Say Hello To World Class Vermosa Sports Hub!

Mayor Emmanuel Maliksi of Imus, Cavite delivers his brief welcome remarks to the opening of#VermosaSportsHub
Here along Daang Hari in Cavite.

Ayala Land Inc President and CEO Bobby Dy expressed his gratitude of the help of the municipality of Imus Cavite and PATAFA and Sante Barley on #VermosaSportsHub development.

Head of Vermosa Estate Ayala Land Inc Mr Jay Teodoro delivers detailed information on what world class #VermosaSportsHub has to offer to the public and athletes.
Officially opens to the public March 17 2018.
This sports hub can also host local and international sports events among others.

For all the upcoming triathletes out there, the sports scene climbs a notch higher as Ayala Land Inc.’s Vermosa Sports Hub, the country’s first premier and professionally managed sports facility, opens its doors to the public.

Creating the ideal environment for athletes, sports buffs, and fitness junkies who aim to reach the top of their game, Vermosa Sports Hub is equipped with training facilities designed for international sports competitions.

Vermosa Sports Hub is home to groundbreaking features that include an Olympic-size swimming pool equipped with the latest timing system by Omega and the Anti Wave Starting Blocks; and the Philippines’ first 9-lane track oval built in accordance with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) standards. For football and field sports enthusiasts, there’s also a standard sized football field with natural grass and a sand sub-base, which makes it an ideal playing surface that is able to divot, or give way, under foot traction. For a sport that involves sliding tackles, this is a prime feature that minimizes the risk of injuries caused by having the player’s get caught by strong traction. The Vermosa Sports Hub will also soon unveil bike lanes, jogging paths, and other outdoor sports facilities.

To complete the development is a training and fitness club equipped with a sports science laboratory especially suited for athletes who want to take the next step to reach peak performance. To be managed and operated by Sante Health & Fitness, Inc., known as one of the fastest growing global providers of organic health and wellness products and services, the Sante Fitness Lab is a one-stop shop that will include a strength and conditioning fitness facility, sports rehab areas, a dance studio, a spinning class area, bike shop and services, a nutrition and fitness café, VO2 max/lactate testing by using a machine that can test an individuals level of oxygen while training , plus conference and lecture rooms.

To ensure that Vermosa Sports Hub is accessible to the growing market of sports enthusiasts, competitive rate packages and period-based membership passes are being offered by the company. For those who avail their passes until April 2018, they can enjoy a 20% discount.

Facility Rate Hours
Track Oval Php 90 6 hours
50m Lap Pool Php 220 4 hours

Special Passes Rate
Annual VIP Pass Php 5,600
1 Month Unlimited Pool Pass Php, 2,250
3 Months Unlimited Pool Pass Php 5,600
Passes purchased until April 2018 will have a 20% discount.
All rates are inclusive of 12% VAT.
Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Aside from the sports facilities, other components are also designed to promote healthy and active living. Retail outlets will soon open, and these will include health and sports merchants, providing users of the sports hub easy access to the equipment, accessories, and other sports and fitness essentials they need.

Vermosa Sports Hub is located at Vermosa, Daang Hari Road cor. Vermosa Blvd., Imus, 4103 Cavite. It is situated within the 700 hectares of space in Vermosa, a masterplanned mixed-use estate of Ayala Land Inc., the Vermosa Sports Hub is envisioned to be a complete destination designed specifically to provide an effective and complete training experience for the athletic lifestyle, offering a seamless integration of facilities and sports-related elements,

Vermosa is currently the fourth largest mixed-use estate of Ayala Land Inc. It will be home to 6,000 households that highlight the diverse living options with the presence of four of ALI’s residential brands – Ayala Land Premier, Alveo, Avida and Amaia.

Vermosa was coined from two Latin words, Verde and Mossa. “Verde”, meaning green, references the lush environment within the healthy, sustainable, and suburban living concept of the estate. “Mossa,” meaning movement, represents the active elements of the project. Combined, Vermosa represents a modern suburban community that promotes healthy and active living that stays true to its name.

It’s time to experience world-class sports facilities and amenities. Check out the Vermosa Sports Hub and discover a place where athletes can truly grow.


Marathon Relay Anyone? Make It Asics!

Around 750 teams are expected to participate in the first Asics Relay Philippines slated on May 26 at the SM By The Bay in Pasay City.

The race offers a different experience as it will be held at night.

Distances on tap are the 21K half marathon and 42K full marathon, with participants can join in the male, female and mixed events.

Succeeding from last year’s version, the ASICS Relay 2018 will feature the additional of Philippines in its five countries relay series, among participating countries are Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore.

Each team member is required to complete two legs of 5.25 kilometers for the full marathon and one leg of 5.25km for half marathon to meet the total distance.

