In 2014, the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) successfully launched its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program guided by this statement, “The PDIC advocates the protection of the environment and the balanced development of communities.”
As part of its CSR, PDIC has partnered with Gawad Kalinga (GK) for the conduct of Takbo sa Pagbangon ng Leyte (TPL) on May 4 last year. The running event raised almost P2 million, an amount turned over by PDIC to GK as initial donation for the construction of the PDIC-GK Village in Lawaan, Eastern Samar. The Village will provide disaster-resilient shelters for families affected by Typhoons Yolanda (2013) and Ruby (2014). In January this year, the PDIC led the groundbreaking ceremony of the PDIC-GK Village attended by GK representatives, local officials of Lawaan, and beneficiary families.
To add more beneficiaries for the PDIC-GK Village, the PDIC will have a sequel to TPL dubbed as Takbo 2: Tungo sa Kalusugan, Para sa Kalikasan happening on May 10 at the CCP Grounds in Pasay City. Assembly time is at 5 AM.
Takbo 2 race categories include 1K-Children (P200), 1K-Adult (P400), 3K (P400), 5K (P500) and 10K (P600). Registration is ongoing at the following Chris Sports branches: Glorietta 3, Metro Market! Market!, SM Manila, and SM North Annex until 6 May 2015. Interested participants may also register at the 8F, SSS Building, Ayala Avenue corner V.A. Rufino Street, Makati City until May 8.
WS – Water Stations | MS – Medic Stations
AWS – Activity Water Stations
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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
How much is the registration fee?
1K-Children (P200) | 1K-Adult (P400) |3K (P400) | 5K (P500) | 10K (P600). 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. Takbo Regform_External 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, andthe 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.
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.
For more details, you may visit the PDIC website or call PDIC at 841.4643.
See you at the starting line!
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.