Spokesnation

Welcome to The Bike Scouts Project! Spokesnation is the official newsletter of the Bike Scouts, published online every month covering the projects, events, and activities of our teams and partners throughout the Philippines and beyond. Please send us a message if you have stories, photos, or videos about bike rides, social good projects and other stories that you’d like us to publish. Spokesnation features the things that are going on around the Bike Scouts community, watch out as well for announcements about partner promotions and new Bike Scouts merchandise.


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THE LATEST DISPATCH


BIKE SCOUTS ON ANC TALKBACK

ANCx “Talkback” featured The Bike Scouts Project in a live talk show episode. Talkback is a Philippine interactive current affairs-talk show television program broadcast on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) every Monday at 7:30 pm, and hosted by Karmina Constantino. It aims to provide audiences a broader perspective of news and current events, with real-life, real-time feedback, questions and insights from viewers.


BIKE SCOUTS ON AMAZING EARTH

GMA-7 “Amazing Earth” feature aired on the popular Philippine television network GMA-7 on the primetime slot of Dingdong Dantes’ television program “Amazing Earth.” The program features interesting content about wildlife, the environment, and a part of the program is dedicated to featuring people that have initiatives that protect conserve or promote environment and conservation. The July 21st episode featured the community and work of The Bike Scouts Project.


BIKE SCOUTS x GOOGLE x LITER OF LIGHT

Bike Scouts at the Google Philippines office in Manila

Bike Scouts was recently at the Google Philippines office in Manila with Liter of Light founder Illac Diaz to discuss partnerships and collaborations for community events and potential collaborations for YouTube and Google Maps. Bike Scouts will be collaborating with Liter of Light on the delivery of their solar lamps to isolated villages that have no access to electricity. Liter of Light lamps as solar powered and can be assembled easily by volunteers or the communities themselves that will be using them. Bike Scouts is looking to partner with businesses and corporations that are willing to sponsor the cost of making the solar lamps for donation.


BIKE SCOUTS PHILIPPINE LOOP RIDE

Merky Garcia on the Philippine Loop ride

Bike Scouts rider Merky Garcia recently completed the Philippine Loop Ride – a solo, unsupported, and continuous ride around the Philippines to promote The Bike Scouts Project and its work of addressing climate change, deforestation, and promoting bicycle mobility. Merky completed the ride in a little more than three months riding around the three major Philippine islands of Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and also Palawan. The ride was supported by Decathlon, the Bike Scouts community and teams, and various individuals, groups, and businesses along the route.

Merky Garcia on the Philippine Loop ride

Merky Garcia on the Philippine Loop ride


BIKE SCOUTS IN SORSOGON

Bike Scout Marvin preparing to hand out bicycles in Pandan Highschool in Sorsogon.

The Bike Scouts recently worked with the Philippine Business For Social Progress and Standard Chartered Bank for the distribution of bicycles, laptops, and assorted materials for the students of Pandan High School in Castilla, Sorsogon. The bicycles will be helping the students of the school get to their classes with greater ease, most of them have to walk for up to 5 kilometers just to get to school on a daily basis. The work of the Bike Scouts will continue in Sorsogon to organize the students into a local Bike Scouts team that can serve their own school and community.


BRAND NEW BIKE SCOUTS TEAMS

Bike Scouts Borongan

The Bike Scouts has expanded very fast this year with new teams going online in Batanes, Pagudpud, Laoag, Naga, Daet, Sorsogon, Legazpi City, and very soon teams will be expanded or launched in Quezon City, Baguio, Tarlac, Cabanatuan, Bulacan, Iloilo, Bacolod, and Davao. Bike Scouts is looking for partners and sponsors that will be able to provide support for the work of organizing and training all new teams across the Philippines.

Bike Scouts Sorsogon

Bike Scouts Pagudpud

Bike Scouts Batanes


BIKE SCOUTS WORLD BICYCLE DAY

Participants of the community ride during the Bike Scouts World Bicycle Day in Festival Mall – Alabang.

The Bike Scouts World Bicycle Day event is a celebration of the United Nations event to celebrate bicycle mobility every June 3rd of every year. The event started because the UN wanted to encourage its members nations to promote bicycles as an inclusive form of mobility around the world. The Bike Scouts World Bicycle Day was organized with the support of Decathlon – Alabang and Filinvest Lifemalls, EMPRO event management and graphics, and Filinvest City.

Illac Diaz, founder of Liter of Light, takes the stage at the Bike Scouts World Bicycle Day in Festival Mall – Alabang.

Bike Scout DJ Albert performs at the Bike Scouts World Bicycle Day in Festival Mall – Alabang.


SPOKESNATION ARCHIVES


Spokesnation Volume 1 Number 2


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Bike Scouts on the Gameplan TV Christmas Special

Bike Scouts on the GMA-7 Christmas Special

Bike Scouts at the Social Good Summit, Manila

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