One month to go until “The Mercenary” AJ Matthews’ return to the Bellator 181 cage!

It’s a little over one month before Fil-American AJ ‘The Mercenary’ Matthews is set for action as part of Bellator 181 fight line-up this July. 

One of the up-and-coming international fighters, Matthews has been preparing hard for his next fight which is set to happen on the 14th of July at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. He has been seen devoting most of his waking hours into training and building relationships with his fellow Filipino Fighters both local and international.

The role of Matthews as professional striking coach of ONE Championship heavyweight champion Brandon Vera and several other UFC champions have also helped him in his preparation for his fight.

Matthews fight records include impressive victories such as a first-round technical knockout over Kyle Bolt at Bellator 131 in 2014, and a knockout win over Charlie Rader at Bellator 70 in 2012.

The 29-year-old has also been a pride of his fellow Filipino fighters as he has recently based himself now in Philippines with his team MMA Alliance. Matthews, whose mother traces her roots in Tacloban, has been embraced by his Filipino fans with open arms with his humility and charm.

Matthews recently appeared in the Test of Will Challenge and the National Test of Will Finals in the Philippines. During the event that was participated in by several athletes and celebrities, Matthews and ONE Championship fighter Mark Striegl competed against each other to test their abilities.

Aj Matthews fight will be against Andre Fialho under the welterweight division. 

Premium lifestyle accessory brand Moshi finally in Manila!

I have been using Moshi iPhone cases ever since I came upon this brand and I can say that the brand brings a bang for the bucks! It’s sleek and simple but is truly reliable.

You can just imagine the joy I felt when I learned that Moshi is finally having their very own concept store here in Manila and will not just offer awesome mobile phone cases but a slew of premium lifestyle accessories and items as well!

Get to know more about it from the below press release.

Welcome to Manila, MOSHI!

PRESS RELEASE:

Premium lifestyle accessory brand Moshi officially lands in Manila

Enhancing the mobile lifestyle with its wide portfolio of premium accessories, global lifestyle brand Moshi officially launches its first concept store in Manila. Filipinos can now have full access to the complete range of Moshi products from phone accessories, bags and travel gears, to mobile electronics – all with design and function at the core of its unique product experience. 

Primarily known for its well-crafted iPhone, iPad, and Mac accessories, Moshi has now grown to being more than just a case maker, and makes a strong case as the next lifestyle brand to watch out for.

Since 2010, Moshi has been available in the top Apple retailers in the Philippines. But given the strong following and loyalty it has gained from the market, the brand sees it fitting to make its stylish homecoming in Manila official.

With its product category now ranging to audio, bags, active and travel categories, it showcases its evolution and versatility. Whether you want to go to work, squeeze in a workout, or just simply want products that would fit perfectly into your day to day activities—Moshi has the product for it. This seamless integration of your personal style with your gadgets is what the Moshi Life is all about—a premium life, whether at work or play.

“It has been a big and amazing year for Moshi Philippines and we are just getting started. We are opening our very first concept store outside of our headquarters and we thought Manila was the best place for it. Guided by our core of making beautifully-designed, smart and premium products, we aspire to become a household name here in the Philippines,” said Patricia Serrano, Business Development Manager of Moshi.

The press launch was held last April 18 at the Fundamental Coffee, Makati City. Gracing the event were select members of the press and social media influencers. Moshi is set to open its first concept store in SM North EDSA. For updates and more information, visit www.moshi.com, facebook.com/MoshiPhilippines.

University of Cebu is Under Armour 3×3 Champion!

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The very first Under Armour 3×3 competition in the Philippines is now dusted and settled with the University of Cebu emerging as the Champion of the tournament.

The Cebuano team, showing skills and determination, beat the Manila-based team Bounty A, 21-20, in the championship game of the Under Armour Under-18 3×3 Southeast Asia Philippines finals at the Titan Love Court, Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City.

