Mar 8, 2021

“TORRE DE MANILA” ....THE NATIONAL PHOTO BOMBER “.



Did you know that ... The Building on the right is “TORRE DE MANILA” It has been controversial due to its proximity to the Rizal Monument. The tower has been publicly known as "THE NATIONAL PHOTO BOMBER “. Various attempts to halt construction were made from 2012 to 2017 but eventually the construction continued due to the lack of a law that forbids such constructions within the skyline of a national monument. The developers challenged conservation groups in the Supreme Court of the Philippines, stating that the National Cultural Heritage Act. of 2009 has no provision to protect skylines. In 2017, the court ruled in favor of Torre de Manila's developer, DMCI Homes, effectively deflecting further attempts to stop the construction of the building.

Feb 25, 2021

People Power Revolution

 

Did you know that … The People Power Monument was built to commemorate the events of the 1986 People Power Revolution.

The 1986 People Power Revolution gathered millions of Filipinos from all walks of life to march along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), the main artery of Metro Manila, to end the dictatorship of President Ferdinand E. Marcos and begin a new era marked by true freedom and democracy. This spirit of the movement was not confined to Manila; it manifested through non-violent demonstrations staged in different cities nationwide—it was a revolution marked by its peaceful means, led by a nation united to reclaim liberty.

The events of February 25, 1986, altered the course of our nation’s history; it showcased to the world the remarkable resolve of the Filipino people. It heralded an era of peace. Over the years, we have continued to remember this momentous occasion by honoring the sacrifices of all those who fought the dictatorship.

The monument is located on the corner of EDSA & White Plains Avenue in Barangay Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Philippines.
It was made by Eduardo Castrillo in 1993.

Today, Feb.25, 2021 marks the 35th year Anniversary of the People Power Revolution.
Where were you during The EDSA Revolution ?

Feb 8, 2021

Condura Skyway Marathon .....


Did you know that …. The CONDURA SKYWAY MARATHON is the 1st Running event that was held on the SKYWAY?

Race dates were normally scheduled on the first Sunday of February which ran from 2008 to 2016 . Organized by the Concepcion brothers and
inspired by international marathons, it was touted to be a run made by a runner for runners. "I wanted to take my race experiences abroad and bring them to the Philippines to come up with an international standard run. Our vision is to be the premier running event in the country”, said Ton Concepcion.
Every year the event supported several advocacies. It started in 2008 where the event raised funds for the protection of the Tubbataha Reef in Palawan. Through the years, other environmental advocacies included the Whale Sharks, Dolphins & Mangroves thereby giving monetary support for its protection and also raising public awareness. In 2015 & 2016, the “Run for a Hero" was the chosen advocacy. It was especially meaningful in 2016 for it meant to give honor and respect to the fallen 44 PNP-SAF heroes of the Mamasapano massacre and also support their families through HERO FOUNDATION .

However, due to the increasing restrictions in the Skyway and the overwhelming traffic in the Metropolis, it became difficult to maintain the quality of the race so both brothers decided to suspend the race after an 8 year run.
2016 was the last CSM Event.

Today, February 07, 2021 (Sunday)
is the CONDURA SKYWAY MARARATHONS Anniversary.
Thank you for all the wonderful memories...





Jan 27, 2021

BGC



Did you know that ... BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY (BGC) was previously part of a US military base and formerly named Fort McKinley. After the Philippines independence from the US in 1946, it was subsequently renamed to FORT BONIFACIO , after the national revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio whose father was a native from Taguig.
In 1995 the land was opened for development under the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) and has transformed into one of the most modern business districts in the Philippines.

BGC is The best “Urban Running Area” close to my home and office.

Jan 25, 2021

Paco Park ... RPJ

 


Did you know that ... In 1896, Philippine national hero JOSE P. RIZAL was executed by the Spanish. His body was buried in an unmarked grave in PACO PARK Cemetery.
When Rizal’s sisters discovered his grave, they bribed the guards to mark it with “RPJ,” his initials in reverse, to hide the spot from the Spanish. Though Rizal’s body has since been moved, now entombed about a kilometer away beneath a monument that bears his name, the coded grave marker remains at Paco Park.
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