The “Unlimited Will” film is the final installment in the Nike “Unlimited” Campaign, which includes the “Unlimited Courage” film, “Unlimited You” film, Unlimited Youth film and the company’s recent series of athlete shorts. It hails both the everyday and champion athletes who regularly push their limits — and who are poised to prove their unlimited potential this summer and beyond.

“Unlimited Will” celebrates an extraordinary athlete, Kyle Maynard, and his determination to surmount any challenge in his path.


“The defining, life-changing moment [for me] was making my first tackle in football, just taking my helmet and smashing it in another guy’s shins as hard as I could,” declares Kyle Maynard.

Thirty-year-old Maynard describes himself as a climber, author, athlete and speaker with a “general life philosophy of specializing in not specializing.” He’s also the first quadruple amputee to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro without the aid of prosthetics.

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Born in Washington, D.C., with a rare condition known as congenital amputation, Maynard made that critical football tackle in middle school then switched to wrestling in high school. ”I lost 35 times in a row in a year and a half,” he remembers. “I just kept failing and failing but then finally figured it out. And then by the time I was a senior, people were saying that I was unfairly advantaged.”

“Sometimes when we look at an athlete who has done something in a different way, done something big, done something unique, and we only see the successes.” Maynard adds. “We don’t see the countless hours of failure that go into it. That failure set us up for the success because we know what we needed to change.”

Maynard applies this same try-until-you-achieve attitude, alongside a signature “No excuses” maxim, as an internationally competitive jiu-jitsu fighter, world record-setting weightlifter and mountaineer, who beyond tackling the pure physical challenges of summiting Africa’s tallest peak had to devise his own equipment. Though he now uses an elite custom climbing system, Maynard initially wrapped towels around the end of his arms, securing them with tape.

“If you’re doing something first, you don’t have that path laid out for you so you just have to go and figure it out,” Maynard explains. “You learn how to use your mind. You learn: How do I not fall apart when I have something bad happen to me? How do I get through and overcome bigger challenges? How do I adapt? The lessons that you learn in your sport can transcend into every area of your life, in your relationships and in just any dream that you have.”

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BMW Motorrad’s Marvin Mangulabnan back-to-back 1st Place for Round 4 of the PSBK Race 2016.

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It was a glorious day with back-to-back 1st Place wins for Marvin Mangulabnan and the BMW Motorrad Philippines’ Racing Team on August 7 at the Clark International Speedway.

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Starting 2nd on the grid during the morning pre-final race, team rider Marvin Mangulabnan, quickly fell several positions back after a near high-side at the chicane. Even quicker in regaining his composure and momentum, Mangulabnan was soon back in 4th position. From there, he worked his way up – one overtaking maneuver after another – all the way to the top spot which he maintained all the way to the checkered flag.

In the afternoon race, Mangulabnan once again started at 2nd spot. After battling it out again with super bike racing big guns TJ Alberto (Ducati), Troy Alberto (Ducati), Raniel Resuello (Kawasaki), and Dashi Watanabe (Kawasaki), Mangulabnan emerged on top for another 1st Place victory.

Marvin on the Lead in PSBK Round 4

The next round of the 2016 PSBK Season is scheduled for 04 September 2016 at the Batangas Racing Circuit (BRC).


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UNICEF Heroes for Children Run 2016


Anne Curtis runs for children to mark UNICEF’s 70th Anniversary

UNICEF Celebrity Advocate for Children Anne Curtis calls on runners to join the second year of the Heroes for Children Run on September 4, 2016, Sunday, at the SM Mall of Asia grounds.

“I was deeply inspired by the support we received during last year’s run. From children with disabilities to serious runners, the public came together for a great cause. This year, I’m inviting everyone once again to be a hero for children. All proceeds will benefit UNICEF’s First 1,000 Days campaign for children’s health and nutrition needs,” says Curtis

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TAGUIG CITY, Philippines – (L-R) UNICEF Celebrity Advocate for Children Anne Curtis, UNICEF Country Representative Lotta Sylwander, and Coach Rio dela Cruz pose for photographers during the Heroes for Children Run 2016 press conference held at the F1 Hotel, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, 10 August 2016.

“For 70 years, UNICEF has worked to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged, vulnerable, and excluded children around the world. Despite the many gains, the lives and futures of millions of children are still in jeopardy. In the Philippines, one out of three children under the age of five suffers from chronic malnutrition—the effects of which can be permanent, irreversible and even fatal after two years of age. UNICEF believes every child should have a fair chance at life,” UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Lotta Sylwander says.

