Last Wednesday (Jan. 9), the Cebu Executive Runners Club organized a press-conference for the upcoming Mizuno-Shell Sinulog Half-Marathon slated on Jan. 19. Here’s the article (found below) written by Norvi Misa of Sun.Star Cebu yesterday (Jan. 10) and below are some photos.

Jesse Taborada (in red), the president of the Cebu Executive Runners Club, with (from left) Meyrick Jacalan, Raffy Uytiepo and Joe Deresas

Wendell and Coleen Villacin, representing Mizuno and Mint Sports Shop

Leric Sotelo (left), one of the top officials of Shell Phils. (the event sponsor), with Meyrick Jacalan of ASAP (Advertising Services And Promotions)

John Pages

By John Pages

I've been a sports columnist since 1994. First, in The Freeman newspaper under "Tennis Is My Game." Then, starting in 2003, with Sun.Star Cebu under the name "Match Point." Happy reading!


  1. Hi John,

    Although I have not been regularly running these past 3 weeks because of the cough and cold and this week, the mumps (of all illnesses!), may I have some tips about finishing the Sinulog 21k? I already registered or am I too ambitious to attempt this? Hehe.

    I’ve been dreaming of joining this. Thanks so much!


  2. Hi John, I feel better today – no more fever but just a little cough. Just hoping and praying I’ll feel even more better tomorrow and on race day.

    Thank you for the tip and thumbs up! 🙂

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