Amid heavy rains, celebs ask fans to #PrayforthePhilippines

Chuck Smith (The Philippine Star) - August 19, 2013 - 2:45pm

MANILA, Philippines - Celebrities asked their followers to pray for the Philippines via social media as heavy rains due to Southwest Monsoon were enhanced by tropical storm Maring on Monday, August 19.

Kapamilya actress Anne Curtis asker her more than five million followers to donate to victims of typhoon Maring on her official Twitter account.

Meanwhile, TV host  Bianca Gonzalez retweeted and relayed emergency hotlines and information for those affected by the floods.

Other celebrities such as TV5 actor Derek Ramsay and GMA 7 actress Lovi Poe, meanwhile, also asked their followers to remain safe while the rains continue.

True to form, “It’s Showtime” co-host” and “TV Patrol” weatherman Kim Atienza gave out weather and traffic updates via Twitter.

Because of the heavy rains, Ogie Alcasid had to postpone his golf tournament today. He made an announcement of the cancellation via the mobile photo sharing service Instagram.

Keywords and hashtags related to the heavy rains in Metro Manila and nearby areas, such as #PrayforthePhilippines, #rescuePH, and keepsafe, were Philippine trending topics on Twitter on Monday. 

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