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CSF Holds Second SAFRun [ Monday, 27th of July 2015 | 2 years ago ]


The City Government of San Fernando through its City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office conducted the second year of San Fernando Run or SAFRun held at Heroes Hall on July 26.

With a theme titled, “Pamilya at Pamayanang Handa Katuwang sa Pag-unlad ng Bansa,” more than 300 participants coming from different parts of the province and neighboring places joined the said activity.

SAFRun aims to create awareness among the community in preparation to disasters and calamities that may arrive at any time.

In his opening remarks, City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer Raymond Del Rosario said that holding a fun run in the community is a faster and more efficient way of raising awareness.

“Not just for the sake of running, tayo ay may gustong ipakita at ipaintindi sa mga tao na ang takbong ito ay inaalay natin sa ating kalikasan. Panahon na naman ng tagulan at sana maging handa tayo sa pagdating ng mga kalamidad,” said Del Rosario.

For his part Mayor EdSa said that conducting this kind of activity allows Fernandinos to be aware of disasters and at the same time they get to enjoy and be fit.

“Sa pangunguna nang ating CDRRMO, isinagawa nila itong ikalawang SAFRun, na naglalayon na mabigyan ng kaukulang pansin ang kapaligiran natin at kung paano magiging handa sa mga parating na kalamidad. Nais natin maipakita na handa ang ating siyudad, handa rin ang mga mamamayan.”

The run is divided into three categories namely the 3 kilometer, 5 kilometer and 10 kilometer.

The 3 kilometer category will cover the path starting from Heroes Hall, Capitol and back to Heroes Hall, 5 kilometer category from Heroes Hall up to Consunji Street and back to Heroes Hall and 10 kilometer category from Heroes Hall to Consunji Street back to Heroes Hall twice.

From the 3 kilometer category, landing in third place male category is Rolando Dizon, second place is Jerrymie Vergara and first place for male category is Jomari Punay, landing in third place for the 3 kilometer female category is Camille Yabut, 2nd place goes to Fatima Infante and first place goes to Athena Veronica Sahi.

For the 5 kilometer male category, third place goes to Jonie Villagamaz, second place goes to Rey Romero and first place goes to Raymond Mondarez, for the 5 kilometer female category, Daniella Joy Tanig lands in third place, Lou Pineda in second place and Jennifer Patdu claims first place.

And for the 10 kilometer male category, Reynaldo Mondares ends in third place, Redentor Sales in second and Michael Canlas in first place, while in the female category, Rose Larios bagged third place, Mercy Guarin in second and emerging as the first female 10 kilometer finisher is Tricia Guinto.

The San Fernando Run is in its second year of celebration in line with the celebration of July as Disaster Consciousness Month.

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