A couple of days ago, Top Gear Philippines editor-in-chief Vernon Sarne claimed that actress Angel Locsin is the owner of the vintage 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle that was sold to benefit the victims of super typhoon Yolanda. This was later on confirmed by the actress herself, on the November 14 episode of Kris TV.
“Ang idea ko nga sana diyan, tayong mga nasa industriya, meron tayong mga extra car kadalasan. 'Yung hindi natin nagagamit, i-donate natin, and maghanap tayo ng sponsor na magse-set up, tapos ipapa-auction, para makagawa ng magandang evacuation centers o eskuwelahan (I've had this idea, that for us who are in the [showbiz] industry, we have an extra car that we don't regularly use. We could donate that and look for sponsors who will set up and auction it off so we could build better evacuation centers or schools),” the actress was quoted by PEP.ph as saying.
Angel added that she went to the US two years ago to look for her dream car, which boasts of an “all-original body kit.” When asked about her decision to sell it for charity, she says that she felt bad to have a luxurious car while a lot of the super typhoon Yolanda victims are suffering.
“Nahiya kasi ako na may ganitong luho habang may ganitong trahedya,” the actress said.
(Photo courtesy of PEP.ph)