MANILA – Former beauty queens Shamcey Supsup and Kylie Verzosa are some of the personalities who have recently went out of their way to help those who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
In her latest Instagram post, Supsup shared that she’s been delivering food in the past week to stranded dormers at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman.
Nearly 300 students from UP Diliman were left stranded in their dormitories following the government-ordered enhanced community quarantine in Luzon due to the coronavirus disease pandemic.
The students are unable to go home to their respective provinces in Visayas and Mindanao. Their allowances have also dwindled and are not expected to receive money from their parents due to lack of work.
“Sa mga Isko at Iska at sa lahat ng kabataan, kayo ang pag-asa ng bayan. Learn from our mistakes in the past, improve on our actions in the present and create a better world in the future,” Supsup wrote in the caption.
Supsup, who graduated from UP Diliman herself, said she and her team opted to personally deliver the meals due to difficulty in booking courier services in the late afternoon.
“Rest assured that we practiced social distancing at all times,” she said.
For Verzosa’s part, she and her boyfriend Jake Cuenca have reached out to health workers in various hospitals in Metro Manila in collaboration with Frontline Feeders Philippines.
“I’ve been looking for ways and places to help out since the pandemic began, I’m grateful for the opportunity to lend a hand. If we could only hand them out ourselves, we would,” she said.
“To the doctors, nurses, lab technicians, security guards, all the cleaners and maintenance personnels, and to all those who are still working today -- from the bottom of my heart thank you so much for all your and service,” she added.
Among the hospitals they’ve sent meals to are Makati Medical Center, Medical Center Taguig, Las Piñas General Hospital and Unihealth Parañaque Hospital.