Bacolod launches facial mask-making livelihood program

BACOLOD. Washable/reusable facial masks. (Contributed photo)

THE Bacolod City Cooperative and Livelihood Development Office (CCLDO) has been tasked by Mayor Evelio Leonardia to undertake a livelihood program that will allow homebased sewers accredited with the CCLDO to manufacture, as quickly as possible, washable/reusable face masks at home.

Initial target is 50,000 pieces but this can be increased to 100,000 if enough sewers will participate.

Sewers will be provided pre-cut materials based on a DOH-approved design and will be paid ₱10 for every piece sewn and submitted back to the CCLDO.

While these will not be medical-grade facial masks, this program will augment supply of commercially-sold facial masks which are close to running out because replacement stocks cannot be easily or quickly sourced from the usual suppliers.

Sanitation inspectors of the City Health Office will check on the home work sites before sewers are allowed to participate in the program.

Finished products will be sent to the DRRMO for centralized disinfection and packing before distribution to the city’s medical frontliners and those at the CLMMRH, city and barangay health workers, emergency responders, quarantine centers, PNP personnel at check-up points, those doing contact-tracing, and other priority groups that may be identified by the City Health Office and the DRRMO.

Those who are interested to join the project must have a sewing machine at home. They are advised to contact CCLDO head Brenda Burdeos at 0942-7283838 and must present a valid ID and their 2020 cedula. (PR)


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