SPECIAL Assistant to the President Christopher ‘’Bong’’ Go asked Filipinos to help his “Sapatos ni SAP, Tsinelas Ka-Swap” program which aims to give shoes to deserving poor Filipinos like farmers, students, out of school youths who dream of becoming basketball players someday.
The program was formed by individuals and some big companies in the country who share his advocacy to help some Filipinos dreaming of basketball careers but lack rubber shoes.
Among the companies that helped Sapatos ni SAP, Tsinelas Ka-swap program are Mr. Bradley Chong of World Balance, Puregold Price Club Inc., San Miguel Corporation, Cherry Mobile, Robinsons Land Corporation, Robinsons Malls, Family Mart, Megawide Construction Co., Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc., 2Go Group of Companies and several individuals.
They were inspired by the advocacy of SAP Go in giving his personal shoes and personal belongings in exchange for the slippers worn by the beneficiaries during his visit to fire victims.
SAP Go first distributed rubber shoes to poor Filipinos when he saw them playing basketball while wearing slippers during his 3-points program in every barangay.
Among the 100 recipients of free shoes during the launch of “Sapatos ni SAP, Tsinelas Ka-swap” was an Aeta named Valdolph Lundang last Saturday at Ynares Center, Antipolo City.
SAP Go insisted on giving free shoes — although a simple gesture but a big thing to the beneficiaries — to serve as a model to other Filipinos.
Aside from distributing free shoes, SAP Go also leads his 3-pointer program in every barangay nationwide to entice youths to play basketball instead of becoming addicted to illegal drugs.