BUTUAN CITY — Bounty Agro Ventures Inc (BAVI) President Ronald Mascariñas returned to his home city to cap the #MagingMagiting Flag Campaign with a flag turnover ceremony at Taligaman Central Elementary School, May 9.
In partnership with Ayala Foundation (AFI), Department of Education, and National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), the campaign aims to promote love of country and “pagiging magiting” by distributing national flags to 3,000 public schools nationwide.
Mascariñas explained that Chooks-to-Go supports this patriotic campaign because it jives with the company’s advocacy to promote love of country.
“We are not a big company. But in every lechon manok we sell, we give a portion of our earnings to our athletes,” said Mascariñas. “Why athletes? So that they will win in international competitions. So that we will take pride in being Filipinos. If we are proud, gradually we can learn to love our country.”
Project partners AFI President Ruel Maranan, NHCP Head of Heraldry Teddy Atienza, and Butuan Schools Division Superintendent Romeo Aprovechar also attended the event. More than 400 schools in the CARAGA region received their new NHCP-approved flags.