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SEVEN DAVAO AGUILAS FC PLAYERS GET CALLED UP
FOR AFC U23 CHAMPIONSHIP CHINA 2018 QUALIFIERS

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Jarvis and De Bruycker of Davao Aguilas FC

Photo Caption: Davao Aguilas FC players Jordan Jarvis and Dylan De Bruycker leaving Cebu for Cambodia, to join 5 other Davao Aguilas FC players who were called up for the AFC U23 Champions China 2018 Qualifiers.

18 JULY 2017 – MANILA: The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) has called-up the following Davao Aguilas Football Club (DAFC) players for the AFC U23 Championship China 2018 Qualifiers – Group J, set to take place from July 19 to 23, 2017, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia:

     1    BAUTISTA, Junell Mark
    2    CHENG, Jaime Vicenzo
    3    DE BRUYCKER, Dylan Alain Lucienne
    4    DE LA  TORRE, Rey Franco Miguel
    5    DIAZ, Van Rey
    6    JARVIS, Jordan Blair
    7    TALAROC, Richard Jr.

Five of the seven players flew from Japan for the training camp arranged by the Philippine Football Federation, along with Japan Football Association.  These players are Junnell Mark Bautista, Jaime Vicenzo Cheng, Rey Franco Miguel De La Torre, Van Rey Diaz and Richard Talaroc, Jr.  While Dylan Alain Lucienne De Bruycker, and newly signed former Ateneo player and UAAP Rookie of the Year Jordan Blair Jarvis came from Cebu, fresh from the Davao Aguilas FC-Global Cebu FC match, which ended with a result of 0-0.

Davao Aguilas FC Chairman Jefferson Cheng calls this, “A proud moment for our Club with 7 players called up to the National Team U22.”

The AFC Under-23 Championship 2018 will serve as a preparation for the 29th Southeast Asian Games which begins next month.

The Philippines are in Group J, along with Japan, China PR and Cambodia.
The schedule of matches are as follows:

19 July 2017 Japan vs Philippines – 3:30 PM Local time (4:30 PM Manila time)
21 July 2017 Philippines vs China PR – 3:30 PM Local time (4:30 PM Manila time)
23 July 2017 Cambodia vs Philippines – 6:30 PM Local time (7:30 PM Manila time)

For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/DAFCofficial.

ABOUT DAVAO AGUILAS FC (DAFC):
Davao Aguilas Football Club (DAFC), was established earlier this year as a professional football club, based out of Tagum, Davao del Norte, in Mindanao.  Its mission is to help develop football in Davao and the entire region.

The coaching staff is headed by Gary Philips, an Australian football veteran, while DAFC’s Chairman is Jefferson Cheng.

The club’s lead sponsor is San Miguel Corporation (SMC).  Other club partners include Roadhouse Cafe, City Mall Davao and PAGGS Lounge.

Expect more from Davao Aguilas FC as they take part in Philippines Football League (PFL) this season!
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www.facebook.com/DAFCofficial

 

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Million Volunteer Run 4 Announcement

The Philippine Red Cross’ Million Volunteer Run 4, initially scheduled on Sunday, 23 July 2017, has been moved to Saturday, October 21, 2017.

With the current situation in the Philippines, most particularly the crisis in Marawi City, it largely affected our efforts. Though it is an isolated case, the magnitude of the crisis concerns the rest of the nation.

Being the premier humanitarian organization in the country, our current focus is on our rapid response and assistance to those affected by the crisis by tapping all our volunteers and logistics nationwide.

The PRC would like to inform all sponsors, partners, registered participants and the general public, who were looking forward to this fourth time event that we take all our events seriously.

We would like to assure you that this postponement will in no way compromise the quality of the nationwide simultaneous run.

All packages purchased for the July 23rd date will be honored. PRC looks forward to welcoming all currently registered participants and newcomers to this display of support, health and national pride.

The team sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience which this change of date may have cause and should further information be required, everybody are asked to contact the hotline: (02) 790-2410. 

