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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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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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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