The Congress will honor Hollywood actor and Fast and Furious star Paul Walker following a resolution filed by Negros Occidental Rep. Albee Benitez.
Walker died in a car crash on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) while heading to a charity event through his foundation Reach Out Worldwide to raise money to help the victims of typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan). He was 40.
Benitez said that it is just to honor the late Walker for his dedication just to help the victims of Yolanda.
Walker even sent two disaster responders through his foundation Reach Out Worldwide.
A statement was the family and friends of Walker was released via his Facebook account which read:
It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. – #TeamPW
Before the tragic incident, a video was released by Walker and the Fast and Furious crew, including Vin Diesel, asking for donations and extending condolences to the victims of the typhoon.