Teacher’s Sports Fest: Warriors of ONE Championship Eduard Folayang and Martin Nguyen Face-Off in Manila

Warriors MODE are now officially ON as ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang and newly-crowned ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen are scheduled to do battle at the center of the ONE Championship cage in a main event bout at ONE: LEGENDS OF THE WORLD, set for 10 November at the iconic Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. Before the fight, here are the highlights about the recent ONE: LEGENDS OF THE WORLD City Skyline Face-Off. This was made possible with the largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE) and  in conjunction with ​Caltex Havoline™

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Lennard Kwek, Asia Pacific Marketing Manager, Chevron, stated: “We are excited at the possibilities and the opportunities for growth in both companies. The values of ONE and the strength of the athletes, resonate deeply to the core of Havoline on genuine strength. Caltex Havoline believes that, just like the bouts in the ONE Championship cage, our vehicles often face difficult conditions on the road. But with a proven warrior against friction, wear and sludge deposits, you can be sure that you will have a smooth and worry-free ride.”

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Eduard Folayang, ONE Lightweight World Champion, stated: “Martin [Nguyen] is a great martial artist and an amazing competitor. He has earned the highest degree of my respect. There is absolutely no chance that I am coming into this bout underestimating him. I am prepared for the best Martin Nguyen possible, one that has no weaknesses. This bout will be talked about long after it is finished, as two champions face-off inside the cage. I live for these challenges, and I am motivated for victory, for the pride and honor of the Philippines.”

Martin Nguyen, ONE Featherweight World Champion, stated: “I like Eduard [Folayang]. I said to myself I did not want to compete against someone I like and take away their glory, but opportunities like this do not come around too often. And, if I refused to do this, someone else was going to compete against him and take his glory. So it is strictly business. I am in a super bout for the first time ever in ONE Championship history to become a two-division champion. This match is not going to go the distance.”

Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of the legendary Team Lakay in Baguio City is one of the Philippines’ most experienced martial artists. After nearly a decade of competing in various promotions, Folayang has amassed an impressive 18-5 professional record. The 33-year-old veteran is currently riding a four-bout winning streak against high-profile opponents, including an emphatic technical knockout victory over Japanese legend Shinya Aoki to capture the ONE Lightweight World Championship in 2016.

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Showcasing a highly-improved wrestling and grappling arsenal, Folayang thoroughly defeated top challenger Ev Ting in his first title defense last April. Now set to return to the ONE Championship cage in Manila, Folayang will face ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin Nguyen in a cross-divisional showdown.

28-year-old Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Sydney, Australia, is a highly-skilled finisher and one of the most talented featherweights in martial arts. In his most recent bout, Nguyen stepped into the ONE Championship cage last August, scoring the biggest victory of his career when he stopped former undefeated featherweight champion Marat “Cobra” Gafurov in Kuala Lumpur to capture the ONE Featherweight World Championship. Sporting a 9-1 professional record, Nguyen’s all-around skill set allows him to compete at the highest level of competition. In a much-anticipated battle between division champions, Nguyen is set to face the Philippines’ Eduard Folayang in Manila for the Filipino’s coveted ONE Lightweight World Championship.

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Pics from Roselle Cee Tee.

For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONECh ampionship

Run Teacher Run: Marriott Associates Joined the Asia Pacific-wide Run for A Cause

The family that runs together, finishes well together! Over 280 associates of Marriott Manila joined the Asia-Pacific wide wellness campaign called “Run To Give” last September 10. This is line with their brand’s global TakeCare program that promotes their core value of putting people first, starting from the employees that extends to the community.

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All proceeds from the registration fee directly went to their partner foundations: Epcalm Adult Leukemia Ministry, funding their projects of reaching out to cancer patients, and Philippine School for the Deaf, sustaining their educational programs. More fitness activities are lined up like a Zumba class to give more opportunity for their employees to enjoy and give. This is also in partnership with Resorts World Manila’s Run With Me event, as the hotel’s way of showing to support and making a bigger impact on this charity run.

