Emi Calixto-Rubiano: Testing behind rise in COVID-19 cases


Pasay Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano allayed residents’ fears over the jump in COVID-19 cases in the city, attributing the increase to more aggressive testing.

In a Facebook live stream, Calixto-Rubiano noted that other areas in the country are also experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases.

“The positive cases are increasing not only in Pasay but also nationwide, that’s because we are conducting massive testing, so of course, we see a lot more residents tested positive, she said.

The mayor urged residents to follow health and safety protocols to minimize their risk of contracting the virus.

The local government of Pasay recently established a contact tracing command center (CTCC), which Calixto-Rubiano said would “serve as the nerve center for data gathering in Pasay City.”