Encho Serrano's La Salle allowance turns into aid for Pampanga neighbors

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Apr 15, 2020 04:03 PM
Serrano's La Salle allowance turns into aid for neighbors
(Photo courtesy of Encho Serrano)

Encho Serrano is sharing his blessings with the people who got his back since Day 1.

Serrano has decided to use his one month allowance from De La Salle University to help out his neighbors in Pampanga during the continuing COVID-19 crisis.

"Naisipan kong magbigay dahil unang-una, alam ko yung pakiramdam ng walang-wala," he shared. "Kaya ginawa ko 'to kasi yung mga tao sa amin, alam kong walang-wala sila. Kahit konting tulong lang, malaking bagay na sa kanila."

The 5-foot-11 swingman was born and bred in Apalit, Pampanga before making a name for himself as an "all-heart" player for Adamson High School and then the Green Archers.

And coming from humble beginnings himself, Serrano had long wanted to give back in any way he can. "Simula pa lang ng quarantine na 'to, every night na matutulog ako, pinapangako ko kay Lord na kapag nakuha ko na yung allowance ko sa La Salle, gagamitin ko para mamigay," he shared.

He then continued, "I just want to give back to my community because of all the support they have given me over the years."

With that, the proud Kapampangan was able to share his blessings to his neighbors and nearby relatives in Brgy. San Juan in the form of plastic bags filled with rice, instant noodles, instant coffee, tocino, and ham.

And with that, he did nothing but fulfill his promise. "Dakal pung salamat," he expressed in his native tongue.

Serrano is the third La Salle player whose allowance turned into aid for those in need in the continuing COVID-19 crisis, following incoming rookie Joshua Ramirez and talented tower Justine Baltazar.

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