July 27, 2021

LOOK: Manila, Taguig offer Free Swab Tests, Here’s How to Avail

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  • In the recent report of the Department of Health (DOH), there are 5.5 million Filipinos who have been vaccinated. With the continuous effort of the public and private sectors to jab at least 70% of the Philippines population, the journey still remains an uphill battle.

    While the fight goes on through vax programs, COVID-19 testing plays an important role as a defense to prevent the spread of the virus, although not everyone can afford it. Hence, testing for COVID-19 is listed on the bottom of their priority list. Fortunately, Manila and Taguig have made an initiative to make it free and accessible to who are in dire need of swab tests.

    Venice Grand Canal Mall in McKinley Taguig/IMAGE from Unsplash and Manila City Hall/IMAGE from Manila Public Information


    Last week, Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno announced a free RT-PCR Swab Test at the Sta. Ana Hospital. All you need to do is to follow the instructions below and register ahead of time to avail of the free services.

    Here are the requirements:

    IMAGE from Mayor Isko Moreno



    Taguig City released the list of hospitals where citizens can take a PCR Swab test.

    According to their official Facebook page, The City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (CEDSU) and Barangay Health Centers are conducting free PCR testing from Monday to Friday.

    Alongside the given schedule, regular drive-thru testing is available every Wednesday at BGC and every Friday at Lakeshore. Taguig has also launched Park ‘N Test which will be accessible every Monday at the Vista Mall Parking Building. In addition, citizens also can be tested through the Mobile Testing Truck that makes its rounds in the city.

    IMAGE from I Love Taguig

    IMAGE from I Love Taguig

    Source: Official Facebook Page of Mayor Isko Moreno, Official Facebook Page of Taguig City 

    Written by Cedie Salido

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