Love to run? Are you the kind of person who loves to challenge yourself and push yourself to your limits? If you say yes to all these, then you cannot miss the 2017 Mapawa Trail Series! Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned runner/marathoner, do check out the trail series and register! And if you’re up for the grand slam award challenge, go push for the three longest distances each leg (21k, 42k, 50k).


Mapawa Trail Run Series 2017


Here are the details of each leg.


Leg 1 – Trail Run Mapawa
Race Date: May 28, 2017 (Sunday)
Distances: 21K and 5K
Registration Fees: 21K (P1,000.00) / 5K (P500.00)
Inclusion: Even shirt, race bib with timing chip, Finisher’s medal (21K only) and meal
Limited Slots: 150 per distance

Details for 21K
Gun Start: 5:30AM
Race Briefing: 5:00AM May 28, 2017 @ Start/Finish Area
Cut off : 6 hours (11:30AM)

Details for 5K
Gun Start: 6:00AM
Race Briefing: 5:00AM May 28, 2017 @ Start/Finish Area
Cut off : none

Mandatory Gears:

  • Any hydration bottles at least 500 ml for 5k and 1,000 ml for 21k
  • No disposable bottled water or containers
  • Extra Trail Food
  • Mobile Phone
  • Whistle

Race kit distribution on May 24-27, 2017 at ROC Centrio Mall
Bring I.D. and receipt

Race Date: August 13, 2017 (Sunday)
Distances: 42k and 10k
Registration Fees: 42K (1,800) / 10k (700)
Inclusion: Event Shirt, Meal, Finisher medal (42k only), finisher shirt (42k only)
Limited Slots 150 per distance

Details for 42K
Gun Start: 4:30AM
Race Briefing: August 12, 2017 5PM @ Mapawa Nature Park
Cut Off: 9 Hours (1:30PM)

Details for 10K
Gun Start: 5:30AM
Race Briefing: 5:00AM @ Start/Finish Area
Cut Off: 3 Hours (8:30AM)

Mandatory Gears:

  • Any hydration bottles at leat 500ml for 10K and 1,000ml for 42K
  • No disposable bottled water or containers
  • Extra Trail Food
  • Mobile Phone
  • Whistle
  • Flashlight or headlamp for the 42k distance

Race Kit distribution on Aug 7-12, 2017 at ROX Centrio Mall
Bring ID and receipt

Race Date: October 29, 2017 (Sunday)
Distances: 50K and 15K nite trail run
Registration Fees: 50K (2,500) 15K (700)
Inclusion: Event shirt, meal, finisher medal, finisher shirt (50K only)
Limited slots 150 per distance

Details 50K
Gun Start: 3:30AM
Race Briefing: TBA @ Centrio Gardens
Cut off: 14 hours (5:30PM)
Intermediate cut off – 7hours @ Koreano Train (12:30 Noon)

Details for 15K
Gun Start: 5:30PM
Race Briefing: TBA @ Centrio Gardens
Cut Off: 4 hours (9:30PM)

Mandatory Gears:

  • Any hydration bottles at least 500ml for 15K and 1,500ml for 50K
  • No disposable bottled water or containers
  • Extra trail food
  • Mobile phone
  • Whistle
  • Flashlight or headlamp

Race kit distribution TBA at Centrio Mall the Gardens
Bring ID and receipt

Registration Process:
Onsite at ROX Centrio Mall for all events (TRM/MTM/UTM50)
Online at for Ultra Trail Mapawa only
Thru bank deposit
-BPI acct number 2013-0039-15
-Mapawa Nature Park
-Email deposit slip
-Indicate Name/Age/Gender/Size/Event and distance

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SUNSET AT THE BEACHFRONT: Electronic Dance Music Festival 2016 in CDO

(Northern Mindanao, PHILIPPINES)- An exclusive event is coming to the coastline of Opol, Misamis Oriental as Apple Tree Resort and Hotel, the premier Beach Resort in Metro Cagayan de Oro in partnership with Business Week Mindanao, Mindanao Daily News and When In Manila ( brings the first full scale outdoor electronic dance and music festival dubbed as “SUNSET at the Beachfront” this October 28, 2016 (Friday).

