As the extended community quarantine still runs in the country, some local government unit leaders think of more ways to help their people. Viral today is another generous Mayor who auctions his collection to aid the city’s relief and medical programs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kawit, Cavite Mayor Angelo Emilio Aguinaldo started to auction his 1969 Charger R/T vintage car. The proceeds will be added to help the Kawitenos, especially the senior citizens. On an auction video highlighting the classic car, it is said that “private bidding happened last week in a base price of Php 4.2 million and three Chinese nationals have already expressed its intention to bid.” The 1969 Charger R/T vintage car was one of the cars Hhe took care of that’s why it’s a bit hard for Mayor Aguinaldo to let go of it. But because of the problems facing against COVID-19, he started the fundraiser to help the people of Kawit.
“Mahalaga po para sa akin na masigurong nabibigyan ng sapat na atensyong medikal ang ating mga lolo’t lola. Kaya’t upang makatulong na maibsan ang bigat ng gastusin sa ating laban sa COVID-19, akin pong ipina-auction ang aking 1969 Dodge Charger R/T Vintage car upang makalikom ng pondo para sa mga programang pangkalusugan natin lalo na para sa ating mga senior citizen. At GOOD NEWS PO! Umabot po sa 5.9 MILLION PESOS ang highest bid sa ngayon. Going once? Going… Bukas po ang bidding natin hanggang ngayong linggo.
Di po natin alam kung kailan talaga matatapos ang krisis na ito, at bilang inyong alkalde, responsibilidad kong mabigyan kayo ng maayos na pamumuhay. Kaya’t kahit malapit sa puso ko ang sasakyang iyon, ay hindi po ako nag atubiling, ipa-auction ito. Dahil ito po’y bagay na mas makakatulong sa inyong lahat.” he said in the Facebook post.
Below is the auction video of Mayor Aguinaldo’s 1969 Charger R/T
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