Wednesday, 15 February 2012  |  News + Promos

TAKBU’TO is a 3K, 5K and 10K fun run and 1.5K fun walk at McKinley Hill. The proponent of the event is the Philippine Orthopaedic Association Foundation Inc. (POAFI). It is the charitable arm of the Philippine Orthopaedic Association (POA) that provides grants for continuing education of its members, as well as supports scientific research initiatives.

They’ll also be having a run clinic this coming Saturday at ROX. I’ll be speaking there along with Dr. Gar Eufemio, Dr. Benedict Valdecanas, Dr. Jun Rafanan, and Coach Jim Saret. Hope to see you there!


When: March 25, 2012
Where: McKinley Hill
Distance: 1.5K Fun Walk and 3K, 5K and 10K Fun Run.
Prizes: Top 3 Male and Female finishers in each category.


Registration Fees are as follows:
1.5K (P400)
3K / 5K (P500)
10K (P600)

Bulk discounts may be given to groups of 20 (5%) , 50 (free tent) , 80 (free tent and 5%) and 100 (10%) and up.


The running clinic is a joint project of POAFI and the Philippine Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (POSSM). Dr. Gar Eufemio is the current President of POSSM.

What: Run Clinics
When: Saturday, FEBRUARY 18, 2012, 4:00PM to 6:00 PM
Where: R.O.X., Bonifacio High Street



4:00 pm: Welcome and Opening Remarks by Dr Carilo
4:10 pm: Introduction of Personalities: Dr. Gar Eufemio, Dr. Benedict Valdecanas, Dr. Jun Rafanan, Coach Jim Saret and Jaymie Pizarro
4:25-5:00 pm: Running Injuries: Recognition, Treatment, and Prevention by Dr. Benedict Valdecanas
5:00-5:15 pm: Training a Runner by Coach Jim Saret
5:15-5:30 pm: How I Became The Bull Runner by Jaymie Pizarro
5:30-6:00 pm: Open Forum
6:00-6:15 pm: Closing

What Do You Take for Granted?

Monday, 11 July 2011  |  Bullish Insights

– In Corregidor. Photo courtesy of Levi Lakandula –

It could be the sun on your face
The beauty of a dawning day
The birds taking flight
Or your dog happily wagging his tail.

It could be the shoes on your feet
The gas in your tank
The warm water in the tub
Or the last bite to eat that you dumped in the trash.

It could be your partner’s smile
His driving you to work this early
Her packing you a turkey sandwich
Or the kiss goodbye.

It could be the opportunity to run
The pounding of your feet on the road
The feeling of power and serenity at once
Or the chance to connect with your best self.

It could be the freedom to race
The adrenaline rush
The mingling of sweat and tears
Or the fulfillment of crossing the finish.

Don’t wait…
For the rain to keep the sun from shining
For hunger to attack
For loved ones to leave
Or for injuries to arise.

Take nothing for granted.
Take notice. Now.