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Jr. NBA Philippines completes National Training Camp Roster with Metro Manila participants

Nine boys and 20 girls topped the final Regional Selection Camp of Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 presented by Alaska held April 27-28 at the Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati, which will also serve as the venue for the National Training Camp on May 17-19. 

The young athletes, selected by Jr. NBA Coaches Rob Newson and Alaska’s Jeffrey Cariaso, Tony dela Cruz and Willie Miller, stood out from the 591 participants, exhibiting fundamental skills and core values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect (S.T.A.R.) throughout the two-day event.  They will join top players from the Regional Selection Camps in North Luzon (Benguet), South Luzon (Lucena), Visayas (Dumaguete) and Mindanao (Butuan) and a select group from the Alaska Power Camp and vie to be named as 2019 Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars comprised of five boys and five girls.

New this year, the Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars will be sent to the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp, a week-long camp in June that includes top youth players from the Asia-Pacific region excluding China.  

In addition, the Asia-Pacific regional competition will form a team of 10 boys and 10 girls that will represent the region at the Jr. NBA Global Championship on Aug. 6-11 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida that will feature youth players from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, China, Mexico, Africa, India and the Asia-Pacific.

Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 is presented by Alaska, with AXA, Gatorade, Globe, Panasonic, Rexona and Vivo as official partners. ABS-CBN S+A, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the official broadcasters of Jr. NBA Philippines.

Participants can now register for the Jr. NBA program online at www.jrnba.asia/philippines, and follow Jr. NBA on Facebook and the NBA at www.nba.com and on Facebook and Twitter.  Fans can visit www.alaskamilk.com to learn more about Alaska Milk Corporation, and follow Alaska Milk on Facebook for more information about Alaska Sports.

The following is a complete list of participants selected from the Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp in Metro Manila advancing to the Jr. NBA Philippines National Training Camp:

BOYS ROSTER:

First Name

Last Name

Age

School

James Yuan

Ison

14

La Salle Greenhills

Joshua

Minguillo

13

Panorama Montessori School Binan Laguna

Daniel

Padilla

14

Nazareth School of National University

Hikaru

Policarpio

13

Bacood Elementary School

Sebastian Roy

Reyes

13

Nazareth School of National University

Lanze

Ronquillo

14

San Beda University

Marc Kerby

Samson

14

Panorama Montessori School Binan Laguna

Syrex June

Silorio

13

Nazareth School of National University

Elijah Ray

Yusi

14

Nazareth School of National University

GIRLS ROSTER:

First Name

Last Name

Age

School

Sophia

Amol

13

De La Salle Zobel

Crisciona Ann

Bagasani

13

San Sebastian College

Franchesca Isabela

Buenvenida

13

Mother of Divine Providence School

Dancylle Gabrealene

Busime

13

Gulod National High School

Leanne Jazmine

Catalan

12

Arandia College

Ciara

Centeno

12

Eulogio Rodriguez Integrated School

Merylle

Cuasay

13

Oriental Mindoro National High School

Mikaela Francesca

Galauran

12

St. Paul College Pasig

Ysabela  Louise

Gonzales

13

St. Paul College Pasig

Jay Anne Marie

Lachica

13

Sta. Clara Parish School

Kyla Marie

Mataga

14

De La Salle Zobel

Dianne Camille

Nolasco

14

Miriam College

Rochelle

Omalin

14

De La Salle Zobel

Frances Maxine

Pamintuan

14

UST-Angelicum College

Ellen

Parane

13

Tandang Sora Integrated School

Aaliyah Mai

Reyes

13

St. Paul College Pasig

Kharel Joy

Siapoc

13

La Salle College Antipolo

Erika Nadine

Tenorio

13

School of the Holy Spirit of Quezon City

Justine Mhyrra

Vibanco

13

Saint Joseph Parish School

Princess

Villarin

13

De La Salle Zobel

About the NBA

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League. The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 100,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2018-19 season featured 108 international players from 42 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.5 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

 

About Alaska Milk

Given the growing issues on health as well as the fast-changing technological environment, which leads to the change in children’s interests and behavior or sedentary lifestyle, Alaska believes that there is a need to reinforce its thrust in leading a healthy lifestyle not just by drinking milk but also by leading an active lifestyle. Alaska seeks to engage the youth, especially younger kids, in sports.

