This year’s edition of the Sofitel Manila Half-Marathon is set! See you all at the SM Mall of Asia, along Blocks 16 and 20, Seaside Blvd! sofitel2015 SOFITEL MANILA HALF-MARATHON 2015 August 16, 2015 Seaside Blvd., Mall of Asia 5km/10km/21km BENEFICIARY: Virlanie Foundation, Inc. RACE CATEGORIES AND INCLUSIONS: Untitled REGISTRATION SCHEDULE:

  • ONLINE (via this LINK) June 23 – August 2 Start of delivery for online registrants: July 23
  • IN-STORE July 20 – August 9



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Color Manila Nite Run: Black Light Edition


Get ready for “Color Manila Nite Run: Black Light Edition” happening on May 16 at the Filinvest City, Alabang! It is touted to be the “biggest Color Manila event ever” boasting of race categories 3km, 6km and 10km. Organizers in partnership with Brother Philippines says that this race will “transform Filinvest City, Alabang into a supernatural, extraterrestrial dimension”.

All categories’ entry fee costs Php850 and includes a backlight/headlamp, a dri-fit shirt, a race bib, a drawstring bag and an ink pillow from Brother Philippines.

Visit the official website or the official Facebook page @ColorManilaRun for more details or to register.

adidas ULTRA BOOST – “The Greatest Running Shoe Ever”

For two months now, I have been a proud owner of the “greatest running shoe ever”, the adidas Ultra Boost. Thanks a bunch to adidas Philippines for sending me a pair.

You will say, adidas really made this big a claim this time, by saying that this newest edition to the adidas Boost line, the Ultra Boost is the best shoe that ever happened to running. Well, let me just say that from my growing experience wearing my pair, I am embracing that claim.

The adidas Ultra Boost is my second pair of “Boost shoe” so far, the first one being the very first model in the line – the Energy Boost. Up until the arrival of the Ultra Boost, the Energy Boost have been my favorite and “go to” pair especially when I have that need for utmost comfort and bounce. Having the newest model that is the best running shoe ever, meant that I have more promising running (and working) days ahead!.

I was able to use the pair during some of my short distance runs and most especially during my work as part of a sports-organizing team – where I can be found always on my feet, rushing, running. It has been my bestie when it comes to reliable footwear. But let me share to you some features which made me love the Ultra Boost. Word of caution, as I am admittedly not a certified shoe guru, I am giving you shoe feedback based on the terms I am familiar with. :) Read on if it is okay or skip to the Press Release below for the more technical specifications of the shoe. :)

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  • the shoe upper is the adidas technology Primeknit – provides perfect fit, moves and stretches with my feet. this flexibility because of the Primeknit technology makes wearing the shoe comfortable.
  • the “shoe cage”, which holds the shoe laces provides support to the upper as tightening or loosening the laces – you have control on how much support the cage will have to the knit upper.
  • the collar is spandex and is seamlessly a part of the whole upper  – I like it this way because I don’t anymore find the need to adjust or fix its placement. the spandex material make it seem that even the shoe collar hugs my feet.
  • the color way is good. it may not be like the color candy combinations that have been the usual to most of the running shoes in the market but I am so fine by it. It’s neutral colors make me able to wear my pair more regardless of what I am wearing, most of the time. 
  • the sole – it is actually what the “boost” is all about. This material which to the uninitiated seems to look like styrofoam material, is the best feature of the shoe. It gives my run a bouncy ride, at times I feel like I run faster with it! 
  • the cushioning – ohhh! thank you adidas for the best cushioning innovation ever! I have plantar fascitis (on both foot) and prolonged moments during work standing and rushing from one point to another usually triggers the pain. When that happens, I just put on the Ultra Boost and the pain slowly fades away or at times, becomes bearable. I love how it helps me survive every taxing work day.

Overall, would I recommend this shoe to everyone? Yes I will! The adidas Ultra Boost might be a tad expensive than the other running shoe models available in the market at the cost of Php8,2965 but if price is of no or little consideration, this shoe is the one for you – best in cushioning, comfort and fit. It is a neutral shoe so almost anybody can wear it.

The boost technology of adidas is what I liked most about adidas shoes and I just so happy to know that it just gets better with every new model released. The adidas Ultra Boost have been available in adidas Philippines stores and at RUNNR BGC since February 28. Go run to any of these stores and get your own pair. 


adidas Unveils Ultra BOOST, the Greatest Running Shoe Ever

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Herzogenaurach, Germany – The Energy Running revolution has taken a bold new step as adidas unveiled the greatest running shoe ever, Ultra BOOST. At a guarded launch location in New York City, Yohan Blake, David Villa, Sammy Watkins and a team of elite athletes pledged their allegiance to the revolution while hundreds of witnesses from around the world were onsite for the introduction of Ultra BOOST.