The preceding member of the team will need to hand the relay token to the next runner within the designated transition zone to delineate the changeover of runners.

Winners in both the full and half marathon categories will be rewarded with a finisher’s medal, as well as cash and product prizes.

“Our goal is to expand this concept in key cities, and [Manila] is one of those key cities,” said Asics Asia Sports Marketing Manager Andy Neo.

“We know that the Philippines is a country [where] everybody loves sports,” he added.

The champion team of the Full Marathon race categories will also be walking away with team slots to any one of the ASICS Relay race held in another country, inclusive of flight tickets and accommodation.

Olympian and SEA Games gold medal runner Mary Joy Tabal believes the “unique” race will be beneficial for the nation’s running scene.

“This will encourage a lot of runners to improve teamwork,” said Tabal. “Running is an individual sport, so it is unique. It [would] be my first time to be running with a team.”

The Love Guru in Doctor Pao

Who does not want a Happy Ending in the department of L-O-V-E when it comes to couple relationships? Love that can sometimes be mysterious, haunting, overwhelming, unfair or long-lasting. Getting into a special personal connection with someone is no easy thing to do much more so if both of you want to keep that intimate connection to last.

With “hugot” still being one of the trending topics of all time, Dr. Paolo Bellosillo who is known for advocating living a quality life, shares his genuine thoughts on how you can protect your heart from the greatest stressor in life… a heartbreak.

What are the qualities that a woman should look for in a guy?

A woman needs to look for someone who is God fearing because if a man fears God, he will be loyal, faithful, committed, responsible, and honest. These are traits that any woman should want for in a man. A man like this will never make you worry or fear that he will go astray.

What are the qualities that a man should look for in their future partners?

A man needs to look for a woman who is capable of being their partner in life, not just in the bedroom. They need to find someone with a humble heart and someone who prioritizes their relationship over their pride.

How can you have a relationship that is good for both parties?

A relationship that preserves the dignity of the other person is always a good indication. When there is mutual trust and mutual respect, when a relationship is rooted in prayer and kindness then reinforced by communication, you know that it is beneficial to both parties.
What are your 5 tips for a healthy, smooth sailing relationship? 

  1. Pray together. When God is at the center of everything, everything will fall into place.
  2. Communicate. As they said, almost everything can be sorted through an open and honest communication.
  3. Be kind. If you can’t be anything, if there is no more love, then at least be kind.
  4. Be open. The two of you are not the same person which means that you will not have the same beliefs, the same principles, and the same ideologies. In fact, chances are big that you will have different ones so be open to understanding how the other person works.
  5. Let go of fear. Most of the time, we react negatively because of fear.
    Any tips to our readers so that they too can have a lasting relationship?

Being in love is primarily focused on the heart, on love but everyday should always take that into account as love is a journey and a decision which both souls builds on.  While the whole world celebrates it, do so in a manner where it focuses not on consumerism or material things because they fade. Be original: play a song, sing a song, cook with love for your shared favorite dish, go to the first place where it all began with your special someone, or go to church and why delay it, say I DO, tie the knot. Just make sure the other is ready and fits in the qualities and attributes of those listed above After All when you Look Through The Eyes Of Love You Should Be Bringing Out The Best Of Me/You, Here There and Everywhere.

Whether you are in a relationship right now or about to plunge into one, pondering and heeding over these words of advise by Dr. Bellosillo is certainly worth a great try! Besides I hate a sour and tragic love story, so if you want to go beyond and disagree with the hashtag #ThereIsNoForever then hopefully this article can help you all out to that path of Happily Ever After …  ♥♥♥


FDCP Cine Lokal presents: Sinag Maynila 2018

Sinag Maynila is baaaaack!!! Considered as one of my favorite independent film festivals, new partnerships have formed this year.

In line with its program to support and empower local film festivals, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is partnering with Solar Entertainment Corporation to host Sinag Maynila 2018 films in its SM Cine Lokal theaters starting March 9, 2018 and hold the FDCP Film Talks @ Sinag Maynila.

Sinag Maynila boosts a powerful line up of feature films in competition which include Abonimation directed by Yam Laranas, Bomba directed by Ralston Jover, El Peste directed by Richard Somes, Melodrama/Random/Melbourne! directed by Matthew Victor Pastor and Tale of the Lost Boys directed by Joselito Altarejos. “Cine Lokal aims to be a venue for quality films to be made available to Filipino audience and by supporting Sinag Maynila, these creative and meaningful films will have a home and will be watched by not just film enthusiasts, but the general public”, said FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Dino. 

