Filipino Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation director and golf chairman Francis Dy signs the Memorandum of Agreement with The Jungolf League president Chona dela Paz (center) and Philippine Sports Institute (PSI) NCR program officer Oliver Gan (right) for the Sino-Filipino Day Golf Tournament on May 28 at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong City. Proceeds of the event will go to the TJGL for the development of junior golfers in the country and to the PSI, which is under the Philippine Sports Commission.
MANILA, Philippines – The relationship between Filipinos and Chinese will be celebrated next month, but the alliance between the two nations will be commemorated with the Sino-Filipino Friendship Day Golf Tournament on May 28 at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong City.
The charity event, co-presented by the Filipino Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation (FCAAF) led by its president William Gosiaco and the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc., under its president Domingo H. Yap, will provide help in the development of junior golfers in the country as well as support to the programs of the Philippine Sports Institute (PSI) of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).
“This is our way of showing support to the Filipino athletes," said Gosiaco, whose federation will have golf as the kickoff event for the Filipino-Chinese Friendship Day on June 9 to be followed by badminton, basketball cycling and volleyball.
The one-day event, sanctioned by the World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC), will have a double shotgun as jungolfers and their parents will see action at 6 a.m., while FCAAF members and guests will tee off at 12 p.m.
The winners will get trophies, while exciting prizes will be raffled off. The event's chief backer is Lucio Tan, and is being supported by the Philippine Airlines Lines (PSI), Tanduay, Asia Brewery and Great Volume PH.
Sen. JV Ejercito, president of WWGCC, has been invited to hit the 12 p.m. ceremonial tee together with Cong. Jericho Nograles of PBA partly list, FCAAF secretary-general Jose Sy, Yap and Gosiaco.
The Jungolf League (TJGL) president Chona dela Paz will lead the 6 a.m. ceremonial tee in the morning together with Jungolf Federation of the Philippines corporate secretary Tiffany Copok, FCAAF director and golf chairman Francis Dy and tournament coordinator Oliver Gan.
"I want to see the kids, the jungolfers, that's what I'm looking for, who has the potential to be developed," said Gan, a former jungolfer who has been recently tabbed by PSC chairman Butch Ramirez as NCR program officer of the PSI.
"With the help of the Filipino-Chinese businessmen, we can do it. It's really a big thank you to the federation, without them this won't be possible," added Gan.