IF a prestigious beauty contest fosters "beauty with a purpose," TV host-comedian-vlogger Eagle Riggs is proud to integrate his purposeful existence given these challenging times.

Despite being a resident of Las Pinas, Eagle takes on an interactive role as LGBT Pilipinas' provincial adviser in the entire Cavite.

"As a gay person myself, I deliver speeches about my journey to empower and inspire the gay community, that as members, we possess such positive qualities as do men and women toward building a better society," he muses.

Besides championing its cause, Eagle and his team reach out to members in dire need of whatever form of assistance.

This is partly where his endorsement of a pioneer medical supplies and equipment outlet in Bambang, Manila compliments his LGBT advisory duties.

Eagle was chosen as the ambassador of Medical Depot. Part of his responsibilities is to fulfill event and online show hosting on the proper use of medical equipment such as oxygen tanks, sphygmomanometers, oximeters, etc.

On the charitable side, Eagle identifies the rightful recipients of such — including wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, even diapers — to be given free to provide mobility for the disabled.

Eagle was specifically handpicked to endorse its line of medical products as an accident victim himself who had to use them all to get him back in form. Proudly he says he's living proof.

His medical involvement doesn't stop there.

Former actor turned Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando has tapped into the hosting services of Eagle in the province's mobile vaccination project across its towns and far-flung barrios.

"SabikasiniGov, mag-host dawako para hindimainip o ma-bore ang mgataoas well as stress the importance of getting vaccinated," he says of Daniel's ingenious way, adding how the event became a reunion of sorts with Daniel whom he worked with in ABS-CBN's "Mara Clara."

"Nag-iikot din akokasamasi[Bulacan] board member [or bokal] Alex Castro nanakatrabaho ko sa'MulasaPuso'[another ABS-CBN teleserye]."

Proof that he's not exactly financially hard up, unlike other celebrities during these tough times, Eagle is blessed with having colleagues and peers who patronize his eponymous chicharon, a la Baguio's bagnet, which he sells online.

"As long asmaparaan ka[resourceful], there's no reason to go hungry. I've been out of circulation for like what — even before this pandemic, but I'm getting by. Never stop giving up. As they say, 'This, too, shall pass," Eagle rationalizes.

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GUESS WHO? American media members who readily recognize this famous female personality (FFA) are dying to interview her when sighted in the US. It's not actually FFA they're after but her partner of international renown.

Problem is, FFA won't grant any interviews, no matter how short. She has a way, often impolitely, of avoiding them, we hear.

Truth be told, FFA feels ill at ease whenever questions in English are thrown her way. Instead, she would nudge her female companion to speak on her behalf.

But how come FFA's cryptic posts are always in English? "Somebody else writes them for her!" reveals a tipster.