UC’s Jone Bryl Cuyos, Allen Pelegrino, John Bautista, and Virlou Orquez overcame the Bounty A team of Rhayyan Amsali, Harvey Pagsanjan, Winderlich Coyoca, and Russel Bagauisan in the finals to gain a chance at securing a slot in the Philippine team for the FIBA Asia U18 3×3 Championship in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

The second runner-up honors went to Bounty B, a team composed of Ernest John Felicida, Michael Malonzo, Andrew Velasco, and Alex Visser, while the third runner-up went to Escuela de Sophia of Neil Joshua Moralejo, Earl Zymon Yu, Adrian James de Jesus, and Marvin Reforsado.

During the same weekend, Under Armour also held the Manila leg of the 3×3 event in which Bounty B team of Felicida, Malonzo, Velasco, and Visser winning the title over Bounty A of Amsali, Pagsanjan, Coyoca, and Bagauisan.

The Bounty B team is composed of players from National University and Ateneo de Cebu as they took home the Manila leg of the competition.

The Manila leg second runner-up honors went to Escuela de Sophia where the team of Moralejo, Yu, De Jesus, and Reforsado also putting on a respectable showing.

Take Advantage of Superstar Virgo in Manila’s Last Blast for May!

Superstar Virgo offers amazing deals this May as an awesome way of capping off their Manila deployment! Read the below official release and check out the posters for more details! Cheers!

SUPERSTAR VIRGO IN MANILA’S LAST BLAST FOR MAY!
Great offers perfect for the family await as SuperStar Virgo features exclusive May deals led by Senior Citizens at 70% off and 3-To-Go promotions as it caps off its deployment in Manila with a bang!

It was a whirlwind romance between the Philippines and Leading Cruise Line in the Asia Pacific, Star Cruises during SuperStar Virgo’s historic homeport deployment in Manila. With the travel-hungry Manileños experiencing their own cruise of a lifetime this past March and April, Star Cruises has made 2017 a year for the books.

But summer is not yet over as SuperStar Virgo will still be in Manila for a whole month and is ready to go out with a bang with last blast promotions exclusive for May departures with amazing offers solely for your family and loved ones!

Cruise through the ever-attractive 6 Day/5 Night cruises departing from Manila, sailing to romantic Laoag, charming Kaohsiung, and the shopping Mecca that is Hong Kong and bring-along your lolo or lola and avail of 70% off for Senior Citizens, exclusive for May 3, 8, and 23 departures. Promotion is exclusive for guests counted as 2nd person for 60 years old and above, as low as USD $305!

Experience state-of-the-art amenities, world-class cuisine, and wonderful service aboard Star Cruises’ flagship vessel and get to see it for yourself with two more friends, as the 3-To-Go promo gives you a chance to bring a 3rd person for FREE! For two paying passengers, get the 3rd person for free on departures for May 3, 8, and 13.

All these just to cap off your summer with your loved ones! Not to mention the existing promotion of 30% off running until May 20 on top of these exclusive offers, this is an affordable luxury that you just can’t miss!

Go to any local travel agency to book these promos and don’t let summer pass without capping it off with an amazing adventure onboard SuperStar Virgo in Manila!

For more inquiries about Star Cruises, call (02) 836 6080 or visit the Star Cruises official website at www.starcruises.com.

 

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.

Rogin-E’s first ever Man Convention a success!

Rogin-E just held their first-ever Man Convention this last February 18, 2017. The event was catered to men who have all the sources but doesn’t have the energy to stay on top of their game. Famous celebrities and sports personalities such as Aubrey Miles, Roxanne Barcelo, DJ Tony Tony, Jimmy Alapag, Gabe Norwood, Aly Borromeo, Anton del Rosario, and Angie Mead King were also present at the event to join the fun and interact with the consumers . It was a day full of festivities that was concluded by a tantalising Fashion show to make sure the event ended on a high note.

Here are some snaps from the event:

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PRESS RELEASE:

Rogin-E: Your battle gear for success

Getting to the top requires a lot from you. Staying there demands even more. Balancing both work and your personal life, while keeping an active healthy lifestyle, can take a toll on both mind and body, even more as you age. This is why it is important to be equipped with all the right weapons.

