Monthly Archives: September 2009

SUMMARY OF INFORMATION for Typhoon Ondoy Relief Goods Centers as gathered by Yabang Pinoy

Filipinos all over, we have to help.  It doesn’t matter how big or small.  Here are some donation centers. Also, please add to the list ALL Fitness First Clubs (except for Metro East and Eastwood), and PAPEMELROTI and TEAM MANILA branches.

DONATIONS URGENT NEED FOR COOKED FOOD!  1) Please deliver to ATENEO, SERVINI HALL  2) MARIKINA RELIEF – UNDER the flyover of C5 which connects to Katipunan

CASH Mobile donation for the flood victims! Send your donations too, to raise funds for the flood victims- text REDAMOUNT to 2899 (Globe, amount can be 100 or 300) or 4483 (Smart, amount can be 50 or 100) RELIEF GOODS SUGGESTED RELIEF GOODS FOR KIDS Blankets /towels water – distilled powdered milk diapers clean underwear dry goods – biscuits

MAKATI: 1) PEOPLE NEAR SAN ANTONIO PARISH – Starting at 2pm, Sunday, September 27, 2009. Look for JJ YULO or Mike Yuson. Will have volunteers with us as well to help us bring the things out. Thanks! 2) WhiteSpace, 2314 Pasong Tamo Ext., beside Makati Faith Christian School 3) Mon Eugenio is accepting donations of rice, noodles, canned goods, drinking water, and CLOTHES FOR KIDS at either Myron’s Rockwell or Myron’s Place Greenbelt 5. These will be divided between the Relief Operations at La Salle Green Hills, and the affected residents of Marikina through Miro Quimbo. 4) DASMARINAS VILLAGE PARK PAVILLION: for the victims of Ondoy, we’re accepting donations in behalf of the Philippine National Red Cross. we’re told that they are in URGENT need of drinking water.

GREENHILLS: 1) A Relief Operations Drop-Off Center has been set-up at La Salle Greenhills beginning today 9:00 AM, Sunday, September 27. Please bring donations to Gate 2 of La Salle Greenhills, along Ortigas Ave., Mandaluyong ALABANG: 1) Pls send your food, clothing, & blanket donations to the addresses below….Cong. Ruffy Biazon – G/F, South Center Tower Bldg, Market St., Madrigal Business Park, Alabang, Muntinlupa City…Tel# 8093132 c/o Zac Faelnar – 434 Taal St., AAV 4687991

QUEZON CITY: 1) Noynoy Aquino and Mar Roxas launched a relief goods mobilization operation to help everyone affected by the floods…drop off area for relief goods is Balay -expo centro- edsa cor gen macarthur ( near farmersmarket ) araneta center cubao qc…Please contact Ms Clare Amador at mobile no 9285205508 for more details regarding Noy/Mar relief efforts 2) 113B Gonzalez St., Varsity Hills Subdivision, Loyola Heights, QC GAS STATIONS: 1) SEAOIL Metro Manila stations are accepting donations (food, clothes, blankets,towels, etc.) for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy. Please visit; for the complete list of SEAOIL Metro Manila stations 2) ALL PETRON STATIONS ACCEPTING DONATIONS

If you have friends and family who are stuck in their houses and need assistance, please contact Red Cross 143, MMDA 136, NDCC 9115061 & Coast Guard 5276136 for rescue. Provide street names, roof colors, landmarks, etc so that it is easier to find them.

VOLUNTEER – Time for action. Red Cross needs volunteers for sorting, relief packaging, please call Pasay Chapter 8542748 n 4343751; Las Pinas Chapter 8734873 n 4689688; Pasig Chapter 6350922; Alabang Chapter 8093132 n NHQ Manila 5245787 n 5270864, Caritas Mnl 5639298; DSWD DISASTER 9517119 All accepts donations. All catering owners, can you help in the evacuation centers, they need big cooking pots n gas.

