Collaboration: #ArnoldsArmy and Toby’s Store Open Workout

When fitness icon and trainer to local celebrities, Arnold Aminion takes his workouts outside his gym, you can be sure of an explosive, challenging yet results oriented fitness routine. Just ask Solenn Heusaff, Richard Gutierrez, Anne Curtis, Isabelle Daza and Georgina Wilson who have been under his wings and savored what having a healthy, strong and beautiful bodies look like. While these celebrities put in lots of hours to transform their physique, they relied on Aminion’s great workout methods to help them stay in shape.

#ArnoldsArmy, as what Aminio’s wards are called has now collaborated with Toby’s Sports, the country’s largest store for sports and fitness to offer the first Toby’s Sports Arnold’s Army Open Workout at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheatre. The live free session was an easy-going gym atmosphere that had all the benefits of an #ArnoldsArmy high-end level fitness workout.

Arnold Aninion (2nd from right) with his celebrity clients, Isabelle Daza, Anne Curtis and Solenn Heussaff (Photo: preen.ph)

EnteTo be trained by Aninion or at least become a part of the #ArnoldsArmy for a
day serves as a badge of honor.

At the event, Andrea Tan, Toby’s Sports Head of Marketing and Communications, affirmed that Toby’s Sports has always advocated a healthy and active lifestyle among millions of Filipino consumers. Noting that more people have become increasingly health conscious, Tan disclosed that Toby’s Sports aims to connect with them—and other fitness enthusiasts—by holding complimentary trendy workout sessions.
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Quorum International Inc. President Toby Claudio participates in the Toby’s
Sports #ArnoldsArmy Open Workout.

The first to lead Toby Sports’ workout activities was Aninion, an eminent fitness coach who trains celebrity clients such as Anne Curtis, Isabelle Daza, Solenn Heussaff, and Georgina Wilson, among others. He is also credited for social arbiter Raymond Gutierrez’s dramatic transformation.
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Through group exercise, a fitness enthusiast is likely to work out harder than
he would on his own.

“The enthusiastic response we received from the public and industry influencers was overwhelming,” said a highly pleased Tan, who revealed that Toby Sports was just looking to holding a walk-in event. “But after posting about it online,” Tan said, “it generated so much interest that we had to do pre-registration a couple days before the open workout. The event likewise drew attention from local celebrities like Michael de Mesa and Eric ‘Eruption’ Tai, among others.”
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Local celebrities like Michael de Mesa and Eric “Eruption” Tai attended the
workout.

Tan averred that being trained by Arnold Aninion, or becoming part of #ArnoldsArmy for a day at least, is a distinct privilege. “We hope that our participants will walk away with some workout tips from Arnold, himself—those that they can do at home or in the gym, even without a trainer,” she announced at the onset of the event.
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Aninion engaged the participants who were assisted in order to work out
beyond their perceived limitations.

True enough, the workout participants had an intimate exercise session with the popular trainer, who appeared thoroughly engaged as he encouraged them to work out beyond their perceived limitations.
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Toby’s advocates health and fitness and hopes to connect with the rising
number of health-conscious individuals, particularly the fitness enthusiasts, by holding
trendy workouts.

Tan happily noted that the event’s success was due to the fact that people are more stimulated when exercising with a group—and using a variety of workout styles—because of the social atmosphere and community vibe. “With group exercise,” Tan pointed out, “you are likely to work out harder than you would if you were on your own.”
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There are many reasons why people exercise – others like to lose weight,
inspire or get moving to manage stress.

Apart from the workouts, information on fitness recovery strategies was likewise underscored. “That is something you should know when you kick-start your fitness journey,” Tan related as she acknowledged that people exercise for a variety of reasons: to lose weight, to lead a generally healthier lifestyle, to manage stress, and much more.
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This wonderful workout experience will be fitness enthusiasts’ main
takeaway for them to stay active and improve their overall health.

“Whatever their fitness motivation is, or whatever stage in their fitness journey they’re in,” Tan stated, “we want them to know that Toby Sports, as the leader in sports and fitness, will always have their backs.”
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To be sure, Arnold’s Army Open Workout was just the beginning. “This wonderful workout experience merely set them on the path to a consistently active lifestyle and improved their overall health,” Tan said.
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For his part, Arnold Aninion, who has acquired iconic status for his revolutionary and life-changing workouts, assured his students that they will get closer to their workout goals “when they train with me.”
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Mt. Sembrano Mountain Run (5th Edition): March 3, 2019

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Set on a southern extension of Pililia, Laguna and the Jalajala peninsula, this race meanders along wooded single track routes riddled with an endless string of rolling climbs. Grueling is putting it lightly specially on the first 5 kms of the uphill climb. This is a trail race purportedly for beginners, but it puts these newbies to test where they encounter rocks, relentless uphills, and stream crossings which are among the many obstacles set on this mountainous part of Laguna.

