CDO, Davao City, Subic, and Cordova, Cebu gives green light for “Laban ng Lahi 2017”

CDO, Davao City, Subic, and Cordova, Cebu gives green light for “Laban ng Lahi 2017”

Several local government units across the country have given the go-signal for the staging of “Laban ng Lahi” nationwide qualifying tournaments in their respective localities for October 28 and 29. This include popular destinations Cagayan de Oro City, Davao City, and Subic in Zambales.

The municipality of Cordova in Cebu has also green-lighted the tournament. A press conference to formally kick off the central Visayas leg of the “Laban ng Lahi” international qualifying tournament is scheduled for October 16, 2017, 10:00 AM at the function room of the Cordova, Cebu municipal hall. Mayor Therese Sitoy-Cho is expected to grace the event.

More local government units and agencies are bound to give their go-signal to “Laban ng Lahi” in the coming weeks.  Teams from government agencies such as the Department of Environment of Natural Resources and the Philippine Army will be taking part in the marathon. The organizers of the event led by Joenel Pogoy has also amped up their efforts to promote the event, most notably by sponsoring a prominently-placed billboard along EDSA.

“Laban ng Lahi 2017” is organized by Camboayon Sports Events Management (CSEM) in partnership with various sponsors including Du Ek Sam Marketing, Inc., Summit Mineral Water, Grease Lightning Auto Shop, GIG Security Agency, the group Tanjay Runners And Striders (TRAS), the Tanjay City local government, and many other sponsors.

The complete mechanics can be read through this link. Interested parties may send their queries to Please visit the Facebook page of Camboayon Sports Events Management for more details and the latest updates.

laban ng lahi 2017 international marathon
The nationwide qualifying tournament for the “Laban ng Lahi 2017” international marathon challenge is set for October 28 and 29

Interested in the event? 

The registration fee per participant is P550 for 5-K runners and P700 for 10-K runners. It will cover one racing rib, a singlet, a light meal, as well as raffle tickets. Payments can be made through:

BDO (Banco de Oro)
Account name: Camboayon Sports Events Management/Joenel Pogoy
Checking Account: 0012-5801-2726

Bank of the Philippine Island (BPI) 
Savings account: 2176-4458-14 (Joenel Pogoy)

Pera Padala to any of the contact persons below: 

Centralized registration:
Joenel Pogoy (0956-8337617)

Cordova Municipal Traffic /Security Office c/o Geoffrey Villamor (0917-3084638) and Titing Ursal

Cagayan de Oro
Lovely Rose Sambaan of DXCC radio station
Nicole Managbanag of the Office of the Governor of Misamis Oriental

laban ng lahi 2017 qualifying tournament
A sample design of the racing singlet to be distributed to participants of “Laban ng Lahi 2017”


10K Category:

1st Prize : P20,000.00
2nd Prize : P 9,000.00
3rd Prize : P 6,000.00
4th-10th Prize: P 2,000.00

5k Category:

1st Prize : P 5,000.00
2nd Prize : P 3,000.00
3rd Prize : P 2,000.00
4th-10th Prize: P 1,000.00

Executive category –

Cash (amount to be announced)
A slot to the finals round

Additional Group Prizes:

11th-28th Finishers – P5,000.00
2nd 31 Finishers – P 4,000.00
3rd 31 Finishers – P 3,000.00
4th 31 Finishers – P 3,000.00
5th 31 Finishers – P 3,000.00

For Foreign Participants

1st Prize – P 8,000.00
2nd Prize – P 4,000.00
3rd Prize – P 2,000.00

Overall Special Prizes

Biggest delegates – P 4,000.00
Biggest delegates to finish at the top 15 ranks – P 4,000.00
Biggest delegates to make at the 16th – 35th ranks – P 3,000.00
Biggest delegates to make at the 36th – 45th ranks. – P 2,000.00

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