Angelina Jolie to visit the Philippines?


Angelina Jolie might visit the Philippines, and that is if she gives in to the plea of a group of Filipino farmers who want the Hollywood actress to come to the Philippines.

According to Willy Marbella, leader of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), they have already sent a letter to the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees requesting its Ambassador Angelina Jolie to personally visit the country and take a look at their problem.

Good thing that the said request by the farmers has already caught the attention of the world even if Angelina Jolie has yet to decide about it.

Here's the news article that I found on Yahoo!:

MANILA (Reuters) - A leftist farmers' group has asked the United Nations to send Hollywood star Angelina Jolie to visit the Philippines to check on the rising number of people displaced by army offensives in the countryside.

Since the late 1960s, the Philippine army has been fighting communist insurgents and Muslim separatists in twin insurgencies that have killed 160,000 people, displaced over 2 million and stunted economic growth in the country.

The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (Movement of Farmers in the Philippines) has sent a letter to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees to look at the worsening refugee situation in the country, its leader Willy Marbella said on Friday.

"Since June 2005, we have been asking the chair of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, to look into this and send Angelina Jolie to see the real situation of internally displaced people in the country," Marbella told reporters.

"Hundreds of people are being forced out of their homes and farms every month."

Jolie, who starred in Hollywood hits "Tomb Raider" and "Mr and Mrs Smith" opposite Brad Pitt, is an ambassador of goodwill at the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.

(Reporting by Manny Mogato; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)

What do you think guys? Do you think Angelina Jolie will have the courage to do so?

Back in August, she visited Iraq and Syria to help them in their humanitarian crisis. So probably, she could also do that to the Philippines.

Anyways, let's just keep on hopin' about it.

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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