The 34th Season of the Bulig sa Kubos (Assistance to the Needy) was successfully held by the Black Falcon Martial Arts Association (BFMAA)-Main under Chief Instructor/Master Joery C. Amante, 4th Degree Black Belt, in partnership with the Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. of Founders/Masters James U. Sy Jr. and Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado, both 4th Degree Black Belts, with the support of various sponsors and the sanction of the Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS) under its President Grandmaster Elmer V. Montoyo, 8th Degree Red/Black Belt, last December 26, 2009, Saturday, at the Amante Residence, Prk. Bulak, Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City.
Prk. Bulak President (2006-2008) Joery C. Amante, together with his wife Analyn Amante, organized the event and solicited for the pamaskua to the most poverty stricken members of their community. Zaira Calderon helped out in the proceedings. 70 representatives from indigent families of Prk. Bulak, Canaan, and Sambag received Christmas packs, which included rice, noodles, and four canned goods per pack.
Sy, one of the event’s major sponsors, presented games and pa-agaw of candies and coins for the enjoyment of about 80 attendees. Five wrapped gifts from Land Transportation Undersecretary Ricardo “Cano” Tan were raffled as door prizes.
The recipients were Lucricia Alegre, Ging-Ging Amante, Teresita Amante, Analyn, Erika Ambay, Gloria Añerdes, Marjorie Añerdes, Gilda Arciaga, Warlita Arnado, Arminda Asidoy, Georgica Baluyot, Dory Benejol, Maribel Benejol, Jenebel Blanco, Edith Bordo, Nining Bornales, Johnny Bosico, Purita Boyrom, Euli Cabalida, Mariafe Cabalida, Norma Cabalida, Pita Calderon, Margarita Casuyon, Jacqueline Conserman, Lanny Dajao, Jelly Embahador, Regan Embahador, Erlita Enaposa, Enema, Neneng Fajardo, Josephine Galang, Rex Galang, Christina Gatanez, Lourdes Guanzon, Mary Grace Higanto, Edwin Jamili, June Jimenez, Nanny Kusino, Socorro Lapaz, Carmel Lentija, Noeme Luberisco, Lisa Lumantad, Rose Maguate, Erra Mahinay, Marcelina Manapsal, Bebe Manlapao, Rosemarie Moises, Jodele Napire, Lanny Oñates, Liberty Oñates, Zenaida Oñates, Adelina Otero, Bebot Padasay, Bobong Padasay, Raquel Padios, Allan Padillo, Carmelita Pehid, Ralyn Pehid, Nonoy Remedios, Riza Salipod, Rading Santillan, Dahilya Sevill;a, Neneng Sevilla, Gloria Sy, Resureccion Toledo, Kim Torrecampo, Nempha Torrecampo, Marites Urbano, Doring Villan, and Rosemarie Zulueta.
The major sponsors were James U. Sy Jr. of Asian Alcohol Corporation, Mary Salve “Jing-Jing” L. Pe of RCBC-Iloilo, Cristita “Tata” P. Lim of BDO-Iloilo, Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado of the Center for La Sallian Ministries (CELAM), University of St. La Salle (USLS), and Land Transportation Undersecretary Ricardo “Cano” Tan. Other sponsors were Tess Golez, Emma Kaw, and Dennis Tan of University of St. La Salle (USLS), former Brgy. Capt. Baby Parreño of Mandalagan, Glen Graso of Philippine National Police (PNP)-Bacolod, Armando Guancia of Prk. Bulak, and Wushu Sanshou medalists Julius Dohinog and Joselito Bianan of host Black Falcon Martial Arts Association (BFMAA)-Main.
Gilda Arciaga, who led the invocation before the start of the gift giving, spoke in behalf of the recipients during the response portion of the activity, “We are very thankful for all the sponsors for sharing with us their blessings this season of God’s birth. We wish them good health and for God to always bless them.“
Bulig sa Kubos (Assistance to the Needy) was started by Amante in 2002 to help the more poverty stricken members of their community. The assistance is given out twice a year, at the opening of classes and during Christmas. The project sponsors from USLS have supported the civic activity since its inception while CMAS, Inc. came in starting the 8th season of the project.