COMPILATION: PH celebrities on aiding frontliners amid Covid-19 crisis

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As health workers and the rest of the frontliners grapple against an invisible killer, some celebrities and influential individuals in the Philippines have used their fame and resources to support the frontliners, including those affected workers due to community quarantine.

 

Pokwang

 

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Two days after Metro Manila was placed under community quarantine, comedian-actress Pokwang went out of her way to prepare and deliver sandwiches to the frontliners.

 

Bela Padilla

 

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Actress Bela Padilla, on the other hand, helped distribute relief goods to those who are affected by the community quarantine.

 

Mika Dela Cruz

 

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Former Goin’ Bulilit star Mika Dela Cruz made some DIY Face shields and distributed to the working personnel amid the quarantined communities.

 

Scarlet Snow Belo

 

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Philippine Instagram darling Scarlet Snow Belo, together with her family, is donating masks as well as creating DIY face shields for the heroic health workers and other frontliners.

 

Heart Evangelista

 

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Aside from the donation drive, Heart also sends out monetary assistance to netizens who are in need.

 

Alex Gonzaga

 

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Alex and her family repack relief goods for those affected families due to the community quarantine.

 

Sarah Lahbati

 

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Aside from the relief goods, the rest of the Gutierrez family also conducted a fundraiser to help provide urgent medical necessities, as well as food for all frontliners. Click here to donate.

 

Angel Locsin

 

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Angel Locsin, who is a known philanthropist, did not only help in fundraising donations but also went out and joined the frontliners herself in setting up isolation tents in four hospitals in the Metro. Recently, Locsin helped out fashion designer Michael Leyva in distributing the PPE’s he made himself.

 

Jane de Leon

 

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The new Darna star Jane de Leon jumps into the donation drive by repacking some basic goods.

 

Vice Ganda

 

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It’s Showtime host Vice Ganda, via his team, sent out boxes of N95 masks, medical gloves, safety goggles, alcohol, and disinfectant sprays to four different hospitals in Metro Manila.

 

Senator Manny Pacquiao

 

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In partnership with the Jack Ma Foundation, Senator Pacquiao donated 50,000 test kits.

 

Sarah Geronimo

 

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Mrs. Guidicelli, led by Music National Artist Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, rendered a heartwarming and hopeful song to the frontliners who amid the pandemic crisis continues to serve and protect the Filipino people.

 

Matteo Guidicelli

 

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Scout ranger reservist Matteo recently organized a Facebook live concert Sunday to help raise funds for various Covid-19 relief efforts. The second Landers Superstore and Philippine Army Concert for a Cause featured the following stars: Senator Manny Pacquiao, Martin Nievera, Jaya, Tony Labrusca, Christian Bautista, Seth Fedelin, Ylona Garcia and more.

 

Gerald Anderson

 

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Another celebrity army reserve and actor, Gerald Anderson brought relief to army troops stationed at checkpoints, including those in Valenzuela, Mindanao Avenue, and the Bocaue exit of the North Luzon Expressway.

 

Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla

 

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Former TV Host Mariel Rodriguez prepares pack lunch for frontliners assigned in checkpoints.

 

Judy Ann & Ryan Agoncillo

 

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The Agoncillo Family is currently working on their DIY Face Shields, which will then be distributed to the hard-working health workers and frontliners.

 

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Ben&Ben

 

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Ben&Ben organized a Facebook live cover to raise funds and “provide PPE and Nutrition Support for Front Line Healthcare Workers, COVID-19 Testing Kits and Relief Goods for Daily Wage Workers.” As of writing, the group has raised a total of four million out of their 5-million goal. Click here to donate.

 

Japeth Aguilar

 

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Basketball star Aguilar went online to ask his fans to help raise funds to buy face masks for the health workers.

 

Pia Wurtzbach

 

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Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and her group have set up a fund drive to buy 25,000 medical face masks to be distributed to the health workers and other frontliners in Metro Manila.

 

Catriona Gray

 

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Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, together with the group Young Focus, calls out for donations for the families in the Smokey Mountain through BDO.

 

Maine Mendoza

Maine launched ‘DoNation’, online fundraising, to help support workers who were affected by the community quarantine in Metro Manila.

 

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Gazini Ganados

 

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Binibining Pilipinas 2019 Gazini, on the other hand, focuses her donation drive to help aid affected senior citizens.

 

Mich Dulce

 

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Mich Dulce, along with other fashion designers in the country, calls for materials they can use to sew protective suits, faces masks. For more information, go to the Facebook group of the Manila Protective Gear Sewing Club.

 

 

In the Philippines, Covid-19 has claimed 71 lives since the first case appeared in February. The confirmed cases in the country have already reached a thousand, with 42 patients successfully recovered, according to the Department of Health.

Blayce Malaya

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