Actress and humanitarian aid worker, Angel Locsin, has been called a real-life angel for rescuing health workers by providing them tent sleeping quarters as the frontliners have been reporting for work even during the community quarantine to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Philippines.
Named a Forbes Asia “Hero of Philanthropy” for quickly coming to the aid of disaster-stricken communities, Angel Locsin again went into full action as the Philippines’ capital and the Luzon island went on lockdown COVID-19 on March 16, 2020.
Locsin made a call on March 20 for beds and other donations as she started setting up sleeping quarters for the exhausted and stranded health workers while public transportation was suspended during the lockdown.
Locsin asked for foldable cots and beds, pillows, and blankets to be utilized in sleeping tents beside medical facilities in Taguig. Celebrities were quick to donate their beds used while filming their shows.
The tents have been described as sanitary, safe, and stylish. Not only were they air-conditioned but they were also sanitized daily or after occupation, upholding strict sanitation regulations, manned by congenial receptionists, and had guards posted in the area 24/7. The fact that they were styled by La Belle Fete and Gideon Hermosa didn’t hurt.
Home-cooked meals were also served to the health workers.
Netizens praised Angel Locsin for these thoughtful and timely efforts to care for the healthcare providers of the city. Common comments on Facebook call her a “true angel” or the nation’s “Darna,” a callback to her former titular role in the television series of the Filipino superheroine.
Her next project, #UniTENTweStandPH, is an extension of the tent concept and aims to help decongest hospitals across Metro Manila by putting up quarantine or isolation tents for patients to be admitted in overcrowded hospitals.
Angel Locsin was also seen assisting the displaced families of the Taal Volcano eruption in January 2020.
SEND CHEERS in the comments below to Angel Locsin and her team of real-life angels who are helping healthcare workers and patients of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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