Big House Production presents High Miles for the Children. A run for the benefit of St. Rita Orphanage on May 3, 2015 at Filinvest City Alabang.  Categories will be 5k, 10k and 16k.

About the Orphanage


St. Rita Orphanage is located in Paranaque City. It was originally known as HOME OF CHILDREN, has its beginning when the late Mother Carmen Alba, A.R., Superior general of the Congregation of the Augustinian Recollect sisters, conceived the idea of putting up a home for the less fortunate children: the orphans, abandoned and neglected children— that they would be given their basic need (food, clothing, shelter) as well as proper guidance and sufficient preparation for a better future in life.  Saint Rita Orphanage envisions the total development of the less fortunate/abandoned children that they become God- fearing and responsible members of the Church and the country.

The Congregation of the Augustinian Recollect Sisters takes care of the children in the orphanage as one of its apostolic works. They continue to respond to the needs of the Church and the country within the limits of its capacity and according to its resources.
The Orphanage, aside from donations, mainly gets their resources from the school (St. Rita College). The school closed in 2010 due to losses suffered since the 90’s.

Currently, the orphanage houses 25 abandoned kids (15 infants and 10 toddlers). There are also 3 children who need special care (2 with Cerebral Palsy and 1 with Hydrocephalus), these kids are undergoing therapy twice a week and are very costly. Aside from the therapy expense they are also shouldering the salary of their staff (Caregivers, Security Guard, Maintenance, etc.).

The Orphanage really needs our help. These kids need our help. Please help us, help them.

Registration Details:

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**All Finishers in all categories will recieve a finisher medal**

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In-Store Registration Schedule:
FRIDAY – SUNDAY (2:00 – 8:00pm)

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ATC – Runnr






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Borlain sisters rule Alaska IronKids Triathlon in Subic

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Tara and Samantha Borlain again finished one-two in the same category (Girls 11-12) during the 2015 Alaska IronKids Triathlon held in Subic over the weekend. Open to children 6 to 14 years old, Alaska IronKids is the local junior version of the international triathlon series, Ironman.

Tara trailed Sister Samantha in the swim and bike part of the race, but relied on her strong finishing run to prevail. Other 1st place winners in the girl category are Nicole Danielle Eijansantos (13-14), Alison Ann Noble (9-10) and Justicia Mariearl Tan (6-8).

Brent Valelo also relied on a strong run to rule the Boy 13-14. Other 1st place winners in the boy category are Juan Francisco Baniqued (11-12), Mark Grist (9-10) and Dayshaun Karl Ramos (6-8).

Christine Levi Gaspar and Una Janus Sibayan placed second and third in the Girls 13-14. Everly Janarie Macalalad finished third in the Girls 11-12.  Patricia Tolentino and Ana Maria Mempin placed second and third in the Girls 9-10. Franchezka Borlain, youngest of the Borlain sisters, and Caitlin Gaw finished second and third in the Girls 6-8.

Sabino Czar Manglicmot IV and John Caleb Barlin placed second and third in the Boys 13-14. Jose Manuel Arao and Karl Rafael Pamakid placed second and third in the Boys 11-12. Matthew Thomas Alumbres and Juan Miguel Tayag placed second and third in the Boys 9-10. Jabrielle Marcos Delizo and Reggeal Victoria placed second and third in the Boys 6-8.



Samantha and Tara Borlain

Four races are lined up for 2015— two aquathlons and two triathlons. The next races will be the Alaska IronKids Aquathlon Apr. 19 at The Village Sports Club; the Alaska IronKids Aquathlon in Subic Bay; and the Alaska IronKids Triathlon Aug. 1 in Cebu.

The races will have three categories: Race Category (with Podium Medals) with four age groups; Play Category (with finisher’s medal but no age categories) with short and long distances to promote outdoor play and increase participation for non-competitive participants; and the Relay Category (with Podium Medals) with two mixed age groups.

Alaska Milk Corporation President/CEO Wilfred Steven Uytengsu said he is ecstatic with the huge turnout.

“It’s really nice to see the parents supporting their kids promoting a healthy lifestyle, a lot of kids today spend a lot of time on their iPads or playstations. It’s important to develop your technical skills but you also have to be physically fit,” said Uytengsu.

Alaska IronKids Philippines is an annual sporting event that aims to promote the healthy and active lifestyle among children through the winning combination of proper nutrition and physical activity. The Alaska IronKids Race Series is just one of many sports development programs that Alaska conducts yearly to engage children to come out and play.

