Ilagan City—City and national government officials recently led the laying of the cornerstone of the Molecular Laboratory at the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council complex here.
Isabela Governor Rodolfo Albano III and 1st District Rep. Antonio T. Albano were joined by LPGMA Rep. Allan Ty, 1st District Board Members Emmanuel Albano and Emmanuel Añes, former congresswoman Ana Go, San Pablo Mayor Jojo Miro, and chapter board members of the Philippine Red Cross-Isabela chapter.
Rep. Albano, as PRC-Isabela Chapter chairman, expressed his gratitude to Senator Richard Gordon, PRC National Chairman, for donating the laboratory equipment to be used once the building is completed.
He also thanked Governor “Rodito” Albano for the lot and building donation.
“This will be the first-ever PRC Molecular Laboratory to rise in Cagayan Valley, aimed to expand the testing capacity for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the region, “Albano stressed.
“Apart from being a COVID-19 testing facility, the lab will provide the blood bank services that is needed by our province. It will also help the disaster relief operations in cases of emergencies and calamities that hopefully will not be hazardous for the province,” he added.