Run For Jared: February 25, 2017 at BGC

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Three days ago, our dear friend, runner and blogger Jared Baliguat (Running Suplado, Supladong Irish Runner) suffered a Nervous Breakdown while at work and was rushed to Medical City Hospital in Pasig, where he is currently confined. He has been having seizures and is suffering from memory loss with fits of abnormal behavior. He has difficulty remembering things, recognizing people whom he knows well and worse, couldn’t even remember his own name.

As such, Jared’s prolonged stay in the hospital is necessary as he is still under observation as more tests will have to be conducted. He is currently living alone in Manila, a breadwinner to his Mom and sibling who are both residing in Antique. Jared’s office mates are now raising funds in order to bring his mother and sibling here in Manila.

In the meantime, runner-blogger friends are taking turns in caring for him at the Medical City. Jared has been only working for 5 months in his current job and still has no medical benefits. His friends from the running and blogging community are already making arrangements to raise funds and help in their own ways to help Jared ease his ordeal.

The Community Run For Jared is being held this coming Saturday, February 25, 2017 to help defray his ballooning medical expenses at the Medical City Hospital. All proceeds and registration fees will go directly to Jared and his family.

If you personally know Jared and would like to help, a bank account has been established, care of Mr. Rikki Suarez. You can make your cash donations to:

BPI Savings Bank Account

Name: Lino N. Suarez Account No.: 0069-5169-04

Thank you very much and please do not forget to say a prayer for Jared.

Philippine Bowling Federation Partners With

In a move to revive Philippine bowling’s glorious days in the bowling international scene, the Philippine Bowling Federation (PBF) have partnered with to form the latter’s newest channel, The collaboration was formed to advance the promotion and interest of tenpin bowling to the youth of today and revive the sport that was once a powerhouse of great individuals which bred bowling greats like Paeng Nepomuceno, Bong Coo, Rene Reyes, Arianne Cerdena, Liza Del Rosario, Biboy Rivera, Bec Watanabe, among many others.

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The partnership was unveiled yesterday at the V Corporate Center in Makati with representatives of both partners led by PBF and former FIQ World President Steve Hontiveros, PBF Secretary General, Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) Executive Board member, Alexander S. Lim, President Paolo Prieto and CEO Garry Libby.

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Contract signing: L-R: Garry Libby (COO, Paolo Prieto ( Pres.), Steve Hontiveros (PBF Pres.)

Another aim of the partnership is to promote the sport at the grassroots level and have social media as another platform for the younger generation to appreciate its appeal where Filipino players can truly excel. Concurrent President, Steve Hontiveros was tasked to return and head the PBF. “Majority of the stakeholders wanted me to return to bowling to save this sport from oblivion so i’m here to accept that challenge again.

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Philippine Olympic Committee President, Jose “Peping” Cojuangco

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With the PBF and Team

At present, the PBF is now a new re-organized group with Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose Cojuangco stepping in, giving new blood to salvage this stagnant sport. With the re-reinstatement of Mr. Hontiveros as President of PBF, they appointed Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto, himself a former World Cupper, as PBF chairman, and got the services of Paeng Nepomuceno as the national team’s head coach.

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With the entry of, the local tenpin bowling scene might just witness a “perfect game” after a very long time!


Lagalag Sundown Ecotrail Run: April 8, 2017


Date:       April 8, 2017
Venue:    Timberland Heights, San Mateo, Rizal
Start Time:   3:00pm

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Lagalag’s inaugural Sundown Trail Run held last year didn’t create much stir as it may have registered below the regular trail runner’s radar but for the 300+ runners who were able to join the 3:00pm gun start, it was one of the best organized trail races with the cushy, well-maintained trails and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains that got our attention at Timberland Heights in San Mateo, Rizal.

Even though the weather was warm and humid, the race volunteers, course markings, bike marshals and the over-all race organization will be very hard to beat. The trails have nice single tracks, fire roads, lush forest, streams and non-stop views of the Sierra mountain range. This is one of those splendid races where you should really be taking in the scenic views but will probably be too busy trying not to wipe off the sweat in your face because of the warm weather.

For those of you who have not experience running at the Timberland trails, here’s your chance to do so.  The Lagalag Sundown Eco-Trail Run 2017 is happening on April 8. It will offer a 6km, 12km and a new 25km trail run (in lieu of the half marathon distance last year) which will start at 3:00pm.

We shall be updating you for more race details on this blog as soon as they come along.

Here are the details of the race:

Categories and Registration Fees:
6 km:    P750.00
12 km:  P900.00
25 km:  P1,200.00 (New Category)

Registration is now open!
Registration options:
1. Online: go to and select LAGALAG SUNDOWN Ecotrail Run
2. In-store registration: Visit Lagalag store at SM North and Baguio City Branch for manual registration and payment.

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Here are some pictures from last year’s race:

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At the start

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Uphill start

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FREE for the first 200 (paid) registrants.

Good news! Organizers are giving away a LAGALAG FUEL BELT for FREE for the first 200 (paid) registrants.

This is an all-purpose utility belt that sits comfortably around the waist. It’s a fanny pack, racing number belt or music device holder. Use it to carry your personal belongings: keys, IDs, small snacks, gels. Use it anywhere. Go anywhere!

Registration options:
1. Online: go to and select LAGALAG SUNDOWN
2. In-store registration: Visit Lagalag store SM North and Baguio City Branch for manual registration and payment.


