Cebu City Vice Mayor Mike Rama with (left to right) Allan Lim, Jovito Lee and Domingo Te
I share with you an e-mail sent by Dr. Jovito Lee:
1. We read your article regarding the (PBA) event last May12, 2007. Our chapter and leadership training organization, Metro Cebu Uptown Jaycees, Inc. and its foundation, the Metro Cebu Uptown Jaycees Foundation, Inc., were responsible for bringing the PBA to Cebu City after a 2 year drought.
We concur with your assessment that we need a new venue (mega or super dome) to be able to host events like this but due to some obvious reasons (no investors), the New or “Hot” Cebu Coliseum is the only venue at the moment we can offer to the public when big event like the PBA comes to Cebu City. We did all what we can do to make the atmosphere comfortable but again we are in a venue beyond our control and we are in the summer months. We apologize to the public for such inconvenience.
Maybe in the future we will have bigger and new venue for the public to enjoy. I hope Hon. Jack Jakosalem will follow through on his comments after your article. We also like to thank the Cebuanos for supporting our community project.This was chaired by JCI-Sen. Domingo Te and JC Christian Paro-an.
2. Dagan para sa Beedang Kabataan. Held May 20, 2007 7a.m. ( a fun run for the benefit of the Franciscan Sisters Orphanage). It was hosted by Jollibee Makro in cooperation with our chapter. The orphanage benefited from the registration fee of 300 pesos of which the runner gets a free t-Shirt and a breakfast meal after the run. Also we gave scholarship to the children.
Dr. Potenciano “Yong” Larrazabal III won the first place. He graciously accepted our invitation even though it did not offer a trophy or prize for winners. We are very humbled of his participation. He gave a tip on staying fit and also talk to the children on a healthy note being a father, a runner and a physician. This was made possible also with our project chairman Carlos Porras (the owner of Jollibee Makro) and the president Christian Paro-an.
Dr. Yong Larrazabal (center) with Carlos Porras and Christian Paro-an