The HR Council-Lopez Lifelong Wellness Walk the Talk (WTT) for March was held at the College of Science grounds at the University of the Philippines Diliman on March 25, 2017.
A special highlight of this WTT was the participants’ visit to the UP Biology-Energy Development Corporation (EDC) Binhi Threatened Species Arboretum.
The one-hectare arboretum is a component of EDC’s Binhi Tree for the Future project and aims to save and propagate highvalue but fast-dwindling Philippine trees such as yakal, tindalo, kamagong, mangkono and ipil.
Inaugurated by Lopez Group chairman emeritus Oscar M. Lopez and EDC chairman Federico R. Lopez in 2014, the arboretum houses more than 150 trees representing 79 premium endangered species.
Meanwhile, the activity sponsored by the Lopez Lifelong Wellness team began with the invocation led by Jun Dumlao of EDC and the recitation of the Lopez Credo and Values with Carms Dumdumaya of ABS-CBN.
EDC vice president Beth Nasol welcomed the almost-500 strong contingent composed of Lopez Group employees and their family members and guests to the WTT on “Iskolar ng Bayan” ground.
SKY’s Dimpy Jazmines served as the morning’s emcee. The March birthday celebrants were presented, after which energetic Trini Trinidad of the Rockwell Club warmed the crowd up in the stretching and exercise portion.
Before the four-kilometer walk got under way, Kiko Diaz of the UP College of Human Kinetics familiarized the participants with the venue and provided the safety briefing.