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.

5:00AM, MAY 10, 2015






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10KM – Two (2) Loops


5KM – One (1) Loop


3KM – One (1) Loop


1KM – One (1) Loop


I. Individual Races


II. Special Awards


III. Raffle Prizes

  • Special Gift Packs (clocks) from The Generics Pharmacy
  • Special Gift Pack (T-shirts) from Brooks

For more details visit: http://www.pdic.gov.ph/takbo2

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 http://www.cdcresidences.com.

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 www.facebook.com/SummitNaturalDrinkingWater.

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 (http://shop.adidas.com.ph) and sports retailers nationwide.


BROOKS’ Inspirational Running Video Featuring AUGUST BENEDICTO

Watch here Brooks’ second video from their “Why Do I Run” series. In this edition, they feature Philippines’ very own elite triathlete, August Benedicto.

Watch August talk about his love for running which started way back when he was a vendor who had a dream and up to today where he is recognized as one of the country’s elite triathletes, having won several major races including the Cobra Ironman 70.3 2012 and 2014.

Sunny Side-Up Bazaar, April 11-12

SSU Bazaar Poster

Make sure to drop by the Rockwell Tent on April 11-12 for the Sunny Side-Up Bazaar. This summer-themed shopping expo will have participating merchants with products ranging from apparel, footwear, accessories, arts and crafts to specialty items. There will also be food vendors who are set to provide a wide variety of unique snacks, refreshments, and full meals. On top of these, a screening of the Philippines’ first ever surf film, Archipelago, will be held in the venue.

The NIKE Digital Media Conference for Women

About a month ago, I was lucky to have been invited to attend Nike Women’s Digital Media. It seems to be the first of its kind to happen in the Philippines, where women members of  media – both digital and mainstream plus some influencers, gathered for a few hours of “women-bonding”.


The event was divided in three parts, the first one being the talk, hosted by model Kim Jones, featuring prominent figures from Nike – Nike Southeast Asia Brand Director Bulbul Khera who talked about how Nike engages and inspires the female athlete of SouthEast Asia and globally. Women are not just concerned about beauty but most of all, fitness as well. In fact, Ms. Khera shared that nowadays, the new standard of being beautiful is to be strong.

Nike Southeast Asia Brand Director Bulbul Khera chats with host Kim Jones

Nike Southeast Asia Brand Director Bulbul Khera chats with host Kim Jones

Next up was Nike Southeast Asia’s Running & Women’s Training Apparel Brand Merchandiser, Valerie Ng. Hearing her talk about how NIKE designs for women gave me a flash of realization – “Ah kaya pala!”. According to her, the first step to designing and coming up with awesome Nike apparels for women is to listen to the users themselves, the female athletes. Nike, Valerie said, further wants to ensure that its apparels, aside from its eye-catching and colorful designs, are designed to fit whatever the specific need of the sport that women endulges in. So this is why there is a difference in not just the aesthetic but also the functional design of a particular apparel such as the thights depending on its use (i.e., for yoga, running, etc.).

Valerie Ng, Brand Merchandiser from Nike Women SEA, speaks with host Kim Jones on how NIKE designs for HER.

Valerie Ng, Brand Merchandiser from Nike Women SEA, speaks with host Kim Jones on how NIKE designs for HER.

Last to take the stage was Nike PH’s newest lady ambassador, triathlete Monica Torres. In her talk with host Kim Jones, Monica briefly talked about her journey into the sport which she truly excels in, the sport of triathlon and what truly inspires her as an athlete.

Triathlete Monica Torres is Nike's newest Filipina Ambassador

Triathlete Monica Torres is Nike’s newest Filipina Ambassador


NIKE Women (31)

This short but inspiring talk with three prominent Nike Women was followed by the exciting presentation of Nike’s upcoming Collection for Summer 2015. The setup was awesome! 

First stop was the station featuring Nike’s Apparel Innovation for the Pro Bra Collection. First to greet us in this station was one interesting “bra fact” – “80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size”. 

Nike’s Pro Bra Collection.

Nike’s Pro Bra Collection.

More often than not, the inability of women to choose the correct bra size is the failure to actually know how to measure and determine one’s size. Nike, realizing that this is something major that they need to fix, came up with a system to help women determine their correct sizing – the Nike Pro 360° Fit System. This and the four products from the collection which boasts of a continuum of support, how can women still go wrong? Not anymore I suppose! 