Attending athletes and guests experienced the superiority of Ultra BOOST through state-of-the-art live testing demonstrations using the ARAMIS system also used by top engineering institutions like NASA, Boeing and Audi to measure crash tests, vibration analysis and durability studies. adidas developed Ultra BOOST using ARAMIS’ 3D shape and surface measurement to provide a fully adaptable running experience. Ultra BOOST intuitively adjusts to a runner’s stride delivering the unrivalled Energy Return of BOOST™, superior support and adaptive comfort over hundreds of kilometres, in virtually any environment.

“To answer the world’s athletes’ call for more Energy we aimed to create the greatest running shoe ever and we’ve done exactly that with Ultra BOOST,” said Eric Liedtke, adidas Executive Board Member. “adidas has raised the industry standard with BOOST and will continue blazing a path in Energy Running for those who dare to follow.”


Ultra BOOST features 20 percent more* BOOST cushioning material, the highest Energy Return cushioning in the running industry, and has eliminated the traditional EVA midsole for more direct contact to provide the ultimate expression of BOOST. Made of thousands of unique energy capsules, BOOST delivers a consistent performance over hundreds of kilometres, in virtually any condition.


To complement the unrivalled Energy Return of BOOST, Ultra BOOST features an innovative update to adidas’ PRIMEKNIT technology built to reach new heights of comfort, support and style.

A runner’s foot can remarkably expand up to 10 mm or more in width while running. When restrained, this expansion can cause severe discomfort, friction and the leading injury in running, blisters. Unlike other leading knit technologies the innovative PRIMEKNIT pattern of Ultra BOOST provides comfortable support in less expansive areas of the foot and adaptive stretch where it’s needed to deliver maximum comfort.

“Each technology featured in Ultra BOOST was built to complement each other providing energized adaptability through a customized fit, look and feel,” said Ben Herath, Vice President of Design for adidas Running. “While we’ve taken innovation to the next level, the sleek silhouette of Ultra BOOST is built to look as good as it performs.”


One of the most advanced features of Ultra BOOST is the Stretch Web outsole that adapts and stretches to your foot strike and movement. The perforated elastic design harnesses and maximizes the Energy of BOOST without restricting any of its qualities. The unique appearance of the Stretch Web outsole is the perfect look to complement the eye-catching Energy capsules of BOOST.


Ultra BOOST also features an entirely new heel construction that frees the natural movement of the Achilles tendon. A carefully tuned external heel counter comfortably cradles the foot and adapts to the high extension of the Achilles. A new featherweight sock liner adapts to the runner’s natural foot form, for a customized fit and feel.

Ultra BOOST also boasts a new dual-density TORSION® SYSTEM, embedded into the shoe’s base. This allows more independent movement between heel and forefoot for superior stability and a smooth, more controlled run.

Your greatest run ever awaits with Ultra BOOST at adidas Ultra BOOST is available in leading adidas stores in the Philippines and Runnr BGC at P 8295.

Join the adidas Energy running movement by following @adidasph on Twitter or Instagram.


About adidas Running

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About adidas

adidas is a global designer, developer and marketer of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories with the mission to be the leading sports brand in the world. Brand adidas is part of the adidas Group, a corporation that includes brands such as Reebok, TaylorMade and Rockport.

About the adidas Group

The adidas Group is a global leader in the sporting goods industry, offering a broad portfolio of footwear, apparel and hardware for sport and lifestyle around the core brands adidas, Reebok, TaylorMade, Rockport and Reebok-CCM Hockey. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach/Germany, the Group employs more than 50,000 people across the globe and generated sales of € 14.5 billion in 2013.


The second edition of PDIC’s benefit run, Takbo 2 Tungo sa Kalusugan, Para sa Kalikasan, is set to happen on May 10, 2015 at the CCP Grounds, Pasay City. It is part of PDIC’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program and aims to raise additional funds to increase the number of beneficiaries for the Community Development Project in Lawaan, Eastern Samar in partnership with Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, Inc.

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  • Special Gift Packs (clocks) from The Generics Pharmacy
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Summer Carnival at CDC’s Manila River City Residences

Last week CDC Holdings invited a number of mommy bloggers, together with their kids to an afternoon of fun at the Manila River City Residences. Dubbed as the “Summer Carnival”, it is a regular activity being held by CDC to encourage the condominium residents to get out of their units and bond with each other, fostering a healthy sense of community and camaraderies among its residents. 

Since it was just a short tricycle ride for me, I decided to go and tagged Adam along. Take a look at some photos taken of the event and the official press release as shared below. ;)


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Real estate development company, CDC Holdings, embraces summer through fun and games as it holds the first Summer Carnival event for its residents! The event kicks off this April 18 at its Manila Rivercity Residences project in Santa Ana, Manila. The kids and families from its Paranaque property, Lions Park Residences, will enjoy the event next day.

The Summer Carnival event features outdoor recreation wherein members of the CDC community are given the chance to have a fruitful bonding experience while enjoying the games and prizes CDC has prepared.

CDC Holdings believes in going beyond buying properties, but puts value in building communities. It takes time to initiate and organize fun activities for its residents whole year round.

