July 23, 2024

■  Harley F. Palangchao

The Cordillera Golfers Foundation, Inc. (CGFI) will reach out anew to residents in the region by identifying barangay health centers or clinics that need upgrade in infrastructure or equipment.

In the recent meeting of the CGFI committees, the group decided to allocate funds for improvements of select barangay health centers/clinics in Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Baguio and Tabuk City.

ENVIRONMENTAL CARE — Junior golfers from around the country participating in the 2nd Fil-Am Invitational Junior Championships planted pine trees at the Baguio Country Club and Club John Hay Golf Club on June 19. — Harley Palangchao

The funds will come from the proceeds of the 2nd CGFI Invitational Golf Tournament held in three golf courses in Baguio on April 4 to 6.

Each province will have a designated coordinator in identifying the clinics that will need upgrade.

The CGFI is grateful for the support of the sponsors led by title sponsor San Miguel Corporation and Cebu Blue Bloods of CGFI Chair Douglas Rufino for believing in the cause of the foundation.

Players from the Asia Pacific also contributed to the success of the tournament held at the Baguio Country Club, Camp John Hay Golf Club, and Pinewoods Golf & Country Club.

Aside from the upgrade of health centers/clinics, CGFI might also set aside funds for grassroots sports development programs.

In its maiden tournament, the CGFI has allocated P2.4 million that was equally shared by the eight schools division offices of the Department of Education-Cordillera.

The outreach program saw the donation of Starlink Internet devices, high-end laptops, tablets, and dental chairs.

The CGFI also helped in the construction of four school buildings.