Pacquiao helps bring relief to 'Pablo' victims

Boxer Manny Pacquiao has pledged support for the victims of a devastating typhoon in his native Philippines that has left a quarter million homeless and killed over 470 people

Victims of Tropical Cyclone Pablo (Bopha) received a much-needed boost over the weekend as they received a visit from Filipino boxing champ and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao.

Aside from comforting the survivors of Pablo, Pacquiao brought some P10 million in relief goods as he visited Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental, radio dzBB reported Monday.

"Para (ito) makapagbigay ng tulong sa kanila," Pacquiao said as he received a warm welcome from the residents.

He also told the residents to rely on God for strength.

"Siya lang nakakaalam ng ating bukas at siya lang makaka-restore ng lahat," he said.

Meanwhile, outgoing Philippine National Police chief Director General Nicanor Bartolome also helped distribute relief goods to the victims of Pablo.

Bartolome became emotional as he said the police also have a heart.

"Meron din kaming puso at damdamin," he said.

Pablo plowed through Mindanao and Visayas earlier this month, leaving more than 1,000 dead and billions of pesos in damage. —KG, GMA News

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