The Philippines-New Zealand Business Council (PNZBC) in cooperation with the New Zealand Embassy held THE AMAZING JEEPNEY RACE 2, last June 1, 2014 . Participants were members and families of the New Zealand community, expats based in Manila, and local partners with businesses/connections with New Zealand.
In the time-sensitive race, the 160 participants headed to 5 Pit stops in 16 authentic PHILIPPINE JEEPS to accomplish specific tasks.
At TESORO’S Makati, they had to wear native costumes and pose creatively in the window as the pictures below show. “TEAM SHEEPNEYS “won the “BEST WINDOW DISPLAY MANNEQUINS” at TESORO’S , while ‘TEAM CROWN WORLDWIDE” took the GRAND CHAMPION Trophy, followed by “TEAM MANILA PENINSULA” and “TEAM VALLE VERDE JEEPENATORS” that came in 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
Led by New Zealand’s Ambassador to the Philippines Reuben Levermore, The Amazing Jeepney Race 2 aimed to raise funds for OperationRestore Hope, a non-profit organization composed of New Zealand doctors and medical volunteers who come to the Philippines to conduct free corrective surgery and provide medical needs for children born with cleft lip and palates.
Visit http://www.operationrestorehope.org.nz/ to learn more about Operation Restore Hope.