Under Armour Unveils Brand House in Cebu

Performance footwear, sports gear and apparel innovator Under Armour (UA) continues to expand its reach in the Philippines with the opening of a brand house in Cebu City on May 22.
The first in southern Philippines, the 164 square-meter UA brand house is conveniently located on the ground level of Ayala Center Cebu.  This ups the number of exclusive UA outlets in the Philippines to four, further underscoring the importance of the country as growth area for the Baltimore-headquartered firm.  Customers can browse and purchase a range of innovative, quality merchandise the company has been famous for since its inception 20 years ago.
“We are extremely grateful for, and humbled by, the incredibly warm reception from our Filipino customers.  We believe that UA’s success is a direct offshoot of the worldwide trend toward an active lifestyle, and how the brand values reflected in our products have successfully promoted such,” said Triple Pte. Ltd. CEO Michael Binger.  The company holds the exclusive distribution rights for UA across Southeast Asia.  “During his visit to the Philippines, UA founder, chairman, CEO Kevin Plank had described Asia Pacific as one of the linchpins for truly defining UA as global brand.  indeed, our upward business trajectory here exemplifies that, and increasing our presence should further enable it,” he added.
Highlighting the opening of UA’s new brand house is the Armour Challenge – open to male and female participants, aged 18 years old and above on a first-come-first-served basis.  The competition, to be held at the Ayala Center Cebu’s Activity Center, consists of three physical challenges:  mountain climbers, squats, and burpees.  The fastest to complete the exercises will win a UA tank or sleeveless top and a discount coupon.  All other participants automatically receive discount coupons as well.  Famous husband- and-wife fitness coaches and UA brand ambassador Jim and Toni Saret will be on hand to give valuable fitness and training advice to participants and the general public.  A former national athlete, Jim was educated here and in the US on sports science and is the founder and training director of APEX (Athletic Performance Enhancement) Sports Training Inc.  Like Toni, he was one of the trainers in the Biggest Loser Philippines television program.  The two presently host MetaBEATS, a fitness show on the Lifestyle Channel.
Interested participants can send their full name and mobile number to ua.instoremarketing@benchtm.com.  Slots are limited.  More details will be e-mailed to registrants.
Under Armour’s other brand houses are located at BGC, Megamall and UP Town Center.  Also available in multi-branded sports houses, such as Tobys, OV, Planet Sports, Rustan’s and major stores in key cities.  Visit www.underarmour.com.ph for more information.
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World Vision Run 2016

Now on its 5th year, World Vision Run in cooperation with Runrio offers a bigger and more fun-filled activities for the whole family. This event will be held on June 26, 2016 at the Blue Bay Walk in Pasay City with race categories of 3k, 5k, 10k 21k, and a 500-meter dash for kids.
World Vision Run is an annual charity event that promotes healthy lifestyle through running, while also raising funds to help secure a better future for thousands of Filipino children. When you run for World Vision, you’re not just running for your own health, but for children.
HERE ARE THE RACE DETAILS:
EVENT DATE:  Sunday, 26 June 2016
TIME: 3:00am to 9:30am
RACE ORGANIZER:  RunRio Inc.
START AND END POINT:  Blue Bay Walk, Pasay City.
BENEFICIARY:  World Vision
REGISTRATION FEES AND INCLUSIONS:

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RACE BIBS


Registration period:
ON-LINE REGISTRATION:
April 18 to June 12, 2016
IN-STORE REGISTRATION:
May 16 to June 19,  2016
REGISTRATION SITES:

REMINDERS:
  • Race kits may run out before the last day of registration, therefore registration may end earlier than announced deadline.
  • Tech Shirt size and color availability will be on a first come first serve basis.
  • A timing device will be used by all participants during the race.
  • Parents or guardians who want to accompany their child needs to register for the 3K category.

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DZMM Takbo Para Sa Pamilyang Pilipino 2016

DZMM Radyo Patrol 360 in cooperation with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya and Runrio Inc will be hosting their yearly running event this coming May 29, 2016 at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila tagged as “Takbo Para Sa Pamilyang Pilipino.”  DZMM Takbo has been organizing this running event since 2011, aiming to help DZMM’s scholars from Ondoy, Sendong and Habagat-affected areas which was tagged then as “Takbo Para sa Karunungan.”  This 2016, it continues to run with the theme “Takbo Para sa Pamilyang Pilipino” with the goal of seeing all 75 DZMM Scholars finish their elementary education.

The event includes 4 race categories, 3K, 5K, 10K and 21K.  Online registration has started last April 1 until May 15 and you can register here.  In-store registration started last April 15 until May 22 at RUNNR Store BHS and Trinoma, Toby’s Shangri-la Mall and Mall of Asia, and also in ABS-CBN Tulong Center.  Discounts will be given to Senior Citizens and also to students.

For more details, visit their official website.

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Presenting the Alaska’s Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars 2016

