October 23 2019
Rocco Nacino, Bea Binene, and Patricia Tumulak are committed to pursue Kapuso Foundation's advocacy of uplifting the lives of the underprivileged Filipinos as they signed a deal with GMA Network's socio-civic arm.
Present in the contract signing held on Wednesday, October 23, were GMA Kapuso Foundation Founder and Ambassador Mel C. Tiangco, GMAKF Executive Vice President and COO Rikki Escudero-Catibog, GMA SAVP for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara, and GMA Artist Center AVP and Head for Talent Imaging and Marketing Unit Simoun Ferrer.
Following what Mel Tiangco started, Rocco, Bea, and Patricia join Kapuso Foundation in its efforts to be of service to people in need.
Rocco, who finished his master's degree in nursing in 2017, is the Kapuso Foundation's advocate for health. He will be joining the organization's health and nutrition projects such as "Bisig Bayan" and "Give a Gift."
"This is very timely dahil sabi ko, maibabahagi ko 'yung kaalaman ko bilang isang nurse in terms of health and medical issues. Medical professionals go to mga liblib na lugar.
"Siyempre, 'yung mga Kapuso na in need, hindi nila naiintindihan.
"So tingin ko ang mai-impart ko dito sa mga Kapuso natin is 'yung pagbibigay ng layman's term, 'yung pag-e-explain sa kanila nang maayos para maintindihan nila ano ba 'tong ginawa natin para sa kanila," Rocco shared during the panel interview with select members of the press and bloggers.
Bea, who has been volunteering in Kapuso Foundation's relief operations since she was six years old, did not hesitate one bit to accept its offer to be its advocate for disaster and relief management.
"I'm very grateful to be part of this, to be one of its advocates, pero I think for me it's just a label.
"It's a different challenge, of course, with the label or not, with or without the cameras, with or without presscon, I would always be here for Kapuso Foundation."
Patricia Tumulak continues her advocacy for education through Kapuso School Development Program, which undertakes the building and rehabilitation of schools in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
"I'm happy na I get to share both 'yung advocacy which is 'yung education, 'cause I have a passion project which is Push To Read where I gather kids from different barangays, and I also conduct storytelling.
"And in line with this, 'yung education program, it's connected. Sabi ko nga lahat nang mami-meet mo, lahat ng mga nangyayari sa 'yo ay may rason.
"So, I'm here to raise awareness, to be part of this program, to be active, and to make the youth realize the importance of education."
Moreover, Patricia takes pride in participating last September 8 in Bubble Run, which helped fund the Kapuso Tulay Para sa Kaunlaran project. This aims to construct a steel and concrete hanging bridge in Paquibato, Davao City.
"We were there to help indigenous people, 'yung pagbuo ng bridge sa Paquibato. Nakatulong tayo ng 400 families, not just for education para rin sa economy nila. Kaya thankful ako naging parte ako nito."