Tourism Promotions Board lends a helping hand in Banaue, Ifugao

TPB Corporate Social Responsibility 2018

Tourism Promotions Board Corporate Social Responsibility 2018

(Banaue, Ifugao) – The beautiful Banaue, Ifugao, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the newest beneficiary of the Tourism Promotion Board (TPB) thru its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign.

Tourism Promotions Board lends a helping hand in Banaue, Ifugao
Tourism Promotions Board lends a helping hand in Banaue, Ifugao

Held in partnership with Black Pencil Project which is celebrating its 10th year anniversary, TPB picked Cambulo Village in Ifugao as this year’s recipient.

Trek to Cambulo Village in Ifugao
Trek to Cambulo Village in Ifugao

No less than Marivic Sevilla, of Corporate Planning and Business Department of Team TPB, called the Banaue trip a “big success and that we are now finalizing our next projects aimed at bringing TPB closer to the people.”

Volunteers packing the school supplies
Volunteers packing the school supplies
TPB and participants in Cambulo Village
TPB and participants in Cambulo Village

In Ifugao, Team TPB distributed school bags with supplies to more than 300 school children from three different schools, namely, Cambulo Elementary School, Cambulo Annex, and Pula.

School Supplies distributed to kids of Cambulo Village in Banaue Ifugao
School Supplies distributed to kids of Cambulo Village in Banaue Ifugao

Each school bags contain composition notebooks, pencils, pad papers, crayons, ID lace and rulers for Daycare/Kinder to Grade 6 students, according to Sevilla.

Team TPB also served soup and juice to the children.

A bag of school supplies from Tourism Promotions Board
A bag of school supplies from Tourism Promotions Board

As a welcome treat and to show their gratitude to the Team TPB and other visitors, the people in the village performed traditional songs and dances from the elders to the children.

TBP Corporate Social Responsibility 2018 at Cambulo Elementary School
TBP Corporate Social Responsibility 2018 at Cambulo Elementary School

Another highlight of the unique three-day visit was Mural painting and stonewalling organized by Nini Andrada Founder of Climb Against Cancer and Mon Corpuz of Black Pencil Project.

Team TPB
Team TPB

One participant said the trip to Cambulo Village, which is about 2 to 3 hours travel by land from Banaue depending on the weather and road conditions, was surely worth it.

TPB Corporate Social Responsibility 2018
TPB Corporate Social Responsibility 2018

To reach the top of the mountain, you have to climb for 120 feet and then do the same going down. It was truly a beautiful and exhilarating experience.

About Tourism Promotions Board (TPB)

TPB (official website) is an attached agency of the Philippine Department of Tourism, the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) exists to market and promote the Philippines domestically and internationally as a world-class tourism and MICE destination, in strategic partnership with private and public stakeholders to deliver a unique high-value experience for visitors, significantly contributing to increased arrivals, receipts, and investments to the country.

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