|Andre and Kobe Paras hand out relief goods to the victims of the Davao earthquake. Chooks-To-Go|
By Dugout Philippines
DAVAO CITY—Two days before Christmas brothers Kobe and Andre Paras, together with Chooks-to-Go, made sure to give back to the victims of the earthquake that struck Davao Del Sur last Dec. 15.
The almost 200 families relocated to the basketball courts of Barangay Lower Limonso in Padada were given a pleasant surprise as the Paras brothers helped out in the relief operations.
And the two, together with the Davao Business Center of Bounty Agro Ventures Inc, did not turn a blind eye to respond to the call of BAVI president Ronald Mascariñas when they were asked to go to Davao.
"Despite the holidays, Kobe, Andre, and the entire Davao Business Center immediately said yes when I called. They really wanted to help out our brothers and sisters in need," said Mascariñas.
"It’s sad to know na very recent ang nangyari pero halos nakalimutan na ng mga tao like nothing happened," lamented Andre. "They need our help that’s why when I heard Chooks is going, I took the opportunity. I really wanna be here.
"Kahit mabawasan lang ang stress nila at mapangiti namin sila even for a day malaking bagay na yun."
Each family was groceries, sleeping bags, bottles of mineral water, and goodies for the kids. Also, they were given warm meals for the day.
Besides this, Mike Swift also hosted some parlor games, including the Chooks-to-Go chicken eating contest.
"I'm just glad we were able to make them smile despite everything that has happened to them," said Kobe. "They deserve to have a merry Christmas."
With this, Kobe is dedicating all his games next season to them.
"What they are going through right now is hard. I will never forget the smiles on their faces when we arrived. Knowing their stories inspires us to do more," admitted Kobe, who is entering his second year with the UP Fighting Maroons.
"For every game, I will play next season, I will always have them in my mind and in my heart."
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