By Marie Tonette Marticio
TACLOBAN City – In order to help keep Biliran province coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) free, the Biliran Province State University (BiPSU) is making its own contribution by producing 10,000 washable face masks for local frontliners.
Amidst the enhanced community quarantine and suspension of classes being implemented in the province, BiPSU has mobilized personnel in its Garments Technology Unit to produce the face masks that are now being distributed in eight municipalities.
BiPSU President Dr. Victor Cañezo Jr. noted that considering that since the state university had enough resources in garments technology, they decided that the personnel be part of the skeletal force to be able to meet their target number of washable face masks.
Marcedita Casancio, the garment technology department supervisor, shared that the masks have undergone thorough sanitation process, and have been customized so that tissue paper could be inserted for added protection from droplets.
As of Tuesday, April 7, BiPSU has already produced 7,000 face masks that have been washed, ironed, and sanitized ready to be used by the frontliners.
“We ask anybody who wants to be in contact with the university to contact our Facebook page for their request,” Cañezo said.
As of April 7, the province has reported eight persons under monitoring (PUMs) and one patient under investigation (PUI), who is under quarantine. (Marie Tonette Marticio)