Former vice president Leni Robredo announced on Wednesday that the Angat Buhay Foundation will bring back Bayanihan e-Konsulta.
Bayanihan e-Konsulta was the telemedicine program Robredo’s office created under the Duterte administration.
Robredo said the revival would require medical and non-medical volunteers.
“Bilang paghahanda, mangangailangan ang programa ng 50 non-medical volunteers at 40 medical volunteers (na maaaring madagdagan sa susunod na mga araw depende sa bilang ng request) para sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng ating operasyon,” she wrote on Facebook.
Shortly after the announcement, over 1,100 volunteers signed up to contribute.
“Thank you,” she said. “The spirit of volunteerism is alive and well.” Robredo tweeted.
In less than 20 minutes, 1,100 volunteers already signed up for the resumption of Bayanihan e-Konsulta. Thank you🙏🙏 The spirit of volunteerism is alive and well🥳
— Leni Robredo (@lenirobredo) July 20, 2022
She said the foundation would remain remote and reminded applicants to have their own devices and internet connection.
Bayanihan E-Konsulta was established in April 2021 and closed recently on June 1 of this year. Over 58,000 patients benefited from the foundation.
The foundation’s come back more than made supporters of Robredo excited.
— RJ Naguit 🌹 (@docrjnaguit) July 20, 2022
Done signing up the form and I volunteer as chat support for bayanihan e-konsulta😅
I hope na makakatulong ako sa ganitong paraan lamang Atty. @lenirobredo#angatbuhay #bayanihanekonsulta pic.twitter.com/LTgqSmZTEP
— Janessa Marie🩺🎓⚖️ (@jammy_2804) July 20, 2022
— GREGORY, MD (@DocGorz) July 20, 2022
Atty. Leni maasahan palagi.
— CatBeats (@CatBeatsFunko) July 20, 2022
Waaahhh magbubukas ulit bayanihan e konsulta!!
— manicca (@jiyayne) July 20, 2022
Unfortunately, critics still found a way to attack the foundation and Robredo.
I saw that major media pages, already posted the news about Bayanihan e konsulta… grabe noh? May mga bashers pa din. Tumutulong na nga, sinisiraan pa. Like seriously, saan na ang kaluluwa nyo?
— 𝓳ꫀ𝓲-ꫀꪑ ⚯͛ △⃒⃘ 🎀 (@jei3m11) July 20, 2022
Why are they attacking Bayanihan E Konsulta? Why not just join the team? Or create your own team like, “Mga Duktor ng magnanakaw” ganyan. Must be insecurity.
— AltABSCBN (@AltABSCBN) January 12, 2022