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Filipino versus Korean at Tonight’s ‘Colossal’ Fight!


After a tension-filled press conference on Wednesday, September 26, the featherweight showdown between two equally strong fighters—top Filipino pick Mark ‘Mugen’ Striegl versus South Korean’s defending URCC Global Featherweight Champion Do Gyeom Lee is happening tonight at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, 7pm.

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The ‘colossal’ fight between two gorgeous and fierce men is the main event of the Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) Global Featherweight Championship Bout. Both Striegl and Lee are of the same height, weight and age as  well. They are perfect for the said match.

Also, this year, the URCC marks its foray towards global domination in the mixed martial arts (MMA) scene with the creation of URCC Global. Arnold Vegafria stand as the new chairman and said sports competition was founded by Filipino-Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Alvin Aguilar; with an inaugural event at the Casino Filipino Amphitheater in Parañaque City in November 2002.

The event will also feature some of the country’s best MMA fighters, including four female competition and a three-on-three match-up.

URCC’s ‘Colossal’ is presented by Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX) with sponsors like Phoenix Petroleum, Bench, Red Horse Beer, Cobra Energy Drink and SEDA Hotel. Tickets are available at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and TicketNet with telephone number (632) 911-5555.

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The 4th Partakan Festival is back on April 14-15!


Then clear, pristine turquoise waters with powdery white sand; enclosed by lush, verdant mountains of Anguib Beach, Santa Ana, in Cagayan plays host to the fourth Partakan Festival set is on April 14-15 and is again supported by Ropali Motorcycles and Honda Philippines Incorporated along with other major partners for the said annual event.

The yearly celebration that began in 2014 and is dubbed as the first-ever as well as the only ride-and-rock event have attracted local motorbike enthusiasts and their respective families. Apart from the two major stakeholders; it also gained the support of companies like Kawasaki Motors Incorporated, Yamaha Motor Philippines and Suzuki Philippines to help mount the 2017 exciting event.

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Jose represented Department of Tourism Assistant Secretary Ricky Alegre’s representative.

The Amazing Ride Moto-Tourism Challenge is one of the most exciting and anticipated part of the festival. It is sponsored by Shell Philippines and is patterned after the Amazing Race TV series and the competition aims to promote not just tourism, but camaraderie and family bonding of those who will be participating. It will feature teams with six members each and will go through the challenges at various Shell gasoline stations.

Winners will have the chance to bring home up to Php20,000 cash and other lovely prizes. Other challenges in the festival are Auto-Moto Speed Challenge and Bail Out Challenge.

During the press launch of the said festival on March 30 at Ropali Plaza in Pasig, the brother-and-sister entrepreneurs—Aldus Alingog and Ariane Arabel Alingog—the general manager and president of Ropali Motorcyles led the panel during the Q and A portion. Also present in that evening was Iñaki Jose, DOT Assistant Secretary Ricky Alegre’s representative takes pride in this event because it has created a micro-economy for the local residents in that area.

Piolo Pascual leads the SUNPIOLOGY RUN with other Star Magic Stars, tomorrow!


The 39-year old Star Magic artist and an ultimate heartthrob of today’s generation, the actor-musician-model-record and film producer—Piolo Pascual will be heading a close to a 100 Star Magic artists to partake in one of the most anticipated, star-studded charity fun race dubbed as ‘SUNPIOLOGY RUN: Sugar Wars’, set tomorrow, November 19 at sunset Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

Pascual talks about the fun race called #SUNPIOLOGYRUNSugarWars.

Pascual talks about the fun race called #SUNPIOLOGYRUNSugarWars.

The said initiative is spearheaded by Sun Life of Canada (Philippines) Incorporated as it focuses on preparation and prevention as keys to living a robust life. As the country’s top life insurer, it offers three initiatives that are empowering—as they are financially-rewarding: a comprehensive health protection product named ‘SUN Fit and Well’; and a free and informative wellness community called ‘Go Well’.

Rovilson Fernandez, Bubbles Paraiso and Tessa Prieto-Valdes joined Sun Life’s chief marketing officer Mylene Lopa and the event's hosts--Boom Gonzalez and Tippy Dos Santos.

Rovilson Fernandez, Bubbles Paraiso and Tessa Prieto-Valdes joined Sun Life’s chief marketing officer Mylene Lopa and the event’s hosts–Boom Gonzalez and Tippy Dos Santos.

Embodying the message of ‘Go Well’, five ambassadors proved that passion and determination can pave the path to a healthy lifestyle. Apart from the inspiring health story of Pascual, he is joined by Rovilson FernandezBubbles ParaisoJaymee Pizarro, and Tessa Prieto-Valdes as among the five ambassadors who reflect that passion and determination to having a healthy life, which is the primary vision of “Go Well’. Their stories can be viewed in the official website as well as facebook and Instagram (@gowellph) accounts.

‘Go Well’ is a community with a website that provides nutrition tips, exercise ideas, and content about a more mindful life. But more than just an online community, its members can enjoy discounts in partner establishments, as well as free access to regular community classes featuring the hottest fitness trends.

Also according to Sun Life’s chief marketing officer Mylene Lopa, “‘SUN Fit and Well’ provides coverage for 114 critical illnesses and can help replace funds used for diagnostic procedures and check-ups. But more than a usual health insurance, it provides benefits to keep customers healthy and well. It is available in limited pay and Advantage variants, which includes hospitalization and follow-up care with a specialist.”

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The Philippines being declared as a diabetic hot spot, ‘Sugar Wars’ pushes for an active lifestyle as one of the best deterrents against this debilitating disease. Participants can choose from distances that include a 500m walk/dash for kids and adults (Php350); 3K (Php700); 5K (Php800); and 10K (Php900). Being an obstacle course, four ‘battle stations’ help facilitate better understanding about this particular illness.

What makes tomorrow’s event more attractive is the after-run show, which serve as the launch of Inigo Pascual’s debut album featuring the official ‘Go Well’ jingle titled ‘Live Life Brighter’ together with surprise performances.

The said fun race launch was held at the Visayas Ballroom of Sofitel Philippine Plaza on October 11, hosted by Boom Gonzalez and Tippy Dos Santos.

For more information about the event and its future health-related activities, visit SUNPIOLOGY RUN: Sugar Wars via www.sunpiology.com.

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