Upon the sudden spread of Covid-19, several towns and cities in the Philippines was placed under an Enhanced Community Quarantine. Some cities imposed a lockdown of their respective communities in order to avoid the spread of the disease. In line with this, only essential workers, such as those engaged in food, medical, banking, and similar industries, are allowed to continue with their business/occupation. Millions of Filipinos are now left without choice but to rely on their government for their daily sustenance. However, this is not possible. We are a third world country. We are not ready for this.
Since the start of this outbreak, I saw how hard it has been for those considered as “non-essential” workers such as tricycle and jeepney drivers, construction workers, informal workers, and similar people. I would like to ask for your help, no matter how small, that would enable me and my friends to aid, even in a small way, to the daily burden of hunger that these people experience. We do not know if and when this will end, but we know that we can do something so that they may be able to fight and live through this.
Disclaimer: The main photo is not mine. It was a facebook user who took a picture of the jeepney drivers in Metro Manila seeking for help since are not allowed to work during the quarantine/lockdown. Credit to the owner of the photo