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OVP to launch free shuttle, dorm services for Cebu frontliners


The Office of the Vice President (OVP) will begin offering free shuttle and dormitory services to health workers in Cebu City starting Monday, July 6.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, Vice President Leni Robredo announced that the pilot run of the free shuttle service will include three initial routes with two trips each in the morning and afternoon. 

Meanwhile, the OVP’s Dorm 1 in Cebu City is located Barangay Banilad near the North General Hospital.

The dormitory is open on a first come, first serve basis to health workers, medical practitioners, and other frontline workers.

Those who wish to avail of the dormitory services must send the following information to ovpfreedormservice@gmail.com or to 0998 591 7408:

  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Contact number
  • Email address
  • Current home address
  • Emergency contact (name, contact details, and relationship to the applicant)
  • Civil status
  • Designation and hospital / organization where the applicant is working
  • Schedule of shift

In her weekly radio show, Robredo said the OVP will soon open up more dormitories and may also extend its services to the cities of Talisay, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu.

“Siguro middle of this week na dadating. Magbubukas na rin iyong dormitories natin. Mga dalawa hanggang tatlong dormitories lang muna. Ina-arrange lang,” she said.

“Nagpapasalamat po kami kasi iyong operations natin whether sa Cebu, sa Manila, hindi po namin magagawa kung walang private volunteers,” Robredo added.

The vice president also said the OVP has so far catered to over 570 health workers through its services but around 1,700 people are still on its waitlist.

Cebu City has the highest number of COVID-19 cases nationwide at 6,142.  — Julia Mari Ornedo/BM, GMA News