PDIC Takbo 2: Tungo sa Kalusugan, Para sa Kalikasan

Every once in a while, you get to stumble an event that really touches your heart, and PDIC’s Takbo 2: Tungo sa Kalusugan, Para sa Kalikasan is one of those.  It’s a run for a cause, but their cause is really something that just about every Filipino can relate to: Yolanda.  Please read on to see why I personally endorse this race.

Takbo 2: Tungo sa Kalusugan, Para sa Kalikasan is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program by the PDIC (Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation) and in partnership with Gawad Kalinga.  The beneficiaries are those people displaced by the devastation of Yolanda.  It’s probably no secret as to the extent the damages this super typhoon brought to life, livelihood, and infrastructure so it’s no surprise that a lot still needs to be done to this date.

The PDIC-Gawad Kalinga Partnership

In support of PDIC’s CSR program, the PDIC and Gawad Kalinga partnered for the conduct of “Takbo sa Pagbangon ng Leyte” on May 04, 2014 which raised almost ₱2 million, an amount turned over by PDIC to 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.  The PDIC led the groundbreaking ceremony of the PDIC-GK Village on January 31, 2015 attended by GK representatives, local officials of Lawaan and beneficiary-families.  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.

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PDIC Takbo 2: Tungo sa Kalusugan, Para sa Kalikasan
CCP Grounds, Pasay City
May 10, 2015 (Saturday)

Category Registration Fee Gun Start
10K ₱600 5:30AM
5K ₱500 5:35AM
3K ₱400 5:40AM
1K Kids ₱200 6:30AM
1K Adult ₱400 6:50AM

Registration includes an event singlet and race bib.  It also includes entry to the side activities during the event (Zumba class, exhibit, raffle, etc.)

Event Singlet

You may register at the following Chris Sports outlets until May 06, 2015:

  • Glorietta 3
  • Market! Market!
  • SM Manila
  • SM North EDSA Annex


  • 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.

1K Route

3K Route

5K Route

10K Route

Special awards will also be given:

Award Prize
Most Senior Runner Special Gift Pack from Tobys/Runnr
Guitar Special Gift Pack
Del Monte Special Gift Pack
PDIC corporate token
Most Junior Runner Special Gift Pack from Tobys/Runnr
Guitar Special Gift Pack
URC Special Gift Pack
PDIC corporate tokens
Biggest Corporate Contingent Trophy
Del Monte Gift Packs
URC Gift Packs
Biggest PDIC Sector Trophy
Del Monte Gift Packs
URC Gift Packs

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One of the things that set this race apart is that 100% of all the registration fees collected will go directly to Gawad Kalinga—not just the proceeds.  That means all the race-related production costs will be shouldered by PDIC so they’re actually “losing” money to facilitate this event.  This is why I encourage anyone who can to join this race as you know exactly where all your registration fees would go to.  And seeing the videos of their visit from their past events, I was really touched.  And events like these really changes their lives, not just reverting it to what was, but actually improving it for the better.

PDIC Continues Run for Yolanda Victims

The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) is spearheading a benefit run on May 10, 2015 at the CCP Grounds, Pasay City.  “Takbo 2: Tungo sa Kalusugan Para sa Kalikasan” is in line with PDIC’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program that advocates the protection of the environment and balanced development of communities.  Takbo 2 aims to raise funds to build shelters for the PDIC-Gawad Kalinga (GK) Village in Lawaan, Eastern Samar.

Proceeds from the benefit run will be turned over to GK for the construction of disaster-resilient shelter homes for survivor-families from supertyphoon Yolanda.  GK is PDIC’s partner in the building of the PDIC-GK Village.

Takbo 2 is PDIC’s second benefit run to support the survivors of typhoon Yolanda.  It has four-race distances, 1km, 3km, 5km and 10km, to cater to all types of running enthusiasts including children.  Registration fee ranges from ₱200 to ₱600 per runner.  Interested participants may register starting on April 16, 2015 at the 8/F, SSS Building, Ayala Ave. cor VA Rufino St., Makati City.  In-store registration may also be done at Chris Sports: Glorietta 3, Metro Market! Market!, SM Manila and SM North Annex.  Assembly time on May 10 is at 5:00 AM.  The public may call PDIC at (2) 841 4643 for more information.

