Bound by their mission to produce Filipino sports champions, the Philippine Sports Commission and Nestle Philippines Inc. – MILO signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the Batang Pinoy 2022 National Championships on Monday at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila.
PSC chairman Jose Emmanuel “Noli” M. Eala and Nestle Philippines Business Executive Officer – Beverages and Confectionery Veronica V. Cruz represented their respective organizations. The Batang Pinoy Games, one of the PSC’s centerpiece grassroots sports programs, will be held December 17 to 21 in the Province of Ilocos Sur.
“For Batang Pinoy to once again work with Nestle Philippines and Milo, is truly an honor, as well as a blessing for the Filipino youth. We hope that we can continue to interest Milo to be a strong partner for PSC, not only for Batang Pinoy but for our entire grassroots program,” said Eala during the signing ceremony.
Under the agreement, the partnership will continue until the end of 2022.
On the part of Milo, Cruz said that “Milo believes that sports is a great teacher. It is our privilege and honor to be sponsoring the Batang Pinoy and be its long-time partner. We are very excited that Batang Pinoy is happening again and we are one with you in igniting the Philippines to be active again and be energized.”
“You can count on us as we continue to grow grassroots sports, support our athletes, and nourish kids’ journey to success. We look forward to Batang Pinoy and all other collaborations we will have in the future,” Cruz added.
With the support of MILO and other private sector partners, the PSC aims to revive and further strengthen its grassroots programs from which rose world class athletes like Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, Olympic Silver medalist Carlo Paalam, and World champions Caloy Yulo and Phillip Delarmino, among others.
Also present during the MOA signing were PSC Commissioner Olivia “Bong” Coo, PSC Accounting Chief Erik Jean Mayores, together with Milo Corporate Affairs Vice President Joey Uy, Milo Corporate Affairs Atty. DG Anastacio, and Assistant Vice President for Milo Sports Carlo Sampan.