Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Repost: Angel Locsin Joins Hans Sy in Forbes' List of Generous Philanthropists

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Actress Angel Locsin might as well be a real-life "Darna" for her generous donations to charity and advocacies for social change.

Locsin, together with second-generation tycoon Hans Sy of the SM Group, has been named in Forbes' 13th annual Heroes of Philanthropy list featuring "30 outstanding altruists" in Asia-Pacific.

The list acknowledges billionaires, businessmen, and celebrities who have made a difference in addressing social issues across the region.

"Our aim is to highlight those giving their own money, not their company’s (unless they are the majority owners of a privately-held firm)," Forbes said in releasing the new list, which reviewed the monetary value of contributions as well as the depth of their involvement in various causes.

True to her name, Forbes acknowledged the 34-year-old Locsin for her generous ₱1-million donation and her personal delivery of relief goods to residents affected by earthquakes in Mindanao last October.

"Locsin, whose mother was adopted by a family from the island, has long helped the region, which has been riven by sectarian strife for decades," the global magazine said, noting that the multi-awarded actress previously extended aid to displaced victims of the 2017 Marawi siege.

Forbes said Locsin has donated about ₱15 million in the past decade through a mix of educational scholarships and aid to typhoon victims, while also pushing causes for the rights of indigenous peoples and combatting violence against women and children.

Locsin once portrayed the Filipina superhero "Darna" for a TV series, later on saying that one doesn't need a costume to be a hero. She would visit communities and distribute aid in plain clothes and without media coverage.

Second-generation taipan Hans Sy of the SM Group also made it to the Forbes' list. Sy, who sits as chairman and director of his family's SM Prime Holdings, was recognized for funding the construction of Child Haus, which caters to cancer-stricken children and their caregivers.

Sy, together with his siblings from their late father Henry Sy, Sr., topped the latest list of Forbes' richest Filipinos for a combined net worth of $17.2 billion (about ₱878 billion).

Sy reportedly paid $400,000 (about ₱20.4 million) to build the first Child Haus property in 2010, which has evolved into a temporary shelter for poor families coming from the provinces. Forbes reported that Sy's associates have also stepped up as co-sponsors and poured additional funding into Child Haus.

Others personalities on the list are Alibaba founder Jack Ma, who now runs a foundation under his name; Korean actress and singer IU — the youngest on the list at 26; Azim Premji, founder and chairman of Indian tech firm Wipro; and Jeffrey Cheah, chairman of Malaysia's Sunway Group.

Triputra Group founder Theodore Rachmat, JN Projects founder Judith Neilson, Fortescue Metals Group chairman Andrew Forrest, Minderoo Foundation cofounder Nicola Forrest, Nicola Forrest, Long Thanh Golf Investment and Trading Joint-Stock Company's Le Van Kiem and Tran Cam Nhung, Amorepacific Group CEO Suh Kyung-bae, Hengyu Group founder Gong Junlong, Green City Group chairman Wu Yuanxi and Hanking Group chair Wu Yuangang, and Hexaware Technologies' Atul Nishar formed part of the list of 30 philanthropists for the year.

48 comments:

  1. By far, this is my most fave award of Angel. Congrats, real-life Darna!

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    1. me too. i love Angel since Click days!

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    2. A true angel.

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  2. Angel talaga in all sense of the word.

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  3. Super nakakaproud naman this woman! salute to Angel. Congratulations!!!

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  4. Congratulations Angel!

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  5. Props to these two!

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  6. more than the money that Angel donated, what I admire most is her efforts to go visit the victims personally...time is more precious than gold. great job!

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    1. true. iba din kasi ung extra effort na magpunta siya. it helps na celeb siya so makita siya ng mga tao dun, pangdistract na rin sa kalagayan nila kahit papano

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  7. Kaya blessed si Angel kasi hindi siya madamot.

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  8. Besides her superb acting skills, i admire Angel's generous and kind heart. May her tribe increase, and may the good Lord bless her more.

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  9. You're truly an inspiration to all...

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  10. Yan ang tumutulong hindi pinapaalam.. Ibang tao ang nakakarecognize! NAKAKABILIB! May K naman pala talaga ubg mga tweets niya noon kasi may pinaglalaban siya na advocacy. Gets ko na siya ngayon. Kudos to you Angel Locsin at sa lahat ng kasama sa Top 30!

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  11. To be recognized by forbes asia is just...WOW!im so proud of you, Angel. 'Gratz!

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  12. Alam mong bukal sa kalooban ni Angel ang tumulong sa kapwa at hindi lang nagpapabawas ng babayarang tax (dahil sa donations). Sana marami pang mainspire na gayahin sya!

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    1. As far as I know ang donor pa ang magbabayad ng tax at walang mababawas sakanya. Correct me if i’m wrong

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    2. meron po mababawas sa income tax nya

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    3. if the charitable ins is accredited by BIR meron pwede mabawas sa income tax nya yung donation nya. im not sure if deductible sya if directly given to the victims pero prang hnde.

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    4. Pero diba di nman lahat donation, as in pera ang binibigay nya. Minsan sya mismo namimili at namimigay. So parang wla ring income tax deduction.

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  13. Congrats to mr. Sy and Angel! 👏👏👏

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  14. Deserve talaga at every year naman kasi yan, may actress din from South korea, congrats

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  15. Nakakatuwa. Nakakaproud. Love you angel.

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  16. Congratulations to these two heroes! #blessedtobless

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  17. Angel kahit walang camera bukas palad na tumutulong

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  18. ay iba!!!! Congratulations Angel.

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  19. No acting award can match this. Iba pag ang nirerecognize na sayo ay yung kabutihan ng puso mo sa pagtulong at pakikipagkapwa tao. Congratulations Angel and to Mr. Sy as well. Sana mas marami pang maging gaya niyo.

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    1. Naiyak ako sa award ni Angel at sa comment mo. Fan ako ni Angel and sa dami ng pinagdaanan nya, she deserve to be recognized for her good heart. Best award indeed.

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  20. What great news this is!

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  21. Wow so generous nya. Dami na rin nya palang naipon infernez. Graveh 15M! That’s around my entire life savings . Charot!!!

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  22. I love Angel Locsin, di ako nagkamali ng artistag Pilipino na sinuportahan. Simula Mulawin Days hanggang TGD and to your future projects I will always support Her!

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  23. She is recognized as suc! bongga talaga ang aking idol.. miss angel locsin.

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  24. Tularan sana sya ng mga top celebrities!

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  25. In fernez kahit may mga artistas na mas mayaman kay angel, si angel parin ang nag donate ng pinaka malakas! Real life angel talaga siya!

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  26. Ito talaga ang idol ko eh. Thank you angel

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  27. Grabe galing! Saludo kami sa’yo Angel!!! Sana tularan ka ng mga kapwa mo artista na tumulong sa mga nangangailangan. God bless you more!!!

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  28. Real life superhero!!! ❤️

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  29. wow! kakainspire.. dahil nainspire ako sayo mareng Angel, idodonate ko 20% ng 13th month pay ko :)

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    1. How sweet. May the universe bless you. :)

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  30. Hay sana maraming ma inspire sa kanya no? Ang dami pa nmang sakuna sa atin every year.

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  31. I admire her for her kindness. Fan nya na ako. Nakakainspire sya

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  32. Wow!!! Grabe siyaaaa

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