LOOK: Bea Alonzo makes face shields for COVID-19 frontliners

/ 12:20 PM April 05, 2020
Bea Alonzo

Images: Instagram/@beaalonzo

Bea Alonzo helped create face shields to protect health workers combating the spread of COVID-19 in the Philippines.

“So, yesterday, we decided to create face shields for the frontliners,” the actress said in her Instagram post yesterday, April 4.


Prior to assembling the face shields, Alonzo handled the materials needed to build them while wearing gloves and a face mask, as seen in photos accompanying her post.


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So, yesterday, we decided to create face shields for the frontliners. Thank you @luckycathy_binag for donating 2,000 raw materials and also for donating 100 gallons of ethyl alcohol. 🙏🏻 It’s hump day for I AM HOPE ORG. today because it’s our first REPACKING DAY at our head quarters! Maliit na tulong ito kumpara sa ginagawa para sa atin ng ating magigiting na frontliners! OUR REAL LIFE HEROES 🙌🏻 Let’s go! @iamhope_org @thisisrinanavarro @tricia_canilao @lucille_sering #IAmHOPEful #IAmHope #behindfrontliners #togetherwecan

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Alonzo thanked Cathy Binag for donating 2,000 raw materials for the shields as well as 100 gallons of ethyl alcohol to their initiative. The effort was spearheaded by the I Am Hope organization, which Alonzo co-founded with Cinema Evaluation Board member Rina Navarro.

Along with creating face shields, Alonzo and her team also began repacking relief goods yesterday.

“Maliit na tulong ito kumpara sa ginagawa para sa atin ng ating magigiting na frontliners!” she added.


(This is just a little help compared to what our brave frontliners are doing for us!)

“OUR REAL LIFE HEROES,” Alonzo referred to them.

Navarro and Alonzo started the said organization so they “can stand behind all the frontliners,” as seen in a separate video on the actress’ page.

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Regram from @iamhope_org ————————————————————— Our journey begins❣️TOGETHER we can stand behind the Frontliners who sacrifice and dedicate their lives in the battle against COVID. Gusto po natin pasalamatan ang ating mga Frontliners. Mga Doktor, Nurses, health workers, ang cashier na nasa groceries, janitors, security guards, drivers, garbage collectors, at marami pa po sila, na araw araw pa din patuloy na nagsisilbi, malayo sa kanilang pamilya, para makatulong sa ating lahat. Marami po tayong magagawa para makatulong – isa na po dito ang manatili sa ating tahanan. Let us be HOPEful, let us pray. Let us do our part, and help save those who save lives. A special THANK YOU 🙏 to the I AM HOPE TEAM & HQ Volunteers. Friends who donated, helped, allocated, and generously helped us, a true reflection indeed of their desire to help others. We will remember that you were the first ones who stood with us. PT&T,POTENCEE,PUREGOLD,UNFILTERED, CATHY BINAG & VHONG ❣️ . . #IAmHOPEful #IAmHope #behindfrontliners #togetherwecan . @thisisrinanavarro @tricia_canilao @lucille_sering . . @puregold_ph @potencee_ph @pascuallab @luckycathy_binag @vhongx44

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Aside from Alonzo, her fellow actresses Angel Locsin and Anne Curtis have also extended their support to the health workers on duty amid the pandemic. Locsin has been providing tents for hospitals that face overcrowding issues while Curtis donated surgical gloves and alcohol to hospitals. JB


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