The First 1,000 Days program focuses on prenatal and early childhood interventions to prevent malnutrition, including quality care for mothers, proper nutrition and complementary feeding, and life-saving treatment for severe acute malnutrition. The effect of good health and nutrition lasts well into adulthood and is key ingredient in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Last year’s run saw more than 3,200 runners raise Php 3 million for the benefit of the First 1,000 Days program. This year, the event aims to attract more runners to raise funds for the campaign.

The event consist of 4 categories namely, 500m (for kids), 5k, 10k and 21K.  Anne Curtis will be running the 21K category, so train and run with her.

Fans who want to support Anne but cannot physically run or be present on race day may donate on her personal SimplyGiving fundraising page at http://www.simplygiving.com/event/HeroesforChildrenRun2016.


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Online Registration:  June 27 to August 19

In-store registration: July 31 to August 28


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*For online credit card transactions, an additional PhP 200 will be charged for online processing fee and race kit delivery.







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The Heroes for Children Run 2016 is organized by Anne Curtis and co-presented by RunRio through the support of the following sponsors:





Under Armour, the global leader in innovative performance footwear, apparel and equipment has taken footwear innovation to the next level. In March, the Brand introduced its first-ever 3D printed performance trainer, the UA Architech. The UA Architech is a 360-degree performance training shoe that features a functional 3D printed midsole and 3D ClutchFit auxetic upper design that creates a “super-hybrid” trainer. This performance trainer provides athletes with the ultimate stability and cushioning to take on the most intense workouts, and it’s traveling all the way to Rio on the feet of elite swimmer, Michael Phelps.


In addition to the state-of-the-art technology and custom color design, Michael’s footwear features a personal touch to provide an additional source of motivation as he heads into competition. His 3-month old son, Boomer’s footprint is printed on the insole of the shoe as a personal reminder that Boomer is with him every step and stroke of the way.


With Boomer’s footprint, Michael Phelp’s 3-month old son, printed on the midsole.

The innovative 3D printed midsole of the UA Architech was combined with a flow-molded 3D ClutchFit auxetic upper to provide athletes with a shoe that not only gives a locked-in, supportive feel, but also flexes and moves with the foot to provide a zero distractions experience. Add in the Brand’s unparalleled Charged Cushioning underfoot for responsiveness and comfort, and a thin rubber outsole for traction and you have Under Armour’s most elite performance trainer.

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A new color of the UA Architech will be available as a limited edition offering to consumers this August on UA.com. The shoe, which retails for $299.99, was the first 3D printed performance trainer available to consumers. The first color was available in March and sold out in under 20 minutes.

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Under Armour also geared Michael up with a custom pair of the UA Speedform Slingshot Running shoes in a limited edition red, white and blue colorway that also feature Boomer’s footprint. This innovative running shoe delivers zero distractions with a seamless, zonal compression, 3D knit upper and Under Armour Charged Cushioning. The limited edition color way is available on UA.com.




The “Unlimited Youth” film is the latest installment in the Nike “Unlimited” Campaign, which includes the “Unlimited Courage” film, “Unlimited You” film, the company’s recent series of athlete shorts and more, with more to come through the month of August, hails both the everyday athletes and the champion athletes who regularly push their limits — and who are poised to prove their unlimited potential this summer and beyond.

“Unlimited Youth” celebrates an extraordinary athlete, Sister Madonna Buder, and her determination to defy conventional conceptions of age.

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When Sister Madonna Buder needed a little extra oomph to complete her first IRONMAN® World Championship triathlon in Hawaii, she predictably channeled the divine. “I thought of the finish line as the entrance to the final finish line, into the Pearly Gates,” she recalls. “That’s what drew me to [it].”

Sister Buder completed that race in 1985, at the age 65. At 75, the American nun became the oldest woman to ever complete an IRONMAN triathlon. At 82, she set a world record as the oldest IRONMAN triathlon competitor. Today, at 86 years old, she has completed over 40 IRONMAN races, each comprising of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run. Her steely resolve has earned her the epithet the “Iron Nun.” Along the way she’s had some setbacks — missing a race finish by a matter of seconds, multiple broken bones, wetsuit issues — but, she proclaims, “The only failure is not to try, because your effort in itself is a success.”

Sister Buder’s introduction to sport came just seven years before her first race in Hawaii, when she attended a workshop on the Oregon Coast that was led by a priest who championed running as a way to harmonize the mind, body and soul. Sister Buder took this creed to the extreme, burning out on the sport before discovering the variety of the triathlon. “That was the salvation,” she declares. Her physical endurance she attributes to listening to her body and maintaining a positive mindset.

