We, the Governing Board of the National Research Council of the Philippines, the country’s first and oldest scientific organization consisting of over 4,000 researchers, scientists, engineers, technologists, and artists all over the Philippines, support the statement issued by the group “Scientists Unite Against COVID-19” calling for an increased and expanded testing for COVID-19 in the country, through the following mechanisms: augmenting COVID-19 testing kits, mobilizing otherwise unutilized qPCR machines, and training and mobilizing scientists with molecular biology and related skills for COVID-19 testing.