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VP Leni Robredo earns praises for using a science-based approach to help battle in COVID-19

A Netizen even said that Robredo is a “competent President.”

The Office of the Vice President (OVP) earned praises after they launched their mobile antigen testing program to help the country fight against COVID-19.

In her post, on March 27, Vice President Leni Robredo stated that the program aims to conduct mass surveillance testing in areas where the COVID-19 transmission is high. The project is under the OVP’s anti-poverty program Angat Buhay.

“Magpo-provide tayo ng mobile na parang bus, pupunta doon sa mga communities na grabe iyong transmission, pero may partnership with the LGU kasi iyong mag-a-identify noong mga communities iyong mga LGU mismo, pati iyong kung sino mismo iyong isa-swab,” Robredo said.

She added that the surveillance antigen testing would help identify cases even if one has yet to show symptoms. The results will be available 15 to 20 minutes after the test.

Chel Diokno then praised the Vice President for having a science-based approach to the country’s situation regarding the pandemic.

“Ganito mismo yung science-based na pamumuno na isang taon nang hinahanap ng mga Pilipino,” Diokno tweeted.

A Netizen even said that Robredo is a “competent President.”

Robredo’s supporters continue using the hashtag #LetLeniLead to show their appreciation for the vice president.

Another pointed out that Robredo has no added baggage to her COVID-19 approach.

“Just a leader putting her words into action since day one.”

Edwin Lacierda also praised the program.

A twitter user used the opportunity to take a jab at the current administration saying that “those who had the command of billions” could’ve taken the same steps since last year.

Another also pointed out the OVP’s capacity even with limited funds.

“Women can lead. Sometimes even better than men,” a Netizen wrote.

Robredo also posted that they have taken suggestions from doctors to make the Swab Cab initiative more effective.


The project started in Malabon City from March 20 to April 6.

Written by J M

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