The devastation that Typhoon Yolanda—known internationally as Haiyan—left in its wake has shocked the Philippines and the whole world.
There are simply no easy words to describe the tragedy facing the entire nation, as the casualty count continues to rise and damage to infrastructure and properties amount to billions of pesos.
Rescue and relief operations continue to surge through the most affected areas, as local and international foundations organize donations to sustain the much-needed relief efforts.
On this note, local celebrities prove that their stars indeed shine, as they try to help out in every way possible—from actively posting social media calls for help to organizing their own fund-raising drives.
Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and husband Ogie Alcasid are currently preparing to auction their personal items to raise money for Yolanda’s victims.
An announcement was posted on November 10, via the singer’s official Instagram account @reginevalcasid:
“Hi guys I will be auctioning these bags a of them i used just a couple of times only, proceeds will go to the Yolanda victims. Ayusin ko lang po kung pano natin gagawin to but in the mean time please follow my official fan page announcement will be there. Thank you guys. Let's do what we can to help our kababayans. #justkeeppraying”
Several items, which Regine says will be included in the auction, were subsequently posted on Regine’s IG page.
Free shipping is offered for winning bidders, even as some items will come at a fixed price.
Her designer bags include rare Hermes Kelly bags, Chanel, and Celine, to name a few.
Luxury footwear in size 6, Regine’s shoe size, come in Gucci, Christian Louboutin, and Prada brands, among others.
Exquisitely detailed Cary Santiago gowns, as well as Regine’s butterfly ring and 18-karat gold “Reigne” necklace with a solitary diamond (seen in photo above), are also up for auctioning.
Ogie himself has included in the auction some of his designer timepieces such as Bvlgari and TW Steel.
The final list of items up for bidding, as well as the procedure for the event, are yet to be released, according to the administrators of Regine’s official Facebook page.
All official announcements and the actual auction will be coursed through The RV Friends Official Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/RVFriendsOfficial) and Instagram account (@thervfriendsofficial).
Follow their accounts to keep updated with the latest announcements.