This mountain run is not for people who are looking to set a fast pace but I would recommend it to those looking to deviate from trail events in Rodriguez and challenge themselves with a difficult but doable trail run, specially the newbie trail runner. It’s a whirlwind adventure that combines the spirit of trail racing with the ruggedness of an all- natural surroundings.

Race Details:

Date: March 03, 2019
Race Venue: Brgy. Hall of Malaya, Pililla, Rizal

Race Distance/ Elevation Gain / COT/ Gun-start
• 15KM / 860m / 7hrs COT / 5Am
• 35KM / 1930m / 10hrs COT / 4Am
• 50KM / 2550m / 15hrs COT / 1Am

REGISTRATION FEES :

15K:  —  Regular rate up to Feb 09, 2019 : PHP1,450
Late rate up to Feb 15, 2019 : PHP1,650

35K;  —  Regular rate up to Feb 08, 2019 : PHP2,300
Late rate up to Feb 15, 2019 : PHP2,450

50K:  —  Regular rate up to Feb 04, 2019 : PHP2,850
Late rate up to Feb 15, 2019 : PHP2,950

REGISTER HERE:
https://register.raceyaya.com/events/mt-sembrano-mountain-run-l2

Race Updates:
Facebook Event Page:
https://web.facebook.com/events/2213305928700600/

BTR Event Page: https://web.facebook.com/btr2017

Parts of the race route:

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INCLUSIONS:

15KM (COT: 7hrs)

– Finisher Shirt
– Finisher Medal
– Special Edition MSMR 2019 Trucker Cap
– Personalized Bib Number
– Post Race Meal
– Raffle

35KM (COT: 10hrs)

– Finisher Shirt
– Finisher Medal
– Special Edition MSMR 2019 Trucker Cap
– Finisher MSMR 2019 Microfiber Towel
– Personalized Bib Number
– Post Race Meal
– Raffle

50KM (COT: 15hrs)

– Finisher Shirt
– Finisher Medal
– Finisher MSMR 2019 Microfiber Towel
– Special Edition MSMR 2019 Trucker Cap
– Personalized Bib Number
– Post Race Meal
– Raffle

10th TCS Animo International Marathon Set on March 10, 2019

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This year is the 10th anniversary of the challenging TCS Clark Animo International Marathon at Clark in Pampanga, the place where it all started and will see a record number of over 10,000 participants in the five different races scheduled that include the main marathon, a  half marathon race, 10 km road race, 5 km road race and a 2.5 run.

The 10th TCS Clark Animo International Marathon will be held on March 10, promising a more fun and exhilarating run to this year’s event with internationally certified courses and special activities. Main organizers is the De La Salle Alumni Association Pampanga Chapter with Mr. Jumbo Tayag as the Race Director.

“We initially had 600 participants on our first year,” Atty, Melvin Panlilio, President of DLSAA – Pampanga, said. “But our runners and members of DLSAA-P gradually grew through the years, giving us the opportunity to give back to more beneficiaries.

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“We’re likewise proud to announce that for 2019, our courses have been given international certification by the International Association of Athletic Federations and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races,” he added.

“The TCS Clark Animo International Marathon and associated races are all conducted on IAAF-AIMS Certified Courses. This provides a guarantee to runners that they have run the correct distance and, therefore, their recorded time are valid and will be recognized internationally for qualifying and rankings purposes. This is not only particularly important for runners who aim to join international races like the Boston Marathon, it is for all runners participating in this event. It is never a good outcome to train for a race like a marathon only to discover, after completing the event, that the course they finished did not have the correct distance and their time invalid,” Jumbo Tayag, Race Director, explained.

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L-R: Michelle Bautista, Tata Consultancy Services Marketing & Communication Manager; Shifu Varghese, Tata Consultancy Services Country Head; Noel Manankil, Clark Development Corporation President; Atty. Melvin Panlilio, DLSAA-P President; Aries Patawaran, DLSAA-P Chairman;

To make Animo Run’s 10th year more exciting, cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third placers of the 5 km, 10 km, 21 km, and 42 km distances in the men’s and women’s categories. A special incentive will also be given to runners with the best costume. One runner each from the Adult (18 years old and above) and Kiddie (17 years old and below) categories will likewise receive cash prizes.

