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Sam Verzosa donates PHP5M to charity during his star-studded birthday gala

by Frances Karmel S. Bravo
Oct 6, 2022
Celebs, politicians at Sam Verzosa's birthday charity gala
Frontrow CEO Sam "SV" Verzosa Jr. gives back to charity at his birthday gala celebration on September 10, 2022. Guests include girlfriend Rhian Ramos (L), Presidential son and First District of Ilocos Norte Representative, Ferdinand Alexander “Sandro” Marcos (R, top photo, L), Michelle Dee (R, middle photo, 2nd from R), and Gerald Anderson (R, bottom photo, L), among others.
PHOTO/S: Sam Verzosa

“A Night of Giving Back” is a meaningful name to call one's birthday gala.

For the high-spirited businessman Sam "SV" Verzosa Jr., his birthday celebration was an opportunity to give back and give honor to his humble roots.

Sam Verzosa charity gala beneficiaries

Held at Cove Manila, Okada, Parañaque City on September 10, 2022, the birthday cum charity grand affair witnessed the giving of the PHP5 million donation to seven deserving beneficiaries: the Anawin Foundation, He Cares Foundation, Light of Jesus Prison Ministry, Jeremiah Foundation, Smile Train, Cottolengo Filipino, and Batang Sampaloc Scholarship Foundation.

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Sam said in an interview, “When there is an opportunity to help, I just cannot turn a blind eye and fall on deaf ears but I would rather respond to the call and become a part of the solution.

As the vice chairman of the Committee on Poverty Alleviation and the Committee on Social Services in the House of Representatives, I would like to amplify my advocacy and reach out to more underprivileged Filipinos as possible to offer assistance and support.

GUESTS

What made the celebration even more memorable was the presence of industry leaders in the field of politics and show business.

House of Representatives

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Present were the presidential son and First District of Ilocos Norte Representative, Ferdinand Alexander “Sandro” Marcos (L), Congresswoman Richelle Singson (R), and former Ilocos Sur governor Luis “Chavit” Singson (not in photo).

Sandro Marcos with Sam Verzosa

Sam Verzosa and Kylie Verzosa

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(L-R) Michelle Dee, Raymond Francisco, Rhian Ramos, Sam Verzosa, Gerald Anderson

Also at the party with other well-known celebrities were Sam's girlfriend Rhian Ramos, Gerald Anderson, Kylie Verzosa, FRONTROW co-founder RS Francisco as well as the three newly crowned Miss Universe 2022 queens Celeste Cortesi, Michelle Dee, Kat Llegado, and Annabelle McDonnell.

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Read also: Rhian Ramos makes relationship with Sam Verzosa public

Manila Grey

Ex-Batallion

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On stage, the Canada-based Filipino R&B duo Blame Soliven and Ghostride Neeko a.k.a. Manila Grey hyped up the birthday celebration with their performance of their hit songs.

Local hip-hop also took center stage when brother Sam “SV3” Verzosa III together with SV Squad and Ex-Batallion rapped their signature rhymes and beats as the crowd vibed in return.

Filipino minister and motivational speaker Brother Bo Sanchez

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Filipino minister and motivational speaker Bo Sanchez blessed the event, highlighted by a prayer for SV: “A life without purpose is empty…and all the glitter and all the wealth and all the pleasure means nothing if you do not have purpose.”

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Frontrow CEO Sam "SV" Verzosa Jr. gives back to charity at his birthday gala celebration on September 10, 2022. Guests include girlfriend Rhian Ramos (L), Presidential son and First District of Ilocos Norte Representative, Ferdinand Alexander “Sandro” Marcos (R, top photo, L), Michelle Dee (R, middle photo, 2nd from R), and Gerald Anderson (R, bottom photo, L), among others.
PHOTO/S: Sam Verzosa
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