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9960 — The 2017 batch of Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines All-Stars with the Coaches of the Year and NBA, Alaska officials

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, May 15, 2017 – Youth players from the Regional Selection Camp in Metro Manila shined the brightest among 72 boys and girls in the National Training Camp of Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska held at the Don Bosco Technical Institute May 12-13 and at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on May 14, attended by Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton and former WNBA All-Star Sue Wicks.

8131 — NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo made an appearance at the Jr. NBA National Training Camp to inspire the participants.

Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, teaches fundamental skills, builds character, and promotes active lifestyles for Filipinos nationwide. Payton and Wicks joined Jr. NBA Coaches Chris Sumner and Jeffrey Cariaso in training and working with the young campers throughout the National Training Camp. Jr. NBA Asia Advisory Council members including NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo also attended the final day of the National Training Camp.

9172 — Jr. NBA All-Stars Alumni who are now collegiate stars in their own right (Miguel Competente and Vince Ferrer of UST, Sam Abuhijle of San Beda, incoming Blue Eagle Marco Sario and Eagle SJ Belangel, AMA’s Ichie Altamirano and San Sebastian Stag RK Ilagan) played in a friendly Alumni Game earlier.

Eight boys and eight girls—comprised of players from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao—were selected as Jr. NBA All-Stars on the last day of the three-day camp that honed and tested the basketball skills of regional finalists from tryouts staged in Cagayan de Oro, Lucena, Cebu and Manila earlier this year.

Kenji Trey Duremdes, 14, Jan Clement Macalalag, 13, and Victorino Torres, 13, of La Salle Greenhills; Joachim Eddie Laure of University of Santo Tomas High School; Johndel Austria, 13, of Escuela de Sophia-Caloocan; Ian Dominic Espinosa, 13, of Ateneo de Iloilo; Reinhard Jumanoy, 13, of University of San Carlos-North Campus; and Jeryk Dwight Bait, 14, of St. Francis National High School in Lucena represent the boys named as Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 All-Stars.

ELFRID — Orlando Magic starting guard Elfrid Payton trains a young participant during the drills and skills part of the training camp. 

The girls selected as Jr. NBA All-Stars are composed of Boni Marylene Solis, 12; Jane Araza, 13, and Jeehan Nikaela Ahmed, 13, of Chiang Kai Shek College; Jazmine Ann Maniquis, 13, of St. Paul Pasig; Lindsey Nacional, 13, of La Salle College Antipolo; Camille Nolasco, 14, of Miriam College; and Chinnsai Demana, 13, of the University of the Visayas in Cebu.

Catrina June Biongcog of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan and Jed Cabellon of Southwestern Univerrsity of Cebu meanwhile were selected as the Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 Coaches of the Year. The Jr. NBA All-Stars together with the Coaches of the Year will be rewarded with an overseas NBA experience later this year and will be joined by fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia.

0808 — Intense action in the Girls’ Game.

The following players also received special awards for their outstanding achievements in the National Training Camp: Mariela Avila of Lucena and Zean Paolo Moreno of Cagayan De Oro, Panasonic Rising S.T.A.R. Award; Camille Nolasco of Manila and Ian Espinosa of Iloilo, Cloudfone All-Star Players of the Game; Princess Delig of Cebu and Johndel Austria of Manila, Gatorade Hustle Award; Yza Camila Alarcon of Manila and Maverick John Vieto of Lucena, Globe Telecom Sportsmanship Award; Camille Nolasco and Joachim Eddie Laure of Manila, Alaska Ambassadors; and Boni Marylene Solis and Kenji Duremdes, Jr. NBA Most Valuable Players.

Additionally, the National Training Camp showcased the fifth edition of the Jr. NBA All-Star alumni game hosting several past Jr. NBA All-Stars who have ascended in the amateur and collegiate ranks, and staged the first ever alumni homecoming of the Jr. NBA Philippines program.

For more information, fans can follow Jr. NBA on Facebook at For all things NBA, fans can visit, like the NBA on Facebook at and follow on Twitter.




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Posted: 04/28/2017 in Advocacy, LifeStyle, NEWS, RUN, Sports



RUNRIO Trilogy Series 2017 promises to be the most exciting ever

Manila, Philippines – April 28, 2017 – Running coach Rio dela Cruz of RUNRIO Events, Inc. announces the start of this year’s most premier running series in the country – the RUNRIO Trilogy 2017 at the Okada Manila in Paranaque City.

The series is expected to attract an average of 12,000 running enthusiasts per leg from all over the country. The first of the three legs is set for June 25 and features a half-marathon run including 10Km and 5Km race. This will be followed by the second leg on August 13, where it will showcase Rio’s very own Afroman distance which is a 32Km run, with shorter distances – 21Km, 10Km and 5Km. The 32Km is considered by runners as the ideal race for first-timers who aim to finish their very first full marathon.

