Alaska Milk holds country’s biggest football tournament

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Press Release:

All roads lead to the Ayala Alabang Country Club in Muntinlupa when Alaska Milk holds the biggest and most eagerly awaited football tournament in the country the 2014 Alaska Football Cup this weekend, Nov. 29 and 30.

Football players of all ages, from as young as six years old, participate in this annual event organized by Alaska Milk.

The annual Alaska Football Cup is the one football tournament that young players from all over the country look forward to every year.

Teams representing schools and football clubs from all over the Philippines including Masbate, Baguio, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Davao, Palawan, Legaspi, Laguna, Batangas, Bukidnon, Zambales, Pampanga, Tarlac, Ilocos, Bicol, Romblon, Davao Sur, Compostela Valley, Quezon, Cavite, Albay, Pangasinan, Bacolod, Iloilo, Mindoro and Metro Manila will participate.

The annual football event, which started in 1995, holds its 19th edition this year with over 300 teams of more than 4,500 players competing in the different categories. The two-day event will be played over more than 750 seven-a-side games, in 30 football fields, and officiated by over 120 game officials.

The Alaska Football Cup is one of the country’s most successful grassroots development program in football.

Alaska believes that sports play an important role in instilling the value of determination, discipline, hard work, team work and sportsmanship among the youth. Sports help them achieve the “winning form” which is Alaska’s goal for the children.

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The National Nutrition Survey of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed issues on health that are best addressed by adopting an active healthy lifestyle and by regular consumption of nutritious food such as milk. Programs such as the Football Cup reinforces Alaska Milk’s thrust in promoting a healthy lifestyle not just by drinking milk but also by engaging regularly in physical activities such as football. Alaska seeks to engage all Filipinos, especially the youth, in sports.

It is in line with Alaska Milk’s program and dream to be part of the lives of more children in the Philippines and encourage these young champions to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle through football.

The tournament develops the athletic skills of participants to the fullest because they compete against athletes of the same age as well as physical and mental development.

Alaska does not just sell milk products. It promotes community development and nation building by nurturing positive values of teamwork, cooperation and fair play through sports activities like the 2014 Alaska Football Cup. Alaska promotes a healthy lifestyle, especially among children, through regular sports activities and proper nutrition.

Watch the best young football players from all over the Philippines this weekend as they compete in various categories. Admission is free.

For more information on the Alaska Football Cup please visit the Websitehttp://alaskapowercamp.com/football/2014/ or follow on twitter: @ALASKAsportshub.

HCMC Run is a race event organized annually in Ho Chi Minh City with the pleasant support from the Athletics Federation of HCMC. Owing to the successful debut of HCMC Run 2013, this year, the event will be held on January 18th, 2015 at Phu My Hung, distric 7, promising to participants a better preparation and new experience ahead.

To promote and enhance a sporty routine in daily practice, HCMC Run 2015 aims to encourage people to improve and stay their healthy lifestyles. Through the event, participants who love running will challenge themselves to conquer the distances and get over their limitation to reach the triumph.

Achieved over 5,500 participants in all ages joining the HCMC Run 2013 as a warm welcome, the event had been left a deep and positive impression on the citizen and attracted a considerate number of international tourists, contributed to integrate a dynamic and modern Vietnam.

HCMC Run 2015 will be held on January 18th, 2015 at Cresent Plaza, 105 Nguyen Khac Vien, Phu My Hung, District 7, aim to strongly promote and encourage sport spirits and health improvement for people in different ages. Participants who are current citizens and expatriates are welcomed to take part in the race that divides into 3 distances: 5km, 10km and 21km. Furthermore, participants and visitors will have chances to take part in the Sport & Tourism Expo for the first time during 17 & 18/01/2015 which provides full of essential information regarding health and sport knowledge through Sport Nutrition Talk, Sport Workshop, Kid Dash, etc.

The success of the event stands proudly for the wellness tendency in Vietnam that spreads broadly in the community. By applying the intelligent scoring system which is the world sport trend, HCMC Run is considered as the biggest and the most professional community running event ever.

HCMC Run 2015, organized by Pulse Active is not only meant to achieve the community bond, especially among young people, but also a chance to build a healthy lifestyle in Ho Chi Minh city and discover new talents – future running athletes in Vietnam.

