Former 'Darna' star Nanette Medved-Po donates classrooms to Marawi kids


Posted at Jun 13 2019 03:48 PM

MANILA - She may have played Darna before, but Nanette Medved-Po doesn’t need to wear any costume to be a hero.

On Instagram, the former actress happily announced that she turned over on Wednesday eight classrooms to be used by the young children of Marawi.

“Thank you to the Maranao for your heartwarming hospitality especially given the circumstances,” she wrote in the caption.


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This earned her praise from netizens, including Iza Calzado who lauded Medved-Po for her initiatives.

“You’re such an amazing woman! Congratulations to you and Team Hope,” Calzado commented.

In a previous interview with ANC, Medved-Po, who played Darna in the 1991 Joel Lamangan flick, said the desire to help out has been something that was part of her "calling.”

"I always wanted to be useful in some way and I think my previous career has given me a little bit of an audience to leverage to do something good. I’ve always thought that people shouldn’t be a waste of space," she said.

Medved-Po is the founder, chair and president of HOPE, a social enterprise that sells bottled water to build classrooms around the country.