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World Vision Run 2016 – Run for Health and Nutrition

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When you run for World Vision 2016 – Run for Health and Nutrition, you’re not just running for your own health, but for children.

Running is arguably one of the most popular sports today — and the most preferred fitness exercise by Filipinos. It boasts of many health benefits, promotes healthy lifestyle, prolongs life and in some cases, may even save lives.

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.

Malnutrition is still one of the leading health problems among Filipino children. The National Nutrition Survey shows that 2 out of 10 children under 5 are malnourished. Meanwhile, 10 million children die before their 5th birthday every year due to preventable diseases.

For almost 60 years in the Philippines, World Vision has taken huge strides to ensure that Filipino children enjoy the fullness of life they deserve. Proceeds from this charity event will be used to fund nutrition interventions in areas where chronic malnutrition is most prevalent.

Now on its 5th year, World Vision Run offers a bigger and more fun-filled activities the whole family will enjoy. The event is happening on June 26, 2016 at the Blue Bay Walk in Pasay City. Race categories include 3k, 5k, 10k 21k, and a 500-meter dash for kids. The event is co-presented by Run Rio, Inc.

For more information about World Vision Run 2016 and registration details, visit worldvision.org.ph, like World Vision Run’s official Facebook page or call 374-8413 and look for Nina or Michelle.

Event Date: Sunday, 26 June 2016

Time: 3:00am to 9:30am

Race Organizer: RunRio Inc.

Start & End Point: Blue Bay Walk, Pasay City

Beneficiary: World Vision




­‐  April  18  to  June  12

­‐  www.runrio.com/worldvisionrun2016

•  IN  STORE  REGISTRATION    -­‐  May  16  to  June  19


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• Race Kits may run out before 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

Nike Inspires and Enables Filipina Runners to be #BetterForIt and Celebrates Their Achievement at Nike’s First All-Women Half Marathon in Manila


On May 15, 2016, more than 4,000 runners celebrated their #BetterForIt journey that began in January 2016 by running in the first ever Nike NRC Half Marathon MNL.

Manila, Philippines, May 15,2016 —  The NikeWomen Victory Tour in Manila culminated in the NRC Women’s Half Marathon with more than 4,000 Filipina runners conquering the 21 km run with their buddies. In the spirit of NikeWomen Victory Tour, runners committed to be #BetterForIt from the time of registering for the race last January 2016.


Runners were allowed to select their pace based on their own training journey and were accompanied throughout the 21 km race with Nike+ Run Club MNL Pacers.

The 21 km race began at Blue Bay Walk in Macapagal Highway Manila and ended at the leisure resort, Island Cove, that served as a race village for the runners. Within the race village, runners were able to relax and recuperate from the run with an array of services from massages, stretch-downs by professional therapists and trainers. Runners could also re-fuel with healthy energy food and cool down by the pool. In celebration of their achievement, runners could compose personal notes to their race buddies. Nike + users who accumulated more than 250 kilometers on their Nike+Running app also received special access to post-race analysis with N+RC coaches and shoe cleaning services.


All runners who completed the first ever NRC Half Marathon Manila received a NikeWomen Victory Tour pendant to commemorate their #BetterForIt journey and commitment.


“Every aspect of the race since the registration through the training journey, encouraged women to be #Betterforit and today, we saw how they went the extra mile to become better versions of themselves” says Patrick Reyes, Country Marketing Manager for Nike Philippines. “As we continue to enable women to achieve their personal bests with Nike innovations and services, we hope that our runners today recommit themselves to be on this journey to be #BetterForIt in every facet of their lives.”


Runner taking a selfie with her name after completing the 21km race.


Runners were enabled from the beginning to start their training with the Nike+ Run Club 12 week training program, a physical training journey through the Nike+ Running app and the Nike+ Running Club sessions held twice weekly. The training program helped race participants maximize their efforts on race day through a variety of training that included Speed, Endurance, Recovery and also Nike+ Training Club (N+TC) workouts.


Runners were served like professional athletes post-race with a proper stretch and cool down by professional therapists and trainers.


The NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila is part of the largest global women’s event series, the NikeWomen Victory Tour, which will see female athletes around the world challenge themselves and experience the power of the global fitness community through a series of one-of-a-kind running and training events.

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DZMM Takbo Para sa Pamilyang Pilipino 2016

Stay active, keep running and join races while helping DZMM’s scholars continue their elementary education. Join ‘DZMM’s Takbo Para sa Pamilyang Pilipino 2016’ at the Quirino Grandstand happening on May 29, 2016.



