In a collaboration that embraces the transformative power of sports, FPJ Panday Bayanihan and Pantheon Holdings, led by Brian Poe Llamanzares, have partnered with local football league, Ang Liga, in their upcoming 19th season. This alliance is a significant milestone in sports development, reflecting a shared commitment to nurturing student talent while fostering inclusivity and a sense of community.
As an advocate for community empowerment and the Chairman of FPJ Panday Bayanihan, Brian Poe Llamanzares has always believed in the ability of sports to ignite personal growth and inspire positive change. By partnering with Ang Liga, the organizations aim to create a platform that enables young athletes to receive training, exposure, and support, ultimately empowering them to reach their full potential in sports.
“The partnership FPJ Panday Bayanihan is making with Ang Liga is a way for us to cultivate the future of football in the Philippines. We believe in nation-building and sports has always been one of the avenues we can take to advocate this,” said Poe Llamanzares. “Football is a sport where we know we can be competitive and we have proven we can be champions.”
Pantheon Holdings, a start-up investment firm committed to supporting community development initiatives, has joined the collaboration, bringing its resources and expertise to the table. “Our vision at Pantheon Holdings has always been to create impact and help provide structure for local initiatives and investments in different sectors. As Filipinos, sports has always been a driving force to build community and we’re glad to be helping FPJ Panday Bayanihan and Ang Liga foster that this season,” said Faye Abrihan, CEO of Pantheon Holdings.
The 19th season of Ang Liga aims to capture the hearts and minds of sports enthusiasts as twenty-four exceptional teams from prestigious collegiate leagues, including NCAA, UAAP, and community-based squads, take center stage. This showcase serves as a testament to Ang Liga’s unwavering dedication to providing equal opportunities to talented individuals from diverse backgrounds and nurturing their athletic potential.
“We are blessed and thankful that we were able to get the backing of Brian Poe Llamanzares and the FPJ Panday Bayanihan Foundation, with a goal to give more exposure to the nation’s grassroots development and to give a platform for the youth, from all walks of life,” said Karl Tan, Director of Operations of Ang Liga. “This season is just a start, and we are planning a whole lot for the game of football locally.”
The Ang Liga team also includes Patrick Maramara, founder of KickStart Football, who is actively involved as one of Ang Liga’s Tournament Directors. “This partnership ensures that the efforts put in by all involved in the 19 years of Ang Liga will come to fruition sooner than later, maintaining its true goal: developing the Filipino footballer player into one with world-class standards,” added Maramara.
Paolo del Rosario, sports journalist and broadcaster, has joined Ang Liga as Director of Media and aims to contribute to enhancing the league’s media presence and communication strategies.
To stay updated with the latest news, match schedules, and exciting updates, be sure to follow Ang Liga, FPJ Panday Bayanihan, and Pantheon Holdings on their social media accounts. Ang Liga’s 19th Season kicks off on August 5, 2023.