Another good article on Gabriel’s visit to the Philippines.
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The strength in Filipino culture may hold the key in rebuilding towns and cities post-Yolanda.
“Suits” star Gabriel Macht declared at a press roundtable Sunday that Yolanda-hit areas are slowly overcoming challenges through an “incredible support system”, where citizens work together “to make it right”.
“I know there’s (a) discrepancy between the levels of earnings here, but I see people really, really standing up for the culture and helping out,” said Macht.
He added, “I see your culture as a really, really strong culture that will be able to build back up, and they are doing so now.”
MANILA, Philippines – Gabriel Macht couldn’t be more different from Harvey Specter, the fast-talking, rule-breaking lawyer he plays on the hit television show Suits.
Even the constant habit of wearing suits is not really his thing. “I like to go under the radar. I’m not as slick and being a hard ass – that’s not something I encourage. Normally, you see me in Birkenstocks and board shorts and a T-shirt or just jeans,” he noted.
The low-key, mild-mannered actor took a break from playing the ruthless, frank lawyer to visit the Philippines this past weekend to raise awareness for Globe’s Project Wonderful.
The project with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is about rebuilding sari-sari stores, which will later host electronic reloading services as part of their business.
“What struck me is that there is rebuilding going on. The generosity of spirit of the Filipino people… Their smiles and their hopeful nature – I think is a real strength. I see that they are getting back on their feet and I think that is very inspiring,” Macht said.
“I was touched by the kids. Their smiles, their innocence. The adults too – their warm nature. I was struck by seeing people smiling,” he added.
MANILA – American actor Gabriel Macht, more popularly known for his role as lawyer Harvey Specter in the hit American television series “Suits,” is the latest international celebrity to personally visit the Filipinos who were devastated by super typhoon Yolanda.
Macht, who arrived in the Philippines on Saturday, visited Ormoc, Leyte in partnership “”Project Wonderful,” Globe Telecom’s nation-building advocacy for the survivors of super typhoon.
Speaking to ABS-CBN News a day after his trip to the Visayas province, Macht said his experience in the country so far has been “overwhelmingly incredible.”
ORMOC CITY, Leyte – He is a brilliant, cold-hearted lawyer in the hit TV series “Suits.” But American actor Gabriel Macht warmed the hearts of the victims of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in this city during his two-hour visit on Saturday.