September 2, 2014

DepEd, Marikina City finalize plans for 6th ASEAN Schools Games

The ASEAN School Games (ASG) is an annual sports competition among students of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). 

Apart from providing the youth with opportunities to showcase their sporting talents, the ASG promotes solidarity and fosters cultural exchange among the youth of participating countries. In November 2013, the Philippines hosted a Golf Tournament of the 5th ASEAN Schools Games hosted by Vietnam.

“This is a big challenge for our country and we thank the Department of Education (DepEd) for giving us this task,” said Marikina City Mayor Del R. De Guzman at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with DepEd on the hosting of the 6th ASEAN Schools Games (ASG). 

MOU signing between Deped and Marikina City for the Asean School Games
Education Secretary and honorary chairman of the 6th ASG Governing Board Br. Armin Luistro FSC explained, “This (ASG) is very important, not only for Marikina but most especially for the Philippines, because here we can showcase the country’s talents in the area of sports and show that we are ready for the world.”

Undersecretary for Regional Operations Rizalino Rivera said, “This is historic, because this is the first time the Philippines will be hosting the ASEAN Schools Games.” 

Rivera said that the country is privileged to accommodate all the ASG delegates. “The ASG is like the ASEAN Games but for younger people so you could just imagine the scale of participants in this sporting event,” he added. 

Participating countries are Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and the Philippines, as this year’s host.

Luistro shared his hopes for the event, “My prayer is that the experiences of the athletes and their delegations will be a lasting memory for them -- part of the legacy which we hope to impart to our youth during this administration.”

The ASG will be held in the City of Marikina from November 29 to December 7, 2014.

September 1, 2014

Ducati Superbike riders invade BGC at the Globe Slipstream

Ducati Superbike riders participated at the Globe Slipstream as they invaded the modified race track at the Bonifacio Global City streets last Saturday, August 30 as a homecoming event for Filipino-Swiss race car driver Marlon Stockinger.


The fast guys, the race teams of Ducati-Bacchus, Ducati-Access Plus, ATAT Racing Team, Samson College-Access Plus - Ducati Desmo Owners Club of the Philippines and Kojie-San brought in their top riders, among them 16-year-old TJ Alberto, superbike master rider and Ducati Philippines CEO Mr. Toti Alberto and General Manager Marc de Joya, John Defensor and Alvin Dee, Superbike Open riders Jussi Hoikka, Vince Mercado and Jordan Gaw, Lawrence Macalinao, Ralph Reyes Jay Carrion, Redge Burilla, Miguel Bichara, Gerald Aycardo, Nikki Romero, Gelo Roa, Daniel Savino, Col. Benjie Ladra, Martin Rosario, Monti Mortimer and former superbike champion Raniel Resuello.

Celebrity superbike racers also participated at the first Globe Slipstream, Dingdong Dantes and Bullet Jalosjos.


Globe Telecom, the exclusive business partner of Lotus F1 in the Philippines, decided to bring in Stockinger’s Lotus WSR Gravity Charouz Formula Renault 3.5 car he actually drives in the World Series for a test drive around a customized BGC race track.

Ducati superbike racers did a demonstration race along with the parade of vintage luxury cars, karting challenge.



Keep the race action going and see more on these Ducati racers as they take the Clark International Speedway on October 4 and 5. 2014

August 30, 2014

JDI showcases Solignum protection in 2014 Cebucon Construction Show

Cebucon Construction Show has presented the best of the best, for 22 years when it comes to construction products and supplies. And it has evolved to put focus on innovations that move construction into a more sustainable future. Not surprisingly, Jardine Distribution, Inc. became one of the exhibitors in the 2014 Cebucon held last June 6 to 9 at the SM Cebu Trade Hall in Cebu City.
Visitors at the 2014 Cebucon Construction Show learned more about the innovative, quality, and sustainable products from Jardine Distribution, Inc. (JDI) during the event held at the SM Cebu Trade Hall in Cebu City. 

Solignum Total Termite Solutions took the spotlight at the JDI booth. Solignum, a trusted brand in termite protection for the past 50 years, has undergone innovations that make it not only more effective against termites but also more convenient to use, more versatile, and safer to the environment. 