Registration Fee:  (23 Nov 2014 – 4 Jan, 2015)

5Km: 250.000 VND/per
10Km: 400.000 VND/per
21Km: 600.000 VND/per

Register at: http://www.hcmcrun.com
For regular updates: http://www.facebook.com/hcmcrun

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: PULSE ACTIVE Ltd.
Established in 2013, Pulse Active is a crea[c]tive company, specializes in event creation that will target sportive and lifestyle events. We are excited to bring our passion to produce fantastic running events for the locals in order to build up and expand a healthy community. With a commitment to keep our events always different and fun for runners, Pulse Active aims to go beyond the trend and towards a revolution. Pulse Active has also successfully gained massive attention from community through events such as: HCMC Run 2013, Color Me Run, Da Nang International Marathon 2014, Prisma – The Night Run 2014.

Between Christmas parties and overtime, after-school work and nights out to catch up with friends, having enough energy to keep up with the holiday madness can be difficult.

Minimize stress by choosing activities wisely. There is no need to attend all parties right after many hours of after-school or office work. Go on days when the load is lighter or during weekends. Prioritize deadlines and when sudden overtime work is required, make sure you have enough energy to get you by. Here are three simple tips on how to wing your busy holiday schedule.

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Eat for energy. There are two things you need to watch out for when anticipating a packed work-and-play day: (1) skipping meals, and (2) eating high glycemic index* food. Food is the fuel for the mind and body and skipping meals only means you’ll further run low on energy. Healthy oil, high fiber, and protein-rich food have low glycemic index, meaning the body gradually absorbs the sugar needed to store energy needed for an all-nighter.

Sleep is not for the weak. Quality sleep may be hard to come by, especially when you’re all worked up, but simple sleep hacks like avoiding naps during the day and sleeping in a cool, dark, and quiet room can contribute to better sleep.

Drink caffeine to your advantage. Among the several benefits of caffeine to the body, its most useful value is how it increases mental alertness. Get an instant boost of energy while you sharpen your mind by gulping drinks with caffeine. Coffee is not the only drink containing caffeine, as energy drinks like Cobra, which is packed with vitamins, gives you the same amount of caffeine you get from one cup of coffee.

Cobra Energy Drink has reformulated its Berry variant for a more refreshing drink and delicious fruity flavor, now making it a better pair for scrumptious holiday meals. Drink it together with all-time favorite Noche Buena eats like the lechon, hamonado, or even with lumpiang ubod.

Apart from giving you the energy to stay up all night with family and friends, Cobra Berry also contains world-class B-Vitamins, ginseng, taurine, and inositol to help Filipino keep up with work and play for a truly Berry-happy holiday season.

* The glycemic index measures how fast and how much a food raises blood glucose levels. Foods with higher index values raise blood sugar more rapidly than foods with lower glycemic index values do. – Press Release

Save the dates & start your training plan for the Unilab Active Health 2015 Races!

Most were left intrigued when Brandon Vera, mixed martial arts superstar spoke Tagalog at NBA Café last September 3 during the announcement of his participation in ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY to be held this Dec. 5 at SM Arena.

It is not an uncommon fact that there are some Filipinos who would change their accent the moment they land in the US, even for a short holiday. One then wonders why Brandon Michael Vera, a US citizen would imprint the alibata, which no one even remembers from their Alaring Panlipunan days on his back for all the world to see.

He fought for 8 years in another organization and one would be surprised that he was wearing the Philippine flag or its logo boldly on his shorts most of the time. Brandon was left by his Italian-American mother at age 3. One would wonder why a mother would leave albeit a handsome child who would turn out to be 6’2” with the angst to conquer the MMA world.

Eventually he was raised by a Filipina step-mom and a Filipina grandma who would eventually teach him and his siblings to eat with his hands (kamayan).  He is an expert at it and that showed when Mark Zambrano of GMA-7 had a one-on-one interview with him at Kamayan restaurant last October.  Who among us even bothers to eat without utensils? Is it not that we have this ardent desire to depart from what our culture has inculcated on us?

Then here comes Brandon with all the privileges of an American citizen, born and raised in the land of milk and honey and he attempts to have a dual citizenship.  Isn’t this ironic?

Perhaps he was abandoned by his other at age three, perhaps it is his need to put down roots to what he wants to call home, perhaps he just wants to come home this December 5 as he fights Ukrainian Igor Subora at ONE FC: Warrior’s Way. Whatever it is, let us welcome him home, as he has done so much more than most Filipinos who were born and raised here who have not embraced their culture and heritage as much as this man who wears tsinelas has.

Welcome home Brandon. See you on Dec. 5

BGC Cycle Philippines Celebrated Philippine National Bike Day Last November 22-23

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This year’s edition of the BGC CycleAsia Philippines catered to cyclists of all ages and abilities with The Tricycle Ride, The Kids’ Ride, The Junior Challenge, The Community Ride (20km), The Challenge (40km) and the Ride with Robbie (40km); all held in support of the Philippines National Bicycle Day celebration held for the first time last November 23, 2014.

