Gabriel Symphony Tomorrow in Alabang

Friday, 3 September 2010  |  News + Promos

Gabriel Symphony

If you wish to do some good through running, this may just be the right event for you. It’s Senator Pia Cayetano’s 8th Gabriel Symphony, a 12-hour event in Alabang in memory of her son, Gabriel, who lived only until 9 months old.


Everyone is invited to run, walk, or bike anytime from 6am to 6pm.

Registration fee is P1,000, which is a donation to Gabriel Symphony Foundation and includes food and drinks all day. Anyone can also pledge any amount at the registration area.


At 5pm, there will be a 3k, 5k, and 10k fun run with Sen. Pia Cayetano. The same registration fee applies here.


Good friend and TBR Magazine cover, Drew Arellano, has committed to help raise funds by doing an Ironman Distance tomorrow.  Anyone who wants to pledge through him can drop by the registration area to donate.  Here’s more info:

Talk about a busy bee: Here is Drew’s TV Hosting schedule…Unang Hirit on GMA7 daily from 5:15am – 9am, AHA! Sundays 9:15am and BALIK-BAYAN on QTV11 Fridays 10pm! This, of course, aside from his acting gigs and blossoming triathlon career.

On top of all that, Drew, in his own words, “feels the need to give back to his unfortunate brothers and sisters.” Last year, he organized “The Happy Run to raise funds and build a school.”  This year, we at Gabriel’s Symphony Foundation consider ourselves extremely blessed to have him signing on to our cause and committing to do a full Ironman Distance (3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run) during the 12hour event on Saturday, September 4, 2010 in Alabang Country Club.

Drew says that he has decided to do this “to make it harder and more interesting” and “would greatly appreciate if you could pledge any amount for this insane ordeal I’m about to go thru. Thanks and wish me luck!”

Having already successfully completed Ironman Western Australia almost a year ago, this challenge should be manageable for Drew, but it does not make it any easier—an Ironman Distance triathlon never is.  But the thought of helping the kids of Gabriel’s symphony should serve as a great driving force for him as he strokes, pedals, and strides towards the finish line this weekend.


Another old friend, Maiqui Dayrit, will do an Ironman Distance as well.  This is Maiqui 6th year and he is close to hitting the P1 million mark in raising funds for this cause.  Amazing!


Forty children, twenty from Marillac Center for Girls and twenty indigent boys whom Senator Pia Cayetano chanced upon running barefoot one day as she was biking in Daang Hari, have been invited.

At 2pm, Top Draw Animation, headed by Wayne and Stella Dearing, will give them an art class, which will cover “The Basics of Cartoon Drawing” and they get to take home their cool new sketchbooks and art materials so they can practice on their new found skills.

At 3pm, they will form teams and compete against each other in a 5k relay, after which they will participate in a fun football game. Winners get to take home shoes through our kind sponsor Planet Sports.

There are other activities during the day.  For more info, click here to visit website.