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PR | POLICE CHIEF INSPECTOR JOVIE ESPENIDO DECLARES OZAMIZ AS NEAR 0 DRUG ACTIVITY CITY IN THE SOUTH

Ozamiz City – New Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido declares that Ozamiz City is a near – 0 – drug free activity in the whole of Misamis Occidental. Out of the 10 drug test buy activity conducted, only 2 of it held illegal drugs and it is not clear whether the source is from the city itself or from another location.

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Transferred from Albuera, Leyte last 2016,Police Chief Inspector Espenido is glad to find the local government open to discussions on drug bust activities in the city. After being tagged as the new drug-buster of Leyte, Espenido is now faced with clearing the name of Ozamiz City as an active drug activity place in Mindanao.

From the latest regular session meet last January 16, 2017 held at the city hall of Ozamiz, he was invited to present his assessment on the latest drug activity in the city. For him, this open door policy exhibited by the local government is a positive sign for him to create a good relationship with the local government and the police force.

Based on his assessment report presented to the local government, the drug activity of the place is quite minimal compared to the perception of those non-residents of the said city. His is quite positive that this present trend will lead from minimal to 0-drug related activity in a couple of years since the local government is in full support in eradicating all illegal drug activity in their city.

From the side of the local government, they are quite pleased with the assessment report presented by the new police chief inspector and shall continue to maintain an open door discussion with the police force to help eliminate the false assumption held by those who has initially believed in the high drug activity in the city. This latest development between the police force and the local government is a clear sign of a hand-in-hand cooperation and relationship in fighting all illegal drug activity in the area of Misamis Occidental starting with Ozamiz City.

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PR | #AlsaOzamiz: Ozamiznons rise against everything illegal got all out backing from its LGU

From the ashes of its dirt-laden image, Ozamiz City is rising loud and proud with its latest crusade to crush bad elements in its territory.
On Wednesday (January 18), an estimated 30,000 Ozamiznons marched to a public venue beside the town’ historic structure famously known as Cotta. There was a public outcry to cleanse the city and eliminate once and for all the filthy stigma that has been since associated to Ozamiz City.
On that evening, the city government has declared the what it’s called Alsa Ozamiz, a local movement to rally all Ozamiznons to shrug off all bad elements that has been corrupting and ravaging the once stellar status of the city.

