Bacolod bodybuilding champ in back-to-back national wins


Bacolod’s very own Marvin Alob, a coach and fitness advocate, brought home not one, but four significant victories, including two championship titles, from recent national competitions in Cebu province.

He won the Men’s Physique Master and Men’s Physique Short categories at the 11th Mr. and Ms. Conquer Philippines Bodybuilding Competition, held June 8 in Liloan, Cebu.

Coach Alob continued his winning streak in Toledo, Cebu, where he participated in the Muscle Showdown 4th Mayor’s Cup a few days later.

Coach Marvin Alob (4th from left) shows off his hard work at the Muscle Showdown 4th Mayor’s Cup Visayas Championship in Toledo, Cebu.

There, Alob earned the first runner-up feat in the Men’s Physique Short category and second runner-up in the Men’s Physique Master category.

Alob’s inspiring journey from being a janitor and messenger at a bank, to becoming a bodybuilding champion, has garnered widespread admiration. His story first gained viral attention due to his remarkable dedication and resilience.

“I feel the love and support of Bacolod for individuals like me, which motivates me to represent the city and province at the national level with even greater dedication and inspiration,” Alob said, reflecting on his recent achievements.

The bodybuilding champ with his medals and trophies from the Muscle Showdown 4th Mayor’s Cup 2024 Visayas Championship.
The Bacolod bodybuilding champ and fitness advocate presents his latest trophies to Rep. Greg Gasataya; right photo, with Franz Tionko, punong barangay of Mansilingan.
Bacolod’s pride, Marvin Alob, with his two champion trophies after dominating the Men’s Physique Master and Men’s Physique Short categories at the 11th Mr. and Ms. Conquer Philippines Bodybuilding competition in Liloan, Cebu.

His success in various fitness competitions has caught the attention of numerous leaders, who then supported his endeavors.

Bacolod City Mayor Albee Benitez, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, congressman Greg Gasataya, Councilor Kalaw Puentevella, and even the office of Vice President Sara Duterte in Negros Island and Panay, through Dr. Chris Sorongon, have all extended assistance to the champion coach.

In recognition of his contributions to sports, Alob was recently honored as an “Icon of Sports” by Barangay Mansilingan during its Charter Anniversary celebration.

Despite starting his fitness journey later in life, Alob believes that hard work and perseverance can lead to success.

“I started late in fitness, but blessings keep coming. I believe that God never abandons those who have dreams for themselves and their community,” he shared.

Alob currently works at Fitness Ground Murcia and Millennial Fitness Center as its head coach. He is also preparing for upcoming competitions in Negros Oriental, where he aims to continue his winning streak and bring further pride to Bacolod City. ||