Muntinlupa LGU allocates P170-million for COVID-19 vaccine

QUEZON CITY, Dec. 28 (PIA) -- The local government of Muntinlupa has allocated funds for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines.

In a statement, Mayor Jaime Fresnedi said the city government has initially allocated 170 million pesos budget for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines for city residents.

The mayor said that despite the National Government plan to provide vaccine for everyone, the city will be allocating its own budget for the vaccination program to ensure all Muntinlupa residents will receive the vaccine.

The City Health Office, meanwhile, advises the public to continue observing minimum health protocols despite having the possibility of the vaccine roll-out in 2021.

The city government has also partnered with Staysafe.PH to implement a “No QR Code, No Entry Policy” in all establishments for mandatory contact tracing starting January 2021.

Fresnedi approved City Ordinance No. 2020-181 mandating the installation and use of Staysafe.PH system as an automated contact tracing through the use of QR Codes in all commercial establishments, workplaces, churches, and government offices.

“All residents and visitors who will enter, work, or do business in all indoor or enclosed public and private establishments in Muntinlupa shall be required to download the StaySafe.PH application and register to secure a unique QR Code which they can store on their phone or print for physical copy,” Fresnedi said.

QR Codes for non-smartphone user registrants shall be generated by their respective barangays and shall be distributed to where the registrant resides.

The local government has also inaugurated the city’s Molecular Laboratory and a new We Heal As One Center Isolation Facility in Filinvest, Alabang.

The Muntinlupa City Molecular Laboratory is now operational after its accreditation from the Department of Health has been approved.

Muntinlupa also possess 148-bed We Heal As One Center in Filinvest Tent Alabang,  the city’s second Emergency Quarantine Facility constructed by the Department of Public Works and Highways.

The isolation facility is set to be managed by the Bureau of Fire Protection while the local government pledged to fund its utility charges. (PIO MUntinlupa/PIA-NCR)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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