THREE big bikes will be put up for auction during the 21st National Federation of Motorcycle Clubs of the Philippines (NFMCP) Convention to be held at the Tagaytay Convention Center on April 6-12. 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Payatas Orione Foundation, Inc. (PAOFI) to fund the construction of the Saint Luigi Orione Training Center in Dalahican, Lucena City.
PAOFI, with the support of this year’s convention host, the Law Enforcer Rider’s Association of the Philippines (LERAP), will auction off a Ducati 1198 SP 2011, a BMW R1200 GS 2400, and a BMW R1200 MONTAUK 2004 during the week-long national convention.
The fund-raising tie-up officially kicked-off during the groundbreaking ceremony held last January at the future site of the training center in Lucena City, Quezon. Members and officers of LERAP, along with some beneficiaries and volunteers of PAOFI, headed by Fr. Martin Mroz, attended the event.
The new building will house a library, computer center, and learning and training centers in support of the educational and scholarship programs of PAOFI for the underprivileged children in communities around Dalahican.
“It would be a privilege for us to support institutions that need help especially student scholarship programs,” said Bro. Victor Fernandez, this year’s NFMCP Convention Secretary and an officer of LERAP, during the groundbreaking ceremony. Fernandez is also positive that members from other biker groups will support the scholars of PAOFI as well.
The NFMCP convention, dubbed this year as “Gran Veinteino”, is expected to attract more than 5,000 delegates from numerous motorcycle clubs—both local and foreign—for a week of bike-riding, camaraderie, and the promotion of eco-tourism, road safety, and traffic discipline. For inquiries and details about the convention, visit http://www.nfmc-ph.org.