Two MP's and their millions...

@eileenleyva (10984)
Philippines
December 12, 2012 7:36pm CST
The intriguing witch that I am, here's what I heard in the news the last twenty four hours. I think we see the true characters of people in the news by their deeds. Am not comparing, huh, just fascinated... Manny Pangilinan: giving three million, Philippine peso, to the Azkals, if they win over the Lions. Manny Pacquiao: donating ten million, Philippine peso, to the devastated people in Mindanao, no conditional clause.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
13 Dec 12
Two very different individuals... but both self made... Manny Pangilinan... businessman one of the richest in the Philippines... i am sure he already made his own donations for the victims of pablo... but most likely it is not publicized and most likely whatever he gave is tax deductable... Manny Pacquiao... would have at least made the victims happy if only he won... but sad to admit that he loss... but that 10 million will go a long way in helping the victims... as long as the money is not pocketed by crocodiles in the government...
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@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
13 Dec 12
MVP has a telethone project "Tulong Kapatid" for Pablo flood victims which to date had raised more than 100M pesos. We will just hope that these donations from whoever will greatly alleviate the sufferings of our brothers who had been affected by this typhoon.
@GardenGerty (104149)
• United States
13 Dec 12
I do not know about either one of these people, but what you say makes it clear as a bell what you are thinking about. One person willing to help a team by giving them a bonus for winning, another person willing to help people who are desolate, just because he has the means to do so.
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@eileenleyva (10984)
• Philippines
13 Dec 12
The other one was helping the desolate because he was grieving for them, too.
@xtedaxcvg (3190)
• Philippines
14 Dec 12
As long as they are helping the needy, then their blessings will return tenfold. It doesn't matter if it's 1 million or 10 million or even a hundred million, if it came from their hearts then it is already considered a charitable act. I just hope our politicians will do the same as they did.
@SIMPLYD (84823)
• Philippines
14 Dec 12
Yes, i saw the contrast , in their motives. Though, i must say that maybe it's Manny Pangilinan who has initiated by way of his artists in helping to receive pledges of people over the telethon. I hope more moneyed people would do the same too.
@rsa101 (16192)
• Quezon City, Philippines
14 Dec 12
Well I guess it is timely that Pacman did gave part of his wealth to the needy. I think being a Minadanaoan like himself he needs to show that he cares for them and this amount would indeed go a long way already. I just hope that the recipients of this money would not take advantage for their own benefit. This is the risk if a benefactor would give cash pledges. as for Manny Pangilinan, I guess he mas made efforts in helping those in Mindanao with the help of his many businesses around. I know TV 5 and many of his companies are also doing something to help them. I guess the donation to Azkals are his personal cash reward to the team if ever they would be able to defeat the Lions.