Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na, Takbo Na

tulongnatakbonaMonths after the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda, government and private sectors are still working hand in hand on the rehabilitation of communities directly and badly affected by the storm. As part of their commitment to help families and communities of the affected areas, DZMM organized a color fun run aimed at supporting the education of deserving children from Yolanda hit areas.

DZMM has been doing Takbo para sa Karunungan for years, but this color fun run is their first, first single category, first time in BGC and first to be organized with Run Rio. The color fun run will be a 5KM run to be held in Bonifacion Global City on May 4, 2014 at 4AM.

Registration fee costs 650 pesos which includes the Race Kit (Singlet, Timing Chip, Bib Number). All runners will receive bull cap, towel and drinks after the run. Registration sites are available on the following areas:

1) ABS-CBN Tulong Center, Lopez Drive, Quezon City 
2) Toby’s SM North EDSA The Block
3) Toby’s SM Mall of Asia
4) R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street

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Manny Pacquiao gives Bradley his 1st loss

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Manny has again made history for himself; after losing to a controversial split decision in 2012, Pacman was able to avenge himself and came out victorious in their rematch. With this win, he became he first boxer to give Timothy Bradley his first ever loss.

Days before the fight, boxing analyst are split on whose gonna win between the 2 fighters. Some are saying Manny will reclaim the title because of the urge to redeem himself while others bet on Bradley because of his current stance.

But come fight night, Manny’s determination to win was very evident. One can easily see in him the urge and hunger to win and avenge his controversial loss. Although Bradley tried to match Pacman’s speed, Pacquaio definitely outclassed Bradley in this rematch. You can see how Manny smartly prepared to win the fight. And the spirit of a champion is definitely radiating in him.

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NatGeo Earth Day Run 2014 registration still on-going

natgeo2014logoThe annual Earth Day Run organized by National Geographic is now on. Slated at the Bonifacio Global City on April 27,2014, NatGeo Run 2014 is now accepting online and in store registrations to all interested runners and running enthusiasts.

Due to large number of registrants, Online registration is already closed, however on-site registration is still open from March 1, 2014 to April 20, 2014 at SM Aura (Lower Ground floor) from 11am to 9pm.

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Michael Martinez made history, placed 19th in 2014 Sochi Olympics Finals

michaelchristianmartinezfinalssochi2014“There’s a bright future waiting for him”

He may not bagged any medal in the Men’s Figure Skating event last night, but Filipino Winter Olympian Michael Christian Martinez is still a pride worth of our honor and respect. The 17-year old figure skater, Philippines’ and South East Asia’s first and youngest representative to the Winter Olympics Figure Skating event showed gallantry and determination coupled with gracefulness as he impressed the world of figure skaters. Olympic commentators can’t help but praise him for his performance in the finals. Although he fell in one of his routines, he redeemed himself in the later part of the program, showing great skills on ice.

His Free Program performance was given 119.44 score by the judges, which was added to his Short Program score of 64.81 totaling to 184.25. And that total final score earned him top spot in the 1st batch of performers (1-6 performers).

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Michael Christian Martinez moves to the Sochi 2014 Finals

“And he made history”

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Lone Filipino representative to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia has made history not only for the Philippines but for the South East Asian region as the 1st Filipino to be qualified in Men’s Figure Skating Finals. 17-year old Michael Christian Martinez performed last night in the Men’s Figure Skating Short program, along with other 29 figure skaters from different countries.

Performing to the music of Romeo and Juliet, Martinez wowed the crowd for his mellow dramatic performance. Charismatic performer as described by the event commentators, the Pinoy skater really got the attention of the crowd, evident by several roars and applause. He was also praised for his flexibility which is really his ace in the competition.

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Gilas Pilipinas wins the silver in FIBA Asia 2013

Gilas_2ndPlaceinFIBAAsia2013We’ve already booked our flight to Spain next year and now we conquered the 2nd place in FIBA Asia.

It was not an easy series for the Gilas Pilipinas and the whole country but the results are worthwhile for us to be once again proud that we are Pinoys. In their finals game tonight in MOA Arena against the mighty Iranian team, WE have proven that a country that plays together wins together.

