While the heavy Southwest monsoon rains forced people to stay home, film and television actress Angel Locsin braved the harsh weather and helped some of the flood victims in Montalban, Rizal and Malanday, Marikina.
The actress also alerted would-be donors on the situation of the evacuees in one of the areas she visited and gave directions as to the safest route to reach them.
On August 12, Angel Locsin (age 33) tweeted:
For those who are thinking of giving hot meals and other essentials, last night may estimated 500 evacuees sa Kasiglahan Village Senior High School Montalban, Rizal… I don’t have the total head count kasi medyo magulo pa last night…but you could check & see for yourself 🙂
For those who are thinking of giving hot meals and other essentials, last night there were estimated 500 evacuees at Kasiglahan Village Senior High School Montalban, Rizal… I don’t have the total head count because it was a bit chaotic last night…but you could check & see for yourself.
She tweeted a second time to give directions to would-be donors:
We avoided flooded areas by passing thru commonwealth litex. This route is recommended if you are planning to visit Burgos Elementary school evacuation center rin (also). Thank you and stay safe!
Netizens posted photos and videos on social media, showing Angel Locsin and her friends, personally distributing packed meals and water to flood victims in the evacuation centers.
The actress gained praises for the immediate assistance she gave to people in need. Netizens described her as “an Angel sent from above” or “Angel on Earth” while another one hashtagged his post about Angel as #artistaNgMasa (artist for the masses) and #LODI.
It is not the first time that Angel Locsin rushed to help victims of calamities and people in need, spontaneously and unannounced. She most notably helped out victims of Typhoons Pedring and Yolanda and also evacuees in Marawi.
Aside from her charity works, Angel Locsin supports GABRIELA, the Militant Women’s Movement in the Philippines, and is an active volunteer of the Philippine National Red Cross, a humanitarian aid organization.
Angel Locsin will star in the upcoming primetime series titled “The General’s Daughter” which will be aired on ABS-CBN and on The Filipino Channel this 2018.