Stories of inspiring Filipino deeds during the COVID-19 pandemic and enhanced community quarantine were honored in a new Choose Philippines video released on the ABS-CBN channels.
The video was released on social media by Choose Philippines on April 2, 2020.
“Tunay na walang pinipiling lugar o edad ang kabutihan. Ang bawat tulong ay mahalaga dahil tayong lahat ay magkakapamilya. 💛 Babangon at lalaban tayo hangga’t makakaya. Maraming salamat sa inyong kabutihan at malasakit! #ChoosePositivity #ChoosePhilippines ❤️💚💙,” Choose Philippines posted.
In the video, 12 different inspiring stories that went trending on social media these past weeks were featured and honored, including a story published by Good News Pilipinas.
Below are the 12 individuals and groups whose inspiring deeds were featured:
Tony Quezon is a Baguio farmer who donated vegetables for the frontliners.
Jemar Gascon and his friends delivered relief goods in a mountain area in Rizal.
Tabak Sang-re Organization
An LGBT group from Tabak Sang-re Organization sewed washable facemasks for the frontliners.”Sangres In Action. Laban Lang Tabak Sang-Re,” the organization posted on March 25.
Kuya Banana Vendor
A banana vendor was seen still selling bananas for the regular price of PhP50 per kilogram. The viral photo of Kuya Banana Vendor was uploaded by netizen Alma Anonas – Carpio on March 23. “Ayoko magtaas ng presyo. Kailangan ng taong kumain kahit dito lang aambag ako,” he said.
Mang Boyong, a street food vendor selling Taho, was seen in stills and videos giving up his daily income and chose to give away the popular Filipino snack to feed checkpoint personnel along the Valenzuela-Meycauayan Bulacan boundary.
Check out the full story here.
Neil Delgado Garcia
Neila Delgado Garcia, is a one-legged Baguio delivery driver who was able to bring food for the frontliners. ““Kailangan po natin magtulungan ngayon kasi po para sa ‘tin din po naman ito,” he said in an ABS-CBN report.
Edwin Blando delivered relief goods to the tricycle drivers. “Kapag nawalan sila ng biyahe wala rin po silang pagkain. Maliit na bagay lang po ang naitulong namin sa kanila maitatawid nila sa isang araw,” Blando said in the video.
Mindanao Youth Aid
Mindanao Youth Aid worked at repacking health kits for the frontliners in their area in Nabunturan, Davao de Oro.
UP Visayas students
Last March 17, stranded UP Visayas (UPV) students in Iloilo coordinated with UPV University Student Council (UPV-USC) in making the face shields using foam, acetate, magic tape, double-sided tape and stapler with funding from the Philippine College of Physicians Visayas Chapter.
“Salute to these volunteers who gave their time and effort in order to aid our frontliners. Tuloy pa ‘rin ang laban, mga Iskolar. 🌻 #SerbisyongMedikal,” said UP Visayas student Hannah Labrador.
Benmar Panaguiton and family
Panaguiton family sewed facemasks and donated them. “From accounting to face mask making…..😳” Benmar Panaguiton posted on March 19.
Kuya Fil volunteered to buy the medicines of his neighbors. “Nagbahay-bahay ako para makuha ang lista ng mga kailangan nilang bilhin dito sa bayan,” he said in the video.
Edgar Ngujo is a driver of Free Ride Service for frontliners. “Medyo nakakatakot pero gusto kong mag-serbisyo,” he said.
More good deeds from citizens across the Filipino nation were seen on social media. Among them is the story of how Rizal-based designer Michael Leyva and his team created personal protective suits, head covers, and face masks for frontliners in the fight against the coronavirus disease pandemic.
Palawan Eco-artist JC Enon designed a way to transform plastic bottles into personal protective equipment (PPE) face shields for healthcare workers and other frontliners in the battle against the coronavirus disease or COVID-19. The Puerto Princesa-based iCARES Earth Hero Awardee designed the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Face Shields using plastic bottles or acetate and a few other materials and uploaded on March 15, 2020, the YouTube instructional videos for free and public use.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE AND SEND CHEERS in the comments below to our ordinary Filipino heroes and Choose Philippines for encouraging more good deeds as we face the COVID-19 pandemic.
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