MANILA — It's mission accomplished for "The General's Daughter" star Angel Locsin, as she announced Monday that she has achieved the goal of her fundraising initiative in relation to the coronavirus pandemic.
Locsin, 34, launched #UniTentWeStandPH on March 25, with the goal of helping address overcrowding at hospitals by providing specialized tents for patients with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
As of April 13, the program has raised P10,956,702.98, Locsin announced through an Instagram video that also shows the breakdown of expenses, including the purchase of the 12x24-meter tents.
What started out as a relief drive with 7 hospital beneficiaries within Metro Manila, has since ballooned to a massive project that continues to deliver tents, medical supplies, as well as personal protective equipment to 150 hospitals including those from neighboring provinces.
Locsin — along with her collaborators Neil Arce, Dimples Romana, Marev Matic, and Gines Sarangaya — have been personally handling the fundraising transactions, as well as the setup of the tents.
"Binuo po ang #UniTentWeStandPH para po makatulong kahit papaano sa overcrowding situation ng ating mga ospital, sa mga pasyente na hindi na po nagagamot, sa mga health workers na hindi nabibigyan ng tamang proteksyon, sa mga pasyente na nahahalo sa ibang cases. Iyon po ang dahilan kung bakit tayo nandito," she said.
As the fundraiser has received "more than enough" donations, Locsin announced that it will stop accepting further monetary help, as they now shift the focus on setting up the remainder of the tents at hospitals.