Thursday, April 28, 2016

Converse Kids Chuck Taylor All Star Loopholes

Converse recently launched collection for girls, featuring a loophole loom tongue design with two additional laces for endless customization possibilities. The iconic low-top Chuck will allows girls to creatively express themselves in a unique, do-it-yourself way through colorful laces and a multitude of pattern options. The kicks are available in a variety of colors to fit a variety of personal styles, and their slip-on construction makes for easy and off.

An innovative update to the iconic low-top Chuck Taylor All Star, the all-new style allows girls to creatively express themselves in a unique, do-it-yourself way with colorful laces and a multitude of pattern options.  With the introduction of the new silhouette, girls will be inspired to be the next generation of dreamers, thinkers and creatives. Available in a variety of colors to fit an array of personal styles, the sneakers also have a slip-on construction that makes for an easy on/off for any girl who is ready to play outside.


Converse Kids Chuck Taylor All Star Loopholes Features:
  • It shows  a loophole loom tongue design
  • Loopholes has two shoe laces for customization
  • Comes in tri-color style
  • Gartered tongue for a secure fit even when laces are untied
  • Promotes creativity from the kids
  • Versatile design for everyday wear, for school or for play
  • 1 pair can create different looks

The Converse Kids Chuck Taylor All Star Loophole is available in Black Pink for only Php 2,650.00 at Converse shops. Visit ConversePhilippines on Facebook or for more Converse sneakers.


Monday, April 25, 2016


Our country, The Philippines, is just a reflection of who we are as a person. Collectively, we are the so-called ills that put this country to its bended knees. The government is run by its people and we say in its boldest terms that it is corrupt, inefficient, unresponsive.  Here are the ways that they made up to convince that they are the solution to Fighting Corruption and Good Governance

Phase 1: Convince the people that the problems we're all struggling with are so immense. Crime. Terrorism. Corruption. Drugs. Name it -- it's all overwhelmingly huge. This is the strategy of threat inflation, and it works -- especially when people are afraid.

Phase 2: Convince the people that everything we've tried to solve those problems is failing. Ridicule all other politicians. Endlessly criticize the political system. Expose all the weaknesses and only the weaknesses continuously. Show that it's all pointless. This is the strategy of conflation -- lump all your opponents together.

Phase 3: Convince the people that all politicians are the same. That they're all corrupt, hypocritical, ineffective, whatever. All of them are part of the same system. Except him and he will stand out.This is the strategy of differentiation -- show you're unique, the only one who stands out.

Phase 4: Convince the people that the situation is desperate enough for desperate measures. And that the only solution that'll work is not Federalism. This is the strategy of desperation -- show that the only way out is to take desperate measures. The solution is a great platform and it's not something you make as you go along. Tell everyone that you are the salvation and that you bring Good Governance and with them there is change.

Classic fascist playbook. Hitler and the Nazis perfected it. Trump is showing how it works in the States. Le Pen has demonstrated its effectiveness in France and Wilders, in the Netherlands. Shall we let the Philippines fall into the hands of authoritarians like them?

We can do better. We deserve better. If you care about democracy, you should 

Friday, April 22, 2016

JR NBA and JR WNBA Ends in National Training Cup in Manila

Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska search for best basketball players’ ends in National Training Camp in Manila

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska started its search for the best basketball players in the country through Regional Selection Camp that was held at Baguio City, Davao, Cebu and Don Bosco Institute in Makati. 

Boys and girls who joined the search for the ten best boys and five best girls basketball players will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There was also a search for the boys and girls coaches who will handle the two teams.

The All-Star Team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.

“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director.  

The 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed that three out of ten children aged 5-10 years were underweight while eight out of one hundred children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today.  

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action. Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.

This year’s program started with the tip-off at in the same venue last Jan. 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, ran in April with stops at Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite.  

The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps  advanced to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.

