Kapuso artists’ own brand of ‘pay it forward’

KNOWN for always running on adrenaline, GMA Artist Center star Mikael Daez celebrated his birthday by gathering some of his most dedicated fans to spend with them an afternoon full of fun and games.
Turning a year older doesn’t take out the child in him as he played laser tag with his guests. But to make the day even more special, he was joined by his travel and adventure buddy Megan Young in celebrating his birthday.
To wrap it up, the Legally Blind starrer shared a thought to his guests. “It’s important that we never forget to have fun. I’m glad that these people are here with me to celebrate life.”
Another January celebrant who chose to spend her birthday with fans is Joyce Ching. Some of her lucky supporters were able to bond with her and enjoy the fun at Jump Yard. Her special guest was Hahamakin Ang Lahat co-actor Kristoffer Martin, and their chemistry remains to be the fans’ favourite.
As the day came to a close, Joyce reached out to them and gave them something to remember the day by. According to the Kapuso star, “Ako kasi, I’m very close to my fans, and I want to keep it that way. That is my way of saying thanks for their endless love and support in whatever I do.”
Meanwhile, Ken Chan paid a visit to Childhope Asia Philippines, a non-profit organization that caters to the welfare of Filipino street children. Before Ken was able to distribute the children’s meals as part of his outreach, the kids gathered into a group and offered him a short performance.
Ken was overjoyed seeing the children make an effort to welcome him. “Nakakataba kasi ng puso ang tumulong. But seeing them make an effort to give you something for your birthday is overwhelming. Ako dapat ang magreregalo sa kanila pero with their gesture, I’m much more blessed,” shared the Meant To Be star.
Encantadia starrer and Babae Power advocate Glaiza de Castro spent her birthday with the elderly women of Abiertas House of Friendship in Quezon City, a non-government organization that prioritizes caring for unfortunate women.
Glaiza was welcomed by an empowering message from the organization and was also serenaded by three women from the community. She returned the favour by having an intimate talk with them and performing a song number.
To reflect her advocacy in life, she promises to stay committed in her cause. “I want to keep reaching out to women and listening to their stories. Kasi I think the first step in empowering women is yung pakinggan sila.”
With these Kapuso stars showing the value of generosity and compassion, they can influence their followers to emulate their initiatives as a way of paying it forward.

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