Series of Under Armour Circuit Challenges Held!

Under Armour, in preparation and as a fitting preview to the upcoming UA Test of Will National Heats, held two consecutive Circuit Challenge events recently. The first one was held at the Robinson’s Magnolia and the second one at the Greenbelt in Ayala Center.

Special hosts and guests for these events were UA Ambassadors and coaches Kat Garcia and AJ Matthews who is most popularly known as a Bellator MMA athlete and coach. UA Ambassador Elle Adda also graced the Greenbelt event and even did the challenge with AJ Mattews.

Check out the video and photos below plus the official presser for more details.

Meanwhile, see you all at the UA Test of Will National Heats on March 25-16 at the Glorietta Activity Center. Registration is still on-going for those who want to join!

PRESS RELEASE:

PART TWO OF UA CIRCUIT CHALLENGE HELD LAST MARCH 4
PARTICIPANTS GET SET FOR UA TEST OF WILL SET TO TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 25 & 26

The UA Circuit Challenge was held last weekend at Greenbelt 3, and was part of a two-part event which served as a preliminary event to help prepare the participants of the regional fitness challenge UA ‘Test of Will’.

Under Armour athlete Elle Adda hosted the event, along with Bellator fighter AJ Matthews and Celebrity trainer Mama Kat. Elle is a French-Filipino tri-athlete, fitness expert , model and an international performing artist. Hosts all wore the latest Threadborne line of Under Armour.

One of the highlights of the event was the on-the-spot challenge that the crowd requested between fighter AJ Matthews and Elle Ada. In said challenge, Matthews and Ada also competed over a round of ball slams, squat, ball rock and roll-ups, press and burpees. Matthews won with a 1-second margin over Ada. Fighter AJ Matthews also showed some self-defense techniques.

Winners of the UA Circuit Challenge event for this leg were Edwin Lobelia (1:47),Ted Waikin (1:56), Jayson Ang (1:57), Jona Constantino (1:53), Marianne Roulade (1:54) and Ericka Mesia (2:00).

The UA Circuit Challenge sets the stage for the much awaited UA ‘Test of Will’ set to take place on March 25 & 26 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City. It is on its second year and will be held in 6 countries, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines.

Participants in ‘Test of Will’, will compete in a four-minute circuit consisting of Burpees, One Arm Thruster, TRX Rows and Sandbag Throw. Each competitor will be scored based on the maximum number of repetitions they can achieve within 60 seconds. The highest scoring man and woman of the national heats from each respective country will win an all-expense paid trip to compete in the regional finals, happening in Kuala Lumpur on 6 May 2017.

This year’s overall champion of the regional finals will walk away with S$2,500 cash prize, or around Php 88,000.00.

For more information on how to register for ‘Test of Will’, please visit: http://www.testofwill.com.

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Experience balanced city-living with Citadines Millenium Ortigas

Are you planning on finally getting and moving into your own home? Are you a business or leisure traveller who wants an ideal temporary home base?  Well, look no further as CDC Holdings, Inc.’s newest project is set to give you both and more!

Formally opening next month, April 2017, the Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila is a towering cityscape that is a mixed-used development that provides both private residences and serviced residences. Located in the bustling business and commercial district of Ortigas Center, the Citadines Millenium Ortigas has 21 floors (floors 4-24) delegated as serviced residences to be managed by Ascott Limited, and 6 floors (floors 25-30) of private residence condo units. Combining the vibrancy of Citadines, the green living of Ascott and the local touch of CDC, the development

Combining the vibrancy of Citadines, the green living of Ascott and the local touch of CDC, the property is expected to provide a sense of home partnered with balanced-city living as it is conveniently located within a stone’s throw distance from the corporate row and various lifestyle options including malls, dining and entertainment enclaves as well as fitness and wellness establishments.

For those also on the lookout to invest, the property has 90 units which can be bought as an investor unit and be managed for the owner by Ascott as a serviced apartment. Truly a nice way to establish the generation of passive income!

We had first dibs as CDC Holdings formally unveiled to us the property during its formal turn-over ceremony. Worth noting is the conscious effort of recreating nature all throughout the design without losing the perfect homey feel. Kenneth Cobonpue furniture creations also abound in various areas of the property including the lobby lounge.

If you are a couple or a family looking for a short holiday escape, a business executive who want an ideal home base still being at the center of it all or one on the lookout for a place to call home, the Citadines might be the “it” choice for you.