NBA and WNBA legends Norris Cole of New Orleans Pelicans and Taj McWilliams, former Minnesota Lynx, will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program culminated with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars.

More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.  

For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska please visit,, and  For live updates log on to follow us on FB, IG and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.

Alaska Power Camps advocates a healthy & active lifestyle with itssummer

Alaska advocates a healthy & active lifestyle with its summer Alaska Power Camps

According to the Food and Nutrition Research Institute’s 7th National Nutrition Survey in 2008, at least 16 million Filipinos aged 20 and above, and about 2 out of 10 children are overweight. Undernutrition also remains to be a public health concern affecting nearly 3 out 10 children. Also recently, there have been prevalent issues on change in children’s interests and behaviors brought by fast-changing technological environment. 

With these alarming concerns, Alaska Milk Corporation is committed to help provide proper nutrition and promote an active lifestyle. Thus every summer, Alaska gathers basketball, football and volleyball enthusiasts through its Alaska Power Camps. The summer sports program inspires both girls and boys to engage in sports.  Moreover, through basketball, football and volleyball, the child does not only improve his/her talent but also acquire proper skills development and formation of the Power Camp values of discipline, determination, hard work, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Distinguished Philippine sports icons will lead the Alaska Power Camps. First, Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) legend and Alaska Aces assistant coach Jeffrey Cariaso will lead a team of basketball coaches.  

Second, former professional football player and currently Alaska Football Power Camp Project Director and Alabang Football School, Makati Football School Director, Tomas Lozano will lead the Alaska Football Power Camp. Lastly, Philippine Super Liga volleyball player and former De La Salle University Lady Spikers star volleyball player, Michele Gumabao, will lead a team of volleyball experts in teaching aspiring young girls in the Alaska Volleyball Power Camp. 

Alaska continues to encourage children to go out and play by participating in various Alaska sports programs like Alaska Power Camp. For general information about Alaska Milk Corporation visit, for more information about Alaska Milk Corporation Sports Program visit, Facebook:; Twitter: @playph; Instagram: @alaskaplayph 

For more information about Alaska Power Camp, please visit the following websites: 

For inquiries please call 840-4500 local 205 or 209 and look for CK Kanapi-Daniolco, Sports Development Group

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Norris Cole and Taj McWilliams-Franklin visits Manila

Norris Cole of the New Orleans Pelicans and WNBA Champion Taj McWilliams-Franklin travelled to Manila to participate in the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 National Training Camp.  Cole and McWilliams-Franklin helped the coach participants from around the country vying to be named 2016 Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA All-Stars.  The National Training Camp which was held at the Don Bosco Technical Institute April 22-23 and at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on April 24.

Cole and McWilliams-Franklin joined Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Head Coach Craig Brown to coach the 2016 finalists at the National Training Camp and will also serve as coaches for the annual Jr. NBA Alumni All-Star Game featuring past Jr. NBA standouts.  This year’s program has reached a record 20,000 players and coaches across the country.

I had a chance to attend the press conference and I was able to meet them where they answered a few questions from the media.

Norris Cole looked up to Michael Jordan on videos as a kid, he played basketball LeBron James, and had the chance to play against , Kobe Bryant, in the NBA.

When asked about Michael Jordan he said that he watched a lot of Michael Jordan growing up and  he still watches a lot of MIchael Jordan. He said that  Michael Jordan is in a class of his own, That he doesn't want to  put anybody up there with him.

Cole is a first-time Manila visitor as part of the Jr. NBA Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 National Training Camp presented by Alaska. 

Cole shifted from football  to basketball  to pursue a career in professional sports.

"Basketball was the best chance for me to be a professional athlete so it was important for me to have that basketball experience from college and it was a chance for me to play Division 1 basketball with Cleveland State under Coach Gary Waters,” he told us during the press conference 

What was surprising is that the 27-year old Cole is a member of the National Honor Society and was the salutatorian of his high school class at Dunbar High School where he played with former NBA player Daequan Cook.