As described by the incumbent Mayor Reynaldo “Aldong” Parojinog, Sr., Alsa Ozamiz bears the same ideals just like his grandfather’s first and original Alsa Ozamiz movement back in the 50s to fight government insurgencies… except that this time, the fight is not against rebels, but to a more profound cause — that is to fight all negative elements in the Ozamiznon society.
You name it, it’s on the list — from illegal gambling down to illegal fishing and the like, with illegal drugs on top of the list… the city government led by Mayor Aldong are all down to tap it off their city.
OZAMIZ CITY HALL CRIES FOUL AGAINST ALL THE DRUGS ALLEGATIONS
In a press conference held prior to the evening’s Alza Ozamiz event, the city’s father-daughter tandem composed of Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, Sr. and Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog vented out their sentiments about the latest accusations to them.
Vice Mayor Parojinog cries foul on their critics’ claim that the city’s drugs situation is “rampant”. Vice Mayor Nova Princess said all these allegations are really unfair for all the drugs initiatives that they have implemented in the city long before DU30 came in to power.
“Dito sa Ozamiz City nuon pa man matagal na kaming nakipag-gyera sa ilegal na droga,” said Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, Sr. Mayor Parojinog, Sr. noted that they’ve been having this extensive fight against drugs however sadly, all these initiatives all went down the drain for nothing because apparently, their accomplishments just went under the radar of the then police chiefs for some unknown reasons.
On the press meeting, the Parojinogs presented a really thick book of the anti-drugs operations report that has been taking place since 2013, long before President Duterte’s massive national anti-drug campaign. Vice Mayor Parojinog noted that the book contains all the reports on the drug raids, drugs suspects arrests and illegal drugs confiscations undertaken by the city hall with the PNP since 2013.
“Nuong kasagsagan ng campaign ko against drugs, madaming nagalit sa akin… kahit mga kamag anak ko,” added Mayor Aldong. At one point the Mayor was teary-eyed as he said, “Taga-rito kami sa Ozamiz tapos sisirain namin ang lugar namin?”. Just recently, Mayor Parojinog, Sr. had a meeting with President Duterte who also met other city and town mayors in Malacanang Palace last January 11. Parojinog, Sr. described his meeting with Duterte in Manila as cordial, with the Chief Executive saying that the earlier pronouncement of Parojinog’s involvement in drugs was based on report from regional intelligence units. “Mas lalo kaming maninindigan sa aming laban sa droga bilang suporta sa Pangulong Duterte na handang itaya ang buhay para sa bayan,” stated Mayor Aldong in front of the media team.
ON ALSA OZAMIZ BASHERS
Of course, being included on DU30’s narco-politician list (from which Mayor Aldong’s case is currently under revalidation) and having this aggressive campaign called “Alsa Ozamiz, Mayor Aldong Parojinog’s detractors would definitely raise their eyebrows with the coincidence. Additionally, there were social media buzz that Alsa Ozamiz is the Parojinog’s strategy to sack the newly-assigned city police chief Espinido.
However, the courageous mayor gleefully revealed that Alsa Ozamiz is actually a joint effort of the PNP and the city hall. In fact, during the Alsa Ozamiz gathering that night at the Cotta, although not present, the new city police chief had a long VTR message for all Ozamiznons that affirms his support on this anti-drugs initiatives by Mayor Aldong and VM Nova Princess (and the rest of the Ozamiz City Hall).
ALSA OZAMIZ
Later that Wednesday evening Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, Sr. led the formal launch of the ‘Alsa Ozamiz’ anti-crime program. ICMY, the Alsa Ozamiz program is an extensive program of the Ozamiz city hall that pushes civilian-barangay partnerships with government and non-government agencies to prevent “all that is illegal” in the city i.e. illegal drugs, gambling, fishing, logging, etc…
With illegal drugs on top of their list, the leading city officials stated that they have standby programs to support this city anti-drugs campaign. This includes the proposed private partnership with rehabs as part of the follow-up initiatives for “tokhang responders” and also the potent “reward system” when it comes to intelligence gathering, among others.
VIDEOKARERA MACHINES DESTROYED
On the eve of the Alsa Ozamiz declaration and right after the press briefing, some 560 videokarera machines that were voluntarily surrendered to brgy captains were crushed altogether by a payloader right in front of the city hall grounds. These videokarera and fruitgame machines are allegedly being used habitually by drug addicts as a fond pastime most notably when they are high on drugs

The Local Government of Ozamiz City held a Peace and Order Meeting to foster improved coordination among various institutions, agencies and other stakeholders to bring about a more peaceful Ozamiz City.

OZAMIZ CITY- Last December 28, 2016, The Local Government of Ozamiz City held a Peace and Order Meeting to foster improved coordination among various institutions, agencies and other stakeholders to bring about a more peaceful Ozamiz City.

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During the event, Mayor Reynaldo “Aldong” Parojinog was overwhelmed over the presence of the City Peace and Order Council members who wholeheartedly supported his administration. “Operation Tokhang led by the City PNP has given us and the Ozamiznon a sound sleep. This is the result of our renewed trust and full cooperation with the PNP.” Parojinog said.

“Regaining trust and strengthening our unity will truly make our goals and objectives possible,” Parojinog added. He also said that the City government of Ozamiz is very serious in eliminating the illegal drugs and helping the victims to surrender to law enforcers. “I would be very happy seeing illegal drug dealers, pushers, users, victims and patients who willfully surrender before the government.

This and more could have not been possible without the full support of all Ozamiznon.” Parojinog said. Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espinido, Lt. Col. Hadjial Talib, Prosecutor Gines Beduya, Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog, DILG Provincial Director Pablio Benitez Jr., CLGOO DILG Ozamiz Jenny Villagonzalo, Gilron Sumalpong of NBI among others were in attendance during the Meeting.

PR: Under Armour celebrates Stephen Curry’s second consecutive Kia NBA MVP Award with limited edition back-to-back shoe pack

Manila, August 2016 – U.S. high performance sports apparel label Under Armour celebrates U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar Stephen Curry’s outstanding season performance and second consecutive Kia NBA MVP Award with the Curry MVP Back 2 Back Pack, containing a re-release of the Curry One MVP and a new Curry Two MVP colourway.

 

Curry’s impression on the sport of basketball is a lesson in the power of perseverance, through sheer will and hard work. In the 2014-2015 season, Curry impressed all by being the first player ever to hit 300 three-pointers in a season. He claimed the 2014-15 Kia NBA MVP Award for his performance and earned his first Larry O’Brien World Championship trophy. Following that, in the 2015-2016 season, he helped to lead the Golden State Warriors to the single-season record for wins, shattered his own three-point record of 400 three-pointers in a season, led the league in scoring and joined the prestigious 50-40-90 shooting club.

