Ricci Rivero and his family continued their relief efforts to help sustain the local frontliners and indigent kababayans in their hometown in Isabela amid the extended lockdown due to the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons Men’s Basketball Team superstar Ricci Rivero and his brothers made another round of Ilagan on April 30 to give out relief goods to people in need and to the barangay officials and volunteers who have been serving as security frontliners amidst the enhanced community quarantine.
Each relief good pack distributed to the local security frontliners includes 10-kilograms of rice, packs of sugar, coffee, instant noodles, cupcakes, and bottles of Gatorade.
“It’s been a while since I stayed in Isabela this long since I came to Manila. Kaya I wanted to maximize the chance to give back and support my kababayans here who needs help kahit po sa simpleng paraan,” Ricci said in a statement to media.
Ricci’s father Paolo Rivero, a professional strengthening and conditioning coach, said they will continue to help the less fortunate.
“Thank God for giving us the chance to help some of the less fortunate,” the Rivero patriarch said on his Instagram post on April 30. “Maliit na bagay yung nai-tulong namin pero yung ngiti sa mukha nila ay nakaka gaan ng pakiramdam. We will continue to help as long as we can.”
On April 7, the Riveros, together with Philippine National Volleyball Team Capatain John Vic De Guzman, conducted their first run of COVID-19 relief efforts by distributing sacks of rice and relief goods to the street frontliners composed of barangay tanods and volunteers.
On April 23, the family also donated medical supplies to the health workers of Isabela Doctors Hospital and Dr. Villaroman Hospital.
Other Pinoy athletes have been exerting efforts to help ease the burden of poor Filipino families affected by the enforced lockdown.
Weightlifting champion and Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz conducted a conduct a weightlifting seminar for participants who will donate to the COVID-19 relief fund.
Fil-Am teen basketball trainer Ryan Ang in New Jersey, U.S.A has added the Gatorade Bottle Challenge to his free online training for athletes to help raise funds for COVID-19 relief.
Award-winning gymnast Jessica Rayne Tijam has been holding online gymnastics classes for other athletes of the Philippines who cannot go to training centers due to the on-going community quarantine.
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