In addressing the health and safety of its frontliners, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of NAIA, being the 1st Certified National Government Agency (Non-LGU, Non-Health) to host a vaccination program, conducted its 4th “RESBAKUNA sa Bureau of Customs NAIA” COVID-19 Vaccination Program for our frontliners on November 06, 2021, in partnership with the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) and the Department of Health (DOH), at the Bureau of Customs-NAIA in Pasay City, Manila.
The BOC, under the leadership of Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero remains committed to support the national inoculation program of the IATF and DOH through addressing the health of its frontliners by spearheading vaccination programs to relentlessly perform government service and expeditiously process COVID-19 vaccines in all parts of the country through the Bureau of Customs Ports in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
The inoculation programs of the Bureau of Customs – NAIA to date also enabled the protection of more than 1,400 frontliners both in the government and its partner agencies. Likewise these were opened to all BOC ports nationwide including frontliners from Ports of Batangas and Subic as well as airline logistics.
The 4th RESBAKUNA was also graced by the presence of the Department of Health – Supply Chain Management Service Director, Dr. Ariel Valencia, who extended his gratitude and congratulations to the Port for the recent milestone in clearing more than 100 million vaccines, and for the continuous efforts in serving as a vaccination facility for the Filipinos, especially frontliners.
The BOC-NAIA, under the leadership of District Collector Carmelita M. Talusan, remains committed in initiating reforms and innovations to automate customs process for external stakeholders, and prioritise s safety of its personnel and transacting public considering the health risks brought about the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Port of NAIA has also cleared 107 batches of COVID-19 Vaccines consisting of more than 106 million vaccine doses since February 2021. To date, eight brands of vaccines were facilitated by the Port namely Sinovac, Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V, J&J vaccine, Hayat Vax (Sinopharm), and Sinopharm. During the 1st Resbakuna Program, Secretary Vince Dizon, IATF-EID Testing Czar, expressed his utmost gratitude to the Bureau for the dedication to service since the onset of pandemic. He also recognized the expeditious processing in the clearance of COVID-19 Vaccines. All vaccine shipments were being pre-cleared by the BOC-NAIA One Stop Shop prior to its arrival resulting to a speedy importation process and without any unnecessary delays.