Jo Koy gave $30,000 for the Mowelfund
Filipino-American comedian Jo Koy donated $30,000 to the Mowelfund or the Movie Workers Welfare Foundation.
It is an organization in the Philippines that provides for the welfare of workers in the film industry and helps the film workers in times of need. Aside from this, the organization also supports various organizations including the Mowelfund Film Institute.
Jo Koy or Joseph Glenn Herbert has a Filipino mother and the culture and tradition in the Philippines have been subjects of his comedy skits. With his success in the US, the comedian was awarded a star at the Walk of Fame Philippines.
During this event, a fund-raising also happens. Invitations were sent to the guests who will voluntarily give their donations or pledges for the Mowelfund, based on the article from Pang-Masa. However, though he is an inductee, Jo did not hesitate to donate to the foundation.
At the end of the program, a surprise announcement was done. Federico Moreno, the son of German Moreno, shared that he was surprised when the Fil-Am comedian approached him and the $30,000 donation. In Philippine peso, this is approximately P1.5 million.
While Federico was still announcing this, Jo held the microphone and said with a jest that he told his manager and agent that if they can’t work with him unless they put money in the envelope. Each of them gave $5,000. In total, the Mowelfund received $40,000 that night which is approximately P2 million.
“Ang target ko para sa Mowelfund isang milyon lang for tonight. Hindi ko inaasahan ang ginawang iyan ni Jokoy. Ngayon siguro sa lahat, aabutin ng tatlong milyon ang makukuha ng Mowelfund mula sa Walk of Fame, at ito ay ibibigay namin sa kanila immediately. Sayang nakaalis na si Tita Boots (Anson Roa), sana dala na niya ito,” Federico shared.
Here’s a video clip from the event.
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