- Manny Pacquiao was addressed by a police officer in an open letter after he experienced the senator's generosity
- The officer revealed that he was only planning to take a selfie with the 'Pambansang Kamao' when he gave him cash
- Instead of using it for his own needs, he bought grocery with it and distributed relief goods
- The open letter became viral and the police received appreciations
Manny Pacquiao’s goodwill act has been paid forward by a police officer who used the money he received from the senator to buy relief goods.
Police Corporal Carlo Romero posted an open letter for the senator on Facebook. In it, he explained how he experienced Pacquiao's generosity, and with gratitude, he used the amount received to help typhoon victims.
According to Romero, the People’s Champ gave away 1,000 pesos to the residents of Dasmariñas, Cavite last November 27. The city is one of the heavily affected places of the past calamities, not to mention the pandemic.
The police officer was among the security personnel assigned to the senator. After the event, he approached Pacquiao to get a ‘selfie’.
Romero was surprised when, after their photo was taken, Pacquiao handed some amount to him.
However, instead of using the money for his personal needs, he decided to use it to prepare and distribute relief goods to the needy.
The content of his open letter for the senator goes:
“Sir Manny Pacquiao, ako nga po pala yung Pulis na nagpakuha ng picture sa inyo kahapon sa Dasmarinas Cavite. (emoji) (November 27, 2020).
(Sir Manny Pacquiao, I was the police who approached you for picture taking yesterday in Dasmarinas, Cavite. (emoji) (November 27, 2020).)
Nagulat po ako dahil pagkatapos natin magpakuha ng picture ay inabot nyo sa akin ang natirang pera sa mga ipinamamahagi ninyo at nung bilangin ko ito ay mas lalo akong nagulat. (emoji)
(I was shocked because after the picture taking you handed me the money left from your donations, and when I counted it, I was more shocked. (emoji)
Ang nais ko lang po talaga ay magpakuha ng picture kasama kayo, hindi ko po inaasahan na ibibigay nyo ang ganun halaga sa akin.
(I only wanted to have a picture with you, I did not expect that you would give me that amount.)
Kaya eto po, bilang pasasalamat po sa inyo ay ibinili na rin po namin ang halagang inyong ibinigay ng mga bigas, de lata, kape at noodles upang maipamahagi po sa mga mahihirap nating kababayan, alam ko po mas marami pa po ang lubos na nangangailangan nito kesa po sa amin.
(That's why, as a way of thanking you, we used the amount to buy rice, canned goods, coffee, and noodles to distribute to our poor countrymen. I know there are more people out there who need this than us.)
Maraming Salamat po sa inyo. Sana po mabasa nyo itong post ko at sana rin po ma-meet ko pa ulit kayo.
(Thank you very much. I hope you can read this post and I hope to meet you again.)
God Bless sir!
The post went viral and the police officer received praises from netizens.
Manny Pacquiao is a boxing champion and is considered to be among the greatest boxers of all time. Elected in 2016, he also serves as a senator of the Philippines.
Pacquiao is known for sharing his wealth with the poor. In a previous post by KAMI, he handed out cash and groceries to Typhoon Ulysses victim. It was not new to him since he was always among the first ones to provide relief operations whenever there were calamities. He also offered to shoulder the expenses of DepEd’s distance learning on 13 TV channels.
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