MILO fulfills dreams of nine young booters in FC Barcelona Camp

The MILO Philippine team with FCB legend Eric Abidal, coaches from the FCB Escola, and delegates from other countries

MILO fulfills dreams of nine young booters in FC Barcelona Camp



Manila, Philippines – MILO and FC Barcelona recently sent nine deserving children on a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience world-class football training in Barcelona, Spain. The children that made up the MILO Philippine team were chosen from the selection camp held by MILO and FC Barcelona in September in Manila. These young football players, who showed heart and skills on the pitch, and values such as humility, effort, ambition, respect, and teamwork, embarked on the Road to Barcelona, a journey that made their dreams come true.


“Seeing the children’s awe as they saw Camp Nou for the first time, their eagerness to learn as they engaged with their coaches and fellow players, and the joy on their faces as they played on the pitch is priceless. They have brought pride to the country as they represented the Philippines in Spain,” said Robbie De Vera, MILO Sports Marketing Executive. “We at MILO are delighted to make the children’s dreams come true. We are looking forward to bringing more Filipinos to Barcelona in the coming years.”


The junior booters were immersed in a series of training sessions with FC Barcelona Escola’s esteemed football coaches, both on the pitch at Ciutat Esportivo, the home of La Masia, FC Barcelona’s youth academy, and in the classroom at Camp Nou, together with delegates from Australia, Colombia, Jamaica, New Zealand, Tahiti, Thailand, Singapore, and Panama. The training sessions were modeled after the FCB Escola’s modules, which are based on the Barça methodology that includes a creative and attacking brand of football and the promotion of positive values. The children were also given with a well-deserved break that included a tour of Barcelona’s top sights and cultural gems.


“What I like most about the trip is that I was able to experience something that was only in my dreams before,” said Lowell Tortona, 12-year-old football player from Xavier School. “I was also able meet new friends along the way, not only from the Philippines but also from other countries, and we have bonded over our common passion for football.”


The ultimate highlight was the training session with FCB legend Eric Abidal, an experience they will surely never forget. To complete their trip, MILO and FCB granted the young booters’ dream of seeing their idols up close on the pitch as they watched FC Barcelona’s match in Camp Nou against Malaga in La Liga.


“MILO hopes that through this experience, the young booters of the MILO Philippine team may serve as an inspiration to other athletes of any sport to pursue their passions and reach for their dreams,” added De Vera.

For more information on the booters’ Road to Barcelona experience and on MILO Philippines, log on to the official website (http://www.milo.com.ph) or the MILO Philippines Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/milo.ph). Follow MILO on Twitter (@MiloPH) and Instagram (@MiloPhilippines).

1st Kabataan Iwas-Droga: Sports tournament Results

BNHS Molino and Tabing-Dagat, Zapote and MaboloES, big winners in the 1stPSC KID SOS Tournament

Young Badminton players from Bacoor National High School (Molina Main) and Zapote Elementary School dominated the sport while BNHS – Tabing-Dagat and Mabolo ES topped table tennis during the 1st Kabataan Iwas-Droga: Start on Sports tournament held on November 11-12, 2017 at the Theresian School of Cavite. Gawaran Campus of BNHS came up big in Chess for the Secondary level while Aniban ES and Niog ES fought tooth and nail in the Elementary division. 158 student-athletes from 14 public schools of Bacoor participated in the competition that strengthens the Philippine Sports Commission’s sports development from the grassroots.
Prior to the tournament, a 4-week sports clinic was conducted at STRIKE Gymnasium – Bacoor City Hall from July 21 to August 13.  Over 600 kids from 38 public schools joined the weekend trainings which were made possible through the collaboration of the Commission, local city of Bacoor thru Mayor Lani Mercado, and the Department of Education.
Commissioner Arnold Agustin added that the program also coincides with the President’s campaign against drug abuse. ‘We want the kids to use their free time in worthwhile activities – be fit and healthy, have them focus on sports rather than taking part in negative behaviors and activities.’ he continued. He references the likes of Wesley So and Sarah Jane Barredo who are now making waves in the international scene of chess and badminton, respectively. Both are natives of Bacoor.
Angelo Bajamudin was probably the biggest winner of the tournament. Right after his win in Badminton (Singles Secondary), he was offered by a scout of the University of Perpetual Help – Dalta System for a scholarship and play in the NCAA. “Ito po talaga ang pangarap ko, gamitin ang badminton para makapagtapos ng pag-aaral.”, confided by the 16-year old Molino High talent.
“This is also one of PSC’s mission in holding sports activities – to identify and tap raw talents that can be polished into gems to join the nation’s sports workforce in the future.”, Commissioner Agustin concluded.
The complete list of winners are as follows:

ELEMENTARY LEVEL (BADMINTON)
Singles Boys
Singles Girls
Mixed Doubles
Gold
A-Jay Mitra (Zapote ES)
Shane Macabene (Niog ES)
Alexandre Guglielimone and Erica Marie Sapotin (Zapote ES)
Silver
Carmelo Taay (Bacoor ES)
I-R May Dayao (Zapote ES)
Irish Morraine Fernando and Andrei Ravelo (Bacoor ES)
Bronze
Kirby Fernandez (Sineguelasan ES)
Cristine May Reyes (Mabolo ES)
Miguel Sinchongco  and Marie Eliz Mendoza (Habay ES)
SECONDARY LEVEL (BADMINTON)
Singles Boys
Singles Girls
Mixed Doubles
Gold
Angelo Bajamundi (BNHS Molino Main)
Darlyne Gacutan (BNHS Molino Main)
Neal Ryan Agco and Ma. Nicol Olano (BNHS Molino Main)
Silver
Ivan Louise Cielo (BNHS Molino Main)
Felichie Anne Lagos (BNHS Tabing-Dagat)
Jay Drio and Trisha Anne Delima (BNHS Molino Main)
Bronze
Roland Castro (BNHS Tabing-Dagat)
Joriel Mahilum (BNHS Tabing-Dagat)
Ramon Manlisic and Aliyah Gomez (BNHS Tabing- Dagat)
ELEMENTARY LEVEL (CHESS)
Boys
Girls
Gold
Raziel Ryle R. Bartolome (Aniban ES)
Lian Shane T. Farin (Niog ES)
Silver
Lorenz Matthew A. Ting (Niog ES)
Eunice Auson J. Lopez (Dulong Bayan ES)
Bronze
Mickholson L. Ariño (Habay ES)
Jocelyn Q. Capote (Sineguelasan ES)
SECONDARY LEVEL (CHESS)
Boys
Girls
Gold
Richmun C. Guzmana (BNHS – Gawaran)
Ma. Trishia A. de Castro (BNHS – Gawaran)
Silver
Rovie Brian S. Guarino (BNHS – Salinas)
Hanna Victoria L. Espesor (BNHS – Salinas)
Bronze
Abegail Darang (BNHS – Tabing Dagat)
ELEMENTARY LEVEL (TABLE TENNIS)
Singles Boys
Singles Girls
Mixed Doubles
Gold
 Jan Aries Sorreno (Mabolo ES)
Jewel Jimenez (Mabolo ES)
Graciel Ann Tatad and Danzel Nathan De Guzman
(Mabolo ES)
Silver
 Jhan Philip Manzano (Habay ES)
Gel Shinn Baran (Habay ES)
Angel Macatol and Justin Cruz Pangan (Habay ES)
Bronze
John Paul Tapel (Bacoor ES)
SECONDARY LEVEL (TABLE TENNIS)
Singles Boys
Singles Girls
Mixed Doubles
Gold
Ryan Macalalad (BNHS Tabing-Dagat)
Jollibee Pangindian (BNHS Tabing-Dagat)
Arcelyn Resera and Macky Gomez (BNHS Tabing-Dagat)
Silver
Jessie Marc Hinayon  (BNHS Molino)
Sheena Custodio (BNHS Salinas)
Alicia Mae Relluda and Nedo Pangindian (BNHS Molino)

