Rose Santiago Licup, a rising mover of the nation’s philanthropic class, is relentless. She makes use of her wellspring of sources—time, power and cash—effectively and gracefully. Generally known as “Pink Rose,” she has a bouquet of advocacies. She is the academe ambassador of the Manila’s Greatest Dressed, a bunch of glamorous ladies that raises funds to construct church buildings and faculties. She additionally lavishes her blessings on the Manila Women Dwelling, Dwelling for the Aged Marikina, and the Hallway Middle for Pediatric Most cancers Youngsters.
Licup began the 12 months with the Queen of Hearts Basis, helping within the distribution of reduction packs for these affected by the Taal Volcano eruption. When Covid-19 hit, she despatched help to communities in Sibuyan, Romblon, and her native Quezon Province.
“We spent the entire lockdown interval at house. It was actually a giant adjustment to all of us. This new regular provides us a lesson to like and worth life extra, and all of us notice the significance of household,” Licup says. “An excellent factor that occurred throughout this pandemic is that God taught us tips on how to reside merely and to wish all the time.”
As restrictions are being eased, she assumes her function as a hands-on philanthropist. She ensures that parishioners, particularly the aged, expertise much less starvation at San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila Church, Kamay ni Jesus in Lucban, Baclaran Redemptorist Church, and Santo Domingo Church in Quezon Metropolis.
Flexing her fund-raising prowess, she additionally helps and coordinates with the Quezon Province Provincial Police, Philippine Nationwide Police, and the Nationwide Capital Area Police Workplace in handing out toiletries, face masks, PPEs, meals packs and college provides. All for the Covid-vulnerable and Storm Ulysses victims. As early Christmas presents, she despatched bins of apples to Bahay Aruga; distributed college provides, sanitary napkins, diapers and fish exterior Baclaran Church; and protecting gear for medical doctors at Candelaria Well being Clinic.
“I gave away 3,000 face masks in all places. I nonetheless have 300 items of blankets and toiletry packs that I don’t know but the place to distribute,” Licup explains.
She might have change into a outstanding presence int the style gala/charity circuit, however Licup says her ardour for philanthropy was sparked within the provinces. Her household (husband Henry, and kids Cathy, Cindy and Harry) personal poultry farms in Batangas and Quezon, and a subdivision in Candelaria.
“I’m surrounded by many manufacturing facility staff. I got interested along with my household and pals to volunteer in reaching to the much less lucky. It turned my mission. I like serving to them,” says Licup, who additionally beforehand owned Yasubei Japanase Restautant and Pearl Marina Spa.
This 12 months, gala fundraisers fell sufferer to Covid-19. In prior years, Licup was virtually all the time clad in high-fashion creations by the late Eddie Baddeo, of whom she was a muse. Her different favorites are Lloyd Arceo, Leticia Herrera and John Guarnes. She appeared currently in a digital style present by upcoming designer Vince Borja.
“On the subject of charity, since I used to be concerned in lots of charity works approach again once I was nonetheless younger, I deal with such occasions severely. I do know all fundraisers have one aim, and that’s to assist. I select those with a real function and with a coronary heart, a coronary heart that’s prepared to increase extra help for the advantage of all recipients,” explains Licup.
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PHOTOGRAPHED BY ALLEN CABS AND HENRY FERRER