Shopping malls now host saliva collection sites for RT-PCR tests

THE Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is opening saliva collection centers for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tests in various shopping malls nationwide.

Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) said it signed a partnership agreement with PRC to establish 20 drive-thru saliva collection sites for RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) testing in its malls.

“By taking advantage of Robinsons Malls’ strategic locations in key cities, PRC’s Drive-Thru Saliva Collection Sites will now be more accessible to the public, servicing thousands of Filipinos,” RLC said in a statement.

The sites will be located in the following Robinsons Malls in Luzon: Robinsons Place Malolos, Robinsons Starmills, Robinsons Luisita, Robinsons Place Pangasinan, Robinsons Place Santiago, Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Otis, Robinsons Metro East, Robinsons Place Antipolo, Robinsons Town Mall Malabon, Robinsons Novaliches, Robinsons Place Dasmariñas, Robinsons Place Imus, and Robinsons Place Gen. Trias.

In the Visayas, collection sites will be found in Robinsons Galleria Cebu, Robinsons Place Bacolod, and Robinsons Place Pavia; and in Mindanao: Robinsons Place Butuan, Robinsons Place Valencia and Robinsons Place Iligan.

At the same time, Ayala Malls is working with the PRC to set up collection sites in Circuit and Market! Market!.

“Ayala Malls offered its open spaces to support The Philippine Red Cross by providing testing facilities. In addition to Circuit and Market! Market!, we look forward to accommodating more Red Cross testing sites in our malls,” Ayala Malls President Christopher Maglanoc said in a statement.

Also, Araneta City signed an agreement with PRC to host a drive-thru saliva collection site at the Araneta City Bus Port, in front of Ali Mall in Cubao. The site will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until August 2021.

Those interested may book their appointments online at and pick the mall of your choice.