Actress Angel Locsin launched an online assistance initiative for those greatly affected by typhoon Rolly, which ravaged parts of the country last week.
On her social media pages, Angel, also an internationally recognized philanthropist, posted a step-by-step guide on how to apply for the cash assistance.
Typhoon Rolly Assistance Initiative Sa aming maliit na paraan, nais po naming makapag-abot tulong sa mga kababayan nating nasalanta ng bagyong Rolly thru Gcash. Though we would like to reach out to everyone who are in need, our resources are limited and can only accommodate the first 1,000 valid request. Each request will receive Php1,000. Valid only from Nov 2-3, 2020. Narito po ang instructions na kailangang sundin: • Gumawa ng video ng iyong sarili na hindi lalampas ng 2 minuto. • Banggitin ang buong pangalan at ang iyong lugar sa simula ng video. • Ipakita sa video ang kalagayan ninyo. • Ipadala ito as private message sa Typhoon Rolly Assistance Initiative Facebook page kasama ng inyong gcash account details. Lahat po ng magpapadala ng video ay confidential at hindi ilalabas. Important!: • Kailangan ng Gcash account para sa transaksyon. • Siguraduhin na ang pangalan na nabanggit sa video at ang Gcash account na gagamitin ay pareho. • Kung sakaling gagamit po ng ibang Gcash account, isama po ninyo sa video ang may-ari ng account na gagamitin at banggitin ang pangalan. • Hindi po tatanggapin ang pagpapadala ng video na hindi kayo ang nagmamayari o nasa video. • One message per entry. Hindi po namin tatanggapin ang flooding of messages. • Hindi po tatanggapin ang magpapadala ng ibang mensahe maliban sa video requirement para maging maayos ang sistema. Paalala!: Hindi po kami gagamit ng ibang numero o ibang paraan para mag communicate maliban sa Typhoon Rolly Assistance Initiative Facebook page. Mag ingat po sa scam. Paki usap po lamang: Huwag po mang abuso at ibigay natin ito sa mga matinding naapektuhan ng bagyong #Rolly. https://www.facebook.com/Typhoon-Rolly-Assistance-Initiative-102046825050526/ • Wala pong kailangang i-follow or i-like #RollyPH
"Sa aming maliit na paraan, nais po naming makapag-abot tulong sa mga kababayan nating nasalanta ng bagyong Rolly thru GCash," she said.
"Though we would like to reach out to everyone who are in need, our resources are limited and can only accommodate the first 1,000 valid request. Each request will receive Php1,000," she added.
Aside from Angel, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray has sought donations to provide assistance to areas affected by what is considered as the year's strongest tropical cyclone, particularly her hometown, Bicol.
The Philippines has just been hit by the strongest storm in the world so far this year, known as Typhoon Goni (local name Rolly) #RollyPH. On top of that, another tropical storm, Siony, is closely tailing Typhoon Goni. 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. 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. SWIPE! ➡️ For donation links and more info you can visit: https://book.redcross1158.com/index.php/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!
Actor Enchong Dee also appealed for in-kind donations, such as hygiene kits and relief packs, for the typhoon victims using his social media accounts.
Typhoon Rolly destroyed houses, damaged crops, and downed power and transmission lines during its onslaught, leaving at least 19 dead, and displacing hundreds of thousands.
It affected some 2 million people as it battered parts of the country, including the Bicol region, and parts of Luzon such as Batangas, Quezon Province, and Occidental Mindoro.