Actress Bela Padilla has launched Pagkain Para Sa Pinoy to raise funds for the street vendors around the Metro who are affected by the month-long enhanced community quarantine.
The best solution I came up with is for us to donate. I set up an account, and whatever money we do raise, let’s spilt 16 ways for the 16 cities of metro Manila affected by this community quarantine. I will personally see to it that the money we raise will go to the right people.
— Bela Padilla (@padillabela) March 15, 2020
Thankfully, netizens possessed generous hearts, so reaching the P1 million goal only took less than 2 days.
We hit the target of 1,000,000 pesos!!!! ❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 thank you!!! Looking for the best deals for food now and hopefully be able to deliver everything this week! THANK YOU ❤️
— Bela Padilla (@padillabela) March 17, 2020
The good news doesn’t stop there, though. Just this morning, Bela announced that she woke up to the news that someone donated a staggering P2 million, which totals the fundraiser to P3.3 million!
I was just woken up by a call. Somebody donated 2 million pesos. We are now at 3.3M pesos. ❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
— Bela Padilla (@padillabela) March 18, 2020
Pagkain Para Sa Pinoy aims to help out street vendors who won’t be having a source of income due to the lockdown. The 28 year old actress revealed that she will divide the donations in 16 ways for the 16 cities in Metro Manila. According to her tweet on March 27, she is already “looking for the best deals for food now and hopefully be able to deliver everything this week”.