Alaska Milk looks beyond selling milk – it sells nutrition and by doing so, the Company and brand Alaska is doing its part in nation-building.  Through youth sports development programs, Alaska is able to help nourish children for them to develop into champions in the field of interest and, in general, in life.  The overall objective of the Alaska Sports is to strengthen the brand’s equity in nutrition through sports.  To portray Alaska Fortified as a brand that helps instill the values of determination, discipline, teamwork, and hard work among the youth through sports.

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7-Eleven Run 2019 awards runners from Manila, Cebu, and Davao

 

The country’s go-to convenience chain, 7-Eleven, officially marked its seventh year of promoting health among its consumers through a fun-filled sports and wellness activity, the 7-Eleven Run.

7-Eleven Run 2019 brought together professional and recreational runners from different parts of the country into a nationwide gathering, where they showcased their love for the sport while spending time with friends and family. The event took place in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao last February 3, 2019.

This is the second year that the company held the 7-Eleven Run simultaneously throughout the country. In 2018, over 25,000 participants joined the event as they vied for a podium finish.

Races were held at Filinvest City, Alabang, Cebu Business Park, and SM Davao. The race in Manila and Cebu both had 10 different categories that catered to all types of runners: 500M, 3K, 5K, 5K Buddy, 10K, 10K Buddy, 16K, 21K, 32K, and 42K. On the other hand, the race in Davao, had only 9 categories, excluding 500M.

The overall top 3 Filipino winners from the 42K, 32K, and 21K categories will be participating at the Phuket International Marathon in Thailand from June 7 to 10, 2019.

 

42K CATEGORY WINNERS:

42K MALE OFFICIAL TIME 42K FEMALE OFFICIAL TIME
1st: Bryan Quiamco (Davao) 2:39:43 1st: Maricar Camacho (Manila) 3:20:05
2nd: Anthony Nerza (Manila) 2:40:16 2nd: April Rose Diaz (Davao)

 

3:31:43
3rd: Richeel Languido (Davao) 2:43:08 3rd:Cinderella Lorenzo (Manila)

 

3:41:08

 

32K MALE OFFICIAL TIME 32K FEMALE OFFICIAL TIME
1st: Azlan Pagay (Cebu) 1:56:53 1st: Ruffa Sorongon (Cebu) 2:22:01
2nd: Rafael Poliquit (Cebu) 1:57:56 2nd: Raterta Luisa (Manila) 2:25:31
3rd: Joerge Andrade (Manila) 1:59:11 3rd: Jocelyn Elijeran (Manila) 2:32:08

 

21K CATEGORY WINNERS:

21K MALE OFFICIAL TIME 21K FEMALE OFFICIAL TIME
1st: Prince Joey Lee (Cebu) 1:12:22 1st: Mary Joy Tabal (Cebu) 1:24:39
2nd: Richard Salano (Manila) 1:13:11 2nd: Christine Hallasgo (Davao) 1:27:47
3rd: Jerald Zabala (Davao) 1:14:32 3rd: Christabel Martes (Manila) 1:28:48

Unfortunately, no one was able to take home the Php 500,000 cash prize since the current Philippine National Record for the 42K category men’s (2:18:44) and women’s (2.43:00) was not broken by any of the overall top Filipino placers.

“The 7-Eleven Run series is regarded as one of the most anticipated marathons in the country today,” Jose Victor Paterno, President and CEO of Philippine Seven Corporation said. “This year, we’ve made it more interesting by adding more categories to better fit the demand of every type of enthusiast—from the recreational runner to the professional athlete. We believe that by doing a sporting event like the 7-Eleven Run, we can contribute to the growth and development of Filipino sportsmen who are well on their way to bring pride to our country.”