The game that Gilas fought was something to be proud of, as what coach Chot Reyes said, this is the game that he was very proud of the team. Iran is not an easy opponent considering their heights and dominance in Asian basketball, but we didn’t let them play easy with us. The 1st half of the game was very close it ended 15-17 in 1st quarter and 34-35 in the 2nd both in favor of Iran. Imagine the hard work they played to contain the Iranians, it’s something not only played by skills but the heart wanting to win.

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Gilas Pilipinas moves to FIBA World Cup 2014

gilasvskoreaThe dream is completed, we’re going to Spain in 2014.

The longest wait is over. After 27 years we are back in the limelight of Asian basketball and this historic event is our ticket to the FIBA World Cup 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

Today at the MOA Arena, Philippine basketball team Gilas Pilipinas and the Filipino people made history and it’s a sweet meaningful history as we earned the much coveted ticket to the FIBA World Cup. Gilas beats South Korea 86-79 in a heart stumping game today which led the team to its 1st Finals appearance after so many years. It was a nerve rocking game as South Korea started strong taking the first 2 quarters of the game. S. Korea ended the 1st quarter leading Gilas by 4 at 15-19 and in the 2nd quarter by 3 at 36-39. But in the 3rd quarter the heart of the champions came out, Jason Castro step up again to take the lead for Gilas for 40-39. And that starter the momentum for the team taking 8-0 run against the Koreans. 3rd quarter ended up with Gilas leading South Korea by 9 at 65-56.

Fourth quarter was a heart attack, Koreans was able to close the gap even taking back the lead 73-74 with 4:20 minutes remaining in the game. But the heart of the Filipinos prevailed, with Alapag’s 3-pointer, Gilas took back the lead 76-75 and from then on managed to control the game and win it. Mark Pingris helped largely in this win with his 26 points, 1 assist and 10 rebounds. Jason Castro and Ranidel de Ocampo were also big factors with they 16 points (both), 3 assists (both) and 3 and 6 rebounds respectively.

What a sweet victory for a country who at one point have lessen it’s preference in basketball evidenced by the decrease in attendance of it’s premier professional league. Now that we’re back, the celebration is worthwhile even if we’re yet to play for the FIBA Asia championship game against Iran tomorrow. The most important thing is that we’re going to the FIBA World Cup next year and that is a dream worth waiting that came through. As one commentator/basketball enthusiast said this is not only a game of Gilas Pilipinas this is a game of the whole Philippines. And if you’re battling against the Philippine Team, you’re battling against the whole country. Congrats Gilas and congrats to us Filipinos.

Gilas Pilipinas moves to FIBA Asia 2013 semi-finals

We’re moving closer to the FIBA World Cup dream.

The dream of FIBA World Cup ticket is definitely alive for the Philippine basketball team Gilas Pilipinas as they move on to the FIBA Asia 2013 Semi-final round. Today at the MOA Arena, Gilas trashed the Kazakhstan in their do or die Quarter finals game. Gilas was able to control the game all through out thus ending it with a huge margin of 30 points 88-58.

Philippines dominated the whole game from start to finish. They were able to sustain the game from 1st quarter up to the last not giving Kazakhstan a chance to close the gap. Gilas ended the 1st quarter with 17 points lead at 32-15. The succeeding quarters were the same as it all ended with Gilas on top.

1st quarter – 32-15
2nd quarter – 51-40
3rd quarter – 67-49
4th quarter – 88-58

Gilas board was led by Gary David who scored 21 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. He is followed by Japhet Aguilar (who basketed some great shots of the night) with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 1 assist. Jayson Castro also contributed greatly with his 17 points, 1 rebound and 4 assists.

With this win, Gilas is now moving to the semi-finals and will be battling out with South Korea who ousted Qatar. Phillippines vs South Korea Semi finals match will be today (August 10, 2013) also at the MOA Arena 8:30 PM.

Let’s continue to support Gilas Pilipinas and pray for our dream FIBA World Cup qualifier. #LabanPilipinas