PCC finds creative ways to help grassroots communities through its programs.
As part of the PCC Silver Anniversary celebration, a “Silver Fun Run” was held with the aim of generating funds for a beneficiary of a feeding project that is still about to be chosen within Nueva Ecija.
Organized by the PCC Employees Association (PCCEA), the Silver Fun Run was held at the PCC headquarters in the Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija last March 13.
The idea of the organizers was to give the participants a time to enjoy fellowship with colleagues rather than staging a competition. It was part of this anniversary week’s theme: “Great to Inspire”.
The fun run kicked off with a warm up dance by Zumba instructor Mark Castillo. At the starter’s signal, 5km distance runners began to race followed by the 2km distance runners after a 15-minute time interval.
Some 260 runners participated in the event. They represented various organizations to include dairy farmer cooperatives within the Science City of Muñoz, San Jose City, and Sto. Domingo all in Nueva Ecija and employees from PCC at Central Luzon State University and PCC’s Office of the Executive Director.
“It was overwhelming because we didn’t expect the outpouring of support from the community,” the organizers of the event said.
The 5km distance winners were Aaron Magluyan and Juliana Enad of CLSU-ASTS, who received Php2,500 prize each. The second placers were Dominidor Beronilla of Gene Pool and Marian Rica Anova, while Edwin Cruz of Eastern Primary Multi-Purpose Cooperative (EPMPC) and Via Miranda ranked third.
In the 2km distance category, first placers were Edwin Castro and Lovelyn Ventuvia of CLSU-ASTS, who received Php1,000 each. The second placers were Hardgel Gutierrez of Cabanatuan and Luca Villeng, while Eroll Jay Calanno and Arianne Abella of CLSU-ASTS ranked third.
All the winners also received dairy products from Milka Krem.
The sponsors of this event who provided cash prizes for the winners and covered the event expenses were the PCC Multi-Purpose Cooperative, EPMPC, Catalanacan Multipurpose Cooperative, Pulong Buli Primary Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Simula ng Panibagong Bukas Producers Cooperative, Milka Krem, and VIVO Company.
“Although I felt nervous at first, I am happy that I won”, said Juliana Enad, Grade 9 of CLSU-ASTS.