Zambo women’s groups pledge as gov’t info allies, advocate for COVID-19 vaccines

Zamboanga City, April 07 (PIA) - To help combat misinformation and disinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines, leaders from different women organizations here, expressed willingness to help the government generate more demand for the COVID-19 vaccines and commit to proactively share only truthful news and information from reliable local and national government information offices.

During the COVID-19 vaccination program information session recently, leaders are hopeful to eliminate unverified information among their organization’s members and being one with the government, they could help boost the fight against the fast spread of misinformation in their communities and among their family members.

“Women nowadays are empowered and we need your influence to inform others about the facts and not fake information about the vaccines,” said Zamboanga City Health Office - Health, Education and Promotion Officer (CHO-HEPO) Ma. Christine Lim.

Women leaders believed they are now enlightened and confident that fake news will no longer cloud their minds to create doubts for they exactly know real information.

Mrs. Vilma M. Miñoza, secretary of Urban and Women’s Organization Interfaith in San Roque Zamboanga City expressed support to advocate the COVID-19 vaccines believing that the city and national government is doing all the efforts to roll-out accurate information down to the people in the grassroots to make the city aware and safe from COVID-19 disease.

“Depende pa din sa amin kung magpa-vaccine kame basta ang importante ay alam namin ang tamang impormasyon at maipapaliwanag namin ito sa aming mga kasamahan at pamilya”, said by Mrs. Miñoza.

(We still get to decide if we want to get vaccinated but what's important is we know the facts about the vaccines and can share them with the rest of our family members).

More so, the women’s group leaders appealed to the public not to patronize and easily believe fake news circulating in social media or any media platforms.

"Again, the COVID-19 vaccination is not mandatory, it is voluntary,” Lim emphasized. (EDT/JRA/PIA9-Zamboanga City)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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