Velasco celebrates birthday with a ride for the victims of the earthquake in Mindanao

BOAC, Marinduque – Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco celebrated his birthday on November 9 with a ride for a cause that would raise funds for the victims of the earthquake in Mindanao.

Dubbed “LAV ko mag ride,” Velasco and some 80 riders, including presidential daughter Davao Mayor Sara Duterte and Senator Bato dela Rosa, hit the road at exactly 6:30 a.m. from the Petron Station at the South Luzon Expressway in San Pedro, Laguna.

After the scenic ride through the Quezon National Park, the riders take on a three-hour boat ride to Balanacan Port in Marinduque for a pit stop.

Rep. Velasco and Mayor Inday Sara Duterte led a gift-giving activity in Boac before the riders and their entourage stir up the dust anew to “Love LAV Love” birthday concert at the Marinduque Convention Center.

Davao Mayor Sara Duterte gift-giving in Boac, Marinduque

Among the guest performers are Andrew E, Moymoy Palaboy and Roadfill; Osang Soliven of X-Factor; Lucky Robles and Julius Cawaling of Tawag ng Tanghalan, and Ragen Angel Peñaflor of The Voice Kids.

On the second leg of the tour, the riders swung by the century-old Sta Cruz Church, the powdery sands of Torrijos Beach and Boac to savor the delightful Kari-kari and Uraro.

By 2:30 p.m. Velasco and the rest of the riders headed back to Balanacan Port to commence their return ride to Manila.

Those who joined the ride are expected to donate to the victims of the Mindanao quake.

“I’d like to thank all those who joined me in this ride. Your participation will go a long way to ease the suffering of the victims of the earthquake in Mindanao,” Velasco said.

Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco blows out his birthday cake candle

This is a special day for me, and this fund raiser is my way of giving back my blessings to our brothers and sisters in Mindanao,” Velasco

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