After the Sports Bra collection, next were the tights. Here everyone are to realize how much work Nike has put in each item as there is a different set to choose from for each fitness activity. The tights are amazing in form but did not scrimp on function. Who would have thought that the placement of the pocket and even the stitching matters and cannot be the same for different activities such as running and yoga.

Nike Tights Collection for Summer 2015

Nike Tights Collection for Summer 2015

Last stop was the exciting first look at upcoming Nike Free Collection for Summer 2015, which includes the Nike Free 3.0 Flyknit, 4.0 Flyknit, and 5.0 Flyknit in exciting colorways. Nike EKIN Andro Torres provided us with valuable insights about the different pairs – again it is all about having specific shoe models for one’s specific needs.

Nike’s upcoming Free Collection for Summer 2015, which includes the Nike Free 3.0 Flyknit, 4.0 Flyknit, and 5.0 Flyknit in exciting colorways.

Nike’s upcoming Free Collection for Summer 2015, which includes the Nike Free 3.0 Flyknit, 4.0 Flyknit, and 5.0 Flyknit in exciting colorways.

Suffice to say, it’s “different strokes for different folks” as far as the Nike Summer 2015 Collection is concerned. Cool!


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To cap our day was a fulfilling N+TC Training session led by Nike Master Trainer Emelda Vincent. The session was short, with each set lasting for only about 45 seconds but it was really challenging! The session left us truly tired but fufilled to have completed one N+TC training session with Emelda, who is said to be the first and only Nike Master N+TC trainer in Southeast Asia. I was sore all over the next day but what the heck, no pain, no gain!


Looking back, that one session was truly one of the best women bonding sessions that I have been to. It was also a perfect activity to usher in great activities for women that Nike has in store this year. The biggest and next one to come will be the Nike Women’s 10k MNL running event happening on May 9 at the Filinvest City, Alabang.

The Nike Women’s 10k MNL race will take on a unique twist by requiring participants to register with their best female buddy, coming from the insight that Pinays love to run and train with a partner. 

Visit http://www.nikewomen10kmnl.com for more details and/or to register. 


Nike Women’s 10k Manila enables and connects women to celebrate the power of sport


MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 16 March 2015 — Filipinas now have the opportunity to be part of a global community of sport that motivates, inspires, and connects athletes around the world with the inaugural Nike Women’s 10k Manila (#WeRunMNL) on 9 May 2015. Coming from the insight that Pinays love to run and train with a partner, the Nike Women’s 10k Manila takes on a unique twist by requiring participants to register with their best female buddy and enjoy the experience with the rest of the growing community of strong, beautiful women who are motivated to achieve their personal running goals. Set to take place in Filinvest, Alabang, there are 10,000 slots available.

The Nike Women’s 10k Manila is part of the global Nike Women’s Event Series, which includes the Nike Women’s Race Series and N+TC Tour. The global event series will see more than 200,000 women around the world celebrate and experience the power of sport through a series of one-of-a-kind, high-energy training events.

To help prepare women achieve their personal bests, participants can get access to elite Nike Run Club training sessions in the weeks leading up to the Nike Women’s 10k Manila. Race registrants also get free access to a variety of fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates, barre, HIIT and an exclusive NTC Live (Nike Training Club Live) event on 25 April 2015 at Valkyrie, Manila’s largest nightclub. Participants can also train and prepare for the race through the Nike+ Running and Nike+ Training Club Apps, available for free on iPhone and Android. These best-in-class apps combine the power of Nike’s 65-million-women strong social community with the expertise of Nike’s top trainers.

“Women in the Philippines today, and all over the world, are increasingly engaged in fitness and sports and we are excited to launch the inaugural Nike Women’s 10k Manila. From the time they register with their best friend, they will be inspiring each other and the community around them – whether it is through training, or race day”, says Patrick Reyes, Country Marketing Manager of Nike Philippines.

Online registration for the Nike Women’s 10k Manila is now available. Participants can pay online via credit card or via prepaid cards available at select Nike stores to complete their online registration. Registration fee is PHP 1,800 per pair.

For more information, visit http://www.nikewomen10kmnl.com.