Friday, January 15, 2016

Weiss targets Xterra Albay repeat

Press Release

Defending champion Bradley Weiss seeks to dish out another explosive performance around majestic Mayon Volcano as he banners a stellar field in the XTERRA Albay 2016 on Feb. 7 in the Province of Albay.

Weiss struck gold last year when the prestigious off-road triathlon race had its maiden run in Albay with the South African ace determined to set another coronation for himself with the world’s most perfect cone as backdrop.

Out to foil Weiss' bid are 2015 male pro third-placer Ben Allen of Australia, 2015 fourth placer Brodie Gardner also of Australia, Charlie Epperson of Guam, Joseph Miller of the Philippines and Michal Bucek of Slovakia, who are all returning to Albay.

The women’s pro crown, meanwhile, is up for grabs are 2015 winner Flora Duffy, the world titlist from Bermuda, has opted to skip this year’s event to concentrate on her campaign in the Rio Olympics.

Australians Jacqui Slack, the runner-up last year, and third placer Dimity Lee Duke head the contenders in the distaff side along with Mieko Carey of Guam, who placed fourth last time.

Pros Lizzie Orchard, Taylor Charlton, Cameron O'Neal, and Hsieh Chung Sing are making their debut in the 2016 edition of the event organized and produced by Sunrise Events, Inc. and backed by official venue partners Province of Albay, City of Legaspi, Municipality of Daraga, Bayan ng Sto. Domingo, Official Courier and Logistics Partner 2Go Express, Cetaphil, Columbia, Finisher Pix, Shotz Sports Nutrition, Timex, David’s Salon, Department of Tourism + Tourism and Promotions Board and media partner The Philippine Star.

The race tests the participants in challenging environs in courses around Mayon.

The 1.5K swim starts in the shores of Lidong in Mayon Rivera, where the water is calm and deep and the sands are black.

The 35K bike course features wide and open trails and provides breathtaking view of Mayon. It is a single loop point to point race passing through fire roads, grass roads, sands and rocky trails.

The 10K run follows the ATV route in Mayon passing through rocky and sandy areas, river bed, and grasslands with the finish line set at the famous Cagsawa Ruins.

Monday, January 04, 2016

NUTRILITE HEALTH RUN 2016 - Race Details

January 24, 2016 – SM Mall of Asia Grounds, Pasay City
February 14, 2016 – ADC CDO Perla Compania De Seguros Bldg., Don Apolinar Velez St., Cagayan De Oro City

February 21, 2016 – ADC Davao Unit A Lim Bldg., cor. Quimpo Blvd. and Tulip Drive Ecoland, Matina, Davao City
Participating Brands


PHP 350 inclusive of a shirt, race bib and car sticker.


Saturday, January 02, 2016

LG Electronics and ONE Championship Unite for Sport, Entertainment, and Charity

Press Release

Two global leaders team up to present season’s hottest MMA event and bring larger-than-life entertainment to Pangarap Foundation kids

LG Electronics brings the spectacular ONE FC experience to MMA enthusiasts via the ONE Championship app available for free in LG Smart TVs. In photo is heavyweight champion Brandon "The Truth" Vera with the world's first and largest 105-inch LG Super ULTRA HD TV.

MANILA – On December 11, 2015, consumer electronics giant LG Electronics teamed up with the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, ONE Championship to bring about the intense “ONE Championship: Spirit of Champions” match to the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Headlining the much-awaited Heavyweight World Champion Division were top-ranking heavyweight champions, Brandon “The Truth” Vera versus Paul “Typhoon” Cheng. Vera conquered the octagon and was thus crowned as the ONE Championship Heavyweight World Champion. LG also presented the Flyweight match between Ana Julaton and Irina Marzepa, with Marzepa emerging as the winner.

Prior to the match, LG Electronics and ONE Championship visited Pangarap Foundation in Manila. This foundation provides shelter and care for underprivileged children, as well as livelihood training programs to ensure a self-sufficient future. Pangarap Foundation kids were thrilled to meet MMA legend and ONE Championship Vice President Rich Franklin, who taught them the basics of dodgeball, an American schoolyard classic.

After a fun afternoon of play, LG unveiled another surprise for the foundation: a premium Smart TV, with free access to epic ONE Championship matches and thousands of other materials, set up in the facility’s common area. Access to the LG Smart World App Store will greatly contribute to the kids’ recreational and bonding activities.

Get more access to action-packed sports events and more by downloading the ONE Championship TV App from the LG Content Store. To learn more about LG’s full Home Entertainment lineup, visit; like LG’s official Facebook page “LG TV Philippines”; or follow @LGPhilippines on Twitter and Instagram.

LG Electronics and ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) took their partnership to another level as they reached out to Pangarap Foundation, an institution which provides shelters and livelihood programs for underprivileged children. LG donated a premium Smart TV, which allows free access to the epic ONE FC matches, to help enrich the kids' entertainment and bonding activities. The two global leaders also teamed up to conduct a fun dodgeball session with the kids, led by no less than MMA legend and ONE FC VP Rich Franklin.

Friday, January 01, 2016

PLDT HOME Ultera to present highly anticipated UAAP Women’s Volleyball Season 78

Press Release

MANILA – The prestigious UAAP Volleyball Championship is poised to return for its 78th season in 2016, with the Women’s Division to be presented by no less than PLDT HOME Ultera, the Ultra-Fast LTE for a Happy Family.

“Following the smashing season 77 in UAAP women’s volleyball, we are gearing up for an even more exciting round this 2016,” PLDT VP and HOME Marketing Director Gary Dujali said. “Every participating university features a roster of volleyball superstars who have leveled up their training for the tournament of the year. We look forward to taking part in the upcoming volleyball spectacle.”

Throughout the women’s tournament, volleyball fans can look forward to witnessing the journeys of PLDT HOME Ultera Family Barkada members and brand ambassadors Alyssa Valdez of the Ateneo Lady Eagles, Mika Reyes and Ara Galang of the DLSU Lady Spikers and Jaja Santiago of the NU Lady Bulldogs as they represent their own universities and battle it out for the grand title.

It’s an honor to have these athletes represent our brand and inspire the youth towards sports excellence,” Dujali said. “Each of them has harnessed consistent talent, passion and dedication both as individuals and as team members. We wish them luck and will be supporting them all the way through.”

UAAP Women’s Volleyball Season 78 is among the projects highly supported by PLDT HOME Ultera as part of its sports advocacy. In line with its ongoing mission to promote volleyball to young athletes at the grassroots level, PLDT HOME Ultera also presented this year’s Shakey’s V-League Season 12, where their Ultra-Fast Hitters were hailed champions at the recently concluded Reinforced Conference this December. This title earned the team back-to-back crowns following the Open Conference concluded last May.

More information about the UAAP Women’s Volleyball Season 78 will be revealed in the Volley Friends Viber Public Chat. For access to real-time updates, behind-the-scenes and fun candid moments among the volleyball superstars, visit

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