Spotted: Dressed-down Angel at evacuation sites


Posted at Aug 22 2013 12:14 AM | Updated as of Aug 22 2013 09:07 AM

Angel Locsin with Philippine National Red Cross Quezon City Chapter Director Ernesto Isla-- from Angel Locsin's Instagram

MANILA -- "One More Try" star Angel Locsin opted to keep a low profile as she went to numerous evacuation sites for storm-hit residents in Quezon City, but her hush-hush participation in relief efforts didn't escape the cameras of fans who welcomed her visit.

The 28-year-old actress, who is known to be an active volunteer of the Philippine Red Cross, made an unannounced visit to Sto. Domingo Church on Tuesday.

The church was already accommodating some 1,500 evacuees on Monday, when the southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm "Maring" continued to dump rains on Metro Manila and surrounding provinces.

Although Locsin was reportedly evasive of fanfare during her visit, the actress gamely posed for photos with requesting fans who were also at the church.

In a number of photos given to ABS-CBN News, Locsin is seen wearing a white cap which covered a part of her face, and a purple jacket over a red shirt. The casual attire is a departure from her usual dolled-up look as a TV and film star.

On her Instagram page, Locsin posted a number photos showing the condition of several evacuation sites in Quezon City she had visited.

In a post showing Sto. Domingo Church, the actress made a call-out for donations of hot meals, blankets and medical supplies.

Locsin's photo of a flooded street in Brgy. Dona Imelda was likewise accompanied with a caption urging donations for "habagat" victims.

The actress also shared a photo of a "tiny" classroom at Diosdado Macapagal Elementary School, which she said serves as the shelter of 60 individuals. According to Locsin, in the same post, the entire school was accommodating 700 families as of Tuesday.

Meanwhile, a number of the 1,359 families taking shelter at a covered court in Brgy. Bagong Silangan is shown in a photo with the hashtag "#philredcross," which pertains the humanitarian organization.

Locsin also visited a relatively small evacuation center, which accommodated 15 families, at a chapel in Filinvest I.

In another post, Locsin lauded those who have taken part in relief operations for displaced flood victims, which already numbered 300,000 as of Wednesday.

"To the many non-profit organizations, volunteers and staff, thanks for the work you do, the passion you give to your work, and the positive change you have brought to our communities! Mabuhay po kayo!" Locsin said.

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