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Marriott associates also tagged their families along to race through a 5km route around McKinley Hill. Leading the “white team” was their General Manager Bruce Winton with his family. “This seems to above and beyond of our work, but that’s what world-class hospitality is for us – serving the world in and out of the corners of our hotel. I am proud of my enthuasiatic team,” adds Winton.

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To know more on Marriott’s spirit to serve activity visit www.manilamarriott.com. Join ongoing conversations at Facebook.com/MarriottHotelManila, follow @marriottmanila on Twitter and @manilamarriott on Instagram.

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Teacher’s Sports Fest: Enjoy the best of both sports with new “SunPiology” Bike-Run Event

The highly-anticipated annual fun run organized by Sun Life Financial Philippines, will soon cater to both running and cycling enthusiasts, as it evolves into a two-fold event dubbed Sunpiology Duo.

Sun Life Cycle PH @BGC and Sun Life Resolution Run.

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Sun Life Cycle PH
November 18, 2017
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Organizers: Sunrise Events, Inc.

Sun Life will be mounting the event in partnership with  which is known for its flagship projects that focus on race organization and sports tourism. The contract signing between the two companies was held recently in Shangri-La Mactan in Cebu, with Sun Life CEO and Country Head Riza Mantaring, Sun Life brand ambassador Piolo Pascual, Sunrise Founder Wilfred Uytengsu, and Sunrise General Manager Princess Galura in attendance.

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“We recognize cycling’s growing popularity in the Philippines, and this is our share in helping encourage more people to get into the sport,” Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa said. “Just as it is in our fun run, Sun Life Cycle PH will cater to different ages and will offer different categories.”

Sun Life Cycle PH seven categories:

  • Tricycle Ride (100 meters for 2-3 year olds),
  • Kids’ Ride (500 meters for 4-5 year olds),
  • Family Ride (30 minutes for 6-15 year olds with adult companion)
  • Solo Ride (30 minutes for 6-15 years old)
  • Short Distance Ride (20km for 10 years old and above.
  • Long Distance Ride (40km for 10 years old and above).

A charity category called Bid2Bike lets the fans of Piolo Pascual, Matteo Guidicelli, Inigo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, and other Star Magic celebrities, bid for a chance to bike alongside their idols, an exclusive photo souvenir, and have their jersey signed. For cycling enthusiasts, they can bid to ride with legend Robbie McEwen

The Sun Life Resolution Run
January 20, 2018
3k, 5k, and 10k categories
Organizers: RunRio Race Organizers

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It features an obstacle course that illustrates the steps to prevent diabetes, like watching what you eat and why exercise is important. More details will be revealed in the coming months, which includes an expanded payment facility like PayPal and DragonPay.

Interested to do both Sunpiology Duo events? Sign up for Sun Life CyclePH @BGC and get P100 off Sun Life Resolution Run registration fees. Registration for both races is now open at www.sunpiology.com.

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Promoting physical fitness, supporting worthwhile causes Sunpiology Duo will likewise retain its charitable components, where it will continue to raise funds for the different causes it has been supporting for the past seven years. These include the education of scholars from Hebreo 12:1 Foundation and Star Magic’s chosen charities.

Moreover, Sunpiology Duo will continue to be a star-studded happening, with Star Magic celebrities, as well as ambassadors of Sun Life’s wellness community GoWell, expected to participate.

The Sunpiology list of sponsors are also growing every year, staring with the following partners for Sun Life Cycleph @BGC: F2P, Powerade, Rudy Project, Cignal, Philippine Star, 2Go, Alcopllus, and Garmin.

“With Sunpiology Duo, we can now cater to even more Filipinos who are eager to get a boost in their fitness journey and contribute to worthwhile causes while at it,” Lopa said. “It’s surely going to be an exciting event. We look forward to seeing our Sunpiology regulars, and we’re also eager to welcome those who will be joining us for the first time.”

For updates on Sunpiology Duo, follow @sunlifeph on Facebook, Instragram, and Twitter. Visit www.sunpiology.com for registration details.

