Did you know that Rizal was an accomplished fencer? There is a famous photograph of Jose Rizal and Juan Luna practicing their swordsmanship when they were in Paris. Even back then, our national hero recognized the importance of a healthy mind and body.
Photo courtesy of Lopez Museum
Many of you know that I’m a health buff of sorts, and I strongly believe that you need to balance hard work with regular play. Let us show each other how we put the Lopez values at play at this year’s Lopez Group Palaro, which will be held on June 25 at the University of Makati Oval from 6:30am to 4:00pm. The Palaro comes just five days after Rizal’s 150th birthday celebration.
The Palaro is also very special to me because it happens to be the year of the 50th anniversary of First Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPH) — our golden year! May this simple fact inspire all the teams to play their best and aim for the gold medal. If you compete with the Lopez values in your minds and hearts, you are already winners in my book.