Actor Dingdong Dantes is now a proud board member of the Mowelfund (Movie Workers Welfare Foundation), a local organization that champions workers in the film industry.
In an Instagram post on Oct. 30, Dantes recalled how he was walking his sisters to their school, which is beside the Mowelfund institution, during the late ‘80s to early ‘90s in Cubao.
“My curiosity about this place grew, and little did I know, it would become a significant chapter in my life’s story,” he said.
Dantes noted how he had “always prayed for a chance where my passion could make a difference, where my deepest enthusiasm could intersect with meaningful purpose.”
As fate would have it, he said, he received an invitation from Mowelfund to be part of its board of trustees. Saying "yes," he said, "was probably one of the easiest decisions I have had to make."
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“I am grateful that I now have the privilege to give back to the industry that has been a significant part of my life,” Dantes said.
“[A]nd drawing from the wisdom acquired during my tenure at the Yespinoy foundation, I lend my expertise to support the dedicated individuals who bring magic to our screens.”
Mowelfund was established in 1974 by then-actor and former president Joseph “Erap” Ejercito Estrada.