Actress and philanthropist Angel Locsin has already raised more than ₱900,000 through an online funding site, which aims to help health staff fighting COVID-19 in the Philippines.
The campaign under her real name Angelica Colmenares is “#UniTENTweStandPH Campaign to help solve overcrowding in hospitals” (https://gogetfunding.com/unitentwestandph-campaign-to-help-solve-overcrowding-in-hospitals/#).
“To help stop the spread of the corona virus disease (COVID-19) and due to the overcrowding in public and private hospitals, we are launching a fund-raising campaign here in gogetfunding.com to help set up additional tents for patients. The objective is to accommodate more patients who need immediate treatments while also prioritizing the safety of our health workers,” she wrote.
Angel shared that as of now, they aim to set up least two tents, each measuring 12×24, in seven hospitals that requested for help. These are South City Hospital and Medical Center (Daang Hari, Bacoor City), Las Piñas Doctors Hospital, Las Piñas City Medical Center, St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and Medical Center (Sto. Tomas, Batangas), UniHealth Parañaque Hospital and Medical Center, Binakayan Hospital and Medical Center (Kawit, Cavite), and PNP Hospital.
According to Angel, each tent would cost around ₱50,000 based on their experience in setting up tents at Taguig Pateros District Hospital.
“If this campaign will be a success, we are hoping to reach other hospitals in Luzon and eventually in other parts of the country,” she promised. “I have avoided asking for financial donations but for now, it is best that we gather more resources and funding to be able to widen the reach, service and sustainability of this project. I would appreciate anything you can offer for this cause to help our fellow Filipinos survive this difficult time. Thank you so much in advance.”