Furthermore, Sinag Maynila will be featuring the FDCP Film Talks @ Sinag Maynila on  March 10, 2018 at SM North Edsa Cinema 3 at 1:00PM. This is a special panel discussion on the international journey of films from film festivals to distribution and will be free of charge. Participants can pre-register by sending an email with their name and contact number to Venue will open at 12:30pm.

The panel features Jeremy Segay, Korea and South East Asia Representative of Unifrance, Takeo Hisamatsu, Festival Director of Tokyo International Film Festival and our very own, globally recognized director, and co-founder of Sinag Maynila, Brillante Mendoza.

FDCP’s strengthened partnerships with film festivals and organizations starting with Sinag Maynila is also in line with the celebration of the one hundred years of Philippine cinema. “This year and next year will be focused on celebrating this milestone. We believe that this is the time to come together to commemorate this legacy, learn from our film history, and also look forward to the next hundred years,” added Chairperson Dino. 

Make sure to catch all Sinag Maynila films in all Cine Lokal theaters in Manila from March 8-15, 2018.

For more information, visit the Cine Lokal Facebook page and other FDCP social media accounts.


Friendship Goals With These Guys

Last February 24, 2018 I posted this photo in my Facebook Page with the entry:

The times and chikkahan and planning of career (and gimmick) look sunny and bright!
Watch out 2018!

Say “Hello” to my new friends, Edz and Mike who both work at a popular grocery chain here in the Philippines.  I actually first encountered Edz back in December 31 2017 New Year’s Eve when he assisted in slicing the pork cubes I bought into thinner and smaller parts. Edz is assigned at the Pork and Beef Section while Mike assists for the poultry/chicken section.

But it was not only until the first week of February this year that my encounter with Edz happened for the second time when he helped out in my rice supply need. I almost forgot he was from the meat section! Then came Valentine’s 2018 week and on the 13th I finally had the courage Edz what his name was? Pretty surprised, he was taken aback but still gave his last name.

From out of the blue, I greeted him advanced Happy Valentine’s Day and that I guess unlocked his kinda strict stance. For the first time in two months, I saw Edz smile and ask me how was I going to celebrate the Day of Hearts?

Interested in finding out what happened next?

I will continue and share in my next blog post, dear friends! So please just hang in there for the rest of this cute friendship story…





♥ Haepi Ballentain Oppa! ♥

These handsome and talented Korean actors are the current candies in my eyes!
My Top 15 Lead and Support Actors To Date as of February 14, 2018
Kim Rae Won
Yoo Seung ho

Park Hae Jin

Ji Sung Yeon Woo jin

Min Namkoong


Marvel’s Black Panther in SM Cinemas

Get ready for an action-packed Valentines this February as Marvel’s The Black Panther comes out with expanded scenes on IMAX!

Last seen aiding the fleeing Steve Rogers in Captain America: Civil War, witness T’Challa (Black Panther)embrace his new role as the ruler and protector of the majestic kingdom of Wakanda.

Having the biggest and only reserve of vibranium, the strongest, most durable metal in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Captain America’s shield is made out of vibranium!), Wakanda has taken enormous progress in technology, this is the same reason the nation is threatened by Ulysses Klaue,a high-level criminal and the would-be usurper Erik Stevens, aka Killmonger.

Now, T’Challa as Black Panther along with the Dora Milaje, the all-female Wakandan security force, have to protect their kingdom and save the world from the formidable enemy forces.

The Black Panther movie experience becomes even better at IMAX theatres. With at least 50 minutes of the movie expanding to fit IMAX®screens, audiences will be treated to an even more immersive movie experience. The expanded 1.9:1 aspect ratio and IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio will transport you to Black Panther’s kingdom. Discover Wakanda’s Tribal Council, the Wakandan hive of research and development; the ancient subterranean Hall of Kings; and the stunning Warrior Falls, the ceremonial heart of Wakanda’s revered traditions.

SM Cinema also brings to you a reel-to-real experience with an interactive display of the mythical African nation with The Secrets of Wakanda. Get a glimpse of the Vibranium cave, Warriors of Wakanda costume gallery and, a life-size figurine of the Black Panther himself. The exhibit can be seen at the SM City Fairview on February 22, and SM City San Lazaro on March 8.

Starring Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther), Michael B. Jordan (Erik Stevens/Killmonger), Academy award winner Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye) and, Forest Whitaker (Zuri), Black Panther will be coming to cinemas this February 14.

Book your tickets now through the new website, or for an even more convenient experience, get the SM Cinema app andwin movie tickets! Download the SM Cinema app now through the App store and Google Play.  Stay tuned to SMCinema on facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for more information!

Long live the king #BlackPanther this February 14 and enjoy the full cinematic experience with IMAX® atSM Cinema.

Photo Credits:  Ruel Umali / Cheska Itable 



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