Be sure to visit the official website at https://run711.com/ and follow its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/run711 for more information.

7-Eleven Run 2019 was held in partnership with Filinvest Alabang, Cebu Business Park, and SM City Davao. Official timing partners: Soleus and L Timestudio. Official media partners: ESPN 5, PLDT, Smart, and Cignal. Official sportswear partner: Under Armour.

The event was also brought to you by Selecta, Cornetto, Nature’s Spring, Summit, Gatorade, Del Monte, Pocari Sweat, Refresh, Kopiko 78, San Miguel Beer, Fit n’ Right, Aquafina, Pepsi, Nova, Evian, Le Minerale, Sip, Safeguard, C2, Mogu Mogu, and Magnolia.


7-Eleven Run now on its seventh year

New distances introduced in simultaneous races happening in Manila, Cebu, and Davao

Get your running gear ready as 7-Eleven officially launches the seventh year of the 7-Eleven Run Series!

Happening simultaneously in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao on February 3, 2019, 7-Eleven Run 2019 promises to be an exciting event for both professional and recreational runners. The race was first held simultaneously in 3 locations across the country last 2018, with over 25,000 runners participating.  This year promises to be even bigger, better, and more exciting. Runners can expect to see new race categories, a chance to compete in an international Asian marathon, and even have the opportunity to win P500,000 cash.

The race in Luzon will be held in Filinvest City, Alabang.  The Visayas leg will be held at Cebu Business Park, while the Mindanao leg will be in SM City Davao.

This year, runners will see new distances that will challenge experienced and novice runners alike. 7-Eleven is introducing the 32K category. Runners also have other options:  from a short 500 meter run for kids, a 10K buddy category, and up to a 42K full marathon.

The race in Manila and Cebu will have 10 categories that will cater to different types of runners.  The categories are as follows:

  • 500M kids
  • 3K
  • 5K
  • 5K Buddy
  • 10K
  • 10K Buddy
  • 16K
  • 21K
  • 32K
  • 42K

The race in Davao, on the other hand, will only have 9 categories (all except 500M).

“The 7-Eleven Run Series is one of the most anticipated marathons in our country today,” said Jose Victor Paterno, President and CEO of Philippine Seven Corporation. “We listened to our runners and added new distances like the 32K which will serve as an entry point or trial run for 42K.”

As always, 7-Eleven continues to support Filipino athletes. This year, the overall top 3 Filipino winners for 21K, 32K, and 42K will be awarded cash prizes and medals, plus a chance to join an international marathon in Asia, all expenses paid.  Last year, winners of the 21K and 42K races from 7-Eleven Run Series 2018 were sent to Jeju, South Korea to compete at the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival where they dominated the top spots in their respective race categories.

To further encourage the spirit of competition, 7-Eleven will be giving away a bonus cash prize to the top Filipino runner who can beat the Philippine record for the 42K category.  The record setter will get to take home P500,000 in cash.

Registration is now open until January 15, 2019.

Customers can also redeem free race kits from the CLiQQ Rewards Catalog when they buy participating items from sponsors. Run 2019 e-stamps can be earned when customers buy participating items worth P100 and have their CLiQQ app barcode scanned. To redeem free race kits, customers must earn 8 e-stamps for non-buddy categories and 16 e-stamps for buddy categories.  Promo runs from November 21- January 1, 2019.

Be sure to visit the official website at https://run711.com/ and follow its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/run711 for more information about the race.

