Last Saturday, Isabela declared that the province has five confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.
“Nakikiusap ako sa mga national government agencies na sana i-provide nila kami ng interventions nila, mga programa saka status ng implementation ng mga agencies nila, at mga assistance package na papasok sa local government units,” said Isabela governor Rodito Albano.
Days later, Isabela’s proudest sons stepped up.
The Rivero family — consisting of dad Paolo and brothers Rasheed, Prince, Ricci, and Ashton — together with good friend John Vic De Guzman distributed sacks of rice to the barangay officials around the province.
And it’s all about giving back for the Riveros.
Patriarch Paolo is serving as the strength and conditioning coach of PVL club Petro Gazz, University of the Philippines men’s basketball team, and National University’s boys’ basketball team.
Prince, the seventh overall pick in the 2019 PBA Draft, was signed by Rain or Shine. Meanwhile, Ricci — currently with the UP Fighting Maroons — has had numerous endorsements and even starred in a movie a year ago.
Thursday morning, the Rivero bros and De Guzman also donated blood.