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The TNT Tropang Giga and NLEX Road Warriors have donated a total of P400,000 to help those who were affected by Typhoon Odette in Visayas and Mindanao.

TNT recently pledged to give P250,000 of game bonuses received from its win over Alaska last Dec. 17 to the PLDT-Smart Foundation while NLEX handed P150,000 to two charitable institutions during halftime of its Christmas Day loss to Phoenix.

NLEX presented two checks, with P100,000 going to the Alagang Kapatid Foundation while P50,000 were given to the PLDT-Smart Foundation.

Road Warriors coach Yeng Guiao said the money was supposed to be used for their Christmas party, an event they were looking forward to since the team didn’t have one last year due to the pandemic.

But NLEX opted instead to lend a hand in helping the victims of the devastating typhoon.

TNT coach Chot Reyes, meanwhile, said the initiative was made in hopes of others to follow suit.

At least 378 have died after the typhoon struck parts of the south, namely Cebu, Negros Occidental and Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte.

Source: Manila Bulletin (