'Pilipinas Win na Win!' contestant takes home P1-M cash prize

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 05 2010 11:38 AM | Updated as of Aug 06 2010 02:31 AM

MANILA, Philippines – “Pilipinas, Win na Win!,” ABS-CBN’s newest afternoon game and variety show, has its first millionaire.

Contestant Von Belinario from Bulacan on Tuesday won the P1-million jackpot prize while playing in one of the show's segment called “Open Susi-Me.”

The winner said he will donate part of his cash prize to his church.

"Nangako po ako sa Panginoon na tutulong ako sa simbahan. Sobrang saya po. Hindi ko ma-explain ang nararamdaman ko. Sobrang saya," Belinario said.

Robin Padilla, “Pilipinas Win na Win’s!” host, was equally happy.

"Ako ang mas maligaya sa kanya. Yan naman ang pinunta natin dito sa ‘Win na Win’ na makapagbigay tayo ng pag-asa at kasiyahan," Padilla said.

Ambassador of Goodwill

Aside from hosting, meanwhile, Padilla was appointed housing "Ambassador of Goodwill" by Vice President Jejomar Binay only recently.

According to the vice president, Padilla’s primary task is to help the government promote its housing program, especially in Mindanao.

"Papakiusapan kong sumama siya pagpunta namin doon sa mga Muslim areas. Isang paraan para magkaroon ng good relations ‘yong muslim communities with the non-muslims," Binay said.

Padilla is also encouraging all overseas Filipino workers to become Pag-Ibig Fund members, said Binay.

Padilla, meantime, shied away from his new title. "Special assistant na lang po pagdating sa Mindanao, sa mga Muslim. ‘Yon na lang po siguro. Huwag ng ambassador baka manghingi pa ako ng sweldo doon. Libre naman po ang serbisyo ko," Padilla said.

Padilla was one of Binay’s celebrity endorsers in May 2010 elections. -SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon