“I am running out of NETFLIX movies to watch after being under home quarantine for more than two weeks now. I refuse to be a passive bystander while our “frontline heroes” literally put their lives at risk while keeping us all safe.”Dabs Liban, Social Development Professional and Consultant
It is simply in Dabs Liban’s DNA to respond to social crisis. Supposedly enjoing his semi-retirement after a long career of service in sustainable development, the Covid19 health crisis lit a spark inside him. And that spark spread like fire in just one week – and Tulong Tulog was born!
March 26 | FRONTLINES NEEDING A PLACE TO LAY THEIR HEADS AT NIGHT
His wife had a friend who owned 3 4-storey buildings in muntinlupa which can accommodate a total of 50 frontliner heroes. They needed single-size mattresses, bed covers and pillows.
“Have I not commanded you – be strong and courages! Do not be afraid and be discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1.9)
March 28 | FIRE OF BAYANIHAN SPREADS RAPIDLY
Through a simple shout out on facebook, Dabs and his wife received pledges for 96 beds, 4 hospital beds, 6 boxes of oxygen masks and 6 boxes of nebulizer kits. Another potential donor was getting approval for 100 beds for frontliners, while another group pledged to donate military -grade tents.
“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4.13
Here is a photo slideshow of the amazing activities of Tulog Tulong
APRIL 1 | MIRACLES OF NO JOKE ON APRIL FOOL’S DAY
Before Dabs even realized it, the building was ready for inspection of the Ospital ng Muntinlupa team . The goal was to make it livable and comfortable for 45 medical staff for the next 2 to 3 weeks. Other missing items were a fridge, kitchen and dining wares and some table and chairs. In just 3 days, everything we needed were provided.
“What a day! Better than watching NETFLIX. May all glory be yours, my King and my Lord!”Dabs Liban, overwhelmed with God’s goodness at the end of a tiring day
APRIL 7 | BUILDING EMERGENCY QUARANTINE FACILITIES
With the Covid19 cases continuously on the rise, our limited medical facilities may leave some patients with no place to stay during observation. Way beyond retrofiting spaces, Dabs in now working on building EMERGENCY QUARANTINE FACILITIES, starting with Ospital ng Muntinlupa.
Currently two Emergency Quarantine Facilities are being constructed at Ospital ng Paranaque and Ospital ng Muntinlupa, while funds are already designated for Emergency Quarantine Facilities at Ospital ng Las Pinas and a pledge for Sta. Ana Hospital and Ospital ng Maynila.
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When we are meant to do something, it doesn’t matter where we are at in our lives. It is almost like being a soldier on-call – any minute, we are activated. This has always been so with Dabs’ life – devoted in service on the Lord’s will.
Through his service, he devoted his life to his calling as a development worker, with over 20 years of service with World Vision Philippines and multiple years with Habitat for Humanity Philippines.
Having known Dabs for many years, the summary of his life is simple – where God leads him, he follows.Koleen Palaganas, on Dabs Liban – as a friend and former colleague
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Photo credits: Dabs Liban, Tulong Tulog