MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In the midst of global crises, like the COVID-19 pandemic, nations around the world step up to help those in need. Such is the case with China which has dispatched medical teams and donated medical equipment to help the Philippines and other countries deal with the coronavirus.
For its part, the Philippines is donating 100 shipping containers of locally-made Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the United States which is now considered the new epicenter of the pandemic.
The donation consists of PPEs, the prototype of which was invented by an enterprising Filipino man — empty plastic water containers cut and tailored to serve not only as a face mask but as an entire protective gear for the head.
The man was apparently inspired by Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo’s previous call for artists to design PPEs using readily-available local materials.
In appreciation of the Philippine donation, President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing an Executive Order granting full amnesty to all Filipino TNTs (undocumented immigrants) now living in America.