Philippines, 16 Jan 2017
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


PACQUIAO GIVES 150 HOUSES TO THE HOMELESS IN SARANGANI


PhilBoxing.com




SARANGANI PROVINCE – Just about a week before his 37th birthday, world eight-division boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao gave away 150 housing units to homeless residents of Bales village, Maasim town in this province.

Pacquiao, however, told recipients to thank God, not him as he is just being used by the Almighty One to help people in need.

The project, dubbed Pacman Village, with a total cost of P28.5 million was funded out of Pacquiao’s personal funds.

Ricardo A. Marcellana, project contractor, told Philboxing.com that a total of 300 housing units will be built in the four-hectare land purchased by Pacquiao a few years back.

“The P28.5 million was just a total project cost. It does not include the cost of buying the land used for the project,” Marcellana revealed.

Marcella further disclosed that construction of the second phase, which is comprised of additional 150 housing units, will start this week and is expected to be completed by February next year.

Joseph Abatayo, one of the beneficiaries, thanked Pacquiao for his concern and generosity towards poor residents in the area.

“He (Pacquiao) is the only politician I knew who has a big heart for poor people like us. Imagine, he’s spending his own hard-earned money for high-impact project like this,” Abatayo said.

In his speech, Pacquiao urged the beneficiaries to value the property given to them.

“Give thanks to God for what you have received today. It’s a gift from Him. He’s just using me to help you. Take good care of this property and don’t sell it,” Pacquiao told the project recipients.

Pacquiao disclosed that more homeless residents may receive similar blessings as his target is to build a total of 600 housing units in the area.

“There are still lots of spaces here where we can build more houses. I’m targeting a total of 600 housing units to accommodate more homeless residents here,” Pacquiao said.

The Filipino boxing legend asked residents in the area to be meticulous in electing local and national candidates in the coming 2016 elections.

“Vote for candidates who are competent and with a good heart. The future of this country depends on the kind of leaders we choose,” Pacquiao said.

The boxer-politician told the crowd he has never compromised his principle while serving as congressman of Sarangani.

“You should be proud of me as your congressman. I don’t steal government money, in fact, I’m spending my own resources to help you. I neither sell my principle nor my vote in Congress,” he said.

Tino Alcala, chair of an impoverished and rustic Bales village, hailed Pacquiao for doing his job as their representative in Congress.

“This is the kind of leader we’re looking for. Unlike other congressmen, who disappeared and could no longer be seen after election, Cong. Pacquiao is always there everytime we need him,” Alcala said.

Alcala added “Pacquiao makes us feel government is taking good care of us.”

TOP PHOTO: Pinoy boxing legend and Sarangani Cong. Manny Pacquiao urged beneficiaries of his housing project in Bales, Maasim, Sarangani Province, not to sell the property given to them. He told them to thank God not him as God is just using him to help people in need. Pacquiao turned over 150 housing units to recipients over the weekend. According to him, this is just the first phase of his project. The construction of the second phase is expected to commence soon. He is targeting a total 600 beneficiaries in Maasim alone.


ROWS of newly-built houses were turned over by Filipino boxing icon and Sarangani Cong. Manny Pacquiao to 150 homeless families in Barangay Bales, Maasim, Sarangani Province. The project, dubbed Pacman Village, had a total cost of P28.5 million funded with Pacquiao's personal money. Photo by Aquiles Z. Zonio.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Aquiles Z. Zonio.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Fraud Reported, Iron Boy 37, RJJ Update & Much More
    By Don Smith, Mon, 16 Jan 2017
  • ALA SINULOG BOXING RESULTS
    By Felman Gingoyon, Mon, 16 Jan 2017
  • THERE’S A NEW KID IN TOWN: 20 year old American Billy Thorpe upsets two world champions to storm into the final 16 at the Molinari Player’s Championship in New York City.
    By Ted Lerner, WPS Media Officer, Mon, 16 Jan 2017
  • Floyd Mayweather to Ronda Rousey ... Let Me Coach You (VIDEO)
    By , Sun, 15 Jan 2017
  • LARSSON LEAVES LITTLE DOUBT
    By Ted Lerner, WPS Media Officer, Sun, 15 Jan 2017
  • LEAGUE OF FISTS SEMIS SIZZLE AT ONE SHOW SPACE
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sun, 15 Jan 2017
  • Jack vs DeGale, Pedraza vs Davis Live on Showtime Tonight
    By , Sat, 14 Jan 2017
  • Win Autographed Roy Jones Jr. and Bobby Gunn Memorabilia
    By , Sat, 14 Jan 2017
  • 8-BALL TAKES CENTER STAGE WITH THE WORLD POOL SERIES
    By Ted Lerner, WPS Media Officer, Sat, 14 Jan 2017
  • Dana White Tells Floyd Mayweather He's Dumb to Turn Down McGregor Fight (VIDEO)
    By , Sat, 14 Jan 2017
  • Is Horn tough enough to gore Pacquiao?
    By Recah Trinidad, Sat, 14 Jan 2017
  • SHOWTIME EXECUTIVE SAYS "PACQUIAO IS STILL A NAME"
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sat, 14 Jan 2017
  • HILT VS DOS SANTOS locked in for March 11
    By , Sat, 14 Jan 2017
  • CINCO DE MAYO WEEKEND SHOWDOWN: CANELO ÁLVAREZ TO BATTLE JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ, JR. IN 12-ROUND MEGA-FIGHT SATURDAY, MAY 6
    By , Sat, 14 Jan 2017
  • Floyd Mayweather to Dana White: 'You're a F***ing Comedian' (VIDEO)
    By , Sat, 14 Jan 2017
  • JIN WINS WBO GREATER CHINA WELTER TITLE, NAZARENO EDGES ALIMU
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 14 Jan 2017
  • Soulja Boy Predicts K.O. in Chris Brown Fight, If He Can Quit Weed (VIDEO)
    By , Sat, 14 Jan 2017
  • Undefeated World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury Predicts Gunn KO's Jones Jr.
    By , Sat, 14 Jan 2017
  • D and D Management signs amateur star Dylan Price
    By , Sat, 14 Jan 2017
  • LARA vs FOREMAN LIVE ON SPIKE TV TONIGHT
    By , Sat, 14 Jan 2017
  • Q & A: MILAN MELINDO: "NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE"
    By , Sat, 14 Jan 2017
  • Floyd Mayweather's Going to Trump Inauguration ... 'Hopefully, He'll be a Good Prez!' (VIDEO + PHOTO)
    By , Sat, 14 Jan 2017
  • Mike Tyson Says Chris Brown Ain't Like Me ... No 1st Round K.O. (VIDEO)
    By , Sat, 14 Jan 2017
  • PACQUIAO'S EXHAUSTIVE FOUR-FIGHT GLOBAL TOUR PLAN MAY AFFECT SENATE DUTIES
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Fri, 13 Jan 2017


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2017 philboxing.com.