UP opens Pep Squad's training venue as isolation facility

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Posted at May 19 2020 11:11 AM

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The Kalinga Center of the College of Human Kinetics is now a step-down isolation facility. Photo courtesy of Atty. Mars Arias of UP ACTasONE

MANILA, Philippines -- To support the government's drive to curb the effect of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the University of the Philippines (UP) has opened the Kalinga Center of the College of Human Kinetics as a step-down isolation facility.

The newly converted step-down facility was the training venue for the UP women's basketball team and the UP Pep Squad.

It is equipped with tents, mattresses, and beddings that will be used by recovering COVID-19 patients and patients awaiting the result of their retests. 

It also has shower and toilet amenities, water dispensers, and washing machines, along with hygiene kits.

"Nakita namin 'yung value and significance of serving the UP community. For as long as puro remote learning sa UP, we will support this," said UP CHK dean and UAAP Board of Managing Directors member Kiko Diaz.

"Wala pa namang face-to-face classes so we saw fit that one of the facilities be transformed to an isolation facility," he added.

The step-down facility is a tripartite initiative between UP CHK, Maynilad, and UP ACTasONE which is headed by Mike Defensor.

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