Anne uses Twitter reach to help flood victims

Posted at 08/09/12 2:37 PM

MANILA, Philppines – Being the first local celebrity which has over three million followers on the microblogging site Twiiter, actress Anne Curtis said it’s about time that she makes use of her social media reach to help the people affected by floods.

In an interview with Push.com.ph, Curtis said she tries to do her best in tweeting relevant information so help would reach flood victims faster.

Actress Anne Curtis

“Well I think that is where responsibility comes in for having so many followers. Kung ganyan kadami ang followers mo, gamitin mo in a wise way when it's needed. So whatever info that I could get na natu-tweet sa akin o nababasa ko nire-retweet ko para makita din ng mga tao 'yung mga emergency numbers na dapat tawagan if they need anything. Mga hashtags na dapat sundan so they would know who will rescue kung ano din yung mga account na dapat i-follow sa mga updates,” she explained.

Aside from disseminating information, Curtis is also taking action in helping the babies who were also victimized by the recent calamity.

“When it comes to kids kaya I made a reminder in Twitter also na we all are thankful for everyone who provides ng mga tin goods, canned goods and all of that but they forget about the kids who need milk, diapers, soft food so 'yun 'yung twineet ko kahapon at 'yun 'yung super concern ko sa mga kids. And to those na hindi na nagbi-breastfeed they need the powder milk,” she said.

She also called on people to extend help to shelter homes and adoption houses.

“Not only the children, but you also have to support the volunteers lets say the adoption house kasi di ba they don’t have parents to look after their children. The ones who are there are also volunteers who left their children to look after these kids who are abandoned at sila 'yung mga malapit sa akin kaya they are the ones I chose to help,” she said.

Meanwhile, Curtis gave credit to the nameless rescuers who have been out on the streets since day one, helping out people in flood-stricken areas.

“To all the rescuers talagang saludo kaming lahat because its all in the news naman na kahit naman na umaga pa lang pinapaalis na yung mga tao they stayed until the very end,” she said.

Despite this tragic calamity, Curtis believes the Filipino community will rise again with a smile in their face.

“Taas noo, kaya natin ito, kaya natin bumangon and take note nakangiti pa because it is one of the most famous traits of the Filipino inspite of all the hardships and trials we can make it through with a smile,” she said.

On Thursday, August 9, Curtis is set to join ABS-CBN's Sagip Kapamilya to deliver relief goods in Pasig with TV host Kris Aquino, actress Angel Locsin, and comedian Vice Ganda.