“You carry your attitude with you,” Sister Buder elaborates. “You either achieve or you self-destruct. If you think positively, you can even turn a negative into a positive.” Along with this spiritual guidance, she imparts simple, yet easily applicable performance advice to younger athletes: “One step at a time makes a marathon.”

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BLOGex 2016: A Convergence of Bloggers and Social Media Influencers


We are very excited for the biggest convention of Bloggers happening this September 24, 2016, with the biggest names of personalities online who are all making a difference and now will be with us as speakers ala TEDx. Please check the confirmed set of speakers. Thanks also to Manor Hotel Baguio for being one of our sponsors.

Confirmed list of Speakers:

  • Ilac Diaz- Founder, Liter of light
  • Lourd De Veyra- TV Personality
  • Xiao Chua- Historian
  • Janette Toral- Founder, Digital Filipino Club, Book Author and dubbed as the E- Commerce Guru of the Philippines
  • Grace Bondad Nicolas, COO, TAG Media and Public Relations
  • Robert Yupangco, President, Yupangco Group of Companies (Yamaha Music, Zoobic Safari,
  • Camille Montejo, CEO, Tree Top Adventure
  • Edwin Sallan, Writer, TV5 Interaksyon
  • Sonnie Santos, Chief Equipping Officer, WSPH Training and Consulting
  • Jose P. Rizal, Online sensation
  • Dean Jorge Bocobo, Rocket Scientist, Political Analyst
  • Pocholo Gonzales, Founder, Creativoices Productions
  • Richard Mamuyac, Writer, Blogger, Philippine Daily Inquirer

For partnership/sponsorship and speaking opportunity, please contact the organizer at 09166299381 or at grace@tagmedia.asia. TAG Media and Public Relations is the organizer of Asia E- Commerce Expo, Asia Digital Marketing Expo, Asia Leaders Talk, Asia Leaders Forum, Asia HR Expo 2016: The Digital Talent Acquisition and Asia Travel & Tour Expo 2016: The Digital Tourism. For delegate pass, registration is Php 5,000.00 (Full Conference for corporate). Bloggers are free to attend.

Presented by TAG Media and Public Relations to promote the ASEAN region as a premier business destination. The conference serves as a hub for networking and spreading of ideas that help executives overseeing enterprises across the Asia Pacific region. Speakers are leaders in their industries and engaged in momentous pursuits of significance to the ASEAN region.

Be one of the speakers. Grab the speaking opportunity. Call TAG Media & PR at 09166299381 and look for Ms. Grace Nicolas.

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CrossFit MNL Introduces Run MNL



CrossFit MNL (CFMNL), the pioneer in bringing CrossFit in the Philippines, has proven to be the school of elite fitness.  CFMNL has encouraged men and women of different fitness levels to try CrossFit in the country since 2011.  From CrossFit, CFMNL has offered different programs such as Bootcamp, FitKids MNL, Strongman and Striking MNL.

CFMNL is bringing yet again an innovation in fitness.  We invite you to join Run MNL, a CFMNL program that will make every mile to be stronger and faster.


Run MNL is open to all individuals and enthusiasts.  Event for those who would just aim to lose those excess pounds to enjoy their lives longer and healthier.  Run MNL  is offered in selected CFMNL boxes (Eastwood, Kapitolyo and San Juan).



EASTWOOD – G/F One Orchard Road Condominium, Eastwood City Cyberpark, QC  (02)7209135


KAPITOLYO – 91 C East Capitol Drive cor Sta. Clara Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City (0917)5979292


SAN JUAN- Unit C Harmonia Center 8005 Ortigas Ave, Greenhills West, San Juan City (0917)5372435


Run MNL is a program specifically designed for running.  As this is aimed to develop specialists, there will be series of agility drills, speed trials, intense cardio training/HIIT complemented by strengthening and conditioning skills.  Run MNL conducts Community Run during weekends in selected areas where anyone can join regardless of their fitness level.RunMNL_2

For more information and updates, like their facebook page RunMNL.  Download Runkeeper and join RunMNL group to keep and see your progress together with RunMNL group and do live activity with them.

About CrossFit

CrossFit is a fitness program for everyone.  It uses exercises from gymnastics, Olympic weightlifting, track and field, kettlebell training and other sports.  Most workouts resemble circuit training and are finished in less than 30 minutes.

About CrossFit MNL

A group of passionate athletes from different backgrounds who were bored with gym or their usual training routine.  These folks wanted to get the best result from a demanding, varied and fun workout.  The journey began in 2011, when one member came across CrossFit to athletes coming from various disciplines, they formed CrossFit MNL knowing the benefits of the program and the need for a new sport in the Philippines.

For information regarding CrossFit MNL, visit their website here.