Mayor Magalong denies Baguio, city officials making money off COVID19 pandemic


Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong denied that the city government is making money out of the coronavirus disease (COVID19) pandemic.

The Baguio politiko made the statement after accusations that the pandemic has become a money-making endeavour for the city government.

Magalong said the city government is not earning anything from the COVID19 tests.

“Testing was made a border requirement to ensure that all those coming into city are cleared of the virus. Travellers have the option to undertake their tests from their place of origin or here in the city through the private providers of the RT-PCR or Antigen tests,” he explained.

“We are not connected to these providers and there is no way we are profiting from them,” Magalong added.

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