As promised, Kuya Wil or Willie Revillame has donated cash and rice, and even jackets to jeepney drivers who were affected by the pandemic on Wednesday.
In a report by Allan Gatus on Super Radyo DZBB, it was said that Kuya Wil personally went to the office of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in Quezon City to distribute the money and sacks of rice.
According to the leaders of various transport groups, they also received financial assistance ranging from P200,000 to P1.5 million.
They said they would divide the aid for their members.
Some jeepney drivers also came from Navotas City, Manila, and other places, who were not part of any association lined up and also asked for help at the LTFRB office.
Other PUV drivers were also given a jacket.
The distribution was carried out as Kuya Wil fulfilled his promise to allocate P5 million for jeepney drivers who could not pass due to the pandemic.
The distribution will be made based on different driver associations.
Kuya Wil gives cash, jacket to jeepney drivers
Before this, some jeepney drivers were also assisted by Kuya Wil.
Kuya Wil earlier announced that he would provide P5-million assistance for jeepney drivers who are already begging amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as P100,000 to each family of OFWs who died in the Beirut explosion, Lebanon.
“Sa sarili kong pinag-ipunan, dahil ako naman po ay may trabaho ngayon at siyempre napakahirap. Gusto kong tumulong una doon sa mga jeepney drivers. Sa tingin ko ito ang mga unang nangangailangan,” said Wil.
“I am willing to give, sa akin pong naipon, hindi naman ito pagmamayabang, ito lang ang puwede kong maitulong sa gobyerno kasi hindi naman ako puwedeng lumapit kay Mr. President, sa mahal na Pangulo na ‘Ito ibibigay ko,’ hindi magandang tingnan. Siguro sa inyo (Roque) na lang, ang balak ko ho ay magbigay ng P5 million ngayon, sa araw na ito, at handa ako na ibigay sa jeepney drivers na talagang namamalimos na,” said the “Wowowin” host.
Revillame said he continued to work in the middle of the pandemic through his “Wowowin-Tutok To Win.”