Frontliners against COVID-19 in three major hospitals in the city received food packs Wednesday from the 3rd Marine Brigade (3MBde) in partnership with Chowking.
The Chinese-cuisine food chain is the latest to turn out a partnership with the 3MBde under the leadership of Brig. Gen. Nestor Herico.
3MBde Civil Miltary Operations (CMO) officer Capt. Orchie Bobis said the food aid shows how the Marines and Chowking can come together to care for their co-frontliners in the time of COVID-19.
“We may not be saving lives the way healthcare workers do, but this simple manner of delivering these food items shows that we care and we are one with them in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic,” Bobis said.
She said that frontliners are people who sacrifice their lives despite possible infection when handling COVID-19 patients.
Partnerships with companies such as Chowking to bring food to medical professionals, health workers, and other volunteers in the line of the coronavirus disease fight show above all the “humanity matters”.
“I know the risk due to the possible community transmission of this virus, but above all, humanity matters. Tuwing iaabot namin ang mga pagkain sa nurses or doctors, ramdam namin yong galak at kanilang pasasalamat sa mga nagbibigay pugay sa kanilang patuloy na pagtratrabaho at sakripisyo bilang frontliners.The virus is out there and they can get infected, but they still work because they ought to serve beyond the call of duty,” Bobis added.
Bobis said that Marissa Datuin, wife of an army general was instrumental in connecting with their brigade for the donation of the food packs.