4th Year of Million Volunteer Run

Spend your day in Baguio by joining the Million Volunteer Run on its 4th year.

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Source: Million Volunteer Run Baguio Red Cross

The fourth Million Volunteer Run of Red Cross in the Philippines is happening again in Baguio City on 21 October 2017.

Registration fees for the different categories are:

  • 3K – Php 350.00
  • 5K – Php 350.00
  • 10K – Php 500.00
  • 16K – Php 650.00

All participants will receive a race bib and singlets upon registration. Finisher’s medals will be awarded to all 10K and 16K runners who successfully and legitimately finish the race.

For the Tshirt sizes, please refer to the photo below.

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You can register at Red Cross Baguio located in Harrison Road, Baguio City.
Assembly time will be at four in the morning on 21 October 2017 at Burnham Lake, Baguio City.
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A Very Disappointing Moment in Ingress

240 Days of portal hacking lost with wasted efforts.

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Screenshot from my Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime mobile phone

This was written on 4 October 2017 at 23:56 PM, the day I received my graduation photos from Laguna.

I was shocked to see that my current hacking streak was back to ZERO. It was really grueling to see that it was reset to zero. This is the second time that it happened and it was a sad moment. I thought it was just a glitched and I even hacked three portals near our place just to see if there was a glitch, but, to no avail. It was really reset to ZERO.

All the efforts wasted in just a blink of an eye and in a split second. I do not know what happened. I do not want to think about it any more. I immediately researched if other Ingress players had an experience similar to this issue and it is really a happening, a moment of wasted time and efforts in hacking. In my case, I braved the storms and even when I was sick with influenza which was the worst flu I had experience, I still managed to hack. I did my best to hack since the portals are only near us which is almost 330 metres far from our abode.

I will have to do it again for the third time and hopefully the last time of continuous portal hacking. This Sojourner Ingress badge is really the hardest to achieve aside from the Guardian Portal Ingress badge. It’s a continuous effort of portal hacking for 360 days to achieve the Onyx Sojourner Ingress badge while the Onyx Guardian Portal Ingress badge is achievable after 150 days of maintaining a portal with your own deployed resonators.

STAC 5th Running Activity

Join STAC on its 5th anniversary and help Children and Young Adults with Disabilities (CWYD).

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Source: JPCOM CARES & STAC 5 Baguio

STAC is celebrating its 5th anniversary with a charity fun run on 27 October 2017.

Two categories are included in this charity run, namely, 5K with a registration fee of Php 250.00 and 10K with a registration fee of Php 300.00 which is really affordable and would be very helpful in assisting the non-profit institution.

All interested runners who would love to participate can register at the following:

  • JpcomCares Stac-Baguio, Lower Brookside Street, Baguio City
  • ASIL store, Lower Brookside Street, Baguio City
  • TwilightCafe Baguio, Lower Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City
  • The “wagwagan” area (look for Zeny) in Basic & Beyond Commercial Building,  Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City
  • AMA Fitness Gym, Al’s Building, Halsema Highway, KM6 La Trinidad, Benguet
  • Cafe Yagam near Hotel Elizabeth, Gibraltar Road, Baguio City (look for Midori)
  • Guard’s Post at the Laperal Building in Session Road, Baguio City

Starting line will be at 5:30 in the morning of 27 October 2017 at the Barangay Hall of Barangay Happy Hallow.

For inquiries, you may contact the following:

  • 0908-150-1300 – Belle
  • 0927-564-9175 – LV
  • 0956-540-5608 – JM
  • 074-422-2491 – Stimulation and Therapeutic Activity Center of Baguio, Inc. (STAC)

STAC is the Stimulation and Therapeutic Activity Center of Baguio, Inc. (STAC 5) which is a non-profit institute providing free rehabilitation and socially-related services to CWYD people or Children and Young Adults with Disabilities (CWYD).  It acts as an informal training hub for socialization by providing physical and occupational therapy treatment, SPED or Special Education classes, socialization activities, supplemental feeding, and other medical and social services referrals. It guides parents in preparing the future integration of their children to any regular or SPED school.

Sources:

JPCOM CARES & STAC 5 Baguio
Leg brace is more appropriate for Hannah

Run From The Lawyers For The Second Time

Don’t be confuse with the title because this is a run organised by the IBP Baguio-Benguet lawyers.

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Source: Baguio Running Wall

The success of the first IBP Baguio-Benguet Run last 24 November 2013 which was dubbed as “TAKBO PARA TACLOBAN” that benefitted some typhoon Yolanda victims made it possible to organise a new run this year, 2017.

This year’s IBP Baguio-Benguet run will be happening on 30 September 2017.

Registration fees for the different categories of the 2nd IBP Baguio-Benguet Law Run are the following:

  • 3K – Php 300.00
  • 5K – Php 400.00
  • 10K – Php 500.00
  • 16K – Php 600.00

Registration will be inclusive of race bib and finisher’s shirt.  The top three male and female finishers will receive prizes while all 16-kilometre (16K) participants will receive finisher’s medal as part of their registration fees.

