World Kindness Day on ‘Rise Up’


THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will celebrate “World Kindness Day” with a special episode of the online “Rise Up Shape Up” series on Saturday.

“Sports may be competitive, but there is kindness always present,” PSC Commissioner Celia Kiram said. “This we see in players who picks up a fallen opponents or opposing teams cheering and congratulating each other after a tough match.”

“Outside of competitive games and playing fields, our athletes exercise kindness by giving back to their communities,” she said. “Sports build on good characteristics, including kindness.” Kiram will feature the history of “World Kindness Day” in her “K-Isport” segment.

Grace Eleazar, author of The Soul Speaks and A Gift: A Spiritual Journey on Love, will speak about kindness in building better connections. She will be joined by the chief of the Philippine Army’s Operations Research Center Col. Harold Cabunoc, who will share insights on how kindness is being practiced in sports.

Also in the episode are athletes Coline Biron of muay thai and Aina Nicole dela Cruz and Shara Julia Jizmundo of pencak silat, as well as Col. Honey Royse Tubino, Sgt. Jovelyn Gonzaga and TSgt. Usman Anterola.

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