Tabal’s life on TV


FROM her humble beginnings in the mountains of Cebu City to becoming the country’s best female marathoner. This is the storyline of Mary Joy Tabal that will be aired on the popular TV Series, Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK) this Saturday. Actress Sharlene San Pedro will play the role of the 28-year-old Tabal, who’s the first Filipina to finish a marathon in the Olympics. Tabal’s story was much-publicized in the local media, from her personal struggle to her rise as the best female marathon runner in the country. One story that caught the attention of the public was her recent win in the 41st Milo Marathon Finals last Dec. 3. She won her fifth straight title despite the death of her father, Rolando, 22 hours before the start of the race. “The story focuses on my start and my family. At first, I was hesitant to do this because I want to maintain my private life. But I decided to take this chance hoping that I can inspire athletes,” Tabal told SunStar Cebu. “There are some things in your life that need to be told,” added the 29th Southeast Asian (Sea) Games gold medalist. Tabal, who hails from Barangay Guba, Cebu City, said that it was she won the Milo Marathon that someone from ABS-CBN contacted her to tell her story. “They did an interview with me over the phone for my background. It was submitted to their researcher and I did another phone interview last month,” she said. Tabal said she has finally decided this month to go with the airing of her story. “I was hesitant but my siblings and coach John Philip Dueñas convinced me to give it a go. The staff from MMK informed me this week that it will be aired this Saturday,” she said. Tabal, the second of four siblings, was raised by single father Rolando, a police officer, after her parents separated when she was still a sixth grader. Tabal had a rough start in her running career. She was a sprinter who moved to long-distance running. On her first 10K race, she collapsed at the finish line in 2009. In 2013, Tabal got her first biggest achievement, winning the Milo Marathon Finals, and the rest is history. Tabal said there are other parts of her life, though, that will not be shown on MMK; one of that was her much-publicized issue with the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa). Tabal said that she wants to inspire young athletes with her life, and the “political” issues in sports will only discourage athletes who dream to make it to the national team. Veteran actor Dominic Ochoa plays the role of Rolando, model and actor Manuel Chua will play Tabal’s long-time coach Dueñas, and Katya Santos will play her mother, Annabelle. (RSC)

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Century Tuna The Underpants Run 2018 in Filinvest Alabang


Time to show us how fit and healthy you are! Join the Century Tuna The Underpants Run happening on April 8 in Filinvest City Alabang!

Century Tuna The Underpants Run
April 8, 2018
Filinvest City, Alabang

Registration Fee:
P600 (For all Categories)

– Inclusive of a Race Bib, Timing Chip, Finisher’s Medal, Finisher’s Bath Towel, Loot Bag from sponsors Century Tuna, Vita Coco and many more.

Registration Venues:

1. Online – Click Here

NOTE: Register online between February 20 to March 15 to get Personalized Race Bibs.

2. In-Store Registration: March 1 to April 1
– GNC Trinoma
– GNC SM Mall of Asia
– GNC SM Megamall
– GNC SM Aura
– GNC Glorietta
– GNC Alabang Town Center

Race Guidelines:

DRESS CODE: Undergarments are suggested. Bottoms must be at least 8 inches above the knee.

Minimum Requirement:
– Males: No Shirts
– Females: Sports Bra Top

RACE BIB: Make sure your Race Bib bears your age and is properly placed and clearly visible.

Cash Prizes:
– TOP 3 Male and Female Finishers in Superbods (18-37 y/o) and Ageless (38-50 y/o)
– BEST Underpants Male and Female
– BEST Underpants Group

Chief PNP Run 2018 in Manila


This March 11, 2018, the 1st Chief PNP Run will happen at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila.

The 1st Chief PNP Run “Takbo Para sa Bayaning Pulis” aims to promote health awareness and empower individuals & communities to be responsible for their own health through running. The proceeds from this event will go directly to the Bayaning Pulis.

1st Chief PNP Run “Takbo Para sa Bayaning Pulis”
March 11, 2018
Quirino Grandstand, Manila
Organizer: Run Mania Philippines Promotions Co.

Registration Fees:

5K – P750
12K – P900
21K – P1200

– Inclusive of Singlet, Race Bib, and Certificate
– 12K gets an RFID Timing Chip
– 21K gets an RFID Timing Chip, a Finisher Medal, and a Finisher Shirt

Registration Venues:
1. Bank Deposit:
– BDO Savings Account Number: 007080261039
– Account Name: Sian Sasha A. Roldan
– BPI Savings Account Number: 002763002619
– Account Name: Roldan, Leo Castillo

*Please send the scanned copy or photocopy of the deposit slip with your complete name and contact number to

2. In-store:
Garmin Branches in:
– Alabang Town Center
– Uptown Mall BGC
– SM Megamall
– Glorietta 5

Red Glove Branches in:
– Calamba
– Canlubang
– Los Baños


For More Information:
Samuel Milan – 09067821669 / 09081554115
Lendlee Tinaypan – 09363078510 / 09083336414

Coach Roel’s Birthday Run 2018 in Pasig City


Join Coach Roel as he celebrates his birthday through Fun Runs and Ultramarathon this March 24, 2018, in Ultra, Pasig City.

Coach Roel’s Birthday Run 6
March 24, 2018
Ultra, Pasig City
Organizer: BBG Run Events

Registration Fees:
41K – P1500
10K – P650
5K – P650
1K – P400
Relay 4×100 – P1500
Relay 4×400 – P1500

– Inclusive of Race bib, Event Shirt, Finisher Medal, and Boodle Fight on race day
– 41K gets a Trophy and Finisher Certificate instead of a Finisher Medal
Registration Venues:
1. Bank Deposit:
– Banco De Oro
– Account Name: Jennifer Luna
– Account Number: 005020095983
– If payment has been made, please e-mail the scanned copy of the deposit slip with your complete name, bib name (for 41k only) age, contact number, and shirt size to


Davao International Marathon 2018


This 2018, BBG Run Events presents the FIRST Davao International Marathon. Save the date!

Davao International Marathon
March 11, 2018
Victoria Plaza, Davao City
Organizer: BBG Run Events

Registration Fees:
42K – P1450
21K – P1300
5K – P450

– Inclusive of Race Bib, Event Singlet, and Finisher Certificate
– 21K and 42K gets a Timing Chip, Finisher Shirt, and Finisher Medal

Registration Venues:
1. Bank Deposit:
– Banco De Oro
– Account Name: Jennifer Luna
– Account Number: 005020095983
– If payment has been made, please e-mail the scanned copy of the deposit slip with your complete name, age, contact number, and shirt size to

2. In-store:
-Podium Multisport, Davao City
-Activo Fitness, Tagum City

Finisher Shirt: