Willie Revillame to spend Christmas in typhoon-hit Siargao


Willie Revillame won’t be home for Christmas to help super typhoon Odette victims and relief efforts in Siargao Island. 

The Wowowin host, popularly known as Kuya Wil, recently flew to Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte to visit disaster-hit areas and communities.

“Magpapaalam ako kay Pangulo na pupuwede ho akong pumunta sa lahat ng barangay, dito ako magpa-Pasko. Wala na akong Pasko,” said Willie in a speech on Wednesday, December 22. 

The 60-year-old TV personality, who came with President Rodrigo Duterte and former presidential aide, Sen. Bong Go, donated nine million pesos to the island. 

“Sa bawat mayor po, magbibigay ako ng tig-iisang milyon para makabili po sila ng kanilang mga pangangailangan na bubong.”

Willie added that he wanted to give back to the people from his own pocket and earnings due to the  many blessings he received, including the return of his noontime show Wowowin amid the pandemic. 

“So kung may siyam na mayor, ibibigay ko po ay P9 million, (P1 million) sa bawat isang mayor po… Iyon po lang ang kaya ko, hindi ko naman po pupuwedeng lahat. ‘Yun po ay galing ho sa puso ko ‘yun. Hindi galing ho sa anuman iyon, ‘yun po ‘yung mga naipon ko.

“Sa Pasko sama-sama tayo. Magbibigay ako ng pamasko sa inyong lahat,” said Willie as expressed how he felt for the people trying to recover from the disaster. 

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