The city government of San Juan will be giving P100,000 in cash incentives to any of its 21 barangays that can achieve a zero COVID-19 case record in a span of 100 consecutive days.
Mayor Francis Zamora said the city government has passed a local ordinance granting the cash incentive to encourage villages to enforce health protocols more strictly to stem the spread of the virus.
“This ordinance was passed to encourage our barangays to reduce or eliminate COVID-19 cases in their areas,” he said.
Zamora said the cash incentive should be used for the barangay’s COVID-related programs and activities.
Meanwhile, the mayor urged his constituents to sign up for the San Juan City COVID-19 Vaccine Registration.
Residents may register online (http://bit.ly/39Bi7ril or by visiting their respective barangay offices for manual registration.
The city government is also conducting a “house-to-house vaccine campaign” with city hall personnel tasked to assist residents in signing up.
Zamora said the local government is targeting to inoculate at least 70 percent of the city’s estimated 85,000 population to achieve herd immunity.
As of Feb. 10, San Juan has recorded 23,202 registrants who have expressed willingness to get the free COVID-19 vaccine, accounting for about 19 percent of the city’s total population.