Actress Angel Locsin might as well be a real-life “Darna” for her generous donations to charity and advocacies for social change.
Locsin, together with second-generation tycoon Hans Sy of the SM Group, has been named in Forbes’ 13th annual Heroes of Philanthropy list featuring “30 outstanding altruists” in Asia-Pacific.
The list acknowledges billionaires, businessmen, and celebrities who have made a difference in addressing social issues across the region.
“Our aim is to highlight those giving their own money, not their company’s (unless they are the majority owners of a privately-held firm),” Forbes said in releasing the new list, which reviewed the monetary value of contributions as well as the depth of their involvement in various causes.
True to her name, Forbes acknowledged the 34-year-old Locsin for her generous ₱1-million donation and her personal delivery of relief goods to residents affected by earthquakes in Mindanao last October.
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“Locsin, whose mother was adopted by a family from the island, has long helped the region, which has been riven by sectarian strife for decades,” the global magazine said, noting that the multi-awarded actress previously extended aid to displaced victims of the 2017 Marawi siege.
Forbes said Locsin has donated about ₱15 million in the past decade through a mix of educational scholarships and aid to typhoon victims, while also pushing causes for the rights of indigenous peoples and combatting violence against women and children.
Locsin once portrayed the Filipina superhero “Darna” for a TV series, later on saying that one doesn’t need a costume to be a hero. She would visit communities and distribute aid in plain clothes and without media coverage.
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Posted by John Claud on Friday, November 1, 2019