Post Event Highlights: MusiKARAMAY Basketball 3×3 Para sa Marawi

Written by Kriza Cawan, MPES/ Founder Triple Threat Manila



“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite 2people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.” Nelson Mandela
The very words of Nelson Mandela summarizes “MusiKARAMAY Basketball 3×3 Para sa Marawi” an official 3×3 FIBA-endorsed event, organized by Triple Threat Manila, which happened at the Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City last November 6, 2017 attended by over 250 people; renowned musicians and bands from the music industry like South Border, Climax, Rocksteddy, Jason Fernandez, Aikee, Davey Langit, Nyoy Volante, The Juans and Mike Swift, spectators, and event partners, to help our brothers and sisters who are internally displaced rebuild Marawi through Alagang Kapatid Foundation.


MusiKARAMAY, founded by Stanley Seludo is a community of people in the music industry which aims to create a new league of real life superheroes by using their talents as musicians in bringing difference to people’s lives. MusiKARAMAY Basketball 3×3 Para sa Marawi creates its mark by using the platform of sport to relive the spirit of modern “bayanihan”.  


The tip-off was graced by Danny Seigle, professional PBA player together with the founder of MusiKARAMAY to start the event. Additionally, Kriza Cawan, founder of Triple Threat Manila, the 3×3 Basketball specialist, expounds the benefit of having this event FIBA-endorsed would mean raising the Philippine Ranking on 3×3 World Map. It was followed by the welcome remarks of Paulo Legaspi, President and CEO of Healthwell Nutraceuticals Inc., one of the major partners to bring this event into fruition. He starts with admiring the cause, most especially believing on the people behind the event.  Menchie Silvestre also spoke about the partnership of MusiKARAMAY and Alagang Kapatid Foundation leading the crowd to unanimous solidarity chant of “Bangon Marawi”.


The teams who became part of this momentous event were:
Pool A: Escalera, Globe Musikaramay, MOF, and Radyo5,
Pool B: AOC/Philips, Cross, Globe Merchandising, and HSM
Pool C: Kosa, Mucho, SB and Three Deep
Pool D: Byaheng Langit, Globe Climax, Puwetmalu, and Suplados
Pool E: Kaloob, Nyoy Volante, Thunders, and Warner Brothers
Pool F: Ding Santos, Rocksteddy, Studio Z, and The Juans
Pool G: Office of Sen. Angara, PhilHealth, Royal MNL Athletics, and Royal MNL Fitness


The side events of the tournament brought the house down as Globe 3-point shoot-out and the Kambi Slam Dunk Contest powered by Wilson started.  The lowered-rim slam dunk edition being the highlight of the tournament was made more exciting being judged by icons in the basketball industry like Coach Pido Jarencio, former PBA professional player, Coach Richard del Rosario, assistant coach of Ginebra Kings, Mac Baracael and Bradwyn Guinto, professional players in the PBA.  


Jergen Millena bagged the Globe 3-point shoot-out title, meanwhile Roy Cayanan reigned as the Champion of Kambi Slam Dunk Contest.


During the Quarter Finals, Byaheng Langit and Warner battle to advance to compete Globe Musikaramay, meanwhile in SB and The Juans battle to advance against the winning team between Cross and Royal MNL Fitness. During the Semi-Final Round, Globe Musikaramay won over Warner Brothers allowing them to advance to Championship Match against Royal MNL Fitness who won against SB during Semi-Final Round.
Royal MNL Fitness dominated the 1st Musikaramay Basketball 3×3 Para sa Marawi Champion Title winning against 2nd Place Globe Musikaramay with the 3-point difference. On another side of the tournament, SB defeats Warner Brothers during the battle for 3rd place.


Stanley Seludo was awarded as Musician’s MVP garnering 24 points, 9 rebounds, and 1 assist. And the Tournament MVP title was brought home by Roy Cayanan finishing with astonishing 45 points, 15 rebounds and 1 assist.


One of the musician players, Matt Villanueva said “What I like most is that we helped our brothers and sisters in Marawi at the same time we did enjoy the camaraderie [among participants]”.


Additionally the event organizers would like to send their heartfelt gratitude and support to their partners for making the MusiKARAMAY Basketball 3×3 Para sa Marawi a success, this event is co-presented by Globe, the office of Senator Angara,  thru the support of City Mayor Tony Calixto, Vice Mayor Boyet del Rosario, Congresswoman Emi-Calixto Rubiano, Councilor Ding Santos and the members of Sangguniang Panlunsod.


In partnership with, Royal MNL​, GlutaMAX​Men, Meister Philippines​, Philips Monitors​, AOC Monitor​, Rakista Radio​ and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation​


In cooperation with OPM – Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-Aawit​, AMP (Asosasyon ng Musikong Pilipino)​, TV5​, Radyo Singko, 92.3 News FM​, MYX Philippines​, InqPOP​, INQUIRER.net​, Philippine Star​, Manila Bulletin Sports​, Powcast.net​, Billboard Philippines​, Audiophile Components, PAGCOR​, Wilson Sports PH​, and Kambi Rallos​


Supported by Frappe La Rue Philippines, ​Converga Asia, Inc.​, STUDIO Z AUDIO PRODUCTIONS AND RECORDING STUDIOS​, Nice Day Coffee, Maynilad Water Services, Inc.​, Royal Thee Bed & Breakfast Thai and Filipino Cuisine​, Foldable Kahon by KahoniStan​, Starmobile​, The Beach Bar, Motech San Joaquin​, DWDD Katropa Radio​, GG Network​, HWM Philippines​, Speed Magazine, Techbeat Philippines, and Crib Audio Systems.


MusiKARAMAY aims to launch MusiKARAMAY Basketball 3×3 Para sa Marawi, Season 2 few months from now.  “It will be a long rebuilding process for Marawi City, so we intend to raise more funds for them from here on and in the coming years”, Stanley Seludo said.

You may catch the post-event highlights here:

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Musikaramay Basketball: 3×3 Para sa Marawi: Uniting Filipino through Music and Basketball to help rebuild Marawi.

The month of October marks the 4th year anniversary. Musikaramay or “musika na nakikiramay” is a community of people in the music industry wanting to be real-life superheroes through music.
Also known as “busking for a cause”, Musikaramay goes around the metro setting up in public places to play for their chosen beneficiary. In 4 years, they have raised funds for the ff:

• Yolanda Survivors in Palo, Leyte
• Rehabilition for Zamboanga Children
• SAF 44
• Kids with cancer at the National Children’s Hospital
• Raincoats, boots and umbrella donations to indigenous kids in Subic

As of the moment, we have 20 scholars at the Blessed Ville Special School in Cavite which came from donations during their performances in the streets of Manila.