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With Jumbo Tayag, Race Director (middle) and Aries Patawaran, DLSAA-P Chairman (right);

This year’s races will see 1,200 participants from Tata Consultancy Services, one of the biggest call center companies in Clark, and a sponsor of the event as well.

Gun start for the 42 km distance will be at 2 a.m.; 4:30 a.m. for the 21 km; 5:30 a.m. for the 10 km; 5:45 a.m. for the 2.5 km; and 6 a.m. for the 2.5 km. Runners are expected to be at the venue 30 minutes before their gun start.

Gunstarts March 10, 2019 2AM Clark Global City

2.5k   —  P500
5k      —  P650
10k    —  P850
21k    —  P1500
42k    —  P1800

For corporate, team, group registrants (at least 10 pax) please email us at dalecaladiao@gmail.com or pm us 💚🏹🇵🇭

Reg Centers:
> TRINOMA New Balance
> MARQUEE MALL Shoreline G/F
> SM MARILAO & PAMPANGA Kenny Rogers
> URDANETA CB Mall Kenny Rogers
> NEPO CENTER Shoreline > STARMILLS Shoreline > BALIBAGO AC Cafe Ristretto
> FSHIP AC Teaspoon Cafe
> VILLA AC Nothern Brew Cafe
> CLARK Cycles & Brew

Click >>> www.TCSClarkAnimo.com
TCS Clark Animo International Marathon🇵🇭 Deadline February 7, 2019
This is an IAAF-AIMS Internationally Certified Course🏆

Gunstarting March 10, 2019 (Clark Global City, Clark Freeport Zone PH)

Proceeds of the run will be used to fund DLSAA-P’s environmental and community projects like tree planting, maintenance of the Angeles City Watershed, support for the La Salle Botanical Gardens in Alviera, Porac, Pampanga, as well as the Yellow Boat Foundation for the marginal school children of coastal Pampanga.

TCS Clark Animo International Marathon is made possible by Tata Consultancy Services, Smart, Nepo Center, Cherifer Premium, CMCS Inc, Pampanga’s Best, Genesis Transport, and NLEX Corp. This year’s run is presented by Clark Global City.

Other Sponsors: Go Express, New Balance, Inbox & Inbook, Cenmidis, Balipure, Colorsteel, Ederm Centers, Paolo Feliciano Photography, Bale Capampangan, Quest Hotels, Kenny Rogers Roaster, and Clark Water.

Media Partners: CLTV36 and UFM 105.5

Brooks Running: New Kicks On The Block

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From the ever softest midsole cushioning to the lightest and bounciest energy returns, running shoes have changed dramatically in 2018. And with 2018 in full swing, a new generation of groundbreaking road running shoes have started to emerge, led by the launch of Brooks’ innovative DNA Loft and DNA AMP features.

The new shoes – Levitate 2, features Brooks’ innovative DNA AMP, Ghost 11, and Glycerin 16 features the newest technology of Brooks: DNA LOFT, while Transcend 5 still has SUPER DNA but an updated guide rails and Adrenaline GTS 18 has its original BioMoGo DNA.
DNA Loft – The NEW standard in soft

A finely calibrated mix of EVA foam, rubber, and air, DNA LOFT is the new midsole cushioning in our softest running shoe yet. Engineered for unequaled comfort, EVA Foam puts more “ahhhhh” in every step, making this the softest midsole we’ve ever offered. Also an added rubber means you can stop worrying about your cushion holding up and enjoy the same blissful softness whether it’s your first – or 500th – time lacing them up. Extra air in the midsole ensures that DNA LOFT won’t weigh you down. Because cushioning that’s soft as a feather should be as light as one, too. Get lost in your run with the cushion that’ll keep you comfortable, step after step, run after run.

DNA AMP – The power to outrun yourself  

DNA AMP is a polyurethane (PU)-based cushioning system strategically engineered to provide unparalleled energy return. The foundation of DNA AMP is a PU foam that naturally expands, returning energy as force is applied. To deliver an amplified experience, Brooks encased the foam in a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) skin that resists horizontal expansion to deliver energy directly back to the runner. The result is an engineered compound that provides exceptional energy return.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up the rest of this year and what we know about Brook’s hottest running shoes. 

