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Bullet Dumas, Juan Miguel Severo appeal for rooms, temporary living spaces for health workers

/ 12:53 PM March 18, 2020
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Bullet Dumas (left) and Juan Miguel Severo (right). Image: INQUIRER.net/Jester Burgos, Nukie Timtiman

As the government scrambles to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, citizens and celebrities alike are trying to help alleviate the plight of the people most affected by the crisis. Singer-songwriter Bullet Dumas, for one, is helping find places for health workers to temporarily reside in, while actor-poet Juan Miguel Severo is offering his own home.

Dumas is calling for the help of those who know of or are willing to offer a place near the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) so health workers can get to work easily as public transportation is suspended under the quarantine.

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“Hey, guys, kung sino man may space na pinapa-rent out, baka willing kayo tumulong sa health workers natin na mamalagi sa vicinity ng hospital na pinagtratrabahuan nila para di na sila mahirapan sa biyahe,” he posted on Facebook yesterday, March 17. “They’re willing to pay rent pero kung kaya mo iwaive na yun, much better!”

(Hey, guys, if some of you have space you are willing to rent out, or if you would like to help our health workers reside within the vicinity of the hospital they are working at so commuting will not be a hassle, they’re willing to pay rent. But if you can waive it altogether, much better!)

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Dumas is trying to help out one Dr. Paula Cheng who proposed the search for rentable spaces such as condominiums, apartments and the like, that are preferably just within walking distance of PGH.

Those willing to lend a hand can contact Cheng through the mobile phone number 09229320618, or through her Facebook profile.

Severo meanwhile is offering his place for health workers and other frontliners working near Project 6 in Quezon City.

“Hello. If you’re a health worker/frontliner working anywhere near Project 6, QC having trouble going to work because you live far from your hospital, you may #StayWithMeFrontliner. Just DM me,” he said on Twitter earlier today, March 18.

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“Those who live near hospitals and have a spare room/bed, I urge you to do the same,” he noted.

Under the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine, public transportation is put on hold, including transport network vehicle services Grab, Angkas, JoyRide and the like. This has left countless workers, especially daily-wage earners, in Metro Manila to be forced to walk for several hours to and from work. JB

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