Guerilla Race 2016 at Corregidor

Beat the heat this summer as you brace yourself and get ready for a whole new level of gruesomeaction and high-pumping adrenaline experience with this year’s Guerilla Race!

The Philippines’ first military-inspired obstacle race is back this May and it promises an all newchallenging and push-your-self-to-the-limit treat for the fearless Guerilla Race participants.Happening this 21-22 of May 2016, the Guerilla Race runners will face the historical, dauntingwilderness and off-track slopes of Corregidor.

Race Director Lt. Col. Dennis Bumanglag believes that the new race route will surely surprisefrequent Guerilla Racers. This is the 6th Guerilla Race and racers frequent the event because it isnot something that “you-run-once-you’ve-run-them-all” type of race. Runners prepareexcessively for this race. They do their home work, learn lessons from the previous races andcreate strategies for the next. This year, The Guerilla Race team decided to give them a littlesurprise with a route that is not familiar to them.

The Guerilla Race team decided to bring the obstacle race to Corregidor not only for its race andobstacle worthy trails and route but more importantly, for its historical value in which theGuerillas fought the country’s freedom from its oppressors with their sweat, blood and future.Free the country or die trying. During the Japanese occupation of the islands in World War II,there was an extensive Philippine resistance movement, which opposed the Japanese withactive underground and guerrilla activity that increased over the years. Fighting the guerrillas –apart from the Japanese regular forces – were the Japanese-formed Bureau of Constabulary (latertaking the name of the old Philippine Constabulary during the Second Republic), Kempeitai (theJapanese military police), and the Makapili (Filipinos fighting for the Japanese). Post-war studiesestimate that around 260,000 persons were organized under guerrilla groups and that membersof anti-Japanese underground organizations were more numerous. Such was their effectivenessthat by the end of World War II, Japan controlled only twelve of the forty-eight provinces.The Battle of Corregidor, fought May 5–6, 1942, was the culmination of the Japanese campaignfor the conquest of the Commonwealth of the Philippines during World War II.

This year’s race is a two-day event set for runners, individual and team, of different distancecategories. The race is divided into four different categories: Day 1 is set for the runners for theGuerilla Sprint which is a 5 km with 12 obstacles waiting for them in the course and the GuerillaWarrior who will conquer the 10 km run with 24 obstacles to face. Day 2 is for the panthers.These are the 21 km runners who are to triumph over the 37 Obstacles. There will also be teamcategory for all the distances (5km, 10km and 21km).

The registration fees are Php1,000 for 5km Sprint, Php 1,300 for 10km Warrior, and Php 1,500for Panthers racekit excluding the ferry fare which can be booked with Sun Cruises and just likeprevious Guerilla Races, part of the proceeds will be donated to the Armed Forces of thePhilippines Educational Benefit System Office (AFPEBSO) to assist the education of theorphans of our soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the service to the country.

Also set will be the TV show special with one of the fastest growing local cable channel, 8Trimedia Pro Inc. GUERILLA RACE® CORREGIDOR 2016 is presented by TN-Guerilla Race Inc. incooperation with Sun Cruises Corregidor Tours and Corregidor Foundation, Deuter, Reebok,Milo Nutri-Up, Mares, and our major sponsor – Matrix. It is also supported by our gym partnersCrossFit Cabalen, CrossFit Salcedo, CrossFit PR City, CrossFit Ortigas, CrossFit Mad Minute,Primal Ape, Elorde Alabang Boxing Gym, Affiliate Alliance. F45 Training and Chris Sports withour media partners Balls Channel – Game Day Weekend, ABS-CBN Sports and Action, ABS-CBN News Channel, Reach Knowledge Magazine, Endurance Sports, Run Rocky, Travel Plus,Zen Health, Zinergi, Pinoyfitness.com, WheninManila.com, Team Run Direction, and ourofficial TV Station partner 8 Trimedia Pro Inc

Avida Towers Prime Taft celebrates vibrant lifestyles in the heart of Manila

In today’s ever-increasing vibrant world, an ideal work-live-play lifestyle is hinged on having everything within quick and convenient reach, where driving passions and achieving goals means living at the center of the bustling metropolis.

At the heart of Manila, Taft is one distinct area that has never ceased to develop and constantly evolve with the demands of changing times, making it an ideal community, even for younger generations of urban dwellers.

The Taft district connects three major cities—Manila, Makati, and Pasay—serving as a gateway to some of the biggest commercial, business, lifestyle and cultural hubs in the metro.

