KathNiel nominated for ice bucket challenge


Posted at Aug 25 2014 12:44 PM | Updated as of Aug 25 2014 08:44 PM

Kathryn Bernardo performs with Daniel Padilla at the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival Awards Night. Photo by Nimfa Chua for ABS-CBNnews.com

MANILA -- Teen stars Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo have been nominated for the ice bucket challenge by "Kris TV" head writer Darla Sauler.

Sauler, who did the ice bucket challenge live on "Kris TV" on Monday, challenged Padilla and Bernardo, as well as comedienne Pokwang and actor Kim Chiu to follow suit.

It was "Kris TV" host Kris Aquino who nominated Sauler to do the ice bucket stunt, which has become a global social media hit. Aquino performed the challenge live on "The Buzz" on Sunday.

The ALS ice bucket challenge is a campaign to raise funds and awareness for people struck with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Padilla, Bernardo and the other nominees are given 24 hours to do the challenge. Otherwise, they are expected to donate to the ALS Association in the United States, or any foundation doiing research on the disease.