Posts Tagged ‘Design Against the Elements

28
Dec
10

Thank You! Acknowledgments 2010

Happy Holidays everyone!  Time sure does fly, and before we knew it, Christmas is over, and we’re counting down the days before the New Year is upon us!  But before the year completely passes there are some credits I would like to mention, from the best events of the year, to special thanks from my sponsors and supporters.

Thank You!

The Bests of 2010

To continue the tradition started last year of mentioning the bests of the year, I’m again doing the same this year, but I’ve joined far too few races this year so my scope is a bit different than the previous.  For this year here are my categories: Best Road Race (Sub-Marathon), Best Trail Run, Best Marathon, Best Marathon Route, Best Road Ultramarathon, Best Trail Ultramarathon, and Best Finisher’s Medal (Marathon).  I won’t be naming a Best Singlet or Finisher’s Shirt this year as the higher registration fees tend to make it unfair for cheaper fun runs to stand a chance.  Anyway, I know everyone has their pick, but I’ll be putting on the suspense and not disclose my list until the next post. 🙂

Best Finisher’s Medal 2009: QCIM (and I have a feeling there’s a new one this year)

Acknowledgments

2010 is the year I officially became a full-fledged blogger when I received invites to cover media launches for several events this year, which wouldn’t have been possible without your continued support for this site.  To YOU, everyone who kept supporting my site despite yours truly being away from so many commercial races and running in general, thank you very much.  I hope you continue your support with runningpinoy and my sponsors and endorsements.

To all my sponsors, thank you very much for your trust and I hope that you continue your support with yours truly and this site:

Barefootwear Inc. • Vibram FiveFingers • Sports Media Asia • Score Card • One Sport Magazine • Zest-O • Water Plus • Bodivance • RUNNR • Design Against the Elements • National Geographic Channel • Agatep Associates, Inc. • Summit Media • Runner’s World Philippines • Men’s Health Philippines • XTERRA Philippines • Condura • Sunrise Events Inc. • Planet Sports • New Balance • adobo Magazine • Blue Water Day Spa • Knowledge Channel • McDonald’s • Mizuno • Resorts World Manila • frontRUNNER Magazine • Forward Lean Running • R.O.X. • takbo.ph

Some special people that I absolutely must acknowledge:

Aldren Samson • Buzzy Budlong • Charlene Tordesillas • Eric Beja • Glaiza Porneso • Illac Diaz • Jai Cortes • Jonel Mendoza • Lit Onrubia • Nicole Muriel • Princess Galura • Quennie Sullano-Gavan • Vima Mendoza • Z Villarin • My takbo.ph family

To our Heavenly Father that allowed me to reach further than I thought I could, for giving me more blessings than I asked for, and for everything, Thank You.

2010 is almost over, and 2011 is almost here to start the cycle anew.  I hope that the following year be better for all of us, and please feel free to drop me a line to improve what I’ve started here.  To everyone reading this, THANK YOU and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

27
Sep
10

Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) A Year Hence: DAtE

By Design Against the Elements (DAtE):

It takes only seconds to destroy what takes years to build.  Thousands of Filipinos learned this last year, when Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) took lives and homes.  Help reduce the painful cycle of environmental destruction and post-disaster reconstruction through design.  The best donation to a country at risk to the effects of climate change is not just financial aid, but ideas.  This year’s challenge is to prepare communities before the next disaster.

(Continue reading…)

27
Mar
10

Featured Race: National Geographic Channel’s Earth Day Run

On April 18, 2010 at the SM Mall of Asia National Geographic Channel will have a race to celebrate Earth Day—the Earth Day Run.  What sets this race apart from other events is the proceeds aren’t just handed over to an organization and you won’t know how it would be spent—proceeds of NatGeo Earth Day Run will support the Design Against the Elements (DAtE), a global architectural design contest that aims to provide a solution to the problems presented by climate change.

