Philippines-Born Athlete Manny Pacquiao Gives Props To His Origins And Community, Donating $100 Million To Help The Poor

Date March 29, 2018

In professional sports, an athlete's work goes far beyond that of building muscles and earning hefty salaries down the years.


Manny Pacquiao, a Filipino politician and world-famous professional boxer, recently donated funds for building 1,000 homes to help out underprivileged families in his hometown.

[caption id="attachment_194897" align="alignnone" width="800"] By Malacañang Photo Bureau [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]The athlete is known to be a compassionate activist, who actively participates in charity.

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Manny Pacquiao / Facebook

After the boxer's legendary fight of the century, he made over $100 million and set out to donate these funds to a respectable initiative.

Manny Pacquiao / Facebook

The Philippines-born professional boxer acquired prominence for this message, published on his Facebook page recently.

I’m so happy giving these houses free to my constituents in Sarangani Province from my own pocket more than thousand families are the beneficiaries.

The athlete is a 'born-again Christian', and the opportunity to throw a lifeline to poor families inspires him to recognize his origins and give back.

Manny Pacquiao / Facebook

Such actions speak louder than any words, which is especially important at the times like these.

Manny Pacquiao / Facebook

After his world famous match against Floyd Mayweather Jr, Manny Pacquiao decided that the time for action had come.  

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Manny Pacquiao / Facebook

Born into poverty, Manny knows the struggles of underprivileged families and decided to express his gratitude toward the people from his past.

Manny Pacquiao / Facebook

Now a thousand families in Pacquiao's hometown are housed.

Manny Pacquiao / Facebook

Despite the cruelty and anger that Manny shows during each match, his devotion to the people with whom he grew up shows that Manny is a man of the people.