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10 Most Charitable Filipino Celebrities
We list 10 Filipino celebrities who go out of their way to lend a hand and make a difference.
By: Melissa Andrea S. de Quiros   |   Published on: Jul 2, 2010 - 9:53am

judy-ann-santos-charity8. JUDY ANN SANTOS

Advocacy: Making a difference

Charitable institution: Elsie Gaches (Alabang Zapote Road, Alabang Muntinlupa City; Tel. No. 807-6023); Touch-A-Heart Foundation; Ploning Foundation (email: [email protected])

Social contribution: Judy Ann "Judai" Santos definitely knows how to touch the hearts of the Filipino masses—“and helping them is one of her many ways. During her early days in showbiz, Judai began supporting the cause of Elsie Gaches, a village in Muntinlupa City that provides aid and comfort to mentally challenged people.

Her helping hand also extends to the indigenious people. In 2004, she initiated the Touch-A Heart Foundation, which aims to address the educational and agricultural needs of a community of Aetas in Bataan, as well as to provide medical supplies for a hospital in Cuyo Island, Palawan.

When it comes to giving a hand to her colleagues in the business, Judy Ann remains to be a solid provider. Together with director Dante Nico Garcia, they launched the Ploning Foundation on February 2009 to inspire filmmakers to make quality projects intended for a global audience. It was also reported that Judy Ann plans to work on a housing project to help revive the careers of veteran actors, small-time comedians and action film sidekicks.

Gravity of involvement: Judy Ann holds her charities close to her heart. She said: "Nagsimula kami sa mga special children sa Elsie Gaches. Nagbigay kami ng mga pagkain, gamot at ilang mga regalo para matuwa naman sila sa pagpunta namin. 'Tapos sumunod ang mga bata sa Tondo area hanggang sa mag-reach out na kami sa Aeta community in Zambales." Bringing her advocacy to the small screen, in 2001, Judy Ann played an Aeta in ABS-CBN's Maalala Mo Kaya episode, titled "Basket," to further raise awareness about the plight of the Aeta groups in the country.

Words of wisdom: "Special sila [Aeta community] sa akin mainly because nakatrabaho ko na rin ang ilan sa kanila  So sila ang naramdaman ko na kapag binigyan mo sila ng tulong, ma-a-appreciate nila nang husto. As in, makikita ko sa mga mukha nila na masayang-masaya sila dahil naaalala mo sila. Kaya kami sa Touch-A-Heart, we try our best na buwan-buwan ay mapadalhan namin sila ng tulong. Kahit na manggaling pa ito sa sarili kong bulsa."


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28 Comments
  • oh god
    naglabasan na ang mga mendicant. wala daw pera, pero may pang internet.
    Jun 07 2012 @ 04:55pm     Reply  
  • [email protected]
    Hello po kay Ms. Kris Aquino..Ako po si Cherry Lozano, 26 years old, mula sa Glamang Polomolok South Cotabato, Mindanao... ako po ay humahanga sa inyo at kayo po ay mapalad sapagkat meron po kayong pagkakataon na tumulong ng kapwa tao...Siguro po kung ako ay may ganitong pagkakataon at nasa inyong katayuan, gagawin ko din po ang gaya nito..napakasarap po sa pakiramdam ang makatulong ng kapwa..Anyway, nagbabakasakali po na makatulong po kayo sa probleme ko po.. Ako po kasi sadyang nghihirap ngayon... Ang live in partner ko po ay nagabyahe lamang ng tricycle ng aming kapitbahay tuwing gabi, may boundary din po na P100 a day..Meron po kaming anak na babae na nasa grade 1, at buntis din po ako ngayon 7 months at manganganak po sa darating na july...Kung nakpagtapos lang sana kami ng pag aaral..sana po ay hini ganito ang sitwasyon namin..Nakakahiya po na humingi sa inyo ng tulong kasi sa ganitong edad namin dapat po ay meron na kaming career pero hindi po kasi pinalad.. pasensya po talaga..Sa kasalukuyan ako po at ang grade 1 ko na anak ay nakatira ngayon sa mama ko sa aming barangay, mas makakatipid po kasi kaysa tumira doon sa live in partner ko sa city. Dito po kasi may mga gulay na makukuha sa paligid kaysa sa city kung saan lahat po ay binibili.. ang school ay pweding lakarin ng anak ko..kaya mas mainam po ang ganito muna.. Sana po ay tulungan ninyo ako sa problema namin...tulungan nyo po sana na magkaroon kami ng mapagkakakitaan ng sapat sa arwa araw...para sa po kinabukasan ng mga anak namin...tulungan nyo po ako...taos puso po akong humihiling sa inyo... Isa din po na kahilingan ko ay ay mag-aral ulit at tapusin ang pag-aaral ko.. 18 units na lang po ang kulang ko sa kursong edukasyon ko po sa Mindanao State University... Determindo po akong tapusin ang kurso ko para naman po magkaroon ako ng mainam na trabaho sa darating na panahon...Ilang beses po akong nagdarasal sa panginoon na sana ay magkaroon ng liwanag ang aming buhay...at matupad pa ang aming mga pangarap...sana po ay kayo ang magiging sagot sa problema ko...maawa po kayo sa akin...

