FWD Life Philippines Champions FitFil National Weight Loss Challenge

FWD Life Philippines, the country’s most exciting insurance brand, proudly supports the fit Filipino (FitFil) Movement’s National Weight Loss Challenge. The Challenge, spearheaded by fitness coaches Jim and Toni Saret, aims to get the country moving in the name of health and wellness, with the goal of collectively losing One Million pounds during the campaign period of June 6 to December 5, 2017.

As an insurance industry pioneer in the space of health and wellness, FWD Life Philippines is delighted to partner with the FitPilipino Movement and coaches Jim and Toni to inspire Filipino in leading healthier lives with a series of fitness-centered events, said FWD Life Philippines Head of Marketing Rochelle Vandenberghe. Through out live to move fitness parties in collaboration with FitFil and the challenge’s partners, we hope to inspire a newwave of awareness for the health benefits of keeping fit. For us at FWD, living life to the fullest starts with being healthy.

Top celebrity fitness coach and FitFilipino movement founder Jim Saret said, We have been working with FWD for over two years and their #GetReadyToLive brand attitude serves as one of the strong pillars of the National Weight Loss Challenge. We are excited to bring to life the country’s biggest health and wellness campaign as we challenge Filipinos to collectively lose one million pounds.

Through this advocacy and movement, our goal is to spread the message that being fir and well starts with a simple commitment, encouraging everyone to take ownership of their health and join us in getting fir, said Jim Saret.

2017 Philippine Ice Hockey Tournament at SM Megamall

Following the successful hosting of the International Figure Skating Training Camp and the 2017 SEA Challenge at SM Skating – Seaside Cebu City, Worldwide ice sports events in the Philippines continue to rise as SM Skating Megamall holds the 2017 Philippine Ice Hockey Tournament (PIHT) from June 14 – 17, 2017.

Under the PIHT’s adult division, Islanders Red (New York), Pandoo Nation (Singapore), Singapore Sting, Taipei U20, South Korea and Team Pilipinas compete in the International Open category while Canada Ice Hockey Teams and Team Pilipinas B face off in the International 35+ category. The PIHT is a contact, non hitting tournament and follows the International Ice Hockey Federation rules and regulations with PIHT specific alterations.

” Apart from continuing the drive for ice sports awareness in the country, the Philippine Ice Hockey Tournament and the recently concluded 2017nSEA Challenge is a great avenue to prepare our national team for the upcoming 2017 SEA Games, ” Edgar Tejerero, President of SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc., said. ” As sole owners of skating rinks in the Philippines, we make sure that our facilities are at par with international standards and is always ready to support our Ice athletes on their journey to International tournaments.”

Be part of the 2017 Philippine Ice Hockey Tournament! Catch the fastest game on the ice this June 14 – 17 at SM Skating Megamall! For updates and game results, follow SM Skating on Facebook and Instagram: @smskating.

KTM Philippines makes waves at the Inside Racing Bike Festival and Trade Show

KTM Philippines made waves during the recently concluded 11th Inside RACING Bike Festival and Trade Show, the biggest gathering of motorcycle manufacturers and enthusiasts held at the World Trade Center.

Making its presence felt in a huge way, KTM Southeast Asia Managing Director Julian Legazpi, Sales Director Gianluca Lozzi, and Adventure Cycle Philippines Inc. President and COO Dino Santos, showed off the exciting, high-powered line of KTM motorcycles—all “Ready to Race”—including the 200 Duke which comes available in the market at 147K pesos.

The event also saw the introduction of 18-year old racing wunderkind Ralph Kenneth Torres, the first sponsored rider to the prestigious KTM RC Cup Asia to be held at the challenging Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia this March to November 2017. Torres has over a decade’s experience on the track, bagging numerous trophies both locally and internationally, among them: the 2015 MOTO IR Champion; 2013 Golden Wheel Award Scooter Champion; 2012 IRGP Scooter Champion; 2010 115cc Underbone King Overall Champion; and the 160cc Scooter Class Overall Champion.

Motorcycle aficionados and racing enthusiasts joined KTM in its excitement including Department of Tourism Assistant Secretary Ricky Alegre, Wheeltek Big Bikes Division General Manager Bobby Orbe, motorcycle legend Max Kienle and television and movie actor and KTM fan Paulo Avelino.

