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When Disaster Strikes: A visit to CDO after Sendong

Driving from the airport to the Cagayan de Oro City does not instantly reveal the damages brought about by Sendong. The usual traffic is ever-present, the hustle and bustle of city life goes on.  But then you come to the Rotonda Bridge and wonder why there are cars parked along the side of the road […]

Takbong Gabi Days 3 and 4: Run for Recycling & Waste Segregation and Bone Health

As I write this, our country is still reeling from the devastating aftermath of Typhoon Sendong (international name Washi) in Mindanao. My heart and prayers go out to all the families, especially the women and children, who have been displaced, lost their home and even their  loved ones.  I have requested for the release of […]

Takbong Gabi Day 1 and 2: Run for Hepatitis B & Liver Cancer, and Anti-Violence Against Women and Children

Amidst the Christmas rush and defending my senate bills on the floor, including the Reproductive Health bill, I launched 12 days of Takbong Gabi, a Twitter based advocacy run where participants  run for a different cause each day wherever they are and whatever time they can. So, that’s me lacing up for Takbong Gabi on Monday […]

Takbong Gabi

It’s the season of giving, and also a time of merriment and lots of eating. This is also the time when diets and fitness plans are broken. My training partners and I deal with this every year. Instead of fighting it, we embrace the season and ensure that we squeeze in our runs and bike […]

Our Little Barrio Tri

Our Little Barrio Tri- That’s how race director Eric Imperio described the Extri race- a sort of off-road adventure race he founded eight years ago. One Saturday afternoon, I found myself in Laiya, Batangas, indulging in my favorite pastime- doing triathlons, and lately off-road triathlons. I had heard of Extri from my brother Lino who […]