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Robredo’s Swab Cab rolls out in Quezon City

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Robredo’s Swab Cab rolls out in Quezon City

THE Office of the Vice President (OVP) on Saturday rolled out its mobile antigen testing program in Quezon City.

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On her Facebook account, Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo shared photos of residents lining up to get themselves tested for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

“Our Swab Cab is in [three] different areas in Quezon today,” she said. “Thank you to Congressman Kit Belmonte and his district office for doing all the groundwork and for all [the] support.”

Robredo had said that her office has been offering “incentives” to encourage more people to volunteer for the antigen test. They are giving out bags of rice to individuals who come to be tested, while families of patients who test positive for Covid-19 are provided with relief packs.

Swab Cab was officially launched in Malabon City on March 30, with the help of the OVP’s private partners, Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership and UBE Express, Inc.

The OVP had said it was open to partnering with any local government unit (LGU), particularly in the NCR (National Capital Region) Plus bubble, in an effort to provide a “more targeted mass testing”.