MANILA – Century Properties Group (CPG) is taking part in the conversion of the Philippine Sports Stadium to a coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) mega testing facility, which opened Wednesday at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.
The facility is the designated northern sector swabbing center of the government’s ‘Test, Trace, and Treat’ strategy that is being spearheaded by the National Action Plan Against Covid-19 Deputy Chief Implementer and Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) president and chief executive officer Vivencio Dizon, together with the Department of Health.
It will have six healthcare station tents with 96 test booths, and a minimum testing capacity of 1,500 per day.
CPG is contributing a significant portion for the facility’s construction and operations, and is looking at ways it can further assist government efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
“In addressing a health crisis, it is very important to act swiftly and decisively that’s why, we immediately heeded this call to get the much-needed resources in place,” CPG executive chairman Jose E.B. Antonio said in a statement.
Antonio cited the BCDA for its valuable efforts and quick action in rolling out these four mega testing facilities and executing the “immense task for the Filipino people”.
“It is in the same spirit of bayanihan that we commit our full support to this cause. We believe that by joining forces with (the) government and other organizations in this fight against Covid-19, we can emerge from this public health crisis as a stronger, united, and a better nation,” he said.
The Philippine Arena is the fourth mega swabbing center converted to ramp up implementation of massive testing in the country.
“We, in government, are grateful for the huge support and active participation of our private partners in responding to the Covid-19 crisis. The Century Properties Group has largely contributed in building up the country’s testing capacity by providing healthcare stations and testing booths inside the Philippine Arena mega swabbing center,” Dizon said.
The other mega swabbing centers are the Palacio de Maynila along Roxas Boulevard, the Enderun Tent in Taguig City, and the Mall of Asia arena in Pasay City. (ia/SPH)