Syrian vlogger buys rice for Mindanao quake victims 

Syrian vlogger Basel Manadil did another act of kindness as he bought sacks of rice of a Pampanga farmer to donate it to Mindanao quake victims.

“Support our local farmers. Ang kita po ng kanilang bigas ay napupunta po sa kanila ng buong-buo walang middleman in short,” Manadil said in a Facebook post.

The Syrian national has been living in the Philippines for the past five years.

Basel said that he went to Pampanga to directly buy sacks of rice from local farmers.

“Kung wala sila, wala tayong pagkain sa mesa. Saludo po ako sa mga local farmers,” he said.

The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) has lauded Basel’s gesture towards Filipino farmers.

“Tayo, bilang mga Pilipino, ay dapat rin bumili ng bigas direkta sa ating mga magsasaka,” the agency said in a statement.

Basel also bought 1000 blanket and tents for Mindanao quake victims this month.

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