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Go promotes healthy lifestyle

MANILA, Philippines — Advocating the power of sports in the fight against drug abuse and the promotion of health, Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go attended the 2023 Muaythai National Championship at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City on Wednesday.

In his address, Go highlighted the crucial role of sports in addressing key societal challenges, particularly in steering the youth away from illegal drugs. He underscored the importance of maintaining health and fitness through sports, expressing his unwavering support for Filipino athletes with the words, “Asahan n’yo ang inyong Kuya Bong Go nandirito lang na laging handang sumuporta sa ating mga atleta.

“Gusto ko talagang ipagpatuloy na labanan po ang iligal na droga sa pamamagitan po ng pag-engganyo sa mga kabataan to get into sports, stay away from drugs, and to keep us healthy and fit,” he added.

Go underscored the government’s commitment to nurturing young talent and using sports as a tool for positive change.

The senator also took the opportunity to acknowledge and commend the efforts of the Muaythai Association of the Philippines, Inc. (MAP) and its officials, recognizing their contribution to the sport’s growth in the country. He praised the work of former police major general Lucas Managuelod, chairman and president of MAP, Stephen Arapoc, MAP vice president, and Ryan Rudkin, vice chairman of the Muay Thai International Federation, for their dedication to promoting Muaythai.

From the government sector, he extended his gratitude to Chairman Stephen Hontiveros of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), as well as Commissioners Walter Torres and Matthew Fritz Gaston of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) for their support in sports development.