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Heart Evangelista sold painting to buy 550 tablets for students

/ 12:01 PM June 08, 2020
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Heart Evangelista with boxes of the tablets (left), and the painting she sold to buy them. Images: Twitter/@heart021485

Heart Evangelista revealed that she has sold one of her paintings to purchase 550 tablets to help less fortunate students who have online classes amid the COVID-19 crisis.

The actress posted a photo of her artwork and boxes of the gadgets on her Twitter page last Saturday, June 6, days after revealing how she raised the funds.

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“My struggles in life are unknown to many but art, fashion and expressing myself has always helped me cope with my [not-so-fairytale] life,” she said.

“The time, hardwork and love that I put out in this artwork was well worth it as the proceeds have allowed me to purchase 550 tablets for angels,” Evangelista added.

Aside from the tablets, she has also been offering medical and financial aid to those in need through her Twitter page during the community quarantine. While Evangelista has not stated when she will distribute the gadgets, she explained that she intends on communicating through Instagram for the effort.

“Regarding tablets ok lang ba (is it okay) to message or tag me on [Instagram]? Not [T]witter?” she asked. “Sorry po kasi [‘di] ko makita yung ibang messages na need ng medical assistance.”

(Sorry because I can not see the other messages that refer to needs for medical assistance.)

Evangelista also assured that she and her team will be creating a “better system” on Instagram to ensure that they read more direct messages for the gadgets.

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in March advised schools to “deploy available distance learning, e-learning, and other alternative modes of delivery in lieu of residential learning if they have the resources to do so.”

CHED later reported that only 20% of state universities and colleges are equipped to hold online classes during the ongoing pandemic.

Education secretary Leonor Briones also stated there would be “no face-to-face classes until safe” and that schools reopening in August will use alternative teaching modes. Meanwhile, another Department of Education (DepEd) official said schools in far-flung areas may opt for a “blended approach which has a face-to-face component.” JB

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