 

 

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OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER’S STEVEN ADAMS AND FORMER NBA COACH REGGIE THEUS HEADLINE NBA 3X PHILIPPINES PRESENTED BY AXA

Laker Girls to Entertain Fans at NBA 3X Philippines Presented by AXA

NBA 3X Registration Begins Today at www.nba3x.com/philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, July 8, 2017 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former NBA coach Reggie Theus, and the Laker Girls will attend NBA 3X Philippines presented by AXA from July 22-23 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.  Registration for NBA 3X Philippines 2017 begins today on a first-come first-serve basis at www.nba3x.com/philippines and runs until July 14 or until all slots are full.

NBA 3X Philippines 2017 will feature a 3-on-3 tournament featuring men’s and women’s teams of all skill levels as well as NBA entertainment throughout the weekend.  The 2017 edition of NBA 3X Philippines will begin with a preliminary tournament July 15-16 at Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati that will determine the participants in the finals at the SM Mall of Asia.  Additionally, the league will conduct an NBA Cares clinic for 10-14-year-old boys and girls at the indoor court of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Engineering on July 19.

“I’m looking forward to meeting the Filipino fans and experiencing the country’s vibrant culture,” said Adams.  “I’m also excited to work with the talented athletes from across the Philippines at NBA 3X.”

“This will be my first trip to the Philippines, and I can’t wait to see the passion Filipinos have for the game of basketball,” said Theus.  “With the inclusion of 3-on-3 basketball in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, NBA 3X is a testament to the growth and popularity of the game internationally.”

“We are excited to partner with NBA 3X Philippines and see this as a platform to elevate 3-on-3 basketball in the country,” said Raul Hora, President and CEO of AXA Philippines.  “In the same way that we assist clients in making sound financial decisions, we look forward to seeing boys and girls of all ages showcase their skills, exhibit teamwork, and execute their gameplan to win on and off the court.  With Steven, Reggie, and the Laker Girls in attendance, this event is a great opportunity to provide the NBA experience to fans.”

The competitive 3-on-3 tournament includes divisions for boys (under-13, under-16, under-18, and open category), girls (under-16 and open category), an invitation only Celebrity Division featuring local personalities, as well as a new division exclusive to AXA employees and distributors.

Adams, a 7’0” center from New Zealand, was drafted 12th overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2013 NBA Draft.  He was selected to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2014.  During the 2016-17 season, Adams averaged 11.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1 block per game.

Theus was drafted 9th overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 1978 NBA Draft and selected to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1979.  A two-time NBA All-Star, Theus played 13 seasons in the NBA before playing internationally.  He was named head coach of Sacramento Kings during the 2007-08 season before becoming an assistant coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves from 2009-2011.  He is currently the head coach of Cal State Northridge in the NCAA.

NBA 3X Philippines 2017 is presented by AXA Philippines together with official partners CloudFone, Globe At Home and Globe Prepaid, Panasonic, as well as supporting partners SM Mall of Asia and Spalding.  Official NBA broadcasters for the event are ABS-CBN Sports and Action, Basketball TV, and NBA Premium TV.

All participants in NBA 3X Philippines 2017 will receive an NBA 3X jersey with special prizes for the winners of each division.  Registration fees for the age divisions run at Php 1,000 per team, while open divisions run at Php 1,600 pesos per team.

For more information on NBA 3X Philippines 2017 and the registration process, log on to www.nba3x.com/philippines and follow www.facebook.com/nba3xasia.

For more details on AXA Philippines and their product offerings, visit www.axa.com.ph and www.facebook.com/AXA.Philippines.

For all things NBA, visit www.nba.com and follow the league on Facebook at www.facebook.com/philsnba and Twitter at www.twitter.com/nba_philippines.

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 G 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 2016-17 season featured a record 113 international players from 41 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA App and NBA LEAGUE PASS.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than 1.3 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 AXA Philippines

AXA Philippines is one of the leading and fastest-growing life insurance companies in the Philippines. It was borne out of the formidable synergy between Metrobank, one of the foremost financial institutions in the Philippines, and AXA, a global leader in insurance and asset management serving 107 million customers in 64 countries. At present, AXA Philippines has more than 800,000 lives insured and covered by individual policies and group life insurance. AXA Philippines has more than 3,000 financial advisers in 37 branches and 693 financial executives in 938 Metrobank and PSBank branches nationwide. In 2016, AXA Philippines entered the non-life insurance business with the acquisition of Charter Ping An, the 5th largest general insurer in the country.