Time : 3:00am to 9:30am

Race Organizer : RunRio Inc.

Race Owner : DZMM

Start & End Point : Quirino Grandstand, Manila

Beneficiary : DZMM Scholars

Target Participants: 5,000


ONLINE REGISTRATION – April 1 to May 15 – hZp://news.abs-cbn.com/dzmm/takbo

IN STORE REGISTRATION – April 15, 2016 to May 22, 2016


  • The DZMM Takbo started in 2011 to advocate education and aims to help DZMM’s 75 scholars continue their elementary education.
  • “Takbo Para sa Karunungan” was held from 2011 to 2014 and benefited scholars from Ondoy, Sendong, and Habagat-affected areas.
  • In 2015, it was simply called DZMM Takbo 2015
  • 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.


  • Race Kits may run out before last day of registration, therefore registration may end earlier than announced deadline.
  • Singlet size availability will be on a first come first serve basis.
  • A timing device will be used by all participants during the race.


1. 20% discount for Senior Citizens

2. PhP 50 off for (HS and College) students


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Instant Happiness Returns


Originally released in 2000, the Nike Air Presto became famous for its irreverent advertising, alpha sizing, ultimate comfort and ahead-of-its-time sock-like construction.

In the decade and a half since, the shoe has transcended performance running to become a sport-style fixture. Now, 16 years after its introduction, Nike is updating the icon with new materials and technology to create the Nike Air Presto Ultra Flyknit.

The shoe’s signature adaptable upper becomes even more pronounced through the use of Flyknit, which delivers stretch in the collar, ventilation in the toe and tongue, and support in the heel and underneath the toecap.



In another first for the Presto franchise, the Nike Air Presto Ultra Flyknit features a mid-cut collar, which lends a modern aesthetic. The TPU cage is reengineered to fit the Flyknit upper, while the ultra tooling with rubber in high-contact wear areas improves comfort and durability.



The Nike Air Presto Ultra Flyknit will be available at the following stores starting May 5 at PhP 8,095 SRP:

  • Nike Park BGC
  • Nike Stadium Glorietta
  • Commonwealth
  • Sole Academy BGC
  • Sole Academy Alabang Town Center
  • Sole Academy Trinoma
  • Capital UP Town Center

One Meralco Foundation, Philippine Marines hold ‘Football for Peace’ clinic

Loyola Meralco Sparks Football Club (LMSFC) Midfielder & Team Captain James Younghusband samples off a heading drill to children participating in the Football for Peace 2016 Football Clinic held at the University of Makati Track & Oval Field last April 26.

Loyola Meralco Sparks Football Club (LMSFC) Midfielder & Team Captain James Younghusband samples off a heading drill to children participating in the Football for Peace 2016 Football Clinic held at the University of Makati Track & Oval Field last April 26.

MAKATI CITY — More than 200 children mostly from conflict areas in Mindanao participated in a football clinic held Tuesday, April 26, at the University of Makati Football Stadium.

The “Football for Peace” clinic is an initiative of One Meralco Foundation (OMF), the social development arm of Meralco, in partnership with the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC), and is part of the annual “Football for Peace Festival” which runs from April 23 to May 1 this year.

Meralco’s UFL football team, the Loyola Meralco Sparks football club, facilitated the half-day training alongside volunteers from the Meralco Football Club composed of Meralco employees.

Each year, the festival brings hundreds of children from various provinces in the ARMM and other areas where the Philippine Marines and Philippine Army are stationed to Metro Manila to learn football and compete with various football clubs here.

Started in Sulu by the Philippine Marines in 2011, the Football for Peace advocacy utilizes football as a tool to instill peace-loving values of sportsmanship, camaraderie, teamwork and discipline in the minds of young athletes, especially those who have been exposed to the armed conflict in Mindanao.

This year’s participants come from Sulu, Basilan, Sultan Kudarat, Misamis Oriental, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga City and Palawan. Apart from football, the kids will embark on an educational tour which includes a visit to science museums, manufacturing plants, educational institutions, historical landmarks, media outlets, among others.

On the last day of the festival, the kids will be grouped into teams and will compete with various football clubs from Metro Manila and other provinces in Luzon. The exhibition games will take place at the football field of the Philippine Marine Corps general headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

“It is a great honor for us to be chosen by the Philippine Marine Corps as their partner in this inspiring initiative. We have been supporting ‘Football for Peace’ since 2012 and we are committed to sustaining this valuable cause. Our shared belief of building the skills of our young people to become responsible, productive and peace-loving citizens will hopefully lead us to a better country.  OMF’s participation in the Football for Peace program is a concrete expression of our commitment to youth development through sports,” said One Meralco President Jeffrey O. Tarayao.

