army in Negros will continue to extend our support to the Local Government Units in our area of operations thru the provision of manpower and mobility assets, as well as security forces particularly in geographically isolated areas to ensure the successful conduct of the “Bayanihan Bakunahan Program.”

He also encourage our fellow Negrenses to support the vaccination efforts of the government and make use of this opportunity to get vaccinated so everyone will have a merry, safe, and COVID-19 free Yuletide season.

The Bayanihan Bakunahan Program is a massive vaccination drive that targets to inoculate nine (9) million Filipinos within a three-day period. Another set of three-day inoculation drive will be conducted on 15-17 December 2021 to complete the vaccination of 54 million Filipinos.