August 18, 2021

Today’s segment of USWAG, Pinas! Special Edition highlights the vaccination rollout for public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers at the Agro Industrial Field Foundation College in Ecoland, Matina, Davao City, which started on 3 July 2021.

The activity ran for 20 days and was led by the local government unit (LGU) of Davao City through its City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). Aside from PUV drivers, also included in the vaccination program are the conductors, dispatchers and several transport company employees.

The Davao City transport sector has over 20,000 members belonging to the A4 Priority Group who received their first jabs of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine.

Derived from the Bisayan term ‘uswag’ which means progress, this special edition of the social media program aims to inform viewers about the ongoing mass immunization in different communities across the nation, the tireless efforts of healthcare workers and medical frontliners in battling the public health crisis, and interviews from inoculated Filipinos and medical experts on the benefits of getting the jab to further boost vaccine confidence amongst the people.

USWAG, Pinas! Special Edition is a flagship program of the Presidential Broadcast Staff – Radio Television Malacañang (RTVM).

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