In celebration, Musikaramay will be staging the Musikaramay Basketball: 3×3 Para sa Marawi, a FIBA-endorsed Basketball League powered by Triple Threat Manila.

Nov 6, 2017, 8am to 6pm at the Cuneta Astrodome, 28 teams. 112 players. 7 hours of community basketball uniting different personalities from the music industry, will raise funds for our internally displaced brothers and sisters in Marawi through the help of Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.

With the essence of “BAYANIHAN” coming to life again, Co-presented by Globe Telecom thru the support of City Mayor Tony Calixto, Vice Mayor Boyet Del Rosario, Congresswoman Emi Calixto Rubiano, Councilor Ding Santos and the members of Sangguniang Panlunsod and Office of Senator Sonny Angara.

In partnership with Royal MNL, GlutaMAX MEN, Meister Philippines, RAKISTA and Rakista Radio

In cooperation with OPM – Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-Aawit, AMP (Asosasyon ng Musikong Pilipino), TV5, Radyo Singko 92.3 News FM, MYX Philippines, INQUIRER.net, Inquirerpop, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin Sports, Powcast.net, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Billboard Philippines and Kambi Rallos

Supported by Wilson Sports PH, Audiophile Components, Converga Asia, Inc., Frappe La Rue Philippines, STUDIO Z AUDIO PRODUCTIONS AND RECORDING STUDIOS, Nice Day Coffee, Maynilad, AOC, Royal Thee, Bed and Breakfast (Thai and Filipino Cuisine), Philips Monitors, and Foldable Kahon by KahoniStan

As these musicians have exemplified in their willingness to help by donating 1000php each, we too can make a difference in our society. Our own efforts will come a long way as long as our hearts are in the right place.

We would like to invite you to come, watch and join the cause. Instead of the traditional ticket selling, you will make a difference by giving 50php donation fee, and 2 canned goods.

Let it be that Musikaramay Basketball: 3×3 Para Sa Marawi unite more Filipinos to help rebuild Marawi.

#Musikaramay3x3ParaSaMarawi
#FIBA3x3
#NewLeagueOfRealLifeSuperheroes

PCCL LAUNCHES NATIONAL 3×3 CHAMPIONSHIP

Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) starts the first school-based National 3×3 Basketball Championship with the Visayas Regional Games on November 11, 2017, to be held at University of San Carlos Gym. Cebu City.  Ten teams from Cebu, Bohol, Roxas City and Dumaguete City are participating in the competition. 
The winning school team of Visayas Regional games will earn a free trip to Manila with accommodation to compete in the National Grand Finals scheduled in February 2018.
PCCL National 3×3 Collegiate Championship has four other regional games to be held at Naga (for South Luzon/Bicol), Dagupan (for North/Central Luzon), Davao (for Mindanao) and National Capital Region (NCR). The Regional Winners will compete in the Grand National Finals for the title of National 3×3 Collegiate Champion at Manila on February 2018.
The students and the general public is invited to watch the games at USC gym on November 11 as part of PCCL objective of promoting public awareness of the  3×3 games. 

Free admission tickets may be obtained from Cebu participating teams. 

Musikaramay: 3×3 Para sa Marawi Basketball Tournament

Music and Basketball joined forces for charity

Musikaramay: 3x3 Para sa Marawi Basketball Tournament


The month of October marks our 4th year anniversary. Musikaramay or “musika na nakikiramay” is a community of people in the music industry wanting to be real life superheroes through music. 


Also known as “busking for a cause”, Musikaramay goes around the metro setting up in public places to play for their chosen beneficiary. In 4 years, they have raised funds for the ff:
• Yolanda Survivors in Palo, Leyte
• Rehabilition for Zamboanga Children
• SAF 44
• Kids with cancer at the National Children’s Hospital
• Raincoats, boots and umbrella donations to indigenous kids in Subic

As of the moment, we have 20 scholars at the Blessed Ville Special School in Cavite which came from donations during their performances in the streets of Manila.

In celebration, Musikaramay will be staging the Musikaramay Basketball: 3×3 Para sa Marawi, a FIBA-endorsed Basketball League powered by Triple Threat Manila.

Nov 6, 2017, 8am to 6pm at the Cuneta Astrodome, 28 teams. 112 players. 7 hours of community basketball uniting different personalities from the music industry, will raise funds for our internally displaced brothers and sisters in Marawi through the help of Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.

With the essence of “BAYANIHAN” coming to life again, Co-presented by Globe Telecom thru the support of City Mayor Tony Calixto, Vice Mayor Boyet Del Rosario, Congresswoman Emi Calixto Rubiano, Councilor Ding Santos and the members of Sangguniang Panlunsod and Office of SenatorSonny Angara.

In partnership with Royal MNL
GlutaMAX MENMeister PhilippinesRAKISTA andRakista Radio

In cooperation with OPM – Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-AawitAMP (Asosasyon ng Musikong Pilipino)TV5Radyo Singko 92.3 News FMMYX PhilippinesINQUIRER.netPhilippine StarManila Bulletin SportsPowcast.netPhilippine Health Insurance CorporationBillboard Philippinesand Kambi Rallos

Supported by Wilson Sports PH, Audiophile Components, LD Systems PHGRAND Videoke,Converga Asia, Inc.Frappe La Rue Philippines,STUDIO Z AUDIO PRODUCTIONS AND RECORDING STUDIOSNice Day Coffee andFoldable Kahon by KahoniStan

As these musicians have exemplified in their willingness to help by donating 1000php each, we too can make a difference in our society. Our own efforts will come a long way as long as our hearts are in the right place.

We would like to invite you to come, watch and join the cause. Instead of the traditional ticket selling, you will make a difference by giving 50php donation fee, and 2 canned goods.

Let it be that Musikaramay Basketball: 3×3 Para Sa Marawi unite more Filipinos to help rebuild Marawi.

#Musikaramay3x3ParaSaMarawi
#FIBA3x3
#NewLeagueOfRealLifeSuperheroes

Players Show Off Their Skills at Triple Threat Manila 3×3 Ultimate Showdown Tournament

Players from various regions of the Philippines came together as a team to show off their talents in playing the sport they truly loved in the Triple Threat Manila 3×3 Ultimate Showdown Tournament, held at the College covered courts of the Ateneo University last September 16, 2017. Their perseverance and passion manifested as they dribble and shoot the ball and from the minute they arrived the court, their faces showed how excited they were to play and represent their teams despite the anxiousness of competing with players with different level of skills.
Opening ceremonies guest Danny Siegle, 1999 PBA Rookie of the Year, 4-time PBA Finals MVP, 2-time best player of the conference and 8-time PBA Champion, inspired the participants with words of wisdom for the one-day tourney. The 128 players then were all set for a war in the half court. So as the games moved on the young aspiring athletes (18 Under) and agile veterans (Open Men) huddled up and patiently waited for their teams to be called for a hard court just. 
Team Unnotified swept their division boasting a 6 out of 6 record, led by Lance De Leon who finished with a total of 30 points for the entire series (number 1 in scoring). Second place MRHS Vanguard A scored finished the rankings with only two losses and was led by Nathiel Del Pilar who punched in 27 monster points in all the games. On the side of the spectrum, The Espana boys also swept the competition winning 6/6 games led by Ace Gocuan who finished with a total of 51 points (number 1 in scoring). 2nd place Pound Congressional only had two losses led by the intense scoring of Reiner Hipolito who scored a total of 47 points.
Finals MVP for Open Men went to Jomari Beredo of team Espana who clocked in 10 pts 1 steal and 2 rebounds against rival Pound Congressional. Finals MVP for 18 and under Lance De Leon finished with 7 points 1 rebound and 1 block against a grueling match against MRHS Vanguard A. 
After the sky has finally cleared everyone was pleased with the successful event of Triple Threat Manila. Most of the team captains and players said that they hope for more events like this in the future as it gives the youth and adults the chance to experience an organized 3×3 FIBA-endorsed basketball game with some even envisioning themselves as participants in the international stage. The satisfaction of having played and the lingering taste of adrenaline manifested with each smile in the court and so though some have failed to grab the championship title every team took home with them the experience and the new friendships built.

