True to his words to offer his victory to the typhoon victims, Manny Pacquiao will be giving relief assistance to victims of typhoon Frank.
Mula sa kanyang pagkapanalo, hindi nakalimutan ni Pacman ang kanyang pangako na aambonan niya sila ng tulong mula sa suwerting dulot ng kanyang pagkapanalo sa WBC lightweight boxing championship kung saan niya pinatulog si David Diaz, ang dating kampeon. Ano naman kaya ang tulong na maasahan mula sa pambansan kamao, “surprise, pagdating ko diyan” ang kanyang sabi.
Pacquiao vows to surprise typhoon victims with aid
(ABS-CBN News on Line)
Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao, the newly-crowned World Boxing Council lightweight champion, vowed to bring aid to victims of typhoon Frank that ravaged parts of the Visayas and Luzon last week.
The champ, interviewed on the telephone on ABS-CBN’s “Umagang Kay Ganda” morning show, however, declined to elaborate on what sort of help he will extend to the victims once he comes home later this week.“Surprise pagdating ko diyan,” he said.
Pacquiao reiterated his promise made during the post-fight press conference at the Mandalay Bay Hotel Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night.“Nagsalita ako na sabi ko, sabik ko na silang madalaw at pag-uwi ko diyan gagawa ako ng paraan para matulungan sila kahit papaano,” he said.
Insiders believe that Pacquiao, today’s top pound-for-pound fighter, got no less than $3 million after the ninth round knockout of David Diaz. The amount is aside from his share of the pay-per-view purse and product endorsements.
The boxer and the rest of his team are scheduled to arrive in Manila on Friday, July 4, after resting and scheduled engagements in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, California.
More than 3 million people from 15 regions were affected by the typhoon. The figure includes those who died after a passenger ferry sank off Romblon province at the height of the storm’s onslaught.
As of Sunday night, the National Disaster Coordinating Council said 718,457 families or an equivalent of 3,622,958 people were affected by the calamity. These victims came from 5,140 barangays from 395 towns and 53 cities in 48 provinces.
Typhoon damage to livelihood, infrastructure and agriculture was estimated to cost not less than P7 billion.