July 16, 2021

Today’s segment of USWAG, Pinas! Special Edition features the vaccination rollout in Siargao Island. The ongoing immunization program of the government was one of the highlights in a recent leg of the Aid and Humanitarian Operations Nationwide (AHON) Convergence Program in nine (9) municipalities of Siargao Island namely, Burgos, Dapa, Del Carmen, General Luna, Pilar, San Benito, San Isidro, Santa Monica and Socorro.

The AHON Convergence Program is an inter-agency initiative to extend aid and social services to the most-affected communities in times of calamities, emergencies and as part of the response to assist families affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Derived from the Bisayan term ‘uswag’ which means progress, this special edition of the social media program aims to inform viewers about the ongoing vaccination in different communities across the nation, the tireless efforts of healthcare workers and medical frontliners in battling the virus, 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).