The third and final leg will cap the series on October 1 with a full marathon of 42Km that also includes 21Km, 10Km, and 5Km race distances. Runners who complete the highest distance of all 3 races will be honored at the RUNRIO Trilogy Awards Night.

The very first RUNRIO Trilogy was held in 2010 with the primary purpose of providing a progressive running program for those who want to finish a full marathon. This year’s RUNRIO Trilogy, will also feature popular actor and running enthusiast, Dingdong Dantes as the event ambassador.

“We are excited to launch the RUNRIO Trilogy race series because there are many running enthusiasts out there who are looking forward to this event. This year marks the 7th year of RUNRIO Trilogy, whose main objective is to educate runners to train and race progressively,” said award-winning actor Dantes. “Aside from this, part of the proceeds of this year’s race series will go to YesPinoy Foundation to support the organization’s philanthropic works” added Dantes.

Dantes is the founding chairman of YesPinoy Foundation.

The announcement of the RUNRIO Trilogy series is part of RUNRIO Events, Inc.’s expansion program that will bring more running activities to the public in the coming months.


Runners can also expect bigger and more exciting races from the country’s premiere running events company as it looks to add more races in its portfolio such as trail running, obstacle runs, just to name a few.

RUNRIO will also be launching its new campaign “Heart to Finish”, which is expected to become the participants’ mantra for all RUNRIO races.

“We at RUNRIO understand that people join races not just to run. It’s more because of their desire and passion to be able to finish their 21k, 32k or 42k races with different motivations. We believe that if you run with your heart, anything is possible” said Coach Rio dela Cruz, President of RUNRIO Events, Inc.

One of the highlights of the media launch was the opening of the online registration while onsite registrations will be open starting May 6, 2017, at Adidas Greenbelt 3, Adidas Trinoma, Adidas Solenad 3, Adidas BGC and Toby’s SM MOA.

“I would like to invite all those who like running to join the RUNRIO Trilogy 2017. This unique running series will definitely provide runners a chance to train and prepare properly and a chance to show how far they can go when they run with their heart,” said Coach Rio dela Cruz, RUNRIO Events, Inc. President.

RUNRIO Trilogy is made possible by Adidas, Gatorade & Okada Manila. Adidas is the official RUNRIO Trilogy apparel. The most awaited race series of the year is also supported by Active Health, Summit Water and Garmin Philippines.

For more information, visit or like the official Facebook page,



RUNRIO INC. was founded by its President Rio de la Cruz, a UP Diliman alumnus, elite and celebrity runner, international marathoner and a sought after running coach, Rio started the business in 2007, under the Entertainer Events and Sports Management, to support his vision to grow and sustain running.

With the growth of the running community, runners were clamoring for more than just a well-planned route. This led the team to invest in innovations that will eventually raise the bar in organized sporting events in the country. Since then, RUNRIO has organized majority of the premier races in the Philippines such as RUNRIO TRILOGY, MILO MARATHON, RUN UNITED, CONDURA MARATHON and many more.

As a result, the advertising value and brand building capability of the company were recognized locally and abroad. Our website, enjoys an average of 100,000 + hits per month and our Facebook page has reached over 65,000 fans and counting.

With new partners coming in, 2017 is the year that marks the company’s robust plan for expansion, thus changing its name to RUNRIO EVENTS, INC. The company is now gearing up to produce concept runs and organize races abroad that will help put the Philippines in the global running map.


To bring inspiration and innovation to every runner.


To be distinguished as the leading race solutions provider that builds and sustains running, redefining the sport to fit everyone’s lifestyle, providing the finest experience to every runner.


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EARTHDAY JAM, the longest running and biggest environmental music tribute in the history of the Philippines and in the world will blast its way to Rizal Park (Luneta) on April 28. Now on its 17th year, the music festival shows no signs of slowing down and is ably supported by an array of the country’s popular and alternative bands and artists. This years’ lineup includes (in alphabetical order) Abra, Autotelic, Brat pack, Brownman Revival, Chicosci, Gloc 9, Gracenote, Imago, Kitchie Nadal, Lou Bonnevie, Mayonnaise, Moonstar88, Nina, Noel Cabangon, Philia, Rouge, Slapshock and many more surprises. Hosts include actor Alvin Anson, actresses Phoebe Walker and Pam Nieva with Midi Gentica. The music sets will be complemented with messages from various experts on environmental issues and prominent government officials headed by DENR Secretary Gina Lopez and other prominent NGO personalities.


“Many of our young people today have not been to Rizal Park. Earthday Jam 2017 will give them this opportunity to discover the 8th most beautiful park in the world ! With all these great OPM talents performing in such a beautiful and historical place—this jam will definitely be memorable for everyone who will come. On April 28, we will again shout to world and indicate our commitment to help in preserving the environment and keeping our country a nice place to live in” enthuses Lou Bonnevie, founder of Earthday Jam and president of Earthday Jam Foundation.