After weeks and months of conducting Alaska Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Regional Selection to pick the best of the best from Baguio, Davao, Cebu and Manila, the top 50 boys and 24 girls from each regions were advanced to the final selection stage in National Training Camp at The Don Bosco  Makati on April 22-24.  During the 3 days, they were individually scored on how they play and how they applied what they have learned.  In the morning of day 3, twenty girls and 20 boys were chosen and grouped to play the final game.  And after the Adrenaline-boosted game, 10 boys and 5 girls were chosen to be the Alaska Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars 2015.
HERE ARE THE WINNERS:
FEMALE ALL-STAR
  1. CEBU – Darlene Regasajo
  2. CEBU – Florence Jil Talas
  3. MANILA – Ma. Cecilia Quilenderino
  4. DAVAO – Rozie Amatong
  5. DAVAO – Aloha Marie Betanio
MALE ALL-STARS
  1. POWERCAMP – Julian Alfonso Jugo
  2. CEBU – Fritz Felix Valencia
  3. CEBU – Harold Alarcon
  4. POWERCAMP – Isaiah Miguel Blanco (son of Dondon Hontiveros)
  5. BAGUIO – Ric Ozner Gatuz
  6. MANILA – Andrei Philip Lechoncito
  7. CEBU – Tracy Carl Dadang
  8. MANILA – Jearico Nunez
  9. MANILA – Miguel Rey Luis Tan
  10. MANILA – Kai Zachary Sotto (son of Ervin Sotto)
The All-Star Team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia.
Special awards were also given to boys and girls who exude exemplary characteristics.  Top male and female coaches were also picked. 
Here is the complete list:
COACHES OF THE YEAR:
FEMALE:
PASIG – Arayi Ewon
MALE:
DAVAO – Elegino Chollo
RISING STAR:
FEMALE:  Carly Monreal
MALE:  Victorino Torres III
HUSTLE AWARD:
FEMALE:  Kate Buenaventura
MALE:  Jericho Ross Paglinawan
ALL-STAR PLAYER OF THE GAME
FEMALE:  Aloha Marie Betanio
MALE:  Tracy Carl Dadang
SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD:
FEMALE:  Imee Claire Matas
MALE:  Alfonso Candari
ALASKA AMBASSADOR:
FEMALE:  Rozie Amatong
MALE:  Julian Alfonso Jugo
NTC MVP:
FEMALE:  Florence Jil Talas
MALE:  Kai Zachary Sotto
More than 36,00 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007.  The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.
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Top running groups in the city get a #boost

adidas hosts the first and biggest running community meet in the country to date with #BoostManila

Manila, Philippines – adidas Philippines partners with top running communities from all over the metro for #BoostManila. Dubbed as the first and biggest running community meet in the country to date, #BoostManila brings together running communities from all parts of the city.
Leading the pack from the north is running group Run365ph along with Ayala Triads from Makati, Philippine Titans from Pasig, Urban Runners from BGC/Taguig, and all the way from the south, Snail Runners from Alabang.

adidas ambassadors, Team Pangilinan also came to join their fellow runners during the event. From L-R: Donny, Benj, Maricel, Ella, and Anthony.
“Running has gotten quite big in the country and this is a category that we want to  focus on this year,” begins Jen Dacasin, Brand Communications and Sports Marketing Manager of adidas Philippines. “Tonight, we are joined with around a hundred runners from different parts of the city. It is important for us to go grassroots for running and be present amongst these active running communities by letting them know that we want to give them that boost by allowing them to not just learn about our products but most importantly experience them as well,” ends Dacasin.


Last year, adidas first unveild ‘the greatest running shoe ever’, the Ultra BOOST shoes. Developed with the top runners in mind, the Ultra BOOST was designed with energized cushioning for your best run ever. This is just one of the many products adidas has developed for the dedicated runner.

Top runners from each group were given adidas pairs to test out during the event.

Adidas aims to build a community of runners who will further influence more to get into the sport. Running along the said communities and part of the adidas roster are Team Gotta, Team Pangilinan, and triathlete Claire Adorna, who bagged the first gold medal for the Philippines during the 2015 SEA Games. 





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Alaska advocates a healthy and active lifestyle with its summer Alaska Power Camps

Alaska Milk Corporation is always committed to help provide proper nutrition and promote an active lifestyle.  And every summer, Alaska gathers basketball, football and volleyball enthusiasts through its Alaska Power Camps.  The summer sports program inspires both girls and boys to engage in sports.  Through the those camps kids do not only improve their talent but also acquire proper skills development and formation of the Power Camp values of discipline, determination, hardwork, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Distinguished Philippine sports icons will lead the Alaska Power Camps.  First, Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) legend and Alaska Aces assistant coach Jeffrey Cariaso will lead a team of basketball coaches.  Second, former professional football player and currently Alaska Footbal Power Camp Project Director and Alabang Football School, Makati Football School Director, Tomas Lozano will lead the Alaska Football Power Camp.  Lastly, Philippine Super Liga volleyball player and formet De La Salle University Lady Spiker star volleyball player, Michele Gumabao, will lead a team of volleyball experts in teaching aspiring young girls in the Alaska Volleyball Power Camp.

Here are the details for Power Camps:

Alaska continues to encourage children to go out and play by participating in various Alaska sports programs like Alaska Power Camp.  For general information about Alaska Milk Corporation visit  www.alaskamilk.com, for more information about Alaska Milk Corporation Sports Program, visit www.playph.com,  Facebook: www.facebook.com/PlayPH; twitter @playph; instagram: @alaskaplayph.

For more information about Alaska Power Camp, please visit http://www.alaskapowercamp.com

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Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska search for best basketball players’ continues in Manila

The lucky boys and girls who will represent Manila at the National Training Camp on April 23-24

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska continues its search for the best basketball players in the country when it held its last Regional Selection Camp at the Don Bosco Institute, Makati last April 9 and 10.
Boys and girls joined the search for the ten best boy and five best girl basketball players who will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There is also a search for the boy and girl coaches who will handle the two teams.

Here is the list of the qualified participants for the NTC:
Girls (8)
Dianne Camille Nolasco
Lalaine Gonzales
Carley Monreal
Lindsey Nacional
Magda Lioui Flores
Ma. Cecilia Quilenderino
Princess Marie Villarin
Jonalyn Bongalos
Boys (16)
Mark Glenn Gabon
Luis Gabriel Aguila
Anjelo Raphael Argente
Jhondhel Austria
Jearico Nunez
Kai Zachary Sotto
Andrei Philip Lechoncito
Mark Nicole Lucban
Reich Randell Villegas
Prince Junnel De Belen
Pauloh Villarin
Patrick Lance Inting
Jericho Ross Paglinawan
Miguel Rey Luis Tan
Devon Dein Diez
Russel Ducanes

The All-Star Team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers. 
 
The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.

“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director. 

The 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed that three out of ten children aged 5-10 years were underweight while eight out of one hundred children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today. 
The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action. Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.
This year’s program started with the tip-off at in the same venue last Jan. 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, will run in April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite. 
Other than Manila, the Regional Selection Camps were also held at Davao City, Cebu City and Baguio City.  The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.
NBA and WNBA players or legends will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars.
More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.
The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. 

