Credit: Manila Bulletin
Angel Locsin flies past innuendoes with Emmy nomination
Did Angel Locsin distribute relief goods to typhoon Ondoy victims by herself to hog the credit for her good deeds?
This is what the actress' detractors claim even as they accuse her of purposely avoiding other ABS-CBN stars who are also into such charity works.
An interview with Angel on “Showbiz News Ngayon” cleared up the brouhaha.
Angel said no one is avoiding anybody. She acted on her own as soon as she saw on TV how people were suffering. She chose to zero in on Payatas because she was familiar with the area.
Overwhelmed by the multitude asking for help, the actress launched a "text brigade" asking friends for assistance.
One of the first to respond to her plea was Mariole Alberto of Star Magic who immediately sent Piolo Pascual, Zanjoe Marudo, Shaina Magdayao, and Maricar Reyes to Payatas. By the time these Star Magic stars arrived at the site, Angel was already distributing packed goods.
But the nasty talks didn’t stop there. According to rumormongers, Angel’s funds for the Ondoy victims come from a filthy rich Chinese suitor---including the P600,000 the actress said came from her own pocket.
The amount was confirmed on “The Buzz” on Oct. 4 by Boy Abunda who thanked her profusely for the generous gesture.
Notwithstanding the rumors, blessings continue to pour on Angel. The actress had just been chosen as Best Actress nominee in the 37th International Emmy Awards for her role in the ABS-CBN TV series, “Lobo.”
Angel will be competing against Emma De Caunes (“Nightbirds,” CHEZ WAM, France), Cecilia Suarez (“Capadocia,” HBO Latin American Originals, Mexico), and Julie Walters (“A Short Stay in Switzerland,” BBC, United Kingdom) in the category.
Kris Aquino, who made the announcement on “Showbiz News Ngayon” on Oct. 5, said that a few minutes after their segment on Angel’s nomination aired, the actress texted her, “Ate Kris, gusto kong maglulundag sa tuwa, pero hindi akma sa panahon."