“We are introducing and experimenting new things this year. With the help of the National Waste Management Bureau, we have included special interactive waste management segments in the show. We are also on our third year in giving the “Gaia Awards” to several environmental luminaries and artists who has stood by us through the 17 years of Earthday Jam” ,Toto Gentica ,over-all director shared.

There will be whole day exhibits from co-presenter DENR with Peace and Equity Foundation, Bauman Electric Vehicles and Earthday Network Philippines. DENR’s Environmental Management Bureau has also organized a kite making and kite flying activity with various workshops starting 3 PM. Afternoon Art Sessions in various medium will be supported by A-Plus Paints and moderated by renowned sculptor Agnes Arellano and performance artist Billy Bonnevie. National Parks Development Committee, the events’ leading partners will be giving free historical tour from 3 to 5pm on that day. Film showing will take place at the main stage starting 4 pm with concert starting at 6pm and expected to wine down at 2 am. Everyone is advised to come early to find their place in the open grass area fronting the Chinese garden (at the back of the Rizal monument).

Earthday Jam is a special project of Earthday Jam Foundation,Inc . Special thanks to PAGCOR, Gerry’s Grill, Dickies apparel, Ministop, Six Eagles Nest Food Inc. and Davids’ Salon. Media partners include ABS CBN , Philippine Star, Business Mirror, 83k Design Studio ,, Manila Concert Scene, Philippine Concerts, Rakista and MYX Music Channel.

Admission is free. For more info, like us on Facebook Earthday Jam Foundation and visit


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13 MAY 2017 Now on its fourth year, the Million Volunteer Run is this year’s biggest humanitarian run organized by the Philippine Red Cross. It aims to further grow the PRC’s already extensive network of volunteers nationwide. Happening on 13 May 2017, Saturday, 4:00AM, at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta, Manila, the advocacy run likewise seeks to once again draw participation from government, corporate, religious, academic, and athletic institutions to rally together behind the impartial protection of life and dignity, especially of indigent Filipinos in vulnerable situations. A 3K and 5K fun run, proceeds of the event will fund PRC’s various humanitarian programs and lifesaving services such as its Blood Services, Disaster Management Services, Safety Services, Health Services, Social Services, Red Cross Youth and Volunteer Services.

For more details on Million Volunteer Run 4, visit, like, or call (02) 790.2410.

About MillionVolunteerRun @MVRph @ (02) 790.2410 13 MAY 2017 MillionVolunteerRun @MVRph @ (02) 790.2410 EVENT ROUTE 13 MAY 2017 MillionVolunteerRun @MVRph @ (02) 790.2410 BRONZE MEMBERSHIP CARD BOOK MARK WITH RED RIBBON OF REMEMBRANCE RACE BIB PhP 500 (Run either 3k or 5k) We’re setting World Records!


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MEDAL For the top 250 finishers per race category 13 MAY 2017 For P500 only, join the Million Volunteer Run 4 and become a PRC Premier Bronze Member, too! MillionVolunteerRun @MVRph @ (02) 790.2410 Why Join The Million Volunteer Run 4 And Become A Red Cross Member? Self-Worth. Being a member of the Red Cross gives an individual a sense of worth since he/she becomes a part of the premier humanitarian organization that continues to serve the most vulnerable.

Personal Growth And Development. Red Cross members may avail of leadership, disaster response, first aid, and other youth development training. Red Cross expansive network of chapters also provides extensive opportunities for service and interchange. Access To Red Cross Services. During emergencies, Red Cross members will have the access to safe blood, safety, and other life saving services of the PRC.

Other services, on the other hand, require fees to augment direct operational costs. Who Can Become A Red Cross Member? Individuals aged 6-65 years old (students, out-of-school youths, employees, utility workers, Red Cross staff, volunteers, and trainees, etc.) How Does One Become A Red Cross Member Through Million Volunteer Run4? For P500, register to the P500 Category and become a registered PRC Bronze Member. For other Red Cross membership details, please call 527-0000 local 114 or email, or visit any Philippine Red Cross Chapter. 13 MAY 2017


MillionVolunteerRun @MVRph @ (02) 790.2410 What is the scope of coverage? The accident benefits cover the person 24-hours a day, worldwide. The plan extends coverage while the person is traveling as a passenger in any public conveyance. It includes acts of nature, motorcycling except for professional use and during racing and competition. The plan also covers any injury as a result of acts of terrorism. What are the exclusions for claims? Suicide, self-inflicted injuries, drug addiction, nervous disorders, cosmetic or plastic surgeries, dental diseases, AIDS, pregnancy or childbirth, war, military service, alcoholism, drug addiction, and willful participation in any crime.

Who may qualify for the benefits? All members of the PRC ages 6-65 years old. The PRC membership is also renewable up to 72 years old. When does the coverage begin? The coverage will become effective on the date of registration with the PRC. If I have accident coverage from other insurers or insurance companies, can I still get the accident benefits of PRC membership? Yes, since this is an accident insurance, benefits are payable on top of other insurance that you might have.