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SAN MIGUEL DAVAO AGUILAS FC RIPS FC MERALCO SPARKS’  PERFECT PFL RECORD, ENDS WITH A DRAW OF 2-2

NEXT MATCH WILL BE AGAINST ILOCOS UNITED FC ON JUNE 25, AND AGAINST GLOBAL CEBU FC ON JUNE 28 AT THE
DAVAO DEL NORTE SPORTS COMPLEX

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22 JUNE 2017 – TAGUM, DAVAO DEL NORTE: In what seemed to be a David vs. Goliath match, wherein San Miguel Davao Aguilas Football Club, went up against top seed FC Meralco Manila (FCMM), the home boys sent the Sparks a very clear message, it was its home turf.
For over 90 minutes, the crowd of more than 4,000 spectators in a packed stadium at Davao del Norte Sports Complex, held its breath in what seemed to be a roller-coaster ride of a match.  San Miguel Davao Aguilas gave its fans a bigger reason to support football in its home stead, and showed that it can ground into halt Goliath’s perfect PFL joyride.
Fans were seen waiting for the Aguilas outside their locker room in a seeming celebration of having new hometown heroes.

Australian Coach Gary Phillips says, “There’s no question, it’s a massive confidence boost for the team.  I think the bigger picture is for us is, we grew as a team, we got back into the game and we showed a lot of spirit.  And from day 1 I’ve said, we will be competitive, and that’s what we proved today.  It is great to have so many supporters here, it is great to be back home.  We believe in this team, we believe in this club.  I’m very proud of the effort, and collectively as a group, we are all very proud and we certainly take it as a win.”
Its next match will be  June 25, 2017 at 4 p.m., wherein the home team would play host to visitors from up North – the Ilocos United Football Club (IUFC).  This will be the second time that these teams will go against each other, with their last match ending in a draw, with a score of 1-1 in Vigan, Ilocos Norte.
While on June 28, San Miguel Davao Aguilas FC will go up against the former UFL champs, Global Cebu FC.  It will be the first time that the Aguilas will play against Global FC, so fans can expect another exciting match.

Tickets are available at the stadium.  For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/DAFCofficial

ABOUT SAN MIGUEL DAVAO AGUILAS FC:

San Miguel Davao Aguilas Football Club, was established earlier this year as a professional football club, based out of Tagum, Davao del Norte, in Mindanao.  Its mission is to help develop football in Davao and the whole of Mindanao.

The coaching staff is headed by Gary Philips, an Australian football veteran. DAFC’s Chairman is Jefferson Cheng.

Expect more from San Miguel Davao Aguilas FC as they take part in Philippines Football League (PFL) this season!

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COLOR MANILA CELEBRATES END OF SUMMER WITH AT LEAST 10,000 PARTICIPANTS AT THE CM BLACKLIGHT RUN IN MANILA

RUNNERS CAN LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT EVENTS HAPPENING IN BACOLOD, LAGUNA AND DAVAO

29 May 2017 – Manila: The heavy downpour did not stop the more than 10,000 runners of Color Manila’s CM Blacklight Run Manila leg, held at Filinvest City, Alabang, last May 27, 2017, from enjoying the evening

.Celebrities such as Aubrey Miles, Host Sam YG, Ms. Global beauty queens, Ico Ejercito and Davao Aguilas FC players were among the thousands of participants who joined the much-anticipated non-timed race.

Participants got to experience the various color stations, as they wore their CM Blacklight headlamps that enhanced their blacklight experience.  For those who joined the Rockstar and Challenge categories, they also had face paint applied on their faces. 

Thousands of runners also partied until early hours of the morning during the Colour Festival, which capped their journey; wherein everyone threw colored powder up in the air, while everyone danced to the music.

