Marikina ‘Takbo’ to feature photo exhibit on ‘Ondoy’
(The Philippine Star) - September 16, 2015 - 10:00am

MANILA, Philippines - The despair and resilience of the residents of Marikina City in the aftermath of super typhoon Ondoy will be virtually relived through photo exhibit which will serve as a feature of the fundraising fun run Takbo para sa Marikina Watershed to be held Sept. 20 in Marikina City.

“We all have heard about Ondoy and how it devastated Marikina. Experience for yourselves how it feels like to be in the place where flood-waters rose to 23 meters above sea level,” said Mayor Del De Guzman.

He said that joining the Takbo para sa Marikina Watershed fun run enables participants to learn interesting tales and experiences by residents at the height and in the days after the typhoon hit the city.

 The fun run will start and end at the Youth Camp of the Marikina River Park’s west bank.

Participants also have the option to make a commitment to take care of the environment by getting symbolic pieces of leaves from a piece of wood and attaching them to a lifeless tree.

Organized by the city government of Marikina in partnership with Rotary Club of District 3800, the proceeds will go to the tree-planting and watershed protection programs under the Marikina Watershed Green Foundation, Inc.

It is supported by BDO Foundation, Armscor, Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), PDRF, Coats Manila Bay, Smart, Manila Water, San Miguel Beer, Ortigas & Co., One Meralco Foundation, Danny Chua of Rotary Club of Marikina West, Rapid City Realty and Development Corporation, PLDT, and Roger Py.

Interested parties may register at the Marikina Sports Center and Marikina City Hall (Community Relations Office and Office of the Mayor).

COATS MANILA BAY COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICE AND OFFICE OF THE MAYOR DANNY CHUA OF ROTARY CLUB OF MARIKINA WEST MANILA WATER MARIKINA MARIKINA CITY MARIKINA SPORTS CENTER AND MARIKINA CITY HALL MARIKINA WATERSHED MARIKINA WATERSHED GREEN FOUNDATION MAYOR DEL DE GUZMAN ONDOY
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