Pioneering athletic programs like the Alaska IronKids Philippines Triathlon has managed to take children away from their video game consoles, cellphones and cable TV remotes and out into the sun to swim, bike and run in triathlon races. Alaska’s sports programs hope to encourage children to get into organized sports while learning positive values like hard work, discipline, determination and teamwork. The program for 2015 will continue to bring excitement as it helps future athletes realize their dreams.

Become an inspiring athlete too and join Alaska’s sports programs now! NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION. For general information about the Alaska IronKids please visit www.ironkidsphil.com; Alaska Milk Corporation visit www.alaskamilk.com; and for live Twitter updates follow @ALASKAsportshub & #AlaskaIronkids.

Endless fun under the Philippine Sun

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     Summer is coming and everyone loves a little fun under the sun.  It’s the perfect moment for spending with your friends, family and love ones.  Summer season also means more sun exposure and also means subjecting yourself to sun damage.  As a runner, I cannot avoid sun exposure, especially during a marathon race.  Runners cannot avoid the sun.  Unlike other runners who can run all covered up with compression leggings, compression sleeves and other cover ups, I am comfortable with running short, halter top and a sun visor.  That’s why sun protection is a must for me during running.  Too much sun exposure is harmful to our skin but we cannot avoid them, so might as well be protected.

Dermplus Moisturizing Sunblock is the answer to your skin problems this summer. It is formulated with unbeatable UVA and UVB filters to protect your skin in the harsh ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Dermplus sunblock physically blocks and reflects light and it also helps heal skin damage caused by over-exposure to the sun.  Dermplus Sunblock is available in different SPFs like SPF 24 that is recommended for morena skin and for indoor use, SPF 35 for fair skin and SPF 80 and 130 for extreme outdoor activities. Use Dermplus Moisturizing Sunblock and worry no more about the harmful Ultra Violet A (UVA) and Ultra Violet B (UVB) rays. Whether you will spend your summer in Boracay, Cebu, Palawan or in Bohol, never forget your number one sun defense partner. Dermplus Moisturizing Sunblock is also trusted by Emilio “Chieffy” Caligdong, a professional football player and the former team captain of the National Football Team.

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     Dermplus Moisturizing Sunblock is available in all leading drugstores, supermarkets and department stores nationwide. For more information call 817 33 03 or like us on Facebook.

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My Pacer Duty Adventure


     I never thought that one day I would be running the Run United race as a pacer. I have joined the Run United Trilogies since 2012 and all of them gave me good memories.  My first 21k and first 42k were both done at RUPM.  Last year, I’ve got a new PR for my 42K at RUPM and now, I am a pacer for the 21K category at 2:37 time.

I ran 9 half marathons, two 25K, one 32K, 4 full marathons and a 50k but this 21k race really gave me butterflies in my stomach.  It’s like what I felt for my first 42K and 50K.  I had a lot of things/concerns in my mind like “what if I got leg cramps”, “what if I cannot sustain the 7:30 pace”, “what if our lead pacer and my co-pacers are too fast”, “what should I do if I will be left out”.  So many “what if’s” crossed my mind, but luckily, my pace group made it easy for me.


the 2:37 pace group, Wilbert, Jeff Lo (lead pacer), Franc and me

    Before the gun start, our lead pacer, sir Jeff Lo conceptualized our strategy:  run at 7 to 7:30 mins/km, run half the uphill, then walk the other half, run faster towards the hydration station then run together again.  For the first 16K we are one pack, but one runner approached me and told me that he is having pain along his right side but he still want to run with our group.  I told him to take a deep breath and then we ran a little bit slower for a few meters until the pain subside.   At the last 2k, my co-pacer Franc felt that the runners are a little bit out of breath, so he decided that we can do run-walk strategy:  run 4 mins, then walk for 1 minute.  At the last 1 km, we did 2-minute run, 1 minute walk for a pace of 6min/km.


along Roxas boulevard with our pace group (photo credit to sir Jeff)



 Last 3K, along the Macapagal boulevard

     I was amazed how the runners cooperate with us despite of the pain and hardships they’re experiencing that time.  I admire their perseverance to reach our goal.  One runner, Erlie Vitor, told me that she will run with us only up to the 10k mark, but crossed the finish line with our target time.  She told us “Kaya ko  pala ‘yun, ang galing n’yo. Thank you talaga.”  We reached the finish line tired and out of breath but with a wide smile.  Despite of the pain and hardships that we pacers endure,  when we saw their smile in their faces and heard their overwhelming appreciation, it really melts our hearts.


