Some 381 active frontliners deployed in the 15 island barangays of Tingloy municipalities to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 were provided with protective masks and gloves. Despite being isolated and geographically challenged crossing the oceans to serve the children and communities, the frontliners have hugely helped the communities to maintain 0 cases of COVID-19, to date.
The distribution of the health essentials was jointly initiated by GNIP, Rural Health Unit and Local Government Unit (LGU) departments led by Mayor Lauro F. Alvarez. GNIP provided 5,000 masks and 14 boxes of gloves to the frontliners. The ongoing success in curbing the spread of the virus in Tingloy municipality was regarded in the community people’s (Tingloyenos) cooperation with the government and being respectful, patient and loving with each other despite the situation. Our unwavering collective effort in this time is much needed and let us continue to unite against the COVID-19 fight!
From the several weeks of Good Neighbors International Philippines’ response to COVID-19, we’ve been able to provide first-hand protection to the frontliners in our project areas, such as face masks, gloves, alcohol, and among others.
Thus far, Tingloy Community Development Project in Batangas recently delivered 45 gallons of alcohol that will be distributed to the 381 frontliners of the municipality through the help of Mayor Lauro Alvarez. This will be utilized in 15 barangays, Rural Health Office, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Philippine National Police, Coast Guard, and Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office as they address the needs of the vulnerable groups.
The Local Government Unit and Inter-Agency Task Force was very appreciative of GNIP’s worthwhile support. Through this, it helped them boost their morale, increase their motivation, and make them feel safe to work hand-in-hand with this pandemic.