in Featured Articles, Photo Releases on May 28, 2020
Vice President Leni Robredo visited on Thursday, May 28, 2020, the Pasig Mega Market in Pasig City, where her office launched its Community Mart program this week, in partnership with the City Government of Pasig.
Together with Mayor Vico Sotto, VP Leni was able to meet members of the Community Mart - Pasig Mega Market team from both the OVP and the local government of Pasig, as well as the tricycle drivers who are part of the program. She was also able to observe the operations of the public market as safety measures are currently observed.
The Community Mart program is an app-based delivery service that aims to help small market vendors and tricycle drivers affected by the ECQ. On its first day, the Community Mart - Pasig Mega Market’s total sales reached more than P71,000.
The program was first launched in the Kamuning Public Market, in partnership with the Quezon City Government. Sales for Community Mart there reached over P500,000 on its first week.
*(Photos by Jay Ganzon / OVP)*
in Featured Articles, Photo Releases on May 17, 2020
Vice President Leni Robredo paid a visit to Kamuning Market on Sunday, May 17, 2020, to check on the implementation of the Community Mart program that the Office of the Vice President piloted there in partnership with the Quezon City Government.
Through Community Mart, customers may shop at Kamuning Market through an app and have goods like fruits, vegetables, and meats delivered to their homes. The service helps small market vendors and tricycle drivers who have been affected by the Enhanced Community Quarantine.
For this ongoing pilot run, Community Mart serves the following barangays in Quezon City:
* Sacred Heart
* Laging Handa
* South Triangle
* Roxas District
(Photos by OVP)
in Featured Articles on May 11, 2020
Vice President Leni Robredo gave a message at the formal opening of The Medical City-South Luzon (TMCSL)’s COVID Complex of Hope at Greenfield City in Santa Rosa City, Laguna on Monday, May 11, 2020.
The COVID Complex of Hope is a facility separate from the TMCSL—one of the country’s COVID-19 referral hospitals—dedicated to coronavirus cases. The facility’s construction was completed in 27 days, through the generosity of numerous groups and individuals and support of the city government.
In her remarks, the Vice President underscored the importance of the collaboration of the public and private sector in helping Filipinos as the nation grapples with the pandemic.
“Kaya siya mahalaga dahil ito iyong pagpapakita na with bayanihan spirit nothing is impossible. Ito po iyong tema na nagiging saving grace ng aming Opisina for a very long time,” Robredo said.
She also lauded The Medical City for being at the forefront in handling COVID-19 patients in the country.
“Utang po namin sa inyo na sinusugal niyo ang mga buhay niyo para iligtas kaming lahat. So the least that we can do is offer our help; the least we can do is lighten your burden. Alam po namin kung gaano kahirap para sa inyo so our Office has been doing many things para sa… iyong sa kaalaman namin [na] makakagaan ng kahit papaano sa burdens niyo,” Robredo said.
VP Leni was also given a tour around the facility, which was built with smart houses that can accommodate 26 patients with a four-bed intensive care unit (ICU) section and a detached facility for its medical staff.
The TMCSL is one of the hundreds of recipients of personal protective equipment (PPE) sets and other medical supplies, made possible through the OVP and Kaya Natin! Movement’s online donation drive for COVID frontliners.
Some doctors of the TMCSL was also instrumental in the creation of locally-produced PPEs, designed by the team of Mich Dulce’s group in cooperation with VP Leni’s office.
**(Photo by Jay Ganzon / OVP)**
in Featured Articles, Photo Releases on Apr 24, 2020
The Office of Vice President Leni Robredo purchased P14 million-worth of test kits developed by scientists from the University of the Philippines, in its aim to further help in efforts for testing for COVID-19.
On Friday, April 24, 2020, VP Leni met with microbiologist and infectious diseases expert Dr. Raul Destura, during her visit to Manila HealthTek, Inc., which manufactures the test kits. Dr. Destura led the team from the University of the Philippines - National Institutes of Health and Philippine Genome Center in developing the product.
The sets bought by the OVP will be delivered to the following hospitals certified as laboratories for COVID-19 testing:
• San Lazaro Hospital
• Lung Center of the Philippines
• V. Luna Hospital
• Bicol Regional Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory
These include detection and extraction kits, which will help in conducting a total of 10,000 tests.
Prior to this, Robredo’s office had already delivered P5.3 million-worth of extraction kits to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).
(Photo by Jay Ganzon / OVP)
in Featured Articles, Photo Releases, VP's Day on Apr 23, 2020
Work continues at the Office of the Vice President as VP Leni Robredo marks her 55th birthday on Thursday, April 23, 2020.
The Office received today 10 units of Raider J Crossover motorcycles and 20 helmets from Suzuki Philippines, Inc., which may be used by frontliners who are staying in the dormitories opened by the OVP and its Angat Buhay partners.
With the help of logistics partners, the OVP also sent today more personal protective equipment (PPE) sets to areas including Iloilo, Bacolod City, Aklan, Dumaguete City, Bohol, Tacloban City, Hilongos (Southern Leyte areas), Region X provinces, Pagadian City, Butuan City, and Surigao. These sets included locally produced protective suits, made through the Office’s collaboration with the Manila Protective Gear Sewing Club—an initiative in partnership with fashion and manufacturing companies, and even women in communities in need.