Amidst the tragedy of typhoon Yolanda, showbiz personalities lend their time and talent to help the areas badly affected by the natural disaster that wiped out Leyte and Samar.
This is the best time to use their popularity to help other people.
Leading the pack of showbiz personalities who are visible in helping is Kris Aquino.
She proves what a true celebrity should be, using her power and stature to help.
As Kris puts it, she is the conduit of help and support coming from the private sector.
The Queen of Talk has already explained over and over that she needs to publicize all this to encourage companies and individuals to help and support as well.
And she is not bothered at all with all the flaks she gets from her detractors. Says she in her morning show Kris TV, to ‘deadma’ them.
Kris is being criticized heavily by her bashers online.
That is because according to those critics, she was bragging her donations to typhoon Yolanda victims.
The issue stemmed from an Instagram post that shows the picture of a cheque issued by her worth P400,000.
The amount was donated to Lucy Torres-Gomez, a House representative from Ormoc, Leyte, which is one of the areas that were hit the hardest by the super typhoon.
In an instant, bashers swooned to Instagram to hit Kris for allegedly boasting about her capacity to donate to the calamity victims.
She further explained that the brands she endorses and companies outside of her endorsements all heed to her call of support as evidently shown in her program.
In fact, program director of Sagip Kapamilya Tina Monzon-Palma expresses her gratitude to Kris with her efforts to link her friends to the foundation.
This goes to show that Kris is truly a trusted brand personality.
No wonder, she is a top endorser.
Meanwhile, Kris is even compared to other celebrities who are bragging their dole out in millions of pesos from their personal pocket.
These celebrities have to dole out from their personal coffers.
As we say in Filipino, mahiya naman sila sa laki nang kinikita nila kung hindi sila marunong mag-share.
Besides, they could hardly match the power and influence of Kris.
These celebs who tell that they do not need to tell all and sundry about their good deeds must admit to themselves that they are no longer that popular.
Maybe they just envious of Kris’s power and influence?