See The Beauty of Bontoc (not in Baguio)

Celebrate the beauty of Bontoc, Mountain Province by joining in the 109th celebration of their founding anniversary. 

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/Am-among-Festival-624010537713416/

A trail run organised in conjunction with the 109th Bontoc Foundation Day will surely captivate your trail running soul. The trail run dubbed as “Am-among Trail Run 2017” with a theme of “BONTOC @ 109: CHAMPIONING CHANGE, EMBRACING VALUES, PROSPERITY FOR ALL” will be on 17 September 2017.

It also celebrates the 13th Am-among Festival and in a trivial matter, “AM-AMONG” is a Bontoc word for  “Family or clan reunion” and there will be activities and events that will coincide with the celebration.

The trail run, organised by the Local Government of Bontoc and in partnership with Tawid MultiSports Team, will start and end at the Open Gym, Eyeb Ground in Bontoc, Mountain Province. Runners should be at the starting line at 4:00 AM. The trail run will have a target end time of 4:00 PM on 17 September 2017.

The trail run will be promoting eco-tourism in the locality of Bontoc which has many natural and man-made wonders to see, will help institute Bontoc as a hiking and running destination while promoting healthy living and advocating responsible guidance and respect of the mountains.

You have the option to choose from three distances and the registration fees is as follows:

  • 35-kilometre with a time limit 10 hours – Php 1,000.00 from 5:00AM to 3:00PM
  • 21-kilometre with a time limit of 7 hours – Php 700.00 from 6:00AM to 1:00PM
  • 12-kilometre with a time limit of 4 hours – Php 500.00 from 6:30AM to 10:30AM

Registration fees are inclusive of the following:

  • Event Shirt 
  • Finishers Token(35k, 21k)
  • Post race meal
  • Food at Aid stations
  • Trail fees

You can register at Lagalag Store in Baguio City which is specifically located at Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road.  You can also register at the Bontoc Tourism Office which is located at Room #324, Third Floor of the Public Market

You can also register online by paying your registration via bank deposit. The following details are needed during your visit at the bank:

  • PNB Account #: 189003500013
  • Account Name: Johanna F. Padaen

After depositing at the bank, kindly scan the bank deposit slip or receipt and please send an email to: amamongtrailrun.2017@gmail.com

Kindly provide the following details:

  • NAME:
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • DISTANCE:
  • ADDRESS:
  • PERSON TO CONTACT IN CASE OF EMERGENCY:

All runners must be self-reliant and self-contained, with proper hydration packs enough for the chosen distance.

For security reasons, please wear your race bib at all times so that you can be easily identified and no bring your own water cups since no plastic cups will be provided at the water stations.  

Race marshals will be present from certain points of the race route and you can use trekking poles. 

As mentioned previously, cut-off times will be followed for each category and this event will push through even if it is raining unless there is a super typhoon.

No littering and bushwhacking and please show respect to the locals that you will pass through.

A medical certificate is necessary requirement for all runners and participants must be 18 years old and above as of August 2017 if participating in the 21-kilometre and 35-kilometre categories. A waiver is needed for for 13-year old runners participating in the 12-kilometre category.

Bontoc is almost 5 hours away from Baguio City or 155.2 kilometres away if you are travelling via the Baguio – La Trinidad – Bontoc Road / Halsema Highway / Mountain Trail and 6 hours away or 235.3 kilometres away if you are travelling via Tagudin – Cervantes – Sabangan Road.

There are several options to choose from in going to Bontoc from Manila. The following bus stations have routes going to Baguio and to Bontoc.

From Manila to Baguio:

  • Victory Liner (Cubao and Pasay)
  • Genesis Lines (Pasay and Avenida)
    • Php 455.00 – regular aircon buses
    • Php 715.00 – deluxe buses.
  • Dagupan Bus Lines (Pasay)

From Baguio to Bontoc:

  • GL Trans
    • Terminal is located at Dangwa Terminal which is behind Baguio Center Mall
    • Schedule of daily trips:
      • 8:00AM
      • 10:00AM
      • 1:30PM
      • 2:30PM which is the last trip
  • Rising Sun Bus:
    • Terminal is located at Slaughter Compound along Magsaysay Ave.
    • Schedule
      • Hourly schedule starting at 5:30AM  until 4:00PM
    • Fare is Php 212.00
    • Travel time is around 5 to 6 hours

From Manila to Bontoc via Banaue.

  • CODA LINES: Terminal is located at Cubao, Quezon City
    • Schedules of bus trips can be found at Codalines  Facebook page
  • Ohayami Trans: Terminal at Lacson Avenue, corner Fajardo Street, Sampaloc
    • Please visit Ohayami website
    • Bus leaves Banaue at 10:00PM with a travel time of around 9 to 10 hours

From Banaue, you can find jeepneys and vans leaving for Bontoc from 8:00AM until 2:00PM with a travel time of around 1:30 to 2 hours

Sources:

http://www.pinoytrails.com/am-among-trail-run-2017/
https://www.facebook.com/events/271568806658784/
https://www.facebook.com/Am-among-Festival-624010537713416/

Celebrating 108th Baguio Charter Day with a Baguio Day Fun Run

Join and help dialysis patients in Baguio City.

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Source: Screenshot of Letter from Baguio City Mayor

A fun run was included in the celebration of the 108th Charter Day of Baguio City which will serve as a fund-raising charity run on 2 September 2017 for dialysis patients in Baguio City.  Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center Dialysis Patients and Partners Association took note of this inclusion in the activities of for the foundation day of Baguio City and they cited Mayor Domogan and the city councilors for providing ways in assisting dialysis patients.

