Head Jay Soriano (standing, 3rd from right) with the EDC NIGBU teamThe past 11 years have seen the Lopez Group HR Council-Lopez Lifelong Wellness Walk the Talk (WTT) series cross many roads and trails in and around Metro Manila, including some of the most scenic locations in Luzon.
On April 7, 2018, kapamilya in the Visayas experienced the WTT employee wellness program when the Negros Island Geothermal Business Unit (NIGBU) of Energy Development Corporation (EDC) hosted the first WTT event in the south.
Around 150 walkers attended the activity held at Lake Balinsasayao in Negros Oriental.
EDC safety officer Rizalino Siglos Jr., the morning’s emcee, led the recitation of the Lopez Credo and Values. Clinic administrator Mary Trishia Alesna delivered the invocation.
This was followed by a security and safety briefing with Nic Sabido and Adolf Pineda Jr., respectively, an inspirational message from EDC NIGBU head Jay Soriano, and a Department of Environment and Natural Resources briefing from Rico Mier, president of the Balinsasayao Twin Lakes farmers’ co-op.
Before taking on the uphill and downhill trails for two kilometers, the participants warmed up Zumba style. As an added treat, several walkers had an opportunity to go for a boat ride on the lake.
Lake Balinsasayao is one of three crater lakes located more than 300 meters above sea level within Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Natural Park, a protected area that straddles Valencia, Sibulan and San Jose in Negros Oriental.(Story/Photos by: Gerbs de Castro)
Participants are treated to a “bonus” boat ride