ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE SWEEPING IN AND CHILLIN’ UP DAVAO REGION’S ELECTED OFFICIALS

aug 25, 2014
 
The popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money to local charities and causes is starting to sweep in Davao Region and it is first chilled up by elected officials.
 
Last Saturday evening Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo “Polong” Duterte on his Facebook posted his own ALS Ice Bucket Challenge daring his sister former Mayor Inday Sara Duterte, Senator JV Ejercito, and Compostela Valley Board Member and former Vice Governor Ramil Gentugaya to do their own and also donate to charities of their own choice.
 
Vice Mayor Polong challenged:”(T)hey have 24 hours to do the challenge or donate to (ALS)/and to any local charity of your choice or both.”
 
He pledged to donate money to ALS and/or to Boys Town.
 
On Sunday morning Board Member Gentugaya did his turn challenging four persons to also do their own Ice Bucket Challenge. The four are: Governor Arturo “Chiongkee” Uy, Vice Governor Manuel “Way Kurat” Zamora, Congresswoman Maricar Zamora and Joanna Gentugaya, the board member’s wife.
 
Gentugaya pledged to donate to ALS and/or to Gawad Kalinga.
 
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is taking the US by storm as made popular by ALS Association in its way to raise money for the cure of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord. It is always fatal and has yet no known cure, for which ALS Association dedicates itself to do research and ultimately find a cure.
 
The ALS Association describes itself as the “the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS.”
 
Some quarters in the US, however, warned to potential donors to be cautious in donating money to the association considering its track record and use of donated funds.(Rural Urban News/Cha Monforte)
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