Actor Robin Padilla has turned over a P5 million donation to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to help the children affected by the Marawi siege.
The actor made the donation when he met President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang on Wednesday.
President Duterte was present on the signing of the Deed of Donation (DOD) and witnessed the turnover of check to DSWD Undersecretary Emmanuel Leyco.
“The P5 million donation is intended for the immediate psychosocial intervention for the children affected by the armed conflict in Marawi City,” the Palace said.
Rommel Padilla joined his brother along with Fisheries Development Authority General Manager Glen Pangapalan and Frabelle Foods Corp. President Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr.
Others who were present during the turnover ceremony were Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-staff General Eduardo Año, DSWD Asst. Sec. Rodolfo Santos, and Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez.
According to the AFP, various groups have conducted psychosocial aid in Marawi City to address the stress experienced by the displaced residents, particularly the children.
Around 400,000 have been displaced since fighting between Islamic State-linked Maute terrorists and government troops flared up on May 23. This prompted President Duterte to declare Martial Law in the entire Mindanao.