Like us, you were probably wondering why Angel Locsin was MIA at last night's ABS-CBN Ball. We were all looking forward to another local weave moment (her Sine Sandaan look proved she looks amazing in it) or maybe a glorious throwback to her Darna days, but the actress ultimately chose not to attend the event for a special reason.
In an Instagram post, Angel revealed that she opted to directly donate to Bantay Bata 163, the event's beneficiary welfare program, instead of spending on a red carpet look. "I salute my friends at the ABS-CBN Ball who are doing their share to promote awareness on children’s rights and to help the beneficiaries of Bantay Bata 163 get the education that everyone deserves," she wrote.
"As for me, I decided to do my share in a way that I could probably be more of use. I think it would be better for me to donate directly to Bantay Bata the amount that I’m supposed to spend in the ball. It’s not much, but will help make a difference to someone else’s life."
That said, it seems like Angel didn't entirely miss yesterday's festivities. On her Instagram stories, she shared a short clip of her spending time with Anne Curtis, Angelica Panganiban, and Bea Alonzo during what seemed to be an afterparty. What a reunion!