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The 3×3 Ultimate Showdown became more than just a competition of abilities but rather a community of aspiring pro-athletes united in zeal and grittiness towards the goal of someday representing the country. It was indeed an ultimate showdown worthy of recognition.  

Mabuhay Triple Threat Manila!

More news about Triple Threat here

Written by: Ryan Kung

Special thanks to our partners who made this event possible; Wilson Sports PH the official FIBA 3×3 Ball, Toby’s Sports our official sports merchandiser, RSR Athletics our official sports apparel, Powcast Sports Hub our official online media partner and Pupug Whistle our official officiating whistle provider.

Baseline 3×3 Basketball Boot Camp Day 2

The aspiring champions of the 3×3 basketball booth camp are back in action! With their fundamentals in mind and their form in check, they arrived at the Ateneo de Manila University courts last Sept 9, 2017, with confidence and anticipation.
What began in day 1 as regular warm-up drills leveled up to a timed endurance test with each participant aiming to beat their previous record. The real challenge started with the in-game application of the fundamentals of 3×3 Basketball. Unlike the usual 5 man basketball play the 3×3 game mechanics move with a clock work faster than any railway train in the country. Starting from a coin toss and with only 12 seconds on the shot clock the first team of 3 players to garner 21 points within a 10-minute time frame wins the game

3X3 Baseline Boot Camp DAY 2 As the clock began to tick the team on the offensive stance were taught to maximize the time and the half court space which principally place them closer to the basket. Strategic passing with mindful dribbling and shooting within proper bounds were taught under time pressure. On the other hand the team on the defense were practiced their reaction time and were trained to steal, block and form a defense that would rival that of Helm’s Deep and as coach John Ramirez instructed it must be a kind of defense prepared to stop even a PBA player.
3X3 Baseline Boot Camp DAY 2 “What separates your practice from the others?” this was one of the questions that former PBA player and UAAP Men’s Basketball Sports Analyst, Christian Luanzon asked in a group lecture. He shared not only his experience in basketball but his life adversities which at a young age he faced without much direction until his mind was renewed and transformed with the word of God and he became Christian not only by name but also in faith. His personal sharing with the team made the campers think that more than just a game, basketball can be a means to serve others and develop a discipline of hard work not by sheer human exertion but through the grace of God. He instilled that why you do something is as important as what you do and thus ending his discourse with the encouragement, “Do everything for the glory of His name”
Triple Threat Manila and its partners; Toby’s, RSR Athletics, Wilson, Powcast.net Sports Hub are thankful for the 2-day Baseline 3×3 Basketball Boot Camp which would not have been a success without the participation of dedicated volunteers and these aspiring pro-athletes (in their respective categories): 
18 and Above: Bryan James Obispo, Dwayne Joshua Rafael, Francis Joseph Grey, Kelly Matt Camorongan, Alexander Dominic Tadeo, Houston Villanueva, Kit Obedoza, Joshua Mutya, Christopher Uy, Joseph Reuben Bautista, Duane Dulay, Christian Arriola 
17 and under: Ryan Adami, Karol Barbadillo, Ncine Pepito, McKen Santos, Rye Jezreel Maverick Garing, John Kenneth Hubo, Carlos Louie Santos, Ray Gabriel Bugtai, Joseph Acuna, Justin Iceley Manansala, Christian Caling, Migo Sulit, Christian Glenn Risos, Daniel Paul Madlangbayang, James Brandon Sangalang, Nicail Pepito. 
As the Baseline 3×3 Basketball Boot Camp ended, the hard earned sweat, improved skills and the character of a determined and humbled athlete were the take home of the campers. Their journey towards their basketball dreams advances on September 16 as they join a sea of players with over 20 teams competing in the exciting sprint like a game of 3×3 basketball in Triple Threat Manila’s 3×3 Ultimate Showdown. The question that remains is: who will reign as champion?

Khalid Khalil for Triple Threat Manila 3×3 Tournament and Ultimate Showdown

“Triple Threat Manila gives opportunities for everyone to experience 3×3 basketball. For me, organizers really deserve 5 stars as they really prepared and managed the event very well. We have not gained only the experience [playing] 3×3, rather we were able to meet new friends” – Khalid Khalil, MVP Triple Threat Manila Pre-Season.

✔️Five 3×3 Basketball Experience

✔️Meet new friends 




Join the 3×3 Basketball Ultimate Showdown!


LA Chua for Triple Threat Manila’s 3×3 Tournament and Ultimate Showdown

“I like how Triple Threat Manila used the event as a platform not only to establish 3-on-3 Basketball in the Philippines but also as an avenue in reaching out to our fellow Filipino in speaking of the Good News” – L.A Chua
Not just about the competition, we instill the right character.


Categories:


18 Under | Open Men


✔️Five 3×3 Basketball Experience
✔️Meet new friends 



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Kyle Tan Supports Baseline 3×3 Boot Camp

(BASELINE) Triple Threat Manila is organized by Varxity Org who envisions the development of a world – class Filipino athletes. Headed by Kriza Cawan, who wants to provide not just games but also to educate young Filipino’s around the nation the importance of building a holistic program for our future athletes. In this event, BASELINE they will teach you not the skills and the rules of playing the 3×3 basketball, but they will help you understand and realize the importance of PREPARATION.

Baseline, A 3×3 Basketball Boot Camp by Triple Threat Manila

Kyle Tan former member of 3×3 Team Pilipinas supports Baseline Camp starting on September 2.

Also checkout: Triple Threat Manila Ultimate Showdown


Triple Threat Manila, Ultimate Showdown!

Join us for the TRIPLE THREAT MANILA, ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN, an official FIBA-endorsed 3on3 Basketball Tournament on September 16th!


16 slots. 64 players. 5 hours of fast-paced and fiercely competitive tournament!
Grab some friends, put together a team to battle it out for the most awaited Triple Threat Manila Ultimate Showdown!

The much awaited Triple Threat Manila 3×3 Ultimate Showdown has arrived!

Triple Threat Manila Ultimate Showdown is an open to all, stand alone tournament.

