Articles worth reading
Senator Panfilo Lacson

Lacson reveals 'disallowances' in PhilHealth 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

Senator Panfilo Lacson said billions of pesos were misused in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) in previous years as the Senate inquiry on alleged corruption commenced on Tuesday. During his opening message at the Senate Commi...

Manila adopts number coding in use of quarantine passes 

account_balanceManila access_time5 days ago

Following the national guidelines on the implementation of the modified enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Manila announced that residents must reuse their old quarantine passe...

AFP chief-of-staff, Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay / AFP PIO

AFP sticks with 'whole-of-nation approach' 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

Newly-appointed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff, Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay, said the military will continue implementing the "Whole-of-Nation-Approach" in dealing with the various security issues besetting the country. He...

Marikina News

Employees of Angel’s Burger undergo rapid testing 

account_balanceMarikina chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

Employees of Angel's Burger in Marikina City were subjected to enhanced targeted testing on July 7, as the local government seeks to ensure that workplaces in the city are free from the new coronavirus.

At least 350 employees of Angel’s Burger underwent rapid testing conducted by the City Health Office, as part of both their efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“Pinipilit natin sa Marikina na maging COVID-free ang mga workplace (We aim to make workplaces in Marikina COVID-free),” Mayor Marcelino Teodoro said in an interview.

The company, whose headquarters are in Marikina, employs 700 workers in the city alone. It also has more than 1,600 burger kiosks nationwide.

As part of the city’s effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the local government has taken the initiative to conduct targeted testing on returning workers as more businesses resume operations following the easing of quarantine measures in Metro Manila.

The local government has also conducted rapid testing on returning workers in the shoe industry and other manufacturing industries in the city, tricycle drivers, and public market workers.
“Nakikita natin ang pangangailangang ibalanse ang biosafety at economic viability ng activities sa lungsod (We see the need to balance the biosafety and economic viability of activities in the city),” Teodoro said.

The local government has moved to strengthen its healthcare delivery system by building its own molecular diagnostic laboratory to ramp up testing, as well as build more temporary quarantine facilities to improve its health facilities’ capacity.

For his part, Angel’s Burger President Carl Angelo Mojica said they are complying with the required health and safety standards in their day-to-day operations.

He explained that every time they conduct testing, they coordinate with the City Health Office to ensure that they are within the safety protocols.

“Kaming mga kompanya, nasa private sectors, sumusunod lang din kasi maganda naman ‘yung mga programang hinihingi ng Marikina City (We in the company, in the private sectors, we are just following the guidelines because the programs that Marikina City ask us to follow are good),” he said.

“I think sila rin ang isa sa mga pinaka-maganda ang programa (they are one of those with the best programs). I think we are in good hands, especially with Marikina City.”

The mayor said Angel’s Burger has been helping the city by providing personal protective equipment for the city’s frontliners, as well as supporting the local government’s campaign to strictly observe the health protocols under the new normal.

“This is a whole-of-government and whole-of-community approach na ginagawa natin (that we are doing),” Teodoro said.

date_rangeDate Published
1 month ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro

Marikina cancer patients to get swab test before dialysis 

account_balanceMarikina chrome_reader_mode1 day ago

Marikina City and the local dialysis centers agreed to provide coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) swab testing to cancer patients in the city before getting dialysis treatment. "Our immuno-compromised residents need to get their results quickl...

Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro / Marikina PIO

Marikina heigtens contact tracing 

account_balanceMarikina chrome_reader_mode4 hours ago

Marikina City is intensifying its capability to trace persons exposed to patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to prevent the further spread of the virus in the community. Mayor Marcelino Teodoro said their contact tracers can tr...

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto / Pasig PIO

Sotto asks Pasig residents to stay home

account_balancePasig chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto called on the public to observe health and safety measures as the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country continue to rise. “Punong-puno ang mga ospital sa rehiyon, public and private. (Hospita...

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
Click on the article to continue reading
Manila launches 13th quarantine facility Budget for recovery plan possible only by 2021 PH receives antiviral drug Avigan from Japan LRT-1 closes Roosevelt station until December Gov’t approves full operation of financial service providers Masks, shields and distancing 99% effective against virus transmission Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature