About Me

My name is Carlo, and I am currently residing south of the metro. I am referred to by many with the same name, but sometimes people address me with “Caloy”.

I love beating the drums and climbing up mountains for a hobby. I was once part of a band, of which I quit due to work requirements. These hobbies of mine relieve me from the stress being brought the metropolis.

Recently, I became hooked on running, thanks to a good friend of mine. I ran my first 5K in 2008 at UP Diliman and I completed a 5K course in around 40 minutes. I only took it seriously this year after discovering that I was way too overweight for my height.

Hence, I have decided to put up a blog just for this purpose. Not only is running addicting – IT REALLY IS – but also it promotes good health. And it is through running that I lost a lot of weight.

Ako si Caloy. I drum, and I run.

21 responses

  1. nice blog! hope to meet you soon

    likewise, sir dennis. keep on running! thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

    March 24, 2009 at 11:17 PM

  2. Hi Sir!

    Ikaw pala sir (kung tama yung memory ko) yung nakasabay ko na twice (at nag overtake sa akin) – sa Greenfield 21k and Southern Run 10k.

    The NB shoes rang a bell when I saw it in your (tempo) farewell blog.

    Good luck sir on your new assignment!

    Hi there Eric!

    Yes, your face does ring a bell when I checked your blog. First up, congrats on accomplishing the Southern Race. =)

    Hahahaha, I knew those shoes were too bright for the human eye… I’ll be coloring them next time.

    Thank you and I hope to run with you again soon! =)

    May 4, 2009 at 6:20 PM

    • Actually, I also have the same shoes… he he he.. same color too

      Hi there Eric!

      That’s interesting to know =) They’re a good pair, actually, I can run longer distances with these shoes… Won’t ever let go of these.

      May 7, 2009 at 9:48 AM

  3. Hi Carlo. You have a nice blog and it’s good that you enjoy running. There are a growing number of runners in the Philippines that enjoy the sport that I love.

    Please take care and continued success. – Wayne

    Hi there Wayne, thank you for dropping by my site. =)

    Indeed, I have no regrets that I have started running. It’s quite fulfilling. And I have to agree, the running community in the Philippines is steadily increasing in number. Hoping that there will be more people who will stop being a couch potato and head out on the roads to participate in their first 3K/5K.

    I wish the same for you, Wayne. Keep on running! =)

    Oh, and I’m adding you to my blogroll. Hope you don’t mind.

    June 6, 2009 at 3:15 AM

  4. Hi Carlo. I hope you don’t mind me adding you as well. Take care and have a good weekend.

    Not a problem for me, Wayne. Add away! =) Have a good weekend, too.

    June 6, 2009 at 8:57 AM

  5. Hi Carlo — nice blog — will now follow you as well — the runner/blogger community is growing by leaps and bounds and I’m glad there are more of us getting fit through running. Hope to meet you personally soon….Johnny

    Hi there Johhny,

    Thank you for dropping by. Indeed, the list of runners grows exponentially, as it is quite an addictive hobby. I hope this trend continues for as long as it continue.

    Hope to join you in a race soon! Keep on running!

    And if you don’t mind, I’m adding you to my blogroll.

    July 27, 2009 at 3:23 PM

  6. 1ch

    Hi bro! good to know you’ve started another one! kelan ulit tayo takbo ng magkasama?

    Hi there Papa 1ch! Kamusta?

    Yup, I’ve started another one, but now it’s all about running. Oo nga bro we should run together soon, tagal na tayo di nakakatakbo. Sabihan kita when I’m in Manila.

    August 5, 2009 at 10:10 AM

  7. rhys

    Hi Carlo, we’ve meet last sunday sa University Run in fact we have pictures with you and foodie and I stand beside you (459). It’s nice meeting you and foodie.. I would like to ask, where did you get your singlet (TAKBO.PH). I signed up sa TAKBO but it is manila base right? Are you not planning to have a (TAKBO) group here?
    See you this sunday… Lions Club Run..

    Hello Rhys,

    Yup, we do have a picture including the Marathon Foodie. I got my singlet way back when I was in Manila during my official trips there (I’m really from Manila, I’m just here in Cebu for work). You can order for a singlet by mailing the site administrator, he would be glad to help you out.

    As for a Cebu division of takbo.ph, I don’t think I could that here, but we could set up a running club of our own. =)

    I’ll see you Sunday at the Lions Club Run. Since I don’t have the time to go to the Cebu City Sports Center or to CDU to get myself registered, I’ll just sign up onsite.

    See you on the next run!

    August 25, 2009 at 2:30 AM

  8. Hi! I’d like to invite you to participate in our event, “Feet on Fire: Race Against Cancer.” It’s a cancer awareness campaign/fundraiser for the benefit of the Cancer Warriors Foundation.

    Nov. 8, 2009, 5AM, McKinley Hill, Taguig
    3k, 5k, 10k, 15k, and 6k relay

    Registration period: October 16 to November 8

    Registration areas:
    -McKinley Hill showroom in Fort Bonifacio
    -McKinley Information Center in McKinley Hill
    -UPCE tambayan at Rm.407-B College of Business Administration, UP Diliman (Tuesday-Friday)
    -booths during other running events

    For more details you can contact Maf at 0917-9318533 or e-mail: feetonfire09@yahoo.com.
    Our website: entrepreneurscircle.multiply.com

    Thank you!

    Hello Hanna,

    Will be re-posting this. Thanks!

    October 10, 2009 at 7:36 PM

  9. Hi Carlo,

    Nice blogs! Nicole here from RUNNR! I’m not sure if you are familiar with the store but you can check out our website for complete details of our Running specialty store.

    Fyi, we will be opening a new store at 2nd level of Ayala Center Cebu next month and was wondering if you know anyone interested in joing our RUNNR Cebu team? =)

    Anyway, hope you don’t mind if I can get your email and contact details so we may discuss further.


    Hi Nicole!

    First off, thanks for visiting my blog.

    I am very familiar with RUNNR. In fact that was the very place where I had my gait analysis c/o one of your co-workers, Julius (a fellow runner from takbo.ph). I am supposed to drop by there again soon to purchase a pair of Stabilyx tights as I’m going to need it during long distance runs.

    That’s good news! Finally, RUNNR will be expanding into Cebu. That should further bring running into the limelight – frankly, the running craze is also starting here and that’s a good thing. Hope you could open much earlier, though! =)

    As for your question, yes, I know of several people here in Cebu who would be interested Team RUNNR Cebu (I would be one of them, putting aside the fact that I am really from Paranaque – my stay here in Cebu is only on a temporal basis).

    I’ll be sending e-mail so we can discuss the matter more. Cheers!

    October 23, 2009 at 10:21 AM

  10. Ally Lim

    Dear Runner and Blogger,

    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. We have partnered with social entrepreneur, Illac Diaz, who started “Design Against the Elements.” This is 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.

    We are going beyond the spirit of volunteerism. By choosing Design Against the Elements as the cause for our fun run, we will also be promoting its anthem, “Stand Up”, a collaboration of 50 of the Philippines’ finest artists like Kjwan, Cookie Chua, Karl Roy, Jett Pangan, Noel Cabangon, Barbie Almalbis, Migs Escueta, etc. We are asking for your help in the simultaneous online release of the video we (Ateneo COSA) are creating for the song. This unreleased single will be launched online via a video which will be sent to you on TUESDAY for posting on your blogs. TUESDAY (OCT 27) is the targeted date, so if you would like to help us promote this global campaign and fun run event, please do post this video on your blogs. Below is a forwarded message from Illac Diaz if you would like to know more details about the campaign.

    We hope you help us in promoting ACTION against and not just mere AWARENESS regarding climate change. Climate change is here and now—we want to be able to properly handle another calamity like Ondoy next time. Don’t we?

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Ally Lim
    Project Head

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Illac Diaz
    Date: Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 2:13 AM
    Subject: Philippine Bloggers Appeal Letter (Tuesday Video Launch)

    Dear Blogger

    These last month has been an incredible trial for the Philippines and its people. As the floodwater begins to receed, a new challenge will need to be met, which is rebuilding many areas that have been affected by the storm. This crisis may have an opportunity by allowing us to work with you and help you rebuild better. Specially since, the incident is not a singular occurence, but is going to be a pattern of challenges for the coming decades due to the changes in climate and a longer view must be implimanted.

    We would like to ask you to help us with a mega-band campaign song to raise awareness on the need to move awareness to climate adaptability in the Philippines over mere carbon reduction as the country is not a significant emitter, but one of the world’s communities most vulnerable; and least able to adapt.
    We have united almost 50 of the top icons of music to sing the campaign song to arouse attention not only of the Philippines, but a global audience that we must move to greater awareness and policies for raising awareness to climate adaptability in the Philippines over mere carbon reduction as the country is not a significant emitter, but that we are also one of the world’s communities most vulnerable; and least able to adapt.

    Like the Blog Action Day we shall be releasing a video simultaneously over the web that we are editing now. Here is a rough sample http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol2x22rFtBg

    We ask you if you could help us with the simltaneous release.


    The projected impact of climate change in Philippines is extreme typhoons (top four in the world according to the Global Climate Index). This is due mainly to the high vulnerability of rural areas and very little capacity for adaptation (poverty and lack of awareness of the rising dangers) of the people at risk. These upcoming humanitarian disasters, and climate refugee mass migration, and will lead to a high state of conflict and insecurity for the poor below the poverty line.

