Kapamilya actress Angel Locsin came from a royal lineage, but she does not like to brag about it.
In Matteo Guidicelli’s podcast show, Matt Runs, he interviewed the Locsin, who said that her mother got adopted by a Marawi princess.
According to her, her Marawi family leads a simple life.
“’Yung version na alam ko, ‘yung kinakalakihan ko is ‘yung mommy ko adopted sa Marawi. Napakabait nila sa amin, hindi pa ako artista.
“Dahil hindi naman kasi mayamang pamilya ang pamilya ko, nung naghihikahos ang lolo at lola ko, nagmagandang loob ‘yung princess ng Marawi and in-adopt ‘yung mommy ko. Hanggang sa ako pinanganak na, nag-reach out talaga sila. Napakabait,” said Locsin.
She said that she is thankful for her Marawi family, who accepted her as their own even if she is a Christan.
“Kahit Kristiyano ako, walang issue, walang friction. Napaka-giving lang talaga nila,” she said.
The 36-year-old actress then added that she is still in touch with her Marawi family up until this day. She would always visit them whenever she would go to Mindanao.
“I am just really happy na parte sila ng buhay ko. Hanggang ngayon, kapag pumupunta ako sa Mindanao, nakaantabay na talaga ‘yung mga kamag-anak ko doon. Kaya masakit sa loob ko kapag nakakarinig akong hindi maganda tungkol sa mga Muslim brothers natin kasi nakita ko kung gaano sila kabait.”
Locsin also said that her Marawi family and other Muslim families are full of peace and love.
“Kristiyano ako, pwede naman nila akong —kung totoo ‘yung sinasabi nilang it’s a war between religions, hindi eh. Hindi ‘yun… Basta ang alam ko ang mga Muslim, ayaw ng violence, ayaw ng nakakasakit ng kapwa. Puro lang sila love,” she said.
In 2017, Locsin made the headlines when she visited an evacuation center for refugees displaced by the Marawi siege.
Along with the group of Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, they distributed food and school supplies to 283 individuals.