Monday, December 19, 2011

Typhoon Sendong victims need our Help

The Cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan are in a state of calamity as hundreds die and more injured after Typhoon Sendong struck. Please donate your used clothes, shoes or slippers to the victims of Typhoon Sendong. 

You may leave your donations at Bigby's Cafe or any LBC branch. They will send your donations to affected areas for Free.

Please Help!

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Photo by Maxi Maximo of

Taken during the 2011 Speedo Triathlon Cebu (Relay Category)

Maxi Maximo for the Picture
Aljew Frasco for the Cannondale Road Bike

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cebu's Other Nino

Cebu City is blessed with more than one Nino. While the famous Sto. Nino resides in his own basilica and visited by thousands of devotees, the other Nino works in a local shop and is visited by his friends. 

The other Nino does not have curly hair nor is he short. He is tall, slender and, like many cyclists in the Philippines, has a tanned complexion. Festivals are not celebrated for the other Nino but fans and friends bombard his facebook page with greetings on his birthday or after winning an event. Although he does not work miracles to heal the sick or help the needy, the other Nino has graced Cebu with more than enough medals from National and International events to make Cebu the mountainbike capital of the Philippines.

Nino Surban is Cebu’s best Mountainbiker and one of Cebu’s best Cyclists. He has won numerous gold, silver and bronze medals for the Philippines in international races including the recent Southeast Asian Games. Like many famous personalities, Nino enjoys his own fan page at but remains humble and modest despite all his achievements.

Nino loves to ride. He trains regularly to maintain top shape despite an inadequate support from the sports sector of the Philippine government. Unlike other mountainbike national team members, He does not enjoy a regular stipend and has to work to sustain his training. He manages a local Bike shop in Cebu beside Harold’s Hotel in Gorordo Avenue. Nino is an endorser for Dan’s Bike Shop and all brands present in the Shop. He represents Specialized products, a prominent Cycling brand, in the Philippines. Despite his high stature, Nino maintains a modest reputation earning him good friends who help support his endeavors.

Nino is committed to helping our local athletes train and improve sports development. In the near future, we hope to see more Cebuano cyclists excel in local and international races.

Cebu is proud to have Nino Surban and, of course, Sto. Nino. 



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