Robredo brings OVP’s COVID-19 response programs to Palawan

Vice President Leni Robredo’s office will be bringing its pandemic response programs to Puerto Princesa City in Palawan.

OVP staff and volunteers pack medical supplies for their COVID-19 response project in Palawan (Photo from Vice President Leni Robredo’s Facebook page)

Robredo said a team from the Office of the Vice President (OVP) will be flying to Puerto Princesa Wednesday, May 26, for the rollout of COVID-19 response projects to help in addressing the latest spike in virus infections in the city.

“When we read about the surge in Palawan, we got in touch with Puerto Princesa Mayor Cecil Bayron. He linked us up with Dr Dean Palanca, head of the Incident Management Team who briefed us of the situation on the ground,” she said in a Facebook post Tuesday night.


Robredo’s post was accompanied by photos showing OVP staff were packing COVID Care Kits that the team will be bringing to Palawan.

Her office partnered with Palawan State University, PMMG PMC - Palawan Medical Missions Group, Multipurpose Cooperative Hospital, Palawan Medical Society and Skylight Hotel for the project.

“After our meeting with our private partners, we had a series of meetings with Dr Dean and it’s all systems go for us,” Robredo noted.

The vice president has been heading many of her office’s COVID-19 response operations since the pandemic started last year.


The OVP’s latest projects include most notably the free teleconsultation service called Bayanihan E-Konsulta and the Swab Cab that conducts free mobile antigen testing to boost the testing capacity of local government units (LGUs) with high transmission rates.

As part of Bayanihan E-Konsulta, Robredo’s office has been giving away kits containing digital thermometer, pulse oximeter, sanitation bags, face masks, alcohol, basic medication, and a monitoring sheet to patients.