What do you need to stay on top of your game?

Physical Endurance

Ace your work and personal life by having the capacity to give one hundred and ten percent to all your activities. Greater physical endurance enables you to stay energized when tackling multiple roles and responsibilities at work and at home. Take a multivitamin that contains Korean Panax Ginseng that enhances physical performance and improves endurance.

Mental Power

Crunch time? Prepare your mind by channelling positive energy and getting enough sleep. To optimize your mind’s maximum potential through long work hours, take a multivitamin with Deanol for improved concentration plus increased mental agility.

Vitality of spirit

When things don’t go your way, stay resilient, stay on course. Continue to work and believe in yourself. Keep the fire in you burning and sustain your success by staying positive and surrounding yourself with positive thinkers. Royal Jelly’s antioxidant properties can also give you youthful vitality so you can live life to the fullest.

Balance of work and play

To avoid burnout, be sure to make time for other interests and passions like golf, biking, or photography. Spend time with your family and loved ones to create moments that you can remember whenever life gets tough.

On February 18, Bayer Philippines held the Rogin-E ManCon 2017, at the Metro Walk Tent in Pasig—a whole-day event especially designed for men who want to stay on top of their game. Attendees were encouraged to try out activities that showcased different interests and passions. Think cars and motorbikes for those who love speed and mobility; sports activities for those who want to stretch the limits of their physical strength and power; fashion and grooming for those who have an eye for fashion; and a selection of toys and hobbies to engage a man’s mind and body. Developed by Bayer, Rogin-E is a multivitamin especially formulated for men who want to be on top of their game, at work and at home. It contains Korean Panax Ginseng that enhances physical and mental endurance; Deanol for mental potency, improved concentration and mental agility; and Royal Jelly for youthful vitality. Rogin-E gives the extra energy that men need to do well in all his activities both at work and at play.

Experience life to its fullest and be the man on top with Rogin-E.

Multivitamins + Minerals + Deanol + Royal Jelly + Korean Panax Ginseng is the generic name of Rogin-E.

Under Armour kicks-off a packed and exciting 2017!

At the rate things are going, it seems like Under Armour has a full calendar line-up of activities this 2017! Testament to this is the “Armour @ The Fort” activity that was just held towards the end of January 2017.

Read on below to get updated on what has happened and expect for more events that will surely excite the fitness enthusiast in all of us! Cheers!

PRESS RELEASE:

Under Armour kicks off promising 2017 with ‘Armour @ The Fort’

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Under Armour, the most innovative sports and fitness clothing line in the world today, successfully held “Armour @ The Fort” on Saturday, January 28 at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater in Taguig City.

Armour @ The Fort had a two-part program that was filled with exciting activities for Under Amour fans and fitness enthusiasts alike.

On the first agenda of Armour Day, the affair kicked off with a morning run, which was conducted by the country’s renowned running coaches Titus Salazar and Dan Brown. It was followed by Unilab’s fitness and nutrition symposium. The company then made an official announcement of its joint venture with Under Armour to launch Run Limited Exceed 2017 later this year.

Catering to active lifestyle aficionados, the afternoon schedule had a full swing of activities that was attended by the who’s who of the sporting community like ultra marathoner Ferdie Capiling and the UP women’s football team.

An afternoon circuit training was led by Under Armour-affiliate trainer “Mama” Kat Geronimo, a renowned celebrity fitness coach who mentors notable film and television actresses such as Marian Rivera, Danica Sotto-Pingris, Melissa Ricks, Megan Young, Bettina Carlos, Anne Curtis and Jessy Mendiola.

To cap off the event, Under Armour unveiled some of its plans for 2017, including the launching of the “Armour @” series. The fitness apparel likewise formalized its partnership with Kerry Sports Manila as the state-of-the-art facility opens its door for the Test of Will 2017 participants.

Make sure to follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter for more updates and announcements as well as Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/underarmoursea.