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Official Result: 2017/3rd Manila To Baguio 250K Ultra Marathon Race

20 02 2017

Official Result: 2017/3rd Manila To Baguio 250K Ultra Marathon Race (Solo/Single Stage)

Starting Area: Km Post #0, Rizal Monument, Luneta Park, Manila

Finish Area: Rizal Park, Baguio City

Start Time: 10:00 PM February 16, 2017

Finish Time: 12:00 Midnight February 18, 2017

Cut-Off Time: 50 Hours

Number Of Starters: 37 Runners

Number Of Finishers: 24 Runners

Percentage Of Finish: 64.8%

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Group Picture Before The Start

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Few Seconds Before Gun Start

RANK                     NAME                                             TIME (Hrs)

  1. Lodovico Librilla (Overall Champion) —43:03:49
  2. Bong Dizon (1st Runner-Up, Overall)—-43:25:25
  3. Ryan Fabie (2nd Runner-Up, Overall)—-44:49:22
  4. Remy Caasi (Female Champion, Course Record)—-46:12:10
  5. Aldrin Pallera ———————–46:24:16
  6. Jocel Lañas (1st Runner-Up, Female)—–46:26:27
  7. Rhoda Caballero (2nd Runner-Up, Female)—-46:44:24
  8. Rolan Cera————————–46:51:42
  9. Armando Olan———————–46:51:42
  10. Jon Borbon————————–47:02:45
  11. Dondon Talosig———————-47:03:10
  12. Fer De Leon————————-47:26:46
  13. Rod Losabia————————-47:26:58
  14. Rose Betonio (Female)—————-47:28:50
  15. Jemfil Ramos————————-47:58:59
  16. Dennis Guidao———————–47:59:15
  17. Glenn Rosales———————–48:40:46
  18. Ken Molina————————-48:50:15
  19. Gibo Malvar————————-48:50:16
  20. Rasette Pesuelo (Female)————–48:50:18
  21. Raymond Nable———————-49:17:50
  22. Ildebrando Yap———————–49:18:55
  23. Chris Linawagan———————49:21:50
  24. Maui Toraja————————-49:46:50
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Overall Champion Lodovico Librilla

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Overall 1st Runner-Up Bong Dizon

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Overall 2nd Runner-Up Ryan Fabie

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Female Champion & New Course Record Holder Remy Caasi

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Female 1st Runner-Up Jocel Lañas

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Female 2nd Runner-Up Rhoda Caballero

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Most Coveted Finisher’s Buckle

Congratulations To Everybody!

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Official Result: 2014/4th MAYON 360-Degree 80K Ultra Marathon Race

7 04 2014

4th/2014 MAYON 360-Degree 80K Ultra Marathon Race: A Run Around The Most Perfect Coned Mt Mayon Volcano In The World

4:00 AM to 8:00 PM April 5, 2014

Legazpi City (Albay)