    Sana po ay mabigyan pansin nyo po ang sulat ko na ito..If ever po na gustuhin nyo po na tulungan ako heto po ang aking contact number 09124670288...

    Salamat po at God Bless sa foundation ninyo...

    Lubos na gumagalang,

    Cherry E. Lozano
    Jun 07 2012 @ 03:56pm     Reply  
  • [email protected]
    Hi celebrities..you can invite us para mag add ng joy sa mga indigent kids yun kc mission namin bring them blessings and smile contineously ...try to visit http://www.chummychum.org and chummy chum foundation facebook page...salamat my name is rowena.
    Mar 12 2012 @ 04:07pm     Reply  
  • [email protected]
    to miss kris aquino,
    ako po si ANNIE ESPINOSA, nais ko po sanang humingi ng tulong sa inyo nandito po ako sa CADIZ CITY NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, nais ko po sanang humingi ng tulong sa inyo financially para sa pagpapagamot ko hirap po kasi akong huminga at kulang po ako financial sana po matugunan nyo po ang mensahe kong ito..MISS KRIS AQUINO sana po matulungan nyo po ako sa pangangailangan ko para ako'y gumaling na. nais ko na pong mamuhay ng normal para sa anak ko at asawa...tulungan nyo po ako...hindi po ako makahinga at madali po akong mapagod kaya ako'y humihingi po ng tulong sa inyo...
    Nov 30 2011 @ 08:05pm     Reply  
  • ramsel guiruela
    TO MISS ANGEL LOCSINHNDI MO AKO KILALAPERSONALLY PERO ISA AKO SAMASUGID MONG FAN SINCE MULAWIN.HNGGANG NGAUN SA IMORTAL..ALAM KONG MATULUNGIN KANG TAO KAYA SANA ISA AKO SA PWEDE MONG TULUNGAN..MAY SAKIT KASI AKO GOITER..GUSTO KO SANANG TULUNGAN MO NAMAN AKO SA OPERASYON KO AT HOSPITAL BILLS..KAHIT SANA SA PUBLIC HOSPITAL LANG BASTA BUKAL SA LOOB MONG MATULUNGAN AKO..GUSTO KO N TLGNG MAOPERHAN ANG GOITER KO KC MLKI N SYA AT NKAKAHIYA N S MGA TAONG NKAKASALUBONG KO..NHIHIRAPAN NRIN AQKC MDLI AKONG HINGALIN,HIRAP LUMUNOK AT MINSAN NANLALABO PNINGIN KO..MAY 3 ANAK NA AQ AT GUSTO KO PNG HUMBA BUHAY KO PRA S KNLA..GUSTO KO RING MKPAGTRABHO KSO BABAGSAK NMN AQ S MGA MEDICAL KUNG MAY SKIT AQ..HNDI AKO KYANG IPAGMOT NG ASWA QKC MALIIT LNG KINIKITA NIYA AT MAS PRIORITY NMIN PANGNGAILANGN NG MGA ANAK NMIN KESA UNHIN SRLI NMIN..SNAPNCININ MONMN PNWGAN Q SAU PRANG AWAMO NA..MAY FACE BOOK ACCOUNT AQ RAMSEL GUIRUELA ANG NAME Q TGA BULCN AT HOUSEWIFE PLS HELP ME MISS ANGEL
    Nov 10 2010 @ 08:04pm     Reply  
  • daniellocsin
    angel locsin is an angel in every sense of the word.
    Sep 21 2010 @ 11:19am     Reply  
  • ara
    i totally agree u can show that a person has a faith in god not only through words but through works
    Sep 13 2010 @ 06:48pm     Reply  
  • castor
    w3w GAnda ng NmN PIC nyo????
    Aug 12 2010 @ 04:26pm     Reply  
  • janedoe
    i totally agree with funhuntr...my BF was there during that night. sayang nga kasi i was at work nun..kung hindi lang, for sure nakasama din ako.. he was surprised nung malaman nya na andunb si Angel..and he told me na sobrang simple daw talaga. walang ere, walang kiyeme, walang arte.. mabaho daw dun pero she didnt mind. kahit pawisan sya, di mo daw sya kakakitaan ng kaartehan.. she really is an epitome of a hero..
    Jul 27 2010 @ 11:12pm     Reply  
  • funhuntr
    During Ondoy, Angel volunteered at the Red Cross Pasig Chapter ng ilang araw. Walang kaere-ere. Magbuhuhat kung kailangan, nakapila sa food line (yung pasa-pasahan ng donation at supply)...at nasa taas ha, sa hagdan, normal na tao lang (hindi naman masasabing naghahanap sya ng press nun eh parang wala ngang makakaalam na nandun sya kung hindi ka stay-in volunteer). Pormang tao lang, hindi artista...may pimple pa nga sya nun hehe. Pumunta din sa delikadong lugar sa kinagabihan para mag distribute ng goods (mainit na kase ulo nung mga affected, sinasabihan na rin ang mga volunteers na mag-ingat, kase may mga nabato nang earlier volunteers, ganun ba...ako nga natakot eh, hindi sumama). Ginawa nya lahat yun walang nakasunod na camera...hindi rin ako gaanong nakakita ng press about it (unlike yung Shop & Share, mas maraming press yun). Kaya bilib talaga ako dyan...hindi ako na star struck, natuwa lang talaga.

