P-Noy’s brother-in-law volunteers in relief drive
ELDON Cruz, husband of presidential sister Ballsy Aquino-Cruz, used to frequent the white sand and pristine, warm waters of beaches in San Remigio town in his childhood.
That’s why he didn’t think twice about helping out after receiving word that super typhoon “Yolanda” devastated San Remigio town and his hometown Bogo City.
“I am here because I love my country and I love my mother-in-law who loved the Philippines so much,” he told reporters yesterday while repacking relief goods with hundreds of volunteers.
“I grew up in Bogo. I used to love San Remigio. I want to go back there but I don’t want to without anything to give,” he added.
Even Cruz’s security escorts helped in sorting out the goods which were later loaded into trucks and sent to the northern towns including Bantayan and Camotes island.
Cruz said his foundation, Mabuting Pilipino, has already raised money to buy more relief goods for the typhoon victims.
He also expressed interest to help in the rehabilitation of damaged school buildings in north Cebu.
He said his sister-in-law, actress and TV personality Kris Aquino, wants to visit Cebu especially Daanbantayan town.
“Kris wants to go to Daanbantayan but the problem is the governor and the vice governor advised me not yet since 80 percent of the town was destroyed,” he said.
However, Cruz said Kris would still push through with her travel plans in the next few weeks to distribute relief aid in the Visayas.
Cruz’s wife, Ballsy, is the eldest among the five children of former president Corazon Aquino and former senator Benigno Aquino Jr. Correspondent Peter L. Romanillos
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