Davao de Oro Parishioners Created Improvised Face Shields for Frontliners
Choose Philippines | Mar 30, 2020
Story by Andoreena Causon
Photos by Rev. Emerson Luego
Since the implementation of Community Quarantine in Davao Region, daily masses were temporarily stopped to prevent mass gathering. In Mabini, Davao de Oro, priests and parishioners of Santo Nino Parish worked together to make improvised face shields for the front liners in the municipality.
The team already produced 300 pieces of face shields made from PVC sheets, rubber mats, and garters. Uniformed men stationed at the checkpoints of Mabini, Maco, Mawab, and Tagum City were the beneficiaries of the hand-made gears.
According to Rev. Emerson Luego, Parish Priest, they will also make an improvised cover using a banana vacuum bag to be distributed to more men in uniform assigned in other checkpoint areas.
Aside from the face shield, the parish provides free rides to the front liners going to Tagum City. They also provide assistance for the less fortunate families affected by COVID-19 through their ‘Adopt a Family’ program.