THE Games and Amusements Board (GAB), headed by Chairman Baham Mitra, thanked Senator Bong Go and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for their “generosity and unwavering support to all Pinoy athletes during this challenging time.”
"Nagpapasalamat kami mula sa GAB pati na sa ating mga professional athletes sa tulong na ibinigay ni Sen. Go at DSWD,” said Mitra in a statement.
“Walang pagsidlan ang saya ng ating mga kababayan sa natanggap na tulong mula sa ating pamahalaan at sa butihing Senator Bong Go. Tunay na malasakit ang ipinakikita nila sa ating mga atleta,” added Mitra.
Last Friday, Sen.Go, DSWD Assistant Secretary Jade Jamolod and Mitra handed out the much-needed financial assistance to profemuay thai fighters, trainers, and ring officials at Buhangin Gymnasium, Buhangin, Davao City last Friday.
Mitra said about 59 individuals from different barangays in Davao City and Compostella Valley went to the venue to claim their cash aid through DSWD's Assistance to Individual in Crisis Situation (AICS) program.
Go, the chairman of Senate Committee on Sports, also donated bicycles and relief goods to Filipino combat sports athletes.
Mitra said GAB and DSWD personnel will continue the cash aid distribution in Cagayan de Oro and General Santos.