Court officials, lawyers get COVID jab


Bacolod City, Negros Occidental— Judges, lawyers, and members of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) got their first COVID-19 vaccine shot yesterday, July 24, from the local government of Bacolod.

Bacolod City PIO photo.

The city government extended the free vaccination to qualified judiciary workers, lawyers and IBP members who are under A2, adults with comorbidities (A3), and A4.

City Administrator Em Ang, executive director of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), said the activity was organized upon the request of Executive Judge Raymond Joseph Javier.

Senior citizens and persons with comorbidities were given Johnson & Johnson shots, while the rest of the personnel were given AstraZeneca jabs.

As of July 22, the CoVaC has vaccinated a total of 103,925 Bacolod residents. Of this number, 29,720 are fully vaccinated.

Present during the inoculation at the Hall of Justice were Mayor Evelio Leonardia together with Vice Mayor Elcid Familiaran, Councilor Renecito Novero, IBP-Negros Occidental president Atty. Josephine Natalaray, OIC-City Health Officer Dr. Edwin Miraflor Jr., EOC deputy for medical Dr. Anna Maria Laarni Pornan, Parole and Probation Administration regional director Perlita Silvederio, Philippine Association of Court Employees (PACE) president Josefa Dapat, and Bacolod City special consultant Atty. John Orola, who is also a director of IBP-Negros Occidental.

To avail of the free vaccination of Bacolod City, register online thru this link: