Create a #SulatNgPagasa for frontliners
Vice President Leni Robredo is inviting people of all ages to send letters or artworks for frontliners.
In a post on Facebook, VP Robredo said photos of the letters or artworks may be sent to:
Istorya ng Pag-asa Team
The team can also be reached via WhatsApp, Viber, or Telegram (09178894250).
VP Robredo said the letters or artworks will be included in the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Food and Care packages that will be given to frontliners.
They are the people considered to be serving at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19 such as medical workers, police personnel, baranggay and other government workers, among others.
On Facebook, VP Robredo posted a copy of a #SulatNgPagasa sent by a seven-year-old girl for frontliners.
“Sa kaniyang likha, ibinahagi ng seven-year-old mula sa Quezon City ang kaniyang dalangin sa Diyos: ang gabayan at alagaan ang mga frontliners habang sila ay dumaranas ng hirap at pagod mailigtas lamang ang ating mga kababayan sa sakit dulot ng COVID-19,” VP Robredo said.
COVID-19 situation in PH
On Facebook, the World Health Organization posted an update on the COVID-19 situation in the Philippines.
Based on a report of the Department of Health (DOH) as of 4:00 p.m. on June 11, there are now 24,175 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Phiippines.
There were 443 newly reported cases of COVID-19; 270 more recoveries, and nine deaths.
What is COVID-19?
The government's COVID-19 website says COVID-19 or coronavirus disease 2019 is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This new virus was detected in Wuhan, China only in 2019.
COVID-19 mainly targets a person’s respiratory system and may cause symptoms such as:
shortness of breath; muscle pain, and
However, some people were determined to be COVID-19 positive but were "asymptomatic" or had no symptoms.
WHO declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic on March 11 this year as the infection had spread to over 100 countries.