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Willie Revillame brings P5-M aid to Catanduanes after residents sought his help


Kapuso TV host Willie Revillame donated P5 million in cash aid to residents of Catanduanes days after Super Typhoon Rolly ravaged the province.

According to Ian Cruz’s report on “24 Oras” on Monday, Revillame visited Catanduanes over the weekend following a call from a resident from Gigmoto.

Earlier, a tearful Elizabeth Español sought help from Revillame, who is known for his generosity.

“Kuya Willie, nakikiusap ako sa inyo, lahat lahat ‘di kami mabubuhay dahil ang aming mga tinanim naubos. Isa akong ano ng agriculture pero saan kami magtatanim? Kailan pa kami kakain? Kailan pa mabubuhay ang tao? Abaca ang inaano namin dito pero nasaan? Wala,” Español said.

Revillame then immediately went to Catanduanes following Español’s call to distribute medicines, blankets and jackets among the affected residents.

“Noong napanood ko ‘yon medyo parang hirap naman na balewalain mo ‘yon kasi nananawagan na sa’yo, tinawag na pangalan mo tapos ito namang weekend na ‘to wala naman akong gagawin, wala naman akong show eh ‘di gumawa ako ng paraan,” Revillame said.

Aside from his P5 million donation to the province, Revillame also gave a separate P100,000 aid to Español.

“Dahil nanawagan kayo eh mahirap naman hong ‘di ko naman kayo papansinin,” Revillame told Español.

Meanwhile, Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua also thanked Revillame for his generosity.

“Hindi ko akalaing makakarating ka sa amin at akala ko mage-entertain ka lang, ‘yon pala magbibigay ka pala ng ayuda o support sa aming mga kababayang nasalanta. Again, maraming salamat po,” Cua said.

Rolly caused devastation in areas along its path, including Catanduanes where it first made landfall, and provinces such as Albay, Quezon, Camarines Sur and Batangas, among others. -Julia Mari Ornedo/NB, GMA News

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