P&G Thank you Mom for seeing the Hero in me with Kris Aquino

A medal of honoring our moms :)

Procter and Gamble is a proud sponsor of moms. During the launch event of Thank you Mom for seeing the Hero in me, we were introduced to Mark Anthony Barriga who is the country's first qualified athlete competing in light flyweight boxing. One of the youngest delegate, he chooses to gain more exposure and training as a boxer.

As he wishes to make the Philippines proud about giving him the opportunity, hoping to bring home the gold in the boxing category. He is currently trained by retired boxer Roel Velasco who won the bronze medal in the light flyweight division at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and is also the elder brother of Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco Jr. who won silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta in the same weight division.

Mark thanked P&G and PSC for their continued assistance in his journey towards the Olympic Games but more importantly, his mom for her unwavering love and sacrifices for him and their family.

Mrs Melita Barriga or “Momsky” as Mark calls her was flown from their hometown in Davao to be with Mark in this event. She was welcomed on stage by P&G’s Mombassador, renowned television host and actress, Kris Aquino.

Momsky shared to Kris and everyone how she was treated to a pamper day before joining them. Just when she thought that was it, Kris revealed more surprises to her.

The P&G team went to the Barriga’s house in Davao, took care of all Momsky’s chores to make sure that her family is doing fine while she is in Manila, improved their home and left them a year supply of P&G products.

Finally, Kris announced that P&G will sponsor her flight to London to watch Mark compete in the Olympic Games. Momsky was very happy especially that she rarely gets to see Mark fight because of their distance. Kris who has at every chance been vocal about her gratefulness and love to her own mother, the late President Corazon Aquino, was equally delighted to see how surprised Momsky was.

Kris and Momsky also acknowledged that every mother’s plight is unique and deserves the highest recognition so together, they led the awarding of the P&G Proud Sponsor of Moms medals to all the mothers present in the evening.

“P&G would like to commend Mark for making it to the qualifiers. That alone is a victory to be celebrated. We would like to congratulate Momsky for raising an Olympic hopeful and all the mothers for raising everyday heroes. P&G is committed to walk hand in hand with you in providing the best for you and your families,” ended Sotelo.




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