Bicycling is not only good for the environment but it is also a solution to our current transportation woes. It is an efficient and fun way to get around, avoid getting stuck in traffic while getting the exercise you need to stay healthy without having to make the extra time to work out.

Prior to the ride events, the entire family was kept entertained with a wide range of fun activities in the Cycling & Lifestyle Expo at the Mind Museum last November 21 to 22. Participants get to receive a free whole day access pass while their companions get to avail of the pass at a discounted price.

The fun cycling action started in the afternoon of November 22 via the kiddie ride categories starting with the 30-minute Junior Challenge ride and followed by The Kids’ Ride and Tricycle Ride categories. Last Sunday, November 23, the Adult Ride categories which coincided with the celebration of the Philippine National Bike Day. The event was kicked off by the Ride with Robbie with Australian cyclist and 3-time Tour de France Green Jersey Sprinters’ Classification winner Robbie McEwen and followed by the 40Km Challenge Ride and the 20Km Community and Foldies Community Rides.

“This year the ride is extra special because Robbie is going to take out with him in the lead pack the Philippine National Cycling Team led by National Team Coach Chris Allison, our KONA IRONMAN finishers and our participants and finishers from the XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon World Championship in Maui,” revealed Sunrise Events Inc. President Sir Wilfred Steven Uytengsu.

The BGC CycleAsia Philippines is being held in partnership with Sunrise Events Inc. and Bonifacio Global City and is part of Cycle Asia, a network of premier cycling events being held across Asia.

“The growth of BGC Cycle Asia Philippines has been tremendous to see and now with its partnership alongside the Philippine National Bicycle Day, it’s a testament to just how popular the sport has become in the Philippines. This event is a real highlight on the CycleAsia calendar and I wish all the cyclists a great weekend of riding,” said Chris Robb, CEO of Spectrum Worldwide, the owners of CycleAsia.

With Bonifacio Global City as the title sponsor, Garoade and Manila Water as hydration partners, Mind Museum as Expo Venue and other sponsors including 2Go, Devant, F2P, Garmin, Lexus, NxLed, Pioneer Insurance, Rudy Project, Scott Bikes and Skippy’s. Philippine Star is the event’s media partner.

For more information, check the BGC CycleAsia Philippines official site, http://www.cyclephilippines.com.ph

Photo credits: https://www.facebook.com/BGC.Cycle.Philippines

Filipina boxers turned MMA fighters Ana Julaton and Jujeath Nagaowa are both set to show their wares on December at SM Arena

ONE FC’s May event in Manila earlier this year was a successful endeavour, as both former professional boxers Jujeath Nagaowa and Ana Julaton earned victories and solidified their standing as leading belles of women’s MMA in the Philippines.

At ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY on December 5, they aim to put on a repeat performance. Both women will once again be in action on the same night. Nagaowa is set to face Cambodia’s Tharoth Sam while Julaton has a stern test in front of her against Egypt’s Walaa Abbas.

The ONE FC female mixed martial arts scene continues to thrive, especially with the addition of the two former boxers. Julaton previously won both the WBO and IBA Super Bantamweight titles in boxing.

Julaton then decided to try her hand in mixed martial arts and immediately fell in love with the sport. She has now enlisted the help of prominent wrestling coach Ricky Lundell to improve her grappling and is eager to showcase her newfound skills in her next fight.

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Julaton is now set to fight in Manila for the second time, and will look to have her hand raised in victory once again in front of her fans in the Philippines.

“Ana is so proud to be Filipina and has been working so hard to make all her supporters and Kababayans proud of her. With Coach Ricky Lundell teaching her ground game you can expect a new and improved Ana Julaton,” her boxing coach, Angelo Reyes, says.

Nagaowa, on the other hand, is a true rags-to-riches story.

She came through the ranks in the Philippine boxing scene before winning the WBO Asia title, competing in several bouts in Korea and Japan. The native of Baguio City has ferocious punching power and is rounding out her game, training with some of the top gyms in the country.

It may be a matter of time before a ONE FC World Championship belt is introduced for the women’s division, but both Julaton and Nagaowa can stake a claim for a title opportunity with victories at ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY.

Tickets for ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY on 5 December in Manila are on sale now at SM Tickets (http://www.smtickets.com). Ticket categories begin with the full Red Carpet and cageside experience for VIPs at PHP 6,360 followed by Patron PHP 3,180, Lower Box PHP 1,280, Upper Box PHP 640 and General Admission PHP 220. Prices include ticketing fee. Pre-sale packages are currently available.