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Bayanihan, celeb style

Just a few weeks ago, Julio Diaz was rushed to the hospital for a surgical procedure that proved quite pricey. Thankfully, several celeb friends were ready to help him with the bill.

This week, celebrities gathered again to help out singer-actor Richard Merk whose leg is set for amputation.

But then, there is also director Siegfried Barros Sanchez, whose toe is set to be amputated following an accident.

Members of the Actors Guild have finally decided to create a foundation aimed at lending fellow artists a hand in such emergencies.

To help establish the foundation, several celebs have gathered for a fund-raising effort called #LaborAkay.

Actress and events organizer Bianca Lapus told us the event will be held on Labor Day, May 1, at Pioneer Street Market on Reliance Street, Mandaluyong City.

RICHARD MERK

RICHARD MERK

“The event will start at 12 noon and will run until 9 p.m.,” Bianca shared. “There will be numerous celebrities participating in the fundraiser.”

Among those confirmed to attend are Gary Valenciano, Amy Perez, Nadia Montenegro, Luis Manzano, Anne Curtis, Vice Ganda, Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla, Billy Crawford and Rufa Mae Quinto.

“They will be donating items for an auction. Maestro Orobia will also be donating some of his paintings for the auction,” Bianca said.

Martin Nievera, Piolo Pascual,  Teddy Corpuz, Ricky Davao, Janice Cagara, Jopay and the Sexbomb dancers, Poppin Jazz, Inner Voices, Beverly Salviejo, Tart Carlos, Afi Africa, and this writer volunteered to entertain patrons who will come to the event.

Guess what? Admission is free.

Actress Vivian Velez encouraged other artists to join the cause.

“Let’s pay it forward to extend our aide to our brothers and sisters in need of it most,” she said.

Spread the love through your social media accounts with the hashtag #siningkalinga #artists4artists #bayanihan #spreadthelove.