Solignum has various termite protection products designed to provide protection to the house interiors and exteriors. They come in both colorless and stained finishes. They may also be used to protect not only walls, beams, floors, and ceilings but even wood furniture. Solignum products have no irritating smell.
Solignum Total Termite Solutions took the spotlight at the Jardine Distribution, Inc. (JDI) booth in the 2014 Cebucon Construction Show in Cebu from June 6 to 9 at the SM Cebu Trade Hall.

To complete the termite defense of every home, Solignum also has a soil termiticide called Soilguard, an odorless soil termiticide that creates a barrier between the house and subterranean or underground termites. 

Visitors at Cebucon trooped to the JDI booth and were better informed not only about Solignum but also the other quality construction materials from JDI.

“Cebucon is the most prestigious and popular venue for keeping us in touch with our market and our distribution channels in the Visayas. We’re very happy to participate this year,” said Nancy Pereyras, Product Manager of JDI.

For more information about JDI construction products, visit www.jardinedistribution.com

August 29, 2014

Converse releases its new Fall 2014 collection

Converse gears up for Fall as releases its new Fall 2014 collection. Gone are the sweltering days where humidity hampers people from wearing sneakers. A preview Converse PH Fall 2014 collection and the latests and novel collection was presented to media and guests during a Converse gathering last Tuesday, August 19. 

As the weeks now traverse to the cooler and wetter weather, “America’s Original Sports Company”™ Converse releases its new Fall 2014 collection which include the All-Star, Cons Sneaker and Apparel, and Jack Purcell Sneaker.

All-Star Collection

Over the years, the classic All-Star roster already stamped a reliable familiarity to the local market – may it be for a casual or ragged get-up. 

With the new designs launched, Converse opted for a monochromatic assemblage with new profiles and elevated detailing which can endure rainy days or mud pits. One should not fret about getting it grubby even in the wildest outdoor music festival there is.


The Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber is water resistant due to its French terry lining with a rubber upper. It is completed with a gusseted tongue and brass eyelets.


Staying true to its vintage theme, this season also highlights distressed washes and contemporary graphic prints.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 Woven is leather in style with hand-crafted look and details such as round leather laces and tanned leather toecaps, available in both high and low cut.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 boasts new core colors and will also be available in both high and low cut.

Military combat boots will also make a comeback with Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Combat Boot which has a rubberized toe and heel. Solely offered in color black, it is armed with a double overlay eye row, larger opened collar, tongue zipper, and extra-long laces.

To magnify the fall collection, Converse has also brought back its collaboration with legendary rock band, Black Sabbath, and iconic contemporary menswear designer, John Varvatos.

The new prints and fabrications reflect the distinct strong personality of Varvatos. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath displays iconic photos and album artwork. 


Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath 

Description: The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath celebrates its second collaboration with iconic photos and album artwork. 
Available Colors: Black, Black, Black 
Suggested Retail Price: Php 3,250

For those who would prefer lighter selections and more vintage feel, on the other hand, Converse by John Varvatos All Star Multi-Eyelet has a resin coated textile treatment and washed down print. It also offers a multitude of elastic laces to complement the burnish midsole. 

There is also Converse by John Varvatos One Star which lifted its design from the original One Star silhouette modernized through a vintage artistry.

Cons Sneaker and Apparel Collection

Converse Cons Weapon is mastered anew with the 2014 Converse Cons Sneaker and Apparel Collection.

One of the highpoints of the novel array is the introduction of the Converse CONS Weapon Skate, the newfangled essential CONS skateboarding sneaker. It promises enhanced durability and comfort through its special sockliner, perforated memory foam and gusseted tongue construction.



For the athletic ones, the CONS Weapon combines sports-inspired street wear with tech innovation, varying in classic colors and notable design elements from the original iconic CONS silhouette. Its new features include a sleek, streamlined silhouette, updated construction, a bold logo on the tongue, and signature Y Bar, and an internal Y bar for comfort.

The CONS Weapon Skate comes with elevated skateboarding functional designs. It takes pride with its drop-in Lunarlon sockliners which provide light and plush cushioning and a mesh underlay on hallmark Star Chevron – all increasing breathability. 

It also has the CONS Traction Rubber with perforated memory foam to improve grip and durability and to avoid the ankle from obtaining a snug performance.

Meanwhile, the matte black color blocking of CONS Malden Racer gives way for a subtle statement when one is aiming for a creative appeal. It is waxed canvas and suede in nature – a redefined take on winter style from the classic 80’s era.

