Amidst the current health crisis, “Pambansang Kamao” and senator Manny Pacquiao still continues to be an inspiration to many Filipinos and has displayed many times his heart for the needy Filipino people.
While the majority of the Philippines senators were being called out by the public for lack of response on helping the poor Filipinos who were greatly affected by the pandemic Covid-19, otherwise known as the novel coronavirus, Senator Pacquiao was being lauded by many for all of his efforts.
Just recently, the fighting senator through his “Manny Pacquiao foundation” was able to receive around 57,000 COVID-19 testing kits and 500,000 face masks donations from his close friend, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma. He already turned over this to DOH (Department of Health) main office in Sta. Cruz, Manila.
Aside from this, Manny and his team have produced personal protective equipment (PPEs) for the medical front line workers, have produced personal protective equipment (PPEs) for the medical front line workers and also lent the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) five buses, which are now being used to transport frontliners for free.
Despite all of his kind acts, there are still people who are connecting some issues and controversies on his name with how he spends his wealth.
It’s not a secret that the senator is known as one of the richest athletes in the whole world. In fact, he was declared by The Forbes Magazine in December last year as the top 8 in Forbes’ Top 10 list of highest-paid athletes of the decade.
Manny recently caught the attention of the netizens when photos and videos of his “Super Yacht” or The M/Y Queen 888 circulated online.
Based on a report by bayanko.info, Pacquiao has already spent almost 500 million on this 148 feet (45 meters) yacht which was being built in the open at Jotar Ship Building and Repair Services.
M/Y Queen 888’s foundation is said to be made of Rattan while the floors are made from Narra, among its amenities is the master suite, 13 staterooms aboard and a private alfresco area.