7-Eleven Run 2019 is held in partnership with Filinvest Alabang, Cebu Business Park, SM City Davao, exclusive sportswear partner, Asics, and official timer, Soleus and L Studio. The event is also brought to you by Selecta, Cornetto, Nature’s Spring, Summit, Gatorade, Del Monte, Pocari Sweat, Refresh, Kopiko78, San Miguel Beer, Fit n’ Right, Aquafina, Pepsi, Nova, Evian, Le Minerale, Sip, Safeguard, C2, Mogu Mogu, and Magnolia. Official media partners: ESPN 5, Smart, PLDT, and Cignal.


Carlos, Bayking earn tickets to WTA Future Stars tournament

Top-ranked junior tennis players Macie Carlos and Bliss Bayking have earned the opportunity to represent the country in the WTA Future Stars Tournament in Singapore, after clinching victories in the finals of the Cebuana Lhuillier Girls’ Tennis Challenge Under 14 and Under 16 Qualifying Tournament at the Makati Sports Club in Makati City.
Showing their winning forms, Carlos completely dominated Mica Emana, 6-1, 6-2, while Bayking outclassed Justine Maneja, 6-4, 6-1, to win their first 14-under and 16-under titles in the tournament sanctioned by Unified Tennis Philippines (UTP) and sponsored by Malayan Insurance, Dunlop and the Makati Sports Club.
“I would like to congratulate all the participants for playing in this tournament, most especially to the two winners who will be going to Singapore to play in the WTA Future Stars Tournament. This competition has brought out the best in you. I wish you both good luck and hope you will continue to learn from this experience as you make our country proud,” said Jean Henri Lhuillier, UTP president and Cebuana Lhuillier president and CEO.
The top-ranked Carlos easily disposed of 2nd ranked Julia Ignacio, 6-1, 6-2, while Emana overcame third seeded Tiffany Nocos, 6-3, 7-6(8) to arrange the 14-under finals duel. 2nd seed Bayking ousted top seed Rovie Baulete, 6-3, 6-2, while Maneja held off Minette Bentillo, 6-4, 6-3, in the 16-under semi-finals.

Cebuana Lhuillier Girls’ Tennis Challenge winners, Bliss Bayking and Macie Carlos, are flanked by (from left) Cebuana Lhuillier assistant vice president and corporate communications division head Richard Villaseran, UTP board member Gerard Madronilla, Cebuana Lhuillier president and CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier, and UTP general manager Jackie Tomacruz.


Carlos, Maneja dominate foes in Cebuana Lhuillier WTA Future Stars qualifier

(From left) UTP president Jean Henri Lhuillier, general manager Jackie Tomacruz, and board member Gerard Madronilla award certificates of recognition to the girls for being the country’s top-ranking players in their respective categories.

Junior tennis players Macie Carlos and Justine Maneja posted three straight wins to remain unbeaten in the Cebuana Lhuillier Girls’ Tennis Challenge Under 14 and Under 16 Qualifying Tournament at the Makati Sports Club in Makati City.

Sanctioned by Unified Tennis Philippines (UTP), the competition serves as a qualifier for the Women’s Tennis Association Future Stars Finals in Singapore in October.

Carlos dominated Corazon Lambonao, 6-2, 6-2, on opening day and made easy back-to-back wins against Tennielle Madis and Mica Emana with similar 6-1, 6-1 finishes to stay on top of group one of the 14-under category at the end of the elimination round.

Maneja quickly demolished Shedel Gica, 6-3, 6-0, and Anna De Myer, 6-0, 6-2, before upsetting top seed Rovie Baulete, 6-3, 7-6(3), to earn top spot in group one of the 16-under category in the tournament sponsored by Malayan Insurance, Dunlop and the Makati Sports Club.

“The second day of the tennis challenge showed that the girls have the grit to compete in the WTA Future Stars tournament. The games today brought out the best among the best and I am looking forward to fiery matches in the finals,” said Jean Henri Lhuillier, Unified Tennis Philippines president and Cebuana Lhuillier president and CEO.

