Wednesday, October 6, 2010

IFFMAS Instructors to Run for Brgy. Office by: James U. Sy Jr.

At least three instructors who are members of the Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS), Inc. are running for Kagawad for the scheduled Barangay Elections this October 25, 2010.

Joery C. Amante, currently President of Prk. Bulak, is running for Kagawad in Brgy. Mandalagan. Amante’s semi-annual project Bulig sa Kubod (Assistance to the Needy) has benefited indigent residents of Prk. Bulak and nearby areas every school opening and Christmas in the last several years. Amante is the Chief Instructor of the Black Falcon Martial Arts Association (BFMAA)-Main.

Elmer V. Montoyo, who run in the last Barangay Elections, is running for Kagawad in Brgy.Mansilingan. Montoyo had undertaken several religious and sports programs for the youth in his capacity as a Christian preacher and as Board Director of the YMCA-Negros Occidental Chapter. Montoyo is the Founder/Grandmaster of the Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy-Filipino Tang Soo Do Association (PIMAA-FTSDA), Inc.

Benefredo “Bebing” M. Lobrido, currently President of Prk. Langka, is running for Kagawad in Brgy. Taloc, Bago City. Lobrido had undertaken several sports and other programs for the youth of his area over the years, mostly in cooperation with his brother clodualdo “Budoy” Lobrido and their cousin Kagawad Romeo “Tokong” Mamar Jr. Lobrido is the 1st Generation Inheritor/Grandmaster of the Original Filipino Tapado Long Stick Fighting Association (OFTLSFA), Inc.

P/Sgt. (Ret.) Estanislao “Eslao” T. Guarra, who had previously served as Prk. President and kagawad, decided not to run for public office this elections. Guarra is the Founder/ Grandmaster of Guarra Style Modern Arnis.

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