Real-life Darna Angel Locsin can't be stopped! In April, Angel set up the #UniTentWeStandPH campaign to provide more than 28 hospitals with specialized tents for their COVID-19 patients, raising almost P11 million. This time, she has a new goal: to purchase test kits and help poorer sectors get tested.
On May 18, Angel took to Instagram to announce that she will be reviving Shop & Share, an initiative that was first established in 2009 to help the victims of Typhoon Ondoy. Angel writes, "We had actors, singers, and even basketball players donate personal items from designer bags, clothes, jerseys, jewelry, etc. and we auctioned them off on eBay, with all the proceeds going to the Philippine Red Cross."
She adds: "We would like to revisit the idea of artists coming together and helping those who need it the most. This time, with the funds we raise, we would like to purchase test kits and allow testing opportunities for the poorer sectors in the hopes of helping out in the efforts to provide mass testing in the country. Yes, in support of mass testing. Because in this way we can make a higher impact, by pushing the TEST-TRACE-ISOLATE/TREAT formula that is the only proven way to defeat the virus."
Dimples Romana also posted the photo on her account, saying, "We pray we can encourage you once again to help out so we can all come together and help flatten the curve in our country! For all our artist friends, we would love and appreciate your support."
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.