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MAYON 360 Official Poster

RANK RACE BIB # NAME TIME (HRS)
1 48 Mario Maglinao (Overall Champion, Course Record) 6:01:09
2 267 Martin Balaybo (1st Runner-Up, Overall) 6:12:55
3 328 Eugene “Bong” Postrado (2nd Runner-Up, Overall) 6:18:59
4 418 Marino Lagyap 6:32:59
5 155 Mariano Basagro 6:39:57
6 126 John Nino Monte 6:42:50
7 424 Salvador Nachor 7:26:08
8 271 Joland Olmilla 7:31:55
9 377 Juny Rex Carreon 7:33:26
10 193 Jieter Bada 7:34:48
11 379 Christopher Sirvino 7:40:35
12 90 Danilo Sanchez 7:48:58
13 375 Albert Omboga 7:51:28
14 432 Jesse Ano 7:53:45
15 112 Victor Ayohan 8:12:19
16 340 Ronald Aguilar 8:12:20
17 28 Ariel Dolot 8:12:55
18 333 Christian Velson Ticson 8:14:50
19 413 Mario Tahiyam 8:28:10
20 111 Troy Abadeza 8:28:24
21 384 Janette Agura (Overall Champion, Female) 8:28:57
22 250 Rafael Maestro 8:31:51
23 382 Melanie Malihan (1st Runner-Up, Female) 8:33:03
24 83 Danilo Balandra 8:33:17
25 309 Chris Verdejo 8:33:51
26 86 Ismael Dealca 8:34:45
27 341 Bonificao Balleras 8:48:07
28 430 Alfred Delos Reyes 8:49:14
29 280 Bob Castilla 8:49:15
30 392 Menlinda Manahan Delos Reyes (2nd Runner-Up, F) 8:51:19
31 74 Wilmor Plopinio 8:58:51
32 355 Froilan Enriquez 9:08:25
33 154 Thomas Combisen 9:14:13
34 6 Arlon Almasco 9:15:22
35 221 Ruben Pascual 9:32:51
36 435 Zaldy Loreno 9:34:02
37 270 Rhodora Oporto (F) 9:35:29
38 426 Lao Ogerio 9:37:45
39 304 Raymund Moyano 9:37:46
40 152 Reynaldo Oros 9:37:47
41 232 Jerome Bahoy 9:37:48
42 132 Matthew David 9:38:58
43 383 Orlando Payumo (SC) 9:38:59
44 140 Rachael Sparks (F) 9:39:00
45 263 Emmanuel Nocos 9:41:29
46 261 Emerson Gonzales 9:41:30
47 329 Allan Joseph Abenes 9:43:41
48 106 Noe Maravilla 9:44:48
49 249 Saturnino Camangonan 9:46:50
50 332 Edison Ticzon 9:47:52
51 34 Joel Simsiman 9:48:48
52 427 Nina Ferando (F) 9:51:17
53 134 Kenneth Manibo 9:53:07
54 256 Julius Earl Badelles 9:59:47
55 24 Pedrito Magtajas 9:59:52
56 226 Ian Wellington Jocom 10:01:13
57 388 Rosie Cantona (F) 10:01:19
58 107 Schole Mark Abion 10:06:46
59 59 Wendell Kwan 10:10:52
60 57 Alex Allanza 10:11:04
61 89 Nelson Villamayor 10:12:37
62 103 Mayron Manuez Nuyles 10:14:28
63 283 Gil Lustares 10:15:16
64 411 Tess Leono (F) 10:16:10
65 234 Kristian Meriller 10:17:47
66 318 Bobby Go 10:18:41
67 344 Carlo Gonzales 10:19:19
68 251 Vicente Topacio (SC) 10:20:51
69 105 Sandy Gonzales 10:20:53
70 121 Aris Gacula 10:26:39
71 347 Roberto Villamor 10:29:51
72 143 Riezel Cabanig 10:30:12
73 36 Mark Alan Pena 10:30:45
74 302 Jaylord Ballao 10:32:29
75 183 Junel Esperanza 10:32:36
76 255 Christopher Llobrera 10:33:01
77 191 Heinrich Perez 10:33:05
78 37 Randy Cantoria 10:33:07
79 269 Dante Adorador 10:34:07
80 247 Allan Galla Bandiola 10:34:14
81 385 Peris Poywo (F) 10:35:03
82 230 Norman Ariate 10:37:37
83 51 Henry Castillo 10:39:48
84 237 Argie Cabrera 10:42:19
85 58 Ernesto Venancio Badong 10:45:18
86 2 Rouen Bosquillos 10:47:01
87 189 Joffrey Ano 10:48:31
88 135 Jasper Ryan Olivete 10:52;19
89 360 Sante Mendoza 10:55:30
90 95 Christian Ochiava 10:55:43
91 16 Melchor Flores 10:55:59
92 342 Ever Escobido 10:56:59
93 264 Francis Florece 11:00:01
94 321 Judy Villaroman Aguilar (F) 11:00:08
95 277 Francis Arroyo 11:00:37
96 172 Dindo Diaz 11:01:35
97 207 Vince Leonardo Datiles 11:01:48