Sunset at the beachfront

SUNSET at the Beachfront: An Electronic Dance Music Festival positions itself not just as an entertainment event, but consciously makes the effort of promoting the tourism and lifestyle of Metro Cagayan de Oro and provides opportunities to the people to engage in activities promoting the quality of life through the latest music festival scene.

The event will be welcoming some of the biggest DJ names of today that have proven to be masters of their own distinct styles to perform for some true electronic music sensation taking the hotel’s coastline with unforgettable music experience and guaranteed with state of the art sound system, stage designs, lighting system, pyrotechnics, and laser show with attractive performers and dancers by The BOMB BEATS DANCERS spearheaded by MC Jared of Metro Davao. The event will also feature a Beach Volley friendly competition, and Bikini Open together with a large variety of foods offering a wide range of flavors and cuisines as part of the overall experience.

Official line up for the SUNSET at the Beachfront event are as follows:

  1. FRIDAY RUBRIATO– A former freelance model and Brand Ambassadress, Friday is one of Metro Davao’s breakout DJs. Here immense passion for music gave her a place in the industry and is currently considered as one of Davao’s rising talents. She started out as a resident DJ of STARR, the iconic nightlife destination in Davao. She also signed as resident DJ for WAVE SUPERCLUB, General Santos City, and currently a resident DJ of ACROPOLIS SUPERCLUB, Davao City.
  2. CHRIS FOX– One of Metro Davao’s sought after male DJs, Chris Fox has been mixing up great music since he was a former DJ of both Killer bee Davao and Magic 89.1. Currently a resident DJ of HYBRID Davao.
  3. RB BANAAG – The son of Cocoy Banaag, one of CDO’s original DJs, RB is one of the most sought after DJ’s in Metro Cagayan de Oro. Recently won as DJ of the Year in a Lifestyle Award based in the city, RB has won recognition from EDM Philippines and Rave Philippines.
  4. THE RAINMAN– A free-lance Club DJ based in Cagayan de Oro, The Rainman is also both a College Professor and a Senior Clinical Instructor in Surgery in one of the biggest Universities in the city. Originally from Manila, he started his roots from being a hobbyist-mobile DJ. The passion for the music could not be contained and it continued in 52nd Club in Central London where he played his music for most of the Filipino events and parties in the West End and Central London.

Early bird rates and ticket details:

  1. GENERAL ADMISSION: -P300.00 (Early Bird Rate),  350.00 (Regular Rate), P500.00 (On the Day Rate)

      – Inclusions: EDM Festival Pass, 2 FREE Drinks with pica-pica, Balloon, General Admission Ticket (1 pass).

  1. VIP GOLD: P500.00 (Early Bird Rate), P600.00 (Regular Rate), P700.00 (On the Day Rate)

      – Inclusions: EDM Festival Pass, VIP GOLD Zone Pass, 4 FREE Drinks with pica-pica, 1 Pool Ticket, Balloon,  VIP GOLD Ticket (1 pass).

  1. VIP PLATINUM: P850.00 (Early Bird Rate), P1,000.00 (Regular Rate), P1,300.00 (On the Day Rate)

      – Inclusions: EDM Festival Pass, VIP PLATINUM Zone Pass (Table & Sitting Area with Top View), 2 Pool Tickets, Unli Drinks w/ Set Meal, Balloon, Glow stick, VIP PLATINUM Ticket (1 pass), & VIP Parking Area.

EARLY BIRD TICKET SELLING: October 05-15, 2016.

REGULAR TICKET SELLING: October 16-27, 2016.

Watch the sun set around you, and take the music festival to the next level with an exclusive party to celebrate October!

This event is for attendees 18 and above only. Get your tickets at Apple Tree Resort and Hotel, Taboc, Opol, Misamis Oriental. For more information, please reach these contact information: 0917-714-4040, 0917-718-5152, Like us on facebook: and visit us through

This event is brought to you by the following MEDIA PARTNERS:

Business Week Mindanao, Mindanao Daily News, When In Manila (, M Magazine (Live and Living Mindanao), Best Spots PH (, CDO Bloggers, Inc. (, Easy Rock 96.9 FM Station, Orange Magazine TV, The Cagayan de Oro Times, and Mindanao Star.