CONS Malden Arctic takes it a notch higher with its play on leather and suede, enhanced with a subtle debussed Star Chevron logo. This mid-cut sneaker is outfitted with a bootie construction and lugged outsole, fitting for the cold weather.

A comfortable execution on genuine leather, on the other hand, is what CONS Pro Leather offers. It has a medial underlay vent for breathability and gusseted booty construction for comfort and protection.

Lastlly, Converse Skateboarding Ambassador Kenny Anderson presents CONS KA-II which will capture the heart of everyday skater’s creative spirit and streetwise energy. Through the CONS Flex Cup technology, it provides improved grip and durability and enhanced breathability using the medial underlay vent.

For a grand finishing touch, the Converse CONS apparel collection has a spectacle of sports-inspired outwear with graphic bold prints.

The collection is fueled by street culture and includes cool mixed-media hoodies with camo mixed and vintage heather gray, quilted shirt jackets, and graphic tees. The impressive roster intertwines effortlessly with the rebellious and creative drive of CONS.


Jack Purcell Collection

Style and versatility are the core elements that compose the new Converse Jack Purcell Footwear Collection.

Converse Jack Purcell footwear collection, which brings together effortless style with versatile, everyday pieces for Fall 2014. 


The Fall 2014 Converse Jack Purcell sneaker collection introduces the Converse Jack Purcell Cross Stitch, a wax cotton cross-stitch detail, outfitted in leather, a core texture for seasonal dressing. The footwear is a perfect complement to the apparel, tying together printed details and premium and weatherized fabrics for fall. Its leather and subtle stitching details are also refined and built with all around comfort. 

These winter-ready styles flow effortlessly into a relaxed, inventive style with a touch of modern craftsmanship. 

The Converse Jack Purcell sneaker collection available for suggested retail prices of Php 3,750 - Php 4,790.

Massachusetts-based Converse Inc. has built a reputation, since 1908, in having a rich heritage of producing legendary sneakers under its helm. Converse offers a wide arrangement of footwear for men, women, children, as well as apparel and accessories. 

For more updates , visit Converse on the web at media.converse.com.

#PusoToTheMax Cheer!




Gilas Pilipinas is the Philippine National Basketball Team under the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) previously called Smart Gilas Pilipinas.

Smart Gilas represents the Philippines at the 17th FIBA tournament. 

The national team's sponsors also believe that Gilas’ trademark “Puso” will take the squad to great heights despite the odds.

One of the sponsors who support Gilas’ cause is Max’s Restaurant. Max's has show their full support for the national team by launching events, activities and promos. Max's launched the campaign to back up Gilas.

Global Filipino brand Max’s Restaurant is counting on the power of social media as it drums up public support for Gilas Pilipinas, which gears up for its historic stint in the FIBA World Cup this August.

Launching the hash tag, “puso to the max” (#pusotothemax), Max’s is exhorting every Filipino from all over the world to express their love and support for the Gilas team set to fly to Spain to compete against the world’s elite.

“Puso to the Max seeks to ignite the spirit of nationalism and solidarity among Filipinos as we support the first Philippine team that has made it to the FIBA World Cup after 35 years. It is more than a hash tag, it is an expression of national pride and support for Gilas, who are our modern-day heroes and champions,” said Mark Gamboa, marketing director for Max’s Group of Companies.


The partnership of Max’s and Team Gilas links two elements that Filipinos are passionate about – basketball and authentic Filipino cuisine.

The “Puso to the Max” hash tag campaign is the celebration of the unyielding spirit of Filipinos and dedication of Team Gilas as they seek to showcase the undeniable caliber of Filipino talent on a global scale.

“Nothing of this magnitude can be achieved without team effort... that’s the story of Gilas. Here’s an entire nation coming together for Philippine basketball’s finest hour. That’s what Laban Pilipinas – puso – is all about,” said coach Chot Reyes of Gilas Pilipinas.

With this Cheer Video, by Max's with the theme #PusoToTheMax featuring Gilas Pilipinas Players by Max’s Restaurant

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVaSnh-4_Ws



Team Gilas Pilipinas showed their true mettle, winning four of their tune up games in Spain.

As they inch closer to their most awaited competition, let us continue to cheer for our players.

Good luck Gilas Pilipinas in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain and in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.

For more details and updates, visit www.facebook.com/maxsrestaurant.

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