DMCI partners with Quezon City, other LGUs for vaccination drive

Consunji-led DMCI Homes is stepping up its vaccination drive for its workers to protect them from the virus, moving the country a step closer toward herd immunity. 

DMCI Holdings Inc. in partnership with local government units (LGUs) also started its own vaccination drive in its project sites starting in Quezon City last August 19, 2021.

In partnership with the Quezon City local government, DMCI Homes was able to inoculate some 664 workers in The Crestmont and Cameron Residences project sites during the initial vaccination drive in its recruitment office along EDSA in Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City from August 19 to 20. 

In addition, the company  assisted 500 workers from its Infina Towers and 114workers from The Celandine project sites get inoculated at the Quezon City Hall last August 20 and August 25.

DMCI Homes workers wait for their turn to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

In Pasay, some 137 workers in The Aston Place construction site have been assisted to get inoculated in various vaccination sites in Pasay City.  

“We hope to have more workers vaccinated in the coming weeks through the help of our partner LGUs. We’ve been encouraging them also to enlist in their respective LGUs so we can achieve our goal for herd immunity faster,” DMCI Homes Vice President for Human Resources Teresa Tiongson said.

In all, 4,623 of DMCI Homes’ 11,757construction workers have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of end-August.

A healthcare worker administers the COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination activity at DMCI Homes’ recruitment office along EDSA, Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City last August 19.

Tiongson said DMCI Homes aims to have all or most of its workers who are willing to be vaccinated at the soonest possible time with the support of LGUs.

Vaccinated workers thanked the company for making it more convenient for them to get the COVID-19 vaccine through onsite vaccination.

“Nagpapasalamat ako sa DMCI Homes kasi iniisip nila ang kapakanan ng mga tao nila. Napakaimportante nito para sa kalusugan namin at ng mga mahal namin sa buhay,” said Mark Rene Cortes, an electrician at The Crestmont construction site who got inoculated last August 19.