- Willie Revillame was evidently touched by jeepney drivers who are begging for money amid the pandemic
- He vowed to donate 5 million pesos to help them and their families with everyday needs
- The TV host tapped the help of Presidential spokesman Harry Roque in giving his big-time donation
- According to the Palace official, the money will be given to appropriate agencies for distribution
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Willie Revillame is now the talk of the town in the online world because of the huge amount that he donated to jeepney drivers who are affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
KAMI learned that the prominent television host has pledged 5 million pesos to the drivers of public utility vehicles who were seen begging for money on the street.
He even sought the assistance of Presidential spokesman Harry Roque in giving his big-time donation to the target beneficiaries.
“Nabanggit ko sa inyo dati na gusto kong tumulong. Ngayon, sa sarili kong pinag-ipunan dahil ako naman po ay may trabaho ngayon, syempre napakahirap, gusto kong tumulong una doon sa mga jeepney drivers,” Willie quipped.
“I am willing to give sa aking naipon, at hindi naman po ito pagmamayabang no, ito lang ang pwede ko maitulong sa gobyerno kasi hindi naman ako pwede lumapit kay Mr. President na ito ang ibibigay ko, hindi maganda tignan. Siguro sa inyo na lang, ang balak ko po ay magbigay ng P5 million ngayon sa araw na ito at handa ako, at ibibigay sa mga jeepney driver na talagang namamalimos na,” he added.
With regard to how the money will be distributed to jeepney drivers, Roque revealed that it will be turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
Aside from the said huge amount of donation, Willie also stated that he will give 100 thousand pesos each to the families of four Filipinos who succumbed to the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.
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Willie Revillame is undoubtedly one of the richest showbiz personalities in the Philippines. He is always willing to help the less-fortunate members of society.
Recently, he talked about “Eat Bulaga” and the trio of Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon while he was hosting “Tutok to Win.”
The celebrity also uttered the words, “Salamat, SONA!” while interviewing a lucky winner on his show.
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