ROXAS CITY, Capiz, June 7 (PIA) - Two hundred-six food packs, mostly products of startup entrepreneurs of the Agri-Aqua Technology Business Incubator (ATBI) of Capiz State University (CapSU) in Bgy. Dayao campus here, were recently distributed to frontline workers in Capiz and Iloilo provinces.
"We bought some of the incubates products to help them during the COVID-19 pandemic while also helping the frontliners," said CapSU ATBI manager French Dampog.
He added that the initiative is dubbed COVID-R: A CAPSULE - ATBI Initiative (Coping Operations for our Valued Incubatees' Distress Response).
The frontline worker-recipients of the food packs were border control team members at the Sapi-an, Capiz-Aklan; Dumarao, Capiz-Passi, Iloilo; Pilar, Capiz-Balasan, Iloilo.
It also distributed the same help to the frontliners of Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital, Provincial Health Office and Philippine Information Agency-Capiz and in Balasan, Iloilo.
The relief effort is in consonance to the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development's (DOST-PCAARRD) contribution to the Bayanihan We Heal as One Act by distributing food and non-food products in COVID-19 -affected communities and hospitals, among others.
The CAPSU ATBI is a funded project of the (DOST-PCAARRD). (JBG/AAL/PIA Capiz)