Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino at Ayala Centrio

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino was launched In honor of the Buwan ng Wika (August), the Film Development Council of the Philippine (FDCP) is partnering with commercial theaters to exclusively screen Filipino films nationwide on August 16-22, 2017.

Below are the 12 films selected by the Selection Committee headed by the FDCP. The films are of various genres ranging from family-oriented, to romantic comedy, horror, fantasy, and even historical films that emulate Filipino sensibilities and culture.

Centrio Cinemas is taking part of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (Aug. 17-22). Showing of these films kicks off today (August 17, 2017). Check out the schedules below and head to Centrio Mall with your friends and loved ones.

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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 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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