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1st BJMPROVIII Regional Director’s Cup


A Shoot For A Cause

The BJMP ROVIII Family embarked on an unconventional journey with the golden hearted gun enthusiasts in the region. For the first time a shoot for a cause event was realized last April 29 & 30, 2017. It was purposely organized to aid financially the various Inmate Welfare and Development Programs region-wide at the same time to strengthen camaraderie and showcase the shooting skills of the diversed gun enthusiasts in the region.

Competitors of the event were from Ormoc Gun Club headed by the International Shooter Competitor, Mr. Daniel Torrevillas, Calbayog Practical Shooter's Association headed by Mr. Oliver Lim, Leyte Shooter's Association, Tanauan Practical Shooter's Inc., Baybay City Gun Club, Catbalogan Practical Shooter's Association, PNP Regional Office VIII, Regional Public Safety Battalion 8 (RPSB8), Hon. Michael Torevillas – Mayor of Matag-ob, Leyte, I.S.U. of the Philippine Army and the Tacloban City Police Office who bagged the Championship award.

The Local Executives who too served as sponsors of the event were not able to be there to join the affair yet have extended their financial support were Hon. Francis Rosales – Mayor of Catarman, Northern Samar, Hon. Fidel V. Anacta Jr. –Vice-Mayor of Boroggan City, Eastern Samar, Hon. Gerald Roger M. Espina – Mayor of Naval, Biliran, Hon. Edwin R. Mabang – Mayor of Cabucgayan, Biliran, Hon Richard D. Jaguros – Mayor of Almeria, Biliran, Hon. Ronaldo B. Aquino – Mayor of Calbayog City, Northern Samar, Hon. Eduardo C. Ong – Mayor of Carigara, Leyte, Hon. Imelda Y. Tan – Mayor of Sogod, Southern Leyte, Hon. Jerry "Sambo" Yaokasin – Vice Mayor of Tacloban City, LGU of Basey Samar.

"To the generous sponsors of this undertaking, be assured that all the help you have extended will not be in vain, it will surely be enjoyed and be benefited by our inmate-clients who are the recipients of this noble cause. Likewise, had it not been through the assistance of the PSMOC Area 8 Director, Mr. Cocoy Torrevillas, Leyte Shooting Association (LEYSA) headed by Atty. Mayor, the Regional Command Group, - J/SUPT AMBROCIO B AMBULAN, ARD for Administration, J/SUPT MANUEL O CHAN JR, ARD for Operations, J/SUPT BENEDICTO D CATUDIO JR., Regional Chief of Staff, the supportive Jail Wardens headed by J/SUPT PETER D BONGNGAT JR, the Match Officers, Staffs and STAR Members and all personnel of the BJMP ROVIII who endured the scorched of the summer heat and have one way or another contributed to the success and reality of this 2-day affair, my sincerest gratitude and thanks to all you, until our next journey again", J/SSUPT EDWIN BADILLA RIEL, DSC, Regional Director of BJMPROVIII said during his message in the Culmination Program.

An affair such as this indeed proves that behind the toughness in the shooting skills of every gun enthusiasts lies too therein a golden heart for our brothers and sisters incarcerated behind bars.

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