Ever wondered what celebrities are doing during and right after the devastation of the Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) that struck and killed thousands and left many Filipinos in central Philippines in difficult situation? Here are some of them:
Of those who have really experienced them, here are some accounts of their experiences and what did they do upon learning about the tragic event:
Former actress now turned politician Cristina ‘KringKring’ Gonzales, now a representative to the province of Leyte along with her mayor husband, Albert Romualdez hang on to the ceiling of their house along with their 2 kids as they battle the storm surge waters that flooded their house. And although traumatized and as soon as they regain senses. Mayor Romualdez went out the streets and drove on a heavy equipment vehicle on his own to clear the roads. Sensing that there will be nobody to assist them, the family and some constituents did everything for themselves and for the whole community taking the necessary initiatives.
Congresswoman Lucy Torres and husband, actor Richard Gomez, asked the help of everyone by posting and sharing scenes and plea for help as early as the wee hours of Friday morning as the typhoon batters them. pictures of badly battered Ormoc City was posted on Richard’s Instagram account. Lucy takes photograph on Instagram of instructions for donation coming from donors from Manila. Citing drop off points in Greenhills and the bank account number of the foundation K.I.D.S. Foundation.
Kris Aquinowho was monitoring the couples Lucy and Richard immediately issued a check of Php400,000.00 as donation to the victims. The check was drawn in the name of Lucy Torres Gomez
ABS CBN reporter Atom Araullo, bravely covered the havoc of Yolanda in Tacloban City as early as 6am and was almost was swept away by the storm surge. The OB Van and crew has to immediately seek cover. Atom’s video went viral over the internet and was fed on various news channels worldwide.
The former first lady and now Ilocos Congresswoman, Mrs.Imelda Marcos was in a hospital Friday for unstable blood sugar condition. She was not informed about the havoc of the typhoon on her native province Leyte. She was just discharged Saturday without still informing her about the situation in Leyte according to relatives.
Anne Curtis and beau, ErwanHeussaff gathered old clothes and had a garage sale Sunday at a mall in Taguig. The proceeds that amounts to P370,000 all goes to victims.
Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Marian Rivera and boyfriend Dindong Dantes also did auctioned some of their personal apparels to raise funds.
Sharon Cuneta pledged 10M pesos while KC Concepcion donated 5Million pesos.
Manny Pacquiao dedicate his forthcoming bout on Nov. 24 for the victims of the typhoon.O
Martin Nievera vowed to organize series of shows for the benefit of the victims
Daniel Padilla panicked as he gets busy looking for his grandmother who was at Leyte during the typhoon. His mom’s mother was from Leyte. The old lady luckily survived the havoc of the typhoon.
Gary Valenciano recorded an appeal for donation video as UNICEF’s National Ambassador to the Philippines. The video was released 11-11-2013
Angel Locsin offered for auction her 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle. The car was sold to a buyer who remains anonymous as of this writing.
Joey de leon appealed for help during Startalk’s Nov. 9 episode.
Kim Chiu tried to locate her relatives living in San Jose, Tacloban
Siblings Shaina Magdayao and Vina Morales likewise were tracing whereabouts of their grandmother who was in Tacloban City at the time of the typhoon landfall but still no sign of her whereabouts.
Rihanna requests for prayers on her Twitter account
Tom Cruise, Jessica Sanchez,Kevin Bacon, Korean drama actor Lee Minho, have all sent messages of condolences.
Bernardo Bernardo, Apl. De Ap of the famed Black Eyed Peas along with the rest of Filipino-American living in the US will do a series of shows starting Monday, Nov. 18 where proceeds shall be for the typhoon victims.
Gene Simmons of the rock-metal band Kiss pledged financial support to the typhoon victims.
Tyra Banks, on the other hand, posted a butterfly in the colors of the Philippine flag on her Instagram with the “Pray for the Philippines” message, in solidarity with the grieving Filipinos.
Filipinos worldwide, celebrities or not, local and international are doing all efforts to raise funds and help the battered victims of the super typhoon. Let’s all join hands so that the victims could regain their spirits and lives devastated by the havoc of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).