Thanks to Angel Locsin’s Shop and Share initiative, she has helped the six jeepney drivers arrested earlier this month get their free COVID-19 rapid test.
In a post she shared on Instagram, Angel thanked all those who supported her fundraising project through which she was able to sponsor the tests of the Piston 6 who had been exposed to the COVID-19 disease while in detention.
“Dahil sa pagsuporta nyo sa Shop and Share, natulungan nyo po sila Tatay na kasama sa grupo ng jeepney drivers at operators na na-expose sa COVID-19 upang makapagpa-test sa Red Cross noong Miyerkules,” she wrote. “Marami pa po sa ating mga kababayan na tulad nila ang inyong matutulungan. Taos puso po ang aming pasasalamat.”
The arrest of the Piston 6, who had rallied for government aid and the resumption of jeepney operations in Caloocan City, garnered social media criticism as Filipinos, including celebrities, called for their release. A few weeks later, it was revealed that two of them had tested positive for the virus.
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