For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska please visit http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines, http://www.alaskamilk.com, and   http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball.  For live updates log on to www.alaskaplayph.com follow us on FB, IG and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.
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National Geographic Earth Day Run 2016 Takes Environmental Race to Five Countries

One of the biggest running events in the Philippines, the National Geographic Channel’s Earth Day Run, will be going international when it marks its 7th year on April 17, 2016.  The event will be happening simultaneously for the first time in 5 cities across the region: Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tai Chung, and Manila.
The event has been consistently helping in promoting sustainable living and supporting environmental advocacy utilizing the popular platform of running for 7 years.  This year, in combination of thousands of registered runners from the other countries, Earth Day Run 2016 will be the largest collection of running Eco Warriors in the history of the race.
The beneficiaries of this event are the following:
ENDANGERED SPECIES CONSERVATION – Irrawaddy Dolphin research and conservation in Malampaya Sound, Palawan. These dolphins are critically endangered in the country, with as few as 40 left in Malampaya Sound, Palawan.
CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTION – The Earth Hour or ‘Gift of Life’ village in Monreal, Masbate is a showcase of WWF solutions. Local villages will receive portable solar lamps, while being trained to construct ‘vertical gardens’ and ferro-cement rainwater harvesters.
WATER – Reforestation efforts for the Ipo Watershed in Bulacan, which supplies Metro Manila with fresh water.
OCEANS – Marine Protected Area (MPA) and coral reef conservation in Apo Reef in Occidental Mindoro.  Apo Reef is Asia’s largest reef and among the most productive marine systems on Earth.
Earth Day Run will be held on April 17, 2016 that will traverse the race route of Bonifacio Global City and McKinley West.  Race categories of this event includes 5k, 10k 21k, and 42k.  Earth Day Run 2016 expects to register 20,000 runners this year and slots are open via online and in-store registrations from March 1 – March 31, 2016 and racekit claiming will start on April 9 – April 11 at SM Aura.
SM Aura In-store registration venue
Race inclusions
Singlets
21k and 42k finisher shirt

finisher medals
For registration and full race details, read HERE
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So, let’s go guys!  Join me on April 17, 2016.  Let’s run and help save the earth.  See you there guys!
Last year NatGeo’s Earth Run
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Top Coach Launches Triathlon Program for All

photo credit to Trimac Coaching
One of the country’s top triathlon coaches, Jojo Macalintal, will launch a curriculum for beginner, intermediate and advance triathletes in a bid to complement the country’s campaign to send Filipino triathletes to future Olympic Games.
There will be a three-month program for each category where participants are prepared according to their fitness levels, Macalintal, owner and founder of Trimac Coaching, announced during the launch of the program at Earth Kitchen in Bonifacio Global City on Friday.
The program begins on April 4 at the AS parking lot in at the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City.
Popularly known in the triathlon community as Coach Jomac, Macalintal has 18 years of experience in triathlon coaching and competition. Coach Jomac has been in every nook and cranny of the sport as competitor, coach and oprganizer.


‘‘As local triathlon grows, Trimac would like to extend its knowledge to help provide solid basic skills and hone talents,’’ Macalintal said during the press launch. Macalintal has coached scores of triathletes in all levels and ages — from beginners to elite and national athletes and from youngsters to seniors.
The program can accommodate affiliated and non-affiliated triathletes who wish to improve. Assisted by a pool of coaches, Macalintal will not only train beginners and turn them into triathletes; he will also train triathletes to be more competitive.
‘ ‘Anyone can be a triathlete. Kids, students, housewives and mothers, and office workers and even whole families who aim just to be physically fit can swim, bike and run any distance, from sprints and mini-sprints to Olympic and Ironman distances under a good triathlon coach with a good program,”Macalintal said.
If they wish to, trainees may qualify as members of Team Trimac, one of the oldest and most active triathlon teams in the country.
Macalintal is certified as coach by the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and was selected Coach of the Year twice, in 2011 and 2012, by the swimbikerun.ph, the country’s most popular multisport website. His team Trimac was Triathlon Team of the Year in 2011 and his program continues to churn out top-level age-group and elite and youth triathletes.
Also a certified spinning and TRX instructor, Macalintal also turned promising youths into national pool triathletes under the pioneering Trimac Kids program. Currently, he overseas the grassroots Batang Tri program, which trains poor but promising youths under the sponsorship of Seafood Island with the support of other sponsors like Brooks Running.
Trimac Coaching hopes to help a lot of newcomers at the sport with this program. After observing the impressive performances of youngsters in the IronKids part of the recent Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 Triathlon in Subic last weekend, Macalintal said it won’t be long before the country’s ever-growing triathlon community will produce a competitor who will compete in the Olympic Games.
 Interested applicants can contact us through 09158947693 or at 09778236529 or drop a message to Coach Jojo Macalintal at Facebook.

Corporate supporters of the program are Brooks, TYR, Gu Gels, Apotheca, KLEAN and Unilab Active Health.

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Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska search for best basketball players continues in Cebu

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska continues its search for the best basketball players in the country when it holds its second Regional Selection Camp at Don Bosco Technical School in Cebu City on March 5 and 6.
Boys and girls may join the search for the ten best boy and five best girl basketball players who will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There is also a search for the boys and girls coaches who will handle the two teams.
The All-Star Team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.
The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is free and open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14 years old (born 2002 to 2006). Interested parties may register at the venue in Ateneo de Davao University or online through http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines.    
The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.
“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director. 
The 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed that three out of ten children aged 5-10 years were underweight while eight out of one hundred children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today. 
The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action.Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.
This year’s program started with the tip-off at Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati last Jan. 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, will run until April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite. 
Other than Cebu there will also be Regional Selection Camps in Manila on (April 9-10).  The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.
NBA and WNBA players or legends will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars.
More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.
The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. 

