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Cong. Greg joins call for more inclusive mass testing

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Bacolod Cong. Greg Gasataya joins the “urgent plea” of party members allied with the Nationalist People’s Coalition for a “more inclusive mass testing”.

Screengrab from Cong. Greg Gasataya's FB account.
Screengrab from Cong. Greg Gasataya’s FB account.

“This should be our mentality especially [after we have another confirmed case] from La Castellana,” the congressman said. (READ: Province’s Patient 2 might affect modified ECQ)

Gasataya said with Bacolod’s population of over 600,000, more tests should be conducted aside from those identified through contact tracing.

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“We have only tested about 0.04% of our population,” said.

Earlier, NPC urged the InterAgency Task Force and the Department of Health to immediately conduct “an effective, efficient, responsive, and more inclusive mass testing for Covid-19”.

The NPC members who filed the resolution included party members Senate President Vicente Sotto, two other senators, 44 members of the House of Representatives, and eight governors.

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Hannah A. Papasin
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Writer. Critic. Professor. She started writing since primary school and now has two published textbooks on communication. A film buff, she's a Communication, Media Literacy and Journalism Professor of the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, and has a Master's Degree in English.
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