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Kapampanga­n designer donates face masks to 'Bale Pusu' wards


ANGELES CITY--A Kapampanga­n designer recently donated face masks to elderlies housed at the city's home-f or -t he-aged.

Renowned local designer Marlon Tuazon has donated the face masks to the elderly housed at Bale Pusu, the city's first ever home-for-the-aged.

Tuazon, two gold medalist winner of TernoCon — a terno-making convention and competitio­n for regional designers, sponsored by Bench and the Cultural Center of the Philippine­s -- made the donation during the ribbon cutting ceremony of his shop MCT Couture, attended by Lazatin’s Chief Adviser IC Calaguas and Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel on September 18.

Marlon has been actively participat­ing in the city government’s programs particular­ly arts and desi gn.

He shared in one of his interviews that “creativity is our survival tool in offering solutions to adversitie­s that shake us to the core: as individual­s, as a community, and as a nation. Pandemic or no pandemic.”

Bale Pusu is the first ever city-operated home for the homeless/ abandoned elderly which opened last September 15 and can house eight to 12 homeless female senior citizens.

In fact, the official duster worn by the elderly inside Bale Pusu were designed by homegrown designer also — Rosette Ramos-Biag,

with the help of 10 home-based mananahi hired under the Angeleño First Facemask livelihood program.

Tuazon and Ramos-Biag are two of the 17 local designers who assisted the homebased mananahi hired in the facemask livelohood project of the city government.

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