However, in case of medical reimbursement, Philam thru PRC shall only pay the expenses that are not paid by other insurance companies. You may also opt to choose where to reimburse, from the PRC or from your other insurers. Who are the qualified beneficiaries of these accident assistance benefits? The qualified beneficiary will follow the legal hierarchy. In case I die of natural death or sickness, would the benefit be provided to my beneficiaries? No, benefits will not be provided in case of natural death or death due to disease or illness. If an accident happened to me overseas, can I or my beneficiaries claim? Yes, you or your beneficiaries can claim. Coverage is in effect anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day. If I register as a Red Cross member, can I also avail of free blood and free first aid training? As a Red Cross member, you can avail of the accident assistance benefits. However, we will help facilitate your blood requirements. Blood itself is free but it has processing costs which you can reimburse as a member in case of accidents.

More so, to avail of first aid training, you have to pay the required registration fees. Do I have to carry my membership card at all times? Do I have to show it to ER when I have treatment? No. You may opt not to carry the card at all. You do not have to show it to the ER. However, you should keep the card because it is your insurance policy. You will need the card number when you claim. Our accident benefits are purely for reimbursement purposes. Premier Bronze (Ages 6-65 years old) Accidental death, disablement, and dismemberment Unprovoked murder and assault Accidental medical reimbursement Accidental burial assistance Daily hospital allowance (max 60 days) P35,000.00 P35,000.00 P5,000.00 P5,000.00 P150/DAY By registering to MVR4 P500 CATEGORY, you will become a PRC Premier Bronze Member with the following corresponding insurance coverage:




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Eight boys and thirteen girls will represent Metro Manila during the Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska National Training Camp on May 12-14 at the Don Bosco Technical Institute and SM Mall of Asia. Over 1,300 young players ages 10-14 years old participated in the fourth and final Regional Selection Camp of the Jr. NBA program held this weekend at Don Bosco Makati. The 1,333 campers –1,208 boys and 125 girls — came from schools in Antipolo, Mandaluyong, Manila, Makati, Batangas, Palawan, Mindoro and Iloilo.

John Dhel Austria, 14, of Escuela de Sophia of Caloocan; Joachin Echo, 14 of University of Santo Tomas High School; Ian Dominic Espinosa, 13, and John Michael Vicencio, 13, of Ateneo de Iloilo; Ronald Corj Trinidad, 13, of Pedro Guevara Memorial National High School; Ren Cobie Tolentino, 13, of Grace Christian College; Dietherd Torres, 13, of La Salle Green Hills and Clarence Andrei Ramos, 14 of Adamson University are the Jr. NBA representatives from the NCR at the National Training Camp.

Bonie Marylene Solis, 13, Jeehan Nikale Ahmed, 13 and Edel Jane Araza, 13 of Chiang Kai Shek College; Princess Bj Marie Villarin, 11 of De La Salle Zobel; Dianne Camille Nolasco, 14, of Miriam College; Lindsey Nacional, 13, of La Salle College Antipolo; Eriel Raven Lacanlale, 13 and Jazmine-ann Maniquis, 12, of St. Paul College Pasig; Yza Camila Shalea Alarcon, 12, of New Era High School; Abby Rose Ruiz, 13, of Palawan National School; Gabbie Angeline Wong, 14, of Fairhope Academy; Franzelle Angela Chelzea Besa, 12, of Divine Word College of Calapan Crizan Phiel Pangilinan,13, of the School of the Holy Spirit, Quezon City are the WNBA representatives to the next phase of the Jr. NBA program.

The first day of the Jr. NBA Regional Selection Camp featured fundamental skills challenges with the top performing athletes progressing to Day 2 that featured advanced basketball drills and scrimmages.  The Jr. NBA evaluation committee led by Jr. NBA Coach Jeffrey Cariaso of the Alaska Aces searched for players that showcased all-around basketball skills and embodied the Jr. NBA S.T.A.R. values of Sportmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitide, and Respect.

Jr. NBA All-Star alumni Edrian Custodio, Rhic Gatuz, Ernest Felicilda, Daniel Coo, Josh Garing, Jearico Nuñez and Jr. WNBA All-Stars Akemi Marteja, Pankie David, Mika Pentecostes, Carly Monreal, Nicky Quelenderino and Kreecie Binaohan attended the camp to extend their support to the participants and share their Jr. NBA experiences with them. “We can see ourselves in these young players and are excited to see the best boys and girls in the Philippines emerge as Jr. NBA All-Stars,” said Edrian Custodio, a varsity member of De La Salle-Zobel high school basketball team. “We encourage them to continue to work hard, be humble and believe in themselves as they pursue their basketball careers, bringing with them values and lessons from the Jr. NBA program.”

