Presidential candidate Senator Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday that there was nothing impossible about his plan to provide free housing to homeless Filipinos.
Presidential aspirant PROMDI circled the media and senatorial candidates Raffy “Idol” Tulfo and Lutz Barbo around one of the five Pacman villages he built with his personal money.
He said he distributed 200 Pacman houses for free to homeless families in Alabel, Sarangani. Some of the beneficiaries were among those displaced by Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.
The village has a barangay center, a worship center and a community center. It also houses several sewing machines which he recently donated to provide locals, especially women, with alternative livelihoods.
There is also a Pacman Village in General Santos City, Malungon, Glan, and another in Maasim Town, all in Sarangani.
Pacquiao, the second richest Filipino senator based on lawmakers’ 2020 SALNs, also teamed up with UFC fighter Dustin Poirier to build free homes in Uganda last year.
The retired boxing champ says if he wins the presidency, one of his flagship programs that can be likened to President Rodrigo Duterte’s Build, Build, Build is a massive housing project that aims to build at least 10 million homes over the next 6 years. .
He said these would not only provide free housing for the poor, but also jobs for tens of thousands of workers and livelihoods for thousands of people, such as those working in food and retail. retail, manufacturing and even those who belong to the underground economy. .