ATOS Brazilian Jiu Jitsu holds block screening for scholars at Centrio Cinema

Atos Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Cagayan de Oro will be holding a block screening for Guardians of the Galaxy on April 25, 2017 at 9PM, at Centrio Cinema 1 a day ahead of the regular schedule.

 

“It’s a fund raising event for competing Kagay-anon athletes in the upcoming Dumau Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competition in Cebu this coming June,” said Candice Saligumba, Centrio Cinema Manager. “Tickets can be purchased from our ticket booth at the 3rd floor or at ATOS BJJ CDO gym at YMCA.”

“The purpose of the event is to raise funds for a couple of things: One is to subsidize the expenses of our students who have potential to succeed in international competition but have little to no budget. It has been a practice nga kami mag amot-amot but we decided to have a fund raising event instead,” said Paul Clarence “Popo” Juarez, head instructor.

“Second, we’ll have to buy gear and equipment for our scholars. They are chosen students that we want t take under our wing to impart skills and values that would help them in the future. Sa karon I’m helping out a few people nga trainers daan for capacity and skill building.”

“These ‘scholars’ are street children from Kuya Fish (KFA) or Ark Foundation who are being groomed by our partner foundation so that they become positive role models in their community. Gamay pa ni sila but we’re expecting this integration program to be successful.”

Queries for assistance and information can be coursed through Proverbs Fernandez, Vice President-Kuya Fish Campaign, with mobile #0927-227-5419.

ATOS BJJ holds Jiu-Jitsu classes at the YMCA-Cagayan de Oro City from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

In a previous article published in SunStar Cagayan de Oro, Juarez describes Jiu-Jitsu as a martial arts derived from judo but which stresses ground fighting and submissions.

“Its most popular form is the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) Japanese judoka Mitsuyo Maeda brought the art to Brazil. Its popularity rose because of its success in the Unlimited Fighting Championships (UFC), showing its effectiveness against other martial art forms,” Juarez said.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu promotes the concept that a smaller person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger and heavier opponent by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably by taking the fight to the ground (Wikipedia).

Juarez has been training for nine years and has affiliated with Atos Philippine for four years as an accredited instructor.

“We are the only Atos Philippine branch outside Metro Manila and we have produced champions in local and international tournaments. Atos is an international Jiu-Jitsu team consistently ranked among the best Jiu-Jitsu schools in the world,” Juarez said.

Juarez was trained by Ali Sulit, head of Atos Philippines, a Judo 4th degree Black belt, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blackbelt and head coach of the Ateneo de Manila University Judo and Jiu-Jitsu program. (The Night Stalker)

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MAPAWA TRAIL SERIES

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

Leg 2 – MAPAWA TRAIL MARATHON
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

Leg 3: ULTRA TRAIL MAPAWA
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 https://raceyaya.com for Ultra Trail Mapawa only
Thru bank deposit
-BPI acct number 2013-0039-15
-Mapawa Nature Park
-Email deposit slip docyad@yahoo.com
-Indicate Name/Age/Gender/Size/Event and distance

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Smart makes big splash with GigaSurf50, country’s first 1GB data offer at P50

Enjoy 1GB of surfing and apps plus 300MB for streaming on YouTube, iflix and more, valid for 3 days

Leading mobile services provider Smart Communications is changing the way Filipinos enjoy their smartphones as it unveils GigaSurf50, the country’s first 1GB data offer at P50.

Valid for three days, GigaSurf50 also comes with an additional 300MB for streaming on sites YouTube, iflix and more, empowering subscribers to ride the digital wave and enjoy more data, video and music right at their fingertips. To enjoy this latest offer, simply text GIGA50 to 9999.

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Bigger and better digital lifestyle
“With the country’s first 1GB offer at only P50, Smart is truly changing the way Filipinos enjoy their mobile phones for a much bigger, better and richer digital lifestyle,” said Katrina Luna-Abelarde, Smart Wireless Consumer Operations Head.

“This huge data offer allows you to go bigger on your passions – whether you are an info junkie who likes to surf all the time, a social media butterfly with constant updates on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter, or a music and video buff who likes streaming on sites like YouTube and iflix, among many others.”

