PAGKATAPOS ng #UniTentWeStandPH campaign para sa frontliners ay heto at muling binuhay ni Angel Locsin ang kampanya niya noong 2009 na Shop and Share ngayong 2020 para mga kakailanganin sa mass testing.
Ibinalita kasi ni Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque na wala ng budget ang gobyerno para sa mass testing.
Sa ginanap na press briefing ni Roque, “As much as possible po ano, mayroon tayong ini-increase natin iyong capacity natin ng testing, kaya nga we’re aiming na aabot tayo sa 30,000. Pero in terms of mass testing na ginagawa ng Wuhan na all 11 million, wala pa pong ganyang programa at iniiwan natin sa pribadong sector.”
At dahil dito ay kumilos na agad si Angel at kaagad niyang ipinost sa kanyang IG account ang 2020 Shop and Share.
Aniya, “To our friends and fellow artists. Hi. It’s been a while since we’ve done this way back in 2009 in fact when we first put up Shop and Share to help those who were affected by Typhoon Ondoy. We had actors, singers and even basketball players donate personal items from designer bags, clothes, jerseys, jewelry, etc., and we auctioned them off on Ebay, with all the proceeds going to the Philippine Red Cross.
“And, now, we humbly reach out again. These are hard times, truly frightening times for the Filipino people, especially with corona virus cases still on the rise. Many have been doing their part in trying to give hope or just to make each day easier for those who are in need. And the hard truth is they will remain in need as Covid-19 remains the invisible enemy amongst us changing our lives and sadly disrupting livelihoods.
“We would like to revisit the idea of artists coming together and helping those who need it the most. This time, with the funds we raise, we would like to purchase test kits and allow testing opportunities for the poorer sectors in the hopes of helping out in the efforts to provide mass testing in the country.
“Yes, in support of mass testing. Because in this way we can make a higher impact, by pushing the TEST-TRACE-ISOLATE/TREAT formula that is the only proven way to defeat the virus.
“If you are keen please do let us know. We do hope you can join us as we all work together to help flatten the curve in the Philippines in our little way.
God Bless You,
Team Shop & Share.
Pagdating talaga sa pagtulong hindi ito tinutulugan ng aktres dahil hindi niya kayang matulog ng mahimbing habang maraming naghihirap na kapwa niya Filipino.
Matatandaang ibinenta ni Angel ang pinakamamahal niyang Vintage 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle para itulong sa Yolanda Survivors noong 2014.
ni Reggee Bonoan