After Michael V. and Manny Pacquiao, another Philippine showbiz celebrity made it to the cover of Reader�s Digest Asia. Yes, Diether "Diet" Ocampo - the founder of KIDS Foundation is on the cover of Reader's Digest Asia December 2009 issue.
Identified in the story as "the Filipino actor and activist," Diet is prolific in his work as the founding president of the K.I.D.S. foundation to help children and puts his philanthropic nature down to the principle of "paying it forward."
"I haven�t forgotten that I come from a poor family," he said in the interview. "This keeps me grounded and grateful for what I have today."
The Reader�s Digest Asia recognizes his efforts and makes him (and others) the cover story of the December issue.
The article My Wish for the New Year explores what celebrities and children want to see for 2010.
Aside from Diet, the magazine also features such other inspirational Asians as Malaysia�s Datin Paduka Sharifah Mazlina, the first Asian woman to trek the Arctic and Antarctic; and Marina Mahathir, columnist, women�s rights activist and blogger; and Singapore�s Dr. William Tan, paraplegic and world record holder for fastest person to complete seven marathons in seven countries. These people share their wishes for the new year.
For the full story, get your copy of the Reader's Digest Asia December 2009 issue available now in magazine stands all over Asia.