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7th Gabriel’s Symphony 12-Hour Multi-Sport Celebration in Memory of Gabriel

We couldn’t be more grateful with the success of this year’s Gabriel’s Symphony.  Our tagline has always been “Making Children’s Lives Better.”  And we definitely achieved that with this event in more ways than one–even the adults were happy!

Our usual events went by quickly, Fun Runs, SuperTrikids Aquathlon and Triathlon, Pinay In Action All Womens Tri, Corporate and Individual Relays….  and this year we had some new additions, including the CareWell Bikes For Hope wherein we raffled off a Giant OCR Bike, an IRONMAN Distance Relay, and Demonstrations in Swimming and Table Tennis by Visually Impaired Children (they were amazing, by the way!).

Maiqui Dayrit, who is always our top individual fundraiser, raised close to P280,000.00 for doing his annual Ironman Distance Triathlon! He is a rockstar. He did it in a time of 11:33 too!!!  Well within 12hours.

Thank you so much to all the participants who supported the cause.  You have really made a huge difference in a child’s life!!!

Thanks to Andie Lagman, Paolo Sauler, and Celda Santos for the pictures.

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Ultra Runners

Just a few snapshots of some of the people I train in Ultra…. they are a fun and dedicated crew!

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My cousins who TRI

These are my first cousins Kris, Lakan, Edel and Asa from LA and New Jersey.  They recently started doing triathlons and marathons and I could not be prouder.  Never thought the bug would bite any other member of the family aside from my sister and I. My uncle Glenn even did a sprint tri this year as well!  We should plan a family Ironman in a couple years’ time…


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Holiday with my nieces and nephew!

If I had a lot of free time I would spend most of it with Raya, Kaya, and Dakila.  I love them to death 🙂

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Run Radio NU 107.5

RUN RADIO- This is the first show of its kind in the country and it is frontlined by none other than Jaymie Pizarro, our famous BULL RUNNER. The Pinay In Action gals trooped to Ortigas past heavy traffic one wet friday night and had a fun chat with the DJs. Marga Deona ushered Pia and I into the booth and we just went on and on about running and training, two of our favorite things. We mostly went to plug in our next event, Gabriel’s Symphony, and we are very thankful they gave us the chance to do so. More Power, Run Radio! We promise to go back before our annual Pinay In Action Run on March 2010!

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Desaru Triathlon 2009

This was an “impromptu half ironman” race, if I may call it that.  We decided to join this two weeks before the event, and we were quite lucky to make it.  But sometimes the best moments are those which go unplanned.  It was quite a productive race (I guess that would mean: 1. Good Results 2. Great Company 3. Yummy food afterwards!!!), with the Ironfools all present and with Che, Nadine, Patrice and Peter joining our happy party too.

Special Thanks have to go to Daniel Sng and Irene Tan of Singapore for lending me a rear 650c wheel when mine decided to conk out.  You guys are lifesavers 🙂

Here is Pia’s blog about it:


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Freedom, Love n Faith

In Siem Reap, Pia and I got to know this wonderful Filipino couple.  They are young and already making waves.  Loven Ramos is a graphic artist and photographer, while his wife, Faith, is in the fashion industry.  Their son’s name, of course, is Freedom. 

While we spent most of the days in the conference, we spent our evenings with them.  They are excellent company.  We went to Loven’s art gallery and Faith’s Clothing and Accessories shop, WANDERLUST. Loven  designs a bag collection among other items.  Written on the tag of the one I got is a touching story of how a young man who was in love with a woman could not afford to buy her her favorite thing, which was a Louis Vuitton bag, and that is why he just decided to make bags for her.  Aaaww…  🙂

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The Pinay In Action girls wanted to make this new site dedicated to picture-taking on the go… do check it out!!!

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Who are the Ironfools?  That’s Pia, Joey and I. We are fools for our sport, that’s why!  One day we were biking leisurely and we asked Joey to enumerate 40+ foolish things he had done because it was his birthday and the number of items had to match his age.  But then Pia and I decided to join his “confession session” and we all realized how foolish we truly were.  So from then on we called ourselves the Ironfools!



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