in Featured Articles on May 11, 2020
Vice President Leni Robredo gave a message at the formal opening of The Medical City-South Luzon (TMCSL)’s COVID Complex of Hope at Greenfield City in Santa Rosa City, Laguna on Monday, May 11, 2020.
The COVID Complex of Hope is a facility separate from the TMCSL—one of the country’s COVID-19 referral hospitals—dedicated to coronavirus cases. The facility’s construction was completed in 27 days, through the generosity of numerous groups and individuals and support of the city government.
In her remarks, the Vice President underscored the importance of the collaboration of the public and private sector in helping Filipinos as the nation grapples with the pandemic.
“Kaya siya mahalaga dahil ito iyong pagpapakita na with bayanihan spirit nothing is impossible. Ito po iyong tema na nagiging saving grace ng aming Opisina for a very long time,” Robredo said.
She also lauded The Medical City for being at the forefront in handling COVID-19 patients in the country.
“Utang po namin sa inyo na sinusugal niyo ang mga buhay niyo para iligtas kaming lahat. So the least that we can do is offer our help; the least we can do is lighten your burden. Alam po namin kung gaano kahirap para sa inyo so our Office has been doing many things para sa… iyong sa kaalaman namin [na] makakagaan ng kahit papaano sa burdens niyo,” Robredo said.
VP Leni was also given a tour around the facility, which was built with smart houses that can accommodate 26 patients with a four-bed intensive care unit (ICU) section and a detached facility for its medical staff.
The TMCSL is one of the hundreds of recipients of personal protective equipment (PPE) sets and other medical supplies, made possible through the OVP and Kaya Natin! Movement’s online donation drive for COVID frontliners.
Some doctors of the TMCSL was also instrumental in the creation of locally-produced PPEs, designed by the team of Mich Dulce’s group in cooperation with VP Leni’s office.
**(Photo by Jay Ganzon / OVP)**
in Featured Articles, Photo Releases on Apr 24, 2020
The Office of Vice President Leni Robredo purchased P14 million-worth of test kits developed by scientists from the University of the Philippines, in its aim to further help in efforts for testing for COVID-19.
On Friday, April 24, 2020, VP Leni met with microbiologist and infectious diseases expert Dr. Raul Destura, during her visit to Manila HealthTek, Inc., which manufactures the test kits. Dr. Destura led the team from the University of the Philippines - National Institutes of Health and Philippine Genome Center in developing the product.
The sets bought by the OVP will be delivered to the following hospitals certified as laboratories for COVID-19 testing:
• San Lazaro Hospital
• Lung Center of the Philippines
• V. Luna Hospital
• Bicol Regional Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory
These include detection and extraction kits, which will help in conducting a total of 10,000 tests.
Prior to this, Robredo’s office had already delivered P5.3 million-worth of extraction kits to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).
(Photo by Jay Ganzon / OVP)
in Featured Articles, Photo Releases, VP's Day on Apr 23, 2020
Work continues at the Office of the Vice President as VP Leni Robredo marks her 55th birthday on Thursday, April 23, 2020.
The Office received today 10 units of Raider J Crossover motorcycles and 20 helmets from Suzuki Philippines, Inc., which may be used by frontliners who are staying in the dormitories opened by the OVP and its Angat Buhay partners.
With the help of logistics partners, the OVP also sent today more personal protective equipment (PPE) sets to areas including Iloilo, Bacolod City, Aklan, Dumaguete City, Bohol, Tacloban City, Hilongos (Southern Leyte areas), Region X provinces, Pagadian City, Butuan City, and Surigao. These sets included locally produced protective suits, made through the Office’s collaboration with the Manila Protective Gear Sewing Club—an initiative in partnership with fashion and manufacturing companies, and even women in communities in need.
in Featured Articles on Mar 19, 2020
The Office of Vice President Leni Robredo launched a pilot run of its free shuttle service for health workers and frontliners early morning of Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The routes the shuttles are plying cover major hospitals in various cities in Metro Manila. To ensure the safety of passengers, thermal scanning and disinfection procedures are being done before they board the shuttle. Social distancing is also being strictly observed inside the vehicle. (Photo by Charlie Villegas / OVP)
in Featured Articles, VP's Day on Mar 17, 2020
Vice President Leni Robredo on Monday, March 16, 2020, inspected the first batch of personal protective equipment (PPEs) her office will be distributing to health workers serving as frontliners against COVID-19. Through the help of Transportify and Ninjavan, the PPE sets will be delivered to hospitals and communities around Metro Manila, with priority to those attending to COVID-19 patients, patients under investigation (PUIs), and patients under monitoring (PUMs).
VP Leni's office has allotted P5.995 million of its funds to help provide PPE sets for 1,000 frontliners for 15 days. A donation drive was also started by its Angat Buhay partner, Kaya Natin! Movement, which has so far raised P8.9 million, funds that will be used to provide PPE kits for 2,073 frontliners for 15 days, as well as 5,659 food and care packages for them and their families.
(Photo by Charlie Villegas / OVP)