“We are glad that we were able to gather at least 10,000 runners this evening and that the participants still got to enjoy tonight’s race, despite the weather.  We hope to see everyone again in our next events in Bacolod, Laguna and Davao”, says Color Manila VP Justine Cordero.

CM Blacklight Bacolod leg is set to take place on June 3, 2017, while the CM Blacklight Davao leg will take place on August 12, 2017.  The CM Challenge Laguna run on the other hand, will take place on June 25, 2017.

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EIGHT BOYS AND EIGHT GIRLS NAMED NEWEST ALL-STARS OF JR. NBA PHILIPPINES 2017 PRESENTED BY ALASKA

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 www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines. For all things NBA, fans can visit www.nba.com, like the NBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/philsnba and follow www.twitter.com/nba_philippines on Twitter.

 

 

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ONE CHAMPIONSHIP HOSTS TEAM LAKAY MEDIA DAY IN MANILA

May 2017 – Manila, Philippines: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held an exclusive media day for Baguio City’s famed Team Lakay. The event took place at Vikings Venue at the SM Mall of Asia Bayside, Tuesday, 9 May.

Photos of the ONE Championship: Team Lakay Media Day may be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxHVlFU0lKiIbVl2X1B2aVJOcGs

It was attended by ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario, Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly, Joshua Pacio, Danny “The King” Kingad, Gina “Conviction” Iniong and April Osenio. The team was accompanied by none other than legendary Philippine MMA coach and head of Team Lakay, coach Mark Sangiao.

Eduard Folayang, ONE Lightweight World Champion, stated: “I am still overwhelmed by the support that the whole Team Lakay is getting from the entire nation. We are all grateful for every cheer, support and prayer. It keeps us inspired, motivated, and humble. Our goal every fight night is always the same, which is to bring honor to our country.”

Mark Sangiao, Head Coach of Team Lakay, stated: “We are happy to celebrate this feat with our friends in the media and our beloved followers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. We came from the mountains of Baguio City, but we represent the colors of the Philippines on the global stage. Last April, we accomplished a 5-0 sweep, including Eduard’s successful title defense. We came and overcame the challenges. However, the journey doesn’t end there. As martial artists, we are here to grow and learn.”

Eustaquio is the only athlete from Team Lakay with an upcoming fight. He is scheduled to face Thailand’s Anatpong Bunrad in a highly-anticipated rematch of their 2015 encounter. The three-round flyweight contest is set for ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES which will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 26 May.

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ONE Championship is the largest sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization hosts the largest sports entertainment events across Asia featuring the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Championship is broadcast to over 1 billion viewers across 118+ countries around the world with some of the largest global broadcasters, including FOX Sports, Setanta, MNC, Astro, Thairath TV, ABS-CBN, TV5, MYTV, HTV, OSN and more.

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RUNRIO LAUNCHES…

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

RUNRIO LAUNCHES THE MOST PREMIERE RUNNING

SERIES IN THE COUNTRY

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.

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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 www.runrio.com or like the official Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/runrioeventsinc/.

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OUR STORY:

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, www.runrio.com 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.

OUR MISSION

To bring inspiration and innovation to every runner.

OUR VISION

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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ONE CHAMPIONSHIP TELEVISION RATINGS SHOW INCREDIBLE GROWTH IN LAST THREE YEARS

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25 April 2017 – Singapore: Over the past three years, ONE Championship, the largest sports media property in Asian history, has seen incredible growth rates in both television viewership and social media engagement — a testament to the rapid rise of the promotion in worldwide households and the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) as a whole.

In data released by Nielsen, Facebook and Repucom, ONE Championship has shown exponential growth from 2014 to 2017.

The data shows that ONE has come from 352 million social media impressions to 4-billion, marking an increase of over 11 times the previous tally. With the rise of digital and online video, ONE has also catapulted their numbers from 312 thousand to a whopping 314 million. That’s more than a 1,000 times increase.

Established in 2011, ONE’s tireless efforts to bring Asian mixed martial arts to prominence has brought them from viewership in 60 countries to more than 118 countries globally. That’s double the number since 2014.

