On January 09, 2021, the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBF), in partnership with Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU), turned over a PHP 18 million worth of molecular laboratory to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Bajada, Davao City.

The facility shall address the growing need for COVID 19 testing, specifically in this region, which can run 200 samples each day.

The blessing and inauguration, an actual turnover ceremony, was presided by Fr. Antonio Basilio, SJ, Rector of the Davao Jesuit Community. The virtual ceremony was attended by the following:

Alfred Ty
Trustee of MBFI

Aniceto SobrepeƱa
President of MBFI

Leopoldo Vega
Undersecretary of Department of Health (DOH)

Sebastian Duterte
Vice Mayor of Davao City

Dr. Marjorie Culas
Assistant Head of Davao City Health Office
(to represent Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio)

Dr. Ricardo Audan
Chief OIC of SMPC Medical Center

Atty. Oscar Mata
Chief Administrative Office of SPMC

Fr. Joel Tabora SJ
President of Ateneo de Davao University

Jeremy Eliab
Executive Vice President of Ateneo de Davao University

To watch the live coverage of the Blessing and Inauguration of the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Molecular Laboratory, visit Ateneo de Davao University’s official Facebook page: https://fb.watch/2_6O5Ysmpf/

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