Piolo Pascual is planning to go to Marawi City to "see the properties that we can buy, so we can build the houses there."
Many people admired Piolo Pascual when he donated 1 million pesos for the rehabilitation of the displaced families in Marawi City last month. KAMI learned about this from PEP.ph.
He gave his full support for Robin Padilla who started the program "Bangon Marawi (Together We Shall Rise)" to help the affected families of war in Marawi City. Aside from Piolo, his friend Bb. Joyce Bernal also donated half a million.
"Yeah, it all started with Joyce."
"Sabi niya, si Binoe [Robin], sa Marawi, may housing siya."
"Para yun sa 'bakwits' na may na-displace na more than 300,000 na families."
"So sabi niya, kapag nakuha ko yung first pay check ko sa Kita Kita, ibibigay ko ang half million."
"Nakakahiya naman, 'di ba?"
“Mas malaki ang kinita ko sa kanya 'tapos magbibigay siya ng ganung kalaking halaga."
"So sabi ko, 'Sige, Joyce, magbibigay din ako."
"True enough, nang makuha namin yung first pay check, I was with Erickson ng Cornerstone." he said.
Erickson Raymundo is a talent manager; a friend and co-producer of Piolo and Joyce.
"Sabi namin diretso na tayo kay Binoe, ibigay na natin."
At that moment, Robin Padilla is in the shoot of Unexpectedly Yours.
"So we went over there, pumunta kami sa shoot."
"Ikinuwento na niya yung mga nangyari sa Maranaos, and it changed my life."
"We're living here a good life, and then you realize na these people are homeless."
"And they're forced out, na nawalan ng mga trabaho."
"That broke my heart and it opened my eyes to an awareness."
"May mga taong hindi maayos ang buhay not by choice."
"And war is happening, so we have to do something to prevent it to happen in our area."
"Yun naman ang battlecry ni Binoe."
"Parang kesyo mangyari sa Luzon, and the Maranaos took the beatings."
"And it stopped right there."
"It's really important to us to raise awareness kaysa if it goes out of hand."
"Baka buong Pilipinas ay masakop." Piolo added.
He was also asked if what are his plans after donating 1 million pesos for the victims in Marawi City.
"Ang dami kasing kuwento."
"Kasi nga, we already had a telethon with ABS CBN, which was very gracious."
"When I pitched the idea and they had a telethon also, so I said, 'Let's just combine it."
"So we were able to have the ASAP telethon, and we were able to raise at least 13 million pesos for Marawi on that day."
"So it's ongoing, it's not a one-time thing."
"We want to go personally to Marawi, see the properties that we can buy, so we can build the houses there."
"ABS-CBN is also providing education and livelihood as well."
"Maganda kasi magtutulungan tayo."
"Kakalimutan natin ang relihiyon, kakalimutan natin ang social classes," the 40-year-old actor said.
KAMI hopes that there will be more kind-hearted people like Piolo to help for the victims in Marawi City!