The mayor of Kawit, Cavite is auctioning off his rare vintage car in order to fund relief efforts for the COVID-19 crisis.
In a Facebook post, Mayor Angelo Aguinaldo said he decided to sell his precious 1969 Dodge Charger R/T to help the people of Kawit.
“Mahalaga man ang sasakyan na ito para sa akin, higit naman na mas mahalaga ang kapakanan at kalusugan ng aking nasasakupan,” he said. Aguinaldo adds that all the prcoeeds of the auction will benefit programs for senior citizens.
“Hindi po biro ang problemang dala ng COVID-19 sa ating bayan at hindi rin biro ang kakailanganing gastusin para rito. Walang kasiguraduhan kung kailan talaga matatapos ang krisis na ito, kaya naman handa akong gawin ang lahat para makatulong sa lahat ng Kawiteño.” the mayor said.
The mayor also posted a video where he talked about how hard it is to let go of the car.
Aguinaldo had earlier pledged to donate his entire month’s salary to COVID-19 relief operations in another Facebook post.
No word yet on whether the car has been sold, who bought it, and for how much.
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