20-year-old La Salle-commit Ramirez gives up first allowance for kababayans

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Mar 24, 2020 02:35 PM
La Salle-commit Ramirez gives up allowance for kababayans
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Youth has not kept Joshua Ramirez from helping out in the face of COVID-19.

Ramirez, coming off a breakout one-and-done season for Colegio de San Juan de Letran and fresh off finishing his high school studies, has allotted his personal funds for his kababayans in Tarlac City.

The 20-year-old has committed to continuing his career in De La Salle University and has apparently given up his first allowance as a student-athlete to buy rice, canned goods, and instant noodles to be distributed to his barangay of San Isidro.

"Dati po kasi, naaalala ko yung magulang ko na nangungutang lang para may bigas kami. Ngayon, sa mga biyayang natamo namin, wala kaming rason para hindi tumulong," he shared. "Kaya yung first allowance ko po sa DLSU, kinausap ko po yung magulang ko na yung buong yun, itulong po namin sa nangangailangan."

And so, the HS standout who ranked 20th in the Final NBTC 24 for 2020, discussed with his parents and the family decided to help out their kababayans while the Luzon-wide lockdown is in effect. "Siguro po, kahit papaano, makakatulong po kami kahit konti. Masayang-masaya naman po kami kasi kahit papano, mga 150 rin pong pamilya sa barangay namin yung natulungan ng allowance ko," he said.

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