Philracom chairman Andrew Sanchez (third from left) hands over a check for P1,069,566.90 representing the fund earned from last December’s charity races to the Senate Spouses Foundation (SSFI), led by its president Lourdes de la Llana-Pimentel, mother of Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III. Others in photo are (from left) Philracom executive director Andrew Rovie Buencamino, commissioner Lyndon Guce and Audrey Tan, wife of Sen. Miguel Zubiri.

Philippine Racing Commission donates P1 million for SSFI projects
(The Philippine Star) - March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Racing Commission (Philracom) recently handed over a check for P1,069,566.90 to the Senate Spouses Foundation (SSFI) as a result of its charity races at the Manila Jockey Club’s San Lazaro Park in Carmona, Cavite in December last year.

The check was received by SSFI president, Lourdes de la Llana-Pimentel, mother of Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, at the Senate Office recently, on behalf of the SSFI, for its various socio-civic projects.

“This shows that the Philracom is one with the various branches of government and related organizations when it comes to noteworthy causes,” said Philracom chairman Andrew Sanchez. “It’s the Philracom’s own humble contribution to the programs of the Senate Spouses Foundation Incorporated. We know this will go a long way.”

The partnership between Philracom and SSFI is now on its second year.

The Philracom held five charity races last Dec. 20 for the SSFI and another five for the Office of the President’s Rehabilitation of the City of Marawi, netting  total of P2,097,834.60.

Gracing the races on behalf of the SSFI were Neil Llamanzares, husband of Sen. Grace Poe, and Josephine Llorca, from the office of Sen. JV Ejercito.

Llamanzares and Llorca also led the simple awards rites of the Philracom-MJCI Charity Trophy Race 4, attended by Sanchez, commissioners Bienvenido Niles, Jose Santillan, executive director Andrew Rovie Buencamino and MJCI racing manager Jose Ramon Magboo.

The 10 charity races were all conducted in accordance with the Philracom’s rating-based handicapping system.

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