Furthermore, the annual TV broadcast per country and the peak TV ratings share numbers have increased dramatically based on the data. From an average of just 12-18 hours of TV broadcast in 2014, ONE has increased that number to 100-1800 hours. It has also seen its peak TV ratings share spike to 11-20% from 1-2% just three years ago.

The company has one of the largest engagements on both Facebook and Twitter and in a region where the platforms are still being adopted in some countries, that’s impactful. It has engaged fans online with a steady stream of digital content for the past six years, even partnering with Facebook itself to livestream the preliminary portion of its Pay-Per-View events on the platform.

By partnering with the largest television networks in the region and across the world, ONE Championship has also made sure that its content is readily available. Massive deals with networks like FOX Sports, and the like, has brought ONE Championship’s unique brand of MMA action to a wide audience.

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ONE Championship is the largest sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization hosts the largest sports entertainment events across Asia featuring the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Championship is broadcast to over 1 billion viewers across 118+ countries around the world with some of the largest global broadcasters, including FOX Sports, Setanta, MNC, Astro, Thairath TV, ABS-CBN, TV5, MYTV, HTV, OSN and more.

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DUARD FOLAYANG RETAINS ONE LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION OVER EV TING

PLUS: KEVIN BELINGON OBLITERATES TONI TAURU

ALSO: HONORIO BANARIO EXTENDS WIN STREAK TO FOUR WITH KNOCKOUT OF JAROSLAV JARTIM

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21 April 2017 – Manila, Philippines: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), sent shockwaves throughout the capacity crowd at the state-of-the-art Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines with another exciting evening of world-class mixed martial arts action. ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY showcased a series of compelling bouts, punctuated by a thrilling main event that left fans on the edge of their seats. In the main event, Eduard Folayang successfully defended his ONE Lightweight World Championship, defeating Ev Ting by unanimous decision.

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In the main event of ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY, Eduard Folayang retained his ONE Lightweight World Championship with a masterful display of striking to defeat top Malaysian lightweight Ev “E.T.” Ting. Operating behind his world-class wushu stance, Folayang dazzled with his trademark variety of lightning quick and powerful spinning attacks, pouncing on Ting with side kicks and back fists. Controlling the action from the outside with the intent to counter, Folayang allowed Ting to come forward with his attacks which were few and far between. In the end, all three judges agreed on Folayang winning a unanimous decision to remain champion after five thrilling rounds of intense action.

After the bout, eight-division world Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao congratulated Folayang inside the ONE Championship cage.

“I would like to thank Ev Ting, he really came prepared for this fight. We came to give the fans a good fight, and that’s what we have done,” said Folayang. “This is the essence of martial arts, five rounds to show how much we’ve prepared for a long time. [This fight] means a lot. A lot of you [fans] were discouraged the last time I was here, I slept on that mat. I rose up from my circumstances. I needed to train a lot to improve a lot. This is it on my shoulder. Thank you for your support.”

In the co-main event of the evening, Team Lakay top bantamweight Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon swarmed Finnish kickboxing sensation Toni “Dynamite” Tauru with a relentless barrage of attacks to earn a scintillating striking victory. Tauru, the taller fighter by over 10cm, used his length to keep Belingon at range but it was only a matter of time before the Filipino would come looking for the stoppage. Tauru tried his best to keep the distance, but Belingon launched a furious offensive to close the gap, pounding Tauru with thunderous lefts and rights. In the end, Tauru had no choice but to bow out of the contest via verbal submission.

With another spectacular performance, resurgent lightweight contender and former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario marched to victory once more, stopping newcomer Jaroslav Jartim with a monstrous left hook. After spending the first round on the mat with Jartim in technical grappling exchanges, Banario showcased his incredible power in the second round. Catching a kick to the body, Banario uncorked a devastating left hand counter that knocked Jartim out cold, effectively ending the bout in an instant.

