This coming Friday, July 15, Ogie and Regine’s Celebrity Ukay Ukay will be launched officially via ebay.ph. Seven interesting finds formerly owned by our very own well known artists will be up for grabs before the week ends. Let me just say that this online shopping are notches ahead of what we usually do when we go splurging through our usual online shopping.
Ogie and Regine’s Celebrity Ukay Ukay‘s sole recipient for its sales is GMA Kapuso Foundation. This particular auction zeroing in on Kapuso School Development Project (KSD). Our local celebrities are giving away their stuff (most of which cost a lot) for this particular project. Now this is something online shoppers might as well swerve to – shopping for a cause. Present during yesterday’s press con was GMA Kapuso Foundation’s Vice President/COO Mel Tiangco, sharing with us the burden of the plight of our country’s underprivileged students.
This will certainly give us a whole new way of looking at shopping. We’re not just guaranteed with authentic and good quality stuff, we’re also helping provide students of underserved public schools all over the country with decent and functional classrooms with water distribution and sanitation facilities and environmental awareness through tree planting around the school building. How’s that for making a difference in the third world where organizations like this (unbeknownst to a whole bunch of people) are actively doing for our fellowmen? It is plain admirable, in my opinion.
Chris Tiu and Henry Perez with the signed jersey that will be available for auction on July 15.
Mr. Henry Perez, GMA Kapuso Foundation’s Executive Director shared with us that since 2003, the Kapuso Development Project has constructed and repaired 250 classrooms in the poorest and remotest communities across the country. Those who were affected by Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng in 2009 benefited from the 89 classrooms that were built by the KDP last year.
Celebrity Ukay Ukay will be jumpstarted with items donated by Chris Tiu, Dingdong Dantes, Ogie Alcasid, Kris Aquino, John Lapuz and Sharon Cuneta on July 15.
Chris Tiu’s autographed jersey will be up for auction with bid price starting at P499. Chris Tiu wore this when he played in one of the games for GMA network.
Dingdong Dantes’ Party Pilipinas Personalized Denim Jacket’s starting bid will be at P499. This jacket was a gift for Dingdong given to him by his Party Pilipinas family on his birthday. The jacket’s left lapel has a print on it that reads “Dingdong Dantes” with the date “2 August.”
Ogie Alcasid’s Korg Karma Music Workstation in matte maroon will be up for grabs with the starting bid of P4,999. We will definitely try our luck with this one. While we love our M-Audio, the hubby still favors Korg over it. After having heard that Ogie Alcasid has composed quite a few songs with this baby, whoever needs more convincing, right?
Kris Aquino’s Fire Engine Red Bustier Gown starts its bid at P9,999. This willowy, heavily biased in several cuts bottom part of gown measures 19 yards. Worn by Kris for the cover photo for the Kris Aquino’s 2011 birthday issue for her magazine.
John Lapuz’s Andy Warhol Seiko Watch bid starts at P5,999. As ordinary sounding this brand may be to some, this is not your ordinary Seiko watch. It has Marilyn Monroe design on the dial and is based on Andy Warhol’s original works.
Regine Velasquez’s Prada Purse will be up for bids, starting at P5,999. An everyday bag made in Italy of the recently developed fabric for trench coats and bags – Microfiber. How cool is that?
Sharon Cuneta’s Valentino Rosette Sandals will be up for bids, starting at P3,999. This pair was never worn and still comes with a tag. Pink sandals with leather straps by no less than Valentino Garavani. Made in Italy and are embelished with pink and beige fabric rosettes – Valentino’s current summer wear design. Size: 41 or 10.5.
The auction for these items are running for 10 days from July 15 and another batch with the next seven items will be up for grabs on July 25, 2011. The next seven items will be of the following celebrities: Mel Tiangco, Ogie Alcasid, Pia Guanio, Kris Aquino, Tim Yap, Dingdong Dantes and Regine Velasquez.Watch out for these! Share this post too and help get the word out. 🙂
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