Modern-day Tandang Sora emerges in Cagayan Valley amid COVID-19 outbreak

A modern-day Tandang Sora has emerged in the midst of efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Modern-day Tandang Sora emerges in Cagayan Valley amid COVID-19 outbreak

Laurita Miguel-Baculi took time out from her job as development facilitator of the Department of Agrarian Reform in Cagayan Valley to rally her family in making improvised face shields.

The improvised face shields were given to frontliners leading the fight against the highly-infectious virus -- health workers, police, soldiers and barangay public safety officers.

The 59-year-old Laurita, her children and other household members produce the face shields themselves out of translucent plastic, foam and strings to make up for the short supply of the vital protective gear.

"I thought of making improvised face shields because I was too worried about my two children, who are both health workers themselves," Laurita said.

Her family has since produced some 3,400 improvised face shields.

These were distributed to Cagayan Valley Medical Center and De Leon Clinic in Tuguegarao City, Nuestra Senora de Post Hospital in Piar town, and Tuao District Hospital in Tuao.

Local personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Tuguegarao City and the towns of Piat, Penablanca and Pamplona in Cagayan, and in Cabagan, Isabela were also supplied with the same face shields, as well as the regional office of the Department of Agriculture.

Topics: coronavirus disease , COVID-19 , Laurita Miguel-Baculi , Department of Agrarian Reform
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