The Philippines Sports Commission, which is spearheading the staging of the Batang Pinoy 2022 alongside with the province of Ilocos Sur, has forged a partnership with a known backer of sports.
A memorandum of Agreement was signed by the PSC and Nestle Philippines-MILO on Monday in time for the hosting of the 17 to 21 Batang Pinoy in Vigan.
The deal was formalized at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex with chairman Jose Emmanuel “Noli” Eala and Veronica V. Cruz of Nestle in attendance.
“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,” Eala said during the signing ceremony.
“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,” Cruz said.
“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,” she 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 champion Caloy Yulo.
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 Mr. Carlo Sampan.