STI in the News
|One More Time for the Ilog Pasig!
December 1, 2011
For three years in a row now, STI once again showed its solid support for the rehabilitation of the Pasig River in the recent Run for Pasig River 11.20.2011 wherein more than 5,000 STIers geared up as early as 3 AM to participate in this worthy cause.
“Parallel to the thrust of STI to encourage the youth to start positive change that will help the community, this project is also close to our hearts because it gives young people the opportunity to do something relevant for their future. The overwhelming turnout of the STI community today indicates how aware we are of the current state of the environment and our readiness to help, specifically for the rehabilitation of the Pasig River,” says Elbert L. de Guzman, STI’s VP for Communications.
Students, faculty members, and staff from 14 STI Colleges in Metro Manila which include Alabang, Caloocan, Cubao, Shaw, Fairview, Global City, Las Piñas, Makati, Muñoz-EDSA, Novaliches, Parañaque, Quezon Avenue, Recto, and Taft proudly demonstrated their Citizen STI zeal as they rallied round this environmental cause, and raced with colorful banners and happy faces at the 5K category.
First time runner Teodoro Butron, a BS Business Management student of STI College — Global City, shares, “I was happy to see the number of STIers who participated today! And I am happier to be a part of something that contributes to a cause as big as this. I’m also grateful that my school provided me with this opportunity.”
The event which also intends to raise funds for the rehabilitation of Estero de San Miguel, a water drainage that is connected to the Pasig River, had a total of 86,547 runners making it one of the biggest runs for a cause for 2011. Kapit Bisig para sa Ilog Pasig is a long term advocacy of ABS-CBN Foundation Inc., founded for the rehabilitation of the Pasig River.