We all know that the Philippines, while may not be a significant contributor to climate change, is one of the countries most susceptible to its effects.  We’ve all seen how typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy) flooded 80% of Metro Manila in 2009 and it is just but one of many strong typhoons that would come our way in the future.  We’ve all seen how Filipinos and even the international community joined hands to help the victims but ask yourself, “do I still have clothes/goods/donations to give for the victims of the next ‘Ondoy?’”

The DAtE project aims to reduce losses by designing communities that are both sustainable to build and can withstand the rigors of the Philippines’ typhoons and consequent flooding made worse by increasingly alarming effects of climate change.  It shows the world that the Philippines isn’t just a country that constantly asks for help—we are doing something about it—and you can be a part of it.

According to Jude Turcuato, Territory Director of FOX International and National Geographic Channel Asia, “the funds we’ll generate out of the event will help build affordable, sustainable, eco-friendly, and disaster-resistant model houses in Taguig City that can withstand environmental calamities like last year’s Ondoy flooding.”

NatGeo Earth Day Run

When: April 18, 2010, 5:00AM

Where: SM Mall of Asia

Distances and Fees: 3K (P500), 5K (P600), and 10K (P700) inclusive of a limited edition Earth Day Run technical shirt

Registration: Nike Park Bonifacio High Street and Timex stores in SM Mall of Asia and SM North EDSA until April 11, 2010; online via www.natgeorun.com until April 4, 2010.

“On April 18, show the world how much we care.  Join the thousands who will wake up early to run, walk, and be counted.  A little sacrifice will definitely inspire people to care about our planet,” Turcuato said.

Race Results

Update: Race results for 3K, 5K, and 10K are now furnished courtesy of www.natgeorun.com.

07
Nov
09

RUN AGAINST THE ELEMENTS: Ateneo COSA Fun Run 2010

Ateneo’s Collegiate Society of Advertising (COSA) will be having its first-ever Fun Run on January 24, 2010 (Sunday) at the Ateneo campus grounds called, “RUN AGAINST THE ELEMENTS: Ateneo COSA Fun Run 2010” (3/5/10K) with our slogan: Stand Up to Climate Change for the benefit of Illac Diaz’s project, Design Against the Elements, an international design competition that responds to the call for social and climate adaptation by building sustainable homes.  This was launched to international architects last June 16, 2009 at the Institute of International Education (IIE) at the United Nations Plaza in New York with the support of the IIE, the Philippine Consulate, Gov. LRay Villafuerte, Gawad Kalinga, United Architects of the Philippines and My Shelter Foundation.

Date: Sunday, January 24, 2010
Assembly Time: 5:00AM
Location: Ateneo de Manila University campus grounds
Assembly Area: Blue Eagle Gym
Registration Fee: P350.

Illac Diaz united 47 Pinoy rock artists together to join his campaign.  The end result is “Stand Up” which was officially released to the public at a press conference last October 29, 2009 at the Alliance Française de Manille.

“Climate change is real. Addressing climate change requires a mix of mitigation and adaptation.  This requires more mitigation for industrialized countries and more adaptation for developing countries.  This can be translated into one simple scenario:  While the industrialized world continues to send up tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere, whether or not we blur the amounts through carbon credits, hopes are fading for those who will be receiving the sharp end of the Damocles sword; the developing world.  The urgency is to realize that this is not going to stop at 350ppm, or even double at 600ppm, the Philippines has to realize that despite all the petitions and feel good campaigns of dreams for a climate stabilized world, real solutions need to be done.  We have to get to the part where we learn to start dealing with this.  The country is located right beside the warmest parts of the ocean that is in the perfect storm of vulnerable coastlines, intense winds, and an observation of growing dumping of large amounts of rain.  We need to live in a world where climate will hit the poorest of the poor first, regardless of where they live, it will test our resiliency as a city, as a village, as a community, and specially as a people.  This song is dedicated to the awareness that dealing with one ONDOY is not the victory, but a climate of change will be the battle of this generation.” – Illac Diaz

You may contact the organizers via runagainsttheelements@yahoo.com for sponsorship inquiries and other concerns.




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