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    Banned Allado uses free time to help flood victims

    Aug 9, 2012
    "I help because I can," says suspended PBA slotman Don Allado after he was spotted among volunteers in a resto bar packing food for flood victims. Jerome Ascano

    PBA veteran Don Allado has a lot of free time in his hands these days, and he is using it for a good cause.

    The Barako Bull slotman, recently suspended for one conference over his rant on Twitter that pro league games are fixed, was among those who came out to lend a hand to victims of the disastrous floods that hit the metropolis this week.

    The 33-year-old helped cook and pack food for some 300 flood victims in a resto bar in Quezon City on Wednesday afternoon at the height of the monsoon rains' onslaught.

    The former La Salle star has also donated clothes to evacuees at Ateneo's Katipunan campus, where covered courts are being used as relief centers. He later delivered food to a school in Barangay Tumana in Quezon City.

    “I help because I can,” Allado said when contacted by Spin.ph on Thursday.

    Allado's rants have led to a P500,000 fine and losses of roughly P2 million in salaries and bonuses due to the one-conference ban. His Twitter account has been inactive since he tweeted an apology on July 4.

    Ironically, it was also through the microblogging site that Spin.ph learned about the banned cager's noble gesture.

    Fellow player Paolo Bugia, Allado's former rival from Ateneo during their college careers, posted this photo on his Twitter account of Allado and other volunteers preparing food packs for flood victims.

    The caption read: "@alotofdon helping out prepare food packs for relief centers."

    Photo from Paolo Bugia's Twitter account.

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    "I help because I can," says suspended PBA slotman Don Allado after he was spotted among volunteers in a resto bar packing food for flood victims. Jerome Ascano
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