ONE million pesos in cash, a Kia Picanto, a Footon Blizzard and other valuable prizes are up for grabs in the 2nd Phoenix Open which tees off March 6 at the Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club.

A stylish dual-sim Cherry Mobile R007 phone will be given away to every participant in the event, which is being held to highlight the Araw ng Dabaw celebration.

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Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Luzon brand and marketing associate Koyen Cipriano said around 250 golfers from all over the country are competing in the one-day tournament.

"Players are from all over Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao are coming for this golf for a cause tournament that will benefit the charities of Phoenix Foundation. While some golfers who are also our business partners enjoy playing at the golf course, they also get to support the foundation," Cipriano said during the regular Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum Thursday at the Tower Inn.

Cipriano said each player's registration fee of P3,000 will all go to the Foundation.

Corporate media affairs head Ben Sur said Phoenix president Dennis Uy and chief operations officer Romy de Guzman will be on hand for the ceremonial tee-off of the golfest that offers P1M cash, a Kia Picanto, a Foton Blizzard as hole-in-one prize in all par 3 holes.

"We have improved from the first year we staged the tournament. We will make this an annual event in celebration of the Araw ng Dabaw and we will do our best to improve and become bigger every year," Sur said.

He said Royal Selangor Pewter Plate will also be awarded to the team and individual winners of the 18-hole systems 36 team and individual competition.

The event will have a shotgun tee-off set at 5:30 a.m. and at 10:30 a.m.

Awarding rites will be held at the RPVGCC clubhouse at 6 p.m. on Saturday.