98 194 Marck Arcky Imperial 11:01:57
99 326 Anselmo De Leon Cruz 11:02:29
100 22 Glen Calixtro 11:03:20
101 350 Gia Estrella (F) 11:04:14
102 368 Karlgene Piga 11:04:59
103 235 Renz Sabinorio 11:07:13
104 30 Joji Salvador 11:08:54
105 180 Aldrin Aguallo 11:10:49
106 84 Chin Eng Alex Teo 11:11:14
107 94 Manuel Ojeda II 11:14:21
108 259 Erick Alzaga 11:16:59
109 274 Edgar Miras 11:18:37
110 169 Ronald Julian Torregrosa 11:19:08
111 396 Rosaldo Gijapon 11:19:41
112 7 Jolito Ramirez 11:23:28
113 119 Abner Corpuz 11:24:44
114 314 David Mendoza 11:24:51
115 165 Allan Ordaniel 11:25:06
116 365 Ely Casulla 11:27:00
117 104 Michael Guades 11:27:29
118 356 Noel Ko 11:28:23
119 242 Tommy Tan (SC) 11:28:47
120 301 Edgar Moron 11:29:31
121 300 Benjie Moron 11:29:32
122 290 Armando Fabella Jr 11:30:06
123 138 Sherwin Ivan Jaboli 11:31:37
124 219 Jovito Yanga 11:31:43
125 273 Oliver Cuevas 11:32:53
126 116 Jeric-Augusto Redillas 11:34:46
127 395 Rogelio Paz 11:35:16
128 268 Louie Chavez 11:36:30
129 11 Refrancis Randa 11:36:37
130 253 Jerry Yutuc 11:37:06
131 414 German Acido 11:37:35
132 324 Bryan Llorca 11:40:01
133 303 Eddie Albos 11:40:39
134 35 Joefren Perez 11:41:03
135 327 Philip Aguilar 11:41:28
136 209 Jerry Peralta 11:44:14
137 56 Ronila Tan (F) 11:44:42
138 14 Rosauro Dizon 11:45:25
139 306 Mart Rabelos Jr 11:46:44
140 174 Dennis Chavez 11:47:29
141 75 Wilmor Plopinio 11:48:17
142 223 Rone Milan 11:48:44
143 167 Julius Ceasar Lim 11:49:19
144 307 Adrian Lim 11:49:24
145 150 Patrick James Ayo 11:50:40
146 114 Rizaldy Relativo 11:51:34 (DQ)
147 23 Edsel Cantillana 11:52:19
148 428 Dominic Agot 11:55:23
149 203 Joselito Jimenez 11:55:51
150 149 Francis Adrian Panilla 11:56:31
151 39 Joseph Pili 11:57:02
152 359 Ana Liza Garcia-Peciller (F) 12:01:08
153 46 Pedrito Ampongan Jr 12:01:49
154 343 Richard Abocado 12:02:04
155 115 Jed Jason Chiu 12:03:06
156 317 Jomari Gatia 12:03:54
157 349 Zaldy Santillan 12:05:18
158 363 Allan Macaraig 12:05:30
159 245 William Hu 12:06:51
160 320 Reza Merana Tordilla (F) 12:07:07
161 437 Jay Lamela 12:07:23
162 434 Bryan Manicad 12:07:25
163 151 Yniguez Yoel Uy 12:07:38
164 407 Peter Perez 12:07:59
165 346 Jessel Basanta 12:09:23
166 257 Louie Michael Martinez 12:09:24
167 156 Kevin Moral 12:10:52
168 369 Cheryll Bihag (F) 12:11:31
169 238 Ken Martin Clemente 12:12:46
170 272 Joel Rodriguez 12:13:04
171 98 Prospero Ibardaloza 12:13:42
172 162 Jake Villareal 12:14:27
173 262 Cornelio Roquid 12:14:31
174 225 Rolly Peruelo 12:14:44
175 406 Gerry Lita 12:15:11
176 173 Merbert Cabral 12:17:45
177 394 Edgardo Caubang (SC) 12:17:46
178 15 Ruben Beran 12:17:47
179 137 Miguel Beduya 12:20:12
180 370 Maricar Gapuz (F) 12:20:26
181 362 Russel Hernandez 12:20:35
182 185 Dionisio Potonia (SC) 12:22:04
183 248 Pete Peralta 12:24:42
184 40 Josh Evasco 12:26:01
185 419 Soriano Vergara 12:27:12
186 52 Teodorico Tan 12:27:42
187 12 Romil Reyes 12:28:05
188 229 Ranil Valenciano 12:28:38
189 214 Simeon Moral 12:31:47
190 220 Maoro Alzate 12:32:11
191 429 Loradel Hanopol (F) 12:33:04
192 139 Noel Rabe 12:36:01
193 199 Rona Saludes (F) 12:36:55
194 200 Hermie Saludes 12:37:02
195 358 Gan Molero 12:37:19
196 218 Cesar Pillarda 12:37:20
197 70 Roden Rosin 12:37:46
198 196 Leo Ano 12:38:43
199 141 Clint Marvin Abit 12:40:42
