Jennylyn Mercado, Dennis Trillo give face masks, alcohol to public hospital
Actors Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo donated boxes of face masks, face shields and alcohol to frontliners combating the spread of COVID-19.
The couple sent the supplies to the health workers at the Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center in Marikina City, as per Mercado’s Facebook post yesterday, Sept. 11.
Along with the donations, Mercado also penned a heartfelt message to the staff, which one of the workers uploaded on Instagram Stories. The actress included in her post a screenshot of the frontliner’s photo of her letter.
“Thank you so much for all the work you’ve been doing,” Mercado said in her message. “Words can’t express how thankful we all are for you.”
“Without you, this war against [COVID-19] would have been over. We would have been defeated,” she added. “You gave us a fighting chance. You saved so many lives.”
Mercado also thanked them for continuing to work despite feeling exhausted.
“You deserve so much better than what you are given. I am so sorry for that,” she expressed.
Mercado previously expressed her dismay over the working conditions of health workers last July. The actress lamented how they still need to ask for mandatory COVID-19 testing and better work schedules as they continue to treat infected patients.
“Nakakadismaya na kailangan pa talaga nila magdemand sa mga bagay na dapat kusang ibinibigay sa kanila (It is dismaying that they still have to demand things that should have been given to them voluntarily),” the actress said at the time.
Along with Mercado and Trillo, celebrities such as Angel Locsin, Anne Curtis and Pia Wurtzbach have also donated various supplies to medical centers.
The Department of Health reported that there are over 250, 000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of yesterday, Sept. 11. More than 4,108 have died from the disease, while over 186,00 patients have recovered. /ra
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