Country above self has been the mantra of Chooks-to-Go since entering the local sporting scene back in 2016.
Tuesday morning, the company found numerous partners to support their cause.
During the flag ceremony of the students in Bagong Silangan Elementary School in Quezon City, Chooks-to-Go, together with the Ayala Foundation, signed a pact with the Department of Education to promote the ‘Maging Magiting’ campaign.
The purpose of this campaign is to teach the students the importance of respecting the flag by giving 10,000 schools a new set of flags.
“We are talking about flag activation day today. Mahalaga itong araw na ito. I want everybody to know ang ating Maging Magiting campaign. Sabi nga ng Chook-to-Go, they are promoting country above self by instilling nationalism through sports which is what we are doing as well,” said DepEd Undersecretary for Legislative Liaison Office, External Partnerships Service and School Sports Tonisito Umali, ESQ.
“I talked to President Ronald [Mascariñas] na yung kampanya nila tungkol sa ginagawa nila ay means of fostering nationalism to promote human total development and accelerate national progress.”
“Nagpapasalamat po kami sa mga partners namin na magbibigay ng watawat sa 10,000 na eskwelahan,” added National Historical Commission Acting Executive Director III Ludovico Badoy. “Bago pa namin simulan ang proyekto na ito sa mga nakakatanda, sinigurado naming simulan ito sa mga kabataan. Alam namin na marami pang darating na mga bayani sa inyo. Ang National Historic Commission ay nandito para ituro ang kahalagahan ng watawat.”
For Chooks-to-Go, being part of the Maging Magiting campaign is another avenue for the company to promote its ideals and mission.
“It’s an honor for us to be part of this campaign by DepEd and the Ayala Foundation. When we supported Gilas, nakita namin kung gaano pa ka layo ang pagmamahal natin sa ating bansa. That is why we are pushing for this advocacy,” shared Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. president Mascariñas.
“Sa laranganan ng basketball whether youth or the seniors team, bihira na mabuo natin ang pinakamalakas na team. Minsan mas importante sa mga eskwelahan at mga kompanya ang kanilang standing kesa sa karangalan ng ating bayan. Kami sa Chooks to Go, importante sa amin to help build a country na may mamamayan na mahal ang kanilang bayan.”
Kobe Paras joined Mascariñas as the representatives of Chooks-to-Go. Also attending the contract signing ceremony were Ayala Foundation president Ruel Maranan and Superintendent, Schools Division Office Quezon City Natividad Bayubay.