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GMAKF spearheads Taal relief efforts

GMA Network’s socio-civic arm GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) continues with its Operation Bayanihan for those affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano.

GMAKF spearheads Taal relief efforts
Benjamin Alves volunteered in GMAKF’s Operation Bayanihan in Bauan, Batangas
To date, GMAKF has given aid to 40,538 individuals in various areas of Batangas, Laguna, and Cavite where relief goods, face masks, hygiene kits, sleeping mats, blankets, and other useful goods were distributed.

The Foundation had a two-day medical mission in Batangas last Jan. 28 and 29 where specialists for ears, nose, and throat (ENT), pulmonary ailments, dermatologists, and general medicine were present to extend their services – for free. GMAKF also gave away medicines and vitamins to both children and adults. GMAKF Advocate for Health Rocco Nacino and Kapuso artists Benjamin Alves and Yasser Marta, together with veteran actress Tessie Tomas, attended the events to give cheer and distribute relief goods. 

GMAKF spearheads Taal relief efforts
Various Kapuso stars join Wowowin host Willie Revillame in his birthday outreach for the Taal Volcano evacuees on Jan. 27
Meanwhile, variety program Wowowin made GMAKF its beneficiary for host Willie Revillame’s birthday celebration dedicated to Taal evacuees in a live episode last Jan. 27 dubbed, “Malasakit, Pag-asa, Pagmamahal.”

Instead of the show’s usual format which includes lots of dancing and lively participation from the audience, Willie filled the studio with material donations they collected from sponsors, showbiz personalities, and various GMA departments.

GMAKF spearheads Taal relief efforts
‘Wowowin’ host Willie Revillame (center) with Starstruck 7 alumni Allen Ansay and Jeremy Sabido
Various Kapuso artists also showed their support and expressed their compassion by packing relief goods. All the donations such as rice, gallons of water, pillows and blankets, soap, medicine, and grocery items were turned over to GMAKF for distribution. In addition, Willie also handed a one-million-peso check to Lipa City House Representative Vilma Santos to extend help in Batangas.

Topics: GMA Network , GMA Kapuso Foundation , Operation Bayanihan , Taal Volcano
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