200 289 Julie Ann Luchana (F) 12:41:00
201 348 Nelson Val Caro Jr 12:41:48
202 278 Vicente Wanasen 12:43:58
203 389 Perfecto Balantes 12:44:31
204 291 Alvin Aguado Barbosa 12:45:07
205 319 Cris Liwanagan 12:46:26
206 337 Albert Martin Bartolazo 12:47:02
207 325 Kathleen Pinero Fresnido (F) 12:49:42
208 49 Jan Vincent Castillo 12:50:02
209 231 Ariel Gullem 12:51:37
210 147 Aurelio Consolacion Jr 12:58:22
211 380 Anthony Melchor Catolico 12:58:59
212 93 Evan Asbert Clutario 12:59:03
213 260 Henry Llorente 12:59:18
214 179 Raymundo Mabini 13:00:43
215 439 Jun Cunanan 13:01:10
216 117 Dominador Masagca 13:03:20
217 296 Alvin Cesar 13:03:21
218 188 Lucille Coz (F) 13:03:54
219 203 Joselito Jimenez 13:05:09
220 146 Anthony Abejero 13:05:37
221 222 JasperJhebs Balbuena 13:06:03
222 186 Hydee Sulamin (F) 13:06:37
223 285 Mario Alcantara 13:06:39
224 236 Joven Dela Cruz 13:06:53
225 215 Archimedes Musni II 13:14:16
226 19 Lorenzo Jayson Manansala 13:15:08
227 412 Jelmore Bitare 13:15:13
228 73 Jeffrey Furigay 13:16:23
229 282 Kristian Apilado 13:16:24
230 311 Gener Exconde 13:19:30
231 345 Danilo Lim (SC) 13:19:38
232 44 Antonio Oro Jr 13:20:52
233 233 Glendel Terania 13:22:01
234 54 Ma. Julieta Rael 13:22:13
235 9 Arnel Palor 13:23:01
236 91 Vernon Amaranto 13:23:56
237 113 Rolando Oba Jr 13:24:01
238 361 Emma Gabriel (F) 13:24:06
239 351 Godfrey Palpal-latoc 13:24:10
240 357 Weng Dagdag 13:24:13
241 297 Noel Pitapit 13:24:21
242 123 Gerard Andrew Bantug 13:24:31
243 241 Paul Padayao 13:25:01
244 125 Christopher Ang 13:27:24
245 305 Samson Raganit Jr 13:33:58
246 204 Jilson Batistil 13:34:00
247 354 Yolly Barja (F) 13:34:04
248 423 Rodolfo Mapagdalita 13:34:10
249 182 John Mark Sevilla 13:34:55
250 239 Alvin Mercado 13:35:08
251 366 Kevin Dela Torre 13:35:24
252 66 Christian Rabe 13:36:04
253 281 Starkey Apilado 13:36:24
254 108 Jude Thaddeus Singson 13:37:57
255 244 Judith Abadilla (F) 13:38:26
256 243 Honesto Belleza 13:39:56
257 293 Arvin Peco Paz 13:40:10
258 161 Rudolph Ruiz 13:40:31
259 99 Francisco Uy 13:40:36
260 322 Liza Bonifacio Paule (F) 13:40:46
261 381 Lloyd Almario 13:43:04
262 78 Joseph Guiang 13:43:23
263 5 Dindo Almoquera 13:43:30
264 401 Marietta Sta. Ana (F) 13:45:41
265 175 Raniel Baracael 13:46:35
266 353 Luzel Ma. Franco Tibo-oc (F) 13:47:07
267 352 Mark Anthony Tibo-oc 13:47:08
268 168 Joseph Balbino 13:48:04
269 216 Rodolfo Biscocho 13:48:08
270 148 Ricardo Lozano III 13:48:30
271 118 Jose Asis 13:49:32
272 378 Ronald Dedace 13:49:32
273 13 Doods Abuel 13:49:41
274 20 Janice Mauricio (F) 13:49:55
275 266 Patrick Geneblaza 13:49:58
276 312 Jose Marie Guevara 13:50:00
277 21 Elmeray Kabigting 13:50:06
278 178 Gunther Benito 13:50:46
279 184 Peri Pevida 13:51:01
280 127 Teddy Boral (SC) 13:51:07
281 29 Jez Ramos 13:51:11
282 181 Jerard Asperin 13:51:14
283 81 Celso Virtucio 13:51:33
284 88 Enrico Cellano 13:53:33
285 38 Richard Mendina 13:54:28
286 367 Jun Que 13:54:52
287 390 Christopher Bataller 13:54:56
288 1 Arwin Rodolfo 13:56:46
289 100 Roberto Tuason 13:57:10
290 313 Leo Paalan 13:59:18
291 403 Orlando Ylaya 13:59:21
292 53 Joselito Salubayba 14:00:08
293 398 Ralph Singzon 14:00:10
294 417 Anthony Oscar Llaguno 14:01:29
295 420 Leo Tugade 14:02:27
296 10 Wilson De Andres 14:02:52
297 27 Edmundo Tam II 14:02:57
298 43 Samuel Pacayra 14:04:03