The goal of this tournament is to showcase the talents of campers from Baseline 3×3 Boot Camp and compete with other teams who want to experience FIBA-endorsed 3×3 Basketball Tournament.
The Triple Threat Manila Ultimate Showdown developmental games are open to all males with two age categories:
  • 18 Under (Year Born 2000 to 2005); and
  • Open Men (Year Born 1999 and older)
This is organized in collaboration with John Ramirez former PBA Assistant Coach, Pro-Athlete and a multi-awarded Coach, and Paolo Tejuco Strength and Conditioning Coach.
With special appearance of:
  • Mon Casuga, Founder of Audience of One Basketball Academy;
  • Christian Luanzon, former PBA Player, UAAP Men’s Basketball Sports Analyst and Philippine Sports Institute Sports Ambassador;and
  • Joco Macasaet, Basketball Player, UST Growling Tigers
Features of the Triple Threat Manila Ultimate Showdown:
  • One (1) Triple Threat Manila 3×3 reversible top
  • Certificate of Participation
  • FIBA’s Individual and Team World Ranking and Statistics
  • Photo and Video Highlight
  • Live Telecast
  • All teams, MVP and Skills Challenge Awardee featured articles at Powcast.net Sports Hub
The goal of Triple Threat Manila is to create various world-class opportunities for all Filipinos to contribute to the development of 3×3 Basketball in the Philippines and be recognized internationally. We believe that Filipino athletes have what it takes to go from the streets to the Olympics.

By participating in all TRIPLE THREAT MANILA, all participants will be given individualized profile page and will get a spot in the 3×3 Individual World Ranking on 3x3planet.com.

Additionally, the tournament’s results and players statistics are shiwcased on the same portal.
Triple Threat Manila, Pre-Season Tournament Prize:
  • Champion: Top Reversible Jersey for the next season of Triple Threat Manila, freebies, and Life-Sized Check
  • 2nd Runner-Up: Top Reversible Jersey for the next season of Triple Threat Manila, freebies, and Life-Sized Check
  • 3rd Runner-Up: Top Reversible Jersey for the next season of Triple Threat Manila and freebies
  • Skills Challenge Prize:
  • Champion: The winning representative of the team will get freebies for the whole team
The BASICS:
  • This the only Registration Portal for Triple Threat Manila Ultimate Showdown
  • Make sure you and your team have read and understood Pre-Tournament Agreement before registering (https://goo.gl/JeSmuq)
  • Only Team Captains should register on behalf of the team
  • Slots will be only be reserved upon sending all required documents to varxityorg@gmail.com
  • Registration ends on September 6, 2017
Team Roster and Player Eligibility:

Open Men – Competitive (18+)
  1. Each team shall consist of 4 players (3 players on the court and 1 substitute)
  2. Height/Highest Playing Experience Status: Only 1 player 6’0 and above or 1 former college varsity player
  3. Height average per team: N/A
  4. Collegiate Status: No current college varsity player
  5. High School Status: N/A
  6. Year Born 1999 and older
18 and Under Division
  1. Each team shall consist of 4 players (3 players on the court and 1 substitute
  2. Each player must be born on January 1, 2000 or later. Players must submit a proof of birth certificate
  3. Height average per team: No restrictions
  4. Collegiate Status: No restrictions
  5. High school/Grade school status: No restrictions
  6. Year Born 2000 to 2005 only
Before beginning your team registration, please be sure to gather the following information:
  1. Complete Name
  2. Email Address
  3. Cellphone Number
  4. Address
  5. Postal Code
  6. Job Title
  7. Company Organization
  8. Birth Date
  9. Age
  10. Height
  11. Team Name
  12. Playing Experience
  13. Team Representative for Skills Challenge
  14. Prepare Jersey Size and Number
  15. Getting Tshirt? Prepare sizes
Registration and Payment Options:

Option 1: Register Online and Pay Online (this portal)
  • Secured payment gateway is through Paypal by using your debit or credit card. You don’t need to create a Paypal account to complete this transaction.
Option 2: Register Online and Pay Offline (inclusive of Eventbrite and Paypal Charges)
  • During the “Check-out” under the Paypal Check out icon, choose “Other Payment Option” the small underlined link “Show”. Finally, click “Pay by Check”.
  • By choosing this option you agree to pay the exact bill generated from this portal inclusive of Eventbrite and Paypal’s fee, through Bank Deposit only. Find complete details at Registration Procedure (https://goo.gl/JeSmuq)

Jersey Size
Exclusive Event Dri Fit Shirt Size (P350)
*POSTING OF ORDERS AND PAYMENT OF EXCLUSIVE EVENT DRIFIT SHIRT IS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 ONLY.
FAQs

What are the requirements needed to send via email on or before September 6, 2017?

Proof of payment worth PHP 1,300.00 per player (+plus Eventbrite’s Fee and Paypal’s Charge)
Screenshot of all players’ any government ID/valid ID or birth certificate;
Screenshot of all players’ FIBA 3×3 account
One Email per team. Subject of Email: Team’s Name and Division
Attach all documents and email to varxityorg@gmail.com

What are the other requirements needed submit during Team Captain’s Orientation on September 9, 2017?

Hard copy of fully accomplished Pre-Tournament Agreement:
Pre-Tournament Agreement for 18 and Under Division (Year Born 2000 to 2005 only) https://goo.gl/ggVUeL
Pre-Tournament Agreement for Open Men Division (Year Born 1999 and older) https://goo.gl/Am7Qak
Do you have offline or meet-up registration and payment?
No offline or meet-up registration. Registration can only be made online, while payment can be made online via Paypal and offline via Bank Deposit or Fund transfer. You may check full details of registration procedure https://TTMShowdown.eventbrite.com

Where can I find all Tournament Documents for download?

Visit and download here: https://goo.gl/JeSmuq

How many games a team could have?

All teams will have 3 games during playoffs. The top 2 teams per pool will advance to Quarter Finals. Winners from Quarter Finals will advance to Semi-Finals knockout game, then off to Championship Game.

What’s the refund policy?

Once registered, no refunds will be given.

Is my registration fee transferrable?

No, registration fee is non-transferrable and non-refundable. No changes on the line-up can be made. Make sure that entries submitted are final.

Do I need to create my own 3x3planet account, what will happen if I don’t create one?

Yes. Please register here https://play.fiba3x3.com/. Afterwards, Triple Threat Manila will loop you in the FIBA event page. No FIBA Account, NO PLAY policy.
Is Triple Threat Manila sanctioned by Samahang Basketbolista ng Pilipinas (SBP)?
Application for associate membership on process

How can I contact Triple Threat Manila with any questions?

Email: varxityorg@gmail.com
Mobile: 0917.849.9816








The Much Awaited Triple Threat Manila 3×3 Ultimate Showdown has Arrived!

Triple Threat Manila Ultimate Showdown is the last part of the Baseline 3×3 Boot Camp turned to be a graduation developmental games for the campers and also for those who want to experience FIBA-endorsed 3×3 Basketball Tournament. 
The Triple Threat Manila Ultimate Showdown developmental games open to all males with two age categories:
– 18 Under (Year Born 2000 to 2005); and
– Open Men (Year Born 1999 and older)
Features of the Triple Threat Manila Ultimate Showdown:
– One (1) Triple Threat Manila 3×3 reversible top 
– Certificate of Participation
– FIBA’s Individual and Team World Ranking and Statistics
– Photo and Video Highlight
– Live Telecast
– All teams, MVP and Skills Challenge Awardee featured articles at Powcast.net Sports Hub
Visit www.TTMShowdown.eventbrite.com to secure a slot NOW!

