Bretman Rock joins PH celebs in seeking help for Cagayan: ‘Childhood home is underwater’ | Inquirer Entertainment

Bretman Rock joins PH celebs in seeking help for Cagayan: ‘Childhood home is underwater’

/ 03:51 PM November 14, 2020
Cagayan, flood, Typhoon Ulysses

Only the roof of a school in Barangay Taguing in Baggao, Cagayan is visible after rising floodwaters due to Typhoon Ulysses inundated the building’s classrooms. Image: courtesy of Anakpawis Cagayan

Angel Locsin, Bretman Rock and fellow celebrities are urging the public to extend help to Cagayan Valley as parts of it have been submerged in floods caused by Typhoon Ulysses.

Locsin spoke about the region’s current situation after her supporters left comments with “#CagayanNeedsHelp” on her Instagram page, as per her Instagram Stories earlier today, Nov. 14.

ADVERTISEMENT

The actress then asked members of the news industry if they could check on the valley’s situation to raise awareness on it and give them help.

Angel Locsin, Cagayan

Image: Instagram/@therealangellocsin

Several residents of Sta. Maria, Isabela sent photos to INQUIRER.net that showed houses submerged in water after the typhoon ravaged parts of the province and other areas of Luzon.

FEATURED STORIES

The flooding also prompted the residents to seek help on social media via the hashtag #CagayanNeedsHelp, which trended on Twitter last night.

Following the calls for help on the platform, Bretman Rock also shed light on the province.

“Praying for my [hometown] in the Philippines, we were struck with [four] typhoons and childhood home is literally submerged underwater,” the vlogger said. “I know there are so many things happening in the world right now but I just thought I would bring some awareness to this #prayforcagayan.”

Meanwhile, the folk-pop band Ben&Ben shared the link to a Facebook post where those in need of rescue could provide their locations and contact numbers. It also included the contact details of various rescue groups such as the Cagayan helicopter unit, Apayao rescue team and the Tuguegarao quick response team, among others.

ADVERTISEMENT

“If you are awake and not doing anything, START SHARING AND RETWEETING ALL RESCUE POSTS,” the band urged its fans.

If you are awake and not doing anything, START SHARING AND RETWEETING ALL RESCUE POSTS. ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️SEND…

Posted by Ben&Ben on Friday, November 13, 2020

Actress Janine Gutierrez called for donations to non-profit JCI Tuguegarao Ybanag, which is extending assistance to flood victims in Cagayan.

The province of Cagayan was placed under a state of calamity earlier today due to the massive flooding brought by the typhoon. Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba also noted that apart from Ulysses, the flooding was likewise caused by the release of water from Magat Dam and heavy siltation of waterways. NVG

RELATED STORIES:

LOOK: Angel, Jasmine, actors’ group give relief goods to typhoon victims in Marikina

Nadine Lustre calls out using Filipino resiliency to ‘hide the real problem’

Read Next
Follow @RArcadioINQ on Twitter
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Angel Locsin, Ben&Ben, Bretman Rock, Cagayan, Typhoon Ulysses
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our entertainment news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.