Children’s Hour @ Marigondon Elementary School with Ironman 70.3 Pros

Yesterday August 7, Ironman 70.3 Philippines Asia-Pacific Championship was successfully held here in Cebu. With almost 3,000 participants both local elites and foreign athletes from 43 countries around world competed on that day. They showed to Cebuanos, other Filipinos, and to the whole world what they’ve got, their strength, one of a kind stamina and endurance on that tough triathlon competition. I’m not that sports fanatic but on that day when I saw them for the first time biking so hard and fast just to reach the end point of 90 km and then running for 21 km, I can feel how their adrenaline rushes through their veins way back how I felt when I joined the 37th Milo Marathon two years ago and unfortunately nailed me on the 4th place on 10K category. Huh! People were yelling and shouting especially when local athlete artists like Dingdong Dantes, Piolo Pascual, Mateo Guidecelli, and others passed on the route where they’re standing by.  Again, yesterday Cebu was crowded by amazing triathlete visitors from the world of sports with their team, family and friends.

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This morning the Ironman Foundation with some of the Asia-Pacific Championship Triathletes and Sunrise Events Inc. visited Marigondon Elementary School and donated P250K through Children’s Hour. There was a short program conducted to tell everyone what was that all about. Selected students offered them with short eyes breakers like dancing the Native Dance Itik-Itik and group of Grade III pupils singing Rosas Pandan. Later part of the dance, women triathletes joined the pupils dancing. And one athlete even joined performing the Marigondon Elementary School DLC (Drum Lyre Corps). To highlight the event, Asia-Pacific Championship Triathletes painted the wall of one of the classrooms with mural painting featuring the Ironman 70.3 logo. While busy painting, teachers, parents and few visitors around them were also busy taking photos with the triathletes.  They also left marks on that Grade II – Mahogany classroom wall with their hand written signatures.  Me too proud to have photos with Brent MacMahon, Eric Watson, Sam Betten, Levi Maxwell, Tim Van Berkel, Braden Currie and other amazing Ironman 70.3 pro guys and women.  Thanks a lot for dropping by at Marigondon Elementary School and enjoy Cebu!

IMG_2795   Children's Hour @ Marigondon Elementary School with Kuya Ariel  Meachel with Brent MacMahon & MES Teachers   Children's Hour @ Marigondon Elementary School with Sam BettenChildren's Hour @ Marigondon Elementary School with Brent MacMahon

 

Celebrating 3rd International Travel Festival – Cebu, Philippines.

3rd International Travel Festival 2016

After picking up important file at the office, I happened to drop by at Ayala Center Cebu yesterday. Right there, I witnessed the Opening Ceremony of the 3rd International Travel Festival at Ayala Center Cebu, Philippines started on July 15-17, 2016 with special guest Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo Teo. It’s a 3-Day Event promoting Philippines Destinations to the World and vice versa. This event is brought to you by Department of Tourism and supported by Globe myBusiness. Planning for getaways here and abroad? This event might be the best shot to get EXCLUSIVE DEALS from Airlines, Hotels, Cruises, and Travel Agencies during the 3-day event. Participating airlines are Philippines Airlines with special promo flights to Japan and London, Cathay Pacific Airways, and Eva Air. The following line was FB Post from Cathay Pacific Airways : “Calling all foodies, thrill seekers, shoppers and wanderers, today is the perfect time to update your travel diaries with the perfect hash tags and shoot amazing photos that need no filter.” WOW!!! You may check my photo stream of some flyers I got on that very first day to get amazing deals to your next dream destination.

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