Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Noy Jopson (Cebuano Triathlete Champion) Endorses Globe Annual Charity Run

A big name in the athletic scene, Cebuano Noy Jopson Is most known for grabbing
the first Cobra Ironman title, which he skillfully set at 4:21.27. This coming March 25, 2012
in Cebu City, he will be joining the upcoming Globe Run4Home and has openly expressed his
endorsement for the values that the event espouses.

“I’m really excited! Globe Run4Home is dedicated to not just 1 but 4 organizations that
are at the forefront of their advocacies. It’s not often that you get to combine what you love
with giving back,” shares Noy when asked about his sentiments regarding the event.

A lover of the outdoors and sports, Noy has successfully kept himself busy and
immersed in the world of fitness. His fire for running started at the early age of 9. Even during
his younger years, his titles number to many and include prestigious awards. Among those that
he championed are Asian Cup Junior in 1995 and the Philippine Enduraman Champion. He is also
a 3-time National Champ and a record holder for Olympic Distance.

His decision to be an athlete is a deliberate one. Noy closely grew up with civic
awareness and responsibility, as his father is the well-known political activist Edgar Jopson. The
late Jopson was a key mover during the period of civil unrest or the First Quarter Storm in the
1970s. He was the president of National Union Students of the Philippines and also bears the
recognition Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines.

“Throughout my life, it was my intention and decision to shy away from activism. I used
to believe that it was not worth the separation or the loss of a loved one. Now, I realize that it’s
not wrong to push for what my parents fought and died for: social justice and human rights,”
declares the triathlete.

Noy recounts his younger days when he was hounded left and right with opportunities
to stand up for various causes. He instead kept himself busy with training to excuse him from
said activities.

“If there’s a chance to keep running, join triathlons, promote fitness, and celebrate
health while helping our country, why not?,” Noy happily concludes.

The funds raised from this year’s Globe Run4Home will be funneled to support the
projects of Gawad Kalinga and Habitat for Humanity Philippines with a particular focus on
addressing the needs of Filipinos victimized by Typhoon Sendong. As the environment is as well
a home, Cebu Biodiversity Conservation Foundation and Philippine Tarsier Foundation also join
this year’s roster of beneficiaries.

Those who cannot participate in the run but wanted to donate to their chosen
beneficiary can do so via Globe GCASH. All they have to do is text the following: For Philippine
Tarsier Foundation - DONATE AMOUNT MPIN and send
to 2882; Cebu Biodiversity Conservation Foundation - DONATE AMOUNT
MPIN and send to 2882; Habitat for Humanity - DONATE AMOUNT
MPIN and send to 2882; Gawad Kalinga - DONATE
AMOUNT MPIN and send to 2882.

Registration rates for Globe Run4Home are at its most affordable this year.
Registration fees per category are P300 for 3K, P400 for 5k, P500 for 10K, P600 for 15K, and
P700 for 21K. The registration fee of the 21k category includes race shirts in various sizes, race
bib number, timing chip, and finisher’s medal.

Registration is until March 22, 2012 at Paseo de Ciudad, 1st level, Ayala Center, Cebu
City and via Globe Run4Home 2012 is supported by Alaska, Cebuana
Lhuilier Insurance Solutions, Fox, Gatorade, StarWorld, and Summit Natural Drinking Water
as major sponsors. Minor sponsors include Active Zone-Ayala Center Cebu, Airphil Express,
Cenovis, Century Tuna, Department of Tourism, Dole, Marriot Hotel Cebu, McDonald's, Rexona,
Skechers, The Body Shop, Timex, Trends & Technologies, and Woman by Lactacyd.
Media partners are Cebu Daily News, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The
Freeman, The Philippine Star, Radio GMA, SkyCable Cebu, Word Broadcasting Corporation,
Infochat, and Newsbytes.


For more information, pls. contact:

Ms. Yoly C. Crisanto
Head, Corporate Communications
Tel. No. 7302627
Fax No. 7393075
Email Address:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

List of Winners of Triennial Awards finalists awarded by RAFI

After three years of nomination, extensive screening, and validation, two winners out
of 10 finalists will be honored during the 5th Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) Triennial
Awards on Mar. 22 at Marco Polo Plaza.

The winners will receive a trophy, cash prize of not less than P400,000, and the
opportunity to travel in the Visayas and Mindanao to share expertise to various groups.

The RAFI Triennial Awards is the premier service and humanitarian award in the Visayas
and Mindanao, which recognize the philanthropic, humanitarian, and holistic efforts of individuals
and institutions in enhancing the quality of life of various groups and communities.

Five finalists vied for each of the awards category—the Ramon Aboitiz Award for
Exemplary Individual and Eduardo Aboitiz Award for Outstanding Institution. They are Fr. Angelo
Buenavides, Prof. Estrella Cantallopez, Apolinario Leyson Sr., Fr. Dennis Tamayo, and Rene
Vendiola for the individual cateogory, and Agri-Aqua Development Coalition Mindanao Inc.,
Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation Inc., Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation
Inc., SOS Children’s Villages Philippines, and The Great Physician Rehabilitation Foundation for
the institution category.

These finalists were selected by an independent search committee composed of
distinguished representatives from the academe, private sector, and civil society. They are
Island Souvenirs President Jonathan Jay Aldeguer, The Freeman and The Philippine Star
Columnist and “Straight from the Sky” Host Valeriano “Bobit” Avila, Marcellin Foundation Inc.
Founder Brother Crispin P. Betita, University of the Philippines-Tacloban College Dean and
Guiuan Development Foundation Inc. Founder and Executive Director Margarita dela Cruz, and
Mag-uugmad Foundation Inc. Executive Director Leonardo Moneva.

The Search Committee is chaired by dela Cruz who was an individual category finalist
for the 3rd RAFI Triennial Awards and a member of the 4th RAFI Triennial Awards Search

The selection process starts when individuals and institutions are nominated for the RAFI
Triennial Awards. The search committee validates each nominee in the Visayas and Mindanao
before the short-listed nominees are screened by the RAFI Board of Trustees to determine the
final awardees.

The RAFI Triennial Awards was launched in Dec. 6, 1996 during the 39th anniversary
of the foundation to commemorate the philanthropic, humanitarian, and holistic ideals of RAFI
founders Don Ramon Aboitiz and his son Don Eduardo Aboitiz. It is now on its 15th year this
year, which is also the 45th year of RAFI.

It is one of the awards capabilities of RAFI, recognizing individuals and institutions that go the extra mile in bringing about change and in uplifting the quality of life of communities.

For more information about the RAFI Triennial Awards, please contact (032) 418-7234
loc. 105 and look for Cathy Margate, or visit or

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Points on How To Improve your Life and Live to the Fullest

1. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
2. Don't have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment
3. Don't over do; keep your limits
4. Don't take yourself so seriously; no one else does
5. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip
6. Dream more while you are awake
7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
8. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
10. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present
11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you
12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
13. Smile and laugh more
14. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

15. Call your family often
16. Each day give something good to others
17. Forgive everyone for everything
18. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6
19. Try to make at least three people smile each day
20. What other people think of you is none of your business
21. Your job will not take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.

22. Put GOD first in anything and everything that you think, say and do.
23. GOD heals everything
24. Do the right things
25. However good or bad a situation is, it will change
26. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up
27. The best is yet to come
28. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful
29. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it
30. If you know GOD you will always be happy. So, be happy.


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