“I go on duty at the hospital four to five times a week, 12-hour shifts each time,” shares Dr. Janelle Custodio-Valdez, an emergency physician who handles COVID-19 cases at St. Luke’s Bonifacio Global City and at Asian Hospital. “A typical day for me is to wake up at 5:30am as my shift starts at 7am. I take a shower, dress up, and kiss the kids goodbye. I find that it is easiest for me to leave when the kids are still asleep so they don’t cling to me or cry.”
Meanwhile, Janine Duran Llamzon, a nurse commander at the St. Joseph’s Health Emergency Service line in New Jersey, admits that treating COVID-19 patients does take its toll on their physical and emotional health. “But somehow, at the end of the day, we still make it through. We still make a decision that we’re coming back tomorrow stronger than ever, braver, with dedication and passion for what we do, she says”
Valdez and Llamzon are only two of the millions of frontliner-moms who are tirelessly working in these trying times. There are countless more out there, not only in hospitals but also in supermarkets, in the police force, pharmacies, government offices, and other avenues where their work is needed—and infinitely appreciated.
This Mother’s Day, we honor our frontliner moms for their selfless love and dedication. ANCX has partnered with Lazada in giving away 50 gift vouchers worth PHP 1,500 to frontliner moms at the East Avenue Medical Center and UP-Philippine General Hospital come Mother’s Day.
If you’re looking to show love to these everyday heroes, here are some gift suggestions:
Soft-baked chocolate cookie, made more luscious with chocolate chips and white fudge. It’s individually packed, so it’s easy to stash for quick snack breaks.
Add to favorite desserts or baked goodies, or simply enjoy it as is.
The banana chips are cooked in coconut oil, while the indulgent chocolate coating is made with premium cocoa beans.
Vegan-friendly healthy snack made of fresh oyster mushrooms and premium ingredients. Has no MSG and preservatives.
Made with 100% natural fruit and vegetables, with no added preservatives. Available in a bundled pack of six 40-gram resealable pouches.
Soothe your stresses with this blend of cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, lemon, and rosemary essential oils.
Its 6mm thickness provides additional cushioning for the joints, while its textured non-slip surface provides excellent traction and superior grip.
The set has Gold Mineral Cleanser, Perfect Cover BB Cream, Crystal Glow Whitening Cream, Super Screen Sun Gel and seven variants of Sleeping Beauty Mask, to address your different skincare needs.
It’s formulated with pure epsom salt to gently exfoliate skin, eucalyptus essential oil to soothe the senses, and shea butter and jojoba oil leave to skin soft and moisturized.
This double duty product penetrates easily and adheres evenly to cover imperfections, pores, and discolorations with a natural-looking finish.
A warm bath with the invigorating scent of juniper and coriander oil perfectly caps off a long, tiring day.
Contains 100% light roast Arabica from Ethiopia.
It effectively filters particulate matter, to help alleviate allergies and asthma symptoms. You can monitor your house air quality easily through the smartphone Mi Home App.
Play music, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, adjust thermostats, lock doors, find TV shows, and more, with this voice controlled speaker.
Sterilizes and disinfects surfaces, and purifies air in any room. Comes with a remote control.