Aga Muhlach visits the most damaged schools in Marikina

Aga Muhlach says he does not need to be in the government to be able to help the less-fortunate

BY ABS-CBN CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

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12/4/2009 11:26 AM
Aga Muhlach visits the most damaged schools in Marikina


Aga Muhlach, in partnership with Jollibee, has already started with the first leg of their yearly charity campaign Maaga Ang Pasko. Before the Typhoon Ondoy tragedy happened, they already have their initial plan of focusing on students and education that is why they chose to prioritize the Marikina schools which were badly damaged by the typhoon. “Yes, this is just the first part and I’m so excited kasi it is working the way it should work. It’s the first time that we’re going out of our way. We’re doing this caravan, we’re going to schools and we’re targeting the students. It just so happened na nangyari itong Ondoy so inuuna namin itong mga typhoon victims. After that, summer next year, then Christmas next year. ‘Yun ang pangarap ko talaga, ‘yun ang sinasabi ko sa Jollibee, ten years ago pa as far as ten years back, gusto ko na magtayo ng mga classrooms so hopefully this is the start, sa mga mas malalayo pang lugar pupuntahan namin kayo diyan at gagawin namin lahat ng aming makakaya hangga’t nandito ako sa mundong ito, hangga’t nabubuhay ako gagawin ko ang aking makakaya kung saan ako makakatulong sa edukasyon ng mga kabataan.

The first school Aga and Jollibee visited is the Nangka High School. Teachers and students were delighted to see and meet the actor in person as he distributed the gifts and desktop PCs for school’s use. “Hinintay ko talaga dumating itong araw na ito and I’m just so happy that it is happening on our 15th year, mas nagkakaroon pa ng kahulugan ‘yung ginagawa namin but you know ayoko i-claim ito, naging instrumento lang ako dito but its really ‘yung pamilya natin sa Jollibee and the customers and taong madla na tumutulong dito. And of course, you guys the media, kung hindi rin sa inyo hindi rin naman aabot sa lahat ito sa buong kapuluan para malaman nila ‘yung project na Maaga ang Pasko so maraming salamat, I’m really overwhelmed. Masaya ako sobra.”

There was also a lucky student who will be receiving a desktop PC from Aga personally this Christmas. “It’s just nice after that (telling the boy that he will be giving him a computer), I found out na nawalan pala sila ng bahay I didn’t know that. Nung una I just thought since he is an honor student I’m sure makakatulong sa kanya ‘yun so I just said, ‘Yan, bibigyan kitang isa. I mean, I don’t want to make a big thing out of it but since you asked I just want you to know na…. You see how God works? Isang bata na pumunta lang sa harapan, nakita ko lang, natuwa ako then sinabi nung principal ‘yung batang ‘yun and ‘yung pamilya niya nawalan ng bahay nung bumagyo so you can just imagine ‘yung happiness na nagawa, ‘yung kaligayahan na naibigay sa kanya (hindi dahil sa akin) kundi dahil sa Panginoong Diyos talaga.”

During his speech during the program, Aga mentioned how happy he is to be able to reach out to the less-fortunate. Within his message he said that a person need not run in any office to do it, but he does not mean to scorn the celebrities who plan to run in May 2010 elections. “No, alam niyo never kong pariringgan ang kapwa ko artista or kung sino man taong gustong tumakbo sa politika. Ang sinasabi ko lang gusto ko lang ipakita sa tao, sa lahat na sa darating na eleksyon, hindi lang tayo basta bumoto ng kung sino lang yung nakakalamang. Iboto lang natin ‘yung feeling nating tama ‘yun lang. Sa akin lang minsan maraming nagtatanong sa akin ginagawa ko raw lahat ito patungo sa pagkakampanya ko balang araw pero wala talaga yun din ang gusto ko ipaalam sa publiko na mas masaya ako ng ganito na nakakatulong lumal