Actress Angel Locsin helped in the distribution of the first batch of personal protective equipment (PPEs) produced by fashion designer Michael Leyva and his team for medical workers and other frontliners battling the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.
On Instagram Wednesday, March 25, Michael shared photos of him and Angel posing by bags of PPEs that they sent over to health workers as he expressed his gratitude to frontliners who are actively helping to curb the spread of the COVID-19.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 Sent over our first sets of PPEs for our heroes #frontliners with our hero #Darna herself @therealangellocsin ❤️❤️❤️ i decided to put bible verses and words of encouragement to uplift their day❤️❤️❤️ Mabuhay po kayo and Maraming Salamat po sa malasakit ❤️🇵🇭🙏🏻 #sinulidcontracovid #michaelleyva #michaelleyvamanila #frontlinersph🙌🏻
"Sent over our first sets of PPEs for our heroes #frontliners with our hero #Darna herself, Angel. I decided to put bible verses and words of encouragement to uplift their day. Mabuhay po kayo and maraming salamat po sa malasakit," he wrote as caption.
The designer earlier said that he and his team are planning to produce about 2,000 protective suits made of washable and waterproof fabric as their way of giving back to frontliners.
We are one with this. #teammichaelleyva will be donating PPEs, head covers and masks for our heroes #frontliners MABUHAY po kayo at Salamat sa dedikasyon at pagmamahal sa ating bayan 🇵🇭 This wouldn’t have been possible without my team’s dedication and willingness to help. Special thanks to @lineamoderna #bayanihan Stay home, stay safe and we will get through this together.. God will be with us 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 #SinulidContraCovid #teammichaelleyva #michaelleyva
Aside from Leyva, other Filipino designers who used their tailoring skills and manpower to help solve the scarcity of PPEs in the country include Mich Dulce, Steph Lim, Patrice Ramos Diaz, Rajo Laurel, Patty Ang and Puey Quinones.
Vicki Belo's beauty clinic, Belo, has also donated all of its remaining stocks of PPEs to hospitals and authorities manning checkpoints across Luzon.
Angel, for her part, has set up sleeping quarters for doctors, nurses, and other essential workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. She's also actively soliciting beds and pillows. Last Thursday, March 26, "The General's Daughter" star shared that they were able to raise close to P1 million for tents they plan to put up in seven hospitals.
As of Thursday, the Philippines has recorded a total of 636 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 38 fatalities and 26 recoveries.