Arnis Encounter babanat sa MOA
ITUTULOY ang National Arnis Encounter 2018, taunang torneo ng Arnis Philippines (ARPI), ngayong Miyerkoles, Disyembre 5, sa SM Mall of Asia sa Pasay City.
Mga arnisadores ng Luzon, Visayas at Mindanao ang sumali sa opening round kahapon, ani ARPI president Raymond Velayo. Malalaman ang winners sa Biyernes, Dis. 7.
“ARPI remains as the official national sports association (NSA) for arnis, despite recent developments,” ani Velayo. “ARPI is not a pushover and shall continue with their programs amidst the unfounded and groundless propaganda and allegations target at it.
“ARPI cannot be removed without just cause and due process. We stand firm that we are still the NSA for arnis, the actions of PSC and POC is a clear manifestation of bullying that is not only happening to ARPI but other NSAs in the POC. They thought that this association will just curl up and quit. Well, they are mistaken. We have been compliant with all POC requirements.
“We have been successful in all our endeavors as an NSA. They question what we have done for the past 30 years? More than what they think.
Despite ARPI’s accomplishments, they alleged otherwise – that we have not done anything of merit nor significance. One of the paramount feats is and will be standing firm on what is right and just for the National Sports and Martial Arts of the Philippines,” pagtatapos ni Velayo.