Philippine TV’s Eat Bulaga once again championed the Filipino Bayanihan spirit by donating 3D printers for face shield-making at the University of Santo Tomas (UST).
The country’s longest-running noontime program handed over three 3D printers to the UST during the Juan for All, All for Juan segment where hosts usually give away livelihood packages to the lucky winners.
The state-of-the-art technology now helps Asia’s oldest university in its production of face shields to be given to medical health workers who serve as the frontliners in combating the coronavirus disease (COVID-9).
UST Facebook page announced on March 30, 2020, that TAPE, Inc. – the production company of Eat Bulaga – donated Ultimaker 2+ 3D printers.
“The University of Santo Tomas, through the Faculty of Engineering, received three brand-new Ultimaker 2+ 3D printers from the company producing the country’s longest-running noontime show, Eat Bulaga.
“The new printers, installed in the University earlier today, will augment UST’s efforts of producing visors for the face shields of frontliners,” the caption of the photos said.
The university expressed gratitude to the GMA Network noontime show for its donation. “Maraming salamat, TAPE, Inc. at mga Dabarkads!”
The innovative 3D printing in the Philippines has been gaining a lot of attention recently as IT laboratories have been using the technology to produce personal protective equipment for the country’s healthcare personnel.
Aside from UST, Batangas State University (BatStateU) has also been fabricating face shields for health workers using 3D printing technology, along with the FabLab PH COVID-19 response network across the Philippines.
Meanwhile, the Filipino-developed COVID-19 test kits approved by the Food and Drug Administration are now being readied for manufacturing.
SEND CHEERS in the comments below to Eat Bulaga and UST for working together to provide for the needs of healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19.
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