Levitate 2 – Maximum Energy Return

The new Levitate 2 returns more energy with every stride, so runners feel like they can run further and faster. Combined with an outsole that moves quickly from heel to toe and a new sleek knit upper, Levitate 2 delivers maximum energy with every stride.

Ghost 11 – The smoothest ride possible gets softer and lighter

After a decade of engineering, the Ghost has more than earned its name. Straight out of the box it’s as comfortable as any shoe you’ve worn for years. And the Ghost 11’s ethereal feel is rivaled only by its responsiveness and durability.

Transcend 5Running’s most advanced support system, served super soft

Offering super soft cushioning and plush comfort, the Transcend 5 features Guide Rail

Technology, an advanced support system that provides holistic support from feet to hips.

Glycerin 16The ultimate in softness and supreme comfort—now even softer

You might be able to outrun our engineers. But when it comes to supreme comfort, super-soft cushioning and mile-after-mile plushness, you’ll never out-engineer them.

Adrenaline GTS 18Perfect balance of soft cushion and support, modernized

Now in its 18th version, the best-selling Adrenaline GTS is better than ever, with the same trusted cushion and support runners have grown to love, plus a new, streamlined look.

Pricing and availability

Levitate 2                     Php 7,495.00

Brooks Levitate 2

 

Ghost 11                      Php 6,495.00

Brooks Ghost 11

Transcend 5                 Php 8,295.00

Brooks Transcend 5

Glycerin 16                   Php 6,995.00

Brooks Glycerin 16

Adrenaline GTS 18       Php 6,295.00

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18

 

Available in all Runnr Stores, Tobys MOA, Tobys SLP, Olympic Village Glorietta, SM Department stores MOA, North Edsa and Davao.

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 The running bloggers with Brooks Senior Brand Head, Ms. Jerine D. Placido

 

About Brooks Running Company
Brooks Running Company sells its performance footwear, apparel, sports bras and accessories in more than 50 countries worldwide. Brooks’ purpose is to inspire everyone to run and be active by creating innovative gear designed to keep runners running longer, farther and faster. This purpose is supported by Brooks’ Run Happy philosophy, a quest to celebrate and champion the sport of running and all runners everywhere. Founded 1914, Brooks is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and is headquartered in Seattle. Visit www.brooksrunning.com for more information or follow us on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/brooksrunningph) and Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/brooksrunningph)

 

Restaurants Against Hunger

Restaurants Against Hunger is an international initiative of the restaurant industry.  The campaign unites chefs, restaurant owners, and foodies all over the world to channel their passion for food into life-saving impact against hunger and child malnutrition.

Restaurants Against Hunger is being promoted by Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organization that takes action against the causes and effects of malnutrition. They are on the front line in nearly 50 countries, helping to reach more children than ever with lifesaving treatment while developing long-term solutions to stop them from becoming malnourished in the first place.

The mechanics of the campaign is simple: Restaurants choose 1 or more special dishes from their menu and for every order of these dishes from October 1 to December 1, 2018, a portion of the profit goes to our projects combating hunger and malnutrition in the Philippines. These dishes are labelled “Dishes That Feed More.” The donation per dish is dependent on the restaurant.

All donations raised during the campaign in the Philippines will only be used for projects in the Philippines.

So far, participants this year are Alba Restaurante Español, Aracama, Azuthai, Café Mediterranean, Calderon, Chef Laudico OK Café, Chelsea Kitchen, Chotto Matte / Izakaya Sensu, Corner Tree Café, Cyma, Friends & Family / Coconut Club, Green Pastures, Grilla, Ikomai, Ilustrado, Kabila, Museum Café, Providore, Saboten, Sangkap, Simple Lang, Sobremesa, Terraz Bistro & Meetings, Terry’s Bistro, The Old Spaghetti House, The Shrimp Shack, Wild Ginger, and The Bistro Group. We hope to sign up more before the program kicks off on October 1.

Diners can be a part of the movement to help provide food to the most disadvantaged children and their families in the country by patronizing the participating restaurants and ordering the featured dish/es which we call “dishes that feed more”. Look for menu items highlighted with a sticker that says “dishes that feed more” or ask your servers about them. Also, you can spread the word and help promote the campaign.

