With Typhoon Santi (Mirinae) promptly leaving the Metro at around 10:00 am yesterday, doubts went away with the dark skies on whether or not The White Hat Italian Frozen Yogurt would push through with its Celebrity for Charity Halloween event. Interestingly in relation to the weather risk, the beneficiary UP Sagip Isko happens to be a student-led group within UP Diliman that has successfully coordinated typhoon relief efforts for the victims of T.S. Ondoy and Pepeng.
Celebrity Nico Ibaviosa (of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic Circle batch 16) happily gave his time and effort on a Halloween afternoon by making trick-or-treating kids happy with candy giveaways, in addition to serving guests at The White Hat’s SM North EDSA Annex store and obliging to photo ops and requests from fans.
Fifty percent (50%) of the entire day’s sales will be going to UP Sagip Isko for its typhoon relief efforts.
[Article and photos reposted with permission from AlbertDomingo.com]
THE WHITE HAT – Italian Frozen Yogurt company’s sixth CELEBRITY-FOR-CHARITY event will be held on October 31, 2009, Saturday at the SM North EDSA Annex Building with special guest celebrity volunteer NICO IBAVIOSA.
Nico is a member of ABS-CBN’s Star Circle Batch 16 and a cast member of TV-5’s LIPGLOSS. He’s a sophomore student in UP Diliman where he’s also part of the swimming team. When he found out about TWH’s Charity program, he happily volunteered his time and named UP SAGIP ISKO as his beneficiary.
UP SAGIP ISKO (www.upsagipisko.org) started as a project spearheaded by the UP Diliman University Student Council whose goal is to organize relief operations, collect donations, and assist UP students who are badly affected by the recent typhoons. After tropical storm Ondoy’s aftermath, the students realized its pivotal role as a distinct and dedicated organization with volunteer relief operations in mind.