Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) recently held a camping event to promote environmental awareness and Filipino culture, participated by three Isuzu car clubs in the country. The event was held on May 13-14 at the Makiling Botanic Gardens with select members of the Team Isuzu Pilipinas (TIP), Team Isuzu Car Enthusiasts (Team ICE) and mu-X Owners Philippines (mu-X OP) participating in the event.
“As part of IPC’s 20th year anniversary, we invited select car club members to join our eco-camp to instill unity and camaraderie amongst different Isuzu car clubs nationwide. Apart from that, this camp focuses on environment protection and Filipino culture thru traditional games. It will be the first of the series of activities we lined-up for our car clubs this year,” said IPC President Hajime Koso.
On the first day, participants were given an orientation about the Makiling Forest Reserve followed by a demonstration on how to properly plant a seedling. Afterwards, they headed to IPC’s adopted 13-hectare forest land inside the botanic garden to plant additional seedlings. As for the young kids that participated, they were treated to a tour of the Museum of Natural History where they learned about the local flora and fauna.
Afterwards, they were then given proper orientation on basic camping and survival skills. Some members also went on a mountain trek assisted by IPC going to Makiling’s mudspring and flatrocks. After the trek, they headed back to Makiling Botanic Gardens for a sumptuous lunch before finally driving back to Manila, ending the two day camp.