As a non-profit organization composed of lawyers, the Philippine Bar Association holds fundraising activities to support its legal aid clinic and other advocacies. This year, it held the Eleventh President’s Cup on 12 May 2023 at the Wack Wack Golf & Country Club in Mandaluyong City. The PBA Golf Tournament Committee chaired by Past President Rodelle B. Bolante organized a friendly golf tournament dubbed as the 2023 Presidents’ Cup with the help of President Ernestine Carmen Jo “Bing-Bing” D. Villareal-Fernando.
The Ceremonial Tee-Off was made by Mr. Ernest Julius Desiderio Villareal representing one of the Platinum Sponsors, the Country Bankers Insurance Group, Past PBA President Rodelle B. Bolante, Mr. Marcelo Arcus Cordero Fernando, Wack Wack Sponsoring Member, and PBA President Bing-Bing D. Villareal-Fernando.
PBA members, old and new, participated in the golf tournament and fellowship. It was a fun-filled fellowship with great food and camaraderie, continuing raffles, golf trivia and prizes, made even more memorable by the wit and anchoring of PBA Members
Dot Balasbas-Gancayco and Ian Malilong as the program hosts. The 3rd Wave Band entertained the guests.
The PBA thanks the following generous sponsors –
Platinum Sponsors: COCOLIFE / COCOGEN, the Country Bankers Insurance Group, Pedro Farms, Divina Law, and FUJIFILM.
Gold Sponsor: Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia Law Offices
Silver Sponsors: Security Bank and Beach Hut
Premium Hole Sponsors: SED LEX Professional Partnership Co., Atty. Bing-Bing D. Villareal Fernando, ACCRALAW, and Siguion Reyna Montecillo & Ongsiako Law Offices
Regular Hole Sponsors: SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño, Avecshares Asia Inc., Asia United Bank, AutoNation Group, Agcaoili & Associates, Fortun Narvasa Salazar, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles, Carag Zaballero Llamado & Abiera, Padernal Paras Law Offices, Emperador Distillers Inc., Public Safety Mutual Benefit Fund Inc., Baguio Country Club / Agcaoili Law, Del Rosario Law, Ortega Del Castillo Bacorro Odulio Calma & Carbonell, and Community Sustainability Ventures Inc.
Here are the tournament winners:
Lowest Net : Arleo Magtibay
Lowest Gross : Tristan Padilla
Men’s Class A Champion : Allan Pasion
Men’s Class A Runner Up : Joey Tenefrancia
Men’s Class B Champion : David Cheu
Men’s Class B Runner Up : Othello Carag
Men’s Class C Champion : Boyet Medina
Men’s Class C Runner Up : Ted Villanueva
Ladies Division Champion : Cecilia Lazaro
Ladies Division Runner Up : Eloisa Sy
Nearest to the Pin Hole #3 : John Michael Zaldivar
Longest Drive Hole #10 : VJ Padilla
Most Accurate Drive Hole #10 : Othello Carag
Hole-In-One Hole #8 : James Alba