Tatler Asia has hailed actress and philanthropist Angel Locsin as one of its 2020 Leaders of Tomorrow.
The Generation T list includes 400 young leaders who are "shaping Asia" by "redefining their industries or breaking new ground." Angel, 35, was recognized "for her tireless philanthropic work in education, domestic violence and health."
"Initially famous for her television work, Angelica Locsin became a household name for her philanthropic work, particularly since she donated US$300,000 to scholarships for the less fortunate, as well as supporting the economic and political rights of indigenous people, and working to end violence against women and children," noted Tatler.
"Since the coronavirus crisis began, she has played an important role in raising funds for hospitals and equipment for frontline doctors," it added.
In an Instagram post over the weekend, Angel said she's honored to be recognized in the list alongside hundreds of young leaders across Asia.
"I'm amazed, inspired to be alongside fellow artists all over Asia. And I'm proud to represent the Philippines!" she said.
"Thank you from the Philippines @tatlerphilippines @tatlerasia for making me part of the awesome list. Mabuhay!" she added.
Last December, Angel was also recognized by Forbes Asia for her philanthropy by including her in its 13th annual Heroes of Philanthropy list, alongside Filipino businessman Hans Sy, Indian business tycoon Azim Premji, Australian billionaire Judith Neilson and Chinese tycoon Jack Ma.
Aside from Angel, other Filipinos who made it to Tatler Asia's 2020 Leaders of Tomorrow list include gymnast Carlos Yulo, Angkas founder George Royeca, Senator Grace Poe's Chief of Staff and son Brian Poe Llamanzares, fashion designer Mich Dulce, and photographer Ezra Alcayan.