Robredo expands aid to Cebu frontliners

Published July 18, 2020, 2:04 PM

by Raymund Antonio

Banking on private partnerships, Vice President Leni Robredo’s office is expanding its relief efforts by providing more dormitories and ferry service for frontliners in Cebu City.

Vice-President Leni Robredo (Mark Balmores / MANILA BULLETIN)
Vice-President Leni Robredo (Mark Balmores / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

Robredo said two more free dorms have been opened for health workers who are at forefront of country’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The sixth dormitory is located in the capitol site of Cebu City near Cebu Doctors University Hospital, Chong Hua Hospital, and Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center.

The other is at Fuente Osmena near Cebu Velez General Hospital, Visayas Community Medical Center, and the three above-mentioned hospitals.

Robredo said her office decided to open additional dorms since there have been a lot of requests from frontliners for accommodations in Cebu City.

Robredo conveyed her apology to those who have yet to be accommodated in these dorms due to limited slots in compliance with physical distancing measures.

“We continue to look for partners because of the long waitlist and we have received many requests from Lapu-Lapu City,” she said in Filipino.

Next week, the Office of the Vice President (OVP) will add more trips of its ferry service for medical workers and patients traveling between the islands of Mactan and Olango.