- Angel Locsin did not attend this year's ABS-CBN ball much to her fans’ dismay
- The actress recently revealed in an online post why she didn’t attend the event
- However, her reason was criticized by some netizens on social media
‘The General’s Daughter’ star Angel Locsin has buzzed the online community after being a no-show at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019.
KAMI learned that Angel finally revealed the reason as to why she decided not to attend this year’s ABS-CBN ball.
According to Angel, she decided to do her part for the Bantay Bata 163 program by donating directly to the foundation, “I salute my friends at the ABS-CBN Ball who are doing their share to promote awareness on children’s rights and to help the beneficiaries of Bantay Bata 163 get the education that everyone deserves. As for me, I decided to do my share in a way that I could probably be more of use.
“I think it would be better for me to donate directly to Bantay Bata the amount that I’m supposed to spend in the ball. It’s not much, but will help make a difference to someone else’s life. For those who would like to help a child to have a bright future, please donate to Bantay Bata 163. #abscbnball2019.”
However, Angel's reason for not attending the ball was criticized by netizens who pointed out that her message seemed negative.
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Read Angel and netizens' exchange of comments below.
Her post also elicited mixed reactions from her fans and netizens on social media.
"Same sentiment. I’m sure your donation will go a long way."
"Awww. Hindi naman na bago sayo ang pagtulong... You always have a big heart for those in need. Sad we don't get to see you slaying the red carpet but this is so much more meaningful. Love you Gel!"
"Minsan lang yun sa bawat taon even bosses ng abs-cbn nandun because its not just about the bantay bata but also a celebration of 65 years of Abs-cbn. You can share any amount if you want kahit di sa araw ng ball. You can make a difference in any way you could."
"Hi Gel, you’re a public figure so whatever you put out there, people will react differently than what your heart is trying to say. Pretty sure your intentions were good. U don’t have to spend on things (like gowns and makeup) that don’t really matter that much to u... but it’s also good to unwind and celebrate ABS 65 years. But then again, to each his own. :)"
"Been scrolling all night long.. longing to see you there.. wala ka pala talaga.. You could’ve atleast thought of us *your fans* na gusto ka makita dun. Not para makipagsusyalan but you deserve it. Ayoko ko kase napaghuhulihan ka sa mga ganung event.. hayss. But whatever your heart prefers and desires, susubukan kong intindihin.. Mahal kita, Darna."
As reported earlier by KAMI, ‘The General’s Daughter’ has left Angel Locsin and fans of the series heartbroken over its recent episode. Angel shared a farewell message to her co-actors, Maricel Soriano and Arjo Atayde, on her social media account. The said post elicited reactions from netizens on social media.
Angel Locsin is a veteran and well-known actress, endorser, and talent show judge in the Philippines. She became more prominent after portraying the iconic “Darna” role.
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