August 16, 2021
Today’s segment of USWAG, Pinas! Special Edition features the vaccination of one of the oldest senior citizens in Davao City. 103-year old Lola Genoveva Lanutan or ‘Lola Bebang’ showed courage after getting her first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine last May 2021. Now fully vaccinated and happy, Lola Bebang not only encourages her fellow senior citizens to get inoculated but also allayed the fears of all Dabawenyos on the COVID-19 vaccines. She serves as an inspiration for all Filipinos to avail of the vaccination program for protection against the severe effects of the Coronavirus Disease 2019.
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).