The race will begin at 4:30 AM for 16-kilometre runners, 4:45 AM for 10-kilometre runners, and 5:00 AM for both the 5-kilometre and 3-kilometre participants.

You may now register at the following registration centres:

  • IBP Office in Justice Hall, IBP Office in Justice Hill
  • Suite 305 Laperal Building Session Road, Baguio City.

Source:

https://www.facebook.com/events/558327687581595/permalink/568190159928681/
http://www.ibp.ph/ibp%20website/publications/Tribune/201311%20TBT.pdf
https://www.facebook.com/events/558327687581595/?active_tab=discussion
http://archive.sunstar.com.ph/baguio/sports/2013/11/18/hundreds-seen-ibp-benefit-run-314355
https://www.facebook.com/ibp.baguiobenguet/about?lst=585773869%3A100000043922693%3A1505498871

Purple Hearts Club 1st Charity Run

Join the first charity run for orphans by Metrobank Purple Hearts Club.

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Source: Baguio Running Wall

A charity run to benefit orphans will be held on 8 October 2017 in Baguio City. This fun run is organised by the Metrobank Purple Hearts Club Bag-iw Chapter. This will be their first fun run with a theme of “Orphans in Good Hands”.

Two categories are included for this charity run and the prices are also affordable. 5K category costs only 350 pesos and the 3K category is only 150 pesos for kids while Php 250.00 for adults.  All runners will get a race kit with singlets.

The starting venue will be at the Burnham Park Lake and will have an assembly time of five in the morning. The race will start at 5:30 AM for the 5-kilometre runners and 5:45 AM for the 3-kilometre participants. Cash prizes and medals await the top three finishers in each category.

Registration already started last 15 August 2017 and extended until 22 September 2017 and can be done at any branch of Metrobank in Baguio-Benguet area.

Source:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/105033327097/permalink/10155148928232098/

 

 

Treadmill Running Because of Typhoons

Treadmill running is a good habit in maintaining physical fitness when you cannot run outside your home.

 

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Source: Photo of our old, slightly damaged treadmill in a small area. Photo taken using my Lenovo A5000.

 

This is also a post reminding everyone to be alert for the bad weather conditions since typhoons are normal during these months especially here in the Philippines but these past few days, typhoons are happening in other countries with unexpected places getting flooded already because of the power of nature.

Due to typhoons, runners find ways to continue their training so as not to disrupt their schedules. As a runner, I find treadmill running to be the best alternative in case weather conditions are bad. Instead of letting the treadmill here collect clouds of dust and left to be broken, I might as well use it. The treadmill here is actually an old one with the timer and distance tracker already messed up. Instead of relying on it, I used my cell phone in tracking time.

In order to not get bored while treadmill running, I usually watch the news which usually lasts for 20 to 30 minutes before advertisements are shown. Another method that I do is to pray the Rosary by playing an audio mobile app.  This Holy Rosary mobile app is the one that I use. I also watch YouTube videos that would last for 30 to 45 minutes by searching for workout songs that motivate me to run more. Treadmill running is a good habit in maintaining physical fitness when you cannot run outside your home.

On a side note, I posted here typhoon names used by Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA which is the government agency tasked with providing protection from natural calamities by using scientific methods to safeguard the safety and well-being of Filipinos.

THE PHILIPPINE TROPICAL CYCLONE NAMES – 2009 to 2024

I II III IV
2009 2010 2011 2012
2013 2014 2015 2016
2017 2018 2019 2020
2021 2022 2023 2024
Auring Agaton Amang Ambo
Bising Basyang Betty Butchoy
Crising Caloy Chedeng Carina
Dante Domeng Dodong Dindo
Emong Ester Egay Enteng
Fabian Florita Falcon Ferdie
Gorio Gardo* Goring Gener
Huaning Henry Hanna Helen
Isang Inday Ineng Igme
Jolina Josie* Jenny Julian
Kiko Karding Kabayan Karen
Lannie Luis Lando Lawin
Maring Maymay* Marilyn Marce
Nando Neneng Nonoy Nina
Odette Ompong Onyok Ofel
Paolo Paeng Perla Pepito
Quedan Queenie Quiel Quinta
Ramil Rosita* Ramon Rolly
Salome Samuel* Sarah Siony
Tino Tomas Tisoy Tonyo
Urduja Usman Ursula Ulysses
Vinta Venus Viring Vicky
Wilma Waldo Weng Warren
Yasmin Yayang Yoyoy Yoyong
Zoraida Zeny Zigzag Zosimo
Auxilliary List
Alamid Agila Abe Alakdan
Bruno Bagwis Berto Baldo
Conching Chito Charo Clara
Dolor Diego Dado Dencio
Ernie Elena Estoy Estong
Florante Felino Felion Felipe
Gerardo Gunding Gening Gardo
Hernan Harriet Herman Heling
Isko Indang Irma Ismael
Jerome Jessa Jaime Julio

* – Replaced Name(s) Effective February 2015: Gardo for Glenda, Josie for Jose, Maymay for Mario, Rosita for Ruby, and Samuel for Seniang.

