Latest Stories

Dueñas, Tabal dominate Milo Marathon Cebu leg


CEBU CITY—Different goals, same results.

John Philip Dueñas merely wanted to set a personal record while his ward, Mary Joy Tabal, eyed a fourth straight appearance in the National Finals. Both emerged winners yesterday in the 21K Cebu elimination leg of the 37th Milo Marathon here.

Dueñas topped the men’s race in one hour, 15 minutes and 24 seconds—24 ticks slower than his target time—and like Tabal bagged P10,000 plus a ticket to the finals slated Dec. 8 at Mall of Asia grounds in Pasay.

Bonifacio Monjas placed second in 1:16:32 and Argie Tillor third (1:19:57) in the 24,067-strong men’s race.

Tabal kept her Cebu title with a time of 1:24:50. It was her third regional title here in the last four years, after first winning in 2010.

In the National Finals, she placed third in 2010 and 2011 and fourth last year. She was also last year’s winner in the local 42K category.

Christy Sevilleno was a far second in 1:40:58 while Sandra Soliano was third in 1:43:21.

Dueñas, a triathlete who finished third in the Ironman 70.3 Philippines last month, started coaching Tabal in 2009.

“I wasn’t really thinking of winning,” said the 26-year-old Dueñas in Filipino. “I was more focused on how Mary Joy would perform.”

Dueñas, who pulled away from his pursuers starting at the 7 km mark, will be seeing action in his sixth Milo Finals where he has not entered the top 10 in five previous appearances.

“After the starting gun, I never saw anybody close behind me,” Tabal said.

Dueñas and Tabal, who both earned Master degrees in Public Administration from Southwestern University, will also seek the two slots dangled for the 2014 Paris Marathon.

“We are very proud to report that we’ve broken another record this year by surpassing last year’s more than 21,000 head count in Cebu,” said Andrew Neri, Milo Sports Executive.
With the support of the Department of Education, Milo has given a total of 29,200 shoes to public school students through its Help Give Shoes advocacy. Yesterday, 500 pairs of running shoes were distributed to the Marigondon National High School, Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. Memorial National HS, San Nicolas Elementary School, Simeon Ayuda ES and Pusok ES.

OTHER WINNERS: 10K— (Men’s) Isaac Samat (33:57), Prince Joey Lee (34:01), John Daryl Manos (34:14); (Women’s) Mary Jane Beboso (44:49), Jhean Andrin (47:30), Myleen Conde (55:02) ; 5K—(Men’s) John Cliff Debulosan (19:56), Michael Largo (16:53), Ariel Saballa (17:23); (Women’s) Lovely Fe Andrin (19:56), Riza Bausin (20:53), Lynle Cardenas (21:38); 3K—(Men’s) Dave Anthoun Lungcob (11:50), Anthony Cosgrave (11:54), Jovenel Oyao (12:16); (Women’s) Cherry Andrin (11:22), Mary Joy Loberanis (11:59), Sarale Cuizon (13:10).

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: 37th Milo Marathon , Marathon

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
  1. Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  2. Tale of fighting unwashed foe provides comic relief for Pacquiao’s Palace call
  3. Tough cast of possible Manny Pacquiao foes
  4. Talk ‘N Text knocks off listless Ginebra, enters semis
  5. Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  6. Tale of the Tape: Julaton’s MMA debut on May 2 vs. Saber
  7. Shakey’s V-League: Lady Agilas nip Lady Altas
  8. Express forge knockout tiff Use hot start to whip Beermen
  9. Pacquiao top Mayweather contender
  10. Texters book semifinal slot
  1. Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  2. Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  3. Pacquiao top Mayweather contender
  4. What Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather could do
  5. Tough cast of possible Manny Pacquiao foes
  6. Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17
  7. Tale of fighting unwashed foe provides comic relief for Pacquiao’s Palace call
  8. Pacquiao shorts in Bradley fight sold for P1.7M in LA auction
  9. Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal
  10. Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn
  1. Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  2. ‘Mommy D’ steals show as son fights
  3. Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  4. Pacquiao wins unanimous decision vs Bradley to reclaim WBO title
  5. Pacquiao: I’m ready for Mayweather bout
  6. Mayweather surprise visitor to Bradley camp
  7. Bradley won’t last distance– Peñalosa
  8. Manny Pacquiao: I’ll have everything back
  9. Pacquiao top Mayweather contender
  10. Mommy Dionisia explains ‘vodoo’ act vs Bradley


  • Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  • Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  • Palace prepared to charge its allies
  • 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  • PNP chief on plunder raps: ‘Amateurish’
  • Sports

  • Mixers trim Aces, force do-or-die tiff
  • Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father
  • ’Bye Ginebra: No heavy heart this time
  • UAAP board tackles new rules
  • Baguio climb to decide Le Tour de Filipinas
  • Lifestyle

  • Entering the monkhood a rite of passage
  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Entertainment

  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • From prison to the peak of success
  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
  • Business

  • Philippine Airlines to stop shipment of shark fins
  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Banks allowed to use ‘cloud’
  • SMIC to issue P15-B bonds
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
  • Believe it or not: Filipinos love US more than Yanks
  • PH, HK end bitter row; sanctions lifted
  • Marketplace