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We’re used to seeing our idols on social media where they usually post what they do, where they go, what they wear—or even what they eat.

But what we don’t see are the more important things they do when the cameras aren’t around. Some celebrities put their status to good use, and they utilize their influential voices to inform society about relevant issues that need to be addressed—like these stars. 


ANGEL LOCSIN

After reaching a whopping 11 million followers on Instagram in 2019, Angel Locsin kept her promise and granted scholarships to 31 individuals. The actress wanted to give back in celebration of her new milestone on social media. She then gave a shout-out to all of her followers and revealed the photos of the chosen scholars. “As promised when we reached 5M on IG, I would like to share with you this simple celebration of helping 31 scholars through schooling. I believe that education is one of the best gifts we can share to others and that empowered individuals can help shape a bright future,” Angel wrote. On top of that, Angel was also grateful to her fans and thanked them for their unwavering support. 

 

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When tragedy hit the city of Marawi in Lanao del Sur back in 2017, The General’s Daughter star didn’t think twice and reached out to all victims of the clash. Angel personally headed to the area and handed out food packs and school supplies to those who were affected by the siege. She also went to another evacuation center in the city and distributed 300 more packs to other victims.

 

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Another one of Angel’s acts of kindness was when she decided to give up her dream car in order to help a Yolanda victim. The car she purchased was a vintage 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle muscle car, which she donated to Sagip Kapamilya instead. The proceeds were then used for building a classroom in Eastern Leyte.

VICE GANDA

Vice Ganda was another celebrity who didn’t hesitate to give a helping hand to those who were hit by supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’ back in 2013. The Unkabogable star held a fundraising event along with his fellow comedians for the weekend. During the event, he auctioned off some of his clothes and personal belongings. The proceeds were then donated to Sagip Kapamilya's relief operations for the struggling survivors.

 

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On another note, when the comedy chat show Gandang Gabi Vice marked its 8thyear on television, Vice gave the madlang people a one-of-a-kind benefit show called “Walopet”, which was held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater at the Resorts World Manila. What made this particular event special was that all the earnings were given to Tulong Center, in order to help fellow citizens in dire straits.

 

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Meanwhile, in one episode of the variety show It’s Showtime, Vice offered financial help to an overseas Filipino worker named Conchita Davis. She was an avid fan of the hit noontime program, and thanks to Vice, Conchita walked away with PHP30,000. The GGV host stressed that he understands the problems and sacrifices OFWs have to put up with, because his mother, Rosario Viceral, was one as well. "Naiintindihan ko po kayo kasi ang nanay ko po ay isang OFW. Maraming beses gustong umuwi pero sasabihin niya, 'wag na lang, padala ko na lang 'yung pamasahe.' Kaya nauunawaan ko ho kayo," Vice told the momshie.

 

ENRIQUE GIL

Another Kapamilya star who likes to give back is none other than Enrique Gil. The actor shared that when he was younger, he and his family would adopt an underprivileged child and treat him or her like family for a week. During an exclusive interview with Starstudio.ph, Enrique pointed out that he wanted the child to know how it feels like to have a family. He added, “Here in life I believe we need each other. Everybody needs somebody and if we don’t work together the world’s not gonna work.” 

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The Bagani star also gave back by giving food to people who live in the streets. He and his real-life girlfriend actress Liza Soberano were spotted doing this act December last year, and right away photos of them started to circulate on social media. The two have been known for being active in charity events and even spent their birthdays in homes for children and the elderly.

In celebration of its 65th year of being In The Service of the Filipino, the 2019 ABS-CBN Ball, in benefit of the network's child welfare arm Bantay Bata 163, is set for September 14, 2019 at the Shangri-La The Fort in Taguig City. For more updates and to catch the exclusive livestream, visit The 2019 ABS-CBN Ball official website. #RoadtoABSCBNBall