PRESS RELEASE:

CDC Holdings and Ascott mark another milestone with Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila
Brings the comfort of home with the excellent service of a hotel to North of Manila

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CDC Holdings and The Ascott Limited (Ascott) recently reached another milestone as CDC Holdings handed over its second residence project to Ascott.

The Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila is the newest international serviced residence located in the bustling Ortigas Center in Pasig City. The 32-storey mixed-use property combines 290 serviced residences managed by Ascott and 96 residential condominiums in the thriving North of Manila. Ortigas Center is one of the metro’s major commercial and business districts, which is home to multinationals, BPOs, and pharmaceutical companies. Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila is expected to answer the discerning needs of expats, young business executives and long-term leisure travellers looking for a luxurious accommodation that provides the comfort and warmth of home, as well as an efficient, and professional service of a hotel.

“With Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila, CDC Holdings has gone above and beyond to deliver an outstanding property in a most-sought after location in Ortigas,” shares Elsie Chua, president and chief executive of CDC Holdings, Inc., the development company behind the newest serviced residence property in Ortigas.

Chua adds, “With this latest project, CDC has captured the vibrancy of the Citadines brand and combined it with the beauty and colors of nature, creating a perfect palette uniquely its own.”

Celebrating Nature, Vibrant Global Living
Residents and guests will truly feel at home with this newest serviced residence with its well-thought-of interiors and tasteful and vibrant design that magnify the property’s distinctive artsy vibe mixed with elements of nature. CDC Holdings has tapped RMDA Architects, spearheaded by Architect Rolly Mercado and Almario & Associates under Cynthia and Ivy Almario, for the design aesthetics.

All throughout the building, greenery is incorporated as part of the building features. For a cohesive look design pieces are likewise inspired by nature, including the hallway carpets and couches in vibrant green color that are found in the lobby. This also features unique and innovative designs like Kenneth Cobonpue’s “The Bloom Chair,” an award-winning lounge piece reminiscent of the delicate soft petals of the Hibiscus-flower. And to add Filipino touch, the apartments’ interiors have various displays of framed photos of indigenous Filipino materials like the vibrant banig and the intricate barong, which are likewise works of art.

Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila features pockets of green with its garden deck found at the building’s 4th floor, providing the serenity and beauty of nature amidst the bustling city.

A mixed-use property and Service Excellence
The successful partnership between CDC Holdings and The Ascott Limited began 17 years ago with Somerset Millennium in Makati.

Arthur Gindap, The Ascott Limited’s Regional General Manager for the Philippines and Thailand said, “We have been working closely with CDC Holdings for almost two decades already. Our first collaboration, the Somerset Millennium Makati, has created a solid foundation of our partnership and we look forward to this second venture with them with the opening of Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila, which is Ascott’s first managed property North of Manila.

With a portfolio of over 290 properties spread out across 100 cities worldwide, The Ascott Limited is the world’s biggest international serviced residence owner-operator. The Ascott brand is a reputable name in property management.

Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila offers corporate guests and leisure travelers 290 premier units located from the 4th to the 24th floor, ranging from studio to one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. Each unit is spacious and reminiscent of home, with separate living and dining areas, fully equipped kitchen and wireless internet. Art comes to life in the property with its vibrant design, artworks and other pieces, making it a unique home in the city. Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila also has a guest lounge, garden deck, swimming pool and a fitness center for residents’ and guests’ exclusive use.

Meanwhile, CDC Millennium Ortigas, the residential apartments located from the 25th to the 30th floor, have a private entrance along Sapphire Road. There are also separate amenities (pool and Sky Lounge) at the 31st and 32nd floors. The residential apartments cater primarily to independent professionals who love city living. CDC Millennium Ortigas’ location provides easy access to other key areas such as Pasig, Greenhills, Mandaluyong, and Makati.

Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila is set to formally open in April 2017.

Countdown starts now for Under Armour’s Test of Will 2017!

Let the countdown begin as the stage is set for the Philippine qualifier of the much-awaited second edition of Under Armour’s signature annual urban fitness challenge, Test of Will 2017!

Happening across Southeast Asia, the TOW 2017 Philippine heats is set to happen on March 25 and 26 at the Glorietta Activity Center, Ayala Center, Makati. The male and female winners of this challenge will earn the right to represent the Philippines in the Test of Will 2017 Regional Finals which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 6.

Registration is now on-going for those interested to take on the challenge. If you think you have what it takes, read the below official presser for the details!

