The Humanitarian Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. (HLAF) joins the utmost efforts of the government, civil society organizations, non-government organizations, private companies, and individuals at this difficult and challenging time to partner with different jails in the Philippines in their multi-tasked response to COVID-19.
Good Hygiene is critical to maintain and promote proper welfare and well-being to everyone in different environments, especially in Philippines Jails. To support the health response of our jails, HLAF have partnered with the MCKS Caring Heart Foundation, the University of the Philippines – College of Chemical Engineering, and the Ateneo Office of Social Concern and Involvement, where HLAF have been able to donate to a Jail Population of 21,150 (as of May 20, 2020).
The hygiene kits include toothpastes, bleach bottles, detergent powders, shampoos, plastic bags, face masks, and disinfectants. Here’s a list of the jails we were able to give: Baras Municipal Jail, Antipolo City Jail, Quezon City Jail, Pasay City Jail, San Mateo Municipal Jail, Caloocan City Jail, Navotas City Jail, Pasig City Jail, Malabon City Jail, Sta. Rosa City Jail, Cabuyao City Jail, and Manila City Jail.
HLAF continues to spread positivity in every way possible to reach most of its beneficiaries, even if most of us are severely affected by the global pandemic. As COVID-19 continue to spread, HLAF has already been trying alternatives and rethink its activities which can be done online or virtually to battle against the Armageddon of waves and avoid physical contact to people which have been brought by the health crisis. The online activities done by HLAF can always be viewed on its Facebook page, live videos are also being conducted so that a lot of its audience may learn even through their cellphones.
The experiences and trials created by this pandemic will not hinder HLAF from its advocacies and responsibilities to every vulnerable sector to whom COVID-19 pose remarkable risks.