MANILAA group of supporters of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte based in the United Kingdom became the latest benefactor of the House of Hope Foundation for Kids with Cancer, Inc. in Davao City.
In partnership with the House of Hope, the UK-Duterte Diehard Supporters (UK-DDS) have poured in their resources to build a major project they called "Tatay Digong-Inspired Library and Sensory Room" inside the compound of the Southern Mindanao Medical Center.
We have been helping them (House of Hope) for the last two years and then, we came up with this major project that the main beneficiaries are the kids with cancer, UK-DDS chairperson Moe Wicks said in an interview with the Philippine News Agency.
Wicks said their group decided to choose House of Hope as beneficiary of the library and sensory room since it is the same foundation that Duterte has been helping even when he was still mayor of Davao City.
What we want is for the people to recognize what President Duterte is doing, what he did for ushis influence to us, how he inspired us and we want to thank him because we knew that he will be happy with this project because the kids there are like his babies, she said.
Duterte used to visit House of Hope when he was still mayor of Davao City and in December 2016, he returned as President to personally give Christmas gifts to children with cancer.
These children with cancer are the reasons why we are here. They've opened our hearts and we wanted to make this project to be part of the legacy of President Duterte because we all know that he will not be there as President forever, Wicks said.
Source: Philippine News Agency