Philippines to finally have COVID-19 mass testing, a result of their protest

Apr 2, 2020 10 comments

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Art by: Carver 

After weeks of online petition for mass testing. The government already gave in and the Filipinos won again. The Government is now planning to have a  mass testing of COVID-19 in the country as the next move in efforts to stop the spread of the infectious disease. 

Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer at the National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19, said that there  should be mass testing of patients under investigation (PUI) and patients under monitoring (PUM) for effective isolation.

"We expect that by April 14, we shall be able to start massive testing," he added. 


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According to him, the government is fast-tracking the accreditation of laboratories with coronavirus testing capability to start the massive testing. 

"We first need to contain the spread of the virus, that's why we conducted a lockdown, social distancing and also segregation of those vulnerable. The next step is we have to have mass testing of the PUIs and PUMs so that we can isolate and treat those who are infected with the disease," he said.

Galvez also said they are coordinating with the Department of Health (DOH) to make this possible as they are looking to have at least 2,000 to 3,000 tests (per day).


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  1. Finally!panigurado may mga magcocomment and magsasabi na, "dI naMan SigUrAdo Na YunG mGa reKlAmaDor May CaUse BaT mAgmaMassTeStiNG"

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  2. Sinungaling. May mass testing dahil available na lahat ng ginawa nilang improvement sa laboratories hindi dahil may nag protesta. Tigas ng mukha ah

    At sigurado ako dahil araw araw yan ineexplain sa IATF media briefing. Wag kayong ano

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    1. alam mo mas mas nagmukha kang sinungaling sa sinabi mo, are saying na hindi na nag contribute yung public pressure and clamor ng mga tao kaya nagkaroon ng public testing? paano ka naman nakasigurado na araw araw yan inexxplain sa IATF media briefing, andon ka ba? maglabas ka nga ng minutes ng meeting or ng transcript ng mga pinag usapan nila? wag ka ring ano, feeling mo naman part ka ng council ng IATF

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  4. I guess even if walang reklamo, gagawan naman talaga ng paraan ng Gobyerno iyan. Masyado lang atat yung mga pa-woke. And now that it is happening, aakuhin ng nga pa-woke ang credit.

    The Government has been working non-stop to fight this pandemic, they deserve all the credit for making mass testing possible in our dear third world Philippines.

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    1. True. Of course kailangan pa ihanda ng government ang facilities at hindi naman readily naging available ang test kits at mga testing centers pero the govt is doing everything to make our country safe again. Yung mga nega at puro reklamo wala naman naitutulong. Masyado nagmamagaling. Di na lang sumuporta at sumunod sa utos ng govt like stay home, social distancing etc.

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  5. Nagrereklamo po sila because they badly need it. If all of them did not speak tulad ng ineexpect mo na manahimik sila. Hanggang kailan pa ang mass testing? Lalabas po ba ito sa article ngayon? As you can see konti tayo supplies in order for mass testing to happen. The increase of demands and protests just proves na kailangan na actionan agad ng government. Just be grateful for your fellow Filipinos na nag voice out para SAYO at SA ATING LAHAT that we all need mass testing. Time is our enemy here, day by day risk of infection is getting high. You also can't expect them to stay at home since some of them need food. If you would put up a statement about magimbak ng pagkain, I am sure they did. And what happens if that ran out? Hintay relief goods, right sure. Appreciated. But is that enough to support a whole family? Not to mention, the relief goods in some places were just sent this week or last week. Furthermore, one per family. And guess what gaano kaya karaming household members sa iba't ibang families?

    It's unfair. Tbh. The government has to listen to its people lalo na we are under a DEMOCTRATIC GOVERNMENT. That explains it. The government is ruled by its people. Isipin mo rin, if you were in their place, gutom ka, bibigyan ka ng di sapat na goods, hindi mo ba paglalaban place mo as a citizen? That's all.

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  6. Thanks for the TRUE critics. Silang mga talagang nagsasalita para sa improvement ng bansa. Sila ang may karapatang kumuha ng credit. Pero no thanks for the bashers!! They don't want our country to improve, they only want the downfall of the current government. Tapos pag may ganitong nangyare nakikikuha sila ng credit? Kesyo nag ingay din sila, nag "reklamo" din sila, but in reality nag ingay lang naman sila dahil gusto nila mapabagsak ang gobyerno, hindi para mapaunlad ito. Mga lehitimong plastik. Patunay yung hashtag nilang OustDuterte doon. Again, salute for the TRUE critics. For the bashers, mamatay kayo sa inis. Wala kayong bilang.

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  7. Mass testing will be conducted after lockdown, i think it was planned already ,nagmamagaling lang talaga kayo, u have no trust in the first place sa government , sa tingin ko naman hnd bulag ang administration, let them do the work may kusa yan sila bakit ba nag protest ba na mag lockdown before nangyari ang lockdown? Nagmamagaling na naman kayong mga critics , always naman kayong ganyan eh kahit sino umuupo sa government mga rebellious group kasi , rebelling ones government , bullshit!

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  8. Sino po author nito? 'Di 'to credible kapag walang author.

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