Kicks and Cause: Shoefiend Los Angeles’ Owner Talks About The Sneaker Scene

So what role does the sneaker game play in our community? Does it really help us become more inspired to grind hard to get what we really want in life like fashion and stuffs we didn’t get to have when we were young? Or is it just for flexin? How does the American sneaker scene influences the Pinoy sneaker fashion? These are the questions that typical people have in mind and we’re lucky that we had a chance to somehow clear the smoke and enlighten the minds of these people who believe that sneaker game is just a fashion.

Earl John Verzo, owner (CEO) of SHOEFIEND LOS ANGELES one of the most trusted sneaker dealers in the US and in the Philippines and also the trusted reseller of Pinoy Celebrities like Vice Ganda, Vhong Navarro, Teddy Corpuz and many more, gave us some words to actually explain how diverse the sneaker game is and how he and the brand that he represents overcome some challenges and how they give back to the community, proving that wearing something that looks good on feet doesn’t mean you just wanted to flex and show off but it is to inspire the people around you and educate these innocent minds about the Sneaker Game.

For a guy who spent most of his life collecting sneakers in the Philippines and in the US, we asked EJ about the difference between the sneaker scene abroad and locally.

“The difference would be the extravagant shoe collections in the US. There is nothing like it compared to what the Philippines has to offer. Numerous selections and variety of shoes. hands down US  still has the best sneaker scene World Wide. But the Philippines has the potential to match that because Filipinos are hard working and ambitious 40% of the sneakerheads on the events are Filipino. Imagine bumping to a filipino sneakerhead every 5 minutes. Trust me we’re getting there. “

With the wide range of available varieties in the US, I must agree that they’ve got the best sneaker culture in the world but like what EJ said, Filipinos are everywhere and I won’t be surprised if one day we’ll be recognized as one of the world’s biggest sneaker community, maybe not the top but being known as one of them is something to be proud of.

One more question that we asked EJ is, how he and his brand overcome challenges like explaining to people that sneakergame is not pure luxury.

Powcast.net : “How hard it is to change the mentality of other people who are not into sneakers and looks at sneakerheads as luxurious individuals? “

“It’s quite challenging because you’re selling an idea that you believe in and most people don’t see that vision. Empathize with them, Let them have a glimpse of your life. show them your love and desire, establish to the people that what you wear reflects who you are as a person. Let them know that the first thing a person will notice are your shoes, make them realize that its not all about the luxury of shoes. It involves meeting new people who shares the same interest as you. A community, a family. The key ingredient is consistency and persistence, Influence them.” Mr. Verzo explained.

How does this brand actually helps the community? Is ShoeFiend LA your typical sneakers dealer? We asked the brand CEO Mr. Verzo about the things they do to pass on the inspiration to other people and how important it is for them to give back to the people around them by practicing the brand’s “Shoefiend LA Mentality”.

“We give back to the community by Inspiring people thru words and actions. We use the #shoefiendlamentality.
This is how you can turn negativity into positive and it’s satisfying to see a person being inspired
Whenever I see people who really appreciates the shoe culture I tend to give in to that emotional state.
Two weeks ago a friend of my uncle stayed at our house, he was a tall Indonesian basketball player. We shared the same passion for basketball and was able to talk about his love for the shoes as well, It is essential when you play basketball. Which led to us talking about my shoe collection. I gave him the opportunity to witness my collection and saw excitement in his eyes. I eventually end up giving him a limited edition Shoe for a have the price because I felt that he deserved it.
Another way we give back is by posting positive way of thinking that will help you achieve your desire and goals in life that will boost determination.
We also hand out toys to the street children on Christmas Eve. Along with my Brother In law who runs a local clothing brand prime wear. 
Furthermore letting them understand that Shoe Fiend Los Angeles is more than just a brand. It’s a life style.” SFLA said.

Well, there you go. It is not all about showing off for this brand, it is to inspire people that if you work hard, you’ll eventually get what you want and deserve while getting other people involved and inspired to do more too. Earl John Verzo, one perfect example of a sneaker enthusiast turned businessman who inspires people with his brand’s #ShoeFiendLAMentality.

Check out their social media accounts:
https://www.facebook.com/ShoeFiendLA/
https://www.instagram.com/shoefiendla/

Coach Mark Solano of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Supports Baseline 3×3 Boot Camp

(BASELINE) Triple Threat Manila is organized by Varxity Org who envisions the development of a world – class Filipino athletes. Headed by Kriza Cawan, who wants to provide not just games but also to educate young Filipino’s around the nation the importance of building a holistic program for our future athletes. In this event, BASELINE they will teach you not the skills and the rules of playing the 3×3 basketball, but they will help you understand and realized the importance of PREPARATION.

Join us for the TRIPLE THREAT MANILA’S BASELINE, a three Saturday nights 3×3 Basketball Boot Camp starting September 2!

25 teams. 100 players. 3 nights of 3×3 Boot Camp. 3 nights of exciting FIBA-endorsed Tune-up games!
Grab some friends, put together a team or join as an individual to learn a new sport or enhance your skills to be a well-rounded 3×3 player on and off the court!

Baseline, A 3×3 Basketball Boot Camp by Triple Threat Manila


Coach Mark Solano of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas explains how important preparation is in playing 3×3 Basketball.

Former PBA Asst Coach John Ramirez for Triple Threat Manila 3×3 Boot Camp

Join us for the TRIPLE THREAT MANILA’S BASELINE, a three Saturday nights 3×3 Basketball Boot Camp starting September 2!
25 teams. 100 players. 3 nights of 3×3 Boot Camp. 3 nights of exciting FIBA-endorsed Tune-up games!
Grab some friends, put together a team or join as an individual to learn a new sport or enhance your skills to be a well-rounded 3×3 player on and off the court!
The Head Coach of Baseline 3×3 Boot Camp, Coach John Ramirez. A former PBA Assistant Coach, Pro-Athlete and a Multi-Awarded Coach


Baseline, A 3×3 Basketball Boot Camp by Triple Threat Manila!





Coach John Ramirez of 3×3 Boot Camp on Competing at the Highest Level

Join us for the TRIPLE THREAT MANILA’S BASELINE, a three Saturday nights 3×3 Basketball Boot Camp starting September 2!
25 teams. 100 players. 3 nights of 3×3 Boot Camp. 3 nights of exciting FIBA-endorsed Tune-up games!
Grab some friends, put together a team or join as an individual to learn a new sport or enhance your skills to be a well-rounded 3×3 player on and off the court!
Head Coach John Ramirez of Baseline 3×3 Boot Camp speaks on how the camp will help you prepare to compete at the highest level


Baseline, A 3×3 Basketball Boot Camp by Triple Threat Manila


Joco Macasaet of UST Growling Tigers Supports Triple Threat Manila Baseline 3×3 Boot Camp

Join us for the TRIPLE THREAT MANILA’S BASELINE, a three Saturday nights 3×3 Basketball Boot Camp starting September 2!

25 teams. 100 players. 3 nights of 3×3 Boot Camp. 3 nights of exciting FIBA-endorsed Tune-up games!

Grab some friends, put together a team or join as an individual to learn a new sport or enhance your skills to be a well-rounded 3×3 player on and off the court!

  
Joco Macasaet of UST Growling Tigers, endorsing the quality of the Strength and Conditioning program of Coach Paolo Tejuco for Baseline 3×3 Boot Camp.

