MANILA - Medical workers fighting the novel coronavirus will get free motorcycle rides to and from their workplaces and dormitories provided by Vice President Leni Robredo's office, it said Friday.
A motorcycle company on Thursday lent 10 of its vehicles and helmets to those who stay in the dormitories, said the Office of the Vice President (OVP).
“Itinuturing naming magandang regalo ito, lalo na’t nataon ang paghahatid ng mga nasabing units sa kaarawan ni VP Leni,” the OVP said in its Facebook page.
(We treat this as a gift, especially since the delivery of the said units coincided with VP Leni's birthday.)
There were no immediate details on who would drive the motorcycles and which dorms would get them.
The transportation department has temporarily banned backrides on motorcycles to arrest the spread of COVID-19.
The Vice President celebrated her 55th birthday with a surprise lunch from her staff who posted videos and photos on Facebook.
Robredo thanked those who greeted her and wished for the safety of all Filipinos.
“Sana po OK kayo kung nasaan man kayo ngayon, sigurado nasa mga bahay kayo pero sana OK kayo,” Robredo said on the official page of the OVP.
(I hope you are okay where you are. For sure, you are in your houses, but I hope you're okay.)
The OVP said it also sent additional safety gear for health workers in Visayas and Mindanao.
The Vice President thanked private aviation companies and pilots for bringing the donations to the provinces.