See you in Glorietta!

PRESS RELEASE:

UNDER ARMOUR REGIONAL FITNESS CHALLENGE RETURNS

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Registration is now open for the Test of Will Philippines National Heats on March 25 & 26

The annual urban fitness challenge, Test of Will returns for its second edition on March 25 & 26 atGlorietta Activity Center in Makati City, Philippines. Organized by high performance sportswear label Under Armour, the event sets out to celebrate human performance through intense functional training challenges for the most determined athletes, goal-getters and fitness aspirants.

With the addition of Indonesia and Brunei this year, the regional fitness competition that also takes place in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines is expected to be more intense than the year before. Participants will compete in a four-minute circuit consisting of Burpees, One Arm Thruster, TRX Rows and Sandbag Throw.

Each competitor will be scored based on the maximum number of repetitions they can achieve within 60 seconds. The highest scoring man and woman of the national heats from each respective country will win an all-expense paid trip to compete in the regional finals, happening in Kuala Lumpur on 6 May 2017.

This year’s overall champion of the regional finals will walk away with S$2,500 cash prize, or around Php 88,000.00.

“The Test of Will is for everyone and anyone with the determination and discipline to train and compete,” said Mr. Michael Binger, CEO of Triple Pte Ltd, exclusive distributor of Under Armour in Southeast Asia. “Last year, we witnessed champions crowned from the most unexpected individuals. The event epitomizes the might of the determined and the spirit of the underdogs, something which Under Armour stands for.”

Under Armour has also recently launched its latest apparel and footwear collections engineered with the Threadborne™ technology leading up to the national heats; to equip participants with the gear to train and compete at the highest level. The Threadborne™ Siro and Seamless collections are made from fabric that is light, breathable, anti-cling, quick-drying and provides a high-level of stretch and recovery.

“Under Armour took the ultra-durable yarns within paracords, and rebuilt them into apparel material that can withstand the rigors of intensive use,” said Binger. “The result is a next generation fabric that gives athletes an edge to perform better through enhanced comfort and durability.”

Overall male and female winners of the Test of Will 2016, Jet Ng and Zoe Pond-McPherson shared the following tips for this year’s challenges.

“When you feel good, you will perform better. So, train hard, eat well, get enough rest, and make sure you feel as comfortable as you can be on that day.” said Ng.

“You will be pitted against many other athletes who have trained hard for their goals. Your ability to focus on that day will be as important as your fitness level.” said Pond-McPherson.

The Test of Will 2017 Philippines National Heats is now open for registration. Simply log on to testfofwill.com to indicate your preferred date and time, no registration fee is required. Participants must be 21 years old and above, and must be a Philippine Citizen or Permanent Resident to qualify for the regional finals.

Participants are encouraged to study the training guide for specific movement standards and tips to maximise their performance. They can also sign up for Armour@TheFort, a series of free training events organized by Under Armour to prepare for the challenges ahead. For more information and details on the Armour@TheFort series, visit http://www.tripleready.com/events.

The Truth about the Healthiest Oil on Earth – the Coconut Oil

The coconut oil is gold! It is said to be the healthiest oil on earth and it fixes everything! Rub it on your hair and/or skin to make these healthy, use it to cook the food you and your family eat and take comfort that it can help address problems related to dietary diseases, maintain cholesterol level and even provides relief from kidney problems!

I learned most of that because San Pablo Manufacturing – the makers of Minola Premium Cooking Oil, the cooking oil I grew up to see as a staple in our kitchen, held a very relevant to the times “Coconut Oil Forum” last week.

Dr. Fabian Dayrit, forum speaker

Dr. Fabian Dayrit, forum speaker

The forum had as its speaker, Dr. Fabian Dayrit, chemist, Ateneo de Manila College Chemistry professor, acting president of the National Academy of Science and Technology and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Health, Asia and Pacific Coconut Community. Dr. Dayrit’s main interest revolves around coconut research and development, that is why it is pretty interesting having to sit among the bloggers in the forum and listen to him expertly talk about the coconut oil’s history, it’s special properties and lauric oil as it’s special component, the truth about saturated  fat and heart disease and even the scientific evidence with regards to the benefits of coconut oil.

There have been misconceptions about coconut oil but a look in the past shows that coconut oil is consumed all over the world and has a long history of healthy use. One advantage that is worth noting is its ability to fight viruses and bacteria. This can be attributed to coconut oil’s special component known as the Lauric Acid.

