Monday, October 19, 2009

[Info] Auction of Celebrity Owned Items Starts

I checked the site and noted that the following items are now available for auction. It looks like the items for auction will be done in batches (around 5-10 items each) and they are still in the process of posting all the items for auction. Schedule for date of auction for the rest of the items is targeted to be released in a few days.

I checked the status of items for auction. The response is positive and several bidders have signified interest on the first day of auction. It is expected that these items will attract more bidders as the deadline of auction on 22nd of this month approaches.

Here's the current bids:

To date, Kris Aquino's bag has the highest bid value.

Angel Locsin and celebrities involved in the auction are happy in the interest generated by the celebrity auction from bidders online. Here's a portion of "The Buzz" last Sunday. Credit to retepserrot.

Here's the related news about the celebrity auction:

credit: ABS-CBN
Angel Locsin spearheads an online charity auction for the typhoon victims

Aside from participating in various relief operations, Angel Locsin has found another way to help the victims of Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng. With the help of Dimples Romana, Anne Curtis, and Kris Aquino, she is currently organizing an online auction to raise more funds for the rehabilitation program of Red Cross. “Anything that's important to them na gusto nilang ishare, it will be up for auction. Tapos 100% of the proceeds will go to the people who were affected by the typhoons,” Dimples said in an interview with Showbiz News Ngayon. “Hindi naman kailangang bags lang. Pwedeng old accessories, jewelry or memorabilia na gusto ninyong idonate. So nag-isip kami ng celebrities na pwedeng lapitan,” Anne added.

This act of kindness on their part is all the more special because they really go out of their way to catalog the items that they have collected from the celebrities who agreed to be part of their cause. Anne further explains, “Si Angel may mga dinonate din siyang bags. Nagdonate din ako pati si Ate Kris. Ate Ruffa (Gutierrez) and Heart (Evangelista) also agreed na magbibigay din sila. Talagang pumupunta kami sa houses ng celebs to take the pics. May kinakausap na nga si Angel para dun sa website where people can bid for the items na available.”

As a matter of fact, Kris will be writing the introduction and the descriptions of their most saleable products on the website. “This is really Angel’s idea. And then she asked me [if I can also contribute], sabi ko, ‘Sure.’ Sabi niya, ‘Pwedeng punta na ako sa house mo?’ and I said, ‘Sure.’ And then she said, ‘Pwedeng pahiram ng maleta?Ako naman, ‘Sure.’ kasi inayos talaga nila yungbags. Dimples’s husband is taking all the pictures using Anne’s camera. And it was Angel, through Red Cross, na nag-ayos para makakuha kami ng Paypal account. Kasi nga we realize that a lot of our TFC viewers would be the ones who are most supportive. So with Paypal makakabili sila at mapapadala ng maayos [yung items] abroad.”

As of press time, Angel was busy distributing relief goods to the victims of Typhoon Pepeng in Pangasinan but she managed to speak about her latest charity work. “Hindi ko ‘to magagawa kung wala sila. Si Anne sobrang nakakaaliw kasi memorize niya lahat ng presyo ng bag. Yung Hermes [na idinonate ko] sobrang mahal ko yung bag na yun. Ipapamana ko sana sa magiging anak ko. Kaya lang siyempre isipin mo, kung gusto mong tumulong, kailangan magsacrifice ka din,” she stated.

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