They are living. Fighting out battles left and right and winning it…
They are around us, watching us in times of need, lending their helping hands…
They hide themselves when they do good, not wanting to be recognized…
They never look tired, but within them, somehow, the many battles they have fought for upon -wearies their bodies…
But they continue to move on.
They continue their task.
as HEROES of the modern-day world…
as ANGELS of the wakeful life.
and as PEOPLE WHO MATTERED in the hearts of every man.
Here they are:
THE LIVING ANGELS OF THE PHILIPPINE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD!…. (by robert manuguid silverio)
(Note: This is my own personal list and choices. I have selected these people based on the weight of their kindness, in my own observations and cynical mind. And I thank them all for sharing a part of themselves! — sip & sip …. )
1.) SHARON CUNETA
“Hindi kita pababayaan, Miss Anita Linda, habang naririto ako… hindi ka mapapa’no. Hindi kita iiwan.”
Ang mga katagang ito na nasambit ni Miss Sharon Cuneta sa beteranong aktres na si Miss Anita Linda ay sapat na upang siya ang piliin namin na NUMBER ONE sa listahang ito. At ang mga charity works at mga pagtulong ni Miss Sharon Cuneta sa mga taga-showbiz, sa mga mahihirap na tao sa industriyang ito- AY HINDI NA NIYA PINAPA-PUBLICIZE PA. She’s a silent doer. Never expecting for anything in return. An angel!
2.) KC CONCEPCION
Like mother, like daughter. Kung mahilig tumulong sa kapwa ang ina ni KC, ganu’n din siya. Pero mas mapangahas si KC. Mas delikado ang mga hakbang. Palihim siyang nagpupunta sa Mindanao, sa mga kapatid nating Muslim doon upang tumulong. Hindi lamang dahil siya’y ‘Ambassadress of Goodwill’ ng UNICEF, kundi dahil para kay KC, ito ay isang personal ding dedikasyon sa mga kapatid nating mga Muslim sa Mindanao. With that, KC is NUMBER TWO on this list!
3.) GOVERNOR VILMA SANTOS
She has inspired a lot of people-fans, artists, performers and ordinary people with her sweetness and charm, and dedication to the film industry. Now, she serves the people of Batangas province as Governor. And she never failed to fulfill whatever task that’s given to her.
4.) BOOTS ANSON-ROA
She’s still very much out there to help showbiz industry’s ordinary workers- through the privatized MOWELFUND (Movie Workers Welfare Fund)- which Miss Boots Anson-Roa graciously tries to fight for its survival, being the present Chairman of Mowelfund. A unique task. A brave fight. We bow our heads to you, Miss Boots Anson Roa!
5.) BOY ABUNDA
Uplifting the ‘morale’ and the ‘spirits’ of LGBT’s (Lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders) is no easy task. But Mr. Boy Abunda swims harder on, for them. He also protects the dignity of his co-workers in the entertainment industry by sharing a big part of himself to them, contributing his talents and offering a great amount of service. With that, Mr. Boy Abunda landed on the 5th slot of our LIST.
6.) ROSA ROSAL
She is the RED CROSS. And the Philippine National Red Cross will never be the same again, if without her.
7.) MANNY PACQUIAO
A hero not just in terms of sports and achievements, but a hero who really DID HELP the masses.
8.) JOHNNY MANAHAN
Protecting the image of the STARS- who are the idols of the youths, the masses and the commoners is his TASK. Exploitation of the stars in the Philippine showbiz scene was ‘extinguished’ because of his efforts, by showing a good example of creating “better stars” in his home studio- ABS-CBN channel 2. Our hats-off.
9.) JOSE MARI CHAN
The beauty of the Philippine music industry will never be the same without the name “Jose Mari Chan”.
10.) JOEL LAMANGAN
His brave fight to “still save” the poor people, the farmers and the good rebels of this country continues on through the messages he tries to impart in his films.
(Part Two of this LIST tomorrow. — sip & sip ….)