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KathNiel, more 'La Luna Sangre' cast members grace bloodletting event

Check out what happened at the #LaLunaSangre’s bloodletting event!

Danielle Aquino
Danielle Aquino

11/6/2017 in News
KathNiel, more 'La Luna Sangre' cast members grace bloodletting event

Last Sunday, November 5, the team of “La Luna Sangre” had a bloodletting event that doubled as an anti-cyberbullying event in Mandaluyong, while 23 other blood donation drives were simultaneously held in other parts of the country, in a joint partnership with the Philippine Red Cross and The Cybersmile Foundation. 

Present at the event were “La Luna Sangre” stars Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Kristel Fulgar, and Bianca Guidotti. 

Daniel spoke up about how shortage of blood in the Philippines is a point of concern.  

“We know some cases wherein it was hard for people to collect blood. I hope those who did not come today still donate blood in some other days so we can help our fellow Filipinos,” he said. 

And thanks to everyone’s hard work, the event was able to collect 50, 000 cc of blood! 

While people were busy donating blood in another room, the stars held a mini-press conference to share their thoughts on the causes, their experiences with cyberbullying or bullying in general, and to entertain questions from the press. 

The "LLS" stars shared some advice to victims of cyberbullying. 

Bianca Guidotti, who plays a vampire in Supremo’s (Richard Gutierrez) ranks, would tell them, “Believe in yourself.” She would tell them to believe in their strengths, in their gifts, and to ignore what others say. 

“Kailangan nilang i-practice 'yung art of dedma,” Kristel Fulgar, who plays gamer-turned-Youtopia employee and Malia’s childhood best friend Luningning “Ningning” Ramos, quipped. But on a more serious note, she said, “Hindi mo siya (negative emotions) kailangang kimkimin. Hindi mo siya dapat kinikimkim kasi mas kilala mo ang sarili mo at alam mo namang maraming taong nagmamahal sa ‘yo.” 

Kathryn, who admitted she would have advised people to stay quiet before, now believes that people need to speak up.

“Sometimes parang hindi enough if you stay quiet kasi ‘yung iba iniisip nila, ‘Ah, edi okay lang pala,’ so mas akala nila na okay ‘yung ginagawa nila,” she said. “So kung meron akong mapapayo, it’s to take a stand and join us in our campaign na mag-create tayo ng noise [to raise awareness].” 

Daniel agreed with Kathryn, saying that what's needed is a more formal way of addressing bashers when they attack instead of just arguing about it online. 

This event also marked the launch of Kathryn and Daniel as official ambassadors for The Cybersmile Foundation. 

KathNiel also made sure to visit the good-hearted people who took the time and made the effort to support their campaign. 

See more photos of the event below: 

Don’t miss our anti-cyberbullying heroes on “La Luna Sangre,” weeknights on Primetime Bida after “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano”!