In a Facebook post, the OVP said the accommodation is open to all health workers, medical practitioners, and other frontliners such as security guards and COVID-19 program volunteers.
“Bilang pagtugon sa kahilingan ng ating mga frontliners, magbubukas ang ating Tanggapan kasama ang ating mga partners ng libreng dormitory para sa kanilang mga sumasabak araw-araw sa laban kontra COVID-19,” the OVP said.
(In response to the wishes of our frontliners, our Office with our partners will open a free dormitory for those who are fighting COVID-19 daily.)
The OVP said it is open to health workers, medical practitioners and other frontliners such as security guards, and other volunteers in programs related to the COVID-19 threat.
The dormitories, which is located in Cubao, Quezon City, is in partnership with the Rotary Club of San Juan del Monte and the Spouses of Rotary Club of San Juan North.
Office of VP Leni offers free dorm to COVID-19 frontliners
VP Leni thanked Mr. Jay Ignacio, of the Rotary Club of San Juan del Monte, and the Spouses of Rotary Club of San Juan North, in cooperating with the OVP at the opening of the dormitory located in Cubao, Quezon City.
“For those who want to reserve a dormitory slot, you can call this number 0998 591 7408 and find Andrea. Our dormitory is so small that it is a first-come, first-served basis for processing requests. Just look for this page for updates,” said the OVP in the post in Filipino.
The OVP earlier gave free shuttle buses to transport COVID-19 frontliners.
Reports of frontliners walking for hours just to get home and report on duty circulated online. It was after mass transportation was suspended due to enhanced community quarantine.
Soldiers and police were also forced to sleep cartons on the streets because they don’t have any barracks where they can rest.
As of March 22, Sunday, the Philippines has 380 confirmed cases with 25 fatalities and 15 recoveries.