MANILA — Bela Padilla, who was among the first celebrities to spearhead fundraising efforts for vulnerable sectors amid the coronavirus crisis, released on Wednesday a breakdown of the beneficiaries of the P3 million her project had raised.
Padilla shared the collated details of the donations "for everyone's peace of mind," noting that she has already posted previous updates in her Instagram Stories.
Padilla launched her fundraiser in the first week of the Metro Manila community quarantine, following reports that many Filipinos lost their livelihood as they depend on daily wages.
Her gogetfunding.com page raised P1.37 million, aside from P2 million that was pledged by one individual.
On Instagram, Padilla explained that the pledge has yet to arrive. Similarly the online drive hasn't been released yet by PayPal.
"So right now, it's all my money that went out," she wrote.
According to Padilla, P1 million worth of canned goods and rice went to Caritas Manila.
Another P1 million worth of groceries and other goods were divided into two groups. The first was distributed to persons with disability in Quezon City, while the second was delivered by Padilla, along with the members of the Philippine Army, on the streets of Pasay, Manila, and Makati.
Additional rice and canned goods, worth P500,000, were then donated to Caritas Manila last Friday.
Referring to the individual pledge, Padilla added: "When the P2 million comes in finally, hopefully next week, I will take my P1 million back and use P1 million for one more food drive."
"I've already noted suggestions for where I can allocate the remaining funds," she said.