299 17 Joseph Ronquillo 14:03:06
300 170 Eduardo Bolofer 14:05:30
301 82 Dennis Llagas 14:05:46
302 177 Majean Benito (F) 14:08:17
303 136 Benj Tuble 14:08:36
304 334 John Rey Chua 14:09:01
305 425 Ramon Flores 14:10:11
306 87 Arianne Ortega (F) 14:10:15
307 153 Noriel De Guzman 14:12:26
308 159 Gerardine Kun (F) 14:13:08
309 364 Edgar Vocal 14:14:01
310 331 Kristel Anne Villanueva (F) 14:14:06
311 436 Ronald James Sison 14:14:09
312 330 Jeff Kristoffer Lualhati 14:14:11
313 422 Rizaldy Ricamonte 14:15:02
314 421 Mildred Tugade (F) 14:16:00
315 110 Luis Ricario 14:16:26
316 69 Jonathan Lapuz 14:16:40
317 208 Elsie Ojeda (F) 14:16:49
318 284 Edwin Parino 14:16:52
319 120 Oliver Abuyen 14:16:57
320 97 Michael Torres 14:19:14
321 50 Eusebio Cabidog 14:20:33
322 52 Teodorico Tan 14:22:30
323 292 Joselito Dela Cruz 14:28:33
324 42 Gilbert Balid 14:29:00
325 399 Vicente Zapanta Jr 14:31:07
326 409 Lester Evangelista 14:31:28
327 41 Marlon Santos 14:32:16
328 171 Anthony Evan Cruz 14:32:21
329 410 Januarius Padilla 14:32:23
330 205 Enrique Trinidad 14:32:28
331 133 Carl John Austria 14:33:20
332 315 Carlos Pitapit 14:33:47
333 240 Jun Musa 14:33:53
334 25 Daisy Icaro Parish (F) 14:34:06
335 228 Gay Redillas (F) 14:36:04
336 405 Edrick Nicdao 14:36:05
337 55 Marilyn Salubyba (F) 14:36:58
338 294 Ruel Flores 14:38:57
339 198 Cecilia Pardo (F) 14:39:16
340 433 Joey Renacara 14:44:02
341 102 Rony Jalova 14:47:36
342 67 Rommel Galicia 14:50:45
343 96 Joel Javier 14:50:51
344 265 Rumel Banares 14:51:06
345 275 Ma. Christina Aldaya (F) 14:53:32
346 279 Bernardino Gongon 14:53:38
347 211 Marjohn Presbitero 14:53:40
348 92 Hernita Lubay (F) 14:53:59
349 85 Maureen Gines (F) 14:55:15
350 47 Vicente De Lima 14:55:16
351 61 Andrew Competente 14:56:10
352 142 Jacob Maganduga 14:56:11
353 77 Robin Soriano 14:58:20
354 287 Kathleen Ann Christina Udaundo (F) 14:59:23
355 431 Noel Guevarra 15:00:56
356 335 Thea Bartolome (F) 15:04:57
357 440 Emma Libunao (F) 15:07:17
358 336 Jeffry Capule 15:09:26
359 308 Christian Palacio 15:09:34
360 62 Hector Uy 15:16:26
361 76 Ener Calbang 15:22:27
362 72 Edwina Purcincula (F) 15:23:44
363 71 Marissa Chua (F) 15:24:30
364 164 Emilio Corral 15:25:32
365 201 Jayson De Ocampo 15:27:51
366 310 Allan Andrew Gacayan 15:28:11
367 438 Gilbert Baleta 15:28:21
368 176 Rexie Vaflor (F) 15:28:26
369 408 Nestor Ramirez 15:28:40
370 206 Cyrus Barrameda 15:29:58
371 65 Lex Christian Yumol 15:30:45
372 163 Alloyd Van Wenceslao 15:33:33
373 145 Herbert Avila 15:33:45
374 80 Ma. Elizabeth Maranon (F) 15:34:26
375 79 Jose Restie Maranon 15:34:26
376 402 John Philip Perez 15:35:26
377 213 Marcelino Abaya 15:35:49
378 258 Katrina Denesse Lopez (F) 15:38:09
379 124 Mark Chico 15:38:20
380 26 Mark Dennis Menguita 15:38:30
381 254 Jo Andro Florentino 15:38:33
382 64 Francis Chua 15:38:35
383 298 Roman Juacian 15:38:58
384 299 Orville Oloya 15:39:00
385 128 Sherwin Botabara 15:41:13
386 129 Elaine Botabara (F) 15:41:13
387 131 Teddy Botabara 15:41:13
388 130 Tommy Botabara 15:41:13
389 63 Errol Flynn Regaya 15:42:22
390 158 Armand Paolo Belen 15:42:39
391 68 Melchor Nicolas 15:43:01
392 101 Mark Anthony Belaniso 15:46:18
393 45 Rolando Ramirez 15:49:40
394 32 Eugenio Saluta 15:52:51
395 210 Enrique Sundiang 15:54:41
396 33 Donald Ausa 15:55:04