An NBA and WNBA player will come to Manila to help coach the finalists at the National Training Camp. In previous years, NBA legends BJ Armstrong, Al Green, Luc Longley, and Muggsy Bogues, NBA players Gordon Hayward, Nerlens Noel, and Norris Cole, and WNBA legends Tina Thompson, Ruth Riley, and Taj McWilliams-Franklin have joined the Jr. NBA National Training Camp to coach the athletes and participate in NBA Cares initiatives.

The top eight boys and eight girls will comprise the Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 All-Stars selected among the regional finalists at the National Training Camp. They will embark on an overseas trip to watch an NBA preseason game and experience playing with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia.

For more information, fans can follow Jr. NBA on Facebook at  For all things NBA, fans can visit, like the NBA on Facebook at and follow on Twitter.

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About the NBA

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League.  The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2015-16 season featured 100 international players from 37 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include and the NBA app, which achieved record traffic during the 2014-15 season, as well as NBA TV.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than one billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About Alaska Milk

Alaska Milk recognizes the need of Filipino children for proper nutrition.  According to the 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), it was revealed that 3 out of 10 children aged 5-10 years were underweight while 8 out of 100 children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today.  Alaska Milk is committed to help provide proper nutrition through its leading brands, Alaska Powdered Milk Drink and Alaska Chocolate Powdered Milk Drink.  It contains 20+ essential nutrients that help children reach their full growth potential.  Aside from proper nutrition, an active lifestyle is needed in order to shape and nurture healthier children.  Because of this, Alaska Milk encourages children to “go out and play” through its NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION. Programs: Alaska Basketball and Football Power Camps and Cups, Alaska IronKids Triathlon, Alaska Family Run and Alaska Cycle Philippines.  At the same time, Alaska Milk has a professional basketball team, the 14-time PBA champion, Alaska Aces, which continues to inspire the youth to become future champions who are guided by positive values.  Finally, Alaska Milk partners with excellent local and international organizations who share the same objectives, vision, and values namely the Philippine Basketball Association, National Basketball Association, World Triathlon Corporation, Cycle Asia, Makati and Alabang Football Schools and Sunrise Events, Incorporated.



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Ride Beyond Performance at MIAS 2017

Nothing racks up much excitement and exhilarating energy quite like the annual Manila International Auto Show (MIAS). Hands down the biggest and most anticipated auto event of the year, MIAS 2017 caused quite a stir in the automotive community as it launched yesterday!

Bound to deliver another groundbreaking presentation, the 13th MIAS will run until April 2, 2017, from 10am to 10pm at the combined venues of World Trade Center Metro Manila and the Philippine Trade Training Center, with an unbelievable display of the season’s hottest automotive innovations and a profusion of exciting event highlights.

To officially open its doors, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the venue lobby of World Trade Center. Hosted by James Deakin, in attendance during the momentous affair were MMDA Chairman Tomas Orbos and AAP President Gus Lagman along with key officers of event organizer, Worldbex Services International, including Joseph L. Ang, Levi S. Ang, Archt. Francisco Flameño, Jr., Jill Aithnie Ang, Rene Ramos, Tessie Roque, and MIAS co-organizers Alvin Uy and Jason Ang.

Last year’s widely successful MIAS has set the bar high with over the top presentations – amassing over 110,000 visitors. But attendees of this year’s show are in for a far more ambitious and unforgettable experience as MIAS 2017 occupies a five-indoor structure event hall – ultimately covering over 34,000 sqm of exhibition space.

Envisioning to drive the automotive scene “Beyond Performance”, MIAS 2017 turns the spotlight on automotive brands, companies, and products that showcase innovations that not only bear high-performance capabilities but also, qualities of safety, efficiency, reliability, and practicality.

In line with this year’s theme, MIAS 2017 boasts of state-of-the-art car brands that all take pride in features and key characteristics that truly go “Beyond Performance” Among the new models to be launched at this year’s show are the Challenger SRT Hellcat by Dodge, Gratour Midi Truck by Foton, Civic Type R by Honda, Genesis G90 and Creta by Hyundai, Moparized Wrangler (80th anniversary MOPAR) by Jeep, MX-5 RF, CX-5, and CX-9 by Mazda, Impreza by Subaru, Tiguan by VW, and Spark by Chevrolet.

Apart from captivating car launches, MIAS 2017 hosts a heady line-up of pocket activities and event highlights. From heart-stopping stunt performances by the world’s best precision driver, Russ Swift and off-road test drives with simulated 4×4 obstacle courses to world-class customized tuner cars and remarkable collectible vintage and classic cars, OEM and performance parts suppliers will also showcase their latest offerings in the aftermarket area located at the East Wing Annex building of the World Trade Center.

Other must see events at MIAS 2017 include the MIAS Petron Custom Classic Car Competition which honors the country’s finest car restoration and custom car shops, the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP) annual Driver of the Year gala awards night which honors the country’s top drivers in various motorsport disciplines, the Car of the Year (Honda Civic RS Turbo) and Truck of the Year (Isuzu D-Max 3.0L 4×2 LS AT) display at the entrance area of the venue, and the first-ever Motorcycle of the Year, which aims to recognize the thriving motorcycle segment in the country. Moreover, another first at MIAS 2017 is the 3,000 sqm Truck Pavilion which will house the latest models of commercial vehicles and top truck brands.