KTM Philippines also took the opportunity to proudly announce the forthcoming opening of the KTM Asia Motorcycle Manufacturing Philippines, Inc. (KAMMI) plant in Laguna, a joint-venture partnership between Ayala Group and KTM AG of Austria, that will eventually export motorcycles to China.

KTM motorcycles are available in existing and expanding KTM dealerships nationwide. For the full listing, visit www.ktm.ph. For details about the KTM RC Cup Asia, go to www.ktmrccup.com.

Taiwan Excellence marks four years of bringing quality products to the Filipino household

Taiwan reaffirms the strength of its trade relations with the Philippines, in its fourth annual Taiwan Excellence campaign.

Sponsored by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), and organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), this campaign promotes Taiwan’s leading brands which have earned the Taiwan Excellence seal.

Many of these high-grade products are already well-received by the local market and part and parcel of the everyday lives of Filipino families. ACER, ASUS and MSI are popular choices for smartphones and laptops, while leading exercise equipment brand Johnson Fitness has gained ground over the years.

This year, the 2017 Taiwan Excellence campaign will feature more than 150 products from 52 accredited brands. TAITRA has expanded their events to further highlight the innovation, reliability, and durability of these brands, which continue to empower consumers toward leading more convenient and enhanced lifestyles.

The exhibition promises to bring a new layer of fun for visitors, offering something for everyone. Specific exhibits include: Swift 7, the slimmest laptop delivered by Acer; Zenphone 3 Live, the first smartphone with real time beautification technology by Asus; Trident 3, the smallest VR Gaming PC from MSI; Core P1 TG Mini ITX Wall-Mount Chassis by Thermaltake; home goods including the Tatung Fusion Cooker and the Vinaera Electronic Wine Aerator; bicycles including Term Cycles and Roxim Technologies Raptor X3 Bicycle Headlight; and sports equipment including Johnson Fitness S3+ Spinner Bike, and Hono YP 2009.

“Through product demonstrations and interactive activities, Filipinos will have the opportunity to experience the innovative quality of Taiwanese products, providing a source of fun and generating excitement surrounding consumer goods that have been developed and manufactured in Taiwan” says Tony Lin, Deputy Executive Director of the Strategic Marketing Department at TAITRA.

Activities slated for the 2017 Taiwan Excellence campaign include (among others): Experiential Zones in SM Megamall (June 2-4), SM Mall of Asia (September 29- October 1) and Glorietta (November 24-26). Taiwan Excellence will also feature in expos such as Systems Integration Expo (August 17-19), Taiwan Expo (September 29 – October 1), and Philconstruct 2017 (November 9-12).

For the full lineup of this year’s Taiwan Excellence campaign, please visit www.taiwanexcellence.ph.

NBA AND AXA ANNOUNCE NEW MULTIYEAR PARTNERSHIP IN THE PHILIPPINES

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and AXA, a leading global insurance provider, announced a comprehensive multiyear marketing partnership that will make AXA the Official Insurance Partner of the NBA in the Philippines.

The announcement was made at a press conference in Manila by NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson and AXA Philippines President and CEO Rahul Hora, who were joined by Brooklyn Nets center and 2013 NBA All-Star Brook Lopez. Lopez also participated in a partnership launch event at the NBA Store in Glorietta 3 attended by distributors, customers, and special guests of AXA Philippines.

As part of the partnership, AXA Philippines will serve as the Presenting Partner of NBA 3X Philippines, a 3-on-3 tournament featuring men’s and women’s teams from all over the country and authentic NBA entertainment. AXA Philippines will also support the Jr. NBA Philippines, the league’s youth basketball program for boys and girls, by providing travel insurance for participants embarking on an overseas NBA experience trip later this year.

“At AXA, we believe in assisting our clients in making the right financial decisions by offering innovative solutions, similar to how an NBA coach helps his team win games,” shared Raul Hora, President and CEO of AXA Philippines. “This partnership with the NBA highlights common principles between our companies – teamwork, integrity, courage, innovation and now, the foresight for our customers to power up their game plan, not just on the physical playing field, but also on the hard court that is life.”

