In an online interview with television writer G3 San Diego last Monday, October 12, Robredo commended the actor for being proactive when it comes to volunteer work. She recalled the time he arrived at the Office of the Vice President (OVP) unannounced to donate food to other volunteers.
“May mga artista na silently, very very silently tumutulong. Example, si Enchong. Si Enchong hindi lang nagso-solicit din ng pamigay, hindi lang ‘yun," Robredo said.
“Lalo nung early days bigla na lang mag-aappear sa opisina namin may dalang merienda para sa mga volunteers, siya ang nagdadrive sa sarili niya," she added.
The Vice President also recounted how Enchong volunteered to have someone he knew disinfect the OVP as safety measure against the fast-spreading COVID-19.
“Three weeks ago siguro, nagsabi si Enchong na magvo-volunteer daw siya. May kilala siya o partner na nagdi-disinfect ng opisina. Kasi alam n’ya na ang daming pumupunta sa opisina," Robredo looked back.
She, then, explained how Enchong informed them how the disinfection should happen after office hours, as the procedure required people to vacate the OVP.
"So kami, nag-schedule kami 6 o’clock in the evening, wala na kaming lahat. Ta's bigla na lang iyong security sa office nagpadala ng video. Si Enchong mismo ‘yung naglilinis," she recalled.
“Siya mismo ‘yung naglilinis! Alam mo ‘yon, na wala naman makakakita sa kanya pero siya ang gumagawa. Parang for him to do that, more than what is expected," the Vice President added.
It was last April when Enchong donated 500 personal protective equipment (PPE) and food to the OVP who has been aiding frontliners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Enchong is part of a huge list of celebrities who have been helping Filipinos in these trying times.
Apart from his volunteer work, the actor has also been busy creating and starring in the digital series You. Me. Maybe. alongside long-time on-screen partner Erich Gonzales in their Enrich Originals YouTube channel.
He is also set to play a supporting role in Huwag Kang Mangamba, an inspirational series under the Kapamilya network, set to be headlined by The Gold Squad, namely Andrea Brillantes, Seth Fedelin, Francine Diaz, and Kyle Echarri.