By Gabriela Baron
A fashion designer in Bulacan has been making face masks for hospitals and frontliners who are fighting against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“Pang 9th day na namin today (Today marks our 9th day). Priority ko (My priorities are) hospitals and all frontliners,” Marvin Garcia told Manila Bulletin.
Garcia, who is also an elected barangay kagawad, said that the masks they distribute for free are made from non-woven fabric, so the masks are also washable.
The veteran artist decided to add his own design in one batch of masks, styling the gears with beads and glitters.
Garcia added that he is collecting donations for those in need but cannot work because of the lockdown in exchange of his free masks.
“Yung mga fashion face masks ko ay pinamimigay namin in exchange of rice and canned goods sa mga nangangailangang hindi makapagtrabaho (We distribute fashion face masks for free in exchange of canned goods and rice that we give out to those in need but unable to work).”
As of March 24, Garcia has distributed nearly 3,500 pieces of masks in hospitals in Bulacan and Manila.