As a center of everything in the metro, Taft has been thriving for decades, with throngs of people converging in the area daily on their way to nearby schools and markets, central business districts, commercial and cultural centers, and manufacturing and industrial areas.

Avida realizes the potential of Taft’s strategic location to a growing number of urbanites and has developed the Avida Towers Prime Taft in a secure community along Taft Avenue.

This masterfully-designed and well-appointed three-tower high-rise property will offer young urban professionals and their families an inspiring haven where they can kick off their activities or a restful refuge where they can relax. It will also be home to people who don’t want to spend hours in traffic to get to school, work, markets, shopping malls, hospitals, churches, and parks.

As the final leg of its development in the bustling area, Avida is set to launch the third and tallest tower of the Avida Towers Prime Taft. At 30 floors, the structure will be part of the Manila skyline as it provides residents in 865 units with inspired living right at the center of everything.

To launch this third and final tower, Avida will hold an event at the Avida Towers Prime Taft Sales Pavilion on April 30. Dubbed “Urban Places, Vibrant Spaces” the event will feature Old Manila Walks’ Ivan Man Dy as he does an interactive talk highlighting Manila, Makati and Pasay. The talk will be based on a specially-curated MAPA Prime Manila map to showcase the vibe of the property’s unique location and offer different perspectives on the best of urban living, owing to the development’s proximity to three major cities.

Urban dwellers can discover “hidden gems” within Manila which highlights the modernity, heritage and urban culture of the community surrounding Avida Towers Prime Taft. These best-kept secrets include the Museum of a History of Ideas in UP Manila, the Avellana Art Gallery and a fashion gallery of Project Runway’s Jojie Lloren inside the Hotel Henry Manila, and an ancestral house of National Artist for Architecture Pablo Antonio.

To date, Avida has 77 projects in 29 locations nationwide, comprising of more than 60,000 homes. Visit www.avidaland.com to learn more about “Urban Places, Vibrant Spaces” and to pre-register for free seats to the April 30 event.

About Avida Land

An Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) subsidiary, Avida Land provides thoughtfully-designed homes in secure communities that offer value for money and convenience all within reach. With the five pillars of accessibility, unique features and amenities, quality assurance, stress free buying and relaxing living experience integrated in all its condominium and house and lot properties, Avida Land has become the developer of choice among the rising middle class as it continues to expand its product offerings across the country.

Jolly Flavorventures

It’s a flavorful adventure with the new Jolly Crispy Flavored Fries!
· Jolly Crispy Fries get a tasty update: introducing the new Super Cheese and Sour Cream flavors!
· Super Cheese is a combination of multiple cheese varieties for an enhanced dimension of flavor
· Sour Cream is perfect for those who crave zing with every bite of golden, crispy potato fries
· Jolly Crispy Flavored Fries are available in Jollibee stores nationwide for P40.00 for regular size, P65.00 for large, and for those who can’t get enough, jumbo size for P80.00
· Beat the heat with summer-ready Jolly Crispy Flavored Fries + Jollibee Float combo, starting at P65.00

Jolly Crispy Flavored Fries are available in and April 25 in Visayas and Mindanao
· “For years, friends have enjoyed memorable bonding moments over their favorite Jolly Crispy Fries. Today, we add flavor to your barkada experience with the new Jolly Crispy Flavored Fries. Coming in two exciting flavors—in zesty Super Cheese and delicious Sour Cream,” said Jollibee Senior Marketing Manager Kay Segismundo. “These new exciting twists to your favorite Jolly Crispy Fries are now available in Luzon and will be available in Visayas and Mindanao by April 25.”

Choose your side!
· Are you #TeamSuperCheese or #TeamSourCream? The Jolly Crispy Flavored Fries teams were led by Loyola Meralco Sparks FC players James and Phil Younghusband, Ricardo Padilla, Curt Dizon, and Simon Greatwich, along with Youtube personalities Wil Dasovich and Janina Vela.

Nestlé Health Science encourages Filipinos to opt to be active

The process of ageing begins at birth. Through the decades, science has made tremendous progress in extending human life but there is still a pressing need to prolong our active and healthy years.

As a commitment to helping Filipinos live young longer, Nestlé Health Science recently held the Opt to Be Active media roundtable discussion to share their new discoveries and secrets in nutrition and healthy ageing. Nutritionists and fitness coaches were also present in the event to help attendees assess their nutrition and health status.

