Kris Aquino, Angel Locsin distribute relief in Iloilo

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Monday, November 18, 2013


QUEEN of All Media Kris Aquino and actress Angel Locsin visited Concepcion, Iloilo to distribute relief goods to victims of Typhoon Yolanda.

The two flew to the Visayan region over the weekend to personally see the condition of the affected communities in Iloilo and to render help through ABS-CBN Foundation's Sagip Kapamilya.

According to Kris, even though the province was devastated by the recent storm, the Ilonggos still managed to smile away their problems.

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"Sa unang tingin, makakalimutan mo na hinagupit sila ng pinakamalakas na bagyo. Lahat nakangiti, lahat naibsan ang lungkot na nadarama. Ang sarap ng pakiramdam namin ni Angel. Napapaabot namin sa kanila na andiyan kayo, ang buong Pilipinas para tulungan sila na bumangon," she said on Monday's episode of "Kris TV."

In Concepcion alone, there are 33,000 families affected by Yolanda.

Kris, who previously voiced out her concerns on the delay of the distribution of relief goods, said she's happy to hand over the help and support given by private groups through her morning program.

Angel, on the other hand, said she's grateful that they were able to help through Sagip Kapamilya and bring smile to the faces of Ilongos.

"Pagpunta namin dito, maraming mga batang humihingi ng pagkain. Kapag tumitigil 'yung mga sasakyang dumadaan sila para humingi ng pagkain. Nakakadurog ng puso nung makita mo, pero 'yung simpleng biscuit na inabot naming sa kanila, (masaya sila)," the actress said.

Angel added, "Itong tulong namin, kahit ginawa namin ang lahat ng makakaya namin, alam naming kulang pa. Sana may mga sumunod pa."

The actress has been helping calamity victims since Manila was devastated by Typhoon Ondoy in 2009. She organized relief efforts and started auction website Shop & Share.

For Yolanda victims, the actress donated her 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle to Sagip Kapamilya relief effort.

Kris, on her part, was among the first celebrities who handed monetary help to Ormoc City. The television host handed Representative Lucy Torres and husband Richard Gomez P400,000 for the affected families in Leyte.

Amid the calamities -- earthquake and typhoon -- the country is facing now, Kris believes Filipinos will get through this stronger and as one.

"Sa nakita naming resiliency, alam namin talaga na tatayong muli ang bawat Pilipino. Hindi pa dito magtatapos sana ating pagdadamayan at pagkakaisa. Sama-sama tayong lahat sa pagbangon ng Pilipinas," Kris said. (Sunnex)

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