Mt. Sembrano Trail Challenge 2017: March 12, 2017

It’s not an easy trail route, but those who have experienced traversing uphill trails whether you’re a newbie or a veteran trail runner, would find running, hiking or just trying to survive to get to the top of Mt. Sembrano the harsh yet thrilling experience of conquering it on limited time.

Running this race for the very first time two years ago, i kind of wondered how i was able to wrestle the unlimited uphills, specially the first 5 kilometers of continuous climbing on gnarly rocky trails. Still, i think this was one of the best trail races for 2015 (didn’t join last year because of severe acid reflux) even with the negligible blips of getting lost and suffering from cramps that made this race even more exciting.

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The Mt. Sembrano Mountain Run is going to be back this coming March 12, 2017 with some new trail routes being added. This is a no frills, all thrills race but has the unique stamp of an MGM event, organizers of this race. It has full of support, unique swags, fabulous finisher’s shirt, food and an after event gathering of pure trail enthusiasts hobnobbing with first time trail runners wanting to catch on the frenzy of their newfound sport.

This mountain run is not for people who are looking to set a fast pace but I would recommend it to those looking to deviate from road events and challenge themselves with a difficult but doable trail run, specially the newbie trail runner.

Getting to the top of Mt. Sembrano and reaching the finish-line will give you a sense of great euphoria and that’s definitely the case here, as this was one of the most grueling yet rewarding trail races I’ve done.

If you haven’s registered yet, you have a little more than a week to register (deadline on February 17) and can close even earlier if slots have all been filled up.

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Here are the details of the race:

Mt. Sembrano Uphill Trail Challenge 2017 (15KM/32KM)
March 12, 2017 (New Trail Route)
Malaya, Pililia, Rizal

2nd Leg for the grand slam of the MGM Production Trail Running Series 2017.

15km (Old Trail-Summit turn around-New Trail)
32km (Old Trail-Summit-Bugarin Trail- turn around-New Trail)

Start Time:
6:00 AM March 12, 2017 (32km)
6:30 AM March 12, 2017 (15km)

Cut Off Time: 6hrs (15km) / 9hrs (32km)

Starting/Finish Area: Brgy. Hall of Malaya, Pililla, Rizal

Registration Fee:
P 1,100.00 / 15km Mountain Run
P 1,350.00 / 32km Mountain Run
inclusive Finisher Medal, Shirt, Race Bandana, Bib Number, Post Race Meal, Freebies and Raffle

Registration Period: December 01, 2017- February 17, 2017

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Registration Procedure:

Deposit the registration fee to:
Account Name:Rayman D. delos Angeles
BPI Savings Acct Num: 3199-1456-56

Send a scanned copy of the deposit slip to  with your name, gender, distance and size of finisher shirt . Subject: MGM MT. SEMBRANO REGISTRATION”. Please keep and present the deposit slip when claiming the race kit on the race day.


The event takes place RAIN or SHINE!


Course Description:  Rough roads which leads to rocky path; numerous mango trees; grassy summit which is fully exposed to the sun with the great view of Laguna Lake.

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Camping:  Runners are welcome to camp on the grounds Friday evening. Camping is available at an assigned area on the covered court with facilities near the start.  Showers are available. Please take out what you bring in.

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Yakult 10-Miler: March 5, 2017

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Yakult 10-Miler

The Yakult 10-Miler Run has been going on for more that three decades and is considered one of the oldest running events here in the country. This race which will be held on March 5, 2017 at the CCP Complex which kicks off with a new race organizer, an additional longer distance (a half-marathon being included) and some expanded post race activities courtesy of ProActive events, organizers of the very successful Color Manila Run.
With a long and durable history, this race takes you to the friendly scenic course of Roxas Blvd., and the CCP Complex which will allow runners of all abilities to test their fitness.
In sticking with the principle, Yakult’s founder Dr. Minoru Shirota believes that good health should be made available to all and there is no better sport to embody this than running.
The Yakult 10-Miler will continually be stage through the years and as the sport evolves people can expect that the event will also evolve with it. The new organizers will continue to work hard to give the runners an experience that will motivate them to continue to be fit and healthy.
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YAKULT 10-Miler

  • Event Date: March 5, 2017
  • Event Venue: CCP Complex

Race Category –  Registration Fee –  Gun Start

  • 3K      –   P  400.00  (5:40am)
  • 5K      –   P  500.00   (5:30am)
  • 16K    –   P  650.00   (4:30am)
  • 21K    –   P  850.00   (4:00am)

Race Inclusion

  • 3K    —  Dri Fit Shirt, Race Bib with RFID, Finisher’s Medal
  • 5K    —  Dri Fit Shirt, Race Bib with RFID, Finisher’s Medal
  • 16K  —  Dri Fit Shirt, Race Bib with RFID, Finisher’s Medal, Yakult Finisher’s Pillow
  • 21K  —  Dri Fit Shirt, Race Bib with RFID, Finisher’s Medal, Yakult Finisher’s Pillow
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Race Medal

How to Register

CREDIT Card Payment (Debit Card/Paypal)

• Visit
• Click on REGISTER NOW!
• Fill up the online registration form
• Choose Credit card as payment option &
   Fill up your card or PayPal details
• Wait for your confirmation email
• Claim your kit
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Race bibs

Purchase Prepaid cards at the selected stores:
MIZUNO Mall of Asia
MIZUNO Bonifacio High Street
MIZUNO Megamall
MIZUNO Trinoma
• Click on REGISTER NOW!
• Choose Prepaid card as payment options and
   enter the code found on your prepaid card.
• Fill up the online registration form
• Wait for your confirmation email
• Claim your kit