Dr. Jimmy Bautista, Medical & Scientific Affairs Lead at Nestlé Health Science and Dr. Marianna Sioson, Section of Nutrition Head at The Medical City, shared how Filipinos can achieve a full and active life by making proactive choices such as maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and keeping the mind active.

In his lecture held at the Manila Diamond Hotel, Dr. Bautista stressed that the human body has two different ages—a chronological age and a biological age.

“People who optimize their health may have a biological age that is 10 years younger than their chronological age,” said Dr. Bautista. “At the same time, the presence of chronic conditions may accelerate the body’s decline, making us biologically older than our chronological age.”

Dr. Sioson, on the other hand, emphasized that it is never too early to assess if we are meeting our energy and nutrient requirements. Since the prevalence of developing malnutrition significantly increases as we grow older, there is a pressing need to start taking nutritionally complete oral supplements to continue to live a young and active lifestyle.

“We want Filipinos to ask themselves if there is a need for them to optimize their health and nutrient intake so that they can achieve a full life,” said Dr. Sioson.

Where nutrition becomes therapy

Filipinos often find themselves caught in a battle between indulging and being healthy and, more often than not, the earlier prevails. This gives rise to lifestyle-related, non-communicable diseases (NCD). In a report by the World Health Organization, NCDs account for 61 percent of total deaths in the country. The organization defines non-communicable diseases as chronic diseases that are not passed from person to person. NCDs are grouped into four main types—cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes.

Simple lifestyle changes like preparing healthy meals and optimizing your nutrient intake can be the body’s best defenses against these diseases.

Nestlé Health Science champions this approach by providing novel ways to bridge the gap between nutrition and therapy. The health science arm of the leading global nutrition, health and wellness company strongly believes that the food we consume on a daily basis is the largest single influence on our health.

“By shifting the way people manage health and nutrition, we have the force to improve lives around the world because beyond medicine, there is nutritional therapy,” said Nestlé Health Science

Country Business Manager Angela Sison. “This is what is considered the point where scientific research meets human insight.”

Formed in 2011, Nestlé Health Science is an innovative and fundamentally different type of health science company that is focused specifically on advancing nutritional therapy to change the course of health.

To know more about Nestlé Health Science, visit www.nestlehealthscience.com.

The Battle of Culinary Skills and Strategies of Laguna Chef hosted by SM StaRosa

Famous Chef from the Laguna area and their team are going to take part on their greatest challenge in the kitchen. Kitchen Masters is expected to be a battle of culinary skills and strategies.

The introduction of Chef and Apprentices took place yesterday April 11, 2016 at SM City Sta Rosa. Five Laguna-based chefs face each other in a culinary competition built around specific theme ingredients.

Each team will be given the challenge to prepare and cook three 3 dishes. (appetizer, pasta and salad) highlighting respective ingredients from Laguna —Itik, Kesong Puti and Paco.

Each team will be composed of one featured Chef and 5 apprentices from MCL’s Diploma in Culinary Arts.

Professional Serving Methods 50 points
Taste 40 points
Teamwork 10 points

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The teams are:

Chef Karen finished culinary arts and baking at Global City Innovative College. Chef Karen works as a Sous Chef at Buttero, an Italian and Bistro at Taguig City for the last 2 years.

Chef Cherriza CanlasFilamor is currently a Sous Chef at Buttero, an Italian and Bistro at Taguig City for 2 years. Project based Chef Consultant for 3 years at Universal Harvester Inc. in charge of renovation and layouting, finished Culinary Arts and Baking at Global City Innovative College.

Chef Von a Head Chef and Operations Manager of Bonitos Bar and Restaurant. He is also the Head Chef of Amorita Buffet Restaurant and Events Place. He also serves as the Corporate Secretary of the Red Brick House.

Chef Roel is currently an Assistant Professor at Malayan Colleges Laguna. He handles professional subjects on Business Research, Banquet and Catering operations, and Food and Beverage Control System ,among others. He graduated Cum Laude in Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Sto. Tomas

Chef Emmanuel Recio is the owner of Le Chef Emamanuel French and Italian Cusine at Sta Cruz Laguna, has a knowledge in baking, Cake decorating, commercial cooking, basic table set-up, waitering and housekeeping. A Graduate of BS Hotel and Restaurant Management at Laguna State Polytechnic University.

Join us, as we witnessing the Kitchen Masters battle culminates on April 17 at SM City Sta Rosa.