Baulete also made back-to-back wins at the expense of De Myer, 6-4, 6-7(4), 10-2, and Gica, 6-1, 7-6(3) before losing to Maneja while Emana made a pair of wins against Madis, 6-2, 3-6, 11-9, and Lambonao, 6-3, 6-0, before yielding to Carlos.

Carlos, Emana, Maneja and Baulete await their group two challengers in the cross-over semifinals as elimination games were still being played as of press time.

Justine Maneja and Macie Carlos show their intensity and winning form during the elimination round matches.


The Color Run Hero Tour 2018

Hey guys! I’m sharing with you these photos taken during last Sunday’s fun run, The Color Run Hero Tour 2018, held at SM Mall of Asia grounds, Manila. The race was awesome to say the least, children and adults enjoyed the race as if it’s a family event. Friends alike had a blast participating in this one of a kind fun run that’s really fun! I included myself in the last photo, ‘coz I seldom share my selfie in this blog. 😛

See you in the next race!

 


National Geographic calls on Eco Warriors for 2018 Nat Geo Earth Day Run

Prepare your running gears for the coming weekend. On Sunday, April 22, 2018, lace up and run the 9th Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2018 at SM Mall of Asia grounds. I will be one of your photographers on the road. See you there!

News Release:

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 6 April 2018 – Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2018, one of the most awaited
and well-attended running events in the country every year, is slated for April 22, at the SM Mall
of Asia Grounds. Now on its 9th year, the Nat Geo Earth Day Run reinforces its commitment to
preserving the planet by calling all “Eco Warriors” to be part of the exciting race which will
coincide with the celebration of the International Earth Day.

Since its inception, the Nat Geo Earth Day Run has been attracting thousands of individuals
across Asia who have pledged to save the planet. In the Philippines, National Geographic is
looking to see 15,000 runners across the 3K, 5K, 10K, and 21K categories.

Following its success in the previous years, Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2018 together with the
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines, will partner again for the 6th time to officially
commence the #NotPlastic campaign, which will tackle the country’s issue on single-use plastics
that pollute oceans and threaten marine biodiversity.

“The Philippines has been identified as the third highest plastic polluter in the world. In response
to this, the two organizations aim to increase awareness on plastic waste and push programs
that focus on plastic waste management by utilizing the proceeds of the highly-anticipated
annual run for the environment.” Said – Jose Angelito Palma, WWF President & CEO.
New Race, New Journey

Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2018 will present a lineup of exciting and meaningful activities
participants can join. This year’s edition includes the Fun Run under the new 3K race category
that encourages more Eco Warriors to participate and champion the environmental causes they
believe in.

Elite runners registered in the 21K category can join a series of running clinics where experts
will share warm-up and cool-down lessons, hydration and post-run exercises that will help
runners prepare for the race. The running clinics will take place on March 5 and 7 and April 9
and 11 at Track 30th at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Registered runners will be able to receive a singlet, race bib, timing chip, water bottle and towel.
21K race finishers will receive a finisher’s medal and a finisher’s shirt, while 10K finishers will
receive a finisher’s medal.

Interested participants can log onto the Nat Geo Earth Day Run website
(http://www.natgeoearthdayrun.com/). Offline registration is available starting March 17 at
authorized booths located at SM MoA, SM Aura, and SM the Block.

Registration fee for the 3K category is Php 750.00, 5K category is Php 850.00, 10K category is
Php 950.00, and 21K is Php1, 400.00.

The gun start for participants of the 21K run is at 3:30AM, 10K is at 4:00AM, 5K is at 5:30AM,
and 3K is at 6:00AM.

For more information, visit http://www.natgeoearthdayrun.com/ or log on to its official Facebook
page, NatGeo Run.

About National Geographic Earth Day Run
Year after year, Eco Warriors rise up to the challenge of preserving the planet through the collective
running phenomenon that began in 2009, the Nat Geo Earth Day Run. Since its inception, National Geographic religiously mounts the run open for all individuals who wishes to make their contribution in saving the planet, making this one of the most awaited and well-attended running event every year.