Kris, Shalani lend help in Valenzuela

Posted at 08/10/2012 12:17 AM | Updated as of 08/10/2012 11:19 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Days of continuous rains have caused massive flooding in most parts of Valenzuela City.

As a way to reach out to the flood victims, Kapamilya stars Kris Aquino, Angel Locsin and Iza Calzado, together with Valenzuela Councilor Shalani Soledad, joined hands on Thursday to distribute relief goods to residents in the area.

Soledad is a former girlfriend of Kris’ brother, President Benigno Aquino III. She is now married to Pasig Rep. Roman Romulo.

Kris said she coordinated with Soledad and Valenzuela Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian for the relief operations.

Kris said is it just right that they give back to the people who are in need because if not for them, they would not be where they are now.

“Kapag ganito ang nangyayari, nakagawian na namin na nagtatawagan... Siguro it’s our way talaga of giving back to the people kasi kung wala naman sila, wala itong opportunities na nabibigay sa amin so dapat lang talaga na gumawa ka ng paraan to reach as many as you can,” she said.

Kris said she was delighted to see that the people appreciate their help.

“I’m very grateful and nakakataba ng puso that everybody was saying thank you kaya nakakagana talaga. I’m really happy na nakapunta dito... obviously kailangan pa nila ng tulong so sana those who can assist further sana magpadala pa ng tulong dito,” she said.

Soledad, for her part, thanked Kris, Locsin and Calzado for choosing to visit the flood-hit Valenzuela.

“Masarap yung feeling na nakikita mo na talagang naa-appreciate nila yung tulong na naibibigay natin. Thank you also to Ms. Kris Aquino, Ms. Angel Locsin, Ms. Iza Calzado sa pagpunta nila dito. At times like this, very much welcome talaga ang mga tulong na binibigay nila and it’s so nice of them to also go to our city,” she said.

After Valenzuela, Kris, Locsin and Calzado went to Pasig City to join Sagip Kapamilya relief efforts.