Baseline, A 3×3 Basketball Boot Camp by Triple Threat Manila


Coach Paolo Tejuco for Triple Threat Manila Baseline 3×3 Boot Camp

Coach Paolo Tejuco, Baseline’s Strength and Conditioning Coach speaks about one of the most neglected part of any training program.

Warm up.

Just like what Coach Paolo said, warming up is very important as it’s purpose is to prepare one’s body for physical activity. It should help increase body temperature, heart rate and breathing rate. Warm up generally also helps you mentally prepare for exercise.

Baseline, A 3×3 Basketball Boot Camp by Triple Threat Manila


BASELINE .. A STARTING POINT

(BASELINE) Triple Threat Manila is organized by Varxity Org who envisions the development of a world – class Filipino athletes. Headed by Kriza Cawan, who wants to provide not just games but also to educate young Filipino’s around the nation the importance of building a holistic program for our future athletes. In this event, BASELINE they will teach you not the skills and the rules of playing the 3×3 basketball, but they will help you understand and realized the importance of PREPARATION.
PREPARATION: according to WEBSTER dictionary it means the action or process of making something ready for use or service or of getting ready for some occasion, test, or duty.
An action or process, that sounds big. Everyone needs to prepare in any aspect of life. Not just on sports, but in everyday life. In this case, coach Paolo (yours truly) and coach Kriza shares the same drive to inform players (and the future) that educating them in the early stage in crucial to their future.
WARM – UP…  By far the most underrated part of every training program, aside from the periodization, warm – up plays a key role in preparing ourselves in engaging to any physical activity. A lot of studies have been done all over the world in doing the warm up the right way. One study by our very own countrymen coach Jeffrey Pagaduan, CSCS in regards to Warm Up protocols, revealed that  a general warm-up and a general warm-up with dynamic stretching posted the greatest gains among all interventions. On the other hand, no warm-up and passive static stretching displayed the least results in countermovement jump performance. In conclusion, countermovement jump performance preceded by a general warm-up or a general warm-up with dynamic stretching posted superior gains in countermovement jump performance (Pagaduan 2012).
Take a good read at the abstract, at some point in there it is better to have a warm – up than no warm up at all. And the least they used in preparation is the common static stretching which is known world wide. It is like, when someone said “Have your warm-up.” Static Stretching is the first thing in mind for them to do. Although it has an improvement in our body. However, other forms of warm – up have showed significant improvement in athletic performance. Of course… COOL DOWN is also important as a WARM – UP. We want our body to recover efficiently after a series of bouts.
THIS is what the BASELINE is all about. A STARTING POINT. We will show and teach you how it is done. We will start of with an warm up program called FIFA 11+ it is developed by FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre(F-MARC) , the programme was based on a randomised controlled study and one countrywide campaign in amateur football that significantly reduced injuries and healthcare costs. Since the FIFA 11+ launch, key publications have confirmed the preventive effects of the programme and have evaluated its performance effects in female as well as male amateur football players. Furthermore, implementation strategies of this prevention programme have also been studied. The goal of this narrative review was to summarise the available scientific evidence about the FIFA 11+ programme. While FIFA continues to disseminate and implement FIFA 11+ among its Member Associations, adaptations of the injury prevention programme for children and referees have been developed and are currently being evaluated (Bizzini 2012) and it is not just used in FOOTBALL, but also in BASKETBALL.
Published by Longo et. al (2012) During the 9-month season, 23 (19%) of the 121 players included in the study sustained a total of 31 injuries (14 in the intervention group and 17 in the control group). In the intervention group, injury rates per 1000 athlete-exposures were lower than those in the control group, with statistical significance, for overall injuries (0.95 vs 2.16; P = .0004), training injuries (0.14 vs 0.76; P = .007), lower extremity injuries (0.68 vs 1.4; P = .022), acute injuries (0.61 vs 1.91; P < .0001), and severe injuries (0 vs 0.51; P = .004). The intervention group also had statistically significant lower injury rates for trunk (0.07 vs 0.51; P = .013), leg (0 vs 0.38; P = .007), and hip and groin (0 vs 0.25; P = .023) compared with the control group. There was no statistically significant difference in match injuries, knee injuries, ankle injuries, and overuse injuries between 2 groups. The most frequent acute injury diagnoses were ligament sprains (0.41 and 0.38 in the intervention and control groups, respectively; P < .006) and contractures (0.76 and 0.07 in the control and intervention groups, respectively; P < .003).
ALL IN ALL Conclusion: The FIFA 11+ warm-up program is effective in reducing the rates of injuries in elite male basketball players.
This warm – up will help our athletes to at least follow a certain process of warming up that could help them improve their athletic performance and learning for the long term athletic development.
REFERENCES:
THE EFFECT OF VARIOUS WARM – UP PROTOCOLS ON JUMP PERFORMANCE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3588691/
The Impact of the FIFA 11+ Training Program on Injury Prevention in Football Players: A Systematic Review – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4245655/
Implementation of the FIFA 11+ football warm up program: How to approach and convince the Football associations to invest in prevention – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3717809/
The FIFA 11+ Program Is Effective in Preventing Injuries in Elite Male Basketball Players – http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0363546512438761
FIFA 11+: an effective programme to prevent football injuries in various player groups worldwide—a narrative review- http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/49/9/577


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Audience of One Joins Triple Threat Community

Audience of One Joins Triple Threat Community

Triple Threat Manila (TTM) forges partnership with Audience Of One Skills Academy-QC to reach greater heights for grassroots basketball program.
Kriza Cawan, Founder of Triple Threat Manila forges partnership to support the Community Basketball of Audience of One Basketball Academy founded by Coach Mon Casuga.
TTM donated two Wilson Sports PH 3×3 Basketball in preparation for their 3×3 U18 and U15 NCR National Qualifying Tournaments.
This Community Basketball is composed of 250+ kids and youth from different parts of Quezon City and nearby cities not only to play and learn basketball on a regular basis, but primarily to use the platform of sports to “Teach one, each one to play for the Audience of One”.
Coach Mon Casuga will also be expected to speak on The Baseline Camp, the 1st 3×3 Boot Camp project of Triple Threat Manila happening on Sept 2, 2017 at Ateneo de Manila University.
Triple Threat Manila’s Commissioner Michael Franc Fresnoza and Volunteer’s Management Head Macy Fresnoza also are strong supporters of the AO1’s Community Basketball since 2014.
For more info please visit our site at http://www.TTMBaseline.eventbrite.com.

