Motivational Speaker Rendon Labador tried to use his influence to help a group of artists who made the viral ‘motivational art’ using rice husks.
Last month, a group of artists from Ramon, Isabela led by Giovani Garinga created a portrait of Rendon using rice husks and it captured the attention of the influencer.
Rendon then invited the group to visit his restaurant in Quezon City so he could see the art personally.
To help the artists, Rendon then decided to auction the art and even wished for it to reach P1-M.
“Sana paabutin natin ng 1 million to no,” Rendon stated.
According to the motivational speaker, 50% of the proceeds would go to the farmers.
“Bilang influencer gusto kong gamitin ang boses ko para sa kabataan, para sa mga Pilipinong farmers natin,” Rendon said.
The mayor of Ramon Isabela, Jess Laddaran was also present during the auction.
Rendon then signed an autograph to the art to add more value to it.
It’s not yet known how much the winning bid on the said art is.
Meanwhile, the move made by the influencer gained a mixed reaction from the netizens.
Some of them praised Rendon for helping the said artists, while some questioned why the influencer didn’t buy it directly.