MANILA, Philippines – Celebrity friends of Korina Sanchez have lent a hand to the broadcaster’s continuous efforts to aid the residents of Barangay Umiray in Aurora province that was ravaged by 2 typhoons in 2004.
KC Concepcion, Bianca Gonzalez, cosmetic surgeon Vicki Belo and daughter Cristalle Henares, Derek Ramsey and girlfriend Angelica Panganiban, and Matteo Guidicelli were some of those who donated their pre-owned clothing and accessories to Sanchez’s "K's Closet," her so-called “traveling tiangge.”
Sanchez started her "K's Closet” after covering the devastations brought about by typhoons “Yoyong” and “Winnie” in Umiray.
“Ang panata ko kasi kailangan lahat ng itutulong ko sa Umiray sa akin manggagaling. So, hindi ako puwedeng humingi. Kailangan ng sariling kayod. Sabi ko, ‘Paano naman ako magtra-trabaho pa ng higit sa kinikita ko?’ So sabi ko magbe-benta na lang ako ng gamit kong sarili,” she said.
Twenty houses have already been built out of Sanchez’s fund-raising project.
“Ngayon, [nagawa] ko na ‘yong panata ko. Nagampanan ko na, naitayo ko na ‘yong 20 bahay sa Umiray. Ngayon, humihingi na ako ng tulong sa mga kaibigan kong artista… nagbigay sila ng damit, sapatos at bag para maibenta din,” she said.
“K’s Closet” is now at Tiendesitas in Pasig where the celebrities' pre-owned items will be sold until Sunday, June 5.