Celebrity couple Kim Jones and Jericho Rosales have now officially completed what Jericho considers his biggest accomplishment for 2021.
Last week, the 42-year-old veteran actor took to Instagram to share the good news that they have finally finished the 20-unit housing project they started in Cagayan. “We’re happy to share that with the help of one of the best titas of Manila (@marinezelizalde)… Ulysses Relief Fund were also able to help build 20 houses for 20 families to Project Salinong in Baggao, Cagayan!” Jericho said.
He shared that friends “too many to mention”, and everyone who donated to the cause, made the project possible. “The recipients are very grateful!” the actor added. (Read: Robb Gile, 25, Shares His Life as a Typhoon Forecaster at PAGASA)
Celebrity friends of the couple applauded them and wrote kind words in the comments section of Jericho’s post. “Love you guys! Thanks for doing this! [heart emojis],” Samantha Godinez, Paolo Valenciano’s wife, said. Malaysian actress Carmen Soo and former Goin’ Bulilit star John Manalo both commented emojis on the post.
Typhoon Ulysses victims
The project was spearheaded by the couple and Jericho’s manager and adviser Marinez Elizalde. As the actor mentioned in his Instagram post, the housing units are for some families in Cagayan who have been affected and displaced by last year’s Typhoon Ulysses.
Typhoon Ulysses (international name Vamco) was the 21st tropical cyclone to hit the Philippines in 2020. It hit Luzon island the hardest from November 11 to 12, unleashing powerful winds and torrential rain over the island. (Read: Prayer for Typhoon Victims)
Cagayan Valley and Isabela experienced massive flooding that submerged their houses–leaving them no choice but to climb onto their roof while waiting for rescuers to reach them. The rains and flooding caused more than 10 deaths in the two provinces.
Jericho and his charity project’s GoGetFunding page received over P3.1 million in donations which they used to “purchase food, medicine, water, hygiene kits, shoes, and clothing.”