By Steve Angeles, ABS CBN North America Bureau

HOLLYWOOD – Fresh off his best actor award at the Newport Beach film festival for ‘Alagwa’, Jericho Rosales rubbed elbows with the Hollywood elite and real life slavery victims at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking benefit that has honored and helped victims of human trafficking for the past 15 years.

“I feel great and the entire team is celebrating, rejoicing. The little boy got his best supporting, this thing now we’re just so honored,” Rosales said.

The actor spoke to the audience about ‘Alagwa,’ the movie written and directed by Ian Lorenos that focuses on the theme of human trafficking in the Philippines.

“It came from an urban legend and it became a script, Ian’s heart was also in helping people then now that we’re here, we’re blown away about how things are put together. I think its god working. You make something good it will serve a purpose,” Rosales said.

Hollywood actress Jada Pinkett Smith and Filipino American musician and television host Nicole Scherzinger were honorary co-chairs at the prestigious event that raises funds for CAST’s projects which helps slavery victims, many of them Filipinos.

“Jericho Rosales is a great supporter of our organization and we are partnering with him to support his new film about child trafficking in the Philippines,” said Cast CEO Kay Buck.

“I became educated and aware because of my Philippine background and realizing human trafficking is an epidemic in the Philippines.,” said Nicole Scherzinger

Rosales and Alagwa generated interest from the movie industry. Jada Pinkett Smith asked Rosales to send her a copy of the movie so she can watch it.

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  • susan
    30 June 2013 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    me & my friends wanted to know where can we buy a copy of the movie ALAGWA , of Jericho rosales, we are here in san Francisco,ca