Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian on Friday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 infection, the latest public official to have contracted the illness.
"This is to inform the public that I tested positive for COVID-19 today. Following strict health protocols, I went on self-quarantine away from family, friends and the public," he said in a Twitter post.
He added that he is only experiencing mild symptoms from the virus "[which] goes to show that the vaccines are effective and working against it."
He urged the public to get COVID-19 boosters immediately.
Pasay Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano, Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco and former senator JV Ejercito earlier announced they had also contracted COVID-19.