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Ironman with a Human Heart




Romeo Puncia is a well known Multi-awarded Philanthrophist and UAE-based Ultraman Athlete, an International Brand Ambassador and a Race with Purpose advocate. Romeo III Tumayao Puncia works as an Emergency Medical Technician in a Public Health Care Sector. Aside from doing sports and a healthcare provider, Romeo is an owner of a sporting events company in the United Arab Emirates the "Apex Sports Services LLC, he is also the founder of the Katribo Charities Inc. that helps the Indigenous and Tribal Communities in Palawan, Philippines. Romeo is known as the "Missionary Athlete" an advocate of Race with a Purpose Campaign. Romeo is currently the Team Manager of Epixtar Racing Club, which is a professional sports team and Apex Endurance UAE, the largest Endurance Sports Team in Al Ain City, Abi Dhabi and one of the biggest club in the United Arab Emirates.

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.

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2013 Fishers of Men Award, ENAD

2018 Dakilang Bayani Award (Noble Hero)

2018 Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards

2019 Faces of Heroism in Times of War & Peach in

       the Gulf (one of the featured stories)

2019 Greater Sense of Power, Influential Filipinos in

       the United Arab Emirates (one of the featured stories)

2019 Award for Contributions to the

       Health and Welfare of Children 

2019 Huwarang OFW, Missionary Category, Finalist

2019 Fitness Influencer of the Year, FIT Awards, Finalist

2019 Spirit of Community Awards, Finalist

2019 #98 in 300 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf

2020-2021 Featured, Generation Project at UAE Pavillion

        Dubai EXPO 2020

2022 General Club Manager of the Year, FIT Awards, Finalist

2022 Fitness Manager of the Year, FIT Awards, Finalist

2022 Fitness Influencer of the Year, FIT Awards, Finalist

2x Ultraman Finisher

8X Ironman 70.3 Finisher

1x Ironman 70.3 World

   Championship Finisher

3X Ironman 140.6 Finisher

3X Marathon Finisher

40+ Other Sports Events 





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