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Heart Evangelista buys her Pinay fan in Dubai a ticket home

An avid fan of Heart Evangelista could never forget how the actress helped her return to the Philippines when she faced an ordeal in Dubai in 2017.

Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Nes Almario shared her story with Pep.ph after she participated in GMA7’s noon time show Eat Bulaga’s segment “Bawal Judgmental” last August 3. The segment invited fans who received help from actors they idolize.

Almario narrated that the actress paid for her plane ticket as well as some penalties when she wasn’t able to complete her contract with her employer and had to go back to the Philippines due to personal reasons.

Being an avid fan of the actress since she was 16 years old, Almario reached out to Heart.

She narrated that Heart readily sent her credit card details so she could book a flight. The one-way plane ticket cost P23,000 and Heart never asked her to repay it.

“Ibinigay ni Miss Heart sa akin ang kanyang credit card number, at sinabi niyang ako na lang ang mag-book ng plane ticket ko.

“Alam niyo naman po si Miss Heart, parang spoiled siya, talagang hindi siya marunong mag-book. Yung staff niya ang gagawa for her.

“Gabi po ang flight ko, nag-book ako ng ticket nang afternoon kaya medyo mahal.

“Nag-Cebu Pacific po ako, tapos hindi na ako nag-avail ng in-flight meal dahil nahihiya ako na i-charge pa yun kay Miss Heart,” Almario told the report.

They weren’t able to meet up upon her arrival, but Almario said she received text messages from the actress who constantly checked up on her.

Almario has since stayed in the country and now works as a nurse.

The former OFW also shared that she was not the only fan who could attest that actress truly has a big heart. She said one of her fans who had cancer also received help from Heart for her medication.

Mark Nituma

Mark is the editorial director of TFT and is currently based in its Manila headquarters. Upon graduating from UP Diliman in 2010, he joined the internationally-awarded TV magazine show Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho as a researcher. Nearly a year later, he became one of its segment producers. In a span of five years with GMA7, he was able to travel not only the Philippines’ most beautiful spots but also the country’s least visited places—from some of the war-torn areas of Mindanao to impoverished parts of Luzon and Visayas—capturing a closer look at life in these communities. Mark also worked with various TV programs and specials such as Philippine Treasure and Reel Time. After his five-year stint in the media network, he flew to Dubai in 2016 to start his career as a journalist/reporter for The Filipino Times. Got story pitches? Send Mark an email at [email protected] or drop him a line on facebook.com/mark.nituma.

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