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Marikina receives praises from netizens for their local government’s actions

They have also implemented no lockdowns in the city, price freeze, and flexible schedules for the LGU’s employees.  

  • Marikina City earned praise for its actions when it comes to the coronavirus disease. 
  • Mayor Marcy Teodoro stated that they have set up a laboratory testing center and decontamination tents for the rapid detection and sanitization of its citizens.

The local government unit (LGU) of Marikina City actively shared their plans and projects to help with the prevention of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019).

They set up a laboratory testing center for the early detection of confirmed cases in the city. Mayor Marcelino Teodoro partnered with the first private biotechnology company for Philippine health, Manila Health Tec, Inc. for the project. The company will supply 3,000 testing kits to the city.

“Ito ay para agad-agad ma-test natin ang persons under monitoring or PUMs. This will liberate a person after being subject to test. Ito, ang ganda nito. Hindi na siya mag-aalala pa,” Teodoro said on March 13, during his presentation of the decontamination tents.

He added that the doctors of the Marikina City Health Office (CHO) will be trained by scientists and the company will also help put up molecular laboratories. If a person is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, they may call the Marikina Rescue 161 and be fetched by an ambulance to be rushed to the CHO. The results will be out in just two hours.

ISANG LABORATORY TESTING CENTER PARA SA EARLY DETECTION NG COVID-19, ITATAYO SA MARIKINAInanunsyo ni Mayor Marcy…

Posted by Marikina PIO on Friday, March 13, 2020

The LGU of Marikina City also stated that there will be no lockdown in the city because there’s no community transmission.

“Hindi natin papayagang magLOCKDOWN ang MARIKINA. Ang mga taga-Marikina, makalalabas pa rin sa Marikina dahil walang Community Transmission sa bayan natin. Ang biyaheng papasok at palabas ng Marikina, tuloy pa rin. Mga trabahador na pumapasok sa loob at labas ng Marikina, tuloy pa rin,” Marikina’s Public Information Office wrote in a post.

The city will also conduct a price freeze in the local stores and flexi-time for the employees of the local government.

#AbisoMarikenyoBILIN ni Mayor Marcy sa lahat ng taga-Marikina at sa mga mayroong aktibidad sa lungsod:"Tuloy ang…

Posted by Marikina PIO on Friday, March 13, 2020

The LGU has also provided the citizens with free hand soap and disinfectant as well as sanitized the streets of Marikina.

This display of competency has earned praise from the online community, saying how the national government should also act rapidly as Marikina did to prevent the virus from spreading.

A netizen even called Teodoro a “superior mayor”.

And Marikina as a “superior city”.

Even television personality Bianca Gonzalez commended Marikina for its actions.

Some wished for their LGUs to do the same.

https://twitter.com/katszuku/status/1238755966679564288

https://twitter.com/thirdyisagirl/status/1238750007144198147

Others kept on praising the city and its government.



Marikina City currently has five confirmed cases, none of which came from community transmission.

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