The brightest stars of ABS-CBN set aside their hectic schedules and joined more than 88,190 runners in the “One Run, One Philippines: Isang Bayan para sa Kalikasan,” a simultaneous eco-run in five cities held in Quezon City, Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, and Los Angeles (US) yesterday (October 6).
Anne Curtis, Kim Chiu, and Xian Lim ran in the Quezon City leg, “10.06.13 Run for the Pasig River,” along with Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, broadcast journalists Noli de Castro, and Korina Sanchez.
MORE PHOTOS HERE
Kim and Xian also hosted and entertained participants in the post-race program that featured live performances of 6 Cyclemind, Itchyworms, Rivermaya, and The Voice of the Philippines’ Mitoy Yonting, Klarisse de Guzman and Myk Perez at the Quezon Memorial Circle.
Joem Bascon at Paul Jake Castillo led the Bacolod leg; Jayson Abalos dashed in the Cebu leg, while Maja Salvador and Aaron Villaflor ran in the Davao leg.
Meanwhile, hunk actor Jake Cuenca represented the Los Angeles leg with hundreds of participants held in Burbank, California. Burbank Mayor Emily Luddy also showed her support in the advocacy by joining at the event.
ABS-CBN Foundation’s Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig’s “10.06.13 Run for the Pasig River” again campaigned for Pasig River rehabilitation and cleaner esteros with 79,000 registered participants.
The Bacolod leg, which will benefit the mangrove and livelihood projects in Punta Taytay, Sum-ag River rehabilitation, and ecotourism projects in Bacolod City Water District Campuestuhan Watershed, was attended by 2,960 participants. The Cebu leg, meanwhile, had 3,500 runners, who supported the coastal conservation in Daan Paz, while 3,000 people in Davao ran for the ecotourism projects in Marilog Tourist Center. Los Angeles leg, on the other hand, will benefit the projects of Bantay Kalikasan’s Green Initiative.
The “One Run, One Philippines: Isang Bayan para sa Kalikasan” aims to raise awareness and protect various environmental advocacies. The five-city run was part of ABS-CBN’s two-day event “Kwento ng Kasiyahan: The Grand Kapamilya Weekend” to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Philippine television.