Medical Workers Given Tribute On Bonifacio Day Though Philippine Flag Light Tableux

“In the darkness of Covid, stars of hope, exemplified 
by Filipino frontliners globally,  have emerged.  
Where there is light, there is always hope,” Diaz said.

At the sunset at Rizal Park on Bonifacio Day, a unique tribute was launched as tribute to the valiant medical heroes of doctors, nurses, and other frontlines who have passed due to the global pandemic of COVID-19 was recognized through a large installation of light forming the Philippine flag. 

This initiative was made by partnership led by non-government organization Liter of Light, whose advocacy is to make solar lamps that brings sustainable lighting to far towns and barangays. The light mosaic is comprised of 3,000 lamps that were individually assembled by volunteers from all over the country who have united for the project.

“This is our tribute to heroism on a global scale, a tribute to all the Filipino frontliners worldwide who have fought to contain the pandemic. It is a profound expression of solidarity with those who have risked life and limb to be in the frontlines of the fight,” said Illac Diaz, Founder of Liter of Light and organizer of the event 

Founded in the Philippines, Liter of Light is a global grassroots movement committed to providing affordable, sustainable, solar lights to people with limited or no access to electricity. As the first global Filipino NGO, Liter of Light has brought light to millions of people in off-grid areas across the globe. To Diaz, the organization’s programmes have also spearheaded a progressive narrative for the Filipino people – that of a forward-thinking nation capable of contributing solutions to the world’s problems

The event was also attended by medical fellow partners from St. Lukes Medical center who also lost some of their comrades due to COVID-19. Their names and service are honored with their names attached to the lights as a tribute for their sacrifice to keep the country steadily fighting against the pandemic. Kapuso actor and environment advocate Dingdong Dantes also joined in the launch.

Diaz has been selected as the Philippines’ private sector representative to Expo 2020 Dubai as part of its EXPOLIVE Impact Innovation Program showcasing the work of innovators of global importance.  Liter of Light’s grassroots platform operates hubs in 32 countries, and has positively impacted the lives of over 1.5 million individuals globally.   

The display will be up until December 5 Saturday. After this, the lights will be distributed to off-grid communities ravaged by typhoons Rolly and Ulysses with the help of partner airline, Air Asia Philippines. This shows that this artistic tribute would not go to waste after the event as they will be used for the long term with the communities that need them the most. 

Here are some of highlights of the launch below. You can also check the hashtag #LightItForward for more videos and pictures of the event. 

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