The KOREA Council of Sports for All and the Korea Sports Promotion, together with the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines, donated 100 soccer balls and 100 shirts last February 21 in the hopes of promoting Korea's major sports to the Filipinos. The formal turnover of donations was held at the Korean Cultural Center in Taguig.
The beneficiaries of the said donation are the youth participants of the 4th Mizuno Pascual LAB Football Festival in Barotac, Nuevo Iloilo to be held on Feb 25 and 26.
|Photo courtesy of the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines|
The project is a brainchild of Emilio 'Chieffy' Caligdong of Azkals, the nation national team of the Philippines. Caligdong is a native of Barotac and is now known as the football capital of the Philippines. Apart from Caligdong, the province has also produced football strongmen such as Ian Araneta and Roel Gener. since he came from Barotac Nuevo Iloilo.