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At the launch of Restaurants Against Hunger with food columnist Margaux Salcedo hosting the event

Action Against Hunger and the Institut de Relations Internationales et Strategiques (IRIS), an international think tank that focuses on geopolitical and strategic issues, released a study titled  “Socio-economy of Chronic Malnutrition in the Philippines: A preliminary key trends analysis by 2030” in 2016 to support strategic action in fighting malnutrition in the Philippines. According to the study, the Philippines ranked 9th among countries with the highest number of stunted children.

The campaign started on World Food Day in France in 1998.  In the Philippines, Restaurants Against Hunger started in 2016 and a total of 103 restaurants have participated in the fight against hunger.

Restaurants Against Hunger has been implemented in Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Guatemala, India, Italy, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, and the USA .

For restaurants to join, all they have to do is go to http://www.restaurantsagainsthungerphilippines.org, click “register” and sign up.  This program is very easy to implement, it doesn’t entail much cost, and it unites the restaurant staff and customers for a life-saving cause. We will support the restaurants by providing all marketing materials needed for the campaign: Posters, table-tops, “dishes that feed more” stickers for the menu and information notes for staff.

The most recent programs the Restaurant Against Hunger made possible are the response to the Marawi conflict where we were able to reach a total of 206,613 individuals. We implemented nutrition screening and distributed emergency food aid and hygiene kits as well as provided access to safe water and sanitation facilities in the provinces of Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte.

Through their Water, Sanitation and Hygiene projects in the areas of Masbate, North Cotabato and Maguindanao they have provided rural barangays access to clean water, created tap stands and toilets, and conducted hygiene promotion sessions to combat the spread of diseases that will lead to malnutrition.  A total of 180 Barangays were declared as Zero Open Defecation Communities, positively affecting 738,566 individuals. To maintain the culture of cleanliness, we trained 730 Barangay Health Workers to continue the work we started.

The campaign has also supported our Nutrition and Food Security and Livelihood projects in Zamboanga City for the internally displaced people that were forced to evacuate their homes during the 2013 siege.

Malnutrition is prevalent in the areas Action Against Hunger is working in.  In North Cotabato, there was a 5-year-old child who was practically skin and bones, he was pale and his hair was not growing.  He was suffering from wasting because he was not eating enough food and not having a varied diet. For months he was only eating boiled cassava, banana, and sweet potato.

As mentioned above, the Philippines is at a critical point with regards to stunting.  The numbers  have increased to 33.4% from 30.1% in 2015 and the Philippines ranked 9th among countries with the highest number of stunted children. Stunting is something that we see every day.  It is quite common to see children who we thought were only in Elementary only to find out that they’re already in High School.  These kids are underdeveloped – not only physically, but cognitively as well.  If not treated in the first 1,000 days of a person’s life (from 0 to 2 years old), the effects of stunting is irreversible and will last that person’s whole life.

Nutrition during pregnancy and in the first years of a child’s life provides the essential building blocks for brain development, healthy growth, and a strong immune system. A growing body of scientific evidence shows that the foundation of a person’s lifelong health are largely set during this 1,000-day window.

Restaurants Against Hunger is co-presented by McCormick Culinary.  Sponsors are Foodpanda, Marca Leon, and Mida Food. Supporting the campaign are the LTB Chefs Association Philippines and The Spanish Chamber of Commerce. Collaborators are Acceler8, Digital Out-of-Home Philippines, Nyxsys Philippines, Pitchworks Incorporated, and Summit Outdoor Media.

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Questions answered by Dale Nelson Divinagracia, Fundraising and Resource Development Manager of Action Against Hunger

Website: http://www.restaurantsagainsthungerphilippines.org

Facebook: @RestaurantsAgainstHungerPH and @ActionAgainstHungerPH

Instagram: @RestaurantsAgainstHungerPH

Twitter: #EndHungerPH

Hashtag: #restaurantsagainsthungerPH

 

PRESS RELEASE:

Restaurants Unite to Fight Child Malnutrition

Through the initiative of global humanitarian organization, Action Against Hunger, restaurants have come together to fight child malnutrition.

Called “Restaurants Against Hunger”, the campaign runs from October 1 to December 1, 2018. During this period,  participating restaurants will be donating a portion of the sale of specially marked dishes on their menu to projects combating child malnutrition in the Philippines.

Diners can be a part of the movement to help provide food to the most disadvantaged children and their families in the country by patronizing the participating restaurants and ordering the featured dish/es labelled as “dishes that feed more”.

