ANGELES CITY – It took just a few hours, but it was enough for generous hearts to share the mission of Bella Manuel to help Baby Sean, the child from Barangay Pulung Cacutud who has hydrocephalus.
Just as soon as Bella’s artworks were put up for sale at the Angeles City One Town One Product (OTOP) Facebook page, eight of them were sold for P28,500.
Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel, Bella’s mother, expressed her gratitude to the support that her family has been receiving for their advocacy to help people who need it most.
“This is a testament that in midst of pandemic, there are helping hands everywhere who are willing to share with anyone what he or she has. There is happiness in sharing. Thanks to everyone’s kind heart,” Manuel expressed.
Rei Ramos Anicoche Tan, Beautederm founder and chief executive officer (CEO), purchased three of Bella’s paintings titled “Boatman”, “Tres Marias”, and “Kitten” with price tags of P5,000, P3,000, and P3,000 respectively.
Bella’s artwork titled “Chocoberry” priced at P2,500, was sold to Angeles City Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting; “Garden” (P3,500) was bought by Rea Dizon; and the “Horse” was sold to Cecille Sanchez-Flores for P5,000.
City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) Chief Edna “Joy” Duaso also bought an artwork from Bella titled “Parrot” amounting to P3,500, while CSWDO Admin Head Chrysalene Cunanan purchased “Puppies” for P3,000.
The Manuel family will personally hand over the proceeds of the paintings to Baby Sean and his family.