The Primary Group of Builders staged a successful PrimaryHomes Home Run 2015, raising P400,000 for the scholars of the company’s foundation.
A Kenyan, Douglas Mwiti, dominated the male category while local runner Melody Perez topped the female category of the 12-kilometer distance race.
“With its objective to grant scholarships, it has successfully raised P400,000 that can already help about a hundred scholars,” said Ramero F. Espina, PrimaryHomes, Inc. vice president for sales and marketing.
He added that HomeRun 2015, with its theme: Run To Build Their Future, had 50 percent more participants compared to last year. It was staged last May 17 at Sumilon Road inside Cebu Business Park in Cebu City.
Participants also had fun dancing while exercising during the free Zumba after party as well as playing Pinoy Games such as Sipa Takraw, Bato Lata, and Takyan. The Zumba and Pinoy Games are unique activities featured in PrimaryHomes HomeRun 2015.
HomeRun 2015 winners
Other winners in the 12k run: Elmer Bartolo (2nd), Frane Canumay (3rd), Arnel Florentino (4th), and Lorginson P. Gaso (5th) for the male category and Meiress Ramirez (2nd), Anecita Diano (3rd), Jewel M. Co (4th), and Cindy Rose Lumindas (5th) for the female category.
Joseph Arnel Emia and Leonara Villamor bested other runners in the male and female divisions of the 6-kilometer distance run. Emia was followed by Ralph Arche and Marvin Liu Canada, who placed second and third in the male category.
Rounding up the 6k female category were Karin Tominaga, who placed second, and third-placer Ma. Christina Redira.
The winners in the 3-kilometer distance, meanwhile, were: Jerald M. Berengel (1st), Jobar Jay Chan (2nd), and Francis Xavier Cosgrave (3rd) for the male division and Charlyn C. Banas (1st), Marjure Gloria Butaslac (2nd), and Irish Baring (3rd) for the distaff side.
Primary Group scholars
The proceeds of the fun run will be used to fund Primary Structures Educational Foundation, Inc. (PSEFI) scholars under Primary Group’s School of Knowledge for Industrial Labor, Leadership, and Service (SKILLS) program.
Bryan Acaro, director of SKILLS, received the check from the Primary Group of Companies.
PSEFI scholars will get the needed skills in construction-related trades to help prepare and quality them for international employment. PSEFI is a TESDA-accredited training and assessment center.
The Primary Group of Builders is composed of the following companies: Primary Structures Corp., Primary Properties Corp., Concrete Solutions, Inc., Primary Skills, and PrimaryHomes, Inc.