We have 4 categories of storm signals, namely
  1. Public Storm Warning Signal # 1 – Winds of 30-60 kph may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours.
  2. Public Storm Warning Signal # 2 – Winds of greater than 60 kph and up to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours.
  3. Public Storm Warning Signal # 3 – Winds of greater than 100 kph up to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours.
  4. Public Storm Warning Signal # 4 – Very strong winds of more than 185 kph may be expected in at least 12 hours.

A tropical cyclone is “a non-frontal, synoptic-scale cyclone developing over tropical and sub-tropical waters at any level and having a definitely organized circulation” and are termed as:

  • Hurricanes in the regions of North Atlantic, Eastern North Pacific, and South Pacific Ocean;
  • Cyclones in the regions of bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea, and Western South Indian Ocean;
  • Willy-willy in the eastern part of the Southern Indian Ocean; and
  • Typhoons in the regions of Western North Pacific Ocean which include the Philippines

Also, for reference purposes, the classification of tropical cyclones according to the strength of the associated winds as adopted by PAGASA as of 01 May 2015 are posted below which is a quoted post from PAGASA website.

  • TROPICAL DEPRESSION (TD) – a tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of up to 61 kilometers per hour (kph) or less than 33 nautical miles per hour (knots) .
  • TROPICAL STORM (TS) – a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed of 62 to 88 kph or 34 – 47 knots.
  • SEVERE TROPICAL STORM (STS), a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed of 89 to 117 kph or 48 – 63 knots.
  • TYPHOON (TY) – a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed of 118 to 220 kph or 64 – 120 knots.
  • SUPER TYPHOON (STY), a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed exceeding 220 kph or more than 120 knots.
If you want to get updated with the Philippine weather, you can download this mobile app developed by DOST for PAGASA or you can also try downloading the mobile app, Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) of the University of the Philippines and check their UP-NOAH website.
Source:
http://www.the12list.com/p/the-philippine-tropical-cyclone-names.html

Filipinos in the 2017 UTMB Results

8,191 runners represented 87 countries in the 2017 UTMB race.

UTMB 2017 REGULATIONS FOUR EVENTS
Source: UTMB Website

Filipinos who ran in the UTMB event last August 28th to September 3rd 2017:

  • The UTMB® [Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®], around 171 kilometres:
    • Conrado Bermudez, Bib 935, UTMB – V1 H, FINISHER, Rank 781, Time 40:18:29, Rank V1 H 313
    • Miguelito Carranza, Bib 1342, UTMB – SE H, FINISHER, Rank 481, Time 37:01:00, Rank SE H 229
    • Maria Josephine Liao, Bib 1018, UTMB – SE F, FINISHER, Rank 1050, Rank F 83, Time 42:15:14, Rank SE F 46
    • Hermogines Olvis, Bib 981, UTMB – SE H, FINISHER, Rank 380, Time 35:33:54, Rank SE H 190
    • Joseph Sibal, Bib 2467, UTMB – SE H, EXCEED CUT-OFF TIME, Rank 2136, Time 22:40:38, Rank SE H 674
  • The CCC® [Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix], around 101 kilometres:
    • Edmund Cura, Bib 5661, CCC – SE H, FINISHER, Rank 1692, Time 26:16:44, Rank SE H 642
    • Rhoderick Guieb, Bib 4070, CCC – SE H, FINISHER, Rank 814, Time 21:42:10, Rank SE H 399
    • Rowell Ramos, Bib 5454, CCC – V2 H, WITHDRAWN, Rank 1899, Time 18:41:55, Rank V2 H 252
    • Alexander Yap, Bib 5783, CCC – V1 H, WITHDRAWN, Rank 2002, Time 13:15:52, Rank V1 H 651
  • The TDS® [Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie], around 119 kilometres:
    • Sandi Menchi Abahan, Bib 6141, TDS – SE F, FINISHER, Rank 234, Rank F 21, Time 23:27:16, Rank SE F 9
    • Philippe Arenillo, Bib 8280, TDS – SE H, WITHDRAWN, Rank 1754, Time 11:06:33, Rank SE H 616
    • Nicholas Barrowclough, Bib 8275, TDS – SE H, EXCEED CUT-OFF TIME, Rank 1391, Time 20:00:13, Rank SE H 510
    • Kristian Joergensen, Bib 6768, TDS – SE H, FINISHER, Rank 75, Time 19:36:18, Rank SE H 49
    • Aldean Philip Lim, Bib 6727, TDS -SE H, FINISHER, Rank 470, Time 26:32:27, Rank SE H 242
  • The OCC [Orsières-Champex-Chamonix], around 56 kilometres:
    • Carminia Luisa Jereza, Bib 12005, OCC – SE F, FINISHER, Rank 1000, Rank F 164, Time 11:22:33, Rank SE F 102

Sources:

http://utmbmontblanc.com/en/live/utmb
https://www.chamonet.com/reviews/utmb-2017-results-chamonix-mont-blanc-valley-711277
http://utmbmontblanc.com/en/page/16/Regulations%20for%20the%202017%20UTMB%C2%AE%20/%20CCC%C2%AE%20/%20TDS%C2%AE%20/%20OCC.html