 

For his outstanding achievements, Curry earned the 2015-16 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award. He is the 11th player (third point guard) in league history to earn the award in back-to-back seasons.

 

“Stephen Curry’s impact on the game of basketball is immeasurable,” said Kip Fulks, Chief Marketing Officer, Under Armour. “His game and will to dominate is unlike anything we’ve ever seen in the NBA, and his cultural reach off the court is equally transcendent. At Under Armour we are thrilled and humbled to be alongside Stephen on this journey, and look forward to his continued perseverance in making himself a better athlete every single day.”

 

Commemorating the signature footwear Curry wore in the back-to-back MVP seasons, the Under Armour Curry MVP Back 2 Back Pack has sleek gold colours and design elements, reinforced by Under Armour’s innovative technology. It echoes the relentless strength and tenacity demonstrated by Curry, whose ability to hit shots off the dribble, in traffic and from incredible distance took the world by storm.

 

The Under Armour Curry MVP Back 2 Back Pack will be available exclusively on www.underarmour.com.ph and Titan retail stores.

 

PR: Under Armour expands reach in PH by opening new brand house at TriNoma

Check out the latest Under Armour store in the Metro! The 4th actually! Let us all welcome (with open arms *wink*) UNDER ARMOUR TRINOMA!!!!

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Under Armour finds a new home at Ayala Malls’ shopping center in Quezon City.

 

 

The TriNoma brand house of the world’s innovative sports apparel is set to be the fifth Under Armour branch in the Philippines

 

MANILA, PHILIPPINES  Regarded as the most innovative sports and fitness clothing line in the world today, Under Armour is extending its reach in the Philippines as it launches a new brand house in Metro Manila.

Under Armour will formally open a branch at Level 3 of the TriNoma Mall in Quezon City on Friday, August 12.

The grand opening event will be held on Saturday, August 13, with Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) superstars Asi Taulava and Jervy Cruz serving as special guests

Taulava, a Filipino-Tongan cager who has been strutting his wares on the PBA court for 16 years in five different teams, copped the league’s Most Valuable Player trophy in 2003 and led the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters to the All-Filipino Conference title in the same year.

Known by his moniker “The Rock” due to his prowess in the shaded lane, Taulava likewise represented flag and country in international competitions as he suited up for the Philippine national team on several occasions. And now, he is currently the starting center of the NLEX Road Warriors.

Meanwhile, Cruz rose to prominence in the collegiate ranks when he steered the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers to the UAAP Promised Land in 2006.

Proving that skill could topple height, Cruz managed to elevate his on-court stature as a legitimate inside threat in his first few years in the PBA , now part of the most prominent PBA team in the country- Ginebra.

Taulava and Cruz will be offering a special treat to Under Armour aficionados as both men are slated to conduct a basketball clinic onAugust 13, 4:00pm, at the TriNoma activity center.

Aside from Taulava and Cruz’s free basketball workshop, Under Armour fans will also be given a chance to unleash their inner Stephen Curry with the UA Basketball Shootout Challenge, where qualified contestants will go head-to-head by showcasing their three-point shooting skills.

Show us your 3-point shooting skills! #IWill #UnderArmourPH

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In order to join the basketball clinic and UA Basketball Shootout Challenge, a single receipt purchase of at least P2,000 from August 12 to August 13 at the Under Armour TriNoma brand house will earn an exclusive pass to the festivities and a chance to take home awesome prizes.

Under Armour’s TriNoma brand house, the sporting apparel’s fifth branch in the Philippines and fourth in Metro Manila, is expected to have the top-of-the-line Curry 2.5 and the highly-acclaimed UA Charged Bandit 2 on its shelves.

 

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Designed for NBA’s most prolific point guard, Curry 2.5 is molded in synthetic upper that is wrapped closely around the foot for a lightweight and precise fit.

In addition, Curry 2.5 has an external PU shell that provides durable support and structure as well as an external shank and heel counter that delivers locked-in stability through heel, arch and forefoot to maintain balance.

Make sure to follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter as well as Facebook atwww.facebook.com/underarmoursea.

THE UNDER ARMOUR TEST OF WILL 2016

So this is what we all been waiting for…the complete details of the The Under Armour Test of Will 2016.

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? Read the complete details.

