Valenzuela offers temporary shelters for Obando frontliners

April 07, 2020

THE Valenzuela City Government offered its own facility for temporary shelters of Obando frontliners as the municipality enforced total lockdown in its boundaries to combat COVID -19.

Mayor Rex Gatchalian said the Obando Frontliner Center, the city’s very own temporary shelter that will cater Obando frontliners can accommodate 30 persons complete with beds, blankets, pillows and basic toiletries per individual.

Housed in the City’s Social Hall, free food, snacks, water and coffee are also available for the dear frontliners – providing relief after a long day of duty fighting COVID-19.

Likewise for Valenzuela City frontliners who will be assigned to the Central Isolation Units for the COVID-19 cases of the City, Meaco Royal Hotel was rented by the City Government of Valenzuela to house them temporarily. Free shuttle services are also being provided for the City frontliners.

Obando, a municipality of Bulacan, has announced through its Facebook page that it will enforce a total lockdown of its boundaries last March 30, 2020 following the increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases on the nearby cities.

Only essential goods will be allowed to enter and exit the municipality, but those who will be leaving Obando will not be allowed entry again, a problem that posed a great challenge for frontliners who reside in Obando but are working outside the municipality.

Currently, there are a number of frontliners who are also Obando residents working at the Valenzuela Citicare Medical Center, Valenzuela City Emergency Hospital, Allied Care Experts Medical Center Valenzuela and the DOH-run Valenzuela Medical Center. This temporary shelter welcomed them and shall continue to operate at their service.

Almost like a home, Obando Frontliner Center comes with the Alagang Valenzuelano Mobile Shower and Toilet which is being used by Valenzuela City as part of its disaster preparedness plan, usually placed in evacuation centers to cater to evacuees during calamities.