Ronnie Dadivas gets Roxas City its own COVID testing lab


Roxas City is getting a major upgrade amid the pandemic.

Mayor Ronnie Dadivas is not resting on his laurels even if there’s a low number of COVID-19 cases in Capiz. The politiko shocked many when he reported that the city will soon have its own RT-PCR testing laboratory, which will be used to test specimen in a mobile lab to accommodate various barangays.

“Our private hospitals agreed to partner with the City Government in the effective management, operation and maintenance of the said laboratory,” the politiko said, adding the material will not go to waste post-COVID.

“We also made sure that the RT-PCR lab will have post utilization capabilities. Aside from COVID tests, the laboratory and machines may be used to test for other infectious diseases,” he added.