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     Thank you Unilab Active Health for giving me this such wonderful experience.  It will be added to my Run United precious moments.  Thank you for giving me a chance to help runners “EXCEED THEMSELVES” as I also “EXCEED MYSELF”.

We also would like to thank the runners in our pace group, we had so much fun running and chatting with you guys.  We are so proud of you.  Bravo! Until next run, see you on the road.

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     After the successful two coach Roel’s Birthday Runs which are “Coach Roel Birthday Run 2013”  and “WALL 2 SHOTGUN 10-Mile Race 2014”, coach Roel in collaboration with RG Events Company presents you the “Ultra- 10 Mile Challenge (Coach Roel’s Birthday Run 3)” with Olympic style categories (4x100m relay and 4x400m relay) and featuring some of our country’s finest celebrities like Iza Calzado and many more.

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Registration Details:


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Race Details:

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For more updates, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/324796087725304/

For any inquiries, you may contact:

Nelbert Ducusin



Cristina Isanan


See you there guys!

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GO GIRL! EXPO: A Pursuit For a Healthy and Active Filipino Women

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     In a study conducted by the World Health Organization, more women in the Philippines are considered inactive whether it is occupational, non-occupational, or leisure-related activities (WHO 2010). The same study also reveals that women are more active in domestic activities than men more than ever. Furthermore, physical inactivity may contribute to coronary diseases, diabetes, and obesity.

This is the reason why Jump Start, Fondo Manila and Yabang Pinoy are working together to bring the very first GO GIRL! EXPO- Empowering Healthy and Active Filipinas. It is by promoting a holistic well-being among women— a healthy and active Filipinas— can we achieve a healthy and active Philippines. We further define a “GO GIRL!” as a well rounded Filipina that balances life, work , play, adventure, sports and more importantly – knows how to have fun.

GO GIRL EXPO will be held on May 30-31, 2015 at the Rockwell Tent, Makati City. This event will be a celebration of every Filipina’s pursuits and women’s success and empowerment in different fields. The expo will feature faces of healthy and active Filipinas from different walks of life- from the working Filipina to moms, from outgoing women to social women. Furthermore, the expo will be a collection of products and services from different companies and industries that will cater to the needs of a healthy and active Filipina.

The expo will also be an avenue for women’s inspiration—tapping Filipinas who are considered “Go Girl!”. These women will share their impassioned stories of both success and struggle, how they achieve where they are now, and what keeps them active despite the daily routine this age has offered to them. Their stories will be installed in a gallery wall together with the commitment board that will gather responses from women of different size and age.

Come and be part of this milestone that will encourage Filipinas to shift from ordinary women to GO GIRL!.



For more information and other inquiries:

GO GIRL! EXPO Secretariat:  gogirlexpo@gmail.com

Patrick Chris Joson:  

mobile #: 0917-527-7141

e-mail:  patrickjoson@gmail.com

Jan Michael Jose:

mobile #:  0916-423-3214

e-mail: janmichaeljose@rocketmail.com

Also visit and follow them at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Go-Girl-Expo/337796393058879

Instagram: GoGirlPH


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Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska Regional Selection Camp kicks off at Puerto Princesa, Palawan

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     The 2-day regional selection camp in Puerto Princesa, Palawan concluded with 3 boys and 1 girl as the first batch of Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA hopefuls. Mary Nicole Carlos- 11 years old; Gerald Dagot- 13 years old; Jam Patrick Tinbancaya- 13 years old; and Jahzeel Jared Trinidad- 13 years old will join the 50 boys and 24 girls during the National Training Camp on April 24 to 26 at PICC Forum Tent and SM Mall of Asia.

Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska Regional Selection Camp will also be held on February 28-March 1 in Biñan, Laguna at Alonte Sports Arena; Iloilo City on March 7-8 at Ateneo de Iloilo; Baguio on March 14-15 at St. Louis University; Bacolod on March 21-22 at St. John’s Institute; Davao on March 28-29 and Manila on April 11-12 at the PICC Forum.

Alaska continues their partnership with Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA this year to nurture young boys and girls become better individuals by encouraging them to embrace a healthy lifestyle, not just by drinking milk but also by leading an active lifestyle through sports.

For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines, please visit www.jrnba.asia/philippinesAlaska Milk Corporation, visit www.alaskamilk.com; Alaska Basketball Power Camp, visit www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball

     For live Twitter updates follow @ALASKAsportshub #JrNBAPH #JrWNBAPH

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