Lockdown-inspired challenge winners Sachzna, Popoy, Robby show love from their homes

“The One 690 Entertainment Bar” owner Wilbert Tolentino launches his COVID-19 relief mission “Sir Wil Online Challenge.”

As part of the mission, the “Stay Home. Save Lives” campaign provides financial support for LGBTQIA community, talented, and displaced individuals during lockdown.

“Sir Wil Online Challenge” includes The Queen of Lockdown Transformation 2020- Pagirl/Pahard Challenge, Sir Wil Extreme Cutie Quest Challenge, Online Star Influencer Season 1, Sir Wil Drag Queen Challenge- The Ultimate Impersonation Contest, The Philippines’ Most Beautiful Beki Online Pageant – Queen Of bECQi 2020, WiL or No WiL Online Game Show, The King of ECQ Online Search – Ginoong Quarantino 2020, and Online Star Influencer Season 2.

Tolentino also announces newest challenge for entertainment, lifestyle, and pageant writers/editors, vloggers, and bloggers.

With gestures like that, the gay bar pioneer is truly using his energy as a force for good and force for growth, regardless of the circumstances.

Tolentino as a force for good is making a commitment to his own self and to those around him.

We’ve seen him smile, laugh, cry, but this is the time where we get to see his most authentic, kind self—helping us with no reasons.

For sure his main mission is to continue to extend hand and spark change, and do good.

What a moment seeing a busy, influential man like him who makes sure that every displaced individual has something to give for their families during pandemic.

Crisis brings the worst and best in us. Some kababayans have lost jobs, but our hopes are high. Like the ‘Sir Wil Online Challenge’ creator who never loses hope, who continues to give, and who chooses to be kind.

How he shows up, communicates, and responds to what’s happening can have a positive impact to a lot of hopeless, damaged souls during crisis.

Maybe that’s his legacy. We will never know. But we will not forget his generosity, kindness, and love for the community. His COVID-19 relief mission via online challenges shows the creative in us.

Online Star Influencer Season 1 winner Sachzna Laparan, The Queen of Lockdown Transformation winner Popoy Son Roxas, and The King of ECQ Online Search – GINOONG QUARANTINO 2020 2nd runner up Robby Cubacub send love from their homes.

The three winners express their gratitude to philanthropist and challenge creator. Like us, they are affected too by this deadly COVID-19. 

As they recognize Tolentino for his generosity, one thing they share the same—thanking him for sharing his blessings and for being a true light.

Talented and lovely Sachzna says, “I’m very grateful to have been part of the said challenge because not only did it raise awareness with the ongoing pandemic and other relevant issues in our country, it also became a way for people online to be united for one cause.”

She adds, “The prize we received was used to help people who are in need. From relief goods to lending financial aid, rest assured it has been put to good use and I wholeheartedly enjoyed reaching out to people to give them hope and help during these times.”

The Online Star Influencer winner ends, “My message to Sir Wilbert is, I hope he continues to make creative yet engaging and helpful challenges such as this one we have partaken in. It was an absolute joy to be part of this and I am looking forward to more successful projects from him. He also deserves the credit because we wouldn’t have been able to raise awareness and help people if it wasn’t for his good initiative.”

Creative Popoy gets inspiration from Tolentino. He shares, “We all know that COVID-19 pandemic continues to be an unprecedented challenge for today’s world. While many of us are on quarantine, Sir Wil was able foresee see this pandemic as an opportunity to be innovative and creative by creating online platform such as Sir Wil Online Challenge that encourage us to stay at home and introduce new normal practices. Because of his challenge I was able to keep myself busy, utilize my time effectively and efficiently. His challenge brought so much fun, hope and inspiration.”

He expresses, “I would like to thank Sir Wilbert Tolentino for producing the Sir Wil Online Challenge because I had the chance to showcase my talent as a makeup artist. I am also thankful that I won his first challenge, many people recognized and appreciated my victory. Again, thank you much Sir Wil for your generosity and love for LGBT community.”

For Robby, GINOONG QUARANTINO 2020 2nd runner up, his heart is full and will never forget how kind Tolentino is.

Cubacub says, “From the bottom of my heart nagpapasalamat ako nang sobra kay Sir Wilbert dahil sa Ginoong Quarantino na isa ako sa mga pumalad makapasok at manalo, dahil isa ako sa mga sobrang apektado ng crisis na ‘to, nawalan ako ng trabaho for almost 3 months, napakahirap lalo na I’m paying bills po at ‘yun pang araw-araw na kakainin at iba-budget namin dahil sa napanalunan ko sa pageant na ‘yun, malaki ang naiambag ko sa pamilya ko sa pangaraw-araw na gastos. At lalong lalo na sobrang na-appreciate ko ‘yung mga taong handang tumulong at naglaan ng oras sakin para iboto ako even though hindi nila ako kilala personally.”

Laparan wins 50, 000, Roxas gets 10, 000 plus one sack of rice, and Cubacub takes home 20, 000.

Their gratitude and words show and reflect how Tolentino’s heart is so pure.

We always call him a successful businessman who’s not just making truck-loads of money but really a total boss with compassion, who’s fully aware of his social responsibility.

This is really tough and rough time where we cannot pretty sit anymore without doing anything. Wilbert is making his huge part—donating left and right, inspiring people, and putting hopes.

What a man of service. He’s really born to serve people. 

Ryan Sotto, Frankendal Fabroa, Gelbert Aplal, Chad Jonas, Rodgil Flores, Kristine Caballero, Jayjay Palao, Christopher Cornel, and Enan Cruz complete the board. 

For more updates, visit Wilbert Tolentino’s facebook page. 

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