By Lito delos Reyes
The Naris Singwangcha Foundation in coordination with the Philippine Boxing Promoters and Managers Association (PBPMA) has donated rice, groceries, and eggs to professional boxers and trainers based in Cordillera Benguet , Ifugao, Mountain Province, and Baguio last Dec. 12.
Led by international promoter Brico Santig, the donation was held at the Highland Boxing Gym in Benguet. He was assisted by Highland Coach Alan Alegria and Master Manuel Sanidad of Malayan.
Among those who received the donation were the boxers, trainers, matchmakers, and coaches from Highland Boxing Stable, Mabikas Boxing Stable, DMAD Boxing Stable, Team Ifugao, Martin Boxing Stable, Malayan Kanfu martial arts and including former WBC International bantamweight champ Rex “Igorot Warrior” Wao,
Also present were promoters and managers Darwin Miller and Jake Naboye.
The donation was earlier planned to be held together with the Games and Amusement Board (GAB) But it was canceled twice already.
“Matagal na itong plano at ang Codillera Region na lang ang hindi pa nakatangap ng tulong,”dito sa Luzon said Santig.
The boxers, trainers, and judges in Manila, Davao, Gen. Santos City, La Union, Pangasinan, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Cavite, and Cagayan de Oro have already received their help from the Dept. of Social, Welfare and Development’s Social Amelioration Program through the GAB.
Sen. Bong Go, chairman of the sports. also donated rice, can goods, and cash assistance to the boxers, trainers, and judges during his visit in Buhangin, Davao City.