Kris, Angel distribute relief goods in Iloilo town

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 18 2013 11:00 AM | Updated as of Nov 19 2013 09:49 AM

Angel Locsin and Kris Aquino distribute Sagip Kapamilya relief goods in Concepcion, Iloilo. Photo from Aquino's Instagram account

MANILA – Angel Locsin and Kris Aquino joined forces in personally distributing relief goods to the survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda” in the province of Iloilo.

The two Kapamilya stars, along with the ABS-CBN Regional Network Group and the staff of the morning show “Kris TV,” went to the town of Concepcion on Sunday where 10,000 families or around 40,000 individuals have been affected.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Locsin said the situation in the typhoon-ravaged town is truly devastating but they are glad to be of service to them.

“Nung papunta kami dito, maraming mga batang humihingi ng pagkain. Tinitigil nila 'yung mga sasakyang dumadaan para humingi ng pagkain. Nakakadurog ng puso nung makita mo pero yung simpleng biscuit, yung ngiti nila nakakadurog din ng puso,” Locsin said.

Aquino, for her part, said relief efforts should not end there as the Yolanda victims need more than just a pack of goods that would not last long.

“Siyempre puwede kong sabihin na nakagaan ng loob namin pero sa totoo lang talaga, alam ko na ang tulong should not start here and end here. Mayroon talagang beyond this na kailangan,” she said.

“Sana itong tulong namin, kahit ginawa namin ang lahat ng makakaya namin, alam naming kulang pa. Sana may sumunod pa. Tama si Ate Kris, hindi dapat dito magtapos. Sa mga susunod sa amin na pupunta dito, sana paghandaan din kung ilang dami ng pamilya ang nandito. Makapagbigay din sana ng gamut,” Locsin added.

Despite what happened, Aquino said she is certain that the Visayas will rise above this calamity that left thousands of people dead.

“Sa nakita naming resiliency, pagtanggap, appreciation na pinakita nila sa amin, alam namin talaga na tatayong muli ang bawat Pilipino,” she said.

After visiting Concepcion, Iloilo, Aquino and Locsin will be heading to Samar to distribute relief goods from Sagip Kapamilya in the town of Boronggan on Thursday.

“Siyempre alam ng lahat na best friend ko si Boy Abunda, ang Boronggan, iyon ang next town sa Guiuan. Sobrang badly affected din sila so sa Thursday, yun ang next na pupuntahan namin,” she said.