Pasadata with GigaSurf50
GigaSurf50 is also big enough for subscribers to share with others through Pasadata, Smart’s innovative feature that lets subscribers pass on a chunk of their data to friends and loved ones. To share part of your GigaSurf50, simply text PASADATA MB and send to 808.

With GigaSurf50, you can go beyond your usual mobile Internet activities, from speaking your mind on the latest trending topic on Facebook and Twitter, watching the latest viral videos on YouTube, and binge-watching your favorite movies and series on iflix.

GigaSurf50 also lets you record more of your day’s best moments on Snapchat and Instagram, share more of your latest musings on your personal blogs, and connect more withyour groups on Messenger, Viber and Whatsapp, among many others.

Bridging gaps and breaking barriers
GigaSurf50 follows a string of awesome products and services that Smart launched since it refreshed its brand last June 13 to show a stronger commitment in empowering Filipinos to live a digital life without barriers.

Smart recently launched its P1,288 Prepaid Smartphone kit to offer the most value-packed big-screen smartphone in the country today, meant to break barriers for many Filipinos to own a smartphone.

Smart also recently unveiled its Smartlife app, a breakthrough digital discovery portal that lets subscribers enjoy exclusive daily perks, movies, music and games at their fingertips.

Network boost nationwide
All these new products go hand in hand with Smart’s rapid LTE deployment and network expansion to deliver faster, more reliable and affordable Internet services throughout the country.

To keep updated with Smart’s biggest offers, follow its official accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@LiveSmart).

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Charinna Gamaya Barro is Ms. Cagayan de Oro 2015

August 22, 2015 – Twelve young and beautiful ladies from Cagayan de Oro took the center stage and showed elegance and grace as they vyed for the Ms. Cagayan de Oro 2015 crown. At the end of the night, candidate number 10 Charinna Gamaya Barro was adjudged the winner of the Ms. Cagayan de Oro 2015 pageant.

Ms Cagayan de Oro 2015

Charinna is a BS Accountancy student at Liceo de Cagayan University and is the fourth Licean to win the prestigious crown (since 2012).

During the most anticipated Final Question and Answer, the candidates were asked the same question: If there is one thing you can do to change the world, what would it be?  to which Charinna confidently answered, “If there is this one thing that I could do to change the world, it will be something from within me, a change from me, from my own self. Because ladies and gentlemen I do believe that great things start with small beginnings and I should start it from myself and everything will come along. Thank you and good evening.”

Here is the complete Q&A video.

Miss Cagayan de Oro 2015

The Ms. Cagayan de Oro 2015 winners. Miss CDO 2015 Charinna Barro, 1st RU Dylanna Bax, 2nd RU Kiezela Quiz, , 3rd RU Caroline Veronilla, 4th RU Yoshabeth Valdehueza

Check out the Full list of the winners of the Minor Awards

Ms. Cagayan de Oro Minor awards

Photo Credits:
Glenn Palacio
Phillip Vallespin Photography
Video: Rob Gunayan

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Mixed Martial Arts – Retribution in Cagayan de Oro

The very first and the biggest live MMA Action in Mindanao is set to happen in the City of Golden Friendship, Cagayan de Oro in line with the Higalaay Sports Festival as a huge part of the City’s fiesta celebration (August 2015).

Mixed Martial Arts CDO

Be there as Cagayan De Oro brings the Mixed Martial Arts The Proving Grounds-TPG 5 Retribution Cage Supremacy! This will be 10 Bouts of Explossive Mixed Martial Arts Event that will be participated by International fighters from Team Zendokai Japan, with the likes of Former UFC fighter and URCC INTERIM CHAMPION Will “The Kill” Chope who will be up against Arben Escayo of Cebu City in the Superfight , USA’s Luke Adams who will be up against Former URCC Visayas Bantam weight Champion and Current WLC Feather weight Champion Rex Delara! URCC Veterans and the Philippines best Mixed Martial Artists with a must see Girl Bout!

MMA CDO 2015

Also on the co-main event we have our very own and Team MUMMA Cagayan De Oro Renato ” Hercules ” Jabiniao vs Warriors League Championship Bantam weight Champion Drex ” T-REx” Zamboanga.

