Manny Pacquiao recently visited typhoon-stricken victims in Samar and Leyte, where he gave away Bibles and cash assistance in several areas.
PEP.ph reports that the boxing champ flew to Guiuan, Eastern Samar on November 30, Saturday. The town was the first area that got hit by super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) on November 8. Despite the lack of electricity, Manny didn't have any qualms about spending the night there.
“Wala, flash light lang. Tara na’t matulog. Tulog tayo sa bangketa (I only have a flash light. Let's sleep),” Manny was quoted as saying.
He was all smiles the following day as he shared a group meal with government officials and several residents.
“Hindi ko maisip 'yung pagod kapag nakakita ako ng tao na nangangailangan ng tulong, at makapagbigay man lang ng inspirasyon (I don't think about getting physically exhausted when I see people in need. The least I could do is to inspire them),” he said.
“Nagsikap din ako. Hindi ako huminto sa paghingi ng tulong mula sa Diyos. Hindi ako sumuko. Gaya niyo, naranasan ko rin matulog sa karton. Pero hindi ako nawalan ng pag-asa at patuloy lang ako nagtiwala sa sarili ko at sa Diyos (I also worked hard. I didn't stop asking for help from God. I didn't give in. Like you, I experienced how is it like to live in a makeshift shelter made out of cardboard. But I didn't lose hope, and I kept trusting myself and in God),” he was quoted as saying in a separate Inquirer.net report.
(Photo courtesy of PEP.ph)