For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska please visit http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines, http://www.alaskamilk.com, and   http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball.  For live updates log on to www.playph.com follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.
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Alaska Ironkids 2016 in Subic

Alaska IronKids Philippines is an annual sporting event that aims to promote the healthy and active lifestyle among children through the winning combination of proper nutrition and physical activity. The Alaska IronKids Race Series is just one of many sports development programs that Alaska conducts yearly to engage children to come out and play.
Last March 5, 2016 at Subic Bay Alaska Ironkids Triathlon series was held.  Children ages 6-14 years old compete with different categories (6-8 years old, 9-10 years old, 11-12 years old, and 13-14 years old).
Once again, the Borlain sisters ruled the Ironkids with Samantha first place at age 13-14 years old category, Tara first place at 11-12 years old category and Chezka is also first place at 6-8 years old categories.
RACE RESULTS
6-7 years old
MALE
1st place – Connor Hodges
2nd place – Gabriel Gaw
3rd place – Ythanmathew Orellana
FEMALE
1st place – Franchezka Borlain
2nd place – Zurielle Kenzie Galo
3rd place – Kyle Enialle Toledana
9-10 years old
MALE
1st place – Mark Grist
2nd place – Juan Miguel Tayag
3rd place – Michael Gabriel Lozada
FEMALE
1st place – Kira Ellis
2nd place – Ana Maria Mempin
3rd place – Justicia Marie Earl Tan
11-12 years old
MALE
1st place – Zedrick James Borja
2nd place – Eric Almendral
3rd place – Johann Carlos Manubay
FEMALE
1st place – Tara Borlain
2nd place – Micaella Barlin
3rd place – Alison Ann Noble
13-14 years old
MALE
1st place – Juan Francisco Baniqued
2nd place -Joe Bernared Sarmiento
3rd place – Joshua Alexander Ramos
FEMALE
1st place – Samantha Borlain
2nd place – Everly Janarie Macalalad
3rd place – Pia Francesca Sarez
Pioneering athletic programs like the Alaska IronKids Philippines Triathlon has managed to take children away from their video game consoles, cellphones and cable TV remotes and out into the sun to swim, bike and run in triathlon races. Alaska’s sports programs hope to encourage children to get into organized sports while learning positive values like hard work, discipline, determination and teamwork.

For general information about the Alaska IronKids please visit www.ironkidsphil.com; Alaska Milk Corporation visit www.alaskamilk.com; and for live Twitter updates follow @ALASKAsportshub & #AlaskaIronkids.

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Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska search for best basketball players continues in Davao

The lucky RSC-Davao players to participate at the National Training Camp in Manila on April

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska continues its search for the best basketball players in the country when it holds its second Regional Selection Camp at the Ateneo de Davao University (Grade School, High School at Matina Campus) on Feb. 27 and 28.
Boys and girls may join the search for the ten best boy and five best girl basketball players who will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There is also a search for the boys and girls coaches who will handle the two teams.
The All-Star Team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.


The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is free and open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14 years old (born 2002 to 2006). Interested parties may register at the venue in Ateneo de Davao University or online through http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines.    
The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.


“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director. 
The 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed that three out of ten children aged 5-10 years were underweight while eight out of one hundred children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today. 
The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action.Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.
This year’s program started with the tip-off at Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati last Jan. 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, will run until April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite. 
Other than Davao there will also be Regional Selection Camps in Cebu (March 5-6) and Metro Manila (April 9-10).  The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.
NBA and WNBA players or legends will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars.
More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.
The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. 

For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska please visit http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines, http://www.alaskamilk.com, and   http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball.  For live updates log on to www.playph.com follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.
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Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska search for best basketball players’ starts in Baguio

The Selected Players to join in National Training Camp in Manila.

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska starts its search for the best basketball players in the country when it holds its first Regional Selection Camp at the Benguet State University, Baguio on Feb. 20 and 21.

Boys and girls may join the search for the ten best boy and five best girl basketball players who will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There is also a search for the boys and girls coaches who will handle the two teams.

The All-Star Team will travel on an overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is free and open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14 years old (born 2002 to 2006). Interested parties may register at the venue in Benguet State University in Baguio or online through http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines.    

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.
“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director. 

The 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed that three out of ten children aged 5-10 years were underweight while eight out of one hundred children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today. 
The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action.Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.
This year’s program started with the tip-off at Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati last Jan. 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, will run in April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite. 
Other than Baguio there will also be Regional Selection Camps in Davao (Feb. 27-28), Cebu (March 5-6) and Metro Manila (April 9-10).  The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.

NBA and WNBA players or legends will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars.

More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.




The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. 

For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska please visit http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines, http://www.alaskamilk.com, and   http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball.  For live updates log on to www.playph.com follow us on FB, IG and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.

RUN UNITED 1 2016

EXCEED YOURSELF.
REGISTER NOW For The 2016 RunUnited 1!

The 2016 RunUnited 1 will be held on March 13, 2016 with 5k, 10k, and 21k race categories. All categories will have a start and finish at the SM Mall of Asia grounds.

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE:
Registration Type
Start & End Date
Venue
Kit Distribution
Additional Fees
Online Registration
January 20 – February 21
Runners have an option to have their race kits delivered or picked up
Plus P150 delivery & processing & P50 web admin fee
In-Store Registration
January 30 – February 29
Selected Stores
Race kits will be picked up from March 5 to 11, 2016 at the store you selected when you registered
None for actual runners

PREPAID CARD SELLING VENUES
In-store purchase of the prepaid cards will be available at the following stores, from 12:00NN to 8:00PM Monday to Sunday starting January 30, 2016.
RUNNR Store BGC
•B1 Bonifacio High St. The Fort, Taguig City
Toby’s Robinsons Galleria
•Level 3, Robinsons Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave. Quezon City
RUNNR Store Trinoma
•GF EDSA-North Ave. Terminal, Project 6, Quezon City
Toby’s MOA
•SM Mall of Asia, GF Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd, Manila

REGISTRATION FEES:

