Officers and members of Republika ng Sports Badminton recently visited the shelter of the Assistant to the Nationals Unit in Hateen to hand over donations for the children and wards currently taking refuge at the place. Headed by Felix Besanez of RSK Badminton and Dave David of Filinvest, the team spent few hours in the shelter and donated items for infants and badminton rackets as requested by some of the wards.
Besanez in an interview said “This is the best way we can think of spending the holidays by giving time, effort and resources for less fortunate ‘kababayans” in the shelter and we thank them for the warm welcome and the opportunity to share what we can”. David on the other hand lauded the team for taking the initiative to extend help to the shelter. Consul General Atty. Raul Dado was also present in the said event and thanked everyone for the donations. Officer of Department of Social Welfare and Development Annie Mendoza accepted the donations on behalf of the shelter.
Refreshment was provided for by Editha Hael of Pinoy Zumba Lovers (PZL) and some of the secretaries of the recruitment agencies. PZL spearheads the regular donations to the shelter and raise funds from the zumba classes held every Friday at the Judo Hall of the Qadisya Gym in Hawally. RSK Badminton also holds its weekly competitions at the Qadsiya Gym Badminton Hall from morning till evening.
“I thank RSK for taking extra time to make this donation possible and we do hope that other organizations will come forward too to reach out to our distressed workers in the shelter” commented Consul general Dado.
Officers of RSK are Felix Besanez – Chairman, Ricardo Delos Santos – President and Vice Chairman, Mariel Besanez and Precy Andal – Vice Chairman, Romel Carreon, Pio Escuzar, Rosy Donato, Mary Ann Gimena, Arthur Saclolo, Fernando Gayaton – Vice Presidents, and Officials Tamer Yousef and Bedo Tarek. Pinoy Snappers represented by Arthur Saclolo and Anne Estacio. Filinvest representatives David David and Emelson Altre. Phi Beta Rho Brotherhood represented by Michael Torres.