UP-Capizenos has long been involved in organizing and conducting social-civic programs that respond to emergency situations and to institutions that need assistance. In a time of a public health crisis, it has been imperative for the organization to look for ways to help Capizenos survive.
The alarming increase in the number of Persons Under Monitoring (PUM) and Patients Under Investigation (PUI) in the province has compelled the organization to not just help our medical frontliners who lament the shortage of PPE and to extend aid to those heavily affected by the pandemic, but to also strive alongside the aforementioned in stemming the tide of the virus.
The project Bangon Capiz dedicated to pandemic response includes a donation drive to collect funds to be used in the distribution of PPE, alcohol, kits used for hygiene and sanitation, relief packs, improvised face shields and masks, and monetary donations to medical frontliners, low-wage earners, laid off workers, peasants, tricycle drivers, street sweepers, among many other affecteed individuals and families.
To combat misinformation and to disseminate factual information about COVID-19, the organization also came up with infographics in our local language which were posted on our social media platforms, shown in public places, and distributed along with relief packs.
Other initiatives were made particular according to the needs of various districts by team assigned to communities where they reside in, say Sapian, a 4th class municipality in Capiz, relief packs and sanitary kits were distributed in the absence of health units.