Monday, February 12, 2018

10 Young Ballers Off to Manila to Represent Visayas at the Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 National Training Camp

Seven boys and three girls will represent Visayas at the National Training Camp of Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska that will be held in Manila on May 18-20.  Returning for the third time since 2007, the Bacolod edition tipped off the nationwide series of Jr. NBA Regional Selection Camps, hosting over 400 aspiring boys and girls at the Trinity Christian School on Feb. 10-11.

Advancing to the next phase of the league’s global youth basketball participation program are : John Lester Amagan, 14, of St. Robert’s International Academy; Nathan Jan Jundana, 14, and Heinzy Gabriel Demisana, 13, of Bacolod Taytung High School; William Agamemnon Allosada, 13, William Archimedez Allosada, 13, William Holan Baxter, 13, and Keane Angelo Yu, 14, of Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu who comprise the boys division and Dancylle Gabrealene Busime, 12, of Colegio San Nicolas de Tolentino – Recoletos; Danielle Gwen Dusaran, 12, of University of Negros Occidental Recoletos; and Gin Kayla Relliquette, 12, of St. Carmen Salles School who represent the girls division.

The 10 selected athletes received world-class basketball instruction from Jr. NBA coaches, led by Coach Carlos Barroca and Alaska Ace Tony Dela Cruz, excelled in a variety of basketball activities and competition, and embodied the Jr. NBA core S.T.A.R. values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect throughout the camp. 

“We have kids in Visayas that showed a tremendous amount of potential at a very young age. We hope they will continue to work on their games and look forward to seeing their growth in our future camps within the region,” said Jr. NBA Coach Carlos Barroca.

During the tryouts, former PBA player Tony Dela Cruz shared advice on how participants can improve on and off the court.  “Listen with both eyes and ears and pay attention to your parents, teachers and coaches to achieve more.  Try your hardest in everything you do and as long as you try, you will always learn and grow.”

The Visayan contingent of Jr. NBA campers will compete with the top players from the remaining Regional Selection Camps in Butuan (February 24-25), Baguio (March 17-18) and Manila (April 21-22) at the National Training Camp where the next batch of Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars composed of the most outstanding eight boys and eight girls will be selected. The 2018 Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars will be rewarded later in the year with an authentic, overseas NBA experience.

Former Jr. NBA All-Stars from Bacolod assisted Jr. NBA coaches who facilitated the skills stations during the regional tryouts included Daniel Coo (2015), Harold Alarcon, Fritz Valencia and Florence Jill Talas (2016) and Chinnsai Demana (2017).

Boys and girls aged 10-14 can still register to the Jr. NBA clinics and Regional Selection Camps at, where the program terms and conditions can be found.

For more information, fans can follow Jr. NBA on Facebook at and Twitter  For all things NBA, fans can visit, like the NBA on Facebook at follow on Twitter.

To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit and

About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League, set to launch in May 2018.  The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2017-18 season featured 108 international players from a record 42 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV,, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.4 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About Alaska Milk
According to the 8th National Survey of FNRI and DOH (as of 2013), obesity is one of the most prevalent nutritional problems of Filipino children and adults, with about 5 out of 100 Filipino children being classified as overweight. Obesity can lead to different health problems like heart diseases and even diabetes at a young age, which could lead to serious health, economic and social implications later on in life. In line with Alaska Milk’s mission to bring affordable nutrition and a love of active play to every Filipino household, powering the Jr. NBA is a major part of Alaska’s “NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION.” initiative. By highlighting milk’s nutritional benefits and encouraging children to go out and play, Alaska consistently works to instill the values Determination, Hard Work, Teamwork, Discipline and Sportsmanship in tomorrow’s champions.

*This is Press Release

Friday, February 9, 2018

ASUS Philippines Officially Unveils its Newest Addition to its Battery King Line-Up: The ZenFone 4 Max Lite

The ZenFone 4 Max Lite is the newest bang-for-the-buck smartphone that packs a powerful 4100mAh high-capacity battery with 120-degree view dual cameras

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (February 9, 2018) - ASUS Philippines introduces its latest addition to its Battery King Line-up, the ZenFone 4 Max Lite which is a perfect smartphone for the Filipino Game Changers as it offers a massive 4100mAh high-capacity battery with an impressive 120-degree view dual camera system, gorgeously designed – in an affordable price of  PHP 7,995.

