Sunday, January 4, 2009


The 2008 Bulig sa Kubos II (Assistance to the Needy) was successfully held by the Black Falcon Martial Arts Association-MAIN (BFMAA-Main) under its Chief Instructor, Purok Bulak President Joery C. Amante, in cooperation with the Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. of Founders/Masters James U. Sy Jr. and Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado under the sanction of the Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS) of Grandmaster Elmer V. Montoyo last December 28, 2008 at the Amante Residence, Prk. Bulak, Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City .

42 families received Christmas packs containing 1 kilo of rice, three canned goods (meat loaf, sausages, and pork and beans), noodles, and old clothes. A raffle for different goodies was held for 27 poverty-stricken children of the purok.

The program also included parlor games for children with many prizes at stake. There was also a paagaw of candies and coins.

The recipients were carefully selected by Amante based on the quality of their lifestyles.

Bulig sa Kubos is a semi-annual project started by Amante in 2002 and held every school opening and every Christmas at his residence. The project had been supported by the Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. and held under the sanction of the Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS) under President Grandmaster Elmer V. Montoyo since 2005. Generous sponsors from the University of St. La Salle had supported the outreach since its inception. Recipients came from the puroks of Bulak, Canaan , and Sambag.

Sponsors were James U. Sy Jr., Mary Salve L. Pe, Ma. Cristita P. Lim, Lafayette “Laf” A. Diamante, Lorema H. Tacsagon, Christine u. Sy, and Herminia U. Sy of Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc., Joselito and Cristina bianan, Julius Dohinog, Climaco Lumanog, and Jorande Daguman of Black Falcon Martial Arts Association-MAIN (BFMAA-Main), and Emma Kaw, Tess Golez, and Roni Gonzales of the University of St. La Salle 9USLS).

Recipient families for the Christmas pack were represented by Neneng Alabata, Lucresia Alegre, Rosemarie Amante, Teresita Amante, Erica Anbay, Marjorie Anierdes, Jenny Arnaiz, Arminda Asidoy, Bernadeth Bituon, Norma Cabalida, Yoli Cabalida, Dita Calderon, Arlan Casuyon, Romeo Casuyon, Landa Cornillo, Lanny Dajao, Dodong, Dorena Donguines, Elian, Erlita Enoposa, Nonoy Fabillo, Neneng Fajardo, Josephine Galang, Mercy Galang, Rex Galang, Lourdes Guanzon, Mildred Integ, Socorro Lapaz, Carmle Lentija, Lita Mahinay, Marcelina Manapsal, Flordeliza Oñates, Adelina Otero, Bong-Bong Padasay,Harry Padasay, Raquel Padios, Carmelita Pehid, Purita, Rebecca Santillan, Gloria Sy, Nimfa Torrecampo, and Ofelia Valdevieso.

The children who were included in the raffle were May Anne Alabos, Nicole Ariaga, Jenny Ann Blanco, Johnny Bosico, Victor Cabalida Jr., John Paul Bartolome, Bebe Cornillo, John Paul Coseno, Concerman, Jenny Mae Didal, John Paul Dionela, Andrei Galang, Marian Fate Lascania, Nice Loberisco, Dodong Lumuntad, Aljan Mahinay, Hadjie Manlapao, Jocelyn Padasay, Bogart Padios, Ronilo Padios Jr., Richard Pehid Jr., Bobby Sanchez, Christon Sevilla, Jenny Ann Torrecampo, Urbano, and two others.

Black Falcon Martial Arts Association- Main refers to the group headed by Joery C. Amante, 4th Degree, starting when he was designated Chief Instructor by the Founder, Ernesto Joseph sensei, in 1997. Amante teaches Wushu Sanshou, Sipa Sumbag, Western Boxing, and Muay Thai to poor teens of his purok and surrounding areas for the purpose of giving them a chance to be part of the Philippine National Team which by extension will give them a better life.

Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. is a non-profit martial arts network/brotherhood of career professionals founded by Masters James U. Sy Jr. and Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado on October 1, 2002 in Bacolod City to research, study, document, systematize, establish, stimulate interest in, promote, and propagate indigenous and foreign based Filipino Martial Arts (FMA), especially those from Negros, as well as other Asian and Occidental Martial Arts. The Core group Instructors teach Original Filipino Tapado, Oido de Caburata, Yasay Sable, Lapu-Lapu Viñas Arnis, Togle Style Modern Arnis, Galvarole Style Dynamic Arnis, etc.

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