APC Students, Staff Team Up To Build COVID-19 Face Shields

While most people are staying indoors these days due to the enhanced community quarantine, some students of Asia Pacific College are also helping out on the battle against COVID-19. Together with Asia Pacific College staff, students are building COVID 19 face shields for front line health workers to help them in the battle against the novel coronavirus.

With the help of ITRO Executive Director Jojo Castillo and SoMA Faculty Icon De Jesus, student dormers residing in APC’s dorm worked together to maximize their spare time by using their skills in order to build COVID 19 face shields for front line health workers.

“Certainly, it wasn’t easy. It was physically draining,” student Albert Sual shares as he describes how challenging the project was. Although the school’s 3D printers were accessible, he notes that took a while before they could come up with a prototype.

“We had to put up with multiple revisions before we were able to finalize a usable prototype, which all led to sleepless nights,” he adds.

Later on as the project progressed, Albert realized that they were working on something bigger. “We were helping our heroes,” Albert says. “We were creating something that will contribute to the wellness of our dear front liners.”

Albert also believes that it is important to realize the greater good of the country in times like these. “By helping in small and simple ways such as this one, it generates a ripple effect of Bayanihan among every Filipino,” Albert shares.

Through the supervision of SoMA Faculty Icon De Jesus, dormers John Bautista, Dody Alkarim, Erika Shiokawa, and APC security personnel Maricel Enginco build 3D-printed face shields for front line health workers in the battle against COVID-19. Photo by Gualbertsan Sual