Guesting on Sports Insider

Thursday, 21 October 2010  |  Bullish Insights, Press

Last week, I was invited to guest on Sports Insider, a sports show on Solar Sports hosted by Jinno Rufino and Noel Zarate which features the most happening and most talked about in sports.  (I say Solar Sports should produce a show just like that but specifically for running!)


As I watched Noel and Jinno, two of the most articulate sports hosts in my book, spew out names of basketball players and teams from their mouths faster than I could sprint a mile, I wondered: What the hell am I doing here?  And…what the heck are they talking about?! Basketball terms—especially the names of players—are a foreign language to me.

But, being the great hosts they are, I felt completely at ease during the interview.  We talked about the blog and the magazine, my running, and about the upcoming TBR Dream Marathon.  It was a lot of fun!

The show above was aired Monday.  There will be another episode on TBR Dream Marathon early next year.

One last thing: I promised Jinno that I would ask all of my running friends—that’s YOU, by the way—to click LIKE on their Facebook page.  You see, if they hit 50,000 fans, Noel Zarate will shave off his hair.  I say: if 1,000 likes come from runners, he should run 10k early next year, too.

Click HERE to go to Sports Insider Facebook page.


Sports Insider airs on Solar Sports every Mon, Wed, & Fri at 9pm (replays 6am) and on Basketball TV every Tue, Thu & Sat at 10pm (replays 6:30am).

How a Marathon Inspired Participants to Finish a Race

Tuesday, 6 July 2010  |  Press


The Bull Runner Dream Marathon was featured on Philippine Daily Inquirer today, July 6, 2010.  The well-written article was by  Lorenzo Manguiat, a proud finisher of TBR Dream.  Thank you, Lorenzo.

Click HERE to read the full article.

For all those dreaming of their first marathon in the most ideal and supportive environment, please make sure to read the LAST LINE of the linked article very very well.

TBR on Preview June 2009

Saturday, 6 June 2009  |  Press

Check out Preview’s June 2009 issue.  In its Body Works section, they featured Leica Carpo and I in an article on women runners.



The shoot was held over a month ago at the Polo field.  I finally got to meet Leica Carpo and chatted with her about—what else—running just before she left for Boston. 

It was a great experience.  An eye-opener when it came to fusing fashion with running, a possibility that only crossed my mind when I saw all the cool apparel, shoes, and accessories brought to the shoot by the editorial assistants.  It also further proved the point for me that running is indeed a booming sport, not just for Filipinos in general, but particularly among women.  There are more women runners now than ever before and I only hope to see more of us running—and leaving, ehem, the men behind.  (Sorry guys!)

P.S. Please don’t comment about the hair! My son said it looks like a “tarantula!”

iamninoy on Mornings@ANC

Tuesday, 2 June 2009  |  Press

Watch Mornings @ ANC—9:30 a.m. tomorrow—to learn more about the iamninoy Runners Group.  Rapa Lopa and I will be guests on the show.  I’m skipping a morning bike-run tomorrow for this, but it’s all worth it!

TBR on Good Times with Mo

Wednesday, 1 April 2009  |  Press

I was driving home this morning from a long morning at the pool with TI instructor, Nonoy, and classmate, Dondi, and as always I was listening to my favorite morning habit on 89.9, “Good Times with Mo” with Mo Twister, Mojo, and Grace Lee.  

There is not a weekday (except Fridays when they’re not on) that I don’t listen to this trio on the radio.  They’re discussions are thought-provoking and intellectually stimulating, but most importantly, they are downright funny.  I can’t count how many times I’ve laughed out loud alone in the car after taking the kids to school or coming home from a training run.  Needless to say, I am a huge fan.  Huge! 

This morning, it was not a surprise that Sen. Pia Cayetano was on the show.  She was a guest last week and a couple of days ago she was a guest on Mo Twister’s TV show as well to discuss current issues, promote her advocacies, and of course, touch on her personal life as well (which, fortunately for us, includes running.)  But, what surprised me was this: Mojo Jojo mentioning The Bull Runner Magazine!  Yes, he did!

So, TBR was NOT actually on the show (as written on the title of this post which was made only to fool you into reading this), but TBR Magazine was there, in the hands of Mojo, to be exact.  He basically asked Sen. Pia about her training program and mentioned that he was reading about it in The Bull Runner Magazine.  Woohooo…what a pleasant surprise!  Good Times with Mo, you just made my day!

Thanks to Sen. Pia for bringing your copy of TBR Magazine!