Kapamilya actress Kim Chiu gave out relief packs to public utility jeep drivers in Caloocan City on Tuesday.
On the Facebook page of Piston: Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Operator Nationwide, Kim was photographed handing out grocery items to jeepney drivers who were still not allowed to operate.
“TIGNAN: LUMABAS SI KIM CHIU para sa ating mga jeepney driver! Kasalukuyang namimigay ng relief goods ang PISTON kasama ang kanyang team sa mga tsuper ng Monumento- Baclaran- Avenida.”
TIGNAN: LUMABAS SI KIM CHIU para sa ating mga jeepney driver! Kasalukuyang namimigay ng relief goods ang PISTON kasama…
The 30-year-old actress’s help was greatly appreciated b they jeepney drivers who have been financially crippled by the more than three months long quarantine.
TIGNAN: LUMABAS SI KIM CHIU para sa ating mga jeepney driver! Kasalukuyang namimigay ng relief goods ang PISTON kasama ang kanyang team sa mga tsuper ng Monumento- Baclaran- Avenida. #BalikPasada#MassTransportNow#NoToJeepneyPhaseout pic.twitter.com/R9zHIREzqP
— PISTON (@pistonph) June 23, 2020
Netizens praised the actress for reaching out to help the jeepney drivers who are struggling to feed their families.
Ang babaeng lumabas with a purpose! ❤️
Not her fan but her character development deserves to be appreciated! 👏😊
— ᜀ ᜎᜒ ᜃ᜔ ᜐ᜔ ♎ (@superalekxxx) June 23, 2020
The actress also complied with health protocols by wearing protective gear, including a face mask and an eyeshield, as she helped transport group PISTON distribute relief goods to affected jeepney drivers.
Wapakels sa mga bashers. …. @prinsesachinita …. Godbless….
Meanwhile. Di mo pa nakita tumulomg c mocha na pagkalaki laki ng sahod.
— @watermelon_sugar (@Lifeles11122231) June 23, 2020
Jeepney drivers in Mandaluyong City have already resorted to begging so they can have food to eat, according to Mark Makalalad ‘s Super Radyo dzBB on Monday.
In his report on Dobol B sa News TV, Makalalad said that jeepney drivers, who had been unable to go on their routes for three months asked passers by for help.
— DZBB Super Radyo (@dzbb) June 22, 2020
The drivers have been able to receive P2,000 financial assistance from the local government, but this is not enough to support most families.
The drivers appealed to the government to allow conventional jeepneys to operate their routes but as of now the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board is still crafting guidelines for the resumption of operation of traditional jeepneys.
Since transforming a viral video intended to mock her into a certified hit, Kim launched merchandise focused on the # BawalLumabas meme to help raise funds for coronavirus mass testing in the Philippines.
Kim said the proceeds of the sale of merchandise would be contributed to initiatives to carry out the COVID-19 mass testing — specifically the initiative initiated by fellow actress Angel Locsin — and to create food packs for disadvantaged communities.