Miyerkules, Nobyembre 11, 2015

I RUN FOR INTEGRITY: I AM PART OF THE SOLUTION! - INTEGRITY STARTS IN AN "I".

"The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out." ~Proverbs 10:9
"I RUN for Integrity: I am Part of the Solution"

We are just ordinary people, but we can do extraordinary things. I can do empowering things for my integrity. Integrity is self impose... It starts with "I". It takes more than one to build a nation of Integrity... 
Henry SchumacherVice President of ECCP and the Integrity Initiative, Inc.




It was an evening of empowering for integrity and standing for anti-corruption. Not anyone has the guts to do so specially if it has something to do with politics... However one of the best way to do it is thru the "I RUN for Integrity: I am Part of the Solution,".  Being part of the fun run alone is already empowering your integrity for anti-corruption. Join us for the historic running event for integrity which will takes off in December 12, 2015.

With the goal of making integrity everyone's concern and part of daily life, the Integrity Initiative - spearheaded by the Makati Business Club, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AMCHAM), the Management of the Philippines (MAO), and Financial Executives of the Philippines (Finex) is staging a historic run on December 12, 2015 at the CCP Complex, Pasay City.


Dubbed "I RUN for Integrity: I am Part of the Solution," the event calls on sectors of society to participate in this important step towards building a culture of integrity in the Philippines. It is expected to bring together 5,000 representatives and runners from government, business, youth, civil society, academe, church, and media towards the common goal of being part of the solution in fighting corruption.

The event comes on the heels of the highly successful 2011 and 2012 editions of the run, which united a total of 12,000 runners. ECCP organizes this year's running event in support of the Integrity Initiative, a private sector-led campaign that aims to promote common ethical standards among all sectors.
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Established in 2009 by the Makati Business Club and ECCP, the Integrity Initiative operates on the principle of inclusion and collective action, and works on making the Philippines a leader in promoting an ethical business environment while eliminating negative practices. Since then, a good progress has been made to get the collective action against corruption and unethical business practices going. 2,000 company chief executives, 1,500 DPWH contractors, 42 high government officials, and 140 business organizations have already signified support to the Integrity Initiative and signed the Integrity Pledge.

Additionally, the Integrity Initiative has rolled-out a unified code of conduct in 2012, and the basic guidelines for ethical business behavior, introduced an online self-assessment tool to all signatories, which can be used to evaluate the areas for improvement in the integrity system within their organization; developed a validation process to validate the ratings from the self-assessment tool and will soon pilot a certification process for business.

"While the Integrity Initiative has already accomplished notable milestones, there's still a lot that needs to be done. One of which is to encourage more engagement from individuals, especially the youth, to act with and uphold the value of integrity. This is why the theme of this year's run is "I RUN for Integrity: I am part of the solution." The individual acts of integrity are sure to deliver remarkable collective result in the long run. Participating in the "I RUN for Integrity: I am Part of the Solution," event is a symbolic gesture of pledging to act with integrity, We expect this event to be another show of force by Filipinos from all walks of life who want to finish victorious over our fight with corruption. With this event, we seek to make integrity everyone's mission." ~Henry Schumacher, Vice President of ECCP and the Integrity Initiative, Inc. 

Runners for the "I Run Integrity: I am Part of the Solution" can choose to participate in the 3K, 5K, 10K categories. Registration can be made at Chris' Sports branches in Glorietta 3, Mall of Asia, Market Market and SM Megamall until December 4 only. Late registration is until December 7 or until race kits last at the ECCP office in Makati. Registration fee is at Php 550.00 while a group of ten participants can avail fo the 10 + 1 package. Accomplished runners get to bring home "I Run Integrity" finisher shirt, baller band, and tokens from event sponsors. Special prizes also await top finishers of the event.

The "I RUN for Integrity: I am Part of the Solution" event forms part of this years Integrity Nation Now campaign of the Integrity Initiative to further solidify their goal of instilling integrity and combating corruption in the country.

In addition to the running event, the Integrity Initiative will also hold the 5th Integrity Summit on December 9, 2015 at Shangri-la Hotel in Makati City. The summit is expected to gather business leaders, anti-corruption and good governance experts, as well as key representatives from the government, church, youth, academe, and other agencies to continue to highlight the progress of the private sector in promoting ethical standards in business. The summit coincides with the celebration oc the International Anti-Corruption Day.

The "I RUN for Integrity: I am Part of the Solution" is made possible through the partnership with GMA, Globaltronics, Meralco, Seimens, De La Salle University, Rappler.com, Development Bank of the Philippines, Convergys, Globe Telecom, Landbank of the Philippines, Nestle Philippines, Royal Cargo Inc., Shell Companies of the Philippines, The Medical City, Chris Sports, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, League of Cities of the Philippines, Pasay City LGU, Pasay Youth Development Council, and the Philippine Institute of Supply Management.

WHAT: "I RUN for Integrity: I am Part of the Solution"
WHERE: (4:30AM) Assembly Liwasang Ullalim, CCP Complex, Pasay City
WHEN: December 12, 2015
RACE CATEGORIES: 3K - 5K - 10K

WHO CAN REGISTER: 
Private/Business Sector
Government
Academe/Youth
Civil Society
Church
Media
*and all individuals who support culture change to win the fight against corruption in the Philippines.

HOW TO REGISTER:
In partnership with Chris Sports, interested participants may visit Chris Sports branches at:
Glorietta 3
Mall of Asia
Market Market
SM Megamall

REGISTRATION FEE'S:

  • Php 550.00 - Individual Registrants
  • Php 50.00 OFF - Students, Government Employees, Senior Citizens, NGOs, Event Partners and Sponsors
  • 10+1 PROMO - Group registrants with a minimum of 10 paying persons may get 1 free registration valid for any category


INCLUSION OF THE FEE:

  • Registrants will be given race kits which include the race singlet and race bib.


FREEBIES FOR THE RUNNERS:
  • Accomplished runners, will be given "I Run for Integrity" ballers, finisher shirts and loot bags from the event sponsors.


DEADLINE OF THE REGISTRATION:
  • For Chris Sports registrants, deadline is on December 4. On the other hand, interested participants may still register until December 7 or until race kits last by accomplishing the registration form.


FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT:

  • You may look for Ms. Daryl Milagroso or Ms. Kamyr Catapang of Europen Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines at (02) 845-1324 or for more information and inquiries, the organizers can be emailed at irunforintegrity@eccp.com.

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION!


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