“We are proud to welcome AXA, a global industry leader in financial planning solutions, to the NBA family,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson. “We look forward to integrating AXA into our marquee NBA events and platforms in the Philippines to create fun and engaging experiences for our passionate fans.”

Additionally, AXA Philippines will conduct promotions to give its customers the chance to win exciting prizes and unique NBA experiences. AXA Philippines offers a diverse set of products suited for Filipinos investing in the future including Global Health Access for defense against unforeseen medical expenses, AcademiX for protection versus the rising cost of education, and aXelerator and life Basix for savings and income protection.

Fans can follow the NBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/philsnba and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nba_philippines for all the latest news and updates. For all things NBA, visit www.nba.com.

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

LAKBAI! The Newest Reality Adventure Show With Baste Duterte and Bogart the Explorer.

How would you like to go on a Philippine adventure with presidential son, Baste
Duterte and funny man, Bogart the Explorer? If your answer is yes, then you should
watch out for “Lakbai”, the newest reality adventure show from TV5. Lakbai, short for
“Lakaw ta, bai!” which translates to “Lakad na, kaibigan.” is a one of a kind TV show
that takes the viewers on a tour of some of the most picturesque spots in the
Philippines with Baste, Bogart and their friends.

Lakbai is not just another travel program showcasing the country’s views and food.
This 8-week special is about a group of bros who find the best places to have a travel
adventure. The show will make the audience see the Philippines in a whole new light.
In every episode, the hosts will explore a location and participate in local activities that
would leave them feeling a connection with that place.

Speaking of the hosts, Lakbai brings together a set of adventurers bonded by their
spirit of fun and love of travel. Making his TV show debut is presidential son and
social media rockstar, Sebastian “Baste” Duterte. This reality adventure show is in
Bisaya as well as Tagalog. For the first time ever, viewers will get to discover the
adventurous side of Baste and see more of his personality as he interacts with the local
people they meet.

Joining Baste is the internet sensation, Bogart the Explorer, who is
known for his hilarious adventures as seen in his viral videos. Completing the gang are
three of Baste’s closest friends: Atty. Alexis Lumbatan, a lawyer by profession and a
jokester at heart, Sboi Malicay, the cool bro who keeps the mood light and Andrei
Apostol, creative guy and designated videographer.

Find out what travel destinations the group will go to as viewers get to know Baste
Duterte like never before as he explores the country he loves deeply with Bogart and
his closest friends.

Catch Baste Duterte, Bogart the Explorer and friends in the TV5’s new reality adventure
show, Lakbai. Make sure you’re booked for the Lakbai premiere episode on May 21,
2017, Sunday after the PBA only on TV5!

Matrix – Bring it Home

Johnson Health Tech is excited to announce the retail launch of its Matrix line of cardio fitness equipment. Previously available only in a gym or club setting, users can now experience the dynamic performance and uncompromising design of Matrix products from the comfort of their own home.

“For years Matrix Fitness has been a trusted partner in the commercial fitness industry worldwide, and we are excited to extend the Matrix brand to our home fitness customers,” said Mark Zabel, Vice President, Global Marketing and Product Development for Johnson Health Tech. “Matrix retail products are designed to bring a premium workout experience to the home – ensuring our customers a higher level of satisfaction with their fitness routine.”

Optimized for the home environment, the Matrix retail line offers the same durability, performance and industry-leading technology that fitness enthusiasts love about Matrix’s club-quality equipment. With a compact design, the machines fit comfortably in the home workout space, and the superior styling of the industrial design sets a new standard for how home fitness equipment should look. Three different intuitive consoles give users choices, whether they’re looking for an advanced experience that includes access to their favorite apps, social media, premium entertainment, stunning virtual journeys and much more, or a simple display with accurate, easy-to-read feedback that tracks heart rate, distance, watts and other workout metrics.

The Matrix retail line includes:

Treadmills – Offering the industry’s most advanced frame and deck combination, Matrix treadmills strike the perfect balance between engineering and aesthetics. The welded steel frame provides superior stability and the front wheel transport makes moving the treadmill easy. The Ultimate Deck System combines a heavy-duty frame, extra-thick deck and industrial-grade cushions for miles of durable performance. Also available in a folding design, the deck can be lifted to a near-90 degree angle and rolled away to save space. Additional performance options include the exclusive Johnson Drive System providing unmatched consistency and smoothness, available on the TF50.

