Stars tweet for prayers, help as heavy rains continue

The continuous heavy rains and raging floods in Metro Manila and surrounding areas on Tuesday, August 7 have prompted local stars to use social networking site Twitter to extend prayers and help to those affected.

Celebrities like Ogie Alcasid asked their fans to pray for the people’s safety.

“Father God, we pray that you spare our nation from another catastrophe,” Ogie tweeted.

“Stay safe, everyone,” Kapuso star Rhian Ramos tweeted.

She also quoted the Sara Groves song “When It Was Over,” which goes: “Love, wash over a multitude of things, make us whole.”

Meanwhile, Kapamilya actress-host KC Concepcion urged Pinoys to “stay strong”

“Nothing we can do right now about mother nature. Pls just keep warm, eat when u can, rest in a safer place. Love u all,” she said.

Derek Ramsay, who is currently in London covering the 2012 Olympics, tweeted: “Be safe guys. My prayers are with all of you.”

“Stay alert and be ready to go help if ever the need arises,” Christian Bautista said. “Let us settle our differences and help each other in this season.”

TV host Bianca Gonzalez used her Twitter account to relay and retweet emergency hotlines and information. She even encouraged her more than one million Twitter followers to start extending help to the victims.

“Friends of all beliefs from around the world, please, please help us pray that the rains stop here. Thank you,” she tweeted while using the Pray for the Philippines hashtag.

Anne Curtis also urged her fans to send relief goods when the flooding subsides.

“To all my lovely followers lets get together blankets, towels any clothing items that you have to spare and donate them to Sagip Kapamilya,” she tweeted to her more than three million followers. “When the floods subside you may drop them off with canned goods and water at ABS-CBN.”

TV5’s Divine Lee, meanwhile, is using her Twitter to report those who are in need of rescuing.

Click here for a list of hotline numbers and social media links you can reach in cases of emergency.

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