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Cebu, Baguio, Bacolod children makes cut of JrNBA Presented by Alaska


The best boys and girls basketball players from Cebu, Baguio and Bacolod overcame the odds to make the final lineup of the JrNBA/JrWNBA Presented by Alaska All-Star teams that will fly on October 6 to Shanghai, China to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime NBA experience.

Boys and girls from the provinces – especially those from Bacolod, Cebu and Baguio – did surprisingly well when ranged beside their counterparts from Manila.

Cebu City public school students Darliene Ragasajo (14 years old) and Florence Jil Talas (14) led the JrNBA/JrWNBA Female All-Stars.

Tracy Carl Dadang (14), Fritz Felix Valencia (14) and Harold Alarcon (14) – who were selected in the Cebu Regional Selection Camp – led the members of the Male All-Stars.

Valencia travelled all the way from Bacolod City, while Alarcon came from Silay City, Negros Occidental to qualify in the Cebu Regional Selection Camp.

Riz Ozner Gatus (14) of San Fabian, Pangasinan from the Baguio Regional Selection Camp, also advanced to the Male All-Stars.

The players were selected in a nationwide search through Regional Selection Camps in Baguio, Cebu, Bacolod, Davao and Makati. The final 10 boys and five girls were named members of the Philippine All-Stars during the National Training Camp at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

The JrNBA/JrWNBA Davao Regional Selection Camp was also well-represented with 13-year-old Rozie Amatong of Davao City and 14-year-old Aloha Marie Betanio of Malaybalay City, Bukidnon – who travelled all the way to the Davao Regional Selection Camp – making it to the Female All-Stars.

Additionally, Elegino Chollo of Davao City was named Coach of the Year Male.

The fifth member of the Female All-Stars is Ma. Cecilia Quilenderino (14) of Dalig National High School, Antipolo City.

The other members of the Male All-Stars are Julian Alfonso and Isaiah Miguel Blanco (Alaska Powercamp), Andrei Philip Lechoncito, Jearico Nuñez, Miguel Rey Luis Tan and and Kai Zachary Sotto (Manila Regional Selection Camp). Arayi Ewon was named Coach of the Year Female.

They will join 90 other boys and girls from JrNBA Programs in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to watch the NBA Global Games China 2016 between the Houston Rockets and the New Orleans Pelicans at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

“I’d like to congratulate our JrNBA Philippine All-Stars on their success.  Through Alaska Milk’s Nutrition. Action. Champion. Program and our partnership with the NBA, we have been able to help fuel the basketball dreams and life aspirations of thousands of children across the country,” said Alaska Milk Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Wilfred Steven Uytengsu. “This collaboration is an important element of our long-standing Nutrition. Action. Champion. Campaign. By leveraging on this initiative, Alaska Milk was able to proactively educate families and children on the important role of drinking milk and getting into sports to achieve a healthy and active lifestyle.”

JrNBA/JrWNBA Presented by Alaska promotes the importance of regular physical activity, trains participants in the fundamentals of basketball and teaches the importance of core values, including sportsmanship, teamwork, a positive attitude and respect.

The JrNBA Program is presented by Royal Friesland Campina in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam through its Alaska Milk, Frisian Flag, Dutch Lady and Foremost brands and conducted in Singapore through partnership with Sport Singapore.

This program has touched the lives of more than 1.5 million children, parents and coaches across Southeast Asia by conducting camps, clinics, and NBA Cares community outreach activities.

For more information visit Alaska Milk’s sports channel http://www.playph.com and like @PlayPH in Facebook and Instagram for inspiring stories on Filipino sports fans of all ages and skill levels.

Fans can also visit the official website at http://www.jrnba.asia for more information on the JrNBA programs. “Friend” the NBA’s official account on LINE by adding @nba_global.

Follow the NBA on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nba and Twitter at @NBA for all the latest news and updates.  For all things NBA, visit http://www.nba.com.

Endurance Weekend 2016 Photos

Filinvest City’s annual Endurance Weekend event is back for its fourth year and was held last October 8 and 9. The event which had drawn about 500 participants, is an endurance mountain biking race which featured new trails and routes for its three categories – 24 hours, 12 hours and six hours.

The event is part of Filinvest City’s program to encourage people into the active lifestyle to make Filinvest City one of their go-to training hubs. The area is also known for their bike and run routes and the weekly car-less Sundays where portions of Filinvest City are closed to vehicles from 5AM to 10AM every Sunday to give people a venue to engage in various outdoor activities.

UA Run Crew #RunWithFight is ON!

