For months now, Pasig City has been at the forefront of good governance, especially in the response to COVID-19 crisis. For one, Pasig was among the first cities to offer bicycles to its frontliners when transportation became a problem during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).
Now, Pasig has once again stepped up its game. On August 7, Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto announced that the city’s own molecular diagnostic laboratory is near 100% completion. The lab can be used for COVID-19 testing and processing of results. And when the pandemic is finally over (hopefully soon!), Mayor Vico says that the laboratory can be used for dengue, HIV, and other diseases. (Read: Bea Alonzo Meets ‘Mama’s Favorite’ Vico Sotto in Pasig Relief Effort)
As of writing, the laboratory is yet to be registered to the Department of Health because it needs a name. This has prompted the millennial mayor to asked netizens for suggestions— with a warning that they cannot suggest “Vico Lab”—and in true Pinoy fashion, they didn’t fail to deliver.
To bring you in on the fun, we compiled 10 of the most hilarious and wittiest replies to Vico’s tweet!
The Persistent One
Mayor ito na po multa ko pic.twitter.com/8wP8gQveXj— ???? (@ann_skie29) August 7, 2020
The One With A Bang!
PasigLab ( "Pasiklab" since pasiklab naman talaga pamamahala mo sa pasig hehe ? )— ohohred (@red_lamera) August 7, 2020
The Acronym That Spells L-O-V-E
siguro mas maganda makakita ng isang govt establishment na nasa sarili nating wika. So I go for Laboratoryong Molekular ng mga Pasigueno (LaMP / LMP / LabMoPa haha)— Tzodoq (@tzdqmgbn) August 7, 2020
Will This Count, Mayor?
Pag #ILabYouMayor may multa ba???✌️— cristina zacarias (@zach_tin) August 7, 2020
eto entries ko Mayor @VicoSotto ILOG Pasig – Identification Lab of the Government of Pasig— Flip Martinez (@flipsilog) August 7, 2020
Pasig RIVER – Rapid Indentification of Virus for Effective Recovery
Pasiglab – Pasig's Advanced System for the Identification of Genetic Materials Laboratory
Another Mapagmahal Acronym
Integrated Laboratory Unit for Virus Confirmation (iLabU ViCo)— Quirk From Home (@goingbananers) August 7, 2020
nang ma in-lab ako sayo kala ko pag-ibig mo ay tunay— nerissa ? ⁷ | ? (@chrstlalvrd) August 7, 2020
The Beyoncé Fan
"Crazy in Lab" bago i-release 'yung result may music ni Beyonce. P'wede ring 'Boy with Lab' Oh my my my, oh my my my…— Alexis D' Rusty (@AlexDRusty) August 7, 2020
The Sense of Humor
Pasig City Health Unit for Viral Assessment. (CHUVA)— Quirk From Home (@goingbananers) August 8, 2020
Because, this millennial mayor and the city’s response is really magaling
PasiGaling Center— Quarantayms (@bugsycutee) August 7, 2020
Now we can’t wait to see whose name suggestion will Mayor Vico choose!