Pia Wurtzbach, Catriona Gray salute frontliners in coronavirus battle

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Posted at Mar 19 2020 12:46 PM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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MANILA -- Two of the country's Miss Universe titleholders took to social media to salute all those who have been on the front lines in the battle against the novel coronavirus. 

Pia Wurtzbach, who was crowned Miss Universe in 2015, thanked volunteers all over the country, particularly those from her partner charity, Love Yourself Philippines.

"When foreigners ask me what it is about being Filipino that I'm most proud of, it's our sense of bayanihan or community spirit. Nasa dugo natin 'yan and it is the core essence of being a Filipino. Kaya para sa mga magigiting nating volunteers sa buong Pilipinas, lalo na sa Love Yourself PH, maraming, maraming salamat!" she said in an Instagram post.

"We value your time, service, and well-being. Let's count on each other to surpass these trying times," she added, as she directed her followers to a volunteer sign-up sheet.

Two hours after Wurtzbach's post, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray also shared her message of gratitude to "every other person who doesn't have the opportunity to stay home."

"Knowing that they are out there, working tirelessly, being away from their families, gusto ko lang sabihin maraming, maraming salamat po sa lahat ng servicemen at servicewomen natin. To all the medical staff, doctors, nurses, lab technicians, medical admin staff, and health workers," she said.

Gray went on: "To all the cashiers, supermarket staff, truck drivers, and those who work in getting foods and goods to the rest of the population, to the security guards, policemen and women, and military personnel -- thank you. Thank you for your service in this time of need."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Love comes in all forms. One of the most impactful and transformational is love through the act of service. As I write this from the comfort of my home, I want to take the time to express my gratitude to every other person who doesnt have the opportunity to stay home. Knowing that they are out there, working tirelessly, being away from their families, gusto ko lang sibihin maraming, maraming salamat po sa lahat ng servicemen at servicewomen natin. To all the medical staff, doctors, nurses, lab technicians, medical admin staff and health workers. To all the cashiers, supermarket staff, truck drivers and those who work in getting foods and goods to the rest of the population, to the security guards, policemen and women and military personnel - thank you. Thank you for your service in this time of need. 💙 #WereInThisTogether

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COVID-19 cases in the Philippines reached 202 on Wednesday, with deaths climbing to 17. 

The main island of Luzon has been placed under lockdown, while a state of calamity was declared for the entire country to address the pandemic that originated from China.