MANILA — Actress and socialite Heart Evangelista has no plans of entering politics, saying she can continue helping others even without a position in government.
Evangelista made the statement in response to one follower's reaction to her photos where she is seen helping distribute wheelchairs to elderly in Sorsogon.
Evangelista is the wife of former senator and incument Sorsogon governor Francis "Chiz" Escudero.
"Hoping Heart Evangelista won't enter politics," the follower said on Twitter.
Replying to the tweet, Evangelista wrote: "Politics is not for me. I can help without that kind of power."
Evangelista, 35, has been a visible figure in relief efforts for vulnerable communities amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Aside from answering hospital bills of those seeking her help through social media, Evangelista also recently launched a campaign to distribute gadgets to students, as the country shifts to distance learning.
On Wednesday night, she formalized that program with Big Heart PH, which now comes with detailed mechanics to identify recipients and further organize the effort.
"What once started as a small project on Twitter has now turned into one of biggest blessings this year. Been pouring our hearts and souls into this and finally I am so proud to say that we are officially launching Big Heart PH!" she said.
Big Heart PH, Evangelista said, aims to "provide students the proper tools they need so they do not stop learning and educating themselves despite the current pandemic situation of our country."
"Little acts of kindness always make the biggest differences. We can always work together to be a ray of sunlight to others."