Professor Henry Daut of the Mindanao State University-Marawi Campus is a colleague in the Sports for Peace Mindanao project established by Philippine sportsman William “Butch” Ramirez.
Sports for Peace Mindanao, Inc. is a non-government organization (NGO-SEC Reg.No. CN200827885) with a mission “to make sports a vehicle to strengthen the emotional well-being of individuals, the character of peoples and the souls of the nation; to make sports a way to promote dialogue, harmony and understanding among nations and communities of different cultures, traditions and beliefs; to make sports an avenue for people to share cultures, values, and beliefs thereby fostering greater understanding, respect, and brotherhood among nations and communities.”
Despite the absence of funding, Prof. Daut has continued the work focusing especially on his work in Marawi with the help of his friends. Marawi City, if you can remember, was devastated by a five-month battle between Al Qaeda-linked Maute Group and government troops.
Prof. Daut and his friends have started helping rebuild Marawi through sports, conducting events for the Kids of Marawi.
I am writing about this because he needs sports equipment donations. It is my hope that the Filipino community here in Alberta has some extra tennis rackets and balls that they no longer use and other sports equipment that the kids can use. By all means, let us know if you’d like to donate.
I believe that if we are able to collect enough equipment, we will then seek help from Philippine Business Society of Alberta president Celso Andrade, owner of Sunfreight Cargo Forwarders or from Annie Chua of Assured Cargo International to send the equipment to Marawi City.
I met Homer Lising of UMAC Express Cargo in Edmonton during the Filipino Family Day and who knows he may also help ship the equipment to Marawi.
Mga mahal naming mga Kababayan, puwede ba nating gawin ‘yan para sa mga bata sa Marawi City?
If you can help, contact any officers of the Philippine Media Association of Alberta (PMAA) such as Nicky Gocuan, Lito Velasco, Rolan Latorre, Kuya Jun Angeles or please give us a call at (780) 807.4743. Thank you very much!
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Team Quality Care Group was among the hundreds of teams that joined 2018 Mud Hero, August 12, in Red Deer.
Quality Care Group, which runs sister-companies Quality Sleep Care, Alberta Medical Supplies and Medicus Family Health Clinic and Pharmacy, formed a team composed of company directors Kris Salumbides, Jesse Tallon and Jacob Christian, their Calgary manager Roy Recoco and friends Danino Policarpio, Rog Edoloverio and Raygen Nicolasora.
The 10-kilometer, 25 plus obstacle course wrapped up with the exciting drop to the mud pit. “It was exhilarating and we did it,” said Salumbides.
Congratulations Team Quality Care Group!
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Currently in the works right now in the Pinoy community is a scheduled sportsfest involving billiards, darts and table tennis.
We’ve seen a growing number of players in those three events, so we are sending a message this early and if you are interested in playing or becoming an event volunteer, please let us know.