June 1, 2023

Since officially launching the “Truth x Lakay Gaming” official Facebook gaming page of ONE Championship Filipino mixed martial arts heroes and world champions, its following has grown immensely with thousands of fans wanting to witness their favorite stars play the most popular games of today.

It has been a tremendous platform so far, and one that has been recently mobilized to raise funds for charity.

Launched on Dec. 2, ONE Championship and ONE Esports, which manages the page partnered with Save the Children Philippines in a fundraising activity to help victims of the recent string of typhoons that ravaged parts of the country.

Stars such as ONE heavyweight world champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, ONE strawweight world champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, former champions Eduard Folayang and Kevin Belingon came together to livestream to raise funds to aid those affected by typhoons Rolly and Ulysses that hit the country recently.

“I think this is an amazing opportunity to give back to the people and the fans who have supported our careers,” said the 24-year-old Pacio.

“We are glad to be able to help, even in our own small way. I’m sure the funds we’ve raised will be of great use, and we’re looking forward to participating in more of these campaigns in the future. It’s important that we give each other a helping hand, especially in these difficult times. We’re willing to do what we can do for our fellow Filipinos,” he added.

The campaign surpssed its P50,000 goal, raising P55,541 with two days remaining in the two-week donation drive. – Harley F. Palangchao