My Internship Journey: Junior Writer Rica Sanglay (An Intern’s Experience at Powcast)

One thing I’ve learned in my internship at Powcast was that, great experiences come when you get out of your comfort zone. Shyness won’t help us exceed our capabilities. It doesn’t enhance our skills. And it doesn’t allow us to nurture our inner talents. That’s why this internship taught me to grab every single opportunity along the way. No matter what it is, or where it is, I know that I will learn something from it.
Since Powcast.net is a blogsite which is all about sports, Mr. Paulo Salud or what we call him Sir Pow, the CEO and founder of Powcast, required us to write articles and had us attend various events regarding sports. He is very generous to interns like me. Even though he barely knows me, and he doesn’t have a single idea about my capabilities, he still let me experience the things which was way beyond my expectations.
Trusting me to cover events and interview big names in the sports industry was very surreal and a confidence booster experience for a timid girl like me. I remembered my first time talking to Sir Pow and he asked me about my weaknesses. One of my answers was that, I’m having a hard time pronouncing the words that contains letter S and R. And that’s why I told him that I prefer writing rather than reporting or talking.
But I think Sir Pow has something else in mind. He asked me to do a short reporting for the highlights of an event that me and my fellow interns went to. I wish I could say no at that moment, because reporting isn’t really my thing. But even if I was turning pale because of too much nervousness, I still decided to go for it because one thought came in to my mind that moment. If my boss believes that I can, why shouldn’t I? So I stood up, memorized the script he gave me and reported it afterwards. Even if I looked stiff and uncomfortable, I am still very happy because I did it.
Aside from events, Sir Pow also assigned me to write articles about trades and gossips in NBA and the results of each game in PBA. I know I’ve said before that I am into writing. Yes I am, given that it is my course in college, I’ve also been doing it since primary school.
But, there will always be a BUT. Sports writing isn’t my forte. I’m more like into feature and editorial writing. That is why sports writing is really a challenge for me.
I realized that I have to step up if I want to excel and try something new. From then, I followed what sir Pow told me. To read a lot about my assigned sports because it will help me big time and make things easier. I found myself really into it, like I worked my ass off and read every book, blog and article regarding the terminologies used in sports writing just to produce well-written articles. And at the end of day, I know all my efforts paid off.  Because my best reward was seeing my write-ups published online with thousands of views. It was indeed a very surreal and overwhelming feeling for me.
My internship at Powcast has come to an end. But the lesson I’ve learned and moments I have experienced will surely be remembered and treasured, always. Thank you so much to Sir Pow and Ma’am Chance for being so kind. Thank you for letting us experience those great opportunities. I would like to express my deepest gratitude and respect for the both of you. And oh! I would also want to apologize for being not so responsive online. It’s because of my unstable internet connection. Sorry Sir and Ma’am. But I assure you that I have read every single thing. Forever grateful that I’ve been an intern at Powcast.
Thank you, more power and God bless always.
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This was some of the events I covered during my internship at Powcast.Net
A blurred picture (thanks to the shaky hands of my partner, Patrick) of me with the main event champion, John Joseph Tabang of Balikatan 19 – Road to Redemption at Hybrid Yaw-Yan Training Center in Annapolis, Cubao, Quezon City.
It was my first time watching an MMA fight up close. I badly want to scream out loud and tell them to STOP. I can’t even watch it for a minute straight. I’m really really nervous that time. And to my surprise, I was assigned to take pictures. And taking pictures mean I need to go to the ring side to have some great shots. Believe it or not. But I did it. It was scary at first but I enjoyed it afterwards.
A picture with Mr. Andre Esswein. He’s a very handsome football player, and he’s from Davao Aguilas FC. 
Taken at Color Manila Run press conference. It was really hands down fun!
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You are welcome to join us!
If you want to be an intern, a writer,  a journalist, a photographer or a social media specialist, please send an email with your resume and a sample of your work at inquiry@powcast.net. 

My Valuable Experience As a Trainee (An Intern’s Experience at Powcast)

Being a trainee at Powcast.net is really something to treasure about.

During my stint with Powcast, I have been given the chance to interview different well known personalities in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Boxing and Football like Gegard Mousasi and Mr. Mike Ochosa and also I personally met basketball and volleyball players Enes Kanter, Dikembe Mutombo, Elfrid Payton, Mika Reyes, Jaja Santiago and etc.

My first event was the Ferlenski International Boxing. I was so excited at that time because it was my first time to watch boxing live. I met the Games and Amusement (GAB) Chairman Sir. Baham Mitra in the GAB press con, watched a football game between UST and Hongkong football team. I also served as a videographer at the Color Manila launching event, the Blacklight Tour. Covering events gave you the awesome privilege to witness everything media is and everything they do.

It was the most unforgettable experience. It’s also such an eye opener to the career I chose. I realize that being a media person has big responsibilities, but to be in that moment gives me a different feeling… shy and nervous? Yes I am, but despite that, the feeling of being in the field, the feeling of appreciation for those media practitioners matter the most.

My experience made me realize that being a journalist, you should be prepared for everything your job wants you to be. It’s hard? Yeah, nothing is easy, just do the best in everything. The satisfaction and enjoyment plus the wonderful people I’ve met during my entire internship are really one of a kind.
The reality starts when you’re ready to be the one you’ve worked for years.



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You are welcome to join us!
If you want to be an intern, a writer,  a journalist, a photographer or a social media specialist, please send an email with your resume and a sample of your work at inquiry@powcast.net. 

Curiosity Builds the Cat: My OJT Story (An Intern’s Experience at Powcast)

They say life is about making choices, choices that can shape you or otherwise the one which will give you a lesson at the end. However, others say that life cannot be lived only inside a box that you’ll just get around with all through your life.
In my case, I’m that curious cat who jumped out of my comfort zone the moment I have decided and chose Powcast.net as my first step to achieving my 300-hour goal in lieu to fulfill the requirements of a graduating student.
I’m not a sports person. I really hate sports actually. I’m not the sporty nor the physically fit type to perform sports and I hated Physical Education in school. Even though I grew up watching my three big bros when they play basketball, I was just really there to support them and had not really inclined myself on learning the system.
It felt like a big risk that I needed to compose and ask myself first over a million times if I will continue pursuing this company. Because I know that I need to have so much confidence in entering this kind of job.  But I realized that this maybe the way towards a better version of myself, and at least for once I needed to make a life decision on my own, so why not give it a shot?
From that day forward, the moment when Sir Pow presented Powcast’s mission and vision to us and what it is all about, the events that we will be going to cover and attend to and the perks that we might get from this company, I got a little bit excited and somehow frightened. I finally stood up for myself and started to embody the system and tried to really absorb what it is I am entering. I secretly cheered and told myself “I know you can, yes you can! Go Girl!”
I never imagined myself interviewing someone who I just met and make the conversation become a spontaneous one.

I never imagined myself having the guts to approach a a person with a high stature.

I never imagined myself covering 3 events all just in one day with different locations without getting tired.

I never imagined myself being in line with the best sports photographers in the Philippines.

I never imagined myself writing a boxing article.

I never imagined myself dealing with Philippines most known basketball enthusiasts.

And lastly,

I never imagined trusting myself, making choices, make the most of everything and have done all of this by a simple: “You can do it.” Because somehow, sometime I used to be a dependent scared cat before Powcast came into my life.
I will surely never forget how this company molded me to become a better version of myself.
I will surely miss those sleepless nights and unlimited coffees just to finish my article.
I am going to miss those “Watch this video and make an article about it”.
Sir Pow’s “Please give updates every time you are in an event for people to know you were there”
Ma’am Chance’s never ending patience for my grammatical mistakes and unformed sentences.
Kuya Ian Genada’s  “Don’t call me KUYA, coz we are just about the same age”.
Sir Euge’s advises, Sir Yanyan’s approachable personality and lastly, Sir Aldrin’s thoughtfulness.
We may not have had enough time to meet the other members of this team but for sure they are as cool as everybody else and still hoping to meet them someday.
To Sir Paulo “Pow” Salud, thank you for making my internship story a thrilling, exciting, and an unforgettable one. It was truly worthwhile. You have a huge part of who am I today. Kudos to you and your team.
At the end, I have just realized that Powcast.net is the risk that I’ll always take if given another chance.

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