Makati Mayor Abby Binay revealed on Tuesday that there are still a number of individuals who need to register for vaccination against COVID-19.
The city of Makati already has 100,000 registrants, but this falls short of their target to inoculate 400,000 residents to achieve herd immunity, said Binay.
According to her, it is important that more people be encouraged to register for inoculation. She added that this will not only determine the number of individuals who want to be vaccinated, but also prevent wastage of the vaccine doses.
Other cities also attended the forum on the Liveable Cities Dashboard, which makes use of data to help local governments to easily spot trends and correlations for effective decision-making and assist them in diagnosing areas for improvement especially during this coronavirus pandemic.
Its goal is to provide an interactive visual profile of the 146 cities in the Philippines across main categories, including basic information, education, labor, mobility and connectivity, local economy, and health.
Through the dashboard, accessible through liveablecities.ph, local government units can engage stakeholders including city and national agencies, academe, businesses, non-government organizations, and citizens.
Some cities in the National Capital Region like Quezon City and Pasig claimed “the pandemic has exposed the lack of reliable data.”
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said that they were able to distribute 92% of subsidy assistance to residents who need it the most through its revamped data analysis on COVID-19 response.
“Even with this data, we were able to distribute ayuda which is worth ₱50,000 per day and we were able to remove 15,000 duplicate entries,” said Belmonte.