 WNBA All-Star, was selected 32nd overall in the 1999 WNBA Draft. Taj McWilliams-Franklin spent 14 seasons in the WNBA, playing for the Orlando Miracle, Connecticut Sun, Los Angeles Sparks, Washington Mystics, Detroit Shock, New York Liberty and Minnesota Lynx. 

She is a woman after my own heart she's just like a typical mom and wife who always want to be both because she can.Taj Mcwilliams, is now coaching and imparting her skills to her students. Juggling her time with coaching and her family, shows that her passion can be on both

The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska culminates with the National Training Camp, which provides the top 50 boys and top 24 girls with the opportunity to train with and compete against their peers. 

The finalists were selected from Regional Selection Camp participants from Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Manila. At the end of the National Training Camp, 10 boys and five girls will be selected as Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars and will travel on an overseas NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia. The program will also feature the selections of the 2016 Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Coaches of the Year, who will join the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars on the experience trip.
The Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 33 countries.

Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA is presented by Alaska. CloudFone, Gatorade, and Globe Telecom serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner. ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA in the Philippines.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Change is Coming

One major issue that separates Escudero and Robredo is taxes. Escudero has taken a consistent stand for tax relief and against any new tax burden for working people. Poe-Escudero has a plan for cutting down taxes. Binay also intends to implement tax exemptions. At the VP debate, Robredo boasted and promoted the sin tax which is transparently passed on and shouldered by the public. The Roxas-Robredo tandem is the only ticket vehemently opposed to tax cuts and they're proud of it. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Our National Sovereignty

National sovereignty is an utmost concern right now. In a situation where our country is facing turmoil with the insurgency problem in Mindanao particularly in Basilan where more lives of our soldiers were taken just days ago. Added to that is the WestPhilippine Sea problem that the Aquino administration has failed miserably in solving and just letting the International Court solved it for us.
In light of this national problems that the next president will inherit when he assume the highest seat in the country, this year’s election voters should think hard on who will they want to lead the country and fortify our national defense. 

On another note I recently read a statement by the pro-PNP graphic asking whether the police also have rights?

The police and citizens would only be equal once the officers of the law give up their title, badge, uniform, gun and bullets.

There lies the difference. The police is not like citizens. They bear those symbols and arms supposedly on behalf of citizens. That they get hurt fighting crime is always awful and the people are not stingy of praises.

But when they violate the law by attacking and falsely charging citizens, that is transparently wrong, criminal and a gross betrayal of their oath. An abuse of the power they wield supposedly for and in behalf of citizens.

In my honest opinion, my presidential bet will fare well in this coming election as voters slowly realized that the next President should be someone who is firm, resolute and courageous in his decision.
Our country is being threatened right now with land dispute in the West Philippine Sea. We can all be nationalistic and be indignant with this problem but we need to be realistic also. China is a country we can be against at present. We will need the presence of another superpower country to go against them but we are not preparing for a war against China. Things can get settled with the right talks. We are in a millenial age right now and we will always have a say in this matter so war will not ensue.
Furthermore my Presidential bet stands on this matter is that it is for the best interest interest of our country if we will not participate in action against China and helping other country for this. We need to settle this dispite by joining exploration talks that will be good for everyone.
We need to concentrate more in the insurgency problems and dealing with the rising crimes and the criminals that gets away doing this. And my presidential bet can solve this.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA search continues in Manila

Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska search for best basketball players’ continues in Manila

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska continues its search for the best basketball players in the country when it held its last Regional Selection Camp at the Don Bosco Institute, Makati on April 9 and 10.

Boys and girls who joined the search for the ten best boy and five best girl basketball players who will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There is also a search for the boy and girl coaches who will handle the two teams.

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Now is your time to TRI!