MMA CDO Retribution Cage Supremacy

If you are into experiencing a dose of absolutely awesome, electrifying, hard-hitting Mixed Martial Arts action, don’t miss the MMA TPG 5 Retribution at the Atrium Limketkai on August 27, 2015 (8PM). Gates will open at 6:00 PM

For tickets inquiry and reservation you can call 09352374638 or 09184275543. 500 pesos for VIP tickets, 300 Pesos for Gold and 200 pesos for Silver. Tickets will also be available at Limketkai Mall.

Photo Credits: MindanaoUltimateMMA Facebook Page

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CDO’s Julee Ann Bourgoin is Mutya Ng Pilipinas 2015 1st Runner Up

Thirty ladies competed for the grand title at the coronation night of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 Sunday, August 2 at the Newport Theater in Resorts World Manila where Cagayan de Oro’s bet Julee Ann Bourgoin finished as 1st Runner Up.

Aside from the runner up finish, Julee Ann also bagged a couple of special awards. She won the Best in Terno where she wore a terno designed by Cagayan de Oro’s very own and top fashion designer Mark Christopher Yaranon. She also won the Mutya ng Rain or Shine and Mutya ng Resorts World.

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Here is the complete list of winners:

    Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific International – Leren Mae Bautista
    Mutya ng Pilipinas -Tourism International – Janela Joy Cuaton
    Mutya ng Pilpinas-Overseas Communities – Nina Josie Robertson
    1st runner-up – Julee Ann Marie Bourgoin
    2nd runner-up – Brenna Cassandra Gamboa

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Julee Ann Bourgoin in her Modern Terno - a Mark Christopher Yaranon's creation
Julee Ann Bourgoin in her Modern Terno – a Mark Christopher Yaranon creation

The event was hosted by the Gutierrez siblings Ruffa, Richard and Raymond.

Photo Credits: Julee Ann Bourgoin For Mutya Ng Pilipinas 2015 facebook page

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Freedom Run 2015

It’s time ones again to get into your running shoes and participate in this year’s Freedom Run! This Freedom Run 2015 is organized by Circle Productions and will be on June 14, 2015 (Sunday).

freedom run 2015

Venue: South Concourse, Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City

Registration Fees

21 Km – Php 900 with jersey, race bib with timing chip, finisher’s jersey and medal
5 Km – Php 350 with jersey, race bib
3 Km – Php 350 with jersey, race bib

Race Categories

21Km – Assembly Time: 3:30 AM, Start Time: 4 AM
5Km – Assembly Time: 5 AM, Start Time: 5:30 AM
3Km – Assembly Time: 5 AM, Start Time: 5:45 AM

Cash Prizes and Awards
21 Km Male
Champion: Php 5,000 + medal
2nd Place: Php 3,000 + medal
3rd Place: Php 2,000 + medal

21 Km Female
Champion: Php 5,000 + medal
2nd Place: Php 3,000 + medal
3rd Place: Php 2,000 + medal

5 Km Male
Champion: Php 2,000 + medal
2nd Place: Php 1,500 + medal
3rd Place: Php 1,000 + medal

5 Km Female
Champion: Php 2,000 + medal
2nd Place: Php 1,500 + medal
3rd Place: Php 1,000 + medal

4th to 10th placers in 5K and 21K categories will receive medals. All registered finishers will receive certificates. The organizers will also be giving out 3 Mountain Bikes during the raffle portion.

Registration centers: La Cabana Spa, Sprint Multisport Shop, Limketkai Center

You may also register online at http://www.race.ph/FreedomRun2015

Here’s the fun run’s route map
freedom run 2015 route map

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Honda Launches the Honda XR150L in CDO

Honda Philippines Inc. launches another version of its popular and versatile On/Off motorcycle, the Honda XR150L on February 14, 2015 in Cagayan de Oro City.

The Honda XR150L furthers the On/Off Road Honda Legacy that began in 1977 with the XL 125 K 3, and has continuously evolved through the years introducing innovations both in power and fuel efficiency.

“The XR150L is our answer to those who are looking to step up and push themselves further to test their limits either for work and adventure, says Mr.GhilbertCababa – Advertising Group Head.

“With the improvements we’ve made to the XR150L, we are very confident that this is the motorcycle they need to reach that next level.

NEW LOOK, MORE POWER

The new Honda XR150L is the step-up of XR125L, taking its best features with updates to create a package that combines rugged durability with low operating costs.

