MANILA – To serve our country-bound balikbayans and returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), through the directive of Senator Richard Gordon, mobilized PRC staff and volunteers to set up Covid-19 test booking booth at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminals 1, 2, and 3.
Manila International Airport Authority general manager Eddie Monreal wrote a letter to Gordon, stating that OFWs are looking for PRC's presence at the terminals.
The booking booth will give returning countrymen access to high quality, fast, and affordable Covid-19 testing which PRC can amply provide.
"What is important now is to serve our balikbayans and our hardworking OFWs, and to safely bring them home to their families by providing quality, fast, and affordable testing for Covid-19," Gordon said in a media release on Thursday.
The PRC booking site for Covid-19 testing is the first one to have a digitized system of pre-arrival registration and computerized verification and encoding, allowing passengers to book and track their results efficiently and safely.
"Testing is important. We need to test to determine who's Covid-19 positive or not, especially with the threat of the Delta variant. But we can prevent it through testing and vaccination, which PRC is providing to our fellow Filipinos. We need to win our war against Covid-19," Gordon said. (PR)