“We have always valued building communities as part of developing our properties. This is our way to forster a sense of community and further build goodwill among our residents. Through activities such as the Summer Carnival, we wish to instill to our residents the value and importance of community, especially during this time when we are moving at a faster pace and seem to be more detached from each other due to technology, as well as busy schedules. We want to bring back that sense of community wherein neighbors interact positively and support each other, providinga sense of belonging that is beneficial to all”, Charlene Chua, CDC Holdings Executive Vice President, explained. 

At the CDC Summer Carnival, exciting games are in store for resident, including Hoop-A-Loop (Ring Toss), Knock Out, Catch the Fish, Target Shooting, and Balloon Dart. Kids of all  ages can also enjoy being engulfed in a giant zorb ball, as well as have a fun time with other kids at the inflatable playground. CDC will also offer delicious summer treats for the children, such as cotton candy, snow cones, and squid balls.

CDC Holdings, Inc. is the investment arm of a group of companies engaged in property development, property management, sales and marketing, and hotel and serviced-residences management. Founded in 1986 by Elise Chua, CDC Holdings President and Chief Executive Officer, the company has since established itself as one of the most recognized and respected leaders in the Philippine real estate industry.

In its more than 28 years, CDC Holdings has grown adn expanded its set of core businesses to meet clients’ specific needs and uphold its commitment by delivering almost 10,000 quality investments.

To know more about CDC Holdings, Inc., and its projects, call 894-0808 or you may visit

Press Release: Summit Supports the Philippine National Open Invitational Athletics Championships

In Summit Natural Drinking Water’s quest to Thirst for More, they are now supporting our Philippine national track and field athletes in the Philippine National Open Invitational Athletics Championships. Read below the Press Release to know more.


Summit Supports the Philippine National Open Invitational Athletics Championships

Summit Natural Drinking Water continues its quest to uplift Philippine national athletes across all sports by supporting Team Philippines in the Philippine National Open – Invitational Athletics Championships to be held in Sta. Cruz, Laguna.

The Philippine National Open – Invitational Athletics Championship is the central sport event of the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association or PATAFA. The annual track and field competition will showcase the skills of Filipino athletes as they compete against the best athletes from China, Chinese Taipei, South Korea, Hong Kong, Brunei, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, and Myanmar.

Over 3,000 participants are expected to participate, and Summit is excited to be a part of the championships, “Filipinos are talented in so many different ways and we at Summit make sure that we support all these athletes, no matter what the sport. This allows us to support Pinoy athletes who thirst for more,” says Abe Cipriano, AVP for Asia Brewery Non Alcohol Division.


About Summit Natural Drinking Water

Summit Natural Drinking Water is the official bottled water of Philippine national athletes. It has helped aspiring Filipino athletes maintain superior concentration and athletic edge with minerals that boost their hydration level. It comes from natural underground sources around Mt. Makiling in Laguna and is further processed by ionization and filtration, making it clean and refreshing. For more information on the drink that empowers you to reach for it, visit

New adidas ClimaChill Product Range Now Available in the Philippines!

Is the summer heat too much for you? Beat the heat with adidas Climachill which delivers maximum cooling technology perfect for the warm and humid climate in the Philippines.

The new Climachill apparel range, headlined by a black training t-shirt features intuitive body heat management technology to keep you cool.

Read more about this product range from the Press Release below.


adidas Climachill™ delivers maximum cooling technology for improved sports performance

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adidas announced the launch of the new Climachill™ apparel range, headlined by a black training t-shirt that features intuitive body heat management technology to cool athletes in hot conditions. Perfect for the warm and humid climate in the Philippines, the adidas ClimachillTM is designed to deliver maximum cooling benefit without compromising comfort or design.

“The body’s core temperature can increase by 3 degree Celsius when we are exercising. To maintain a stable temperature, your body needs to work a lot harder to lose excess heat. This may result in impaired physiological functions, which will ultimately affect performance,” explained Dr Maarten Hupperets, Director of Future Sport Science at adidas. “When it comes to performance, every degree matters. The Climachill™ apparel is the smartest and most advanced sporting product and can provide maximum cooling experience.”

For athletes who desire sophisticated solutions in order to regulate body temperature and remain cool in adverse conditions, the innovative Climachill™ apparel is their answer. In this cross-category collection, adidas has also launched training shirts in the most unconventional colour for athletic apparel – black – to showcase the process of the ClimachillTM technology.

Employing industry-first 3D aluminium-cooling spheres, the Climachill™ apparel provides an instant cooling sensation upon contact. In addition to the aluminium dots, the ground-breaking SubZero flat yarn also contains titanium and is woven throughout the inside of each Climachill™ jersey to deliver more cooling capacity.

Filipino athletes don’t have to be afraid of wearing black for fear of heat and they can now train harder, run longer and compete better.

The Climachill™ product range is now available locally at leading adidas Sports performance stores, adidasonline store ( and sports retailers nationwide.



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