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Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) is one with the government and the private sector in helping the country battle the COVID-19 global health pandemic.
Through its Robinsons Malls, RLC has opened its Lingkod Pinoy Centers to Go Negosyo's A Dose of Hope vaccination program, recognizing that an even more accelerated vaccination roll-out is a crucial step toward achieving herd immunity.
Robinsons Mall and Go Negosyo have partnered to roll out a vaccination program aimed towards the inoculation of workers and economic frontliners under the MSMEs bracket, a sector that comprises 99 percent of the economy.
Under "A Dose of Hope” program, pioneered by Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion, the private sector, vaccine manufacturers, and the government have agreed to expedite the vaccine procurement process for private sector employees and economic frontliners.
Joey Concepcion said that there is an urgency to halt the recently detected transmission of the Delta variant through an accelerated vaccination rollout. “The Delta virus is here, and we must prepare now. With more and more cases being recorded, it’s become a tight and dangerous race between Delta and the government and private sector’s efforts to vaccinate the unvaccinated." he said.
Concepcion also acknowledged the support of the Robinsons Mall to facilitate the private sector's inoculation rollouts. "With this, I recognize the efforts of our partner Robinson Land Corporation, for facilitating a speedy private sector’s vaccination rollout, and making it more accessible to our MSMEs who have been greatly affected by this pandemic,” he shared.
This is especially critical for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that are unable to procure vaccine supplies on their own due to the minimum order requirement for logistics and vaccine administration. Almost 300 MSMEs with close to 170,000 employees are targeted to benefit from the program that will be offered in several Robinsons Malls across the country.
In Metro Manila, vaccination sites are slated to open in Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Magnolia, and Robinsons Place Manila. For the rest of Luzon, these will be set up in Robinsons Place General Trias in Cavite, Robinsons Starmills in Pampanga, and Robinsons Place Palawan. Other malls that will be hosting the vaccination program include Robinsons Galleria Cebu and Robinsons Place Bacolod in Visayas, and Robinsons Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao. In addition to these, RLC is looking to roll out in more malls nationwide.
“We, at Robinsons Land, are committed to doing our part in helping the country and our fellow Filipinos overcome this crisis. We will continue to support efforts to vaccinate the population at the soonest possible time," said Frederick Go, RLC President and CEO.
Lingkod Pinoy Center is RLC’s mall-based government center that houses various government agencies with the aim of bringing critical services closer to citizens. Government offices in Lingkod Pinoy include the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Philhealth, Social Security System (SSS), Pag-IBIG and the Land Transportation Office (LTO). Located in one general area in the mall, the Lingkod Pinoy Center opened to the public in 2011, and has since served millions of Filipinos.
In addition to A Dose of Hope, RLC partnered with 28 LGUs nationwide for the on-going vaccination of individuals under the A1 to A5 priority groups. Robinsons Malls, indeed, serve as the perfect venues for these vaccination programs because of their strategic locations and easy accessibility via both public and private transportation
These efforts form part of RLC's overall commitment to strengthen the fight against COVID-19. Together with the rest of the Gokongwei Group, RLC is one with the nation in overcoming the crisis brought about by the pandemic, continuously responding to the call of the times.
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Editor's Note: This article was provided by Robinsons Malls.