Forbes Asia on Monday released the list of their latest “Heroes of Philanthropy” wherein actress Angel Locsin was recognized for her efforts in extending aid to the victims of violence and natural disasters.
This year, Forbes recognized 30 notable philanthropists “committed to solving some of the most pressing issues facing the Asia-Pacific.”
“After earthquakes hit Mindanao island in October, Locsin donated 1 million pesos ($19,000) and distributed truckloads of relief supplies to affected residents. Locsin, whose mother was adopted by a family from the island, has long helped the region, which has been riven by sectarian strife for decades,” Forbes said.
They also noted that during the 2017 battle between the military and Islamist rebels in Marawi, she joined the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, “donating and distributing food packets and school supplies to tens of thousands of displaced victims.”
In September, Locsin reportedly skipped the annual ball of her TV network and opted to just donate the money she would’ve used to buy a gown to Bantay Bata 163.
“Over the past decade, Locsin has donated as much as P15 million to causes such as educational scholarships for students, supporting the economic and political rights of indigenous people, and ending violence against women and children,” the article stated.
Aside from the actress, SM Prime Holdings Inc. director Hans Sy is also included in this year’s list compiled by Forbes Asia.