Anne's painting sells for P105K for typhoon survivors

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MANILA -- A painting made by actress-host Anne Curtis was able to raise P105,000 for the survivors of super typhoon "Yolanda" after being auctioned off online early this week.


The amount was announced by Curtis during the Thursday telecast of "It's Showtime," which she co-hosts, as she personally thanked the buyer of her "impromptu artwork."

The painting, which reads "Bangong Pilipinas, Kaya Natin 'To" and signed by Curtis, was bought by Angelit Perez.

"From the bottom of our hearts, and on behalf of all the survivors po na matutulungan ninyo, maraming, maraming salamat po," Curtis told Perez, who visited the "It's Showtime" studio. "May God continue to bless your family even more."

Meanwhile, Curtis' co-host on the noontime program, Vice Ganda, also announced the amount raised from their two-night show held at Laffline comedy bar in Quezon City early this week.

He said the show, which featured performances from the other "It's Showtime" hosts, as well as comedians, Chokoleit, Pokwang and Pooh, raised P1.5 million.

In total, the fundraising initiatives of the noontime show, which also includes a donation from Star Mobile and Euro Towers, produced some P2.1 million, according to Vice Ganda.

Receiving the raised funds in behalf of ABS-CBN Foundation's Sagip Kapamilya was program director Tina Monzon-Palma, who visited the "It's Showtime" studio.

As of Thursday, the death toll from Yolanda 4,011, while 1,602 remain missing, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

The NDRRMC said at least 2,145,359 families or 9,996,065 individuals were affected by the monster typhoon, with some 4,400,697 people displaced.