Romeo III Tumayao Puncia works as an Emergency Medical Technician in a Public Health Care Sector. Founder of the Katribo Charities Inc. that helps the Indigenous and Tribal Communities in the Philippines. He is known as the "Missionary Athlete" an advocate of Race with a Purpose Campaign.
Abu Dhabi resident Romeo Puncia does triathlons with a purpose. He competes so that other people may live, have hope and find purpose and meaning in life. He saves money every month and attends triathlon races in different parts of the world so he can help the indigenous tribal communities in Palawan, Philippines by providing them with health and medical programmes, clothing, food, sports training, school supplies and more. Romeo also wants to create awareness among the sports and other communities that we can use our talent and skills to make a difference in someone else’s lives.
2013 Fishers of Men Award, ENAD
2018 Dakilang Bayani Award (Noble Hero)
2018 Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards
2019 Award for Contributions to the
Health and Welfare of Children
2019 Huwarang OFW, Missionary Finalist
2019 Fitness Influencer of the Year, FIT Awards, Finalist
2019 Spirit of Community Awards, Finalist
1x Ultraman Finisher
7X Ironman 70.3 Finisher
1x Ironman 70.3 World
3X Ironman 140.6 Finisher
3X Marathon Finisher
40+ Other Sports Events