Tim Yap bonds with kids of Virlanie Foundation

Apr 9, 2008
Tim Yap says of his experience with the kids of Virlanie: "I felt so good. Para akong natunaw."

A few days after the Holy Week, PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) gave Tim Yap a phone call. The intent was to ask him to comment about this blog owned by a Brian Gorrel.

Instead of issuing a statement, the good-natured eventologist turned celebrity said he just spent a meaningful Holy Week.

PEP got curious: How did he spend his Holy Week?

He spent it at home. The day after Easter Sunday, Tim and KC Concepcion visited Virlanie Foundation, an institution that provides shelter for abused and underprivileged kids.

We asked him to share his experience, along with some photos, and he did.

Here's a personal note from Tim Yap himself:

"Every year for three years now, KC Concepcion and I spearhead our Artist's Fair Pilipinas with our good friend and organizer Hazel Soriaga. This is an event where we gather artists and celebrities together for a charitable cause. We sell our old items and clothing and the money we raise goes to our chosen beneficiary.

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"Last Monday we turned over P500,000 to the Virlanie Foundation and to
Hands On manila Foundation. The Virlanie Foundation has a shelter for
abused and underprivileged youths, whereas the Hands On Manila people
recruit volunteers for several foundations, instilling a sense of
responsibility and volunteerism among the youth.

"We believe and highly support both foundations not just for this
particular effort, but for the long term as well. I have already
pledged my time and effort to these organizations. In fact, I already
volunteered for next Saturday's [April 5] "Galing Mo Kid" mentoring
program for Hands On Manila.

"When I got to the Virlanie house last Monday, I was so touched seeing
all the kids—they were calling me Kuya Tim—and I realized that I've
been missing this part of my life. It took someone like KC—I call
her my bebe, my sunshine—to show me this. I was deeply touched.

"Now I proceed with my life with a newfound sense of purpose. Not just
parties, more of a celebration of life. And a desire to make other people happy, in a way that can make more of an impact in other people's lives. More young people like us should do charity work and volunteer to do good—it's priceless."

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