Senator Manny Pacquiao extended help to residents of Marikina city who were ravaged by Typhoon Ulysses recently.
The boxing great turned public official had to do his outreach service impromptu that there was little time to prepare and packed goods such as rice, canned food, and bottled water.
Long-time Pacquiao aide Jayke Joson led the cash distribution and at the same time, sought the help of the Philippine Coast Guard to see to it that people will line up properly and everything will be allocated appropriately.
“It was Senator Manny’s way of providing help right away because he knew people were not just tired but also hungry,” said Joson. “And the best way for them to get food is to buy them in stores.”
Pacquiao personally visited the flood victims of Marikina on Tuesday and then went to see those affected in the low-lying areas of Rizal the following day.