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