Visitors can also look forward to some bargain hunting at the Die Cast Collectors Philippines (DCPH) swap meet or enjoy viewing the DCPH special miniature die cast car exhibit. Attendees may also opt to join the RC (remote control) drift race event, Tamiya 4WD race event or even do some Drift box go-karting with friends and family.

The main hall of the World Trade Center houses the main car brands while its lobby showcases the major sponsors and partners of MIAS 2017. Meanwhile, extending towards World Trade Center’s east wing annex tent building is another purpose-built air-conditioned tent that stretches to a seamless link way that allows for easier access of the Philippine Trade Training Center.

In today’s fast-paced world, performance has been a strong selling point for the automotive brands, but beyond performance, automotive brands and companies must all strive to deliver all-inclusive automotive innovations. As the largest premiere, annual motoring event in the country, this year’s MIAS inspires the automotive scene to drive “Beyond Performance” as it curates the best of the best in automotive technology and aftermarket products & services all under one massive venue!

Organized by Worldbex Services International, MIAS 2017 is bound to break records with its biggest installment yet. The event is co-presented by BPI Family Auto Loans which will once again offer quick and easy loan processing throughout the four-day expo.

You can still take part in all the motoring action at MIAS 2017 until April 2, 2017, from 10 am to 10pm at the World Trade Center, Pasay City, Metro Manila and the Philippine Trade Training Center. The event is for the benefit of ABS CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc.

For more information, follow manilainternationalautoshow and #MIAS on Instagram.


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Volkswagen PH introduces all-new Tiguan SUV, activates CSI’s Steps to Safety at 13th MIAS

Volkswagen Philippines, the number one European car brand in the country in 2016, is set to introduce at the 13th Manila International Auto Show on March 30 to April 2, 2017 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City its new product lines as well as activate the second phase of the multi-awarded Child Safety Initiative with the “Steps to Safety” program.

All-New Tiguan

The all-new 5-seater Tiguan compact SUV is powered by a 1.4-liter, 4-cylinder turbo-charged stratified injection (TSI) engine with BlueMotion Technology that generates a maximum output of 150 Ps at 5,000 rpm and torque of up to 250 Nm at 3500 rpm, all coming from a compact, fuel-efficient Euro 6 emission-compliant engine mated to a 6-speed direct shift gear (DSG) transmission. This SUV is laden with safety features, most notably the airbags, including a knee airbag for the driver, the ISOFIX child seats’ anchorage points, and the Electronic Stabilisation Program with the driver steering recommendation.


Also making its debut in the MIAS is Volkswagen’s Crafter L 9-seater van, powered by the Euro 5 emission-compliant 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder Bi turbo-charged direct injection (TDI) diesel engine that produces maximum power of 163 Ps at 3,500 rpm and maximum torque of 400 Nm at 1,800 rpm. The distinctive high roofline of the Crafter L complements the comfort features for passengers, such as individual seats, armrests, sliding windows, and climatic air-conditioning, plus the numerous safety systems such as the Electronic Stabilisation Program, Anti-Lock Braking System, Traction Control System, and Hill Hold Assist.

The accessorized Crafter L on display is installed with 6 high-back Captain Seats, a 32” Samsung TV, touch-screen multimedia radio with navigation, window framing with van blinds, accent LED lights, and side step board.


The 7-seater Caddy MPV, which was introduced at the Philippine International Motor Show in 2016, once more highlights its versatility, safety and power with its 2.0-liter 4Motion TDI engine mated to a 6-speed DSG transmission that generates maximum power of 140 Ps at 4,200 rpm and maximum torque of 320 Nm between 1,750 to 2,500 rpm.

The Caddy offers flexible seating configurations as well as generous cargo space, while optimizing safety features such as airbags, an Electronic Stabilisation Program, Hill Hold Control, and Cruise Control.

Accessorized Touran

The 7-seater Touran Comfortline variant on display is installed with leather seats and touch-screen multimedia radio with navigation and mirror link. The Touran is powered by the 2.0-liter TDI engine mated to the 6-speed DSG that generates 110 Ps of power and 280 Nm of torque from as low as 1,750 rpm. Its standard safety systems include the Electronic Stabilisation Program with Anti-Slip Regulation and Electronic Differential Lock, Park Distance Control, 3-point belts for all seats, and the ISOFIX mounts for child safety.

Touareg Sport Edition

The Touareg mid-size SUV performs exceptionally well both as a luxury ride and as an off-roader. It is powered by the 3.0-liter 6-cylinder TDI engine that delivers 245 Ps with maximum torque of 550 Nm and mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Touareg is also equipped with the permanent 4Motion 4-wheel drive with air suspension, offering a high level of ride comfort. The unit on display has a Sport Edition package of 20” wheels and front and rear under-run guard.

