Happy Birthday, Tita Cory

Tuesday, 26 January 2010  |  Bullish Insights

– Mayi, Jake, and Pio (in the back) before the run –

Last night, the iamNinoy Runners Group donned their yellow shirts and gathered at Bonifacio High Street to run for what would’ve been our beloved President Corazon Aquino’s 77th Birthday.  With yellow balloons in hand, we ran easy, “kwento” pace around BHS in memory of Tita Cory.

– All set for the birthday run –

As Monday is my only rest day per week, I ran just one loop around BHS (a measly 1.2k) and enjoyed the company of other iamNinoy members. It was nice to finally have time to chat with other members of the group, which started only at 50 runners when we launched in Condura Run last 2009, to over 1,500 runners to date.  Our group is not a political group (doesn’t matter who you’re voting for President in May!) but one that hopes to make heroes out of every runner.  Right now, we run to help reverse the education crisis in the country.

After everyone had finished running (well, we had to stop Jake from doing his 20k so that we could eat already!), we headed over to a nearby bar (complete with disco lights!) for some beer and food.  Phiten gave away 5 Phiten necklaces to some lucky winners.

– Paolo Abrera tries the Phiten tape for his injury –

– Happy Birthday, Tita Cory! Top (L to R): AnPaul, myself, Iya, Drew, Mayi, Pio, Lala’s hubby, Francis. Bottom (L to R): Jed, Lala, Grace, Totoy –

Thank You, Tita Cory

Wednesday, 5 August 2009  |  Bullish Insights

Clad in yellow shirts, a group of us Southern runners ran around Ayala Alabang Village this gloomy and rainy morning to pay tribute to our beloved President Cory. For a woman who sacrificed so much for the country, our 8km run under the rain was nothing compared to the sacrifices she willingly accepted for our country.  Thank you Tita Cory for inspiring us all to be better Filipinos.

– Break at Madrigal Avenue –


– Rest in peace, Tita Cory –

* First photo courtesy of Nora (Life Begins at 50)