UP Fighting Maroons’ Ricci Rivero and national athlete John Vic De Guzman assist COVID-19 frontliners in Isabela

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Ricci Rivero and John Vic De Guzman distributed relief goods and sanitary supplies to the security and medical frontliners of Ilagan, Isabela. Photo from Ricci Rivero and John Vic De Guzman.

UP Fighting Maroons’ Ricci Rivero and national athlete John Vic De Guzman proved that they are not only good on the hardcourt but also good at helping in the fight against the coronavirus disease pandemic.

The Filipino star athletes showed their generous hearts for their kababayans in need in this time of global health and economic crisis.

Days prior to the implementation of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Rivero family was able to travel to their home province of Isabela where they found the opportunity to share their blessings.

FIBA and UAAP standout basketball player Ricci Rivero of the celebrated University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, together with his father Paolo Rivero, brothers Prince and Rasheed, as well as the Philippine National Men’s Volleyball team captain John Vic De Guzman, first distributed sacks of rice and relief goods to security frontliners in Ilagan, Isabela on April 7.

The Riveros and De Guzman packed the relief goods and handed them out to the security forces in the community composed of barangay tanods and volunteers.

On April 24, Ricci Rivero and his family were helped by Betadine in turning over much need supplies such as sanitizers, nasal sprays, gargles, and hand washes to the medical frontliners of Isabela Doctors Hospital and Dr. Villaroman Hospital.

Other Filipino athletes have also been doing their share to help out other people in this time of COVID-19 pandemic.

Award-winning teen gymnast Jessica Rayne Tijam who started the year 2020 strong with four silver medals from two international rhythmic gymnastics competitions in the United States, offered free online gymnastics classes for other athletes of the Philippines who are staying home during the community quarantine.

Filipino-American teen trainer Ryan Ang in New Jersey, U.S.A., is also encouraging kids to stay home and instead get basketball training online. He even demonstrated his basketball skills in one of the Good News Pilipinas TV with Positivitrix episodes to inspire more children to stay active and healthy.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to Ricci Rivero and John Vic De Guzman for helping out frontliners of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lorenzo Cruz
Lorenzo Cruz believes that the power of beauty could help the Philippines to rise to the top. He is a travel and fashion enthusiast who loves to explore Filipino culture.