Need to wear face masks to combat COVID stressed

Published April 30, 2021, 4:53 PM

by Tristan Lozano

The Rotary Club of San Juan del Monte, who has been actively helping less fortunate Filipinos in Luzon during the pandemic, on Friday reiterated the importance of wearing face masks to lessen the risk of contracting COVID-19.

(Photo Courtesy of Rotary Club of San Juan del Monte / MANILA BULLETIN)

Rotary club president Jill Javiniar said they have launched the “Mask Up, Save Lives” project to remind everyone the importance of wearing a face mask and how it can save lives.

“We are more than a year in this pandemic and we all need to get together to be able to find a solution and eradicate COVID-19,” she said. “We are committed to do our share in winning the fight against COVID-19, I believe that it is our responsibility to care not only for ourselves but for others as well,” Javiniar added.

The club has been actively spreading awareness and helping different communities in Luzon during the pandemic.

Recently, the club, in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), travelled to Mount Pinatubo in Capas, Tarlac and met 25 heads of households of a remote Aeta community in Barangay Maruglo to train and help them install solar lights.

Last September, it braved an eight-hour trip to Polilio Island in Quezon to officially turn over the Rotary School Boat (Rotary Boat of Hope), a service project in support of children’s education and rural development.