by: Rohn Romulo
GIFT-GIVING started early once again for almost hundred of the brightest Star Magic artists as Star Magic, marked the annual charity event Star Magic Gives Back last December 1.
Proving that the Yuletide Season is always better when you share your blessings and your heart, Star Magic has chosen four institutions this year with whom the artists shared their time, talent, laughter and gifts with.
The chosen institutions composed of orphaned kids and abandoned elderlies were Good Samaritan Home for the Elderly in Marikina, Craniofacial Foundation of the Philippines in Manila, Sta. Maria de Mattias in Marikina and the Bantay Bata Children’s Village in Bulacan.
The happiness in the eyes of the kids at the Bantay Bata Children’s Village were incomparable as they spent quality time with Piolo Pascual, Edward Barber, Maymay Entrata, Eric Nicolas, Enzo Pineda, Luke Alford, John Bermundo, Sharlene San Pedro, Heaven Peralejo, Ysabel Ortega, Vivoree Esclito, Yasmyne Suarez, Gerard Acao, Karl Gabriel, Luis Hontiveros, Mark Rivera and JM de Guzman.
A fun yet heartfelt program and gift-giving event marked the elderlies’ day in Good Samaritan Home for the Elderly as Maja Salvador, Gerald Anderson, Joseph Marco, RK Bagatsing, Jayson Gainza, Elmo Magalona, Jane Oineza, Sofia Andres, Maris Racal, Alexa Ilacad, Darren Espanto, AC Bonifacio, Axel Torres, Kyle Velino, Joj and Jaj Agpangan, Lala Vinzon, Sarah Carlos, Loren Burgos, Hiyasmin Neri, Belle Mariano, Ashley Colet, Melizza Jimenez, Nikki Gonzales, Amy Nobleza, Chantal Videla, Raine Salamante, Kira Balinger and Alora Sasam came to visit, as well as child stars, Bourne Luna, Omar Uddin and Robbie Wachtel.
Meanwhile, the kids in Sta. Maria de Mattias had unique entertainment and fun games together with Sue Ramirez, Nash Aguas, Jairus Aquino, Kim Cruz, Desiree del Valle, Boom Labrusca, Ryan Rems, Kitkat, Jenny Miller, Gillian Vicencio and child stars Xia Vigor, Lance Lucido, Myel de Leon, Hannah Vito, Uno Bibo, Andrez del Rosario and Erika Clemente.
Finally, the children at the Craniofacial Foundation of the Philippines only had good memories to bring with them that day as they joined the activities prepared by Zanjoe Marudo, Harvey Bautista, Krystal Mejes, Krystal Brimner, Mitch Naco, Daniela Stranner, Inigo Pascual and Liza Soberano.
Apart from donations in kind, each institution also received 80 thousand cash donations each from Star Magic in order to aid in their other needs.
Star Magic Gives Back 2018 wouldn’t have been possible if not for the generosity of the following sponsors: Sunlife, Megan, LifeStrong, Head & Shoulders, P&G, Mediacom, Unilab, Enervon, Fudgee Bar, Nestogrow, Advance, Kopiko, Sterling, 555 tuna, Megasoft, Modess, Guitar, My Dentist, Blair Cosmetics, Sunnies, Lewis and Pearl, Pepsi, BNY, MEGA Sardines, Gluta-C, Goldilocks, MET, KJM Cosmetics, Hapee Toothpaste, Blackwater Men, Montalbo Spa, Moosegear, Top-O, My Daily Collagen, Freshlook/AirOptix, Potencee, Fern-C, The Generics Pharmacy, Calla, Hannah, Hearts and Bells, Champion, Kojic, Aquafina, Lemon Square, Palmolive, Unilab, Ritemed, Nivea, Cosmo Cee, Asian Stationery Corporation, Beautederm, Blade, Wrangler, Birch Tree, Miss Buttercream, Chowking, Turks, KFC, Jollibee, Shakey’s and Greenwich.