Bacolod to hold Bigjab weekend against COVID-19


In its effort to inoculate more individuals belonging under A1 to A5 categories, the local government of Bacolod City is organizing a “Bigjab Weekend” at the SMX Convention Center at SM City and Ayala Malls Capitol Central this Saturday and Sunday [August 28 and 29].

The mega-vaccination aims to target individuals who are unable to go to the vaccination sites during office hours or working days.

The “Bigjab Weekend” runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to the City Public Information Office.

City Administrator Em Legaspi-Ang, Emergency Operations Center-Task Force (EOC-TF) executive director and COVID-19 Vaccination Council (CoVaC) coordinator, said local residents under the said categories who have registered online, may walk-in at any of the two vaccination sites this weekend.

“No need to wait for an appointment notification from CoVaC as long as they have completed their online registration,” Ang clarified.

Those qualified must bring any government-issued ID with Bacolod address, as well as confirmation of their online registration through

“Our goal is to make the vaccines available to as many Bacolodnons. This way, we keep our communities safe as well as our loved ones, Mayor Bing Leonardia, chair of both the EOC-TF and CoVaC, said.

On August 30, the city also plan for a round-the-clock vaccination as the EOC strategizes a plan of action to control the spread of Covid-19 infections and sustain the downtrend of cases.

The EOC developed yet another innovative 24-hour shift to widen the local government’s vaccination drive.