Lauric Acid or oil is a medium-chain fatty acid which can be found in mother’s milk. Pure coconut oil contains about 50% lauric acid. When lauric acid is present in the body, it is converted into monolaurin, a monoglyceride compound which exhibits antiviral, antimicrobial, antiprotozoal and antifungal properties. It acts by disrupting the lipid membranes in organisms like fungus, bacteria and viruses, thus destroying them.

Pretty technical huh? In simple terms, really, the benefits of coconut oil with lauric is good and safe enough for anyone who will use it to cook food.  It is said to be the most readily digested of all the fats of general use in the world.

In the Philippines, it is great that we have the brand MINOLA, a premium coconut cooking oil that has lauric and thus packs the benefits that the best oil in the world has. I am just too happy to note that our family have not been mistaken for being loyal to the brand ever since. Not only is it healthy to use, it is affordable too! 

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It was truly an afternoon well-spent at the Coconut Oil Forum By MINOLA. Thank you San Pablo Manufacturing/Minola for initiating this forum and for setting the truth regarding coconut oil “free”! The path to health need not be too complicated and expensive after all! Have coconut oil in your household and cook using the country’s premier coconut cooking oil brand, Minola.

NatGeo Earth Day Run Back on its 8th Year!

One of the most anticipated running races in the Philippines year on year is the NatGeo Earth Day Run! It’s back for the 8th time this year with its signature advocacy of raising awareness and funds to help save Mother Earth and the environment.

Read on the details below on how you can join this race!

NATGEO EARTH DAY RUN
APRIL 23, 2017
SM MALL OF ASIA
5km/10km/21km/42km
http://www.natgeorunph.com

REGISTRATION PERIOD: March 1 to April 2017

REGISTRATION FEES:

REGISTRATION SITES

  • SM North The Block
  • SM Aura
  • SM MOA

REGISTRATION OPTIONS:

  1. On-line Registration via Credit Card
  2. On-line Registration via Pre-Paid Card
    • Purchase a Registration Card at the Registration Center
    • Go to http://www.natgeorunph.com or http://www.runrio.com
    • Click on Register Here
    • Completely fill-out the fields of information requested
    • Enter the unique scratch code found at the back of your pre-paid card when
    • prompted
    • A confirmation email will be sent out as proof of successful registration
    • Print out your confirmation email and present this during Race Kit Claiming
  3. Manual Registration
    • Fill-out the Manual Registration Form and Pay the corresponding Registration Fee.
    • You will be given a Proof of Registration. Keep this slip to claim your race kit during Race Kit Claiming

RACE KIT CLAIMING:

  1. On-line Registration via Credit Card
    • Registered Runners via CREDIT CARD will have their Race Kits delivered.
  2. On-line Registration via Pre-Paid Card and Manual Registration
    • Race Kit Claiming will be on April 8-20, 2017.
    • Runners will choose where they will claim their race kits upon registering

VENUES for Race Kit Claiming:

  • SM The Block
  • SM Aura
  • SM MOA

RACE KIT INCLUSIONS:

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  • Singlet
    • Blue – for 5K and 10K runners
    • Black – 21K and 42K runners
  • Race Bib
  • Timing Chip
  • LED Shoe Laces

FINISHER’S ENTITLEMENTS for 21K and 42K:

  • Finisher’s Medal
  • Finisher’s Shirt

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:

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Present your Race Bibs from the Past Seven NatGeo Races and get VIP Privileges!
Upon claiming your race kits, race bibs from the past 7 NatGeo Races. Get a Special VIP Wrist Tag.
With the Wrist Tag, You will enjoy the following privileges on Race Day:

  • Pre-Race Warm Up
  • Priority in front of the Starting Line
  • Special Booth at the Activity Area for your Finisher’s Shirt and Lootbag
  • Post Race Cool Down

Costume – dress up in recycled materials

  • Come and Run in a costume made of recyclable materials and win exciting prizes.
  • Visit http://www.natgeorunph.com for more details

RACE ROUTES:


PRESS RELEASE:

National Geographic celebrates 8 years of environmental advocacy with Earth Day Run 2017

April 23, 2017 marks another of raising the public’s consciousness about environmental issues and health and fitness for National Geographic, which celebrates its eighth straight year of holding Earth Day Run. Presented by the channel and its partners Cherifer Premium and World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Day Run 2017 aims to continue the tradition of being one of the biggest running events in the country, expecting scores of running enthusiasts and Eco Warriors to register and run for the environment. The event will be held not only in Manila but simultaneously in the cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Taichung, an initiative that was adopted last year and effectively spread the vision and advocacy of Earth Day Run across Asia.

