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Daniel Padilla's 26th Birthday Was Celebrated Through A Community Pantry In Tacloban

It was organized by his mom Karla Estrada's friends (or "sangkay") in Tacloban

Daniel Padilla turned 26 yesterday, and his mom Karla Estrada's friends in Tacloban celebrated his birthday by organizing a community pantry on his behalf.


The community pantry set up for Daniel Padilla's birthday was in a resettlement site in Pope Francis Village, Tacloban. Karla Estrada was born in Tacloban, so this place is really close to her and her children's hearts. 


Dubbed as "Sangkay" (which means friends in Waray), the community pantry set up for Daniel Padilla's birthday distributed free vegetables and groceries to about 500 residents.



The community pantry has become a trending term and controversial topic in the past week, but its goal is to really create a way for people to both give and receive food and other grocery supplies. It started in a community in Maginhawa, Quezon City (an idea from small furniture business owner Ana Patricia Non), and quickly inspired other communities nationwide to recreate the kind-hearted initiative. Last April 23, Angel Locsin also set up a community pantry in Quezon City as a way of celebrating her 36th birthday. 


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These unique times call for unique celebrations that are nothing short of heartwarming. Instead of receiving gifts, Daniel and his family opted to give to those in need. Instead of throwing a party, they just thought of giving away food and drinks or, in Karla's words, "konting salo salo" to people on the streets. 



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In October last year, Daniel held his first-ever digital concert, "APOLLO: A Daniel Padilla Digital Experience."  He and Kathryn Bernardo (KathNiel) also have an upcoming and much-awaited series this year, conceptualized by Juan Miguel Severo who also collaborated with the two for Ben&Ben's "Sa Susunod Na Habang Buhay" music video.



Happy birthday, Daniel!


Lead photos from @karlaestrada1121


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