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Incoming: Takbo 2

Posted by on 16. April 2015

The first Takbo event in 2014 was able to raise almost P2 million for Gawad Kalinga benefiting communities directly struck by Typhoon Yolanda and Ruby (PDIC-GK Village in Sitio Malmangan, Lawaan, Eastern Samar). Takbo 2 follows up on that advocacy with another run for a cause to continue the relief to the recovering community.  PDIC brings the Hero in you in Takbo 2 as you get to be fit and directly help out the calamity stricken area as 100% of the race fees goes directly to the cause.  Takbo 2 is happening on May 10, 2015 at the CCP Grounds in Pasay City with 1K, 3K, 5K and 10K race categories.  Register Now!!!

Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC)


PDIC is a government instrumentality created in 1963 by virtue of Republic Act 3591 to insure the deposits of all banks. PDIC exists to protect depositors by providing permanent and continuing deposit insurance coverage for the depositing public and help promote financial stability.  I came to know of that function of PDIC during the financial crisis in the 90s, where some of the banks had to close because of liquidity concerns.  It’s the PDIC that eventually funds the deposit and ultimately returns it to the depositor up to the extent of the insurance coverage.  That’s also one of my personal financial rules to keep only funds in a certain bank to the extent of the PDIC coverage.  Aside from the financial support, PDIC has also been active in supporting the needs of the community.

In 2014, the PDIC was able to raise about P2 million from holding Takbo sa Pagbangon ng Leyte last May 4, 2015 for GK as initial donation for the construction of the PDIC-GK Village in Sitio Malmangan, Lawaan, Eastern Samar. The Village will provide disaster- resilient shelters for families battered by Typhoons Yolanda in 2013 and Ruby in 2014.   To add more beneficiaries for the PDIC-GK Village, the PDIC will conduct “Takbo 2: Tungo sa Kalusugan, Para sa Kalikasan” at the CCP Grounds in Pasay City on May 10, 2015.  Takbo 2 Tungo sa Kalusugan Para sa Kalikasan will be having 1K, 3K, 5K and 10K categories for both newbie and experienced runners.

While we are in a charitable mode, I would also want to introduce another project by Gawad Kalinga which is the Bayani Challenge 2015.  There are 365 days (366 on leap years) in a year, what if everybody had 5 full days to do some volunteer work to help communities needing assistance.  That would really be a lot of help that can assist about 20,000 barangays in the country, with exciting activities like youth conferences, house builds, health missions, sports programs, and clean-up drives.  Bayani Challenge is open to various sectors and age groups.  The challenge is from April 9 (Araw ng Kagitingan) until June 12 (Araw ng Kalayaan).  This is a large step to really help #endpoverty .  If everybody lend a helping hand, then everybody would have an easier time.  Last year, there were over one million volunteers who answered the call to become heroes for Filipinos in the disaster-hit provinces of the Visayas and Zamboanga for 63 days.  You can be a hero too today and learn more about the Bayani Challenge 2015 by visiting http://gk1world.com/bc2015 and be part of Barangay Walang Iwanan.

Officials of PDIC with Ms. Earth Jamie Herrel (3rd from Left) promoting Takbo 2.

All the race related expenses will be covered by PDIC so all the registration fees would go directly to the funds for the PDIC-GK Village in Sitio Malmangan, Lawaan, Eastern Samar.  It’s the perfect race for the whole family and barkada with all the different distances for everybody. You get some much-needed exercise. You get to appreciate wellness You get to have fun with your family and friends You lead and live a healthy lifestyle. You help rebuild a community in Lawaan, Eastern Samar which was hit by typhoon Yolanda in Leyte (2013) and typhoon Ruby (2014).  Register now and be a hero!!!

Race Details

Singlet Design

Date and Venue

  • May 10, 2015, CCP Grounds, Pasay City

Distances and Inclusions

  • 1K Kids – P200
  • 1K Adults – P400
  • 3K – P400
  • 5K – P500
  • 10K – P600
    • Inclusive of Singlet / Bib / Timing Chip


  • PDIC Office (8/F SSS Bldg., Ayala Ave. cor. V.A. Rufino St., Makati City) – April 13 – May 8, 2015
  • Chris Sports (Glorietta 3, Metro Market Market, SM Manila, SM North Edsa Annex) – April 16 – May 6, 2015
    • Race Kit will be given immediately upon registration
    • Bulk registration is allowed. Interested participants below 18 years old must submit their waivers, signed by their parents/guardians. However, adults are not allowed to run with children on strollers.
    • Registration forms may also be submitted by a representative to the registration centers listed above, provided that the forms are completely executed by the participants themselves.
    • Registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. Please make sure you are good to go before signing up.
    • Change of category after registration is NOT ALLOWED.

Gun Start

  • 10K –  5:30 AM
  • 5K – 5:35 AM
  • 3K- 5:40 AM
  • 1K – Children – 6:30 AM
  • 1K – Adults – 6:50 AM


Winners Medal

Race Updates

Race Maps

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