The family of celebrity doctor Manny Calayan has gone viral on social media after winning an episode of the Philippine edition of Family Feud, which usually stars celebrities, and choosing to donate part of their prize money to Angat Buhay Foundation, the NGO that former Vice President Leni Robredo launched after stepping down from office.
As seen in the recent episode, when host Dingdong Dantes asks Manny which charity his family would donate PHP20,000 of their winnings to, he responds without skipping a beat, “Angat Buhay Foundation.”
Users praised the Calayan family for choosing to donate their prize to the newly formed foundation.
Manny Calayan has chosen Angat Buhay Foundation as the beneficiary of the winning family in Family Feud.
Sa harap mismo ng losing fam na sina Robert Seña and Isay Alvarez (BBM supporters) pic.twitter.com/EXX3CzaKZZ
— Ⓡ Ⓞ Ⓝ (@ron_perea) July 18, 2022
angat buhay foundation was mentioned on family feud earlier and they were the chosen charity by the winning team
— 1/15,035,773 #LeniKiko2022 (@agilalice) July 18, 2022
Fan ako ng Family Feud PH ever since and love this episode aired yesterday. And glad the Calayan family chose Angat Buhay NGO!! https://t.co/x0Lkz14ts8
(@KareCarado) July 19, 2022
Others noted that the Calayans beat theater actors and spouses Robert Seña and Isay Alvarez, who are known to have openly supported President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s campaign for the May elections.
Di ko nakita sino ung family sa Family Feud pero nadinig ko when asked sinong beneficiary nila they said Angat Buhay Foundation. Pag tingin ko sa tv, yung tinalo nila eh si Robert Sena and Isay Alvarez.
— Gillian Hero
(@lilyoftheveil17) July 18, 2022
Doc Calayan chose Angat Buhay Foundation as their chosen charity in Family Feud (in front of that babym supporter family that they’ve defeated in the game HAHAHSJSKSL)
(@aprilskelter) July 18, 2022
The Angat Buhay Foundation is an NGO that was set up to continue the work of the programs Robredo established under the Office of the Vice President (OVP). It is reportedly set to become the largest volunteer network in the country, leveraging the huge number of volunteers and supporters she amassed as part of the “pink movement” during the May 2022 presidential campaign.
Manny, a cosmetic surgeon, and his wife Pie, a dermatologist, are celebrity doctors who run the famous Manny & Pie Calayan Clinic, which is known to serve a number of famous clients.