Japeth Aguilar, wife Cassandra pledge face masks for health workers
MANILA, Philippines—PBA player Japeth Aguilar and his wife Cassandra Naidas joined the efforts of helping the frontliners amid the country’s combat against the Covid-19 outbreak.
In a Twitter post, Cassandra and Japeth announced a crowdsourcing effort that pledges to donate 2,000 face masks for the health workers.
The URL for their drive is facebook.com/helpthefrontlinerphilippines.
We’ve found a supplier of face masks and will be donating to hospitals.
If you would like to help as well, please check the Facebook page we made for more details.https://t.co/ySXEoo5HBP https://t.co/seDyqzQbrN
— Japeth Aguilar (@japethaguilar35) March 17, 2020
As of Wednesday, the couple’s crowdsourcing efforts have amassed P86,613 and 600 N-95 masks.
“That money will go to purchasing surgical masks as well as N-95 masks for our frontliners. Thank you so much to everyone that has donated,” said Cassandra, who was a high school basketball player for Assumption Antipolo and briefly trained with De La Salle in college.
Japeth, who plays for Barangay Ginebra, said that he and his wife already found a supplier for the facemasks and that they’ll be donating to hospitals.
Naidas-Aguilar is also a former beauty queen and placed runner-up in the Miss World Philippines 2015.
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