One Peso

Could you name an item which you can buy at the Grocery Store with One Peso? None!

Can you name a service that would be enough to pay One Peso? There is! When I was the Camp Commander at Fort Bonifacio’s Philippine Army’s Headquarters, I introduced the “One Peso Ride” using Multi-Cabs & L300 Vans donated by the AFP Financial Institutions and later introduced such service also when I was again designated as the Camp Commander of AFP Headquarter’s Camp Aguinaldo. Every passenger has to pay One Peso in going to any place inside the Camp. Such services are still being maintained with the same fare.

When I made a post about Joy whom I awarded her “1,000-Km” Club Finisher’s Club, I mentioned that she gave a donation of P 1,000 for my Elite Team BR as the total amount she was able to save by paying or putting One Peso for every kilometer that she was able to finish, whether in her practice runs or road races! I was really impressed with such initiative and thanked her for the donation.

During the NB Trail Adventure, I had a brief conversation with some Senior Officers of the Philippine Army who had become as regular runners in road races. These Officers had ultimately transformed themselves as “hardcore” runners and they are now leading by example to their staff and soldiers. Colonels Frank “Jonx” Delfin & Alex Luna are presently leading a running group inside Fort Bonifacio and their group is increasing in number.

Colonels Delfin & Luna have established a running program and project where every member of the club put in One Peso per kilometer that they run in their training and races inside a Box and every runner should be able to register in a tally form his/her name & the number of kilometers he/she finished & the corresponding amount of money he/she put in to the box. Their goal is to be able to finish 1,000 kilometers and be a part of the “1,000-Km Club” Finishers.

Register First, And Then Drop Your Peso/s In To The Box

“PISO KADA KILOMETRO”  is the name of this project and it already collected some amount as most of the coins had been accounted and properly packed in papers. It is unfortunate that I did not ask these two officers as to the total amount of coins collected so far.

Mabuhay kayo, Jonx & Alex!!!

"Jonx & Alex" With BR @ NB Trail Run (Photo Courtesy of Jun Bisnar)


The runner’s name is “Joy”. I first came to know her as one of my “friends” on Facebook without even seeing her personally. And suddenly last week, she sent me a message on my account telling me that she just completed her first 1,000-km total mileage since she started running. So, I told her that she is entitled to the “BR’s 1,000-Km Club” Finisher’s Shirt and asked her t-shirt size.

Last Sunday after the Nature’s Valley Run at The Fort, she approached the BR’s temporary booth (Parking Attendant’s Booth at the BHS) and she introduced herself to me. I knew that she just finished the Half-Marathon as she was proudly wearing her Finisher’s Medal.

As I presented to her the BR’s 1,000-Km Club Finisher’s T-Shirt, she handed me 1,000 pesos for her support to the Elite Team Bald Runner. She told me that she had allocated One Peso Per Kilometer for the 1,000 kilometers that she was able to run since the time she started counting on her mileage. And decided to give such earnings to support my elite team. I was surprised and touched by the gesture of this lady runner. I could only say “Thank your for your support” and asked her for a picture with me handing her the t-shirt. 

I just learned that she finished her first marathon run with The Bull Runner’s Dream Marathon and after a week, she ran the Nature’s Valley Half-Marathon!  A very strong lady runner! Congratulations!

To Joy, thank you very much for your support. May God bless you always.

Photo-Ops With Joy & 1,000-Km Club Shirt
Joy Aguilar: Latest Member of "BR's 1,000-Km Club"