pagcor to support pff grassroots program

26 January 2012


PASIG, Philippines – The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) will sign a Memorandum of Agreement for PAGCOR to provide the PFF with financial assistance for Kasibulan – the PFF’s Grassroots Development Program.

“This is a major boost in our efforts to promote football at the grassroots level and we are very grateful for the support of PAGCOR” according to PFF President Mariano V. Araneta, Jr. Mr Araneta has made grassroots development, the centerpiece program of his administration after having been unanimously elected to a fresh 4-year term as PFF President earlier this month.

The assistance of PAGCOR is in furtherance of its mandate to assist the promotion of sports development in the country. It is also envisioned that the Kasibulan program will become an avenue for PAGCOR employees to engage in Corporate Social Responsibility activities by serving as volunteers for the program in various parts of the country.

Kasibulan will be launched on February 11, 2012 in Calamba, Laguna. The program is also being supported by the Asian Football Development Project. FIFA Vice President for Asia and Executive Committee member Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein will be on hand to personally launch these programs.

The PFF will be holding 144 Festivals of Football in at least 24 provinces as part of the Kasibulan program for this year alone. It is expected that this will involve the participation of over 15,000 participants from the age of 6 to12. These 3-day festivals will include coaches and educators courses, participant skills assessment and training and small-sided matches. Among the areas scheduled to hold these festivals are the conflict areas of Basilan and Kalayaan Island in the Spratly archipelago.

Mr. Araneta also disclosed the appointment of Mr. Andres Crisanto Gonzales, coach of the UP Diliman Men’s Football Team, as the Project Director of Kasibulan.

One of Kasibulan’s goals is the early identification of talent. The initial phase of the program will cover a period of 7 years and will serve as the main vehicle in support of the PFF’s goal of qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup.


For inquiries please contact:

Atty. Roland Tulay, General Secretary, PFF

T. +63 2 571 2870; E.


Bonnie Ledesma Ladrido, Special Assistant to the President, PFF

T. +63 2 571 2870; E.



3 Comments on “pagcor to support pff grassroots program”

  1. The Albay-Legazpi Football Association (ALFA), Incorporated once again would like to be part of the Kasibulan of which we been part of it at the start way back 2002, kindly let us know if we be included to this National PFF program.

  2. James Paul Madigal says:

    To All Sports Enthusiast:
    We, the organizer/members of the Currimao Football Club, of Currimao, Ilocos Norte wish to appeal with your indulgence, kindness and loving heart to support our club. Our club promotes camaraderie, sportsmanship, and to let them make busy in order not to think other things that will destroy there future.
    We then knocking into your hearts to help us in attaining our goal/mission. Any intention just add to your account CFC and leave your message.
    Thanks and God Bless !!!

  3. noel c. albino says:

    we the currimao football club needs so much the assistance that you are rendering to the grassroots in developing football, we teachers were once a recipient of the said program yet it was it was stop for no reason. we then as rising football club who had no enough fund to support our members in there training’s and other activities. we ask your indulgence on how to avail the program. thanks and mabuhay

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