Rhian Ramos gives away pepper sprays to women at MRT
Actress Rhian Ramos treated women to a unique Valentine’s Day, by giving them a gift that should make them feel safe while taking public transportation, like the MRT.
The Kapuso star, together with her fan club “Cyberhians” gave out free pepper sprays to women at the MRT-Ayala station last Monday.
Ramos explained the reason behind the project in a video post.
The actress has reportedly been harassed by a drunk man at a party she once went to, causing her to feel traumatized. But rising from that, she has chosen to inspire women to stand up against such kinds of abuses.
“I wrote something about an experience wherein I felt disrespected and this brought about so many e-mails and DMs and comments about people having negative experiences, not only about respect but also about their safety on public transport,” she said.
Ironically, according to the actress, the pepper spray she showed in her post was given to her by the very man who harassed her, as a token of apology.
“I think it will be really useful in a cause that’s bigger than what could have been just an embarrassing incident for me,” Ramos said.
She then shared a video on her Instagram showing what happened during her Ayala event.
Thank you for always being a part of all the little things i wanna do ♡ your ability to be so giving of yourselves inspires me everyday! The chocolates for the ladies were such a sweet touch, @cyberhians @seydi2728 @rhianelz @byeacharinne @_scrbl @foolishheart06 @blancallagas_27 @ichigatsu @harrehj.22 @shllysngmy @woogieworx @mayyhann @leclec0831 you guys did so wonderfully, so organized and efficient! (Kayo pa, lagi naman) Thanks Rubian for sending food for all our lovely volunteers! And another big thank you to the Chairman of San Lo, Makati, Mr. Ernie Moya for supporting and even sending security to assist! I love you all 😊ADVERTISEMENT
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Ramos then expressed gratitude to the people who supported her project against sexual harassment. JB
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