At Earth Day Run 2017, National Geographic will be celebrating eight years of social awareness through fitness with special program features using the hashtag #8withEDR. With the hopes of mobilizing all the Eco Warriors of previous Earth Day Runs, this year’s event welcomes all previously registered participants with VIP treatment and special loyalty perks to be enjoyed on the day of the run. Participants from previous Earth Day Runs will be given priority placement in front of the starting line at the beginning of the race and can claim their loot bags and finisher shirt at a special express booth. They can also make use of a special warm-up and cool down tent before and after the race to condition themselves and recover in comfort.

This year’s new participants can also join in the celebrations for Earth Day Run’s eighth anniversary by visiting the 8 Years of EDR Gallery at the race village and learning about what the event has accomplished over the years, including the environmental and social initiatives it has benefited with the help of its registered runners. Visitors to the gallery will learn how their participation at Earth Day Run has made a significant impact on certain communities in the Philippines as well as how their actions as individuals can affect the environment.

Earth Day Run 2017 in Manila will be held at the SM Mall of Asia grounds, where participants can join 5K, 10K, 21K and 42K categories. The event encourages and welcomes all types of Eco Warriors to take part, from fun-runners of all ages to the serious marathon runners who regularly compete. This year, Earth Day Run will also be sporting new features for its runners. As a special treat, all race kits will come with LED shoelaces, serving as a badge of pride and as a safety precaution for Eco Warriors running at night or before sunrise. Prizes will also be given to costumed runners who showcase their creativity by coming in their best ensemble made from recycled materials. Finally, to make each Eco Warrior’s voice heard in this run for the Earth, advocacy banners will be hanging above the finish line so that each runner can grab them as they cross to make a shout-out for the environment, keep as a souvenir, and use for all their post-run selfies to amplify the message of acting now to save the environment.

Last year, Earth Day Run participants ran to benefit such causes as saving the Irawaddy dolphins at the Malampaya Sound Research and Conservation Project in Palawan; giving the Earth Hour or “Gift of Life” village in Monreal, Masbate sustainable solutions that reduce carbon footprint; conservation of the Marine Protected Area and coral reef in Apo Reef in Occidental Mindoro; and beefing up reforestation efforts in the Ipo Watershed in Bulacan, which supplies Metro Manila with fresh water. Registered runners at Earth Day Run 2017 will not only experience a fun day of outdoor fitness by joining this year’s event, but will also be doing their part in contributing to National Geographic’s environmental efforts.

“Earth Day Run 2017 will be the biggest version of the race yet, with more expected participants from Manila and four other cities across Asia. We’re also excited to look back on our eight years of environmental advocacy and share and celebrate with our runners the positive change that they helped make possible through the years by joining Earth Day Run. We hope that Earth Day Run 2017 not only brings communities of running enthusiasts together for the common cause of saving the environment but also that it amplifies the important message of doing your own part today to help stop climate change and commit to sustainable solutions to save our beloved planet Earth,” said Charo Espedido, Director and Head of Content and Marketing at FOX Networks Group Philippines.

Interested runners of all ages can join National Geographic’s Earth Day Run 2017 by registering at natgeoearthdayrun.com and from March 1 to April 16, 2017.

Skyathon Boracay Beach Run encourages runners to “Be a Hero for Boracay”

SKYathon, SKY Cable Corporation’s annual beach run, returns to Boracay on April 22 for its 8th year of raising awareness and funds to sustain the island’s excellent natural beauty and rich marine ecosystem.

For two years now, SKYathon aims to help restore the island’s coral reefs by raising funds to purchase reef nurseries via the Coral REEFurbishment project in partnership with Boracay Foundation, Inc.

In fact, SKY Cable is dedicated to support the advocacy on a long-term basis.

“Boracay has given so much to Filipinos and it is only fitting that we return the favor by helping the country’s world-class island remain beautiful. SKY is committed to uphold this advocacy through SKYathon,” Jaynalen Redondo, SKY Cable’s airtime sales marketing head said.

SKYathon returns this year with the foremost running event organizer in the country, Coach Rio, as race partner.

Below are the pertinent race details.