Apple Tree Resort and Hotel is Cagayan de Oro City’s premier resort hotel.

Covering over 7,000 square meters, the property boasts a full range of facilities and service for business and leisure, including 39 luxurious guestrooms and suites, indoor and outdoor function spaces for corporate and social events, indoor and outdoor dining outlets, 2 swimming pools and a private beach, and a host of activities for fun & leisure. All these come with a magnificent view of the Macajalar Bay and Camiguin Island and an ambiance that is solely and uniquely Apple Tree’s.
It’s time for a fantastic escape. Discover Apple Tree Resort & Hotel Today.

To know more about Apple Tree Resort and Hotel:
E-mail Address:
Telephone: 555-1918
Mobile Numbers: 0917-714-4040/0917-718-5152

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Enjoy the best of the Pokemon GO worldwide craze with Freenet and PayMaya

Filipinos keenly anticipating the launch of Pokemon GO can now stay updated on the upcoming release of the game in the Philippines and fully enjoy the game when it launches with the help of freenet and PayMaya.

Now a certified worldwide phenomenon, Pokemon GO is a location-based mobile game developed by Niantic Labs in partnership with Nintendo affiliate The Pokemon Company. The mobile game allows players to catch Pokemon or “pocket monsters” as if in real life using the GPS and camera of their smartphones.

pokemon go Philippines
The game is currently available in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, and select European countries. It has yet to launch in any Asian country, including Japan where the original Pokemon game originated.

Get Pokemon GO updates with freenet
Those who want to stay updated on news about the upcoming release of the game in the Philippines may now download the freenet app on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Through freenet, Smart, TNT, and Sun subscribers will be able to read the latest news and social media feeds from the local Pokemon GO community for free and with no data charges.

This is part of freenet’s mission to enable communities such as those who are eager to play Pokemon GO to stay active and participate in various activities and discussions through digital means.

This follows the successful livestreaming of President Rodrigo Duterte’s inauguration and the Gilas Pilipinas FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament games through freenet, which allowed Filipinos to be digitally present in these historic events even if they are not physically able to do so.

Purchase Pokecoins with PayMaya
Meanwhile, once the Pokemon GO app launches in the Philippines, players will be able to fully enjoy the game through in-app purchases with the help of PayMaya, the easiest way to pay online even without a credit card.
Players only have to download the PayMaya app on the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, load up their accounts with at least P60 to cover the standard app store verification fee, and link their virtual VISA card to their app store accounts to be able to make in-app purchases for Pokecoins, the in-app currency used inside the Pokemon GO game.

With the help of Pokecoins, players will be able to purchase various items that will help them easily navigate the game, such as Pokeballs to catch Pokemon with, Pokemon eggs that allow them to “hatch” Pokemon, Potions to restore the health of their Pokemon, and Incense and Lure Modules that make it easy to attract wild Pokemon to their immediate vicinity.

In-app purchases are made more convenient with PayMaya as mobile game players can easily load up at any of the over 15,000 PayMaya reloading stations nationwide that include SM Malls Business Centers, Robinsons Department Stores, Bayad Centers, 7-Eleven stores with Cliqq kiosks, TouchPay Kiosks, and Smart Padala Centers, on top of online banking via BDO.

Aside from the mobile app, PayMaya customers can also opt to have their own PayMaya physical prepaid card which can be used in brick-and-mortar stores worldwide that accept Visa. A variant also comes with its own beep™ wallet, allowing users to ride the MRT, LRT, some city buses and other beep™-powered transportation for their daily commute, so they can easily explore the city in search of wild Pokemon.

Users who upgrade their PayMaya account can use their PayMaya for peer-to-peer money transfers and ATM withdrawals.
For more information about PayMaya and how users can get their own PayMaya card, visit To know more about the free and fun way to connect through freenet, visit

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