WHERE

Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines

WHEN

National Heats

SINGAPORE Bugis Junction 9 & 10 Apr 2016 10:00 – 21:30

PHILIPPINES Bonifacio High St, Manila 16 & 17 Apr 2016 10:00 – 21:30

MALAYSIA Sunway Pyramid, Kuala Lumpur 23 & 24 Apr 2016 10:00 – 21:30

THAILAND Parc Paragon, Bangkok 30 Apr & 1 May 2016 10:00 – 21:30

Grand Final

SINGAPORE Gardens by the Bay 28 May 2016 08:00 – 13:00

HOW

Competitors have to complete a 4-minute challenge, comprising of four sets of exercises:

  • Burpees
  • Squats
  • Dumbbell presses
  • Pull-ups (inclined pull-ups for women)

For every exercise, each competitor will have to complete the maximum number of reps they can achieve within 60 seconds. The highest scoring two women and the highest scoring two men of the national heats from each respective country will win a free trip to Singapore to compete in the Under Armour Test of Will Grand Final. Finalists will battle it out over a series of callisthenic challenges centred on a 14-metre Tower designed to test strength, endurance, determination and will.

To register, please visit http://testofwill.tripleready.com

PRIZES

The overall winner will receive an Under Armour sponsorship package for 12 months.

Each winner of the male and female categories wins a feature in leading fitness publications

Men’s Health Singapore and SHAPE Singapore, and all competitors are eligible for prize draws and rewards from Under Armour and event partners, including GoPro, Subaru and Red Bull.

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Triple Pte Ltd Announces Regional Fitness Challenge – the Under Armour Test of Will 2016

“Life is not a test of what you can. It is a test of what you will.”

PHILIPPINES, 21 March 2016 – Triple Pte Ltd, the exclusive distributor for U.S. high performance sportswear label Under Armour in Southeast Asia, announces a Southeast Asia- wide fitness challenge in celebration of human performance, functional fitness and the training lifestyle. An elite event that is accessible to everyone with the will to train, the Under Armour Test of Will 2016 is a distinctively modern and uniquely urban fitness challenge for the growing community of advanced athletes, high achievers and fitness aspirants across Southeast Asia with a drive for competition.

Kicking off in Singapore, national heats will be staggered over the month of April in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. Built around a series of challenges that assesses pure, functional fitness through callisthenic motion using only body weight and simple gear, each Test of Will competitor will have to complete a 4-minute circuit testing his or her balance, speed, agility and power.

The circuit challenge comprises of four sets of exercises: burpees, squats, dumbbell presses and pull-ups (inclined pull-ups for women). For every exercise, each competitor will have to complete the maximum number of reps they can achieve within 60 seconds. The highest scoring two women and the highest scoring two men of the national heats from each respective country will win a trip to Singapore to compete in the Under Armour Test of Will Grand Final held at Gardens by the Bay on 28 May 2016.

The Grand Final will see contestants battle it out over a series of challenges in a specially built 14-metre Tower. Each level of the Tower will contain a fitness zone with callisthenic exercises that will test mental and physical strength, endurance, determination and will. The highest overall point leader in each category wins.

The overall winner will receive an Under Armour sponsorship package for 12 months. In addition, the winners in the male and female categories will be featured in leading health and fitness magazines Men’s Health Singapore and SHAPE Singapore.

The launch of Test of Will creates a platform that is authentic, resonant and engaging for people who are passionate about fitness.

For more information or to register, please visit http://testofwill.tripleready.com.

 

Women of Will: PH Armour Day for Women

Last March 12, I was given the priveledge to represent again Takbo.ph for an Under Armour event. In celebration of the International Women’s Month, Under Armour (UA) Philippines lined up some great activities for women at the Chi Spa in EDSA Shangri La.

Seeing the itinerary, I got thrilled, there was Yoga session, dancing activity and pampering. Something I really needed at that time. I considered it as my “Me Time”, being away from my boys.

What I am excited about was the Yoga Session. Aside from it will help me for my #OplanTaktakKalawang, because I badly need the stretching for my 5K run the next day, but also I will get a chance to do an Ashtanga Yoga with Bubbles Paraiso, celebrity and certified Yoga Instructor.

Oh! I felt energized after that session. I can feel the positive energy from the gushing waters of the fountain outside, the birds chirping and the breeze of the wind drying my perspiration at the same time cooling my body. Wearing the Under Armour top feels good and really comfortable as it was not absorbing sweat thus kept me dry throughout the activity. We were served with pica pica and fruits and herbs infused refreshments after.

