By PR | 03:09 AM October 09, 2022
TASKUS, a global provider of outsourced digital services with a site in Tagbilaran City, gave three frequently used pedestrian lanes a much-needed and “ridiculously refreshing” revamp.
The lanes could be found on the JLU Building and the Island City Mall on Rajah Sikatuna Avenue as well as in front of the Saint Joseph Parish in Plaza Rizal Rotunda.
The project, dubbed “Ridiculous Roads: Bohol” serves to brighten the city and uplift Bol-anons’ morale, as the province continued to recover from the physical and financial losses brought by Typhoon “Odette” (international name: “Rai”), which hit the country late last year and left 108 casualties in the province. The hardships were made doubly challenging by the rising prices of gas and basic commodities, coupled with an unprecedented national inflation rate.
Created by Pahid Murals, a local arts group in Bohol that painted murals across the island, the colorful crosswalks were placed in the city to inspire hope and positivity. These also served to remind the locals about the island’s promising progress.
The project was a follow-up to the company’s voluntary employee donation campaign from December 2021 to January 2022 that managed to collect P2.6 million (roughly $46,200) to support affected teammates in building back their damaged homes. Furthermore, in 2020, TaskUs also painted crosswalks in Antipolo City, Rizal to advocate road safety.
“TaskUs has always remained committed to supporting the communities in which we serve,” said Anna Victoria Alcachupas, TaskUs’ division vice president for Integrated Marketing. “Bohol is a very special place for us.”
All three pedestrian lanes were chosen as these were among the most frequently used by Bol-anons in the city. Each of the pedestrian lanes boasts a dynamic, vibrant, and inspiring combination of colors with green and blue predominating the design. Bohol, after all, is known as a tropical haven for its lush greenery that houses one of the world’s smallest known primates called the Tarsier, along with its pristine blue seas that serve as one of the country’s most popular diving spots.
“These pedestrian lanes add color to the continuously developing city of Tagbilaran, which is now considered one of the Philippines’ 20 Most Competitive Cities with a burgeoning business process outsourcing workforce,” said Tagbilaran City Mayor Jane C. Yap.
“In light of these recent developments in the city, we are happy to have these colorful pedestrian lanes which give hope to our locals as well as welcome the talents who are coming from and outside of the island.”
TaskUs’ Bohol site, also called “Lizzy’s Playground,” sits on a 47,200-square-foot commercial space that can accommodate up to 1,000 people. Similar to TaskUs’ other global offices, the site is fully equipped with world-class amenities like recreational rooms, indoor and outdoor pantries, and gaming lounges for teammates to enjoy. It is strategically located in the heart of the city, allowing
employees to easily and quickly travel to and from the site.