Piolo Pascual Uses Popularity and Influence for Goodwill, Gives Php1M to Help Marawi Victims

Piolo Pascual earned praises from the public after pledging support for Marawi’s rehabilitation. He willingly offered his help seeing the present situation of the bakwits, the evacuees and the condition of Marawi which he claims to really break his heart.

In an Instagram post by Robin Padilla, he thanked actor Piolo Pascual and director Joyce Bernal for their financial support to the victims of Marawi siege. Piolo Pascual gave 1 million pesos while Direk Joyce gave Php500,000 for Marawi’s rehabilitation program.

On November 5, during an interview with PEP,  Piolo shared how he and Joyce came up with the idea of extending help to the people in Marawi.

“Nagsimula kasi ‘yan kay Joyce, sinabi niya na sinabi nga ni Kuya Binoe na, yun nga, ito ang nangyari sa Marawi. Sabi niya, pagkakuha ko ng tseke ko sa Kita Kita, our pay, ibigay ko na.”

“Sabi ko, ‘Sige, ako na rin.'”

“Kasi siyempre, gusto nating makatulong.”

“So, from there, he shared with us the present plight of Marawi people, the bakwits, the evacuees, everyone was displaced, and it really broke my heart.

“Kita Kita” is the blockbuster film of Empoy and Alessandra de Rosi where Piolo and Direk Joyce are co-producers.

Aside from their financial support, Piolo announced that ABS-CBN’s show “ASAP” will pay tribute to the Marawi victims thru their episode on November 12.

“Heto nga, kagagaling ko lang sa ASAP meeting for next week’s episode.”

“You know, at the end of the day, we have to use our celebrities for a good cause.”

“It’s not all the time that it’s about us… you can probably use your influence to also encourage other people to help.”

“Like, ako, growing up, gusto kong tumulong. I just didn’t know where, how to help.”

“Parang, if you put it out there, encourage people to help and you give them platforms where to help.”

Piolo also said that as a celebrity, he wants to use his influence for goodwill.

“What we can do is give them entertainment, because that’s where we are good, yun ang trabaho natin.”

“Pasayahin natin sila through our singing, through ASAP for that matter, and encourage them na tuloy pa rin ang buhay.”

“Yun naman ang trabaho natin, para mapasaya sila ulit at bigyan sila ng inspirasyon and encouragement.”

Apart from ASAP’s tribute to Marawi victims on November 12, they will also be having a telethon where people can pledge their donations.

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