Petroleum firm to hold "golf for a cause" March 14

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 February) – After conducting several humanitarian causes activities through its foundation, the fastest growing homegrown petroleum company will hold for the first time an open golf tournament for the benefit of the Missionaries of Charity.

Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. (PPPI) will stage the Phoenix Cup on March 14 in time for the 72nd Araw ng Dabaw celebration.

In a press conference Tuesday night, Liloh Evagelista, Phoenix Cup secretariat, said the proceeds of the “golf for a cause” will go to the Missionaries of Charity-run children's home and home of the aged.

“This event is held for the benefit of the programs and charities supported by Phoenix Petroleum Foundation, Inc.,” said Evangelista at the press conference attended by sports and business reporters.

Slated at the scenic Ranchos Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club, the one-day golf fest is open to male and female amateur golfers 21 years old and above and follows an 18-hole system 36 individual competition.

A brand new car, P1 million cash, one year supply of Phoenix petroleum fuel and lubricant products and a motorcycle are up for grabs in par 3 holes of the event which is part of the Araw ng Dabaw official calendar of activities.

Citing the capacity of the golf course, Evangelista said the organizers opted to limit the number of participants to 200 “as much as possible”.

“We don't want the players to play in a hurry. We want this event to be fun and relaxed game,” she added.

Entry fee is at P3, 000 per player and registration starts on March 1.

According to Evangelista, there are fun challenges on top that will add spice to the event.

Awarding rites will be held at the Bar Chow inside the RPVGCC clubhouse.

Phoenix Petroleum Foundation Inc. led by its president Cherylyn Uy had conducted feeding program, distributed relief goods to landslide victims, participated in international coastal cleanup and undertaken an adopt-a-school program.

Last December, the foundation celebrated Christmas with less fortunate children in this city.

“We are just performing the corporate responsibilities by bringing back to the public what we have attained,” said Ben Sur, PPPI corporate affairs manager.

Sur said PPPI is now discussing with the Traffic Management Center the donations of road signs and sponsoring a road safety seminar.

“Our business is on the road and our concerns will be the road safety,” he added. (Rico Biliran/MindaNews)