A.  WITH ACTIVEHEALTH KIT
Category
Registration Fee
Kit Inclusions
Pre-Race
Post-Race
5k
PhP850*
ActiveHealth Singlet with Chaf-Redux Technology, Race Bib with B-tag; Active Health Kit**
ActiveHealth Ventilation Bag and Drinks
10K
Php950*
21K
Php1,050*
ActiveHealth Ventilation Bag, Finishers’ Medal, Finishers’ Shirt and Drinks

*Fees shown above include the ActiveHealth Kit
**ActiveHealth Kit includes the following:
·         5k, 10k or 21k Exceed Yourself Training Plan by Coach Ani de Leon-Brown to be sent by email
·         Personalized Race Bib
·         Race Belt (for 21k runners only)
·         FREE Sports Nutrition Solutions
o    One (1) capsule of Enervon Activ – Daily for training to help build stamina
o    One (1) 40g pack of Enervon HP – After work out for faster recovery
o    One (1) ActiveHealth Carbgel Banana flavor – During work out for sustained energy
·         Registration is until February 14, 2016 only

B.  WITHOUT ACTIVEHEALTH KIT
Category
Registration Fee
Kit Inclusions
Pre-Race
Post-Race
5k
PhP750
ActiveHealth Singlet with Chaf-Redux Technology, Race Bib with D-tag
ActiveHealth Ventilation Bag and Drinks
10K
Php850
21K
Php950
ActiveHealth Ventilation Bag, Finishers’ Medal, Finishers’ Shirt and Drinks

Note: Additional P150 will be charged for race kit delivery.

For online (credit card) registrants who chose delivery: complete race kit will be delivered on or before March 7, 2016. Singlet/Finishers’ shirt sizes will be available online on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For online (credit card) registrants who chose pick up: complete race kit will be given during the race kit claiming period of March 5 to 11, 2016 at the chosen store when you registered. Singlet sizes will be on a first-come, first-serve basis when you register online.

For in-store registrants: complete race kit will be given during the race kit claiming period of March 5 to 11, 2016 at the chosen store when you registered. Singlet sizes will be on a first-come, first-serve basis when you register online. 

THE RUN UNITED EXCEED YOURSELF BUNDLE PACKAGES


A.  WITH ACTIVEHEALTH KIT
BUNDLE PACKAGE
(FOR ONLINE CC REGISTRATION ONLY)
COMMITTED RACE CATEGORIES
BUNDLE COST
PERKS & REWARDS
RU1
RU2
RUPM
Online
HALF-MARATHON PERFECTIONIST (21km/21km/21km)
The authority in 21k distance who wants to exceed their previous half-marathon performance.
21KM
21KM
21KM
P3,500.00
Secure slot and one time registration
One time web admin fee
Customized race bib with runner’s name
Dedicated village lounge for the finishers kit claiming
Special assembly area at the starting line
Acknowledgment during the satellite stage program
EXCEED FULL MARATHON
(21km/32km/42km)
For progressive runners who level up a category higher every RU starting at 21km and eventually a 42km
21KM
32KM
42KM
P4,000.00
CUSTOMIZED
Runners may choose or mix and match from any of the categories per Run United series.
5KM/
10KM/
21KM
5KM/
10KM/
21KM/32KM
5KM/
10KM/
21KM/
42KM
Will be computed based on the chosen registration category.
*Fees shown above include the ActiveHealth Kit
**ActiveHealth Kit includes the following:
·         5k, 10k or 21k Exceed Yourself Training Plan by Coach Ani de Leon-Brown to be sent by email
·         Personalized Race Bib
·         Race Belt (for 21k runners only)
·         FREE Sports Nutrition Solutions
o    One (1) capsule of Enervon Activ – Daily for training to help build stamina
o    One (1) 40g pack of Enervon HP – After work out for faster recovery
o    One (1) ActiveHealth Carbgel Banana flavor – During work out for sustained energy
·         Registration is until February 14, 2016 only
B.  WITHOUT ACTIVEHEALTH KIT
BUNDLE PACKAGE
(FOR ONLINE CC REGISTRATION ONLY)
COMMITTED RACE CATEGORIES
BUNDLE COST
PERKS & REWARDS
RU1
RU2
RUPM
Online
HALF-MARATHON PERFECTIONIST (21km/21km/21km)
The authority in 21k distance who wants to exceed their previous half-marathon performance.
21KM
21KM
21KM
P3,200.00
Secure slot and one time registration
One time web admin fee
Customized race bib with runner’s name
Dedicated village lounge for the finishers kit claiming
Special assembly area at the starting line
Acknowledgment during the satellite stage program
EXCEED FULL MARATHON
(21km/32km/42km)
For progressive runners who level up a category higher every RU starting at 21km and eventually a 42km
21KM
32KM
42KM
P3,700.00
CUSTOMIZED
Runners may choose or mix and match from any of the categories per Run United series.
5KM/
10KM/
21KM
5KM/
10KM/
21KM/32KM
5KM/
10KM/
21KM/
42KM
Will be computed based on the chosen registration category.
Note: Bundle cost is INCLUSIVE of P450 delivery & processing & one-time P50 web admin fees for online registrants using credit card.

Delivery of race kit will be on or before March 7, 2016.

Singlet and finisher shirt size availability is on a first come, first served basis. Deadline of registration is on February 14 or until slots last. Limited bundle slots only.

INCLUSIONS:

21k finisher medal
ASSEMBLY AND GUN START TIMES:

Race Category
Assembly Time
Gun Time
21km
3:00am
4:00am
10km
4:00am
5:00am
5km
4:30am
5:30am

 During the Morning with Active Health and Media Launch with coach Rio dela Cruz, some of the RU pacers and Active Health Team at UP Diliman.

REMINDERS:
       All registrations will be done online by logging on to www.runrio.com thru the Active Network link)
       Registration deadline is on February 29.  Singlet sizes and finishers’ shirt sizes will available on a first-come, first-served basis online.
       Singlet and finishers shirt sample sizes will be available for fitting at the registration centers.
       Prepaid cards will be sold in store on a per person basis only.
       Prepaid cards must be registered on or before February 29, 2015.  Validity expires beyond the date indicated at the back of the card.
       Online registration and prepaid card selling is on a first come first served basis.  Registration may end earlier than the announced deadline.
       D-Tag will be provided to every participant to get the runner’s accurate time result and must be surrendered to claim the finisher’s item after the race.
       No BIB, No D-TAG, NO RACE.

