Madonna with the children of Manila
The day before her first Rebel Heart Tour concert in the Philippines, Madonna visited some welfare institutions for children in the nation’s capital Manila and posted images on her Instagram from the Bahay Tuluyan Foundation and the Hospicio de San Jose.
Catherine Scerri, deputy director of the nongovernmental children’s rights organization Bahay Tuluyan, told the Inquirer in a phone interview that Madonna dropped by at their headquarters at 2 PM. and stayed for about an hour:
She watched a little dance number prepared by the children, and then ended up dancing with them, too. The children were very happy and enjoyed their time with Madonna.
Scerri described the meeting as private and casual, with Madonna being accompanied by around 20 people, including some of her dancers.
They reached out to us yesterday. Initially, we thought it was only her dancers who will go. We found out that Madonna was also coming only today.
Scerri added that Madonna asked her about how the foundation works.
We discussed the situation of the children and how we help them.