The sampaguita vendors approached him to sell Sampaguita but Manny Pacquiao did that made them feel so lucky!

Manny Pacquiao and the Sampaguita vendors

Manny Pacquiao and the Sampaguita vendors


It is no secret that Manny Pacquiao has a soft heart for the poor, but you will never truly appreciate it until this is caught on video during an encounter with Sampaguita vendors.

Yesterday night, September 17, 2015, the Sampaguita vendors around the area got wind of Manny Pacquioa’s presence in Tomas Morato dining inside a restaurant with his ABL-bound basketball team. A couple of vendors patiently waited outside under the heavy rain until Manny emerged from the restaurant hoping to experience first hand the well-known generosity of the man.

The pregnant Sampaguita vendors and her companions wasted no time and approached the Congressman from Gensan offering to sell Sampaguita. Manny greeted them by asking, “Oh! It’s raining hard. Why are still here? You are all soaking wet!”

The preggy vendor who happened to be near her due date quickly responded, “We’ve waited for you so that we can sell our Sampaguita to you Sir!”

Without hesitation, Manny Pacquioa took out a 1K peso bill, but the vendors played coyly which is not unusual among Filipinos when put in a similar situation such as this. Long Mejia, the comedian who was part of the entourage of the good Congressman, took the money from Manny and handed it over to the preggy vendor.

Not finished yet, Manny called someone from his entourage named Tsoy and signalled for some more cash. When he got the money, he asked the other women if the child milling around is her child while at the same time handing over another 1K peso bill.

All in all, according to Snow Badua of Spin.ph, Manny spent 6K pesos during the encounter with the Sampaguita vendors.

Before Manny Pacquiao left, he told Long Mejia to return the Sampaguitas to the vendors. When one of the lucky ladies were asked if they were lucky that Manny accommodated them, the young mother responded, “Yes, we are so lucky tonight!” The voice in the background asked if Manny is difficult to approach or talk to, she responded, “No. He is very approachable!”

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