Starting Area

Starting Area

2014 MAYON 360 @ Penaranda Park, Legazpi City

2014 MAYON 360 @ Penaranda Park, Legazpi City

Overall Champion & Course Record Holder MARIO MAGLINAO

Overall Champion & Course Record Holder MARIO MAGLINAO

Top 3 Podium Finishers

Top 3 Podium Finishers

Congratulations To All The Finishers!

(Note: SC = Senior Citizen)





Siquijor 360-Degree Run

20 03 2013

While I was the Division Commander of the 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army, I had two chances to visit the island of Siquijor. First was when I called courtesy calls to the Provincial Governor of Negros Oriental and the Catholic Bishop of Dumaguete City. After my calls, I had a one-day trip to the island of Siquijor but never had a chance to visit other places except its capital town, Siquijor.

The 2nd time was when a newly-designated Chief of Staff of the AFP was honored by the Local Government of the Island being a native of the province. I was the Military Host for the Military Honors given to the former AFP Chief Staff General Alexander Yano and it was a chance for me to get around the island with the Provincial Governor and Guest of Honor. I can still remember that the whole party stayed in a beach resort being operated and owned by the local government which is located at the northeastern end of the island.

The Port Of Siquijor

The Port Of Siquijor

Five years after that last visit, I decided to visit the island purposely to run around its circumferential road where all the municipalities would be visited. There was no intricate plan whatsoever except for the purchase of a round trip plane ticket to and from Dumaguete City. My visit and run was a low-key activity as I did not bother to call the running clubs in Dumaguete City and my contacts in the military.

While I was on a ferry boat to the island, I decided to call the Philippine Army’s Brigade Commander in the area and asked for some assistance in the island who would suggest a place to stay and where I could rent a multi-cab as my support vehicle. In a few minutes and exchanges of text messages, my arrival, stay, and itinerary in the island were all set and arranged.

After Coordination With The Office of the Governor

After Coordination With The Office of the Governor

As soon as I got out from the ferry boat, a police vehicle with 3 police personnel were at the pier waiting for me. The tallest among them is an Officer, Police Inspector Vincent Paul Dumaguing, who is the designated Operations Officer of the Provincial PNP Command. He hails from Davao City and a graduate of the PNP Academy.

I told Police Inspector Dumaguing about my purpose in the island and he was happy and excited to know it. His relatives happen to be runners, ultrarunners at that, in Davao City. He said that his relatives had been planning to run around the island if their schedule would permit and he was laughing because the honor for them to be the first runners to run around the island would not be given to them.

I requested that I should be brought first to the Provincial Governor or to any of the Local Government Official present in the Provincial Capitol for my courtesy call. It was unfortunate that the Governor was out of the province. But I was able to talk and explain my purpose for my stay and visit to the Provincial Tourism Officer who happens to be a lady. She was excited to hear and amazed that I would be running around the island on the following day after my arrival. I told her also of my plan to bring ultrarunners from around the country in the next few months for them to experience also what I’ve seen around the island. The lady promised to me that she will relay my plan and intention of conducting a running event to the Provincial Governor.

Replica Manor @ P850 A Day

Replica Manor @ P850 A Day

P/Inspector Dumaguing knows those cheap places to stay as I requested him for a “homestay” type of accommodation. Although there is No Wi-Fi connection, you can’t go wrong with a P850 a day for an air-conditioned room which is near to the beach and the owner can cook any fresh food that you can buy from the fishermen around or from the public market. After I settled in my room, the owner of a multi-cab came knocking on my door and we made the deal fro me to rent his vehicle.

Later in the afternoon, I went to the public market to buy my water, soda drinks and food to bring during my run. The police car was my utility vehicle on my first day with P/Inspector Dumaguing as my guide. After coming from the public market, I made a briefing to P/Inspector Dumaguing about my schedule for the run. Time of Start was 4:00 AM at the Francis of Assisi Church Bell Tower which happens to be the Start Area of the Fun Runs being held in the island. My target time to finish was 12 hours for the 75K distance around the island.

A Pose Before The Run With My PNP Escorts

A Pose Before The Run With My PNP Escorts

I was fetched by the driver of the multi-cab at 3:30 AM and was brought to the starting area which is 2+ kilometers away. I was surprised to see P/Inspector Dumaguing with four (4) other Police Personnel in their athletic uniform telling me that they will join me in my run! Of course, they will do some relay as they wanted me to run with at least one of them as my guide/pacer or safety runner. I really appreciate their gesture to accompany me during the course of my running.

Four of us started from the starting area at about 4:00 AM and it was still dark. I was wearing my headlight but I observed that there is a motorcycle on the back of us giving us more illumination of the road ahead through its headlight. It was a slow and easy run from the start from Siquijor (The Capital Town of the Province) and the next town to hit was the Municipality of San Juan!

