Maymay Entrata, TV & Movie celebrities create Liter of Light solar lamps for Christmas season-typhoon-stricken areas

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Maymay Entrata (left), Ernie Lopez Jr. (center), Pepe Herrera (right) and Bernadette Sembrano (back row) join ABS-CBN artists and management in creating Liter of Light solar lamps for Sorsogon communities. Screengrab G Diaries.

Solar light has been brought to the Typhoon Tisoy-stricken areas in Sorsogon which had suffered destruction amidst darkness during the Christmas season as power supply was cut during the stormy weather.

Television’s G Diaries Share The Light program, started by Gina Lopez and now led by Ernie Lopez Jr., continued its mission to provide light to needy communities by bringing together the homegrown inexpensive solar light technology developed by Illac Diaz’s Liter of Light team and the ABS-CBN Kapamilya stable of artists, employees, and officials in a combined effort to create the solar lamps.

The G Diaries episode on Sunday, December 29, featured the multiple award-winning Philippine solar lamps created by volunteers for donation to the communities in Gubat and Bulusan in Sorsogon.

Among the celebrities who learned to make the Liter of Light solar lamps were Tina Marasigan, Maymay Entrata, Ivan Carapiet, Krystal Brimmer, Janelle Lazo-Tee, Noel Comia, Bernadette Sembrano, and Pepe Herrera, led by Ernie Lopez Jr.

Liter of Light Executive Director Illac Diaz shows how the solar lamp can be set up. Screengrab of G Diaries Episode 12.

Liter of Light Executive Director Illac Diaz appealed for people to follow the lead of the “Share The Light” program, saying, “So many of us did not have a bright and beautiful Christmas, people of Sorsogon, Mindoro, Iloilo hit by Typhoon Ursula (the typhoon that hit the Philippines on Christmas Day)” and hoped the program will get people to see how they can help “and at the same time be inspired to go out there and make a difference.”

ABS-CBN through its foundation invited celebrities and management to come together to build solar lights by hand for the victims of the recent typhoon that hit during Christmas leaving tens of thousands without home and light. Together with Bantay Kalikasan, the group also brought construction materials to help rebuild homes that were struck down by the successive storms that hit the country during the Christmas season.

After the Edison award-winning and Steven Spielberg-recommended Liter of Light returned from its historic 100-days global journey on the Peace Boat to light the world’s remote communities without electricity, Liter of Light worked with Gina Lopez, before the humanitarian champion passed away this year, to conduct Share The Light projects for needy communities in the Philippines.

WATCH G Diaries Episode 12 to see how you too can help make a difference in people’s lives with Share The Light.

CHECK OUT this video on the homegrown technology of Liter of Light.

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