Kuya Wil or Willie Revillame 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, who was the guest for the first time at a briefing by presidential spokesperson Harry Roque in Malacañang.
“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.”
Kuya Wil to donate P5M for jeepney drivers, P100k to each kin of OFWs killed in Beirut
“Five million ngayon, next month magbibigay ulit ako ng five million para doon ho sa mga tao na talagang nangangailangan. Kung kakayanin ko monthly ito, sasabihin ko kay Secretary Harry Roque,” Revillame added.
Roque said he would give Willie’s donation to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
Four families will receive P100,000 after their relatives died in the devastating explosion in Beirut.
“‘Yung apat na pamilya po na naulila, I’m willing to give P100,000 each,” said Kuya Wil.
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is set to turn over the financial assistance to families, according to Roque.
Revillame hosted a briefing at his Wil Tower while the New Executive Building was isolated after some Palace employees tested positive for COVID-19.
According to Africa Trendy, Willie Revillame is the third of the wealthiest Filipino celebrities in 2020, with a net worth of P600 million.