As most of the nation enters its third month of community quarantine, challenges still come to those fighting the virus. One such struggle, especially for uniformed front-liners running checkpoints in remote areas, is not having electricity.
To solve this problem, Jean Henri Lhuillier,Cebuana Lhuillier president and CEO, teamed up with solar technology provider, Hybrid Social Solutions,to sponsor 12 checkpoints in need of power and electricity in the province of Rizal. These checkpoints were equipped with solar-powered equipment.
“The front-liners manning community checkpoints are important in our fight against COVID-19 as they ensure the safety and security of communities,and help slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus. By providing electricity through solar energy, we equip them to better fight this pandemic,” Lhuillier said.
The “Solar Checkpoints” are now equipped with solar radio to provide the frontliners with up-to-date news, solar flashlights for night patrols, and overhead lights to brighten the surrounding area. A battery is also provided for charging electronic devices.
Solar fans were also installed to help air circulate inside the checkpoints and maintain a virus-free and mosquito-free surrounding. The front-liners were also provided with personal protective equipment, as well as alcohol, face shields and face masks.