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I am a Bicolano by birth and choice. By any standards, I am a slow runner but I like it that way. I look at running as a healthy and exciting way to make a difference. Together with my fellow runners from Ateneo de Naga HS Class of 1983, First Balfour, LCA 8379, and Bagobos87, hopefully, we use running to give back to the community.

January 3, 2017

RUNNERS IN OUTREACH: Reverse Caroling in the Aftermath of Typhoon Nina

To the run-of-the-mill kibitzers, running is just an exercise.  But for those who are actually living and breathing it, running is more than just a physical sports.  It is actually a way of life that encompasses the physical, emotional, social and even moral aspects of one's being.  Running offers an avenue to meet new friends and deepen ties with old friends. Running too offers the opportunity to be able to help others. Runner's high and helper's high seem to go hand in hand.

December 30, 2016

RIZAL DAY 2016: Runnin in the Wind

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you can call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
yes, how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

December 21, 2016

November 25, 2016

BAYBAY CITY MARATHON: Q & A with a Passionate Baybayanon

It is more fun to run in the provinces.

This aphorism  is getting to be truer for every long distance event I get to participate in the many provinces our beloved country has. This is indubitable with my Pagudpud experience. Factual from Digos City to Davao City.  Kosher too with my Negros Oriental  century run and Mayon 360 series. Come December 11, the Bicolano Penguin will have again another chance to experience this truism at the Baybay City Marathon (BCM) , in the western part of the province of Leyte.

September 15, 2016


"Thank you BP for encouraging and inspiring me to run an ultramarathon again, my comeback run after 2 years and coinciding with our 50th. . . We are now certified Golden Age Runners (GOLARS)."

September 9, 2016

2ND BOMBON MARATHON: An Interview with Ta' Eddie

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometers. The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens in the year 490 BC.