On Our Way To San Juan

On Our Way To San Juan

San Juan is 10 kilometers away from Siquijor as we run the island in a counter-clockwise direction. San Juan is famous for its many beach resorts as the paved road is just a few meters from the shoreline. This town as compared to the other towns in the island is so blessed because of the abundance of water, from the ground, from the streams, and from the shore. The course is flat on this section and we can feel the cool breeze coming from the sea as we ran. Almost all the Resorts and Diving Spots are located on this town.

A Pose Infront Of The San Juan Police Headquarters (PO1 Emperado, PO1 Cordova, P/Inspector Dumaguing, PO1 Caulawon, PO1 Suan)

A Pose Infront Of The San Juan Police Headquarters (PO1 Emperado, PO1 Cordova, P/Inspector Dumaguing, PO1 Caulawon, PO1 Suan)

We stopped at the Municipal Hall of San Juan and we got inside the Municipal Police Station and I was introduced by P/Inspector Dumaguing to all the Police on duty. I found out later that P/Inspector Dumaguing sent a Flash Message to all the Municipal Police Stations that a “Running General” from the AFP will be running around the island on that day and he will drop by in their offices! Wow! It appears that I will some sort of inspecting their respective police stations for a surprise visit!

The next town is Lazi. This is where uphills and downhills would start but the scenery is becoming better because you have the sea on your right and the vegetation and hills on your left plus it was already daytime! I have to stop at the famous Enchanted Balite Tree which is believed to be more than 100 years old where its roots would be the source of fresh and cold water. This place is a famous tourist spot because of the clear water enclosed in a pond and the magnificent view of the huge tree’s trunk and roots!

From San Juan To Lazi

From San Juan To Lazi

The Elevation Started To Go Up Towards Lazi

The Elevation Started To Go Up Towards Lazi

Siquijor 360 087

I was able to stop by the Lazi Church and the famous Convent which happens to be the biggest in the entire country. After dropping by the Police Station, I was met by a person riding in tandem on a motorcycle. The person was Retired Captain (equivalent to Colonel) Monte in the Philippine Navy who is a native of Lazi and presently having his vacation as Balikbayan as he now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada with his family. I think we had a conversation lasting for about 15 minutes and he really knew me as a runner because we were classmates in one of the Senior Military Schooling/Courses when I was then a Lieutenant Colonel. Of course, he remembers that I was always the #1 in the Physical Fitness Test for the said Course.

Very Prominent Ads Every Before Town. It's The Town's Boundary Line

Very Prominent Ads Every Before Town. It’s The Town’s Boundary Line

From Lazi, the next town is Maria. This is the more scenic than Lazi and the route is getting more exciting in terms of variety of elevation and the scenery. As I was running farther, the scenery was getinng more beautiful!

Maria is the location of the Provincial Government’s Beach Resort, called the Salagdoong Beach Resort, which is located in a vegetated/forested area and beach. The Resort is located 3 kilometers from the National Highway. I stopped running at the road that leads to the Resort from the Highway and rode at the multi-cab just to see and have a picture of the place. I’ve stayed in this place overnight at the Hotel Agripino when I was in the company of General Yano when he was the Chief of Staff of the AFP.

Swim & Wade On The Beach Every Time You Stop!

Swim & Wade On The Beach Every Time You Stop!

At the Salagdoong Beach Resort, we shared with the members of the PNP the simple packed lunch that I’ve prepared for the run. The food was enough for us to continue the adventure run as we had a chance to eat some snacks/bite foods from the sari-sari stores along the Highway.

I resumed my running from the point where I’ve stopped along the National Highway. At this point, the PNP personnel were already tired and they had to relieve themselves one by one but one of them maintained as my pacer/companion.

@ The Salagdoong Beach Resort In Maria, Siquijor

@ The Salagdoong Beach Resort In Maria, Siquijor

The beach scenery was simply amazing and I was tempted to stop and simply ran towards to the beach and dip my feet and body to the sea water. But I didn’t want to waste my time as I had to finish the run within 12 hours.

The next town is Enrique Villanueva. As practiced in other towns, I had to drop by the Police Station and meet the Chief of Police. The Chief of Police while he was in his car, was able to pass us from the area of Lazi. He could not believe that I was continouosly running and walking from Siquijor up to his municipality. The town’s poblacion is located near the beach/seacoast and from this place, you could see the islands of Bohol and Cebu.

Infront Of The Enrique Villanueva's Poblacion & Municipal Hall

Infront Of The Enrique Villanueva’s Poblacion & Municipal Hall

After a brief talk with the Chief of Police of Enrique Villanueva, I continued my run and walk as the elevation profile started to be rolling in nature, again! I knew in a matter of time, I would be entering the last town of the island which is Larena. Larena was the first capital town of the province when it was promulgated in 1971, however, after a year, the capital town was transfred to Siquijor.