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For starters, the Honda XR150L simply looks stunning. It now sports a more CRF-inspired design as compared to its predecessors.Fresh styling includes a new headlight design with protective shield for better illumination while a futuristic meter panel gives you more information to make your ride safer and improved front &rear winker to a sporty design for added attraction.

The seats also get an ergonomic makeover providing more On/Off riding comfort even during those long rides. Practical and useful, the XR150L adds a multi-functional grill that lets you carry everything you need. There’s also a new internal engine balancer which reduces vibration and will result in greater rider comfort.

Honda’s XR150L also boasts of a more powerful 150cc engine, which hosts a range of improvements beginning with an offset cylinder that utilizes the same technology with CRF250L for efficient transmission of explosive power and but with better fuel efficiency.

The Honda XR150L likewise requires less attention and enhanced reliability and safety with its larger air cleaner and a sealed, maintenance-free battery.The Honda XR150L is also equipped with an electric start and a backup kickstarter.

THE Honda XR150L ADVANTAGE

Besides all the visual and engine improvements the new HondaXR150Lalso has several advantages over similar motorcycles in its class. It has a seat height of 825mm which is suitable to the average Filipino height while its 1362mm wheelbase provides better handling and drivability.

XR150L

It has the highest displacement of 149.15cc and a maximum torque of 12.5Nm @6000rpm that provides power and torque to easily reach max power at low rpm. The XR150L also has a 12L fuel tank capacity which is good for long rides.

The Front tire size 90/90-19 and rear tire size 110/90-17 makes the best balance for On/Off (50/50) driving condition and the front disk brake diameter 240mm is also bigger for better braking power.

The new Honda XR150L comes in red& black colors and is now available in Honda dealerships nationwide at SRP P83,900.00.

 

The Honda XR125L

Prior to the XR150L there’s XR125L.  It is one of the On/Off Road Motorcycles in the Philippines’ loved by many because of its simplicity, solid look and reliable performance.

XR125L JPG

For this year’s initial race, Honda Philippines, Inc. held the XR125L Off-Road Race Clinic, together with Desmark last February 14, 2015 at Cagayan de Oro City.

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Jovie Saulog is one of the greatest riders in the history of Philippine motocross
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The Riders at the Honda XR125L Off-Road Race Clinic
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Jovie Saulog was with celebrity motocross rider Jordan Herrera
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The riders at the race track – XR125L Off-road clinic

Some of the activities highlighted during the racing event were the actual track day and friendly race competition for XR125L riders. Honda Philippines, Inc. also included Fun Race for those XRM riders who wanted to join the event. The off-road race clinic was instructed by Mr. Jovie Saulog, one of the greatest riders in the history of Philippine motocross. The off-road race clinic is open to all off-road riders who wanted to learn more about Motocross, may it be beginner or expert – they are all invited to join!

Free Honda MC servicing was conducted throughout the day and awarding of winners happened later in the afternoon.

For more information, visit www.hondaph.com

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AIRASIA INDONESIA FLIGHT QZ8501 TO SINGAPORE MISSING

AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24(Surabaya LT) this morning. The flight took off from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya at 0535hours.

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The aircraft was an Airbus A320-200 with the registration number PK-AXC. There were two pilots, four flight attendants and one engineer on board.

The captain in command had a total of 6,100 flying hours and the first officer a total of 2,275 flying hours.

There were 155 passengers on board, with 138 adults, 16 children and 1 infant. Also on board were 2 pilots and 5 cabin crew.

Nationalities of passengers and crew onboard are as below:

  • 1 Singaporean
  • 1 Malaysian
  • 3 South Korean
  • 157 Indonesian

At this time, search and rescue operations are being conducted under the guidance of The Indonesia of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). AirAsia Indonesia is cooperating fully and assisting the investigation in every possible way.

The aircraft was on the submitted flight plan route and was requesting deviation due to enroute weather before communication with the aircraft was lost while it was still under the control of the Indonesian Air Traffic Control (ATC).

The aircraft had undergone its last scheduled maintenance on 16 November 2014.

AirAsia has established an Emergency Call Centre that is available for family or friends of those who may have been on board the aircraft. The number is: +622129850801.

AirAsia will release further information as soon as it becomes available. Updated information will also be posted on the AirAsia website,www.airasia.com.

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