MANILA, Philippines – Piolo Pascual visited the war-torn city of Marawi earlier this week, along with director Joyce Bernal, actor Nadia Montenegro, photographer Jose Antonio Lopez, and talent manager Betchay Vidanes.
Photos and videos of Piolo, Joyce, and the rest of their group were shared by Robin Padilla on Instagram on January 23. The videos show the group going through the city’s ruins, including a bullet-riddled mosque.
Ang bawat tama ng bala sa mga gusali na ito ay may istoryang ikinukwento - binibining Joyce Bernal A post shared by robin padilla (@robinhoodpadilla) on Jan 22, 2018 at 7:12pm PST
Kailangan tulungan natin tumindig ang marawi Pilipino tayong lahat- ginoong Piolo Pascual A post shared by robin padilla (@robinhoodpadilla) on Jan 22, 2018 at 11:34pm PST
"Tol maraming salamat sa pagtawag mo ng dasal kasi pati ako napatawag at napadasal na rin" -binibining Joyce Bernal @marieltpadilla @direkbinibini @piolo_pascual @piolo_pascual @officialnadiam @joseantoniolopez @joseantoniolopez89 @betchayvidanes A post shared by robin padilla (@robinhoodpadilla) on Jan 23, 2018 at 3:00pm PST
Another photo shows Piolo meeting and taking selfies with the locals.
Masayang Masaya ang mga kapatid ko kasi naramdaman nila na tunay kayong nagmamahal at nag aalala sa kanila batid nila na wala kayong business sa kanila o pangangailangan sa kanila hindi kayo mga politiko at lalong hindi negosyante pero naglakbay kayo ng Malayo at Nagpakahirap! Gumastos! at Nakibagay para makita sila at makapiling! Wala na sigurong magiging mas Pilipino pa don @marieltpadilla Ang pakikiramay at pagdamay ay Bayanihan at ito ay ipinagmamalaki nating ating kultura at pagkatao @direkbinibini @piolo_pascual @officialnadiam @joseantoniolopez89 @betchayvidanes A post shared by robin padilla (@robinhoodpadilla) on Jan 23, 2018 at 4:24am PST
“Masayang masaya ang mga kapatid ko kasi naramdaman nila na tunay kayong nagmamahal at nag-aalala sa kanila (my brothers and sisters are very happy because they can feel that you truly love and care for them),” Robin wrote on Instagram. Robin, a Muslim, has been involved in the rehabilitation of the predominantly Islamic city.
Through Robin, Piolo and Joyce earlier donated P1.5 million to help rebuild Marawi. Robin himself also donated P5 million to the government for children affected by the crisis.
In an earlier Instagram post, Joyce hinted at doing a Marawi-inspired movie.
Let's do this movie for MARAWI. A post shared by Bb. Joyce Bernal (@direkbinibini) on Nov 6, 2017 at 7:32pm PST
Posting a photo of herself with Robin Padilla and Piolo Pascual, Joyce wrote, “let’s do this movie for Marawi.” – Rappler.com