Celebrities join #ReliefPH action

Some brave the harsh weather to lend a helping hand, while others take to social media to help disseminate useful information

RAINBOW DURING THE RAIN. Stars caught on camera during the Maring relief operations. Photo from Instagram (buernrodriguez)

MANILA, Philippines – Local celebrities took a break from tapings and photoshoots to join relief operations for victims of tropical storm Maring.

While many took to social media to offer prayers and help disseminate information on evacuation, rescue, and safety measures during the storm, there were those who braved the harsh weather to lend a helping hand.

READ: Stars tweet prayers, support amid Maring-Habagat

Gary Valenciano was one of the first to call for donations. The singer turned his “Tuesdays With Gary” stint in Greenhills into a fund-raiser, which successfully collected P200,000.

Anne Curtis did not lack in reminding her followers to stay safe and to join relief efforts. The actress eagerly retweeted and shared information about the disaster.

Angel Locsin was perhaps, one of the most active stars who joined the Red Cross in relief and rescue operations. The award-winning actress’ timeline was filled with action plans and safety measures.

Singers Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid also teamed up with the Red Cross.

KC Concepcion, Sam Milby, Judy Ann Santos and other cast and production members of soap opera Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala gathered to help pack relief goods.

Pinoy talk show queen Kris Aquino spent several days distributing goods to those struck by the calamity. In an Instagram post, she described reaching out to Filipinos in need as “the best way to honor (her) Mom and Dad.”

Hats off to the DSWD volunteers, said Bianca Gonzales, who saluted their dedication despite having their own families and flooded homes to take care of.

Model and TV host Divine Lee was also active in rescue efforts and the repacking of relief goods.

Aside from bringing laughter to television screens, comedian Vice Ganda brought color back to the dark metro.

– Rappler.com