Construction underway for new Philippine Cancer Center in Quezon City

MANILA, (PIA) — The Department of Public Works and Highways-National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) is constructing a new 20-story Philippine Cancer Center in Quezon City, aiming to provide Filipinos with improved access to modern cancer treatment facilities.

The status of the P3.6 billion project, which aligns with President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s mission to provide Filipinos with accessible and affordable healthcare, was reported by DPWH-NCR Director Engr. Loreta M. Malaluan on Tuesday, May 28, during the first weekly “Kapihan sa Bagong Pilipinas” organized by the Presidential Communications Office and Philippine Information Agency-National Capital Region, and held at the DPWH-NCR office in Manila.

Magsisilbing state-of-the-art at medernisadong pasilidad para sa paggamot at pag-aaral ng kanser ang 20-palapag na Philippine Cancer Center. Ang proyektong nagkakahalaga ng P3.60 bilyon ay naglalayong magtayo ng pinakaunang cancer center sa bansa na maghahatid ng komportable at epektibong serbisyong medikal para sa mga pasyenteng lumalaban sa iba’t ibang klase ng kanser,” Malaluan said.

(The project, worth P3.60 billion, aims to build the first cancer center in the country that will deliver comfortable and effective medical services for patients fighting different kinds of cancer.)

Kasama rito ang hepatic, renal, gastrointestinal, lung, breast, women reproductive organs, skin, maging ang mga hindi pangkaraniwang uri ng kanser, na mabibigyan na ng mas mabusising pag-aaral,” she added.

(This included hepatic, renal, gastrointestinal, lung, breast, women reproductive organs, skin, even the unusual types of cancer, which will be provided with more detailed research.)

The project, situated on a 5,000-square-meter lot within the Philippine Blood Center complex, is also envisioned to be a comprehensive facility for cancer care, encompassing diagnosis, treatment, research, and patient support.

According to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority, cancer ranks second to heart disease as the leading cause of death in the country. Hence, the project aims to address the lack of modernized cancer treatment facilities and technology.

Joining the press conference moderated by PIA-NCR Regional Director Emver P. Cortez (right) are DPWH-NCR Director Engr. Loreta M. Malaluan, Engr. Rodrigo I. Delos Reyes OIC Project Director, Unified Project Management Office-Bridges Mangement Cluster, and Engr. Pelita V. Galvez OIC Director, Public-Private Partnership Service. (Photo by Janna Pineda (PIA-NCR)

Matagumpay na nasimulan ng DPWH ang konstruksyon ng gusali noong March 8, 2024. Makaaasa ang publiko na agarang maihahatid ang serbisyong maibibigay ng gusali hindi lamang para sa mga pasyente, maging ang kanilang mga pamilya. Sa ngayon ay nasa 23.37 percent na ang accomplishment rate nito,” she said.

(The DPWH successfully started the construction of the building on March 8, 2024. The public can expect immediate delivery of the services the building can provide not only for patients, but also for their families. So far its accomplishment rate is at 23.37 percent.)

The project is expected to be completed within 360 calendar days.

Malaluan said the center is designed as a modern teaching and research hospital and will dedicate each floor to specific types of cancer, including hepatic, renal, gastrointestinal, lung, breast, women’s reproductive organs, skin, and even rare cancers.

It can be recalled that the Marcos administration wanted to transform cancer from a death sentence into a manageable condition. The center also aims to decrease cancer mortality and morbidity while promoting early detection and treatment. (PIA-NCR)

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