More than 200 runners, beginners and elite runners have #RunWithFight with the kick off of the Under Armour-APEX Run Crew last October 1, at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater.
  • UA athletes and program directors Coach Jim and Toni Saret lead the runners to an intensive training to enhance their strength and endurance in running.
  • We were also joined by UA celebrity triathlete Piolo Pascual during the intense 4 minute workout.
  • Piolo shared how gearing up with a high performance apparel and shoes like Under Armour would help you perform better and even make you perform more.
  • Participants #RunWithFight around Bonifacio High Street, after every workout session.

Canon Philippines Unveils EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon Marketing Philippines officially launched last night the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DLSR with Orimedia’s Michael Ori. Along with his DIT Joey Jonaitis, Michael, demonstrated the camera’s high-end features as well as its functionalities. The country’s top photographers converged at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura Premier in Taguig City, to witness and welcome this newest model in the EOS 5-series. I almost drooled seeing its new capabilities and enhancements over its predecessors. I wish could afford to get this impressive full frame camera (sigh!).

#CanonPhils #CanonEOS5DMarkIV #CanonImagenNation

New mobile App for local athletes being launched

ahcThe mobile app designed by athletes for the athletes #ActiveHealthCommunity. Download it. Train with it. Exceed Yourself. Access the ActiveHealth Community App even when you’re on the go! Available in Google Play Store and soon in IOS.

The app was launched last night at the Bayanihan Center in Mandaluyong City. It was a well-attended event were athletes, coaches and mentors converged to welcome the birth of this new mobile app that will help all levels of athletes meet their performance goals or even exceed their target time in training as well as races.

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#ExceedYourself #AHC

On your mark, get set, go! Gatorade Run is back for its second year


Manila, Philippines – The world’s number one sports drink, in partnership with Runrio, will once again hit the road for the second year of the Gatorade Run.

It will be held on November 27, 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. The run will have two distances—11K and 22K.

More than 6,000 runners registered in last year’s run which featured hydration stations where participants got pre-race hydration drinks, a post-run hydration test area where runners instantly learned about their hydration status, and a warm-up area where free sessions were available for those who wanted a full-on warm up activity before and after the run. Gatorade ambassadors Jeron Teng, Jaja Santiago, Chris Banchero, Jett Manuel and Ara Galang were among those who were present to support the runners.


Race organizer Coach Rio dela Cruz of Runrio shakes hands with Pepsico Marketing Manager for Hydration, Tony Atayde.

This year’s run promises to be more exciting, while still focusing on the importance of pre- and post-run hydration. Pepsico Marketing Manager for Hydration Tony Atayde said, “Gatorade is a global leader in sports performance and we’ll definitely bring that expertise to the run. Learning the benefits of proper hydration is crucial for runners and we look forward to reinforcing that message through the Gatorade Run.  We’re excited to show runners how, whether in sports hydration or a unique consumer experience, NOTHING BEATS GATORADE.”

Registration for the Gatorade Run 2016 will start on September 12. Log on to runrio.com for updates and to register.


Under Armour launches UA Run Crew

MANILA, Philippines – With running becoming part of the daily routine of among fitness aficionados in the busy streets of the metro, Under Armour is set to formally launch the UA Run Crew in collaboration with APEX Sports Training System on October 1, 5pm, Saturday at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater, with Under Armour ambassadors Piolo Pascual, and Coach Jim and Toni Saret.

Under Armour’s UA Run Crew is a tailor-made program for active lifestyle enthusiasts and aspiring runners as it provides a step-by-step guide towards a person’s objective in running.

UA Run Crew is consisted of community runs every Saturday that comes along with an in-depth seminar with fitness experts to flesh out every essential aspect about running, including dynamic warm-up exercises, injury prevention, race day nutrition, and many more.

In addition, first 20 male and female participants will have the opportunity to try the highly acclaimed UA Charged Bandit 2 as part of UA Run Crew’s monthly shoe trials. The UA Charged Bandit 2 is a good running partner as it sports the Molded Micro G® foot-bed that takes the shape of the foot for great cushioning as well as a rubber outsole that offers full ground contact with deep tense grooves for extra flexibility.

Aside from the UA Run Crew, Under Armour will also be introducing the UA Record and MapMyRun digital applications that track and monitor the progress of runners.

The UA Run Crew will be headed by brand ambassador and program director Jim Saret, who is the sports and fitness-training consultant of the Philippine Olympic Committee and currently serves as the president of Scientific Sports and Fitness Council of the Philippines.

Interested applicants can now register in all Under Armour brand houses in BGC, UP Town. While you may register online athttp://www.coachjimsaret.ph

Registered applicants will be part of the very first Under Armour Run Crew in the country. They will receive exclusive discounts, be the first to try the latest innovation gears from Under Armour and get free coaching from our international trainers Coach Jim and Coach Toni Saret along with the other Under Armour PH ambassadors.

Make sure to #RunWithFight on your social media accounts and follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter as well as Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/underarmoursea.