Manny Pacquiao shared his personal initiative to help the less fortunate in his country when he reportedly gave away $200 million on projects that ill help improve the life of poor Filipinos. Called the ‘Pambansang Kamao’ in the Philippines, the now senator Manny Pacquiao definitely knows how to capture the hearts of many.
Manny Pacquiao said in an interview: “Every income I receive in boxing, almost half of it goes to the less fortunate. After each fight, half of my income goes to the poor. But I don’t like to announce it.” Many came from a poor household and understands how poverty affects the lives of many in the Philippines. According to Forbes, Pacquiao’s income from career purses and endorsements is around $500 million—and half of that goes to the less fortunate.
Along with his many projects, Pacquiao has built 1,500 homes on the island of Mindanao. He also helped to buy a fleet of new boats for fishermen in a coastal community.
While many Filipino citizens are urging him to quit boxing, Pacquiao says he needs to keep fighting so he can continue the charity work that has done throughout much of his 21-year boxing career. Pacquiao was elected to the Philippine Senate in May. He sits on 15 committees, two of which he chairs.