EL NIDO, Palawan — A commercial property owner here has offered the municipal government free use of some of its facilities for the town’s frontliners who may be assigned to handle COVID-19 cases.
El Nido mayor Edna Gacot-Lim recently entered into a memorandum of agreement with Conrado E. David, owner of CED Villas and CED Garden Residence and president of the town’s Municipal Tourism Council (MTC) for the use of its facility located some 7 kilometers from the center of the town in Barangay Corong-Corong.
“We offered that help to the local government unit (LGU) ng El Nido matagal na dahil gusto nating makatulong sa ganitong paraan at syempre nandidito na rin tayo bilang isa sa mga negosyante at katuwang ng ating pamahalaan. Hindi na dapat antayin pa kung sino man ang gustong tumulong o hindi,” David told Palawan News in a phone interview.
David said the CED Villas has 12 rooms, each with queen-size bed to accommodate 2 health workers. CED Garden Residence has 7 rooms, equipped with queen-size beds each and can also accommodate 2 frontliners.
“More or less nasa five minutes siya tatakbuhin ng wheels, depende lang din sa speed,” he said.
He said the LGU shall handle repairs and any damage that may be incurred by the temporary stay of the health workers and medical professionals serving in the frontliners against COVID-19.