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.

 

Cheers to the Under Armour Test of Will 2017 Philippines Winners!

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Over 200 athletes and enthusiasts showed up at the Glorietta Activity Center on the last weekend of March for the Philippine leg of Under Armour’s Test of Will 2017. From these amazing turn-out, three pairs of men and women came out on top with the Top 1 Male and Female winners – Raje Fama and Joyce Reboton, respectively, earning the coveted slot of representing the Philippines in the Under Armour Test of Will 2017 regional finals which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 6, 2017.

The competition offered athletes the chance to compete in a simple 4-minute circuit consisting of Burpees, One Arm Thruster, TRX Rows and Sandbag Throw where everyone was scored based on the maximum number of repetitions they can achieve within 60 seconds. 

A total score of 150 for Raje and Joyce’s 126 during the national heats was enough for them to land on the top spot despite fierce competition from the other participants. The pair will see action in Kuala Lumpur for a chance to become the UA Test of Will overall regional champions, a feat also being targetted by representatives from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei.

This year’s overall champion of the regional finals will walk away with S$2,500 cash prize, or around Php 88,000.00, winners will also get free head-to- toe gear and special discounts.

Here’s wishing Raje and Joyce the best of luck! Make the Philippines proud!

Philippine National Heats top winners’ results:

Run for Aspins 2017 – May 6, 2017

Here’s a race that not only aims to raise awareness on responsible pethood and pet adoption from Philippine Animal Rescue Team (PART) but also to put to light the “other” purpose in life of man’s best friend – being military working dogs.

Through our race participation, 20% of the registration fee we will pay will go to the rescue projects of the PART and to the building of additional K9 facilities in different AFP Units.

See below race details or check the event’s official FB Page: Rundezvous Inc/Events/RunforAspins2017.

RUN FOR ASPINS 2017
MAY 6, 2017, 3AM
CAMP AGUINALDO, QC.
5km (human)/10km (human)/2km (man & dog)/600m (man & dog)
FB Page: Rundezvous Inc/Events/RunforAspins2017

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.