Brooks, Del Monte Philippines, Guitar Garments, Philippine Postal Corporation, Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines, Saucony, St. Luke’s Medical Center, The Generics Pharmacy and Toby’s Sports are partnering with PDIC for Takbo 2, with the support of Chris Sports, Metro Ad-vantage and the Miss Earth Foundation.

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Why join Takbo 2?

You get to do some much-needed exercise, appreciate wellness, have fun with your family and friends, lead and live a healthy lifestyle, and help rebuild a community in Lawaan, Eastern Samar which was hit by typhoon Yolanda in Leyte (2013) and typhoon Ruby (2014).

How much is the registration fee?

1K-Children: ₱200, 1K-Adult: ₱400, 3K: ₱400, 5K: ₱500, and 10K: ₱600.  Your registration fee will include entry to Takbo 2 and participation in other activities (Zumba class, exhibit, raffle, etc.) during the event.

Can I register my friends and family members?

Yes.  However, for interested participants below 18 years old, their waivers must be signed by their parents/guardians.  Registration forms may also be submitted by a representative to the registration centers in PDIC and selected Chris Sports outlets, provided that the forms are completely executed by the participants themselves, and the waivers are signed by the concerned registrants or by parents/guardians for participants below 18 years.

Can children run for this cause?

Yes.  For the safety of everyone, only children 6 years old and older are allowed to join.  Children below 6 years old, and accompanied by a responsible adult, may enjoy the programs and exhibit at the Activity Area.  Children aged 6-12 can register for the 1K category.  Twelve year old children have the option to register for the 3K category and should be accompanied by an adult.  Those who are 13–17 years of age may join in any of the three categories provided that their parents sign the waiver.

Can I run with a stroller and with my toddler?

Sorry, adults are not allowed to run with children on strollers.  No wheels are allowed in the course.

Can I run with my pets?

Sorry, no runners are allowed to run with pets.

What is included with my Takbo 2 registration?

Participants will receive a Race Kit containing the singlet, race bib with a barcode, and safety pins.

Do I need to be a professional runner to register?

No.  Takbo 2 is all about having fun, being fit, and helping rebuild a community in Lawaan, Eastern Samar.  You can run, jog or brisk walk with your family and friends.  Who knows?  You may even bring home a prize or special award.

Does individual race time get recorded?

Yes.  The barcode in your Race Bib measures the time you will cross the start and the finish line.  The official race results will also be uploaded in the PDIC website.

Will there be parking area available?

Yes, there is ample parking in the CCP Complex with paid parking spaces available in adjacent lots.

Will there be water available on the race route?

Yes.  Drinking water will be provided at select points along the route but runners are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles and undertake proper hydration and nutrition for the run.

Will there be toilets/portalets available?

Portalets will be available at the Activity Area.

Will medical help be available on the race route?

First aid stations and medics will also be available.

Will there be a baggage tent?

Yes.  Baggage deposit service is available at the activity area.  Please do not leave any valuables inside your vehicle and bags.  Organizers will not be liable for any loss of valuables.

Where do we go after the Race Proper?

All race participants may claim free drinks at the Activity Area after the race and their checked baggage, if any.  Participants and guests will converge at the Activity Area for a short Zumba exercises, and meaningful program highlighting our shared advocacy, and the much-awaited awarding of prizes.

Are cameras and phones allowed during the race?

We discourage bringing these items and other valuables.  Race photographers will be available to shoot from a medium distance.

Are there refunds?

Registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.  Just make sure you are good to go before signing up.

Is change of category allowed?

Change of category after registration is NOT ALLOWED.

What happens if there is bad weather?

A little rain won’t stop Takbo 2.  Event will take place rain or shine.  For weather updates and advisories from the Organizer days before the event, visit www.pdic.gov.ph.

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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.

For more information about this event, visit www.pdic.gov.ph.

1 Response to “PDIC Takbo 2: Tungo sa Kalusugan, Para sa Kalikasan”

  1. 1 Grace Villaret
    2015-04-26 at 6:38 AM

    HOPE for the people of Lawaan, Eastern Samar. Napaiyak ang mga taga Lawaan nang dumalaw ang mga taga Pdic at Gawad Kalinga dahil feeling nila nakalimutan na sila at ang pangarap na magkaroon ng tahanan ang siyang muling nagbibigay sa kanila ng pag-asa. Nang nag-bye bye na sina Jun, sabi nila pls babalik kayo at huwag ninyo kaming kalimutan. Joining this run is joining in giving them HOPE ❤

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