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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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Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska returns to Benguet to host camp

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Press Release

Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska returns to Benguet State University for this year’s second Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp on March 23 and 24.  Jr. NBA coaches, led by Carlos Barroca of the NBA and PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso, will bring the league’s youth basketball participation program to teach basketball fundamentals and impart core values of the game to boys and girls ages 10-14.

Participants will experience world-class basketball instruction in the two-day event, which will tip off on March 23, Saturday, at 7:00 a.m.  The aspiring Jr. NBA All-Stars will go through a series of skills stations that will test their dexterity in dribbling, passing, shooting, lay-ups and footwork.  Top performers on the first day will progress to Sunday to be coached on advanced basketball concepts and participate in team exercises and exhibition games.

Boys and girls will vie for slots to represent North Luzon in the Jr. NBA Philippines National Training Camp in Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati on May 17-19.  Athletes selected in the Benguet Regional Selection Camp will comprise part of the top 40 boys and 40 girls gathered from Regional Selection Camps in Lucena (March 9-10), Dumaguete (March 30-31), Butuan (April 13-14), Metro Manila (April 27-28), and the Alaska Power Camp.

The 2019 batch of Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars—comprised of as many as five boys and five girls—will participate in the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp, a week-long selection camp in June with top youth players from North Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific region.

In addition, the top performing 10 boys and 10 girls will represent Asia Pacific in the second Jr. NBA Global Championship held Aug. 6-11 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida.  The international event will feature talented youth 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 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.

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.


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)

 

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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.


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Specialized gears up for SM Mall of Asia Store Opening

Press Release:

Specialized – a bicycle brand made for riders, by riders – gears up for its store’s grand opening on Oct. 17 at the SM by the Bay at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

Considered to be a biker’s haven especially in the morning, SM by the Bay is the perfect location for the first of three Specialized concept stores to open, with Pasig and Maginhawa St. in Quezon City completing the new stores for 2018.

 “We want to serve the riders where they are, and at the same time make it convenient for them to get that one-stop bike shop experience,” says Ritchie Santayana, Customer Development Director of Gruppo Innovare Corporation, referring to the choice of locations for the three stores. All three are known to be bike-friendly areas in the metropolis, and more stores are promised to come throughout the country over the next few years.

Since 1974, the brand has striven to make the best bikes for riders. The store is set to offer a comprehensive range of technically advanced products, such as:

  • The Stumpjumper, the brand’s most versatile trail bike,
  • the Turbo Levo and Kenevo, a pair of e-mountain bikes built to give riders the power to ride more trails,
  • the Venge, the fastest road bike, and
  • the Tarmac, the lightest race bike ever made by the brand.

The 2019 Shiv Disc, is also set to take center stage during opening day. The all-new triathlon specific bike promises unprecedented aero design, storage for fuel and hydration to last the whole race, and the most flexible fit. It is the most complete triathlon bike ever made.

Riders can expect easy and worry-free purchases, and a complete “Specialized experience” through the store’s full scope of services: providing expert advice in choosing the best bike, experiencing the bikes firsthand through their bike test program, bike servicing by trained staff, and the Retül Match and Vantage system, the most technically advanced bike fitting and product matching technology available in the market.

Fabulous prizes will also be raffled off while Specialized will give a 10 percent discount on all items on its launch day.

Gruppo Innovare Corporation is the authorized and appointed distributor of Specialized Bicycle Components in the Philippines.

For further information, about Specialized in the Philippines, visit https://www.specialized.com/ph/en or like and follow Specialized Philippines on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/specialized.ph/.


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.