 

So far, participants this year are Alba Restaurante Español, Aracama, Azuthai, Café Mediterranean, Calderon, Chef Laudico OK Café, Chelsea Kitchen, Chotto Matte / Izakaya Sensu, Corner Tree Café, Cyma, Friends & Family / Coconut Club, Green Pastures, Grilla, Ikomai, Ilustrado, Kabila, Museum Café, Providore, Saboten, Sangkap, Simple Lang, Sobremesa, Terraz Bistro & Meetings, Terry’s Bistro, The Old Spaghetti House, The Shrimp Shack, Wild Ginger, and The Bistro Group.

“We hope to sign up more before the program kicks off on October 1,” said Action Against Hunger Fundraising and Resource Development Manager Dale Nelson Divinagracia. Restaurants that wish to join can simply register at http://www.restaurantsagainsthungerphilippines.org.

This program is very easy to implement, inexpensive, and unites the restaurant staff and customers for a life-saving cause. This was attested during the launch by Chiqui Mabanta, owner and general manager of Corner Tree Café which has been supporting “Restaurants Against Hunger” since year one.

The campaign started on World Food Day in France in 1998 and has been implemented in Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Guatemala, India, Italy, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, and the USA.  In the Philippines, “Restaurants Against Hunger” is on its third year has helped make it possible for Action Against Hunger to implement several programs.

The most recent was their response to the Marawi conflict where a total of 206,613 individuals benefitted from the nutrition screening and distribution of emergency food aid and hygiene kits. The organization also provided access to safe water and sanitation facilities in the provinces of Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte. Through their Water, Sanitation and Hygiene projects in the areas of Masbate, North Cotabato and Maguindanao they have provided rural barangays access to clean water, created tap stands and toilets, and conducted hygiene promotion sessions to fight the spread of diseases that will lead to malnutrition.  A total of 180 Barangays were declared as Zero Open Defecation Communities, positively affecting 738,566 individuals. To maintain the culture of cleanliness, 730 Barangay Health Workers were trained to continue the work started. “Restaurants Against Hunger” has also funded  nutrition and food security, and livelihood projects in Zamboanga City for the internally displaced people that were forced to evacuate their homes during the 2013 sieBased on the latest survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology, more than 3.8 million or 33.4% of Filipino children are stunted.  This number is up from 30.1% in 2015. Stunting, also called Chronic Malnutrition refers to a child who is too short for his or her age.  It is the result of poor nutrition during early childhood.  Children suffering from stunting may never attain their full possible height and their brains may never develop to their full cognitive potential. The effects are irreversible and can last a lifetime. These children face learning difficulties in school, get sick more often, and earn less as adults. The same survey also identified 800,000 or 7.1 percent of Filipino children to be suffering from wasting. Wasting, also called Acute Malnutrition refers to a child who is too thin for his or her height.  It is the result of rapid weight loss or the failure to gain weight due to poor nutrient intake or disease. Children suffering from wasting have weakened immunity, are vulnerable to long term developmental delays, and face an increased risk of death.

“In 2016, Action Against Hunger and the Institut de Relations Internationales et Strategiques (IRIS), an international think tank that focuses on geopolitical and strategic issues, released a study entitled  “Socio-economy of Chronic Malnutrition in the Philippines: A preliminary key trends analysis by 2030” to support strategic action in fighting malnutrition in the Philippines. According to the study, the Philippines ranked 9th among countries with the highest number of stunted children,” revealed Action Against Hunger Country Director, Guy Halsey. “It’s imperative that we take steps to stop the upward trajectory of malnutrition in the country.  Restaurants Against Hunger is a start and everybody can participate. We can all channel our passion for food into life-saving impact against hunger and child malnutrition,” he added.

Restaurants Against Hunger is co-presented by McCormick Culinary.  Sponsors are Foodpanda, Marca Leon, and Mida Food. Supporting the campaign are the LTB Chefs Association Philippines and The Spanish Chamber of Commerce. Collaborators are Acceler8, Digital Out-of-Home Philippines, Nyxsys Philippines, Pitchworks Incorporated, and Summit Outdoor Media.

To know more about the campaign, visit http://www.restaurantsagainsthungerphilippines.org or follow these social media accounts @RestaurantsAgainstHungerPH and @ActionAgainstHungerPH on Facebook, @RestaurantsAgainstHungerPH on Instagram and #EndHungerPH on Twitter. #RestaurantsAgainstHungerPH

GRIT (All Female) 2018 Trail Run: August 5, 2018

If you’re looking for a new trail route and nice scenery, then this all-women’s race might be what you’re looking for . The GRIT (Girls Running in Trails) will be holding its 2nd Trail Run inside the Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club in Binangonan, Rizal.