You’ll definitely want to suit-up for this race if you are a beginner wanting to immerse yourself into triathlon racing for the first time, a triathlon enthusiast who wants to race without having to worry about long periods of training or a tri warrior who has been off the circuit and is raring to make a comeback! 

The Sunrise Sprint (or S2) is a short distance triathlon race series featuring a 750m open-water swim in open water, 20km bike ride and a 5km run. 

Launching on June 5 as a sub-category to the Regent 5150 Triathlon in Subic Bay, the S2 is the short distance race that will give you that fun and friendly racing experience that can be found in every Sunrise brand of triathlon racing but with lesser of the challenges that are ever-present in its longer-distance race predecessors.


Make sure you secure a slot for yourself or your friends by registering. Limited slots available!

A 5+1 registration promo is available plus awards will be given to the Top 3 Teams with the best 5 cumulative finish times!

There has never been a better time to TRI but now! See you all in Subic Bay!

*Participant must be at least 15 years old by December 31 of the race year.

Friday, April 08, 2016

The Century Tuna Pre-Finals Weekend brings excitement to the BGC


An uber exciting health, fitness, and nutrition event, the Century Tuna Superbods Nation 2016 Pre-Finals Weekend was successfully held at the BGC Ampitheater in Bonifacio Global City as throngs of health enthusiasts, consumers and fans trooped to the venue.


“The Pre-Finals Weekend is a way for us to connect, inspire and encourage our consumers to become better versions of themselves, and I’m happy to say that the event was successful in doing just that,” relates Greg Banzon, Century Pacific Foods General Manager.


Now on its 10th year of sexy, the action-packed Pre-Finals Weekend served as the last stop before the ultimate Superbods will be revealed on April 10, 2016 at The Palace Pool Club.


The highly successful undertaking, graced by the fabulous 26 Superbods finalists together with Jessy Mendiola and Elmo Magalona, as well as fitness and nutrition experts, was staged to encourage consumers to stay physically and mentally fit and healthy, where participants took part in a slate of specially planned activities.



The Pre-Finals Weekend saw Jessy Mendiola join Chef Nadine Tengco in a cook-out session where delicious yet nutritious dishes were prepared while Elmo Magalona took part in an intense yet fun Fitness Session with the team of Coach Jim Saret.


Adding delight to attendees and fans alike was the meet and greet with the 26 Superbods finalists, where everyone jostled for selfies and photo op sessions with their favorite contendersThe Circuit Training Session, the Hip Hop dance class with the G-Force, and the Yoga session with actress and fitness buff Bubbles Paraiso also drew quite an audience, all eager to keep fit just like the superbods!


Then there was adrenaline pumping Superbods Super Challenge 2016, held on the second and final day, which had the 26 superbods finalists pitted against each other, in pairs, through a set of friendly battles: a crossfit circuit race (a test of stamina and speed), a super joust battle  (a test of strategy and skill), and the escape room challenge (mind exercising tests).


Female finalists are Olivia Medina, Carmela Fernandez, Ambra Gutierrez, Nancy Leonard, Chet Abella, Maria Martinez, Cassie UmaliMirtle GimenezKaara Tan, Carla MenesesAnja Peter, Tanya Hyde and Natalia Lalonde.


Male finalists are  Jerome Tan, Ryan Sy, Kel Padilla, Erie ObsenaJake Khan, Pio Luz, Tom Esconde, Cedric Roxas, Shawn Stansbury, Ali Khatibi, Clint BondadAmeenSardouk and Andrew Aurellano.


Download the Century Tuna Superbods mobile app to keep abreast of the latest happenings and to vote for the Superbods contestant of your choice! Online voting is until April 9.


Indeed, things are heating up on the road to the Century Tuna Superbods Nation 2016 Finals Night!


Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Dissenting Opinions

The quickest way to end criminality is to remove material inequality and dissenting opinions.
And the quickest was to do that is to take away freedom to do better and freedom of speech.
You can do that in 3-6 months.