Indeed, you don’t need to don a superhero outfit to be a hero and help the needy ones.
Angel Locsin has proven it when she visited several evacuation centers in Marawi City and Balo-i, Lanao del Norte as a volunteer in the relief operations.
Locsin went ‘secretly’ to some evacuation centers housing internally displaced persons affected by the ongoing firefight between government troops and Maute-ISIS group.
She joined the delegation of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines and participated in the relief operations for the evacuees of the military bombardment in Marawi City.
She then proceeded to Marawi City and made courtesy call on Vice Governor Mamintal Alonto Adiong Jr. and visited the evacuees inside the provincial capitol.
Photos of her giving relief goods the evacuees, locally termed ‘bakwit’, have made rounds in social media on Friday.
She wanted to remain anonymous, but how can this event be kept as a secret if she, herself, Ms. Angel Locsin wants to…
Her rumored boyfriend Niel Arce posted her volunteer ID on Instagram on Friday, which he captioned “You don’t need to wear a costume to be a super hero”.
This is not the first time Locsin has visited calamity-stricken areas. She had visited some areas in Eastern Visayas after the devastation of super typhoon Yoland and joined in relief operations in the past.
The Kapamilya actress is not new to volunteerism. She is an ambassador of the Philippine National Red Cross.
More than 200,000 individuals have fled their homes as the ongoing skirmish between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Maute. Over a thousand civilians are also trapped in the areas of conflict. Nearly 300 fatalities have been recorded as the war continues on its seventeeth (17th) day.