RACE RESULTS:
·         For Timing and Race Results concerns: feedback@runrio.com

CONTACT DETAILS:
For online and in-store registration inquiries:
·         Landline (+632) 463 4813

·         Mondays to Fridays, 10am to 6pm only, except holidays.


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Weiss Targets Xterra Albay Repeat

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Defending champion Bradley Weiss seeks to dish out another explosive performance around majestic Mayon Volcano as he banners a stellar field in the XTERRA Albay 2016 on Feb. 7 in the Province of Albay.
Weiss struck gold last year when the prestigious off-road triathlon race had its maiden run in Albay with the South African ace determined to set another coronation for himself with the world’s most perfect cone as backdrop.
Out to foil Weiss’ bid are 2015 male pro third-placer Ben Allen of Australia, 2015 fourth placer Brodie Gardner also of Australia, Charlie Epperson of Guam, Joseph Miller of the Philippines and Michal Bucek of Slovakia, who are all returning to Albay.
The women’s pro crown, meanwhile, is up for grabs are 2015 winner Flora Duffy, the world titlist from Bermuda, has opted to skip this year’s event to concentrate on her campaign in the Rio Olympics.
Australians Jacqui Slack, the runner-up last year, and third placer Dimity Lee Duke head the contenders in the distaff side along with Mieko Carey of Guam, who placed fourth last time.
Pros Lizzie Orchard, Taylor Charlton, Cameron O’Neal, and Hsieh Chung Sing are making their debut in the 2016 edition of the event organized and produced by Sunrise Events, Inc. and backed by official venue partners Province of Albay, City of Legaspi, Municipality of Daraga, Bayan ng Sto. Domingo, Official Courier and Logistics Partner 2Go Express, Cetaphil, Columbia, Finisher Pix, Shotz Sports Nutrition, Timex, David’s Salon, Department of Tourism + Tourism and Promotions Board and media partner The Philippine Star.
The race tests the participants in challenging environs in courses around Mayon.
The 1.5K swim starts in the shores of Lidong in Mayon Rivera, where the water is calm and deep and the sands are black.
The 35K bike course features wide and open trails and provides breathtaking view of Mayon. It is a single loop point to point race passing through fire roads, grass roads, sands and rocky trails.
The 10K run follows the ATV route in Mayon passing through rocky and sandy areas, river bed, and grasslands with the finish line set at the famous Cagsawa Ruins.
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New World Hotels : Run & Raise 2016

The annual Run & Raise fundraiser is in its sophomore year. On this occasion, New World Makati Hotel and New World Manila Bay Hotel are coming together as sisters for the benefit of Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig (KBPIP) program on Sunday, 24 January 2016.
KBPIP is the river rehabilitation project of ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc., focused on rehabilitating the Pasig River’s ecosystem.
New World Hotels and Resorts : Run & Raise
January 24, 2016
Rajah Sulayman Park, Roxas Blvd.
3K | 5K | 10K

Organizer:
RG Events Co.
Registration Fee:
3K – PHP 600
5K – PHP 600
10K – PHP 700
– Registration fee includes race singlet, bib and loot bags.
– Prizes will be given to the top three podium finishers of each category (male/female).
– All participants will get a chance to win in the raffle draw
Registration Venues:
1. New World Makati Hotel through the Associates’ Entrance on Mondays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
2. Juego Greenbelt 4
3. Yonex SM Megamall
4. Li-Ning MOA

Singlet design:



For Inquiries:
Karen Alejo at 0917-5389095 or 0917-8067351.
Cristina at 0936.951.1923

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PLDT HOME Ultera to present highly anticipated UAAP Women’s Volleyball Season 78

MANILA – The prestigious UAAP Volleyball Championship is poised to return for its 78th season in 2016, with the Women’s Division to be presented by no less than PLDT HOME Ultera, the Ultra-Fast LTE for a Happy Family.
“Following the smashing season 77 in UAAP women’s volleyball, we are gearing up for an even more exciting round this 2016,” PLDT VP and HOME Marketing Director Gary Dujali said. “Every participating university features a roster of volleyball superstars who have leveled up their training for the tournament of the year. We look forward to taking part in the upcoming volleyball spectacle.”
Throughout the women’s tournament, volleyball fans can look forward to witnessing the journeys of PLDT HOME Ultera Family Barkada members and brand ambassadors Alyssa Valdez of the Ateneo Lady Eagles, Mika Reyes and Ara Galang of the DLSU Lady Spikers and Jaja Santiago of the NU Lady Bulldogs as they represent their own universities and battle it out for the grand title.

It’s an honor to have these athletes represent our brand and inspire the youth towards sports excellence,” Dujali said. “Each of them has harnessed consistent talent, passion and dedication both as individuals and as team members. We wish them luck and will be supporting them all the way through.”
UAAP Women’s Volleyball Season 78 is among the projects highly supported by PLDT HOME Ultera as part of its sports advocacy. In line with its ongoing mission to promote volleyball to young athletes at the grassroots level, PLDT HOME Ultera also presented this year’s Shakey’s V-League Season 12, where their Ultra-Fast Hitters were hailed champions at the recently concluded Reinforced Conference this December. This title earned the team back-to-back crowns following the Open Conference concluded last May.
More information about the UAAP Women’s Volleyball Season 78 will be revealed in the Volley Friends Viber Public Chat. For access to real-time updates, behind-the-scenes and fun candid moments among the volleyball superstars, visit chats.viber.com/volleyfriends.

PLDT HOME Ultera delivers Ultra-Fast LTE for a Happy Family with Internet speeds of up to 10 Mbps. Plans start at P999 a month. Log on to pldthome.com/ultera for more ultra-fun offers.

