Sunday, September 25, 2011

Tour of Bohol

MANILA, Philippines — Visiting cyclists from Manila and other parts of Luzon and Visayas will experience racing with the scenic view of the 3rd district of Bohol as a backdrop as the two-day Tour of Bohol unfolds Saturday.

RG Roa, Mark Ellis and Paolo Sauler of Fitness First are again favored in category three as they try to extend their dominating form after ruling past cycling events organized by Bike King headed by Raul Cuevas.

This is the first time that a cycling event will be held in the third district of Bohol and helping Bike King ensure the success is Rep. Arthur C. Yap who is throwing his all-out support.

“Staging the Tour of Bohol will jumpstart the promotion of Bohol not only as a tropical tourist haven but also as an exciting sports destination. Participants will experience on two wheels the beauty of Bohol’s 3rd district, particularly the view of its pristine beaches,” said Yap.

Also drawing support from TRAP, Pocari Sweat, Orbea Bicycles and Corratec Bicycles, a total of 60 riders led by Rep. Rolando Andaya, have signed up forming nine teams.

The number of participants, however, is expected to increase on the day of the race.

Action begins at 1 p.m. today with the 90-kilometer road race which starts and ends at the Loay Municipal Hall.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Miles for smiles Run


Miles for Smiles: Run for Cleft Care 2011 is presented by Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation, Philippines, Inc. (NCFPI) together with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines and The Smile Train to raise public awareness that "bingot" or cleft and other craniofacial conditions are treatable and that world-class, comprehensive cleft care is available.

NCFPI is a non-profit organization that aims to establish craniofacial centers that provide world-class services to Filipinos especially the indigents. Visit us at or Join as an individual runner or form a group of 10 by bringing together your families, friends and colleagues to sponsor a child with cleft. A 90-minute operation is all it takes to make a world of difference.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

9th Gabriel Symphony Triathlon

Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011 in Posted in featured
News Release
August 5, 2011
12-Hour Multi-Sport Celebration In Celebration of Gabriel
Saturday, 3 September 2011, 6am-6pm
Alabang Country Club, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City
Sports enthusiasts of all ages can look forward to another day of sports events, fun-filled activities and an opportunity to help children with disabilities.
On September 3, Saturday, the Gabriel’s Symphony Foundation (GSF) will hold its 9th annual staging of the Gabriel’s Symphony’s “12-Hour Multi-Sport Celebration in Memory of Gabriel.” As in previous years, the event will run from 6am to 6pm at the Alabang Country Club in Muntinlupa City.
Organized by GSF and its main founder, Sen. Pia S. Cayetano, the fund-raiser is held in memory of her son Gabriel Cayetano Sebastian who died from a rare congenital disorder in 2001 at the age of nine months. Cayetano describes the day-long event as a celebration by family and friends of the “birthday which Gabriel never had.”
In the last nine years, the GSF has been raising funds to help differently abled children, including free surgery for those with cleft lip and palate, and providing free hearing aids to hearing-impaired children and artificial eyes to visually-impaired kids.
The GSF has also been helping indigent children develop their potentials, such as the children of Daang Hari, who have shown promise as competitive runners and athletes.
This year, the GSF has lined up various activities including Swim-A-Thon, Bike-A-Thon, and Run-A-Thon, Triathlon plus SuperTriKids Triathlon and Mile Run races, which include the Buddy Run and Walk Your Dog. For the 6th straight year, Maiqui Dayrit will raise funds by doing a full Ironman distance triathlon (3.8k swim, 180k bike, and 42.2k run).
The fundraiser will also feature the ‘Recycling Depot Project.’ Friends and supporters of GSF are encouraged to bring their old denims, magazines and children’s books on event day. Old denims will be transformed into denim shoes and sandals while old magazines will be recycled into paper bags. Old books will be donated to the ‘Let’s Read’ program of GSF and Pinay In Action for the use of indigent children in various communities.