Muling binuhay nina Angel Locsin at Anne Curtis ang “Shop and Share” project upang suportahan ang COVID-19 mass testing sa bansa.
Una nilang inilunsad ang naturang fundraiser noong 2009 bilang tulong sa mga nasalanta ng bagyong Ondoy, base sa Instagram post ni Locsin noong Lunes.
Nakalikom ang dalawang aktres noon ng halos $15,000 sa pagbebenta ng pre-loved items, gaya ng designer bags at mga damit ng kapwa nila mga celebrities sa eBay.
Sa pagkakataong ito, gagamitin naman umano ng Kapamilya stars ang maiipong pera pambili ng dagdag na test kits at mabigyan ng pagkakataong masuri ang mahihirap.
“We would like to revisit the idea of artists coming together and helping those who need it the most,” saad ni Locsin sa post.
Iginiit ng aktres ang suporta sa mass testing dahil aniya, “In this way we can make a higher impact, by pushing the TEST-TRACE-ISOLATE/TREAT formula that is the only proven way to defeat the virus.”
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To our friends and fellow artists, Hi. It’s been a while since we’ve done this — way back in 2009 in fact when we first put up Shop and Share to help those who were affected by Typhoon Ondoy. We had actors, singers and even basketball players donate personal items from designer bags, clothes, jerseys, jewelry, etc., and we auctioned them off on ebay, with all the proceeds going to the Philippine Red Cross. And, now, we humbly reach out again. These are hard times, truly frightening times for the Filipino people, especially with corona virus cases still on the rise. Many have been doing their part in trying to give hope or just to make each day easier for those who are in need. And the hard truth is they will remain in need as Covid-19 remains the invisible enemy amongst us changing our lives and sadly disrupting livelihoods. We would like to revisit the idea of artists coming together and helping those who need it the most. This time, with the funds we raise, we would like to purchase test kits and allow testing opportunities for the poorer sectors in the hopes of helping out in the efforts to provide mass testing in the country. Yes, in support of mass testing. Because in this way we can make a higher impact, by pushing the TEST-TRACE-ISOLATE/TREAT formula that is the only proven way to defeat the virus. If you are keen please do let us know. We do hope you can join us as we all work together to help flatten the curve in the Philippines in our little way. God Bless You, Team Shop & Share.
Ibinahagi rin ni Curtis ang pagbabalik ng proyekto sa sarili niyang Instagram page.
“To our fellow artists and colleagues, if you would like to be part of this, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us,” saad ng aktres.
“We do hope you can join us as we all work together to help flatten the curve in the Philippines in our own little way,” dagdag niya.
Ibinalita nina Locsin at Curtis ang tungkol sa fundraising matapos ang pahayag ni Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque na walang programa ang gobyerno sa mass testing.
Ngunit nilinaw rin ni Roque kalaunan sa “The Source” ng CNN Philippines na target umano ng pamahalaan na ma-test ang 1.5% hanggang 2% ng populasyon ng bansa.