MANILA — Actress and philanthropist Angel Locsin has started setting up tents for patients at Metro Manila hospitals, to help address overcrowding amid the surge of cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Locsin, 34, chronicled through Instagram Stories the result of her fundraiser, dubbed #UniTentWeStand, which aims to provide additional room at hospitals operating at full capacity due to the pandemic.
Together with her fiance, film producer Neil Arce, Locsin personally helped set up two tents each at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Las Piñas Doctors Hospital, and Las Piñas City Medical Center on Friday.
As of writing, Locsin was due to deliver more tents to other hospitals.
In her fundraiser's page, Locsin listed the following as the initial batch of beneficiaries:
- South City Hospital and Medical Center (Daang Hari, Bacoor City)
- Las Piñas Doctors Hospital
- Las Piñas City Medical Center
- St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and Medical Center (Sto. Tomas, Batangas)
- UniHealth Parañaque Hospital and Medical Center
- Binakayan Hospital and Medical Center (Kawit, Cavite)
- PNP Hospital
- Medical Center (Taguig)
- Research Institute for Tropical Medicine
- Diliman Doctors Hospital
With each 12x24-meter tent costing P48,000 (discounted from the initial P50,000 by the supplier), Locsin is targeting to raise P3 million.
As of Friday afternoon, or two days after the program's launch, nearly 700 supporters have donated P1.8 million.