Whether one journey’s through life or one let’s life take one on a journey, as one take those step and travel. The roads, paths and trails one takes are always there.
The different paths and course each of us take in life may get us anywhere, or with that sense of direction, we get to where we’re going and eventually lead us somewhere.
However, some paths taken may quickly make us veer off course and wander. Going round in circles, we may not reach our desired point of destination in mind.
Life, throughout its course is sometimes riddled with obstacles and challenges. And sometimes we repeatedly cross our own paths without even knowing it.
A Strongman’s Touch
Eyes open or blindfolded, we sometimes veer in the opposite direction, take random or chaotic paths. And some turns may send us back in the direction we came from.
Sometimes we may veer slightly but still keep a reasonably straight course. But even with visual cues, there are times we drift randomly and never make it very far.
We all have our fair share of ups and downs. Yet life is sometimes full of surprises and it’s amazing to see how quickly life changes, and that’s the beauty of it.
Going through life is not exactly rocket science, we all have choices. For one, a Strongman’s touch was like an inspiration, a guiding light, heeding a special calling.
And answering the call, led one to brush shoulders with a most extraordinary man.
Iligan’s Foremost Strongman!
It is a great pleasure and honor to introduce to you, proudly “Iligan City’s Foremost ‘Strongman!'” Sir Anthony Ian Dalumpines Quilates!
Sir Ian may seem like a real badass, but if one get’s to know him, one get’s to see a kindhearted gentleman, pretty friendly person with a bright and bubbly personality.
Seeing the World’s Strongest Man Competition on TV in 2010 sparked his interest to train. And he had early influences and admires American Strongman Brian Shaw.
So he took up bodybuilding at first but he later on felt that his real calling was on strength competition, so he went on to participate in the Sports competitions.
Although he was still a newbie, Sir Ian’s training proved fruitful as he went on to become the Iligan City’s Powerlifting Competition Champion in 2013 held at LJ Fitness Gym.
Sir Anthony Ian recently participated in the Visayas and Mindanao Strongman Competition last March 2018 which was held at General Santos City.
He won Second place in the Open Division (105 Kg above Bodyweight), which had a total of 39 participants from all over Visayas and Mindanao in all weight class divisions.
Sir Ian has also worked as a Strength Trainer before but the main reason he competes is he plans and hopes to create a positive legacy in the Sports, and in this City.
He has plans to resume strength training by December this year. The Country’s Strongman Competition is an annual event and is on its third year now.
But what’s more, Sir Ian is also a Registered Nurse and is with the City’s EMS under the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (ICDRRMO).
Danzoy’s Medical Mission Expo
“‘We are who we are… even if sometimes we forget it.’ -K.”
If trained and rusty is in your way, the best thing to do to find the way again is… giving back. And through the course of it, in time, everything else may fall into place.
Minding feedback and inspiration can sometimes do wonders in resetting one’s navigation. Re-calibrating and starting in a straight line again may aid in one’s trajectory.
Getting that extra spring in one’s step, willing to gain new skills, do more, and help the community makes one’s work being not just a job but also an adventure.
So, aiming to always have a good run, to continue and persevere, off goes Mito’s Bassman Danzoy on a new undertaking for a cause, volunteering in one Medical mission.
Community Outreach Program
A joint Medical Mission was recently carried out in Purok 2 Sta. Cruz, Barangay Rogongon, Iligan City. The Community Outreach Program had the Theme: “Kahimsog sa Katawhan, Kaayohan sa Tanan.”
The Outreach Program was conducted by The City of Iligan, The Philippine Army, 51IB, The Fraternal Order of Eagles (Philippine Eagles) Maria Christina Eagles Club, Rotary Club of Iligan South, JCI, and others.
The one day Medical Outreach Program provided services for all community constituents including free medical checkups from Doctors, Tuli (Circumcision), Blood Pressure taking, Hair Cut, giving of free medicines along with Pabitin games for kids.
All in all, the joint Medical Mission and Community Outreach Program was a well organized project, all went smoothly from start to finish, and it was a big success.
Purok 2 Sta. Cruz is a remotely located community that’s more than three kilometers from the center of Rongongon, which is about an hours travel from the City by Car.
Getting there means travelling through dirt rough road, with occasional very steep ravines along the mountain pass, with awesome floras and pleasing natural scenery.
Many companies, charitable organizations, churches and government agencies have that strong social responsibility core. A healthy community means a healthy Country.
Working for the advantage and benefit of under-served communities by coming to their aid, provide free medical services and health care to those in need can be meaningful.
Helping others in need not only gives that fulfilling feeling in return, of taking part in making the world a little better but helping for the common good can make a difference.
Taking part in the Medical Mission to Sta. Cruz, Rogongon with ICDRRMO’s EMS Team and everybody was not only such an altruistic activity but it was all fun and impressive.