Finally, On The Boundary Of The Last Town, Larena

Finally, On The Boundary Of The Last Town, Larena

Larena has also a lot of Beach Resorts to offer as I saw from the different Ads posted along the highway a few kilometers before I reached its Poblacion. Larena is a populated town which is considered as a commercial town with its seaport where most of the RO-RO and other freight ships would arrive and leave the place. I told PNP Inspector Dumaguing not to drop by the PNP Municipal Office anymore as I decided to continue my run in order to meet my target time of 12 hours to reach the finish line in Siquijor.

Getting Nearer To The Boundary Of Siquijor

Getting Nearer To The Boundary Of Siquijor

From Larena, a distance of about 10 kilometers separates me from reaching the place where I started. I really enjoyed the view of the town as I could see another uphill climb from a distance as I left its Poblacion. On my right would be the nice view of the sea with lots of mangrove and a highway with limited number of vehicles plying on it. I could see a lot of motorcyle-riding people including women as if they own the whole highway.

Slowly and surely, I was inching my way towards the Poblacion of Siquijor. My Police escorts were happy that my adventure run is about to be finished and we were expecting and talking of what to order and eat at the place where I was staying once I crossed the finish line.

Finally, On My Last 10K!

Finally, On My Last 10K!

I finally reached the place where I started at 4:30 PM, which means that it took me 14:30 hours to run around the island province of Siquijor, to include my rests and visit at the Salagdoong Beach Resort in Maria. As I was being transported to the place where I was staying, I’ve finally decided that I would conduct an Ultrarunning Event in this island as soon as possible. And by the way, the distance recorded in my Garmin Watch was exactly 75 Kilometers!

My Snappy Salute To These Fine Ladies & Gentlemen Of The PNP Siquijor

My Snappy Salute To These Fine Ladies & Gentlemen Of The PNP Siquijor

As a final note, I would like to thank the following PNP Personnel of the PNP Siquijor Command who patiently ran, walked, paced, and shared stories and laughter/fun in this memorable adventure run:

PNP Inspector Vincent Paul Dumaguing

PNP PO1 Jude June Emperado

PNP PO1 Bener Cordova

PO1 Flora Suan

PO1 Chessa Pearl Caulawon

This is my first Adventure Run for the year of 2013. See you in Siquijor soon!

I Will Be Back!

I Will Be Back!





Result: 1st Marcos-Kennon 50-Mile Ultra Road Classic

16 07 2012

2:30 PM July 14-15, 2012/Rosario, La Union Via Marcos Highway To Baguio City & Back To Rosario, La Union Via Kennon Road

R A N K N   A     M   E T  I  M  E
1 Marcelo Bautista 7:56:50
2 Almar Danguilan 10:25:52
3 Henry Laron 10:25:54
4 Bob Castilla 10:42:09
5 Michael Fabian 10:44:33
6 Marlon Ponce Ian Zarate 11:00:24
7 Edilberto Yonzon 11:04:45
8 Arman John Jison 11:07:01
9 Bernadette Schleuter (F) 11:07:44
10 Smile Ellasus 11:39:53
11 Ryan Jucutan 12:14:18
12 Jojo Dela Cruz 13:44:06
13 Jorell Paringit 13:53:33
14 Carl Balagot 13:53:34
15 Jonathan Navalta 13:58:58
16 Calvin John Escandor 14:02:26
17 Jonel Mendoza 15:07:59
18 Ron Yllana 15:08:00
19 Randy Racho 15:34:28
20 Fernando Sy Jr 15:34:29
21 Stephanie Hefti (F) 16:51:23
22 Roger Villareal 17:29:01
23 Joel Balagtas 17:38:43
24 Carmeli Ortega (F) 17:43:18

Congratulations to the 1st Batch of Podium Finishers/Finishers of this historic event who realized that the route for cyclists is now a favorite route for runners/ultrarunners!

BIG thanks and snappy salute to the Local Government of Rosario, La Union under the leadership of Honorable Bellarmin “Red” Flores III, Municipal Mayor; former Mayor Larry Flores; Wap Forbes Flores, a friend and ultrarunner; PNP Rosario Chief of Police Supt Erwin Dayag; PNP Sr Supt David Lacdan of Baguio City; PMA Superintendent Major General Nonito Alfredo Peralta Jr AFP ; and to all the staff & support personnel of the Office of the Mayor of Rosario, La Union for their “all-out support” to make the event as a memorable experience to all the runners.

See you at the Starting Line!

25 Brave Warriors/1st Batch of MK50 Runners

Champion Marcelo Bautista with a Course Record of 7:56:50 Hours

Lady Champion Bernadette Schleuter of Guam, USA With a Course Record of 11:07:44 Hours








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