SKYATHON BORACAY BEACH RUN 2017
APRIL 22, 2017
EPIC BEACH FRONT STATION 2, BORACAY
3KM/5KM/10KM
http://www.skyathon.com

REGISTRATION DETAILS:
*Registration is open until April 10, 2017

FEES:

3km – Php500
5km – Php600
10km – Php800

ONSITE:

  • CHRIS SPORTS Stores
    • Glorietta 3
    • Robinson’s Ermita
    • SM Megamall
    • SM MOA
    • SM North EDSA (Main)
    • D’Mall Boracay
  • RUDY PROJECT STORES:
    • Alabang Town Center
    • SM MOA
    • The Podium
    • Trinoma
    • SM Cebu (Ayala Center)
    • D’Mall Boracay
  • BORACAY FOUNDATION INC. Office

ONLINE:
http://www.runrio.com.ph

SPECIAL REGISTRATION: April 21, 2017
– First come first served on remaining slots

RACE KIT INCLUSIONS:

  • PRE-RACE:
    • Singlet
    • IPICO Tag – non-disposable and will need to be returned after the race
    • Race Bib
    • Raffle Stub
  • POST-RACE: loot bag

SINGLET:

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ASSEMBLY AND GUN START TIMES:

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ROUTE MAPS:

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Star Cruises opens new homeport in Manila!

I have only been to a cruise once and it was just a short night-time cruise along Manila Bay courtesy of the Corregidor International Marathon family some years back. It was a fun and exciting experience, one that I will gladly repeat again given the opportunity. 🙂

Such opportunity may even be more possible now when I was invited last Wednesday to be at the Captain’s Night, an event launching the new and available cruise offerings and promotions of the leading cruise line in the Asia-Pacific, Star Cruises. The event held at the Greenbelt 5 Fashion Walk, also launched the opening of the cruise line’s new homeport in Manila.

Aside from the launch, Star Cruises travel agency partners have designated booths by the mall’s entrances to accommodate interested tourists and travelers. I totally made sure I get check out the schedules and offers and bring home a copy of their catalogue with table of promos and rates so that I can show and discuss it with the husband. Who knows, we might just find ourselves booking a cruise for the summer!

If you think taking on a cruise is an interesting summer activity for you and your family/friends, see what available offers Star Cruises have for the summer and book that special promo, the travel agency partners will be there until tomorrow, March 5.

Meanwhile, you can check out the presser below and some photos.

PRESS RELEASE:

Leading Asia Pacific cruise line Star Cruises brings surprises to Filipino globetrotters in Captain’s Night

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Travel is the new black now that it has become a huge sensation among the youth and adults alike. Whether it’s a local tour or trip abroad, by road, air or sea, people go out to see and enjoy the world that’s beyond their four walls as the tourism industries develop, growing more efficient and becoming more accessible to the public.

From March 1 to 5, 2017, the leading cruise line in the Asia-Pacific, Star Cruises, makes its way to the Greenbelt 5 Fashion Walk to showcase its new and available cruise offers and promos, especially for the summer. Star Cruises travel agency partners will be at their designated booths by the mall’s entrances to accommodate interested tourists and travellers.

As the company starts off its 5-day promotional event with the launch of Captain’s Night on March 1, guests from the media and other celebrities and personalities gathered there for a short soiree, along with the new faces of Star Cruises ‘It Boy’ LA Aguinaldo and Miss International 2016 titleholder Kylie Verzosa. Along with them are also Star Cruises Assistant Vice President for Sales Andrea Manzano, and Star Cruises Senior Vice President for Sales Michael Goh who gave a short speech during the program.

The event was also set to celebrate the opening of Star Cruises new homeport in Manila, an achievement that marks the cruise line as the first major one to mainly dock and deploy from the Philippines’ capital region, giving Filipinos the opportunity to reach further destinations in the Asia Pacific much closer from home, while being hassle-free and visa-free.

With the new Manila homeport, Star Cruises has now made new luxury cruise trips available, coming straight from Manila to Laoag, then to Taiwan and Hong Kong starting March 19 to May 23, 2017!

As the season shifts to summer, there is no way to explore and discover what awaits you beyond the shores than onboard the leading cruise line in the Asia-Pacific, Star Cruises.

To know more about Star Cruises, Dream Cruises and its available cruise offers and promos, visit the Star Cruises booth at Greenbelt 5 Fashion Walk from March 1 to 5 during mall hours, or visit Star Cruises official website at http://www.starcruises.com.