The race will feature a 30K, 15k, 6k and two side events: the Kiddie Run and Sub-Sandi Challenge. MEN can join the race by registering on the Sub Sandi 6k Challenge which is a “Beat Sandi Menchi” on the 6k distance! Sandi Menchi Abahan is the beneficiary of this race which aims to raise funds to help her compete in 2018 races which includes the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace in Scotland, in September.

 

The second edition of  GRiT – Girls Running in Trails: an All-Women Trail Run will be held at 6 AM on August 5, 2018 inside the Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club, Binangonan, Rizal.   A bigger and better GRiT offers three race categories:  30K, 15k, 6k and two side events: the Kiddie Run and Sub-Sandi Challenge.  The event also welcomes its male friends as volunteers and pacers or as Sub-Sandi Challengers.

GRiT 2018 is organized by RaceYaya for the purpose of raising funds to help, Sandi Menchi Abahan as she embarks in another big race this year. So, how does it work?  The proceeds of GRiT will support the training and racing expenses of Sandi Menchi Abahan -GRiT Ambassador – which includes the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace in Scotland and other activities which aim to promote and support women in the sport.

Last year’s edition gathered five hundred (500) strong women with their family and friends and male volunteers in the trails of Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal.  Watch last year’s race here .

The net proceeds from the event helped in the financial support for Sandi Menchi  Abahan’s entry to TDS-UTMB in Chamonix, France where she finished 21st among the female elite runners, and became the first Filipino/Southeast Asian runner to be present in the race leaderboard of TDS-UTMB, not to mention, a race that is mostly dominated by Europeans and Americans; it is considered as the most prestigious trail running event in the world.

And so, the journey continues. This 2018, let’s get our voices heard, let’s all toe the line in support of Sandi. To register and to know more details about the race, just go to:

https://register.raceyaya.com/events/grit-all-female-trail-run

Details:

DISTANCE 30K 15K 6K Kiddie Run Sub-Sandi Challenge
REGISTRATION FEE 1,800 1,200 1,000 400 1,000
INCLUSIONS Event Shirt and Finisher’s Token Special Kiddie Token Event Shirt

 

 

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To everyone who supports Sandi, here’s her personal message for you:

“Running has brought me here, I have to keep going and keep pushing because each step could not only move me and my performance upwards.  Each push can move the people who believe in me to believe that a female Filipino can do it, that she can do it, that we can do it…Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.”

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(Ladies can choose from three races (30 kms, 15 kms, 6 kms) while the MEN can register for the 6K Sub Sandi Challenge over newly discovered running trails that takes place inside the Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club, Binangonan, Rizal.. The park offers classic southern terrain, with cypress tupelo swamps, boardwalks, and a variety of greenery and hardwood forests.)

Milo Launches The 2018 National MILO Marathon

MILO Philippines launches its 42nd National MILO Marathon with new race features.
(From left to right) Lester Castillo, MILO Sports Executive;  Robbie De Vera, Consumer Marketing Manager, Nestle Philippines; Coaches Jim Saret and Toni Saret; Dr. Philip Juico, President-PATAFA, Meg Panopio, Consumer Marketing Manager, Nestle Philippines; Joey Uy, Business Executive Officer – Senior Vice President, Nestle Philippines; Solenn Heussaff, MILO Nutri-Up Ambadassor, Willy De Ocampo, Business Unit Manager – Vice President, Nestle Philippines; Laurent Boisdron, General Manager, Conrad Hotel; Faivo Bartolome, National Finals Local Race Organizer; and Andrew Neri, RunRio, NMM National Race Organizer

The National MILO Marathon marks another milestone in its rich history as it celebrates its 42nd year with a bang. The country’s premiere running event is set to commence its first of 11 regional races in Urdaneta, Pangasinan on July 15th. Known as the “biggest and longest running footrace in the Philippines,” the marathon has earned a reputation for outstanding runner support, attention to detail, and beautiful race courses set throughout the country .

The 42nd Milo Marathon strives to maintain its level of excellence and offer the best running experience to runners in one of that molds its champions to greater heights.

While Urdaneta has been tasked to host the first leg of the race, the city of Laoag in Ilocos Norte has been selected to host this year’s National Finals on December 9.

