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PDIC Takbo 2: Run for the Victims of Yolanda

by on Apr 26th, 2015

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It’s been over a year since Typhoon Haiyan/ Yolanda struck the Philippines, leaving several homeless, jobless or worse. Though the rest of the country seems to have already moved on, those that were directly in the typhoon’s path still continue to struggle to make ends meet.  This is where PDIC comes in.

The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) is a government instrumentality created in 1963 by virtue of Republic Act 3591 to insure the deposits of all banks. As part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, PDIC is guided by the following statement, “The PDIC advocates the protection of the environment
and the balanced development of communities”

This year, in continuation of last year’s cause, PDIC has once again partnered with Gawad Kalinga to help raise funds and rebuild the community of Lawaan, Eastern Samar.


In support of PDIC’s CSR program, the PDIC and Gawad Kalinga partnered for the conduct of “Takbo sa Pagbangon ng Leyte” on May 4, 2014 which raised almost P2 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.



Takbo 2: Tungo sa Kalusugan para sa Kalikasan

When:       May 10, 2015 (Sunday)

Where:      CCP Grounds, Pasay City

Race Categories:      1k Child, 1k Adult, 3k, 5k, 10k

Gun start Times:

  • 10K –  5:30 AM
  • 5K – 5:35 AM
  • 3K- 5:40 AM
  • 1k Children – various times between 6:35 – 6:50am
  • 1K – Adults – 6:55 AM

Race Beneficiary: Lawaan, Eastern Samar through Gawad Kalinga

*When you register, your ENTIRE registration fee will go to the cause! Not a mere percentage but the WHOLE THING!!!


Takbo 2: Tungo sa Kalusugan para sa Kalikasan Registration Details:

Registration Fees:

  • 10k – P600
  • 5k – P500
  • 3k – P400
  • 1k (Adult) – P400
  • 1k (Child) – P200

*inclusive of singlet, race bib and participation in activities such as zumba, exhibit, raffle, etc.


Registration Sites:

April 13 – May 8. 2015

  • PDIC Office – 8/F SSS Bldg., Ayala Ave. cor. V.A. Rufino St., Makati City

April 16 – May 6, 2015

  • Chris Sports branches

-Glorietta 3

-Metro Market Market

-SM Manila

-SM North Edsa Annex



Miss Earth supports PDIC Takbo 2


Takbo 2 Top Finisher’s Prizes and Special Awards:

Top Finishers:

Takbo 2 - Awards


Special Awards:

Takbo 2 - special awards


Top Finisher’s Medal Design:






GK Bayani Challenge:

Besides the run, you are also welcome to help out through Gawad Kalinga’s Bayani Challenge. What is the Bayani Challenge anyway? 10 years ago, a landslide hit Southern Leyte. During this time, Gawad Kalinga was still in its early stages and was not yet prepared in dealing with such calamities. However, they were invited to go visit Southern Leyte to see what they can possibly do to help. What they realized is more than just the replacement of material lost and food, the most pressing need was dealing with the post traumatic stress.

Volunteers started going there not just to build houses but to interact with the victims. It became a magical healing moment. Amazing how a pair of listening ears and a helping hand can instantly heal a person. Because of this, GK decided to make it more regular. However, instead of just waiting for a disaster to hit before taking action, they became more proactive.

Bayani Challenge


The Bayani Challenge is a 5-day stay in activity which allows volunteers to really interact and bond with the community. Activities involved are storytelling sessions, mangrove planting etc. Today, the Bayani Challenge would extend to 60-day exposures  that are usually done during the summer season.


Our problem is not the lack of resources but the lack of sharing. If we can put aside a few days to experience and feel how those less fortunate than us thrive in this world, then maybe we’d appreciate life a little bit more.

For more info on the Bayani Challenge, visit



For updates and more info on Takbo 2,

visit the PDIC website here:

Contact No.: (02) 841.4643.


For updates on other runs or to just keep in touch



Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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