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Nutrilite Health Run 2016 by Amway

Event Title : NUTRILITE HEALTH RUN 2016
Race Owner : AMWAY Philippines
Brand Presentor : Nutrilite
Organizer : Cosmic Gate Innovations Co.
RACE DATES:

  • January 24, 2016 – SM Mall of Asia Grounds, Pasay City
  • February 14, 2016 – ADC CDO Perla Compania De Seguros Bldg., Don Apolinar Velez St., Cagayan De Oro City
  • February 21, 2016 – ADC Davao Unit A Lim Bldg., cor. Quimpo Blvd. and Tulip Drive Ecoland, Matina, Davao City
REGISTRATION FEE:
PHP 350 inclusive of a shirt, race bib and car sticker

REGISTRATION SITES:
  • AMWAY Distribution Centers:
    • Makati – G/F Ace Building, Rada St., Legaspi Vill. Makati City / Tel No.: (02) 893-0571 / 840-2209
    • Mandaluyong – Unit 3 Mayflower Building, 88 United St., Greenfield District Mandaluyong City / Tel. No.: (02)475-8255
    • Davao

    • Cagayan de Oro
  • Runnr Store – BGC
  • Runnr Store – Trinoma
  • Toby’s Sports – SM MOA
REGISTRATION PROMOS:
  • 5+1 RUNNERS PROMO
    • Get ONE (1) Nutrilite Health Run Race Kit for FREE when you register together with your FIVE (5) friends (ABO or Non-ABO)
  • DOUBLE X DOUBLE UP PROMO
    • Get ONE (1) Nutrilite Double X 6-Day Foil Pack for FREE when you sponsor a new ABO and activate with P1,500 worth of Nutrilite products.
    • Promo Period is until February 28, 2016 only
    • Promo is on while supplies last basis only
RACE FINISHERS WILL GET:
  • Nutrilite Drawstring Bag
  • Nutrilite Pen
  • FREE sign-up for non-Amway Business Owners
  • PHP500 Gift Voucher for ABO Finishers

RAFFLE PRIZES:
  • PHP 10,000 product coupon
  • iPad Mini
  • iPod Touch
  • Consolation prizes
RACE ROUTES:



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PLDT HOME Fibr brings unforgettable tennis experience to young athletes with IPTL superstars


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In its second season, the world-renowned International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) is now in Manila for the second stop of the five-nation tennis tour. Once again presented by the country’s most powerful broadband PLDT HOME Fibr, IPTL kicked off Manila festivities with an exclusive tennis clinic conducted by the world tennis superstars for young Filipino athletes and Fibr subscribers. The star-studded mentoring session rolled together intensive warm-ups and exhibition games seasoned with valuable first-rate pointers, honing the skills of the young athletes in an unmatched level. Seen in the photo are (back row, L-R): tennis superstars Rohan Bopanna, Fabrice Santoro and Ivan Dodig.
PLDT HOME Fibr subscribers and young tennis players
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SMDC Run 2016

SM Development Corporation in cooperation with LeadPack is coming up with their very first SMDC Run to promote healthy lifestyle among their SMDC community.
The event will be held on February 28, 2016 at Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.  You can choose from 5K, 10K, or 21K categories.  All participants will get cute singlet and designated racebibs.  All finishers will be given lootbags and medals.  All 21K finishers will be given finishers shirts.
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World no. 1 tennis legend Serena Williams to headline Philippine Mavericks in IPTL 2015


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MANILA, November 26, 2015 – The country’s most powerful broadband PLDT HOME Fibr is set to bring in the world’s top tennis players for season two of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) once again.
Commencing on December 2 in Kobe, Japan, the IPTL’s three-day Manila-leg will be played from December 6-8 at the Mall of Asia Arena as part of a five-nation tour. Scheduled stops at New Delhi, Dubai, and Singapore will follow.
Headlining this year’s crop of tennis superstars for the newly-branded Philippine Mavericks team is none other than the current number one Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) pro, Serena Williams.
Known as ‘Meka’ and ‘Momma Smash’, Williams has won the most major singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles combined for active players, male or female. Her assault on the four major tennis competitions, also known as the Grand Slam—the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, played in that order—has elevated Williams to such lofty status that winning four of those tournaments in a row is now referred to as a “Serena Slam”.
She has achieved this twice in her career: once between 2002 and 2003, and recently with her win at the 2014 US Open and through the first three Grand Slams of 2015. Williams holds a total of 34 Grand Slam titles, putting her seventh on the record books.
Only the fourth player in WTA history to reach 250 weeks as the world’s top seed, Williams recently surpassed Chris Evert, who was ranked number one by a total of 260 weeks, by an additional week. The only players ahead of Williams are the retired greats Martina Navratilova (332 weeks) and Steffi Graf (377 weeks). Since Williams still actively competes and shows no signs of slowing down, it is likely that she will soon hold the all-time record.
A powerful server, Williams was once clocked at a peak serve of 128.6 mph (207.0 km/h), the third fastest in history, putting her behind her sister Venus (at 129 mph) and Sabine Lisicki (131 mph).
Accompanying Williams on the Philippine squad are Mixed Doubles Grand Slam titleholder Richard Gasquet, Wimbledon Championships WTA titleholder Lisicki, 2013 Australian Open Mixed Doubles titleholder Jarmila Gajdosova, the youngest Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) top 100 Borna Coric, ATP World Tour Doubles titleholder and Pinoy pride Treat Huey, and World No. 8 in men’s singles and Mavericks Team captain Mark Philippoussis.
The IPTL format will be similar to 2014, where world-class tennis pros will be grouped to represent teams from India, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Japan as an added fifth team in 2015.
                                                                                                                                   
“With its expanded lineup, season two of IPTL is definitely going to be bigger and more extraordinary,” PLDT VP and HOME Marketing Director Gary Dujali said. “The competition features more than 30 international tennis superstars, and with legend Serena Williams serving up our very own Philippine Mavericks, PLDT HOME Fibr is very excited to bring this level of premier entertainment to our Filipino sports fans.”
As a treat to customers, all PLDT HOME Fibr subscribers are entitled to a 20 percent discount for their tickets to the IPTL Philippine leg. They also get a chance to win VIP tickets complete with a red carpet treatment—two-way rides via the luxury car service Uber Black so that they can arrive at MOA Arena and go home in style.
PLDT HOME Fibr delivers powerful Internet of up to 1 Gbps, allowing high-speed browsing of multiple websites and the country’s first symmetrical speed service. Recently, it launched the new PLDT HOME Fibr Plan 2899 which offers 50 Mbps. Customers who apply before January 31, 2016 will have their speed boosted to 100 Mbps for the first six months of their subscription.

