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Marc Pingris aims to raise P1 million for frontliners through ‘Lockdown Games’

/ 05:23 PM March 24, 2020

PBA player Marc Pingris. INQUIRER PHOTO/TRISTAN TAMAYO

MANILA, Philippines—Marc Pingris is helping raise P1 million while being behind the computer screen—a cause aimed at helping the country’s frontliners against the deadly coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Pingris said the money that will be raised in the “Lockdown Games” event by esports organization Mineski will go to the UP Medical Foundation.

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“Let’s join! Aside from having something to do, we’re also supporting the #stayhome campaign of DOH and helping our frontliners,” he said in an Instagram post.

The drive is in support of the #StayHome campaign by the Department of Health which encourages Filipinos to remain inside the confines of their homes and help prevent further transmission of the virus in the country.

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The 38-year-old Pingris, one of the most revered players in the PBA, will be in a DOTA2 Showmatch along with his fellow PBA stars June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar and Kiefer Ravena on April 6.

Marvel Super War games will be played from March 24-26 while Call of Duty will begin on March 30 to April 2.

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For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

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