The Project Balik Buhay (PPB) and government MOA signing in Cebu on Monday.

The national government has signed an agreement with local partners for a vaccination rollout in Cebu.

Retired general Melquiades Feliciano, deputy chief implementer of the Inter-Agency Task Force in the Visayas, represented the national government in the signing of a memorandum of agreement with the Project Balik Buhay (PPB) Vaccination Center on Monday.

Also present were representatives of local regional agencies and local governments in Cebu.

The PBB Vaccination Center is a public-private partnership spearheaded by the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV), in collaboration with government agencies.

The agreement aims to “assist Cebu communities through a well-coordinated, scientific, and evidence-based approach,” the PBB said in a statement.

Fifteen vaccination and medical partners also signed the deal to deploy Covid-19 shots.

The signatories are Chong Hua Hospital, CebuDoc Group, Visayas Community Medical Center, Mendero Medical Center, UCMed, ARC Hospitals, Belmont One, SM Group, Robinsons Land Corp., Toyota Team Cebu, Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Visayan Electric, Archdiocese of Cebu, Sacred Heart School and the University of San Carlos.

Other vaccination medical partners are Cebu Velez General Hospital, Perpetual Succour Hospital, St. Vincent General Hospital, UP Medical Alumni Society, LH Foundation Inc. and Bayanihan Cebu.

“All operating expenses incurred in these PBB Private Sector Vaccination Centers will be shouldered and donated by the Private Sector, at no cost to the Government nor to the Cebuanos availing of their services,” PBB’s statement said.