Sen. Manny Pacquiao on Friday challenged his fellow politicians to share their wealth to help small hograisers in Cagayan de Oro City who were hardest hit by the African Swine Flu and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pacquiao was in Brgy. Tablon, Cagayan de Oro to distribute direct aid in the form of grocery packs, Chooks-to-Go Chicken and P1,000 cash to poor residents through his Munting Pagtulong project. Most of the recipients are small hog raisers who lost their livestocks because of the ASF.
Speaking before more 1,000 Munting Pagtulong project, Pacquiao stressed that all the money that he is spending to help the people came from personal funds and not a single cent from the government.
He said poverty in the country would be solved if only all government officials would use their personal wealth to help the poor.
To the delight of the recipients, Pacquiao said that if given the opportunity, he would definitely send all corrupt officials to jail.
The eight- time world boxing champion said the fight against corruption must be without fear or favor. He wants to build a Mega Prison facility that is intended only for corrupt officials.
" Sa puso ko gusto kong bigyan ng hustisya ang mga kababayan nating mahihirap mula sa mga kurap na politiko," Pacquiao said.
Sa mga ganid na politiko na walang ginawa kundi magnakaw sa gobyerno, may araw din kayo," he warned.
Through his Munting Pagtulong Project, Senator Pacquiao has been going around the country to disribute aid to the poor and the underprivileged.
This is the reason why he is now in Cagayan de Oro City. Prior to that, he was in Rizal, Batangas, some cities in Metro Manila, Cagayan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Sarangani and Bukidnon
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