In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, some Kapamilya stars exerted individual efforts to provide help for those who are in need.
Among the celebrities include Pokwang, who has been preparing free meals since yesterday, March 16, for the security officers who are guarding the checkpoints in different areas of Metro Manila. Pokwang personally distributed the meals to the officers as seen in the video she shared today, March 17.
She also planned to distribute free meals for medical staff.
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Chito Miranda’s wife Neri Naig also provided 800 rolls of Spanish Bread and 800 sachets of coffee for the frontliners and other healthcare workers at the Tagaytay Medical Center.
Neri, who had to temporarily close her restaurant in Tagaytay as a safety precaution, also assured her followers that their employees will be well-compensated during the crisis.
Meanwhile, Bela Padilla started an online fundraiser to help the less fortunate Filipinos who will be affected by the Community Quarantine. Called “Pagkain Para sa Pinoy,” the crowdfunding project will be used to aid 16 cities in Metro Manila.
Our very own real-life Darna Angel Locsin has also been sourcing for surgical masks that she can donate since last month.
The actress also took to Instagram to voice out her concerns about social distancing and how it can’t necessarily be applied to employees who have to work daily to provide for their family’s needs.
“Alam natin na importante ang social distancing at proper hygiene pero hindi po ito sasapat kung may mga kababayan tayo na kailangang mag-hanapbuhay bawat araw para makakain at matustusan ang basic needs ng pamilya gaya ng pambayad sa renta, kuryente, tubig, at iba pa,” she pressed.
“Marami rin po sa kanila ay mga contractual workers, mga self-employed, maliliit na manininda na walang tiyak na kita sa araw-araw at baon sa utang.”
“Kung matitiyak lang po sana ng ating pamahalaan na may financial support para sa kanila, hindi nila kailangan sumugal sa labas,” she added.
Kudos to these celebrities, and may they inspire other people to also do their part, no matter how small, during this pandemic!
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