March 24, 2023

In this time of Covid-19 pandemic, OFW Family Circles (OFC) of Sta. Marcela and Pudtol in Apayao responded to the call to help the government and frontliners in controlling the spread of the deadly disease.

Led by Francisca Blanco, the Sta. Marcela OFC members volunteered as sewers to produce much-needed face masks and surgical caps for Covid-19 frontliners.

The group produced 115 face masks and 36 surgical caps with the support of the provincial government under Gov. Eleanor Bulut-Begtang through its Apayao Training Center, and supplies provided by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Apayao through the leadership of Acting Provincial Director Roger Dancel.

The personal protective items were distributed to employees of the Far North Luzon General Hospital and Training Center and workers manning the quarantine checkpoints in Luna.

The Pudtol OFC also donated 120 pieces of washable face masks they have made to the frontliners of barangays Imelda, Poblacion, Alem and Emilia in Pudtol.  – PIA Apayao