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Willie Revillame distributes P5M cash aid, rice, jackets to jeepney drivers

Celebrity TV host Willie Revillame has kept his promise of giving cash aid to the jeepney drivers displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In Facebook post by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), Revillame started distributing the P5 million worth of cash donations to the drivers of the of the Public Utility Jeepney (PUJ) at the LTFRB office in Quezon City on Wednesday, August 19.

A group of jeepney drivers gathered in front of the LTFRB office as they wait for the arrival of TV host Willie Revillame on Wednesday.

WATCH: A group of jeepney drivers gathered in front of the LTFRB office as they wait for the arrival of TV host Willie Revillame on Wednesday. Revillame pledged five million to the jeepney drivers who cannot operate due to quarantine restrictions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Video by Boy Santos/The Philippine STAR)

Posted by Philippine Star on Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Aside from the financial assistance, Revillame who is fondly known as Kuya Wil, also donated sacks of rice and his signature Wowowin jackets among the 3,211 jeepney drivers.  

5 MILYON DONASYON NI WILLIE REVILLAME SA MGA PUJ DRAYBER IPINAMAHAGI NGAYONG ARAW; KARAGDAGANG 5 MILYON, IPINANGAKO PARA…

Posted by Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board – LTFRB on Wednesday, August 19, 2020

“Sa kabuuan, nasa 3,211 na drayber ang makikinabang sa ayuda na galing sa TV host at may kaakibat ding sako-sakong bigas,” said LTFRB. 

The TV host announced earlier this month that he would extend financial assistance to jeepney drivers, families of OFWs killed in the Beirut blast, from his own savings, saying that he wants to help as he’s been “blessed enough” to continue working amid the health crisis via his GMA 7 show Wowowin-Tutok To Win.

“Inayos po ito ng aming team kasama ng LTFRB. Ginagawa ko ito dahil inangat niyo ako. Alam ko kung pa’no mahirapan. Hanggang kaya ko tutulong ako.”

TV host Willie Revillame has started the distribution of cash aid and sacks of rice to 3,211 public utility jeepney…

Posted by Philippine Star on Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Revillame also pledged to donate another P5 million in September to another set of jeepney drivers.

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