Leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom is set to hold its first environmental challenge in Mindanao on October 20 through Globe Arakan XC (cross-country), a fund-raising biking activity aimed at creating public awareness on the plight of the Philippine Eagle and the importance of saving its habitat.
Globe Arakan XC is a timed event designed for both beginner and experienced bikers. The 55-kilometer trail will start at the Philippine Eagle Center in Malagos, Davao City to Arakan Valley, North Cotabato. While the first 50 kilometers will be on smooth, paved roads, the real challenge begins at the last five-kilometer stretch where the slippery terrain is composed mostly of mud, stone, and loose gravel.
“The company has a lot of advocacies and one of the more important ones is on environmental sustainability. We partnered with the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) because we wanted to be part of this important conservation work in Mindanao. Using the bike challenge as a platform, we would like to attract attention, create public awareness and at the same time, raise resources, all in the name of conservation,” said Rob I. Nazal, Head of Globe Corporate Social Responsibility.
Globe has already pledged a contribution of P400,000 to PEF for its five-year Forest Corridor Development Program on top of any amount that may be realized from bikers registration fees and donations from concerned individuals.
Globe Arakan XC @ Davao
October 20, 2012
Philippine Eagle Center in Malagos, Davao City
Registration Fee: (Donation)
PHP P1,000 donation may be deposited to the Philippine Eagle Conservation Program Foundation, Inc.
– BPI Quirino Branch, Davao City (Account No. 9441-0113-31) or via GCASH smarphone mobile application or through *143#, GCASH option.
– A portion of the P1,000 donation will go to the Forest Corridor Development Program, while the rest will be for the biker’s kit inclusive of event jersey, race bib, race bike number, and refreshments.
Register Online -> Click Here
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