Teacher’s Sports Fest: Take Charge with Anytime Fitness

All of us are busy and move around the clock based on our lifestyle. We worked hard and do a lot of errands for many reasons in many ways. Because of this lifestyle, eating habits had been compromised and we tend to forget to take care of our health. Many of the people I knew rarely go out to the gym or jog around to break some sweat because of these two things: lack of time and lack of resources. Personally, I’m having a hard time getting these things too because of my busy teacher/blogger lifestyle. And because this vicious cycle keeps on going on, my health and sleep has been compromised and lead me to some body complications.

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That’s where I learned about “Anytime Fitness” and tried their facilities in their new branch at SCAPE, Macapagal Pasay City. Having 49+ branches nationwide and counting, Anytime Fitness aims is to bring more people into a new level of fitness. And when you say “Anytime Fitness,” it literally means 24/7 fitness gym for everyone who wants to achieve their fitness goals at their own pace, own time, and own place.

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My first time hitting my first gym experience at Anytime Fitness was a good experience. I learned to take my fitness goals seriously and see how different it is compared to other fitness gyms out there. Here are some points I like about Anytime Fitness:

1. Their Certified Instructors are LEGIT!

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I wasn’t able to meet their fitness instructors personally, but I saw how credible these people based on their fitness credentials. All fitness trainers of Anytime Fitness are certified trainers and said to be very friendly and accommodating as well.

2. Love the Complete Facilities.

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Their gym equipment is all high-quality and world-class. And unlike other fitness gyms, you can actually experience all it without extra charge! The best part is, their staff is so friendly they can help you with your gym needs.

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3. Easy access anytime, anywhere.

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Because of their key access, it’s easy for any members to get access to any of their branches in the Philippines. Talk about bringing the gym with you! And because of that, reaching your goals is easier and limitless. The bonus part is the easy access for you to meet new people along the way of your fitness time.

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You can visit the Anytime Fitness branch at SCAPE Macapagal and see how they can make your #FitnessGoals achieve at your own pace, own time, own place.

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Anytime Fitness @ SCAPE Macapagal
UG floor, SCAPE building, Macapagal blvd, corner Pearl drive.
Pasay City, Philippines
Contact number 09290757509 or 09272475037

Teacher’s Sports Fest: #SunLifePH Host the first-ever Sun Life Aquathlon

Throughout the year, Sunlife Financial Philippines are always on the move in finding new programs to make the Fitness and Wellness goals of every Filipino brighter. From their “Sunlife Fit and Well” insurance policy to their health and wellness advocacy called “GoWell” comes a multi-sport event that will surely challenge our fellow fitness junkies and newbies alike.

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Pictures courtesy from Bike King Philippines.

The first-ever Sun Life Aquathlon on September 17, 2017, aims to support the growing interest in multisport competitions and in its bid to promote health and wellness among Filipinos. This multi-sport competition is open for the professional duathlon (swim-run sport) or to newbies who want to get into the sport for the first time.

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“Our mission is to help Filipinos achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives. While we believe that one of the keys to a brighter life is financial security, we also know that one can enjoy his life better if he is in the best of health. This is why Sun Life has committed itself to helping them lead healthier lives as well,” Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa said. “Through the Sun Life Aquathlon, we can help budding athletes boost their fitness journey, and also inspire others to discover the physical activity that works best for them.”

SUN LIFE AQUATHLON
September 17, 2017, Sunday
Makati Aqua Sports Arena and University of Makati
Makati City

RACE DETAILS

Aqua Full: 400 Meter Swim – 5Km Run
Aqua Lite: 200 Meter Swim – 3Km Run

Registration Fee

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Race Inclusive

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Race Map/Route

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Swim Route. Pictures courtesy from Bike King Philippines.
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Swim-Run Transition Route. Pictures courtesy from Bike King Philippines.
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Race Route. Pictures courtesy from Bike King Philippines.
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The Sun Life Aquathlon is also supported by Speedo, Gatorade, Timex and Gardenia. To find out more about the event, visit http://bikekingphilippines.com/events_sunlife-aquathlon_event-details.html

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Pictures courtesy from Bike King Philippines.