While we are still recovering from typhoon Ursula, the year has welcomed us with volcanic eruptions and a new virus. Philippines ranks third as the most disaster prone country in the world! Realizing these, great efforts are given to achieve the goal to capacitate each and every individual in calamities, emergencies, disaster preparedness and response. Training for students and in the Barangays are being facilitated by Philippine Red Cross Boracay-Malay Chapter for Free!
One of the activity being done by our Chapter to raise funds for its major programs and activities is the holding annually of the Million Volunteer Run. Not only is the Chapter able to raise funds from the Run but enables the Chapter to gather volunteers. The successful Million Volunteer Love Run on February 13, 2020, along the white sand beachfront of Nigi Nigi Nu Noos gathered more than 350 runners from all walks of life. Among the attendees and an early bird is no less than our Acting Mayor Fromy Bautista who is also the Honorary Chairman of our Boracay-Malay Chapter and later joined by Mr. Al Orolfo, Ground Commander of Boracay Task Force, employees from different hotels, students, MASA Ati kids, sport enthusiasts, members of the community and newly composed Board of Directors of the PRC local Chapter.
The hard working staff and the dedicated volunteers served as the marshals during the event. The Run was made more fun with the Zumba led by Ms.Glaiza Cabanal and more exciting with the gift certificates from our valued sponsors. Our heartfelt thank you for the support and cooperation of the donors : Henann Group of Resorts, Nigi Nigi Nu Noos, Mandala Spa and Villas, Altabriza, Island Photography Services and Aliana’s Spa. The event was on live coverage by PCTV while Boracay Sun and Yes the Best 911 extended their help on the promotional campaigns.
It was an acclaimed success for the following who won in the different categories of the Run with Erjosh Kane Cruz as the Youngest Runner and Estrella Sungcang as the Oldest Runner. Thank you to Golden Sands, Inc. for sending and winning the Largest Group Participation. The winners in different categories follows :
7K Run Male Winners 7K Run Female Winners
1st Place - Jaykarl Consista, 1st Place - Julia Russia
2nd Place – Christian Pelayo 2nd Place – Uzziel Irabon
3rd Place – Mel Labian 3rd Place - Christina Manalo
5K Run Male Winners 5K Run Female Winners
1st Place – Jonathan Russel 1st Place – Liza Tosco Berge
2nd Place – Jonel Patricio 2nd Place – Ritchel Casidsid
3rd Place – Ryan Cahilig 3rd Place – Lovely Dadivas
3K Run Male Winners 3K Run Female Winners
1st Place - Don Milanes 1st Place – Jenny Gelvero
2nd Place - Renelito Tangcay 2nd Place – Julie Mae Resente
3rd Place - John Villanueva 3rd Place – Lovely Jay Dela Cruz
Moreover, we are still on our goal to sell 1,000 pcs of PULA Bear in order to help rebuild the MASA ATI School in Cubay which was damaged by Typhoon Ursula on December 25, 2019. Thank you to Nonies for donating PhP20,000 pesos on this initiative.
Those who wish to support by adopting the cute PhP799 Pula bear may call us at 288-2068. The Pulasare being housed at our Chapter office awaiting adoption located in Sitio Ambulong, Manocmanoc, Malay, Aklan. Or you may email at; firstname.lastname@example.org
Together, we can make a difference.