Friday, March 25, 2016

2016 MILO Summer Sports Clinics

Leading beverage brand MILO announces that starting this year, three new sports – triathlon, golf and fencing – are joining the roster of sports at the MILO Summer Sports Clinics.

Summer is the perfect time for children to learn a new sport with the MILO Summer Sports Clinics, the most widely participated sports program in the country. With its commitment to discovering and developing tomorrow’s champion athletes, MILO encourages school children to make the most of their vacation by learning sports and taking on new challenges.

From April to May 2016, the MILO Summer Sports Clinics program offers immersive training in 17 sporting disciplines: Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Chess, Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Skating, Karatedo, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Touch Rugby, Triathlon and Volleyball. The clinics will be available in over 700 venues to 30,000 students nationwide. Enroll your child now! Visit www.milo.com.ph for more details on the MILO Summer Sports Clinics.


Each sports clinic has an array of schedules and venues children and their parents can choose from. Training is handled by able and expert coaches and instructors who use the modern, scientific approach, with character-forming lessons incorporated in their program. Children will not only learn champion moves but also champion values such as determination, discipline, teamwork, perseverance, hard work, respect, and confidence, which will help them become winners on and off the court.

“With the summer season fast approaching, it’s time to get thinking about your child’s summer activities,” said Robbie De Vera, MILO Sports Executive. “The MILO Summer Sports Clinics is the perfect venue for your child to gain the skills and character needed to become a champion not only in sports, but also in life.”


For years, MILO’s Summer Sports Clinics and sponsored programs have produced many athletes who have made their mark in both the local and international sporting scenes. The roster of alumni includes BEST Center graduate and UAAP phenom Kiefer Ravena, Southeast Asian Games medalist Japoy Lizardo, and PBA star Chris Tiu.

Start your child’s champion journey today and enroll them in the MILO Summer Sports Clinics now!


For more information on MILO Philippines, log on to the official website (http://www.milo.com.ph) or the MILO Philippines Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/milo.ph). Follow MILO on Twitter (@MiloPH) and Instagram (@MiloPhilippines)

Monday, March 14, 2016

UAAP Women’s Volleyball Season 78

UAAP Women’s Volleyball Season 78 presented by PLDT HOME Ultera reached an all-new pinnacle at the recent highly anticipated battle between long-term archrivals ADMU and DLSU. Headlining the intense and exciting tourney were no less than the PLDT HOME Ultera ambassadors Alyssa Valdez and Bea De Leon representing the Ateneo Lady Eagles, and Mika Reyes and Ara Galang for the De La Salle Lady Spikers.


De La Salle triumphed against the defending champion Ateneo with a 25-22, 25-14 and 25-18 win, breaking the latter’s six-win sweep and resulting in their first loss this season. The Lady Spikers consequently advanced their own record to five wins and only one loss. The Ultera ambassadors and Volley Friends members who led these strong teams in this round one showdown are geared to go all out for the remainder of the season.


For access to behind-the-scenes kulitan and fun candid moments among the volleyball superstars, follow Volley Friends on Viber Public Chat (chats.viber.com/volleyfriends). For real-time updates on UAAP Women’s Volleyball Season 78, follow @pldthome on Instagram.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Nike Women’s Half Marathon Manila 2016

NikeWomen empowers the modern Filipina athlete to take on her biggest challenge yet: the NRC Women’s Half Marathon MNL 2016. NikeWomen Victory Tour comes to Philippines as the NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila on May 15, 2016.

After the success of Nike Women's 10k in 2015, which was the biggest all-female 10km race in Manila with almost 9,000 runners last May, Nike invites Filipina runners to join the NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila, Nike’s first all-women half marathon in the country. Continuing the tradition and spirit of last year's race, Filipina participants are invited to register with their best female buddy who is up for taking on bigger challenges and emerging #BetterForIt.

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.

Nike has prepared a series of training services for registered runners that include Nike+ Run Club sessions and Nike+ Training Club sessions. As a start point, runners can design their training using the Nike+ Running and Nike+ Training Club Apps that are available on both iOS and Android platforms.

“Nike challenges Filipina athletes in this year’s Nike Women’s Half Marathon Manila to run hand-in-hand with their best friend in a race that not only inspires but makes them better for it together. This year, we are raising the bar for runners for them to experience a bigger, more challenging, and far more fulfilling race,” says Patrick Reyes, Country Marketing Manager of Nike Philippines.

Women can register online for the NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila 2016 at http://go.nike.com/0po61h . Registration is now open. Registration fee is PHP2,700 per pair payable via credit card or PayPal.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Davao Selection Camp

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska continued its search for the best basketball players in the country when it held its second Regional Selection Camp at the Ateneo de Davao University (Grade School, High School at Matina Campus) last Feb. 27 and 28.

Boys and girls participated 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 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 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 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 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 www.jrnba.asia/philippines, www.alaskamilk.com, and www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball. For live updates log on to www.playph.com follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Nike+ Run Club Manila

Nike+ Run Club (NRC) Manila, part of Nike’s largest and fastest growing global services platform for athletes, brings the best of Nike+ Running services and programs into live events for athletes and runners of all levels in the capital city.

“NRC connects runners of all levels to expert NRC coaches, pacers, training plans and NRC community members,” said Patrick Reyes, Country Marketing Manager, Nike Philippines. “The Nike+ Run Club Manila will inspire and enable more runners to join the global running community, designed for first time runners, daily runners as well as race-day competitors. Regular sessions will begin March 1, twice weekly, each session with a different focus” continued Reyes.

NRC Manila will cater to the already bustling running community of Manila, specifically in the Fort area of Bonifacio Global City with Nike Park Fort as the starting point. NRC coaches Rio dela Cruz, Ian Banzon and Ico Ejercito, will lead the twice weekly sessions providing professional training and tips for runners to improve their runs. Sessions will take place every Tuesday and Thursday evenings. NRC Manila is open to both men and women, and participants of the NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila 2016 are highly encouraged to train for the race at the mentioned NRC sessions, to prepare them for the upcoming run.

Runners must register for NRC Manila sessions prior to each running session as there are capacity limitations. Runners can register online for NRC sessions at http://go.nike.com/3mhv3.

Nike+ Run Club Philosophy
1. We are all meant to be runners. Running doesn’t turn away anyone at the door. If we want to bring out the runner inside us, we just have to lace up and get out
2. We are not just runners. We are athletes. It takes more than a pair of legs to be fast. It takes our entire body, mind, and unbreakable spirit.
3. Every run has a purpose. Some days we’ll feel pushed. Some days we’ll push back. Find the meaning in every mile.
4. Respect every workout. Fear no workout. It’s going to be hard. That’s why we love it. Respect is earned from doing the work. So get out and get after it.
5. Embrace your weaknesses. Then erase them. With regular and consistent work, our weaknesses can become our strengths.
6. Measure success in as many ways as you can. Not every run will be our farthest or fastest, but every run is an achievement and should be seen as such.
7. We believe in you, even if you don’t. On days when we feel less than our best, we can always seek motivation from our community. Nike+ Run Club is here to remind us that our best is always within our reach.

About NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila 2016
NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila 2016 is the first female-only Nike half marathon run in the Philippines. Female runners who are interested to participate in the NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila 2016 can join with their best female buddy and register at this link: http://go.nike.com/0po61h. Registration fee is PHP2,700.00 per pair payable via credit card or PayPal.
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