Passat Business Edition

The Passat mid-size luxury sedan—awarded the 2015 European Car of the Year as well as the 2015 Geneva Motor Show as Best in Class Performance for interior and technology—comes in business edition package for this version of MIAS.

The best-in-class legroom and cargo capacity of the Passat is matched by the German-tuned, efficient BlueMotion 2.0-liter TSI engine generating 220 Ps, managed by the 6-speed DSG transmission. The design and technological touches that make the Passat an ideal executive car include LED headlights, 18" alloy wheels, Adaptive Chassis Control, 12-way electric front seats, a navigation system, rear view camera, Active Info Display gauges, and a panoramic sunroof.

Accessorized Golf GTI

The Golf GTI has earned its reputation as the “ultimate sportsman” in the Volkswagen sports car family with the power it packs under the hood—a 2.0 TSI engine with 220 Ps of power, mated to the 6-speed DSG transmission system and sports-tuned suspension.

The Golf GTI on display sports the distinctive 7.5J x 19-inch black/gloss, twin spoke light alloy wheels.

Polo Club Edition (Hatchback and Sedan)

The 5th-generation Polo, the favorite of young professionals and car lovers, comes as the Club Edition with touch-screen multimedia radio with navigation and mirror link plus rear sensors. The Polo Hatchback comes in hyper black wheels as part of the Club Edition package, while the Polo Sedan is equipped with motorsport Anthracite alloy wheels.

Both are powered by the 1.6-liter multi-point injection (MPI) petrol engine mated to a 6-speed AT that generates 105 Ps of power and a maximum torque of 153 Nm.

Beetle Club Edition

Completing Volkswagen’s powerful, versatile, and safety-laden cast of vehicles on display this year at the 13th MIAS is the iconic Beetle in a much more modern twist with the Beetle Club Edition—an enhancement that complements the twin-charged 1.4 TSI engine and 7-speed DSG transmission system that generates 160 Ps of power.

The Club Edition package includes leather upholstery; touch-screen multimedia radio with navigation and mirror link; front and rear sensors; and hyper black alloy wheels.

Child Safety Initiative’s Steps to Safety Program

Two years after its launch during the 11th MIAS, the award-winning CSI has been rolled out to more than 7,000 kids aged 4 to 8 years old and their parents all over Luzon and the Visayas.

The next level of the campaign, the “Steps to Safety” program, targets children from 9 to 12 years old. From the Junior Driving Course, the CSI will engage children using a virtual reality game app for them to more easily learn, and simultaneously apply, the basics of pedestrian safety. This CSI program will also be guided and facilitated by instructors from the Philippine Global Road Safety Partnership headed by Secretary General Alberto Suansing and Program Director Ma. Theresa Perez.

The 13th MIAS promises to be more than just another auto show, which makes it the ideal venue to showcase Volkswagen’s world-class German craftsmanship, engineering, design, and automotive safety technologies, because for Volkswagen, it is more than just driving—- It’s More Than Just a Car.

For more information on Volkswagen models, or to request a test drive, log on to, visit any of the eight dealerships located at: Volkswagen BGC at 938 28th Street City Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City; Volkswagen Quezon Avenue at 1229 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City; Volkswagen Alabang at Unit 4 Molito Lifestyle Building, Commerce corner Madrigal Avenue, Alabang, Muntinlupa City; Volkswagen Greenfield District Service Center at 833 Sheridan Street, Barangay Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City; Volkswagen Pampanga at McArthur Highway, Dolores, City of San Fernando, Pampanga; Volkswagen Cebu at A. Soriano Avenue, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City; Volkswagen Iloilo (upper ground level of SM Iloilo along Benigno Aquino Sr. Avenue), and Volkswagen Bacolod (along Araneta Street, Singcang, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental).


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Mindanao art student tops 31st PLDT directory art contest

Artemio Bongawan Jr. of the University of Mindanao won the grand prize of the 31st Visual Arts Competition (VAC 31) of the Directories Philippines Corporation and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company.

Bongawan’s hyperrealistic entry "AGEnt of Success", which showed an old woman who dreams of finishing her studies, captured the interest of the judges with its rendering and clear, uplifting message. This year’s competition challenged fine arts students nationwide to interpret the theme “Habang May Buhay, May Pag-asa”.

"I wanted to show that as long as you have hope and you persevere, nothing comes too late. Age doesn’t matter when it comes to aspiring for success," Bongawan explained.

Meanwhile, John Merick Eupalao of Adventist University of the Philippines of Cavite and Maria Teresa Ramos of Far Eastern University won second and third prizes, respectively. Eupalao won for his colorful acrylic on canvas painting entitled “Pag May Pagmamahal, May Pag-asa , while Ramos won for her painting entitled “Light of Hope”. FEU has been the winningest university through the years in the directory art competition.

