Saturday, June 19, 2010

2010 Philippine Independence Day Half Marathon: A Patriotic Run!

2010 Philippine Independence Day, June 12, was not just a celebration of the country’s independence but a “Patriotic Run” for Filipinos and visitors who joined the Philippine Independence Day Half Marathon (PIDM) held at the Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Screaming the theme “Inibig Ko ang Pilipinas! Gagawin ko ang lahat upang siya’y maiangat sa pagkakasadlak!,” the marathon included 5-kilometer, 10-kilometer, 15-kilometer, and 21-kilometer events for male and female division.

The following were the top runners of the event (including the winners’ actual speed time – hh:mm:ss)

5-Kilometer Marathon
1. Cuyom, Nickson C. 0:16:35
2. Bacong, Michael 0:17:00
3. Pedregoza, Carlo 0:17:03
1. Saluan, Serenata J. 0:20:30
2. Dela Cruz, Mary Anne 0:20:31
3. De Vera, Michelle B. 0:21:43

10-Kilometer Marathon
1. De Asis, Jojit 0:33:53
2. Doliquit, Rafael 0:34:06
3. Lopez, Mendel 0:34:26
1. Mirasol, Lorna 0:37:37
2. Tapit, Divine Grace 0:44:44
3. Mangobang, Kim 0:47:00

15-Kilometer Marathon
1. Quisay, Alley 0:50:54
2. Indapan, Crifran Kreadel 0:51:47
3. Abala, Roque Jr. 0:52:53
1. Gilbuena, Miscelle 0:56:23
2. Vargas, Ana 1:01:35
3. Pasaporte, Judy Joy 1:04:44

21-Kilometer Marathon
1. Sabal, Cresenciano 1:14:31
2. Desamito,Bernardo 1:14:43
3. Dela Cruz, Rio 1:16:16
1. Maquilan, Maricel 1:20:03
2. Torres, Monica 1:33:47
3. Dela Peña, Genevieve 1:34:54

Directors and organizers who made the event possible were PIDM Race Organizer Nelia Cruz Sarcol of CIEan Strategy Group, PIDM Race Director Franco Atienza of CIEan Strategy Group, PIDM Project Manager Lea Osmena Solon of CIEan Strategy Group, and PIDM Secretariat Michelle Loteria.

PIDM 2010 is a project of CIE Global Colleges, Legazpi Village-Makati City, Pres Magsaysay-Cebu City, and CIE World Alumni Association, Inc. in cooperation with Association of Former Flight Attendants of the Philippines (AFFP) Foundation Inc., Bonifacio Global City, and Sta. Ana Homeowners Association, Inc.

This event was in partnership with Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) and was sponsored by Casino Ethyl Alcohol, BusinessWorld, Omega Pro/Pain Killer, and Pocari Sweat.

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