May 22, 2024

The University of the Philippines Baguio turned over a total of 87 face shields – 34 pieces with 3D printed frames and 53 pieces with foam mount – to the Philippine Nurses Association Baguio chapter.

These will be included in the personal protective equipment (PPE) being prepared by the PNA to be given to the Baguio General Hospital. 

UP Manila alumna and Saint Louis University Nursing professor Cheryll Bandaay received the donation from representatives of UP Baguio. 

Among the first batch of face shields fabricated by UP Baguio, the face protection gears are outputs of the UPB Task Force PPE. The task force is a collective effort of several volunteers who have been looking into studying prototypes, sourcing of raw materials and 3D printing equipment, tapping partners and volunteers, and assembling and fabrication of PPEs for donation. 

Despite challenges brought about by travel restrictions which make it less easy to acquire and transport resources, the task force has been receiving enormous support. Efforts from within the TF-PPE, donations in cash and in kind, and pledges of more volunteers make the task less of a chore and to which UPB Chancellor Raymundo Rovillos remarks, “This outpouring of support is heartwarming, maraming salamat!” – Press release