Besides the top three winners, Arvin Cantalejo Jr.’s Reflection of Hope, a disabled man who paints himself as a whole person, won the People’s Choice Award. The winning entries will be used for the 2017-18 White and Yellow Pages PLDT directories.

87 art works with different interpretations of the theme were submitted for the competition, with 30 entries moving up as finalists. The 30 finalist entries were exhibited at the Pasilyo Vicente Manansala at the Cultural Center of the Philippines prior to the final judging and awarding ceremony.

The final judging of VAC31 was held Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Main Lobby of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City.

Entries were judged on the basis of visual composition, originality, adherence to the theme, overall impact and suitability as cover.

Ding Villamayor, traditional artist and former Art Director at McCann Erickson; Jaime "Jim" Battad, Creative Director at PublicisJimenezBasic and Grand Prize Winner of the 2nd DPC-PLDT Visual Arts Competition in 1988; Ma. Rosario "Rica" Estrada of the CCP’s Visual Arts and Museum Division; Robert Alejandro, former host of TV art show Art is Kool, painter, award-winning graphic artist, crafter and one of the pillars of Filipino arts and crafts shop, Papemelroti; and James "Bong" Baual, Tape Art Pioneer in the Philippines and singer-songwriter of Filipino indie band Dystoria made up the panel of judges.

VAC 31 is an annual arts competition for student artists in the Philippines organized by DPC and PLDT. The competition has explored various art forms and media during its three-decade old history. Last year the competition deviated from painting entries to photographic images.




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“ Strengthening Cyber Security Towards a Safer Cyber Space “

National Summit on Cybercrime

March 21-22,2017, PNP Multi-Purpose Hall Center, Camp Crame, Quezon City

“ Securing the Nation’s Digital Transformation to eCommerse “

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Guest of Honor, PNP Director General Ronald M. Dela Rosa . . .

The Philippines, like any other country around the world, is increasingly adopting Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in its economic, government and social activities.

The dependence on ICT however, makes us vulnerable to different forms of security threats such as malwares, botnets, denial of service attacks, phishing and other types of identity theft, computer-related forgery and fraud, child pornography, copyright infringements and cyber terrorism.

In response to the mounting threats on the country’s cyber space and critical infrastructures, the country needs to strengthen its legal framework, international cooperation, public and private partnership, advocacy and public awareness.

Director of ACG PSSupt. Marni C. Marcos, Jr. 

The Philippine National Police (PNP) through its current Chief, PNP  and in line with the PNP’s strategic thrust, saw a need to enhance the organization’s capabilities and capacities in addressing cybercrime that paved the way for the creation of the PNP Anti Cybercrime Group (ACG).

The PNP ACG started its humble beginnings when the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) formed in 2003 under the Anti-Transnational Crime Division (ATCD) the Cybercrime Section where it started without computers, computer forensic equipment, trained cyber investigator, digital forensic examiner or cyber forensic laboratory.

In order for the PNP to establish a credible cybercrime unit within CIDG, it conducted consultations and networking with various international law enforcement agencies, ICT industries, the academes and other stakeholders.

ISOG Speaker Manuel Joey Regala, set things on how they can be of service to the PNP ACG, it’s a civilian organization that helps us on how to deal with fraud. 

In line with the program of the Task Force for the Security of Critical Infrastructures (TFSCI) under the Office of the President of the Philippines, the Government Computer Security Incident Response Team (GCSIRT) was launched on August 5, 2004. GCSIRT through the Anti-Transnational Crime Division of CIDG, became the focal point for reporting all internet-related security breaches and coordinated support systems to respond to such threats across all government agencies.

Moreover, a cyber training laboratory was established on December 9, 2011 to conduct specialized technical training to CIDG police personnel.

Finally, on February 27, 2013 the PNP-Anti Cybercrime Group with official acronym “PNP ACG”, was activated as a National Operational Support Unit primarily responsible for the implementation of pertinent Philippine laws on cybercrimes and advocating the anti-cybercrime campaign of the PNP.

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Bloggers we’re one of the media guest sent by the Zoe Broadcasting Network learned more about anti cybercrime, in according to the RA Law released that “ anyone will talk trash to you online or in any social media and file a case against to that person.

This summit created not just to armed the PNP ACG rather to give information to all of us, we are in a era of fast technology and technology that we embrace is also putting us in a situation that is negative reaction in our lifestyle, Anti Cybercrime Summit 2017 teaches us more information on what to do if this kind of incident will happen. What to do?  

Thank you Zoe Broadcasting Network for sending me at the Anti Cybercrime Summit 2017, it’s another knowledge that I can share to my family and friends.

Truly that knowledge can armed you from negative people and if you know what to do no one can stop you.

Looking forward to defeat more cyber crime with the big help our PNP-ACG, also the help of our countryman. “ Securing the Nation’s Digital Transformation to eCommerse “.


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