Postgen Cup Golf Tourney earns Support from Media BusinessmenDate Posted: October 12, 2009
POSTMASTER GENERAL’S CUP A SUCCESS. Postmaster General Hector R.R. Villanueva hit the ceremonial ball at the start of the “Postmaster General’s Cup” golf tournament for the benefit of the Philippine Postal Museum held last August 19, 2009 at Club Intramuros Golf Course in Manila. PhilPost lovable mascot “Pheepoy” welcome the players who participated in the event led by former National Security Adviser Alexander Aguirre, Bert Lina of Burger King, Usec. Art Valdez, Businessman F.F. Cruz Sr., Sport Editors’ Lito Tacujan of the Philippine Star, Ding Marcelo of Manila Bulletin, Teddyvic Melendres of Phil. Daily Inquirer, Tempo Columnist Rey Bancod and Alex Magno of the Phil. Star among others. The event was sponsored by Philippine Tourism Authority, Pagcor, Social Security System, Postal Bank, ClubCar (Pacsports), PCSO, My Phone, Philippine Reclamation Authority, Philip’s Technical Consultants, Amstar, Land Bank, Transpac, Rudy Project and San Miguel Corporation. Hole sponsors are Twenty Plus Inc., Engr. Claro Maranan (PPA) and Messaging Solutions Provider. NOTABLE personalities in media and the business circle played a good round of golf for a worthy cause in the recently concluded Postmaster General’s Cup golf tournament which was successfully held at the historic Intramuros Golf Course for the benefit of the Philippine Postal Museum project of the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost). Sportsman/businessman Bert Lina of Air 21/Burger King, Sports Editors’ Lito Tacujan of the Philippine Star, Teddyvic Melendres of Philippine Daily Inquirer, Ding Marcelo of Manila Bulletin, Columnist Rey Bancod of Tempo, Star Columnist Alex Magno, Construction magnate F.F. Cruz, Sr., former National Security Adviser General Alexander Aguirre and Postmaster General Hector R.R. Villanueva led a total of 60 participants at the event which hopes to raise funds for the construction and operations of the Philippine Postal Museum. The amount raised in the tournament will form part of the seed money of the Postal Museum Foundation which will manage the said project. Emil Loyola posted a score of 63 and Butch Bakunawa fires-off with 68 to eventually rule the tournament backed by Philippine Tourism Authority, Pagcor, Social Security System, Postal Bank, Club Car, PCSO, My Phone, Philippine Reclamation Authority, Philip’s Technical Consultants, Amstar, Land Bank, Transpac, Rudy Project and San Miguel Corporation. Hole sponsors are Twenty Plus Inc., Engr. Claro Maranan and Messaging Solutions Provider. Ray Aranda of Pagcor was declared champion in Class A, Frederick Francisco in Class B, Tony Paraza won in Class C division and Ms. Karen Kime ruled the women’s division scoring a breakthrough win against Korean Song Sun Hee with 70. “We are very thankful of the support we have received from the sponsors and participants. More than their interest in the sport of golf, all of them are enthusiastic at the prospect of a Postal Museum being established to preserve and display historical, cultural and heritage artifacts that otherwise would be lost forever” says Postmaster General and CEO, Hector Villanueva. The Post Office Building has already been declared a Heritage Site by the National Historical Institute. The proposed Museum will be located in the West Wing of the iconic building which was built in 1906, bombed out during World War II, and completely restored in 1946. The Philippine Postal Museum will house the many historical and cultural artifacts and relics which are now scattered in the various Postal locations all over the country. The awarding of trophies for winners immediately followed and several raffle prizes were drawn wrapping up the event.