Popular Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao who gained more popularity after his recent fight with Floyd Mayweather, has surprised the entire globe with a rare and selfless philanthropic gesture. Manny Pacquiao has built 150 houses for the homeless in Bales village, Maasim town in the Sarangani Province of Philippines. He said he did this in obedience to the word of God which enjoins us to use what we have to serve those in need.
“I’m so happy giving this houses free to my constituents in Sarangani Province from my own pocket more than thousand families are the beneficiaries. and i’m still building more because i always believe what the bible says; 1 Peter 4:8-10 NIV. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.  Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.  Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. Thank you Lord for everything even some people are criticizing me but I’m still happy because you live in me.”
The project named Pacman Village, with a total cost of P28.5 million ($604,000) was funded out of Pacquiao’s personal funds. The more interesting part of it is that he doesn’t want to take the credit, rather he says the beneficiaries should give thanks to God. He also admonished them never to abuse the property:
Give thanks to God for what you have received today. It’s a gift from Him,” said Pacquiao in a PhilBoxing.com report. “He’s just using me to help you. Take good care of this property and don’t sell it.”
Marcella further disclosed that construction of the second phase, which is comprised of additional 150 housing units, will start this week and is expected to be completed by February next year. Meanwhile, Pacquiao plans to build a total of 600 units in the future.
“There are still lots of spaces here where we can build more houses. I’m targeting a total of 600 housing units to accommodate more homeless residents here,” Pacquiao said on PhilBoxing.com.
Ricardo A. Marcellana, project contractor, told Philboxing.com that a total of 300 housing units will be built in the four-hectare land purchased by Pacquiao a few years back.
The P28.5 million was just a total project cost. It does not include the cost of buying the land used for the project,” Marcellana revealed.
Manny Pacquiao, who is vying for a post in the senate come the 2016 elections reveals his passion and intentions for his people if he eventually wins:
“I want to provide opportunities for my fellow countrymen that will improve their situations. As a politician, I want to help create jobs so that I can bring them out of their poverty,” Pacquiao told CP. “I want to give them hope. Boxing has been my passion, but public service is my calling. I love my boxing, but I realize now that is not what my life is all about.”
We would recall that a similar event took place towards the end of last year when Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg donated 99% of his stock to charity to welcome his first child. Rich blacks are being called upon to emulate this sort of Charity, which has hitherto been usually seen among the whites. What we rather see here are things like; Odike Chases Away Squatters In Readiness To Commence Demolition In Kumasi. We need not delve into the kind of lavish and whorish lifestyle of his black counterpart, Floyd Mayweather who spends most of his fortune on flashy properties and on prostitutes.