By Bot Glorioso
Dominic Roque would be more than happy to take his girlfriend Bea Alonzo on his motorcycle adventures around Laguna De Bay.
The actor is the celebrity ambassador of the Laguna Lake Advocacy Awareness or LAWA.
Not everyone knows that Dominic is among the active volunteers of Gabay Kalikasan, one of PLDT-Smart’s sustainability programs that aims to encourage awareness and action for the protection and preservation of the environment.
“I think it was in 2019 when Gabay Kalikasan was formally launched,” began Dominic during the online media con to drumbeat the virtual Gabay Guro grand gathering on Oct. 2. “We had a mini-concert outside the PLDT offices. And then from there, (I) became ambassador for Gabay Kalikasan.”
Dominic, one of the active volunteers of Gabay Kalikasan, also takes part in the Gabay Guro grand gathering to be streamed live on Oct. 2 via Gabay Guro Facebook page and PLDTGabayGuro YouTube Channel (photos from Dominic’s Instagram)
Gabay Guro chairperson and Metro Pacific chief sustainability officer Chaye Cabal-Revilla, on the other hand, said that the actor showed interest in participating in Gabay Kalikasan activities even before they could actually start on drawing specific plans for the program.
“For this one, our attack for the project for Lawa (the Laguna Lake advocacy awareness) is to go around Laguna de Bay. So, iniikot ko po s’ya using my motorcycle and then iniikutan namin ‘yung mga pwedeng puntahan at mga taong involve around Laguna de Bay,” shared Dominic.
Asked if he is taking Bea with him, Dominic responded with delight, “Siguro po next time makakasama natin s’ya nakaangkas sa motor, ha,ha,ha,ha.”
Chaye added that whenever they plan for future proofing, the need for sustainability is top priority and everything that we do is also for the future. Chaye also teased, “Para rin ‘pag nagka-anak sila ni Bea (laughs).”
“Yes po, for the next generation to enjoy safe water and a clean environment,” agreed Dominic.
The 31-year-old actor is also part of the Gabay Guro virtual event as host alongside Pops Fernandez, Iza Calzado, Derek Ramsay and Atom Araullo. The teachers’ tribute, with the theme Guro sa Gitna ng Pandemya: Heroes for Digital Transformation, will be streamed live at 2 p.m. and all the activities can be viewed via Gabay Guro Facebook page and on PLDTGabayGuro YouTube Channel.
Headlining the star-studded event for teachers are Sharon Cuneta, Regine Velasquez, Martin Nievera, Ogie Alcasid, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Kuh Ledesma, Basil Valdez and Jose Mari Chan.
(For more details about the program, visit gabayguro.com.)