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Filipino stars rally behind donation calls for areas affected by Typhoon Rolly

Nov 2, 2020, Rappler.com

MANILA, Philippines

Stars draw attention to groups and organizations raising funds and collating supplies for those hit by the super typhoon

Filipino celebrities took to social media to call for donations for areas affected by typhoon Rolly (international name Goni), which hit the Bicol region and CALABARZON on Sunday, November 1.

As of November 2, 16 people have died and a total of P1.1 billion in crops and rice were damaged by the typhoon. (#ReliefPH: Help communities affected by Super Typhoon Rolly)

Here is a list of call-outs from celebrities:

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, who traces her roots to Oas, Albay posted a call from the Philippines Red Cross, where she is one of its national ambassadors.


As you may know, the Philippines is currently being hit by the strongest storm in the world so far this year, known as Typhoon Goni (local name Rolly). On top of that, another tropical storm, Siony, is closely tailing Typhoon Goni.

The Philippine Red Cross through the leadership of Chairman Richard Gordon, has alerted all chapters, 143 volunteers, and deployed a Disaster Management Team from the National Headquarters for rescue and relief operations to Bicol, my hometown, and other affected areas.

In order to continue serving the most vulnerable and affected communities, I am calling all kind-hearted donors and humanitarian partners to help support the Red Cross in all of their current response operations.

You may check https://book.redcross1158.com/index.php/donate/ for more information on ways to donate.

🙏❤ Your 100 pesos can help the Red Cross in preparing for food and hygiene kits for evacuees, contribute in building homes, or provide cash assistance to the affected families. ❤🙏

Help us make a difference, the Red Cross needs you now!


“The @philredcross has alerted all chapters, 143 volunteers, and deployed a Disaster Management Team from the National Headquarters for rescue and relief operations to Bicol, my hometown, and other affected areas,” she said.

“In order to continue serving the most vulnerable and affected communities, I am calling all kind-hearted donors and humanitarian partners to help support the Red Cross in their response operations.”

She also posted a call from Love Yourself Philippines, another organization that she supports.

Actress Angel Locsin, who has been active in several relief operations in the past, also took to social media to post the call from the Philippine Red Cross.

Angel also announced on her social media accounts that they will be providing help through the Typhoon Rolly Assistance Initiative Facebook page.


Typhoon Rolly Assistance Initiative In our small way, we want to reach out to our countrymen who were victimized by Typhoon Rolly thru GCash. Pebble we would like to reach out to everyone who is in need, our resources are limited and can only accommodate the first 1,000 valid requests. Each request will receive Php1, 000. Valid only from Nov 2-3, 2020. Here are the instructions that need to be followed: • Make a video of yourself no more than 2 minutes. • Mention full name and your place at the start of the video. • Show your status in the video. • Send this as private message to Typhoon Rolly Assistance Initiative Facebook page. All those who will send a video are confidential and will not be released. Important!: • Need a Gcash account for transaction. • Be sure that the name mentioned in the video and the Gcash account to use is the same. • In case you use another Gcash account, please include the owner of the account to use and mention the name. • You won’t accept sending a video that you don’t own or in the video. • One message per entry. We will not accept the flooding of messages. • You won’t accept those who will send other messages except the video requirement to fix the system. Reminder!: We will not use any other number or other way to communicate except Typhoon Rolly Assistance Initiative Facebook page. Beware of scams. Please say: Don’t abuse and give it to those affected by Typhoon #Rolly. https://www.facebook.com/Typhoon-Rolly-Assistance-Initiative-102046825050526/ #RollyPH


TV host Bianca Gonzalez-Intal and Gary Valenciano shared details of ABS-CBN’s Sagip Kapamilya donation drive.

Host and volleyball player Gretchen Ho shared details of donation drives from World Vision Philippines and Ateneo de Manila.

GMA actress Janine Gutierrez shared details from the Tanging Yaman Foundation on her social media accounts.

Enchong Dee, a Bicolano, shared on his Instagram Stories donations they’ll need for those affected by the typhoon.

Miss Philippines Earth-Fire 2020 Shane Tormes, who represented Antimonan, Quezon and whose family hails from Bicol region, also shared details on how to donate. Rappler.Com

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