Sat. Jan 22nd, 2022

MANILA — While the local government of Borongan City, Eastern Samar continues to keep its guard up against the entry of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the area, relief volunteers have come together to give assistance to workers at the front lines of the crisis.

The volunteers, who are alumni of the Eastern Samar National Comprehensive High School Batch 2012, banded together on April 25 to provide food packs and bottled water to men in uniform manning checkpoints, barangay responders and other volunteers.

“Thank you for taking care of us. Thank you for risking your lives. You risk your health everyday to ensure that our everyday routine can still be bearable and normal. Thank you for doing all that you can during this time,” the group wrote on Facebook.

The group also expressed solidarity to the front-liners hard at work amid the general community quarantine imposed in the city.

“You are the people that give us hope during this time. Please know that your sacrifices will not go unnoticed and is very appreciated. Our frontliners are our modern-day heroes who deserve our gratitude,” the group added.

They were able to raise money and supplies for their donation drive, and has slated more activities dedicated to underserved communities and remote areas in the city.

As of May 1, Borongan still has no confirmed case of Covid-19.

The provincial government of Eastern Samar earlier acquired eight new high-end ambulances to boost medical emergency response amid the pandemic.

The Eastern Samar Provincial Hospital received two units, while the district hospitals in the towns of Arteche, Oras, and Taft each received one ambulance.

One unit each was also intended for Felipe Abrigo Memorial Hospital in Guiuan, Albi Duran Memorial Hospital in Balangiga, and the provincial governor’s office. (ia/PNA)

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