MANILA, Philippines — Former Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo is the new godfather of junior golf in the Philippines, according to Junior Golf Foundation of the Philippines (JGFP) president Oliver Gan.

“Congressman Arroyo has been actively supporting our tournaments and programs through his family’s Lourdes Tuason Arroyo (LTA) Foundation,” Gan said. “His support enabled us to sustain our programs for underprivileged golfers performing well in various local tournaments.”

Alethea Gaccion, the reigning Faldo Series Asian Finals champion, and Kiera Montebon are the early beneficiaries of the LTA. They received P100,000 each to finance their trips to the United States for the IMG Junior World Championships in San Diego, California in July.

Arroyo was present during the turnover of checks to Gaccion and Montebon. Another recipient of P100,000 assistance was Alonso Retuerto, the grandson of renowned coach Roger Retuerto.

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