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Bea Alonzo, Vhong Navarro prepare 500 meals for stranded UP students

The "One More Chance" star and "It's Showtime" host used their time under quarantine to be of inspiration and service to the Filipino people.

No one will really know how and when will the COVID-19 pandemic will end. For most Filipinos, the spreading won’t stop until hundreds or more Filipinos get tested. 

While there are many Filipinos facing the battle against the virus head-on, there are those who decided to spare their resources and help. 

Luckily, local celebrities are really doing their best to help and provide for those affected by the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic—be it their time, space, food, or even blood plasma. (Read: Angara, Zubiri donate blood plasma to help fellow COVID-19 patients)

Recently, Bea Alonzo—known for her role as Basha in the blockbuster hit One More Chance—and It’s Showtime host Vhong Navarro used their time under quarantine to be of inspiration and service to the Filipino people. 

The two celebrities prepared a feast for the stranded students of the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) and for members of the organization Youth for Nationalism and Democracy (YND). They also prepared meals for the Office of Vice President (OVP) Leni Robredo. (Read: Ronnie Liang, Carol Banawa, and Agot Isidro are now serving as frontliners)

Feast from the Heart

The group handed out 500 food packs through ‘I Am Hope,’ an organization Alonzo co-founded together with her friend Rina Navarro. Vhong and his wife, Tanya Bautista, are also members of the organization. (Read: Angel, Anne, Dimples team up to boost mass testing in the country)

“Even though we’re miles away from each other, it was as if I was cooking right next to them, with the same goal of putting smiles on people’s faces and filling their tummies with food prepared with LOVE and HOPE,” Alonzo said on her Instagram post.

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TOGETHER, WE CAN. I AM HOPE ORG. decided to showcase the true Filipino spirit of BAYANIHAN through cooking 500 food packs for the students of UP DILIMAN who were stranded and the front liners of the Youth for Nationalism and Democracy & Office of VP Leni Robredo. 100 food packs came straight from my kitchen, 100 packs were cooked by Tanya and Vhong and 300 packs were prepared by our volunteers in our headquarters headed by Rina. Even though we’re miles away from each other, it was as if I was cooking right next to them, with the same goal of putting smiles on people’s faces and filling their tummies with food prepared with LOVE and HOPE.❤️ . @iamhope_org @thisisrinanavarro @vhongx44 @iam_mariamay @tricia_canilao

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Vhong also showed his satisfaction and gratitude to I Am Hope’s initiative to make the effort possible. 

“Arroz a la Cubana challenge, Para po ito sa 500 UP students and women frontliners na na-stranded at hindi na nakauwi sa kani-kanilang mga probinsiya,”  the actor said on his Instagram account.

Earlier this month, Bea Alonzo and I Am Hope also sent relief goods to jeepney drivers who pleaded in the streets of Manila, seeking help during the enhanced community quarantine.

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