Willie Revillame Donates P10 Million For Typhoon Yolanda VictimsWillie Revillame, the former host of TV5's "Wowowillie" and supposedly one of the richest celebrities in the Philippines, donated P10 million for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.
The donation was coursed through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), one of the government agencies that oversee relief operations in central and eastern Visayas.
In the letter Willie wrote to DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman, the former TV host said he decided to donate to the victims after watching the report of CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.
The turnover of the donation was done at the Wil Tower Mall in Quezon City.
Willie condoled with the victims of the typhoon and said he also came from humble beginnings, so he knows the feeling of desolation, hunger and lack of shelter. The TV host added he also knows the feeling of "hopelessness."
He cited the stories he saw on Anderson's reports regarding to survivors who had to sleep on the streets, and those who lost all their loved ones.
"It is for this reason that I want to extend help the best way and by all means that I can. It is my commitment to reach out to fulfil my social responsibility to our fellow Filipino brethrens denied of the basic necessities."
Willie said he hopes his "humble contribution" will help the victims relive their lives again.
"It may not be enough to pay for everything that they lost, but I am hopeful that this would lessen the burden they are carrying right now."