    This project, Design Against the Elements will focus on the climate displaced communities in Metro Manila, Philippines. Combined with research recently completed by the Manila Observatory on the future challenges of climate in the Naga region ( which is a sample of similar challenges in other areas of the Philippines), it contribute to design and build a redesigned low income community which will be the new blueprint of how people in the vulnerable coastal areas can successfully cope with impacts of climate variability. The knowledge generated from this study will facilitate the development of policies that address these humanitarian challenges.

    The main objective of this competition is to contribute to rural adaptability to climate change impacts, in the form of architectural resiliency to strong typhoon winds and heavy rains. Capacity building in the present social networks such as community, non-government, and government organizations involved with these areas will allow a shift into post disaster mitigation to preparing ahead of the storm. The main hypothesis of this project is having a safer structures “ahead of time” will lead to less injury, number of climate refugees, and loss of life and property.
    The main partner and benificiary will be Gawad Kalinga who will recieve the winning designs of which the winner of the competition will have 100 houses built with the new design.

    This competition will begin in November 2009. We are setting the land and the global partners.

    The competition brief ( which is how the architects design the village based on the key points of climate change challenges, data on the site and province, ect) is still being done by the United Architects of the Philippines.Last 2008, it was for building safer schools for shelter (http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2008/05.08/31-designs.html)

    It will be from the top marketing using the United Architects of the Philippines writing to all architect associations in the world linked to them BUT the exciting one is the grassroots marketing of the global Gawad Kalinga members asking architects they can reach (inspire) to be involved. We expect 4000 entries.

    The song is composed by Joey Ayala and Boogie Romero and is about to be finished by 50 of the top Filipino bands and personalities who are now finishing the “Stand Up” theme song for the campaign.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Illac Angelo Diaz
    Executive Director
    Global Designer Village Challenge

    Good afternoon Ally,

    I will repost this one. Thanks for sharing! =)

    October 26, 2009 at 5:06 PM

  11. Kit

    hi Mr. Carlo. i came across ur blog through this post: https://drumandrun.wordpress.com/2009/08/18/confined-a-runners-ordeal-with-amoebiasis/

    i posted a comment below the said blog and hoping to get a reply from you.. thank you Mr. Carlo. =]

    Hi Kit, already replied to your comment… Again, apologies for responding late. Thanks. =)

    December 20, 2009 at 6:32 PM

  12. Joel Cañalita


    We would like to send you an invite for our marathon event. Can I please get your email address?



    January 21, 2010 at 3:40 PM

  13. Hi Carlo:

    I know you don’t know me but it might interest you to know that like you, I flew all the way to Cebu last January, just to ran their half-mary. Moreover, I think we were running almost at the same pace for most of the way up to the 10.5K marker and then going back until I lost you somewhere after passing the city center. Finished in 2:13 that time with a sore calf muscle. Anyway, I have been following your blog since I started running and would like to congratulate you for your well-deserved high ratings. Two weeks ago, I started a new blog The Scientist Runner: http://runningscientist.blogspot.com/. You are already included in my blogroll and I hope this is OK. In this regard, would it also be possible to list my link in your list of running blogs as well? I am sure this would increase my readership.

    Loooking forward to your favorable reply. Thanks a lot and see you on the road!

    The Scientist Runner

    Hello there Scientist Runner,

    Thanks for your patronage of my blog. You are now part of my blogroll =)

    March 3, 2010 at 12:04 AM

  14. Hi Carlo,

    I’m inviting you to join our fun run for a cause, it’s the Lifeline Foundation’s Run4Life – a fun run for a cause. More details and registration here: http://www.ineedalifeline.org/run4life/



    Hi cyberjorge,

    Thank you for the invite. I’ll make a note of it. =)

    June 3, 2010 at 1:40 PM

  15. Good day, Sir Carlo! We would like to invite you to join our fun run on the 14th of November. Do you have an email where I can get in touch with you? 🙂 thanks so much!

    October 15, 2010 at 8:22 PM

  16. Hi Sir! We would like to invite you to our Fun Run. It’s “1,4,3 Go: Run the Miles. Share the Love”. This is for the benefit of the Philippine Heart Center. It will be on February 27, Mall of Asia Grounds.

    It has 3K | 5K | 10K | Special 3K Couple Run

    For more details, visit http://www.facebook.com/143go or http://143go.weebly.com

    We hope to see you there! 😀

    January 21, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    • carlo

      Hi Irene,

      Will advertise the event. Thanks! =)

      January 28, 2011 at 9:06 AM

  17. Nice blog!

    By the way, canwe post our clients running event in your site for free?

    June 21, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    • carlo

      Hi Chris,

      You may do so as you please, just send me the details.

      July 24, 2012 at 6:17 PM

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