The Story of “Football for Peace”

“Football for Peace” began one afternoon in 2011. Lt Col Stephen L Cabanlet and his fellow members of the Philippine Marine Corps stationed in Sulu decided to play football in a field just outside of their detachment. Intrigued by the “new sport,” the local children gathered around them to observe.

After a while, the soldiers took a break and intentionally left the ball on the field. But when they returned, they saw the children playing with the ball, imitating the way they played the game. The children were so ecstatic that the soldiers couldn’t retrieve their ball. And then an idea popped out from the mind of Lt Col Cabanlet.

If a simple round ball could capture the interest of these young people, then maybe the same could lead them away from the armed conflict and instead, aspire for a better life. “Football for Peace” was born.

Lt Col Cabanlet and his comrades began teaching football to their eager “students” almost every day since, but they made sure to set certain conditions before the children are allowed to play.



Children participants of the Football for Peace 2016 Football Clinic share lighter moments with children from other regions and some Loyola Meralco Sparks team members.



Children participants of the Football for Peace 2016 Football Clinic get to practice the moves they learned from the Loyola Meralco Sparks team members.


Phil and James Younghusband of the Loyola Meralco Sparks FC look on as a participant of the Football for Peace 2016 Football Clinic applies the techniques he learned from his mentors.

“This is our way to somehow instill values in them,” explained Lt Col Cabanlet. “Once you give them the ball, they will just play and not care about the rules. But if you use the ball to get them to obey certain rules, you are imparting in them one of the biggest lessons a person can learn– discipline.”

Beginning with one small team, the soldiers managed to expand the training and organized inter-barangay tournaments. Then other marine detachments from nearby provinces joined in with their own teams which competed with those in Sulu. To formally launch “Football for Peace,” a one-day peace cup was held in Luuk, Sulu in December 2011.

Inspired by the advocacy of Lt Col Cabanlet and his peers, the Foundation began supporting “Football for Peace” starting with the donation of 500 balls in 2012. In the following years, the Philippine Marines brought the festival to Manila to give the participants a different kind of experience and show them how peace can pave the way for progress. The Foundation, for its part, sponsored a football clinic lead by the Loyola Meralco Sparks Football Club and the Meralco Football Club.

Last year, One Meralco Foundation brought the “Football for Peace” clinic to Tawi-Tawi to engage more aspiring athletes from the region, especially those who have not participated in the previous festivals. It was the first time for the clinic to be held in Mindanao.

Coach Simon McMenemy and the Sparks team flew to the province to train not only the kids but also their civilian and military ‘coaches.’ Most of the local coaches did not have formal training in the sport and so, giving them a crash course proved to be beneficial especially to their students. OMF also donated much needed training equipment to the coaches.

PMC, OMF and the Sparks are laying out plans for another football clinic outside of Metro Manila this year.

Jollibee and Delimondo, team sponsors of the Loyola Meralco Sparks, supported the advocacy by providing food and refreshments to the participants and trainers.

Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska search for best basketball players’ ends in National Training Camp in Manila

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska started its search for the best basketball players in the country through Regional Selection Camp that was held at Baguio City, Davao, Cebu andDon Bosco Institute in Makati.

Boys and girls who joined the search for the ten best boys and five best girls basketball players will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There was 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 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, ran in April with stops atBukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations includeBatangas, Catanduanes and Cavite.

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 legends Norris Cole of New Orleans Pelicans and Taj McWilliams, former Minnesota Lynx, 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.

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

Press release:

According to the Food and Nutrition Research Institute’s 7th National Nutrition Survey in 2008, at least 16 million Filipinos aged 20 and above, and about 2 out of 10 children are overweight. Undernutrition also remains to be a public health concern affecting nearly 3 out 10 children. Also recently, there have been prevalent issues on change in children’s interests and behaviors brought by fast-changing technological environment.

With these alarming concerns, Alaska Milk Corporation is committed to help provide proper nutrition and promote an active lifestyle. Thus 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.  Moreover, through basketball, football and volleyball, the child does not only improve his/her talent but also acquire proper skills development and formation of the Power Camp values of discipline, determination, hard work, 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 Football 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 former De La Salle University Lady Spikers star volleyball player, Michele Gumabao, will lead a team of volleyball experts in teaching aspiring young girls in the Alaska Volleyball Power Camp.

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 the following websites:http://alaskapowercamp.com/basketball/2014/





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