Clean Slate – SOS Children’s Village; Pacman fans
Monday, 01 November 2010 00:00
by Moses Billacura
Edge Davao-The Business Paper
The Davao Football Association recently organized the 5th SOS Children’s Village Football for a Cause.
Davao football officials had been in partnership with SOS Children’s Village Davao officers led by Luis L. Seras before and today by their current director Leonilo Rivero and Atty. Aileen Lizada, a member of the SOS National Board, for the last five years and through football have raised funds and awareness on the need to support the more than 100 beautiful, young souls.
The SOS Children’s Village Davao in Bajada, which opened in 1982, has a school built in 1985 and managed by the Holy Cross of Davao College Inc. because officials believe that education is the best way out of poverty. Since then, they have produced college graduates who became productive professionals in our community.
Two years ago, the Department of Social Welfare and Development cited SOS Davao as the best non-governmental organization. That award has inspired the Children’s Village workers to work even harder by finding the needed funds and continually providing the needs of the children.
The DFA, manned by kind-hearted guys like coaches Pops Vilela and Erwin Protacio, fortunately has not stopped organizing events to continually help in the drive to keep the SOS Children’s Village going on.
If you want to be part of the building of better citizens, call (082)2263710 or (082)2930863 (local 215) and you won’t regret becoming a partner of SOS Children’s Village and DFA.
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Manny Pacquiao is fighting Antonio Margarito on November 13 (14th in Davao) and I asked some of our sports community members on their thoughts about the coming championship bout.
Carlos Bautista of the Braveheart Boxing Club said Pacman will score a knockout in the later rounds but could not help comment that the newly-elected Sarangani congressman must concentrate in serving his constituents because he cannot be both a fulltime politician and boxer.
Chito Malabanan, one of the earliest organizers of the Rotary Club Taliban Golf Tournament and father of outstanding swimmers Alyanna and Bajjio, believes in a knockout win by Pacman and that at this stage, the ring superstar should retire and get rid of the pack of “hungry wolves” around him and “live as per his current title dictates”, Honorable Pacquiao.
Asian bodybuilding federation judge Ben Sur expects also a knockout win but would want a Pacquiao-Mayweather showdown instead.
But if Floyd Mayweather Jr. continues to evade the Pacman, then our boxing champion should better retire, focus on public service and help develop other boxers to become international stars like him.
Arnis Philippines Davao commissioner Mario Palazuelo and lawyer Elbert Restauro, father of Holy Child cager Ian Vonn Kristopher, believe in a KO victory.
Atty. Restauro predicts the fight will be over in seven rounds.
We will see that next week.
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Happy birthday to long-time friends kuya Noel Albano (Nov.1), DSA president Charles Raymond A. Maxey (Nov.3) and Tonton Ancheta (Nov.6).