After Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Kapuso Queen Marian Rivera has joined the bandwagon of celebrities helping children with cleft lip or palate.
“Mahalaga sa akin ang salitang ‘ngiti’…masarap sa pakiramdam kapag nakakapagbigay ka ng ligaya lalo na kung ikaw ang dahilan ng saya na ’yun,” said Rivera on Instagram.
Rivera, wife of actor Dingdong Dantes, helps kids with cleft lip or palate through Smile Train Philippines.
“Salamat, @therealmarian Binigyan mo ng bagong ngiti at bagong buhay ang mga batang ipinanganak nang may bingot.
Kung may kilala kayong nangangailangan ng operasyon para sa kanilang hiwa sa labi (cleft lip) o butas sa ngala ngala (cleft palate), itext ang@smiletrain sa 0917 52 TRAIN (0917 52 87246),” Smile Train Philippines said on IG.
In January, the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) has announced that it will support Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft charity.
The MUO and Smile Train have said that they will help raise awareness of the issues faced by children living with unrepaired clefts in the developing world.
“The new relationship will provide opportunities for the reigning Miss Universe and international titleholders to get involved with Smile Train’s global initiatives in the more than 85 countries where the charity helps children,” a statement released by the MUO said.
In her first homecoming to the Philippines in January as Miss Universe, Wurtzbach posed with some children who have benefited from the charity.
Rivera also said that she is excited about her own morning show called “Yan Ang Morning” on GMA-7 which will start on May 2.
“Gawin nating mas maganda ang bawat umaga!” Rivera said on IG.
Asked about the rival morning show, Rivera said that it does not bother her although she was not aware of the morning show from rival station.
“Alam mo, ganun talaga ang mga network—kanya-kanyang tapatan, kanya-kanyang programa. So okay lang ‘yun! Ito ang show na walang pretensiyon. Kung ano si Marian Rivera, ito ang makikita natin,” she said in an interview with PEP.ph recently.