Raft with the local celebrities-A A +A
Saturday, February 19, 2011
CAGAYAN de Oro River's famous wild rapids will be tested anew by some 20 local celebrities on February 26.
"They're going to feel the rush of the country's premier white water rafting destination," said Ardizon "Papa Ardie" Arsua, marketing and image consultant of the 1st Rafting Adventure Philippines and Eco Extreme Rafting Adventure.
"Raft with The Local Celebrities," Arsua said, is a cause-oriented activity that is a free white-water rafting adventure with famous and influential local personalities in the “City of Golden Friendship.”
Among those invited to experience the breathtaking stunt are Silka 2010 Kathy Almirante, Yes FM's Andy Coco, DJ Oye and Lolo Insyong, Benjie Manuel of the fashion sector, Mark "Pogi" Francisco of Gold Star Daily, Ian Nuer of Sining Kambayoka Ensemble, Ryan Casiño (chairman of the National Commission for Culture and Arts) and PJ dela Peña of the local ABS-CBN news.
Aside from the free ride of thrill and excitement, Almirante and company will also be treated to free meal and freebies, courtesy of 1st Rafting Adventure and Eco-Extreme Rafting Adventure companies.
"The rationale behind this event is to unify the people in Cagayan de Oro through the use of the local celebrities' network and influences in protecting and preserving the beauty and wonders of Cagayan de Oro River," Arsua told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro.
The Oro River basks in the splendor of lust vegetation scenery. From downtown Divisoria, a simple jeepney ride can take one up Carmen Hill, a sprawling mini-mountain with impressive scenery and natural formations, such as the historic Macahambus Cave and Macahambus Adventure Park in the barangay of Lumbia. And en route to barangays Dansolihon and Mambuaya on boats for the best rafting experience, one can pause for a moment and enjoy the panoramic view while cruising the calm waters and embrace Mother Nature.
"In this recreational outdoor activity, our local celebrities can really explore and discover for themselves the thrill of nature at its wildest," Arsua added.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on February 19, 2011.