Ronda Pilipinas co-founder Moe Chulani passes away

Photo from Ronda Pilipinas Facebook page

Ronda Pilipinas co-founder Moe Chulani passed away on Sunday due to cardiac arrest.

He was 45.

Chulani, who was also a board member of the PhilCycling, left a legacy in the sport by co-founding with Dino Araneta the yearly Ronda Pilipinas, which held its 10th anniversary race last year.

Under his leadership, Ronda has produced national team mainstays like Ronald Oranza, George Oconer and Jan Paul Morales, among others while providing jobs to countless others by staging the multi-stage race annually.

He was also a former manager of the Pasig Pirates in the defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA).

Photo from Ronda Pilipinas Facebook page

The Ronda Pilipinas Facebook page announced his passing in a post on Sunday.

“It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our race chairman and longtime project director Moe Chulani. He peacefully joined our creator this morning,” the post read, accompanied by a photo of Chulani.

“May we request everyone to please offer a prayer for his eternal repose. Thank you, Sir Moe.”

Condolences poured on the post, which garnered more than 2,000 likes and 417 comments at press time.