    Fyi, salamat din kina Jericho Rosales, Karylle, Jay-R, Kris Lawrence hahaha...sila yung mga naabutan ko nag donate (sa Receiving kse ako naka assign kinda)...
    Jul 21 2010 @ 07:53pm     Reply  
  • Akimrei
    I admire you guys for having a kind heart!!!!Godbless you all and more power...
    Jul 16 2010 @ 10:05pm     Reply  
  • jojo
    where's willie revillame on this list. kala ko matulungin siya sa mahihirap!!
    Jul 06 2010 @ 03:58pm     Reply  
  • petahater
    I hope hindi na sinamang charitable institute ang PETA. Wala naman talagang naitutulong yan kundi magturo ng paghuhubad sa kalsada at pagpapapansin eh.
    Jul 05 2010 @ 04:39pm     Reply  
  • Rizza
    mabait talaga si miss kc concepcion..
    i love her so much..
    <3 <3 <3
    keep on sharing your blessings..
    Jul 05 2010 @ 03:06pm     Reply  
  • Richie
    It is worth noting that elite families gave more back to society through the years.

    The rich spent an average of P2,800 on gifts and contributions per month in 2006, up from P1,300 in 2003 and P767 in 2000.

    The amount includes gifts and assistance to private individuals outside the family, contributions to church and religious institutions, and contributions and donations to other institutions.

    The grouchy may consider this a pittance, but it must indicate the growing conscientization of the rich.
    Jul 05 2010 @ 11:16am     Reply  
  • 12 inches
    Kita mo na pag good news, wala pa ring nagkokomento. Pero doon sa blog ni Lourd, maraming nagrereact.
    Jul 03 2010 @ 10:00pm     Reply  
  • Cher
    Ang bilis naman magbitiw ng salita ng ibang tao dito, kala mo kung sino mag judge eh sila naman wala pang nagagawa sa kapwa nila para makatulong in all sincerity.

    Imbes na pumuna at mainggit, tumulong ka nalang sa less fortunate. Dami pang sinsasabi.
    Jul 03 2010 @ 09:59pm     Reply  
  • Marmie
    Let's not pre-judge artists who sincerely devote a bit of their time, treasures and talent to their respective causes.

    Worth noting also is Sam Milby who linked the companies/products he endorses to his charity. Recently, World Vision was recipient to the joint donation (amounting to P1.5M) of SAMSUNG and Folded & Hung because of Sam's initiative.
    Jul 03 2010 @ 06:58pm     Reply  
  • jhulz
    two thumbs up! god bless you always and more blessings to come...luv luv luv...
    Jul 03 2010 @ 04:52pm     Reply  
  • kim
    I love you Angel!!!!
    Jul 03 2010 @ 12:39pm     Reply  
  • Jean
    I super love Diet!
    More than a pretty face and gorgeous bod talaga.
    Jul 03 2010 @ 10:43am     Reply  
  • Tita Aida
    Eva naman. Don't play god. Only God knows what's inside the hearts of these celebs.

    It is always good to give something back to the community (time, talent, treasure).

    When was the last time you volunteered in a NGO project without pay?
    Jul 03 2010 @ 09:47am     Reply  
  • Eva
    cheap gimmicks of these stars who expect more endorsements in return
    Jul 02 2010 @ 10:26pm     Reply  
  • kapamilya
    agree nmn ako s list nyo, pero ask ko lng po bat wala po c anne curtis?
    Jul 02 2010 @ 05:16pm     Reply  
  • quot unquot
    SPOT.ph lists 10 Pinoy celebrities who have not touched people’s lives through their humanitarian works.

    who have not touched? or who have touched?
    Jul 02 2010 @ 02:08pm     Reply  
  • blithe
    Third sentence in the opening paragraph:
    "SPOT.ph lists 10 Pinoy celebrities who have not touched people’s lives through their humanitarian works."

    The word "not" should be omitted.
    Jul 02 2010 @ 11:18am     Reply  
  • Spot.ph
    Dear sungit,

    Yikes and Oops! Thanks for pointing it out!
    Thanks for reading Spot.ph.
    Jul 02 2010 @ 11:04am     Reply  
  • sungit
    there's a typographical error on page 9, instead of public it says pubic, i dunno if you can still correct that
    Jul 02 2010 @ 09:58am     Reply  
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