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LOOK: Mika Dela Cruz gives away face shields to frontliners in Malabon

/ 06:10 PM March 30, 2020

Image: Instagram/@mikadlacruz

MANILA, Philippines — Actress Mika Dela Cruz has extended aid during the COVID-19 crisis by providing frontliners with face shields as protection against the highly-infectious respiratory illness.

The “Kara Mia” star took the initiative to gather face shields and give them away personally in Malabon City to a hospital, military personnel, security guards, and market vendors over the weekend.

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She posted Saturday on Instagram pictures of her with frontliners wearing the face shields. 

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DAY 1 • hindi ko maexplain yung nararamdaman ko ngayon :( nakakataba ng puso na kahit sa maliit na paraan naproteksyunan ko sila.. these are face shields po for protection (PPE) ng ating amazing and selfless frontliners na araw araw nakikipagsapalaran para saatin. i just wanted to give back to them in my own little way… salamat po sa sakripisyo ninyo! we appreciate each & every one of you. ingatan niyo din po ang inyong mga sarili ha? konting tiis nalang, matatapos din po ito.. SALAMAT PO SAINYO ❤️🙏🏻😢 sa lahat po ng gustong tumulong pero hindi alam kung papaano.. marami pong paraan :) pwede po kayong magdonate online sa mga official organizations para dito o kaya naman direct sa mga hospitals na. if monetary, wag kayong malula or matakot. any amount will help naman po. kahit 20pesos or 50pesos man yan may matutulungan ho kayo. pwede din po kayong mag DIY ng mga PPE or food packages para sa mga frontliners at sa mga nangangailangan. kung hindi naman po hot meals ang maipprepare kahit relief goods po ay makakatulong lalo na sa mga pamilya na walang wala talagang pambili kahit pagkain. kung talagang wala din pong maibibigay :) wag po magalala.. kahit simpleng pagsspread ng awareness.. kahit simpleng words of encouragement sa mga taong hindi maganda ang kalagayan at natatakot ngayon.. kahit konting pagintindi at pagaalala po po sa ating frontliners.. kahit maisama lang natin sila sa prayers natin araw araw… may nagagawa na po tayo 🤗 #loveinthetimeofcorona

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“Nakakataba ng puso na kahit sa maliit na paraan naproteksyunan ko sila,” she said. (It fills my heart that in a small way I gave them protection.)

Dela Cruz encouraged followers to help in their own ways, from making a donation to giving words of encouragement to those in difficult situations during this time of COVID-19 pandemic.

On Sunday, she shared pictures of her handing out face shields at a public market and to a pharmacy and other retail staff. 

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 “It broke my heart to see na karamihan sa mga nagtitinda sa palengke walang kahit na anong protection at halos lahat sila may mga edad na,” she lamented.

 (It broke my heart to see that many of the vendors have no protection and almost all of them are old.)

 “Talagang sa resistensya [na lang] nila sila nagrerely na sana huwag mainfect,” she said. (They are just really relying on their immunity to not get infected.)

She also observed that it seemed impossible to implement social distancing given the volume of people in the market.

 “Salamat po! Kayo po ang aming mga superhero,” she said. (Thank you! You are our superheroes.)

 Besides Dela Cruz’s charitable act, celebrities like Pia Wurtzbach and K Brosas have efforts to give masks to health workers amid a shortage of medical supplies.

As of Monday afternoon, the Philippines has 1,546 people infected with COVID-19, including 78 deaths and 42 recoveries.

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