The Baguio Day Fun Run 2017 will be held on Saturday, 2 September 2017 and will have a schedule from 4:30 AM until 8:00 AM.

Registration forms are available at the City Sports and Recreation Office near Athletic Bowl or at the Pool area.

Registration fees are affordable for the following categories:

  • 3K – Php 50.00
  • 5K – Php 100.00
  • 10K – Php 150.00

These are affordable registration fees that will help someone. Join now and be glad that you can help.

Sources:

http://mauriciodomogan.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6220:dialysis-patients-thank-supporters&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=1
http://depedpines.com/2017/08/108th-baguio-charter-day-baguio-day-fun-run/

Brain Attack Awareness Run 2017

Celebrate Brain Attack Awareness Month this August 2017.

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/Strokerun/

Baguio General Hospital & Medical Center-Department of Neurology is celebrating Brain Attack Awareness Month this August 2017 by organizing a run dubbed as “UTAKBO! Takbo Laban sa Atake sa Utak” against stroke on 12 August 2017.

Registration fees for the different race categories are as follows:

  • 21 kilometre – Php 750.00 inclusive of Dri fit T-shirt, race bib, finisher’s medal and certificate.
  • 10 kilometre – Php 550.00 inclusive of Dri fit T-shirt, race bib and finishers’s certificate.
  • 5 kilometre – Php 450.00 inclusive of Dri fit T-shirt, race bib and finisher’s certificate.
  • 3 kilometre – Php 350.00 inclusive of Dri fit T-shirt, race bib,finisher’s certificate

Medals will be given to top three finishers. The youngest and oldest runner will also received medals.

Event Organizer:

  • DUDZ TUMAPANG
    Contact Information: 09175476404
    (074) 442-4216 local (689)

For registration:

  • Neuroscience Staff
    BGHMC Flavier Building
    Medicine 3rd floor, Neuroscience or
    (074) 442-4216 local (689)
  • Department of Health-CAR
    Ms. Victoria Malicdan
    09256181304
    Ms. Moida-Jade Binwag
    09192699848
  • Ms. Cheryl Alipit
    09328658256
    Great Faith Diagnostic Center
    Km.4 La Trinidad, Benguet or
    Benguet Laboratories across Sunshine Park

Registration form can also be availed at the Security Desk at Laperal Building, Session Road, Baguio City.

Sources:

https://www.facebook.com/Strokerun/

ABS-CBN Baguio Event Moved

This is a charity run for Leukemia patients.

The Kapamilya Run 2017 of ABS-CBN in Baguio City was moved to 1 July 2017.

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Source: ABS-CBN Baguio Office

Lingkod Kapamilya Run will push thru on July 1, 2017 (Saturday). Assembly Time will be at 4AM and Gun Start will be at 5AM.

Registration is still open at 1st Road, Quezon Hill Proper.

Registration fees are as follows:

  • 3K – Php 250.00
  • 5K – Php 350.00
  • 10K – Php 500.00

Sources:

 https://www.facebook.com/ABSCBNTV3Baguio/posts/691927670990367

3rd Linked Lives – Enlightenment Ingress

This year’s theme is “Makiisa” (Join)

Ingress is not just about gaming. We also help others by donating blood.

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This is a charity event by Enlightenment Ingress group from Baguio City, NCR, Cavite, and Butuan. It will be held simultaneously on selected sites nationwide as well as worldwide wherein it will be held at selected sites in Singapore, Japan, Rio de Janeiro, and Vancouver.

Join and help save lives. Be a blood donor on 24 June 2017.

Deaf Festival

First “Deaf Festival” in Baguio City organized by NMS-Cares and New Media Services.

This is a  way of bringing two communities together as one fostering the theme: “Creating a Community that DEAFinitely Cares”.

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There will be activities for the hearing-impaired community here in Baguio City happening from May 19 to May 21, 2017. Please check out the details by visiting the website of Deaf Festival.

There will be a Parade Motorcade, an Opening Assembly and a Deaf Parent/Educator’s Seminar on 19 May 2017. There will also be a Sports Festival at Brent International School, a Free Ear and Oral Check-up activities, an Educator/Sign Language Interpreter Seminar, and  a Teaching the Deaf Seminar on 20 May 2017. The last day of the three-day festival will have a Fun Fair, a Deaf Got Talent showcasing amzing talents, Cooking Contest, Dental Mission, and a Closing Program.

Contact details for the festival:

Mobile: (+63) 917 519 5498

Tel: (+63 74) 619- 0500

Email: deafestival@nms-cares.org

Main Office: D304 3/F Lopez Building D, Corner Assumption Road, 40 Session Road, Baguio City

Donors
Sutton Tools Australia

Carla Fletcher

Chaya

Le Chef at The Manor

Tim Scoffman

Neil Ives

Joey Gabra

Brad Gieshen

Bruce Fletcher

Sue Fletcher

Giel Eijking

Paulien Eijking

Tim Fletcher

Heleen Eijking

Fofi Fletcher

Rob Walker

Marg Walker

Rose Bowl

Le Monet

Mobivate Limited

Toolco

Janice Ann Valdez

La Azalea Residences

Baguio Country Club

Toby Walker

Steph Walker

Anita Mathot

Sources:

https://www.facebook.com/nmscares
https://www.facebook.com/NMSCaresDeafFestival/
http://nms-cares.org/
http://deafestival.nms-cares.org/