Dr. Manuel S. Lo Foundation donates 20K 5-kilo bags of rice to senior citizens 

Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya,  Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez and Ian lo (l-r) at the turnover rites* 

Grace Pharmacy president Ian Manuel T. Lo, representing the Dr. Manuel Lo Foundation, donated 20,000 five-kilo bags of rice to the City of Bacolod Wednesday  afternoon, May 15.

Lo turned over the donation to be distributed to senior citizens to  Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez and  Rep. Greg Gasataya at rites held at the Bacolod City Government Center. 

The Lo family made the donation to mark their patriarch’s 88th birthday.  

Ian Manuel T. Lo, along with his brother, Jonathan Lo of Merzci Pasalubong, and their mother, Corazon Lo, the co-founder of Grace Pharmacy and Merzci, decided to donate instead of celebrating the patriarch’s birthday.

They said  it would be more meaningful to see the senior citizens receiving the gifts of rice in memory of Dr. Manuel S. Lo’s birthday, that falls on May 19.

Ian Manuel Lo said that their father always believed that giving is a blessing.  

“He was always grateful to share God’s blessings with others. Thus, the family is continuing his legacy of giving and sharing, especially to the senior citizens”, Lo said.

The family hopes that this act of kindness and generosity will inspire others to do the same. 

The Lo family chose to channel their donation through Benitez and Gasataya as they have the means to distribute the aid directly to the beneficiaries.* 

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