Manny Pacquiao’s hands have long been known to be deadly inside the boxing ring.
Out of the boxing ring, however, the Philippine senator’s hands have always been there to help lives.
That was just the case on Thursday and Friday as Pacquiao — together with Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. (BAVI) — was on hand to distribute 4,500 packs of Marinado chicken to those affected by Super Typhoon Rolly and Typhoon Ulysses.
“Maraming tao ngayon ang naghihirap, nagugutom kaya kailangan nila ang tulong natin,” he said. “Kaya tayo, mag-initiate lang tayo. Pag meron tayo, magbigay tayo sa nangangailangan.”
First, boxing’s eight-division world champion went to Batangas to hand out relief goods that included BAVI products, canned goods, eight-kilos of rice, medical kits, and P1,000 in cash to Brgy. Boso Boso in Laurel and Brgy. Banyaga in Agoncillo.
A day later, Pacquiao was in Cavite to give the same packages to 366 families in Bacoor National High School and 900 less fortunate persons in Dasmariñas National High School.
“Hindi lang tulong yung binibigay natin kundi pati inspiration at encouragement,” he expressed. “Kaya naman maraming salamat sa Chooks-to-Go na laging sumusuporta sa atin. Kahit saan tayo umikot, may kasamang mga manok kaya tuwang-tuwa ang mga kababayan natin.”