President-elect BBM just hit a booming triple when he appointed PTV 4 broadcaster-journalist Erwin Tulfo, former chairman of the Party list top notcher Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support, as secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development which will play a huge role in protecting and uplifting the lives of the marginalized sector of the society.
In recognition of his pioneering efforts, Abraham “Baham” Mitra was also elected as a permanent member of the WBC Board of Governors.
All of us need to force a smile and try to make sense of what’s happening. The Philippine Paralympic team came out without single medal from Tokyo but Ernie Gawilan and company deserve our utmost respect for carrying the flag proudly in the face of superior opposition.
It is heartwarming to note that in this time of the pandemic, Philippine sports is boosting our spirits. We’ve lost a lot of friends already, businesses are shattered, movements are limited, and some of us are still waiting for the first jab. We should not make fools of ourselves and turn blind to reality.
Chairman Baham Mitra defended the Games and Amusements Board on its alleged failure to give pension to retired boxers as stated in its Memorandum of Agreement with the Singwangcha Foundation headed by Thai philantrophist and boxing guru Naris Singangcha.
TRUST me, you don’t mess around with Games and Amusements board honcho Baham Mitra. Simply put, Mitra, proud son of Palawan, isn’t going to back down if one crosses the line, so to speak. Let’s also include Rocky Chan, mastermind of the Pilipinas VisMin Cup to the mix.