Read on for more details:

Manila, Philippines, 08 June 2018 – Leading beverage brand MILO officially launches the 42nd National MILO Marathon. The country’s biggest and longest running footrace strives to be more than just a running event as it continues to highlight the character-forming lessons that can be learned from the race. With the ongoing theme, “Magsama-sama, Tumakbo, Matuto”, MILO strengthens the legacy of the National MILO Marathon in upholding a values-driven race experience for runners throughout the season.

The new season ushers the 11-leg event with the opening race happening in Urdaneta on July 15. Reigning MILO Marathon King Joerge Andrade and five-time MILO Marathon Queen Mary Joy Tabal will go head-to-head with their top contenders to defend their titles with the hopes of bagging the top purse of this year’s marathon finale. The next MILO Marathon King and Queen will be given an opportunity participate in an international marathon in 2019. In partnership with PATAFA, this year’s NMM King and Queen will be the runners to beat for aspiring contenders for the 2019 SEA Games. MILO expects 150,000 runners to participate this season.

“The 42nd National MILO Marathon continues to center on the life lessons that runners can learn and take with them beyond the finish line,” said Lester P. Castillo, MILO Philippines Sports Executive. “We are committed to delivering an inspiring season as we highlight the values of discipline, resilience and determination to help our runners be molded into true champions.”

National Finals in Laoag

The city of Laoag has been selected to host this year’s National Finals on December 9. Laoag promises to offer a unique running experience for participants as the National Finals will be part of the city’s bicentennial culminating celebration. In addition to the festive race experience, runners can also look forward to marveling at the beauty of Laoag, as the race route goes along several tourist spots of the city, including the Paway and Laoag sand dunes in some of the long distance categories. Those who would like to combine a vacation along with their race can visit nearby landmarks and places of interest in the Ilocos region, such as the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, St. Augustine’s Church in Paway, Kapurpurawan rock formation in Burgos, the windmill farms of Bangui, and the white beaches of Pagudpud. Vigan, a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Center, is also just 80 kilometers away.

“The provincial government of Ilocos Norte, and the city of Laoag have given their full support for National MILO Marathon so it’s all systems go for the preparations of the National Finals,” said Faivo Bartolome, RunRio’s local race organizer of the Laoag National Finals. “We believe that this will be a new and exciting experience as the finale will highlight Laoag’s vibrant culture that runners can appreciate. We look forward to welcoming MILO and all of the participants to celebrate Laoag’s significant milestone with us.”

New Race Features

Keeping true to its intent on providing a unique running experience, MILO has added and refreshed some features for this year’s National MILO Marathon. The race kit for this season has been updated with new item inclusions. In addition to the newly-designed, values inspired race singlet and bib in the race kit, registered participants of the 3K and 5K categories will receive a MILO sachet, while registered runners in the 10K category will receive a drawstring bag and MILO Nutri-Up sachet. Participants of the 21K and 42K races will get to receive a new finisher’s training hoodie when they complete the race during event proper.

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Race kit for the 10k Category

For years, MILO has played an active role in helping underprivileged Filipino youth reach for their dreams by giving them brand new pairs of running shoes through the Help Give Shoes advocacy. This year, with the help of the Department of Education, MILO will donate 1,500 pairs of shoes to deserving public schoolchildren across the country. In addition to the shoes, MILO will also donate 2,500 basketballs to deserving public schools nationwide. With this added initiative, MILO is beginning to expand its advocacy to reach more schoolchildren and get them into sports, and not just running.

“In our immersion and research, we found that there is an opportunity for more children to play and get into sports,” said Castillo. “We began encouraging children to get active through running, and getting them into sports seems to be the natural progression. We are donating basketballs as it is the most popular sport in the country. This new development in our advocacy is still aligned with our in our initiative to encourage more kids to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.”

The series will start in Urdaneta on July 15, and will continue in Metro Manila (July 29), Tarlac (August 26), Batangas (September 16), Lucena (September 30), Iloilo (October 7), Cebu (October 14), General Santos (October 21), Butuan (November 11), Cagayan De Oro (November 18), and in Laoag for the National Finals on December 9.

The 42nd National MILO Marathon is endorsed by the Department of Education, Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Olympic Committee, and sanctioned by the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association. The 42nd National MILO Marathon is organized by RunRio Events Inc., and supported by its official partners: TAG Heuer – the official time keeper of the 42nd National MILO Marathon, Conrad Hotel – the official hotel partner for the Manila Leg of the 42nd National MILO Marathon, Pocari, Salonpas, Sock Society, and Health Delivery Systems Inc.

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).

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