Ellipticals – The most compact, most comfortable and smoothest ellipticals in the industry, Matrix ellipticals feature wheel- and track-free Suspension Elliptical Technology, which reduces noise and friction, while providing a smooth, consistent feel. Available on the E50 model, the exclusive Exact Force Induction Brake offers smooth, easy and precise resistance changes at the touch of a button.
Ascent Trainers – Matrix Ascent Trainers deliver an exceptionally smooth, ultra-comfortable exercise experience. The unique suspension design with PerfectStride leveraged extensive research to combine an ideal stride motion, ergonomically correct foot positioning, correct posture and a variable stride length that adjusts as incline changes for a more natural-feeling workout. Similar to Matrix ellipticals, the Ascent Trainers feature wheel- and track-free Suspension Elliptical Technology.

Bikes – Matrix exercise bikes are designed for users of all shapes and sizes and are available in upright and recumbent bike designs. The upright and recumbent bikes feature Matrix’s Dual Form Frame, which provides superior stability and easy step-through access, as well as an ergonomic Comfort Arc Seat to maximize support, and the Exact Force Induction Brake (select models), which makes it easy to quickly and smoothly change resistance. The Matrix ES Indoor Cycle offers a true-to-life riding experience with a smooth, heavy flywheel and easy adjustments to give every user an ideal riding position.

The Matrix retail line will begin rolling out in May at Johnson Fitness and Wellness concept store in Commercenter Alabang, Muntinlupa City; Pioneer Center Kapitolyo, Pasig City; and SM City Clark, Pampanga. For more information about Matrix products, visit matrixfitness.com

About Matrix Fitness

Matrix Fitness (www.matrixfitness.com), a Johnson Health Tech brand, is the fastest-growing commercial fitness brand in the world. Matrix is comprised of a complete line of cardiovascular and strength-training equipment for health clubs and other fitness facilities. For the first time, Matrix Fitness now offers a retail line with a focus on cardiovascular equipment for the home fitness enthusiast.
About Johnson Health Tech

Johnson Health Tech, Inc. (JHT), Taiwan, is one of the largest fitness equipment manufacturers in the world and is home to some of the most respected brands in the fitness industry, including Matrix, Vision and Horizon. The company manufactures a wide assortment of fitness equipment for both commercial and residential use, including treadmills, elliptical trainers, exercise bikes and strength training equipment. Johnson Health Tech’s global management headquarters is based in Taichung, Taiwan, with global product development, marketing and engineering based in Cottage Grove, Wis.

WWE SmackDown will now be televise on TV5 – This will be seen April 30, 2017 Sunday at 3pm.

WWE (NYSE: WWE) and TV5 today announced a new agreement to broadcast WWE’s flagship program SmackDown® in the Philippines on TV5 beginning Sunday, April 30.

Every week, TV5 will televise a one-hour edition of SmackDown on Sundays at 3PM. Fans will be able to follow their favorite WWE Superstars on SmackDown, including AJ Styles™, The New Day™, Randy Orton™, Charlotte Flair™, Shinsuke Nakamura™, Kevin Owens™ and Naomi™. In addition to the broadcast on TV5, SmackDown will be simulcast online at TV5.com.ph and Sports.tv5.com.ph.

“TV5 shares our vision and desire for engaging and entertaining fans in the Philippines,” said Ed Wells, WWE Executive Vice President, International. “This new partnership to televise SmackDown showcases the continuing global growth of WWE while creating a destination for WWE fans in the Philippines to enjoy our unique blend of action-packed, family fun entertainment.”

TV5 President Chot Reyes added: “In the industry of sports entertainment, WWE is second to none. It’s a proven, successful, model organization and an esteemed, iconic brand. We at TV5 are honored and excited to be the platform that delivers the WWE to the free TV audience.”

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 20 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.

Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com andcorporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go tohttp://www.wwe.com/worldwide/

As one of the main pillars of TV5, sports enjoys world-class coverage, programming, and delivery under TV5’s watch. At the same time, the network champions a decidedly different brand of entertainment that is influenced by and relevant to the current social milieu.

TV5, by design, is a perfect synergy of sports and entertainment.

For more information on TV5’s sports programs, along with its entertainment, news, and gaming content, visit www.tv5.com.ph.

BEST Center Opens it’s 39th year Nationwide Summer Clinics

BEST (Basketball Efficiency Scientific Training) Center, the pioneer and multi-awarded basketball clinic in the Philippines, is now accepting enrollees for its annual summer sports clinics to be held in various cities across the country.

Now on its 39th year, BEST Center teaches kids using scientific training methods to hone their skills in playing sports according to their level of experience and skills. For the basketball clinic, kids as young as 5 years old are accepted and levels offered are level 1 for beginners and levels 2 to 6 for advance, while for volleyball clinics, kids as young as 8 years old are accepted and levels offered are 1 to 3.

BEST Center opens nationwide summer clinics

Aside from learning the fundamentals of ball handling, dribbling, passing, shooting, spiking, serving, blocking, footwork, and defensive and offensive moves, kids also spend their summer productively with BEST Center by learning values such as discipline, camaraderie, teamwork, and sportsmanship which are vital for their growth and development.

“To make the summer season more productive, we encourage parents to enroll their kids in sports clinics,” says former national coach and BEST Center founder, Nicanor Jorge. “Through sports, they will not only make use of their time productively and be physically active. They will also have fun, meet new friends and develop social and life skills.”

Since its establishment in 1978, BEST Center continues to produce some of the country’s finest basketball and volleyball players including Chris Tiu, Kiefer Ravena, Michelle Gumabao, and Princess Gaiser. The nationally renowned organization is sponsored by MILO and supported by Chris Sports and Rain or Shine, has also been cited by the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) and the Olympism Award from the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) as hall of famer for its contribution to sports development in the Philippines.

To know the complete schedule or for more information about BEST Center’s classes and tournaments, call the hotlines 411-6260, 3723066 and 372-3065, email bestcentersports@gmail.com or follow BEST Center Sports, Inc. on Facebook.

Here’s the Super Hero Run from TV 5

Superheroes make us all want to fly through the highest part of the sky, run as fast as the wind, protect the universe from bad people and most importantly save and defend other people’s lives. The wish to become extraordinary humans become more exhilarating when we get to read it on magazines and comic books or watch it in films and TV series.

What if you can be a superhero for a day? No superhero training or superhero relative required. All you need to bring is one specific superpower: the heart of a superhero fan who wants to help out other people and a penchant for participating in fun runs

On February 25, heroes will assemble in TV5’s Superheroes Run: Manila at the SM MOA Grounds, Block 16. In the spirit of doing good like our favorite superheroes, a portion of the proceeds from the fun run will be donated to the Alagang Kapatid Foundation (AKFI).

For further detail, the Superheroes Fun Run will have:

DISTANCE
REGISTRATION FEE
INCLUSIONS
ASSEMBLY TIME
GUNSTART TIME

16K
P850.00
Singlet, race bib, timing chip, raffle, loot bag, finisher medal
3:15am
4:15am

10K
P750.00
Singlet, race bib,
4:00am
4:45am
timing chip, raffle, loot bag

5K
P650.00
Singlet, race bib, timing chip, raffle, loot bag
4:00am
5:00am

200M
P300.00
Timing chip, raffle, loot bag
6:00am
6:30am

Each race kit will have a little surprise for the participants to make the fun run more super. Depending on the distance that they choose, runners will get a Supergirl cape and/or The Flash and Arrow head gears. These goodies will definitely serve as a motivation to finish strong! Not only that, participants will also be joined by TV5 stars and athletes.

The Superheroes Run: Manila is also an avenue to promote the superheroes programs of TV5 – Arrow which airs every Monday at 7:30pm, The Flash, Mondays 8:30pm and the upcoming launch of the tagalized version of Supergirl which will be flying in every Tuesday starting March 21, 7:30pm.

To feel like a true hero, sometimes all you need is to have a heart like one.. Hope to see you at the Superheroes Run: Manila on February 25, kapatid!