Following our bike distribution for frontliners and essential workers in four localities in Cebu province, Pilipinas in Action headed further south to our next stops: the cities of Tagbilaran and Bacolod.
Tagbilaran is the main gateway to the island-province of Bohol, one of the country's main tourist draws.
Bacolod, on the other hand, is the center of economic activities in the province of Negros Occidental, known as the Sugar Capital of the Philippines.
Our first destination was Tagbilaran on September 18, where Mayor John Geesnell 'Baba' Yap led the turnover of 10 bicycles for frontliners and essential workers in the city.
Mayor John Geesnell Yap (in pink) leads the turnover of bikes in Tagbilaran.
Tagbilaran has been encouraging cycling among citizens and visitors, according to Mayor Yap, as part of the city's efforts to promote green and healthy recovery during and beyond the New Normal.
Our team then headed to Bacolod on September 24. Once considered an area of concern due to its rising number of coronavirus cases, the city has managed to contain and keep infections low in the last few months under the leadership of Mayor Evelio Leonardia.
Bacolod City officials lead the handover of bicycles for frontliners and essential workers in the city.
Among Bacolod's innovations is the allocation of bike lane networks across the city to cater to its growing local biking community.
We fully support the efforts of Tagbilaran and Bacolod to push forward on the trail to recovery, and we wish all our bike recipients to always be safe on the road! #