Introduction of the UA Ambassadors commenced. Gretchen Ho, the power couple Coaches Jim and Toni Saret and Bubbles Paraiso gave their women empowering tips to becoming a fit individual. Social media influencer, trainer to celebrities, very fit mom (you should see her AMAZING Abs) and UA brand user, Kat Geronimo @mamakatfitness also gave some insights and her experiences with the brand in her fitness journey and being an inspiration to others.

Raffle prizes were also given away.. Under Armour bags were awarded to lucky attendees who were picked. Ms. Cheshire Que, EDSA Shangri La’s The Health Club Ambassador and Dietician was the very lucky one to be picked to win the Head- to -Toe Under Armour prize. How generous of UA Philippines indeed!

Shape Magazine prepared a very energetic and sexy activity which they called “Gurlesque“. Its a dance workout, like Zumba, but more classy and sexy. Its supposed to be danced wearing heels, which makes it more sophisticated and effective workout, because the balance will be coming from the abdominals. Led by Bench Ortiz we danced like those Man in Heels viral on Youtube.

Here is clip of Bench’s class at Gold’s Gym, to give you an idea of what dance we did. Just imagine him wearing a 5-inch platform mid high boots. *wink*

To wrap up the day, I tried Chi Spa’s 10-minute massage to loosen and relax my shoulder muscles before heading home.

Thank you soo much Takbo.ph, Que and Jinoe Gavan for this opportunity. Under Armour Philippines, Ms. Christine Majadillas and Ms. Anj Casimiro for the invite and the generous take aways. Hope to see you again soon!

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Under Armour Ambassadors Coach Jim Saret, Bubbles Paraiso, Gretchen Ho and Coach Toni Saret with Under Armour Marketing Director Christine Majadillas and Kikay Runner Noelle De Guzman.

2. Guests

(L-R) Brenda Locsin, Treisha Vanns, Bullrunner Jaymie Pizarro, takbo.ph Bave Dela Cruz, Shape Magazine EIC Alex Dayrit, Merna Derouet, Under Armour PH Marketing Director Christine Majadillas, Under Armour ambassador Coach Toni Saret, Jaclyn Tan, Janica De Guzman of Gold’s Gym, Under Armour ambassador Bubbles Paraiso and Kikay Runner Noelle De Guzman.

3. Guests

Notable media personalities with Under Armour trainer Kat Garcia, and Under Armour ambassadors Coach Jim and Toni Saret, Bubbles Paraiso and Gretchen Ho.

4. Gurlesque

Gurlesque dance workout led by Shape Magazine.

5. Yoga with Bubbles Paraiso

Functional Yoga with Under Armour ambassador Bubbles Paraiso.

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PH Armour Day for Women

 MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Under Armour PH engages women to fitness and wellness as part of the celebration of the International Women’s Month. Jam-packed workout activities were held last Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the EDSA Shangri-La Chi Spa. Notable women influencers, media personalities, trainers and UA athletes and ambassadors graced the said event.

EDSA Shangri-La as our official venue with the Chi Spa made our Women of Will experience first hand the “voyage to Istanbul” a Luxury Hammam Spa, with their guest Turkish masseuse, which is exclusively offered only this March 16 to 19.

Sports and fitness experts, Olympians and national coach and new Under Armour PH ambassadors, Jim Saret and Toni Saret had their fitness talk, sharing more about their fitness events and inviting all to come and take part. Gretchen Ho shared amazing practical tips on how to get fit within a busy schedule, and we are privileged to have the actress turned into fitness trainer, and also a new Under Armour PH ambassador, Bubbles Paraiso lead our yoga session.

These notable women personalities got the chance to experience the Armour Bra and seamless sports underwear, which made them so impressed with the brand. “The UA seamless underwears are the bomb!” says Kikay Runner Noelle de Guzman as she experienced Under Armour’s underwear.

The Armour Bra, which offers all levels of impact and gives superior support, comfort and still has the feminine styling. These bras will remove all limits of women on their workouts, they will not be unsupported, not be restricted and not be uncomfortable.

Complete women’s line, such as the studio lux, women seamless sports undies and Armour Bra are now available at the following Under Armour brand houses, UA Bonifacio Global City, BHS, UA Megamall, UA UP Town Center, and is available at selected sports specially stores of Toby’s, Planet Sports, Runnr, Olympic Village all over Metro Manila and key cities in Cebu and Cagayan De Oro.