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30th November 2023

Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila partners with Bikes for the PH for wellness, employee empowerment


Bikes for the Philippines program director Joel Uichico (front row, leftmost) awards Marco Polo Ortigas employees with their repurposed bikes

Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila continues to champion health and safety in all aspects of its operations while weathering the tests brought about by the global pandemic.

Aside from focusing on strengthening the hotel’s business during these extraordinary times, the leadership team at the Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila sought to initiate an associate program to engage, motivate, and support its employees. Towards the end of 2020, it found a dedicated partner in Bikes for the Philippines Foundation.

Through the “Will for Wheels” Program, a select group of hotel associates were awarded used bicycles through Bikes for the Philippines Foundation. These employees were assessed based on their need for transportation support vis-à-vis their operational responsibilities in the hotel.

According to Colin Healy, General Manager of the Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila, the bicycles serve more than just their face-value purposes for the employees.

“Like many of us around the world, our associates continue to face and endure the different twists and turns as part of the global health crisis. More than helping them get to and from their homes safely, we see these bicycles as tools of empowerment,” said Mr. Healy.  “We hope to promote responsible riding and road safety among our associates, especially with our home city (Pasig) embracing more initiatives to look after people and the planet,” Mr. Healy added.

For his part, Bikes for the Philippines Foundation program director Joel Uichico encouraged more Filipinos to not only take to the streets responsibly on bicycles, but also to continue finding ways to develop our community’s spirit. “The humble bicycle is merely an instrument for our people to move forward. We hope that our partnership with the Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila inspires more Filipinos to realize even more possibilities for the country,” Mr. Uichico said.

For more information about the Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila and its ongoing promotions and programs, please visit marcopolohotels.com, subscribe to updates through its official social media accounts, or call (632) 7720 7777.


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