‘Siya ang unang artistang pumunta at nagbigay ng tulong sa Marawi.’ Angel Locsin Bravely Visited The Evacuation Center For The Marawi Refugees!
Angel Locsin is one of the most famous faces in the local showbiz scene. She started her career as a teen on GMA’s show Click in 2002. But what really made her famous is her role in Mars Ravelo’s Darna where she played as the Pinay superheroine. Because of her beauty, she also became FHM’s sexiest woman in 2005. However, Angel is more than just her looks.
On Thursday, she visited refugees from the aerial bombings in Marawi at an evacuation center in Ma’had Alnor Al-Islaime, Block 8, Purok 5A, Ceanuri Subdivision in Tomas Cabili, Iligan City.
Filipino producer Neil Arce, who is also the rumored boyfriend of the actress, posted on Instagram a photo of Angel’s identification card as a Mindanao volunteer for the Talk Group Emergency Preparedness Response with the caption “You don’t need to wear a costume to be a superhero :).”
Kathy Yamzon, secretary general of Bayan NCR, also posted a photo of Angel wearing a red cap while helping the refugees. She captioned the post saying:
ANGEL VISITS MARAWI BAKWETS. Actress, Angel Locsin expresses sympathy to the evacuees of Marawi City as she visited the victims of aerial bombings and Marawi crisis in an evacuation center in Ma’had Alnor Al-Islaime, Block 8, Purok 5A, Ceanuri Subdivision in Tomas Cabili, Iligan City earlier.
But did you know that this isn’t the first time the actress made her presence felt in Mindanao? Two years ago, Angel protested regarding the brutal shooting of two Lumad leaders and their civilian companion by paramilitary forces in Lianga, Surigao del Sur. Her social media posts back then also contained the hashtag #StopLumadKillings.
Her concern for Marawi City comes from the fact that Angel is part of a Muslim royal family in Marawi City in the province of Lanao del Sur. In a report from ABS-CBN, her mother was adopted by a Muslim princess in Marawi City.
“Ngayon, nagkikita-kita pa din kami ng mga pinsan-pinsanan ko. Yong pinaka-lolo ko po ay nasa Marawi,” she said back then.
Whatever her reason is for visiting and helping the refugees, Angel is definitely doing a good deed for the entire country. She is the first ever celebrity to visit the Marawi residents amidst the war.
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