MPTC supports DPWH Heal as One COVID-19 projects: donates 350 beds for PICC quarantine facility

By: Inquirer, as seen on, 06:42 PM April 21, 2020

The Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) has quickly responded to the request of government, through the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), for 350 hospital beds for the Heal As One quarantine facilities in the Philippine Convention Center (PICC).

In photo are officials of DPWH, MPTC, and the Build Build Build Program, from left: MPTC assistant vice president Celeste Pia Alimon, DPWH-National Capital Region Asst. Regional Director Juby Cordon, and DPWH Build! Build! Build! chairperson Anna Mae Lementillo. PICC’s 4,000 sq.m. Forum Hall has been fully converted into a quarantine center and turned over to the PNP Medical Corps.

“We welcome the opportunity to support DPWH in achieving its target for PICC and other quarantine facilities,” Ms. Alimon said. The DPWH was given the mandate to convert properties into Heal As One quarantine centers – like the PICC, Ninoy Aquino Sports Complex, the Phil Sports Arena (ULTRA) and the World Trade Center among others.