After a month of running a fundraiser for the #UniTENTweStandPH campaign, Neil Arce and Angel Locsin have tested negative for COVID-19.
It was confirmed when the real-life Darna posted the result on her Instagram Story last Saturday.
Unfortunately, when Angel posted the result that they are both negative for the pandemic COVID-19 disease, a netizen criticized and accused the couple of taking advantage of their privilege.
The basher said: “Kulang na nga ang test kits para sa suspected COVID-19 nakisali pa itong mga taong ito na 11 million ang natanggap na donasyon.”
The basher reacted seemingly not even knowing that the 11 million he was referring to was donated to hospitals and not for Angel and Neil’s personal use.
Angel replied and said they have used their own hard-earned money to purchase the test kit abroad.
Angel confronted the basher: “Hello! Sariling pera po namin & binili pa ho namin sa ibang bansa kaya hindi po namin nabawasan ang test kits na para sa Pinas na magamit po ng iba.”
Hello! sariling pera po namin & binili pa ho namin sa ibang bansa kaya hindi po namin nabawasan ang test kits na para sa pinas ng magamit po ng iba 🙂 na expose po kasi kami ng ilang beses kaya para po sa kaligtasan ng mga nakasama namin, kailangan po naming gawin. Salamat po 🙂
— Angel Locsin (@143redangel) April 27, 2020
According to Angel, they need to practice precautionary measures to ensure that even their relatives at home won’t get infected since they have been going in and out to help the frontliners for over a month.
She continued: “Na expose po kasi kami ng ilang beses kaya po para sa kaligtasan ng mga nakakasama namin kailangan po naming gawin. Salamat po.”
This was not the first time Angel was criticized by netizens and even politicians who are trying to mock her of posting updates for the #UniTENTweStandPH.
My John Wooden amended version – if you want to feed the hungry, then feed the hungry. But the moment you post it on social media, you are only feeding your ego!
— Tito Sotto (@sotto_tito) April 17, 2020
Aside from Senator Tito Sotto’s resentment, a netizen has questioned Angel’s effort in posting on social media.
Angel reminded the public that had the funds come from her own pocket she wouldn’t post it on social media but since there are donors they should be informed where their donations went.
Angel said: “Alam mo, kung pera ko, wala kang makikitang post. Pero kung fundraising, san ka naman nakakita ng fundraising na hindi pinapaalam sa tao? What you’re doing is not helping. Sayang yung energy at oras para malungkot at mag explain pa eh ang daming ginagawa.”
Angel’s remarkable efforts for Filipinos during enhanced community quarantine
Aside from spearheading a fundraiser, Angel urged the Filipino community to help Philippine Red Cross to have more blood donors as many of those scheduled to donate have been delayed due to the enhanced community quarantine.
Angel was also an instrument and a bridge for Avon PH to distribute over 500 thousand worth of hygiene products to Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital.
Other big brands were able to participate in Angel’s #UniTENTweStandph such as the following:
- Ligo for donating Php500,000.00
- TCL Philippines for 24 portable aircons
- Carrier for 14 window type aircons
- Beko for supplying 3 inverter refrigerators
- Joe San Antonio and Michael Leyva for personal protective equipment
- CDAG/Team Network Fire Rescue for donating PPEs and 26 bed cots