Surigao Sur to stage fun run for the environment

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 April) – Two fun run events will be simultaneously held in the province of Surigao del Sur this Saturday, April 27, with ABS-CBN stars Gerald Anderson and Maja Salvador and anti-mining advocate Gina Lopez joining.

Fr. Raymond Ambray, parish priest of the municipality of Cantilan, said the twin fun run activity dubbed “Jagan Para sa Kinaiyahan” is in line with their anti-mining campaign efforts and part of their post celebration of Earth Day.

Ambray said the Save Our Surigao Movement and Balik Kalikasan of ABS-CBN Foundation are the organizers of the twin run.

He said the first run, which will be participated by 5,000 runners, will be held in Cantilan starting at 8 a.m. with three distances – 1.5 km, 3 km and 5 km.

In the afternoon, the fun run will be in Tandag City, capital of Surigao del Sur. Gun time starts at 1 p.m.. Ambray expects 7,000 runners to run the Tandag leg.

Registration fee is P100 but students pay only P50. Ambray said proceeds of the twin run will be for activities of the Save Our Surigao Movement, including the group’s anti-mining campaign drive.

Ambray added that aside from the fun run, they will hold a signature campaign to free Surigao del Sur from large-scale mining activities.

Tinty Irreberri, event coordinator, said they are working authorities to ensure security during the twin run. (Roel N. Catoto / MindaNews)