Global brand ambassador and social media celebrity Heart Evangelista-Escudero visited the Muntinlupa Training and Resource Center for Women (MTRCW) to find ways to support the community as part of her women empowerment advocacy.
During her visit, the actress and fashion icon learned about the process of making local products such as bottled bangus, gourmet tuyo and tinapa as well as peanut butter.
The 37-year-old wife of Sorsogon Gov. and senatorial bet Francis “Chiz” Escudero, also took the time to interact with some 160 women who are undergoing various livelihood training to augment the income of their families.
In her brief remarks, she urged the women to get into small businesses after finishing their training, which is being provided for free by the city government through the Gender and Development (GAD) Office and the Muntinlupa City Technical Institute (MCTI).
“I am here to just show my support sa lahat ng ginagawang mga programa para sa women empowerment and of course, I am here for the women who have gone through very difficult times of their life. Sana makatulong sa inyong makapagnegosyo ang matutunan ninyo dito,” Evangelista-Escudero said.
“We, as women, are here to give love, to take care of people and so as we get together, let us empower each other, support each other. Suportahan din po natin ang mga programa na binibigay ng city para mas maging maayos ang ating mga buhay at mabigyan natin ng pansin ang mga capacities natin to create wonderful things and create an impact,” she added.
The GAD office said in a Facebook post that the actress visited the livelihood training center to help the women promote their products.
“Ang layunin ng kanyang pagbisita ay upang tulungan tayo na maipakilala ang mga produktong gawa ng Muntinlupeño sa iba’t ibang lugar sa ating bansa,” it said.
GAD Chair Trina Biazon thanked the actress for visiting the center and lauded her for using her celebrity status to advocate women empowerment.
“We are very thankful that Heart accepted our invitation to visit and get to know the women here at the center. Her presence was a big morale booster for all of us,” she said.