For more information on the country’s most powerful broadband, visit pldthome.com/fibr.


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Celebrating two decades of an active, healthy lifestyle

6,150 young athletes compete at the 20th Alaska Football Cup Championship

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(Manila, Philippines) Two decades of commitment with the world’s most popular sport, Alaska Milk holds the 20th Alaska Football Cup at the Alabang Country Club in Ayala Alabang Village for a three-day event on November 28 – 30.
The biggest football event for young athletes attracted players of all ages, from as young as six years old. They have gathered in one venue to participate in one of the longest-running and most successful grassroots-development programs in the local football scene.
“This marks another monumental event for Alaska. We have 410 teams and a total of 6,150 football players together in one venue, all united by their love for football,” shares Wilfred Uytengsu, President and CEO of Alaska Milk Corporation. “It is of great pride to witness how the Alaska Sports Program has engaged young athletes into this kind of culture, and how they live by the values inherent in sports,” he further adds.


The Alaska Football Cup is one of the highly anticipated annual football tournament for today’s young athletes. The weekend event will be played with more than 800 seven-a-side games, in 29 football fields, and officiated by over 168 game officials.
School teams and football clubs from all over the Philippines including Masbate, Baguio, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Davao, Palawan, Legaspi, Laguna, Batangas, Bukidnon, Zambales, Pampanga, Tarlac, Ilocos, Bicol, Romblon, Davao Sur, Compostela Valley, Quezon, Cavite, Albay, Pangasinan, Bacolod, Iloilo, Mindoro and Metro Manila will participate.

Alaska on developing the child’s “winning form”
Alaska Milk encourages sports engagement, as it instills the values of determination, discipline, hard work, team work and sportsmanship during the early stages of a child’s life. Participation in sports like football helps them achieve the “winning form”, which has been Alaska’s goal for children since it launched its first football cup tournament in 1995.

Football provides an active alternative for children in place of passive activities such as watching television, surfing the Internet, or spending too much time on social media. The National Nutrition Survey of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) reported that health issues are best addressed by adopting an active lifestyle along with healthy diet, and regular drinking of milk, at least twice daily.

Sports tournament like this develops the athletic and social skills of participants through healthy competition among the same age group, while it boosts physical and mental development.

Become an inspiring athlete too and join Alaska’s sports programs – 

NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION.

For general information about Alaska Milk Corporation visit http://www.alaskamilk.com. For general information about the 20th Alaska Football Cup visit http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/football ; Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PlayPH for updates.

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CYCLISTS RULED THE METRO’S ROADS ON BGC CYCLE ASIA PHILIPPINES 2015

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES 23 NOVEMBER 2015 – Filipino riders geared up for thrilling bike action around the roads in Metro Manila last Nov. 21 to 22 for the BGC Cycle Asia Philippines. Close to 2,000 cycling enthusiasts joined the event which featured exciting and challenging categories for children, adults and families.
The event, in its third edition this year, is a part of Cycle Asia, a network of premier cycling events across the region that offers participants the rare opportunity to ride on safe closed public roads in major Asian cities.  It was brought here in the country by organizer Sunrise Events, Inc. in partnership with Cycle Asia and Bonifacio Global City (BGC).
“We are excited to continue an active year of sports for Sunrise Events, Inc. with our team-up with BGC and our international partner, Cycle Asia, the BGC Cycle Asia Philippines made it possible for Filipino families to participate in sports activities as exercise to promote their health and ensure a wholesome lifestyle,” said Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, CEO of Sunrise Events Inc.
Prior to the ride events, the entire family were entertained with a wide range of fun activities in the Cycling & Lifestyle Expo at the Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila, the Official Residence of the BGC CycleAsia Philippines for 2016.

The fun cycling action started  in the morning of Saturday, November 21 via the kiddie ride categories starting with the 30-minute Junior Challenge ride and followed by The Kid’s Ride and Tricycle Ride categories. This day proved to be a fun bonding activity for parents and kids complete with post-event ride activities such as the bull ride and kiddie inflatables.

BGC Cycle Asia 2015 – Kids Ride and Junior Challenge from AeroEye Asia on Vimeo.


On Sunday, November 22, were the Adult Ride categories. The event was kicked-off by the Ride with Robbie with Australian former PRO cyclist and three-time Tour de France green jersey sprinter’s classification winner Robbie McEwen. It was followed by the 40km Challenge Ride and the 20km Community and Foldies Community Rides.


According to Mr. Manuel Blas II, Head of Commercial Operations for Fort Bonifacio Development Corp., “The participation in Cycle Philippines through the years have shown us that cycling is here to stay and that it is going beyond being a hobby and sport where people are more and more using it as an alternative mode of transportation to get around the metro.  This insight pushed us to implement more bike racks around the city. Furthermore, it also inspired us to experiment with a bike-sharing program which will be launched in the near future.”
With Bonifacio Global City (BGC) as the title sponsor,and with the valuable support of Taguig City, BGC Cycle Philippines has attracted a number of additional sponsors: Gatorade (Hydration Partner), 2Go Express, (Official Courier and Logistics Partner), Ascott Bonifacio Global City (Official Residence) and others including Subaru, Rudy Project, Scott Bikes, Rocktape, Regent, Garmin, Pioneer Insurance, Herbalife, Storybook.ph, Skippy’s bar and Grill and Purefoods Sexy Chix.  Philippine Star and ABS-CBN Sports+ Action are the event’s media partners while Goya and Cetaphil are its marketing partners.

For more information, check out the BGC CycleAsia Philippines official website, www.cyclephilippines.com.ph.


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