The Gen Y’s and early Gen Z’s are generations that challenge the status quo. Without conforming or following the crowd - they seek out life’s true passion to go even further in their craft and be a game changer, which is made possible with the help of new technology. Thus, they are considered to be digital natives in today’s world.
These people are dependent on technology, an essential tool that they use in school, to learn the basics. Moreover, the true validation of their contributions and efforts starts to flourish, as they become part of the industry. They strive to work in pursuit of their passion by using their knowledge and skills to achieve a bigger purpose that impacts their personal circles and the society. These so-called digital natives have their own paths for success which are defined by the people who they believe, trust and encourage them to be the best. In order to be at the top of their game, they need a reliable smartphone that is also on top of its game – the ZenFone 4 Max Lite.
Designed with a 5.2 inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS display, a premium metallic finishfingerprint unlock that unlocks the phone in 0.3s and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon, the ZenFone 4 Max Lite, likewise its ZenFone Max predecessors, is packed with a 4,100 mAh battery that can last up to 37 days of standby time. It also sports a reverse-charging capability which can charge other smartphones with the help of an On-The-Go (OTG) cable, and the well-acclaimed ASUS PowerMaster™ that helps further optimize battery life.
The ZenFone 4 Max Lite also features a dual lens rear camera of 13MP + 5MP wide view angle and an 8MP selfie camera. Its dual rear camera is equipped with the wide F2.0 aperture lens that lets you capture clearer photos and its 120° wide-angle camera provides 200% wider view – perfect for capturing scenic subjects and group photos! The selfie camera allows anyone to take the best selfies too! This is made possible with the built-in live beautification features and soft-light LED flash, making any game changer look like a winner anytime!
To get to know more about the Zenfone 4 Max Lite, check out the official specs below:
Zenfone 4 Max Lite (ZC520KL)
Premium metallic finish
Display, Resolution
5.2-inch HD (1280 by 720) IPS display
Bluelight filter for eye care
Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 425 Mobile Platform with 64-bit Quad-core Processor
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 308
100GB free Google Drive (1 year)
Dual Camera System
Front Camera
8 megapixels photo
24mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera
85° field of view
Softlight LED flash
Main Camera
13 megapixels
F2.0 aperture
Wide Angle  Camera
120˚ wide angle, fits more scenery and people in the frame    
1.12um pixel size
Camera Features
Auto (with low light and HDR features) / Pro / Beauty / 52MP Super Resolution / GIF animation / Time Lapse  (with power saving) / 9 various filters

SIM card and SD slot
Triple Slots: Dual SIM & one MicroSD card (2G / 3G / 4G) (256GB)
Android N with brand new ZenUI skin and features :
4100mAh capacity with fast charging

Market Availability

The ZenFone 4 Max Lite is available nationwide starting February 9, 2018 and is priced at only PHP 7,995 which is available in three premium colors: Deep Sea Black, Sunlight Gold, and Rose Pink. This game changing ZenFone also comes with a free On-the-Go (OTG) cable worth PHP 799 and an exclusive ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Lite clear case worth PHP 699. Check this link out to know where to buy this bang for the buck smartphone.
For more information on the ZenFone 4 Max Lite, tune in to ASUS Philippines’ Official Facebook Page and ASUS ZenTalk Forum.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

“Be strong and sexy at any age in the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018”

This summer 2018, strong and sexy will know no age as Century Tuna, the country’s number one tuna, ups the ante, raises the stakes, and pushes the envelope once more as it launches the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018—the most awaited and  most exciting summer event that spotlights health and fitness for men and women of any age!

The hunt for the fittest and healthiest men and women all over our islands returns to break the norms of what our bodies can do. Whatever the age, there should be no limits, no boundaries, in what you can achieve in order to be fit and healthy, especially with Century Tuna!

For the first time ever in this most awaited bi-annual event, the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 search features two exciting categories with 36 finalists: 20 finalists in the 18-37 years old category and 16 finalists in the 38-50 years old category. Yes, you heard it right!  This year’s   Superbods search, truly summer’s hottest event, will now also welcome ageless participants in its bid to prove that, indeed, you can still be fit, sexy, and beautiful regardless of age.

“This year’s Superbods search revolves around the theme of ageless,” says Greg Banzon, general manager of Century Pacific Food, Inc. “This time around, we want to put forth the message that age should not be a hindrance to staying fit and healthy, and that we should never stop in our pursuit of physical fitness and wellness. That’s why we added a totally new category for those 38-50 years old.”

Making their presence felt and serving as the ultimate ageless fitspirations are Alice Dixon, Ina Raymundo, and Sunshine Cruz, Century Tuna’s Power Women, who previously appeared in the all-new ‘Red’ TVC that highlights their ravishing bodies and gorgeous looks despite their age. Joining them are the Yummybodies of Century—Gerald Anderson, Matteo Guidicelli and Paulo Avelino.

The Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 kicks off with the nationwide go-sees on February 11, 18, 24, and 25 in Davao City, Cebu and Manila, respectively. These will be followed by a slate of exhilarating activities that are sure to add spice and delight to the search! There’s the VIP Night to be hosted by Mond Gutierrez and Gelli Victor; the Ultimate Challenge that will test the finalists’ mental and physical health to be held at the Inflatable Island, Subic; the Superbods Weekend including the fun Underpants Run in Filinvest; the Zalora Fashion Show, which culminates in the Finals Night on April 12, 2018 at the Cove, Okada Manila.

Up for grabs are a whopping 500,000 pesos each for 4 winners, a chance to have a training contract with Star Magic this year, and a chance to win a Chevrolet Trax!  Also at stake are special awards including Stylish Superbod of the night, People’s Choice, Best in Congeniality, Superbods Photogenic, Runway Superbod of the night, Superbod Beach Bod, and Superbods Challenge Winner.

“Whether you’re in your fittest best at 20 or still in your peak at 40, we want to prove that age is just a number,” Gela Pecson, Century Tuna marketing manager relates. “Which is why, this year, we’re encouraging and motivating everyone, especially those in the ageless bracket, to take part and prove to others that nothing is impossible if you set your mind and heart into it.”

So go ahead, conquer yourself! Show them what you got in the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018.

Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 is made possible by Cove Manila, Philipps, Indesit, Mabe, Tanduay Distillers, Inc., Zalora, and Chevrolet.

For more details, updates on events, and registration, visit Century Tuna Superbods on Facebook: