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Kawit Mayor auctions vintage car to raise funds for COVID-19 response

By Ruel B. Francisco
April 25, 2020


Mayor Angelo Aguinaldo's vintage 1969 Dodge Charger R/T is up for auction to raise funds for the town's COVID-19 response and to help Kawiteños particularly the senior citizens. (Photo from Cavite Mayor Aguinaldo FB Page)

KAWIT, Cavite Apr. 25 (PIA) -- Municipal Mayor Angelo Aguinaldo recently announced he will sell his favorite vintage car, a 1969 Dodge Charger R/T thru auction.

This is to raise funds for the town's COVID-19 response and to help his fellow Kawiteños particularly the senior citizens.

"Mahirap man pong mawalay sa kotseng matagal kong iningatan, pero handa po akong magsakripisyo para sa kapakanan ng ating bayan. Ang kikitain po sa auction na ito ay ilalaan natin sa pagsuporta sa mga Kawiteñong senior citizen na kasama sa vulnerable sector," said Mayor Aguinaldo.

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(Though it is hard to part with my car which I cared for so long, I'm ready to sacrifice for the sake of our town. The proceeds from the auction will be used to support our Kawiteño senior citizens who belong to the vulnerable sector.)

He revealed the highest bid so far amounted to Php5.9M from a Chinese national. The bidding starts at Php4.2M and remains open until Sunday, April 26, 2020.

Aguinaldo was one of the LGU chiefs in the province who pledged their salary to help the affected families during the early part of the COVId-19 crisis. He said he will donate his salary from March until the end of the pandemic. (Ruel Francisco, PIA-Cavite with reports from the official FB page of Mayor Angelo Aguinaldo)

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