It was a triumphant return to the ONE Championship cage for 18-year-old Christian Lee. “The Warrior” turned in a tremendous showing against Chinese featherweight “The Werewolf” Wan Jian Ping, dazzling the crowd with his quickness and trademark unorthodox movement. After mixing up his strikes very well, Lee shot in for a successful takedown, bringing Wan to the canvas. Once on the mat, it was all Christian Lee as the youngster went to work, pounding the Chinese fighter with sharp elbows and punches to earn the stoppage victory.

With an astounding display of gargantuan strength, Team Lakay top flyweight prospect Danny “The King” Kingad out-muscled Malaysian opponent Muhammad Aiman to win by unanimous decision after three fierce back-and-forth rounds. Kingad, who enjoyed most of the fight with successful takedowns of his Malaysian foe, punished Aiman with elbows and knees from dominant positions. In the third round, Aiman caught Kingad in a triangle but the Filipino powered himself out of it and earned the judges’ nod.

In an entertaining flyweight contest, Indonesian standout Stefer Rahardian dominated unorthodox Filipino striker Eugene Toquero with his effective chain wrestling skills, winning by unanimous decision after three rounds of action. For the majority of the bout, Rahardian took Toquero down seemingly at will, and the Filipino spent most of the fight defending off his back. In the third round, Toquero made things interesting by landing a couple of telling blows but it was not enough to offset Rahardian’s superior ground control.

19-year-old Chinese bantamweight prospect “The Stalker” Xie Bin showcased his tremendous grappling skills in defeating Cambodian Khun Khmer specialist Chan Rothana. After a brief feeling out period for both fighters, Xie scored on a takedown to bring the action to the mat. The second round saw Xie score on another takedown, this time working towards a submission. With Rothana completely out of his element, Xie was able to grab a hold of his opponent’s neck, executing a D’Arce choke to seal the win.

Team Lakay lady striker Gina “Conviction” Iniong made her successful ONE Championship debut, besting Filipino-English fighter Natalie “The Kilapino” Gonzales Hills with a solid display of striking superiority. Looking to play the role of counterpuncher, Iniong laid back and allowed Hills to press most of the action. Iniong dominated in the clinch with knees to the lower body and scored on a handful of takedowns. She then found a home for her powerful right hand which landed with great accuracy throughout the fight. After three rounds, judges saw the bout in favor of Iniong.

8-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Michelle Nicolini of Sao Paulo, Brazil extended her winning streak to two wins inside the ONE Championship cage with a beautiful first round armbar over previously unbeaten Irina Mazepa of St. Petersburg, Russia. Nicolini utilized a missed kick from Mazepa to take the Russian fighter to the ground. From there, Nicolini worked her magic, easily taking the bout by submission.

Filipino strawweight fighters Robin Catalan and Jeremy Miado kicked off ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY with a wild exchange of striking and wrestling to get the crowd ready for an exciting night of fights. After three gruelling rounds, Catalan emerged victorious by split decision, impressing with a series of emphatic slams while controlling the action on the mat.

Official results for ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY

ONE Lightweight World Championship bout: Eduard Folayang defeats Ev Ting by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 5 rounds

Bantamweight bout: Kevin Belingon defeats Toni Tauru by Submission (Verbal Tapout) at 2:27 minutes of round 1

Lightweight bout: Honorio Banario defeats Jaroslav Jartim by Knockout at 1:31 minutes of round 2

Featherweight bout: Christian Lee defeats Wan Jian Ping by TKO (Strikes) at 4:50 minutes of round 1

Flyweight bout: Danny Kingad defeats Muhammad Aiman by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds

Flyweight bout: Stefer Rahardian defeats Eugene Toquero by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds

Bantamweight bout: Xie Bin defeats Chan Rothana by Submission (D’Arce Choke) at 1:46 minutes of round 2

Women’s Atomweight bout: Gina Iniong defeats Natalie Gonzales Hills by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds

Women’s Catchweight bout (57.8kg): Michelle Nicolini defeats Irina Mazepa by Submission (Armbar) at 2:11 minutes of round 1

Strawweight bout: Robin Catalan defeats Jeremy Miado by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds

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