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Cycling event for slain fotog enters its 5th year

/ 02:31 AM December 18, 2015

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Indigent patients at the Dr. Rizal D. Aportadera Mindanao Burn Unit of the Southern Philippines Medical Center here will again become this year’s beneficiary of the Gene Boyd R. Lumawag Cup, which is now on its fifth year.

The cycling event, dubbed “Padyak para kay Boyd,” is held annually to commemorate the life of the former Inquirer photo correspondent.

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Lumawag was taking photos of the sunset at the Jolo pier on Nov. 12, 2004, when he was shot dead. The then 27-year-old photo journalist was working for the local news outfit, Mindanews.

The Padyak para kay Boyd will be held on Sunday, starting from the People’s Park here. The event was divided into several categories.

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Winners will bring home medals and other prizes.

Among the sponsors of the cycling fund-raising event are the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Globe Telecom, Antonio O. Floirendo Sr. Foundation, Anflocor, Camera Club of Davao, The Royal Mandaya Hotel and Bandera.

The event is organized by Mindanews in partnership with raceLink (Race Officers and Promotions) and the Federation of Off-Road Cycling Enthusiasts headed by Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Dominic Carpio.

A registration fee of P450 will be collected from each participant.

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