Swimsuit designer Domz Ramos plays Santa to kids in Bicol, Taytay

Published December 25, 2020, 12:41 PM

by Robert Requintina

Photos by Andy Cayna

For the fifth year in a row, popular swimsuit designer Domz Ramos played Santa Claus to street children nationwide via the Christmas gift-giving activity “Ma-Barbie Doll ang Pasko Caravan.”

This year, the gift-giving activity took his group to Taytay, Rizal and in the Bicol region. His team also went to Lipa in Batangas City led by Christine Mayor.

“Mas nag-focused kami sa Bicol kasi dalawang typhoons ang dumaan sa kanila. Pumunta kami sa paanan ng bundok at ginabi na kami para lang ma-meet yung Aeta community na affected by bagyo,” said Ramos in a telephone interview. “Four years ago, nagsimula kami sa Metro Manila and next year, sana mas malayo pang lugar ang mapuntahan namin.”

In March, Ramos became the talk of the town when he turned his small pieces of cloth (retaso) into face masks which his team distributed to barangays, hospitals, and frontliners in the fight against COVID-19.

Ramos, who is the official swimsuit designer for Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant, said that the face masks were made of cotton fabric. His staff members at DR Styles Fashion, relatives, and neighbors helped him make the face masks in Taguig City.

Prior, Ramos donated face masks to people at the height of the Taal Volcano eruption in January.

On gift-giving this holiday season, Ramos said: “It’s my humble way of giving happiness to street children this Christmas.”

Ramos thanked Naga coordinator Anjo Santos of Modelo Bicolano; and Fr. Rey Balilo and Fr Ricky Villar, for Legaspi, Albay; the LGBT community of Taytay headed by Ganda Anore, and Wilbert Tolentino, of WMESAP as their major sponsor for making the events possible.