There’s a sad story behind the viral businessman Francis Leo Marcos’ philanthropic activities that he wholeheartedly shared with his followers online.
In his Facebook live video, Marcos revealed that he had a problem with his wife because of his activities aimed to help the people who were in need amid the enhanced community quarantine being imposed in Metro Manila.
According to him, he couldn’t stop himself from helping the people even it already cost his relationship with his wife.
Some of his Facebook posts showed that he only got married last year.
“Sa totoong buhay po ay hiniwalayan po ako ng aking asawa dahil sa ginagawa ko, pero tinanggap ko po yun dahil hindi ko po kayang [magbago] mas pinili ko po yung pagtulong sa taumbayan kaysa sa sarili kong kapakanan, mas pinili ko po ang pagtulong ko sa tao kaysa sa sarili ko,” Marcos stated.
However, Marcos was hoping that his wife would understand him in the future.
“Umaasa parin ako na lalambot ang puso ng aking asawa at maiintindihan niya itong ginagawa ko, at mamahalin niya kung sino man ako at kung ano yung ginagawa ko para sa taumbayan,” he said.
“Pinapili niya ho ako eh, magbabago daw po ba ako o hindi, ang sabi ko eh ‘kung masama ako ay hindi na dahil eto na ako eh, pero kung masama ang maging mabuti ay hindi na rin ako magbabago’,” he added.
Marcos gained popularity on social media because of his live videos showing how he shared his wealth to the people affected by the crisis.
He also tried to influence his followers and friends to do the same.
Yesterday, his videos had gone viral on the internet and reached 200,000 peak live viewers after he roamed around a super-exclusive subdivision to urge his rich neighbors to help others.