Barangay chairman who believes in the ‘power of sports’ gives Christmas tokens to residents who won SEA Games bronze

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  • Believing in the “power of sports”, a barangay chairman gave Christmas tokens to residents who bagged bronze medals in the recent Southeast Asian Games
  • Barangay San Antonio Chairman Raymond Lising welcomed Men’s Beach Handball captain Josef Maximillian Valdez and karate (Male Team Kata Event) athlete Adam Ortiz Bondoc in his office
  • Lising thanked the two for being an inspiration, believing that sports can help the youth shun vices

Sports is a powerful thing that can keep the youth away from vices, a barangay chairman believes; expressing gratitude to two residents who inspired young people by bagging bronze medals in the recent Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games).

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Barangay San Antonio, Pasig Chairman Raymond Lising welcomed Men’s Beach Handball captain Josef Maximillian Valdez and karate (Male Team Kata Event) athlete Adam Ortiz Bondoc in his office and game them Christmas tokens.

Lising said he is very proud that two of the athletes who brought pride to the country are dwelling in his barangay and inspired youth to engage in sports, as well.

“I am very elated and proud that Josef and Adam, both my constituents, brought pride and honor to our country. Actually, Valdez joined Summer Sports Camp before the SEA Games,” he expressed.

“They are really good examples to the youth of Barangay San Antonio. They are beaming examples that if one perseveres, he can fulfill his/her dreams through hard work and discipline,” the barangay chairman added.

Lising, who is known for having an active and healthy lifestyle, has been promoting sports to the youth.

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“’Always have an active lifestyle,’ this is what I always tell the youth of our barangay, because it is very important for them to stay healthy and happy,” he said. “I also encourage them to turn to Sports when they are bored, and not at vices.”

The Philippines hosted the 30th Southeast Asian Games from November 30 to December 11 this year, nearly 15 years after the country last hosted the sports event in 2005. The country emerged as the overall winner after bagging 149 gold, 117 silver, and 121 bronze medals.

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