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Sneakers for a cause: donations from (from left): Barangay Ginebra’s Bal David, Scottie Thompson, Mark Caguioa.
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LOOK! The sneakers from PBA legends helping raise money for Pasig’s COVID response

Pasig Vice Mayor Iyo Bernardo has been auctioning off his personal sneaker collection to help raise funds for his constituency—and our top athletes have been sending their own pairs to help. By ANCX Staff 
ANCX | May 15 2020

Pasigueños have it so good: they have Vico Sotto for a mayor who, if the praises from even non-Pasig residents are to be believed, is doing such a swell job taking care of his constituents’ basic needs —while trying to keep the city safe. Turns out the guy has a good second-in-command, too, in the person of Iyo Caruncho-Bernardo. The vice mayor recently started auctioning off his own sneaker collection to help fund COVID response initiatives. 

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The Vice Mayor’s kicks: Bernardo’s personal sneakers auctioned off for Pasig’s COVID response.

Since kickstarting the fund drive on the first week of April, Bernardo has already plucked 30 pairs of sneakers from his closet and put them up for bid. His team even sought contributions from our basketball superstars and other celebrities. So far, Marlou Aquino, Danny Ildefonso, Mark Caguioa, Jerry Codiñera and LA Tenorio have given to the Vice Mayor’s cause, same with Senator Manny Pacquiao, news anchor Julius Babao, sneaker collector Bigboy Cheng, and influencer Carlo Ople. 

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From Julius Babao.

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The auction has already raised P340,000 from the sale of over 230 pairs of shoes. The auction usually kicks off via a Facebook Live after which interested viewers are given 3 days to bid—although people already start bidding on the Facebook Live broadcast. Items for auction have also since included jerseys from our sports stars, from PBA legend Allan Caidic to La Salle’s Martin Reyes. 

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Vice Mayor Iyo on his Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 which will be auctioned this Monday.

“We want to invite more people to share their blessings so we can buy more food and essential items to meet the needs of our constituents during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Bernardo who is also a basketball fan, apart from being a sneaker enthusiast. Next thing the guy is putting up for auction: his very own Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 and his Giant Talon mountain bike, the proceeds from which will go directly to cancer and dialysis patients, and children of Heart Warrior Philippines.

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The Vice Mayor’s kicks: Bernardo’s personal sneakers auctioned off for Pasig’s COVID response.
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The Vice Mayor’s kicks: Bernardo’s personal sneakers auctioned off for Pasig’s COVID response.
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From Danny Ildefonso.
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From Marlou Aquino.
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From Marlou Aquino.
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Just one of four pairs from Carlo Ople.
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From LA Tenorio.
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Signed pair from Barangay Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar.

The next Sneakers Auction for a Cause will be on Monday, May 18. Visit Vice Mayor Iyo Bernardo’s Facebook page.