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Prony..slither away


Baclayon, Bohol.

August 14 2013

For those of you who went on tour to Bohol must have seen Prony;

“The Philippines’ largest captive reticulated python (Python reticulatus) or baksan in the native language, is found in Bohol. Prony, a female baksan named after its owner Sofronio Salibay, measures 27 feet (8.23 metres) and weighs more than 300 kg according to a Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) estimate.” according to the blog post of Visit Bohol

It goes with out saying you’ve seen “Marimar” as well..

The sad news came to me via Facebook status of fellow Tour Guide and Bohol Province Protocol Officer Cristopher Boncales and i qoute “PRON…….–gikan sa tanan nga imong naka himamat,ming disturbo sa imong pagpahulay kay mag pahulagway uban kanimo,ming “DARE” ug sulod sa imong “cage” aron ingnon ug isog kunuhay,ug labaw sa tanan….sa mga tawo nga naka kwarta sa imong pagka BITIN…nahimo kang parte sa industriyang gitawag ug TURISMO nga daghan nakinabang ug nadatu….SALAMAT PRONY!!!” end of qoute.

Boncales said Prony pass away early this morning.

No Plans yet on what to do with the carcass.

Prony was captured in 1996 in Upper Sta Filomena in the town of Albur, where she also lives for more than a decade.

The Animal Kingdom Federation, Inc. (AKFI), an SEC registered, non-profit and non-stock animal welfare organization registered with the Animal Welfare Division of the Bureau of Animal Industry recently vowed to build an animal sanctuary in Albuquerque. The AKFI made this commitment after hearing reports on the then 23-foot (7.0 m) long python locally called baksan, owned by Sofronio Salibay in Barangay Sta. Filomena, has been fed with stray dogs.

In March 2012, Prony was finally relocated to a larger sanctuary in Brgy Laya Baclayon, Bohol, after years of misunderstanding between Albur Mayor Efren Tungol and the python’s caretaker Eugene Salibay..(Wikipedia)

To Prony Daghanag Salamat.

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Globe Telecom tri-athletes to compete in 2013 Ironman 70.3 Philippines

IronmanLeading telecommunications company Globe Telecom is set to field 17 full-time employees to compete with over 2,000 athletes in the 2013 Ironman 70.3 Philippines, the countrys premier endurance event slated on August 4-5, 2013 in Shangri-la Mactan, Cebu City.

Team Globe is composed of 15 male and two female tri-athletes who are registered as individual participants for all three events  a 1.9-km swim in the open sea, a 90-km bike, and 21-km run.

With strong support from the company, the Globe triathlon team continues to be champions of employee volunteerism and evangelists of work-life balance.  Triathlon has become our lifestyle, encouraging healthy living, bonding with family and friends, motivation and challenge, as well as a driver for success, said Team Captain Elmer Santiago.

Last year, six Globe athletes landed in the top 50 of their respective divisions and Santiago expects to do better this year.

According to Santiago, the team has been preparing as early as the start of the year, with varying training programs based on individual preferences and abilities.  Majority has also joined tune up races leading to Ironman such as the recently concluded Century Tuna 5150 triathlon.

We occasionally ride our bikes as a team during weekends but generally train with various groups depending on logistics and time constraints, he added.

Globe is the official technology partner of the Ironman for the fifth straight year.  The company will provide high-speed broadband internet service during the event to enable participants and the public to chronicle the events through social networking such anytime they want.

Since its inception in 2009, Ironman 70.3 Philippines has become one of the most-anticipated sporting events in the country.  The number of participants continues to rise with about 2,150 athletes from 35 countries worldwide already signed up for the individual or relay competitions.

The five biggest foreign delegations are expected to come from Singapore, Japan, Australia, US, and Hong Kong.  Being a World Triathlon Corporation sanctioned event, winners of Ironman 70.3 Philippines are entitled to slots in the World Championships on September 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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