Bela Padilla just released the breakdown of how she utilized the 3.3 million pesos she raised at the beginning of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine.
On Instagram Wednesday, Bela shared the details of the donation breakdown "for everyone's peace of mind," noting that more details can be found on her Instagram Stories.
The actress began by explaining how she got raised P3M: P1.37M came from her gogetfunding.com page, while P2M was pledged by an anonymous individual.
According to Bela, the individual's pledge has yet to come and PayPal has yet to release the donations. "So right now, it's all my money that went out," she shared.
Of that, P1.5M worth of canned goods and rice was donated to Caritas Manila.
Then she divided another P1M worth of groceries and other goods into two groups: the first one delivered to PWDs in Quezon City, while the other was personally distributed by Padilla herself, with the help of the Philippine army, to the people on the streets in Pasay, Manila and Makati.
Salamat po ?? ps: the bags in the middle were the ones left at 7:30pm. Also, we didn’t keep all the donations in this bus but on the huge truck behind us. The bags in the bus are just for people we see on the streets and not the bulks we dropped off, that’s why we kept reloading. ????
"When the 2 million comes in finally, hopefully next week, I will take my 1 million back and use 1 million for one more food drive," she explained. "I've already noted suggestions for where I can allocate the remaining funds :) enjoy your day!"
Earlier in March, Bela launched the online crowdfunding project "Pagkain Para sa Pinoy" to support the street vendors, whom she felt would be greatly affected by the quarantine imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
She was right. On Tuesday, residents from Sitio San Roque in Quezon City staged a protest as they appealed for food assistance during the enhanced community quarantine.
Twenty-one of those protesters will be facing charges, said the Quezon City Police District.
Aside from implementing strict home quarantine, the month-long Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine also imposed that provision of food and health services will be regulated and transportation will be suspended. — Kaela Malig/LA, GMA News