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PRESS RELEASE MOTO TOURISM COUNCIL JOINS SILLAG 2018 CELEBRATION

Early this month, Moto Tourism Council (MTC) joined in the celebration in La Union – Poro Point’s Sillag Festival 2018 by forming a unity ride that started in Manila and ended with a luncheon treat at the baywalk of Poro Point Freeport Zone. A total of 17 members participated in the unity ride from Manila showing the joy and safety fun of motorcycling trip plus the beauty of the various provinces that they have passed by.

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Corazon Tulfo Teo has approved the formation of the Moto Tourism Council (MTC) that will draft the Moto Tourism campaign plan aimed at boosting motorcycle travel in the country, and eventually generate additional revenues for the tourism sector. A thrust that Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre himself supports, since he is a rider himself. According to him, the MTC is aimed to show not only the beauty of certain parts of the country but the entirely of it. From Luzon to Mindanao, using the Philippine Nautical Highway, motorcycle riders can now enjoy a trip to any point in the country.

The La Union unity trip aims to promote not only the beauty and safety of proper motorcycle riding but also the possibilities of the being developed Freeport Zone. Joining the unity ride were Manuel Jose, Christpher Pedrosa, Chris Franco, Alvin Aggregado, James Selenio, Raffy Escano, Bobbit Tongco, Miggy Tongco, JT Lansangan, Peter Lansangan and Peter Barrientos, to name a few.

Arriving during the second day of the Sillag Festival celebration, La Union was awaken by the number of riders passing by the main road of the province before ending at the Freeport Zone. The weather was so endearing that it was both sunny and windy at that time. Met by the Highway Patrol team and that of the PNP, the site of riders being accompanied was a sight to behold, elevating the curiosity of the people on what is there to see that day at the celebration ground. With bikes and riders, a riding spectacle was created for the people of La Union and that of Poro Point. Participants of the ride were then treated to an all Filipino luncheon spread prepared by the PPMC Poro Point Management Corporation headed by Dir Warly Guerra, Chairman of Investment Committee. Dir Guerra gave the guests a briefing of the investment opportunities in Poro Point Freeport Zone. He also seeked the help of the businessmen to help in promoting PPFZ as investment destination.

Not only did the MTC did the unity ride but they also started the Parade of Lights celebration and took the time to display their various bikes for people to see and take pictures with; something that bike riders, bike enthusiasts and fans took delight that day in the festival.

With this simple exhibition of motorcycling experience, riders can now travel and enjoy in their own pace the trip of doing a point-to-point tour of the country, promoting road and motorcycling safety and the scenic view of the place. No small thanks to the thrust of the Department of Tourism in looking into the various ways that people can truly explore the country.

World-class Pump Track Action at The Bike Playground’s First Anniversary

MANILA, Philippines – April 2018 – As the first and only bike park in the country, The Bike Playground celebrated another milestone with its first anniversary event. Last April 7, 2018, The Bike Playground held the Red Bull Pump Track World Championships qualifier, an exhilarating global race series that took local pump track racing to new heights, and welcomed local biking enthusiasts from all over the country.

This was held as one of the qualifier events that are undertaken in cities around the world, which will culminate with the grand final to be held on September 7, 2018 in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. This is set to coincide with the world-renowned Union Cycliste Internationale Mountain Bike (UCI MTB) World Championships, where the official Pump Track World Champion will be named in the finals.

For the Philippine leg of the competition, Jericho Farr takes the win in Manila for the men’s category, with Lea Denise Belgica taking the top spot in the women’s.

With heart-pumping bike exhibitions to thrill the crowd, The Bike Playground’s anniversary also featured Dutch professional mountain biker Joost Wichman, winner of the 2013 UCI Championship, World Cup racer, Radon Factory rider & team manager, and celebrity in the biking world was present as a participant in the Philippine leg of the qualifiers.

The global race series is being jointly undertaken by Red Bull and Velosolutions.

Velosolutions is globally known for its pump track and bike park construction, and is also the name behind the superior offerings of The Bike Playground’s first-rate facilities. Headed by international designer and mountain bike luminary Claudio Calouri, Velosolutions offers customized solutions for various cycling needs.

A top-notch facility that promotes cycling as an activity that can be enjoyed by all, the Bike Playground offers bike rentals and assistance from highly skilled coaches from the Philippine National Team. It also houses the country’s first indoor asphalt pump track, which can be used even during the rainy season. An outdoor trail and a kids’ track expands the list of spaces that can be enjoyed within the park.

The Bike Playground is located within Circulo Verde, a 10-hectare master-planned mixed-use community envisioned by its developers, Ortigas & Co., to become an active lifestyle destination. Situated in Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Quezon City, the Bike Playground has become a favoured destination among bikers, who enjoy its range of offerings and fun events held especially for the biking community. It first opened its tracks to the public last March of 2017.

Champion - Male Division

Champion – Male Division

Champion - Female Group

Champion – Female Group

Pump it up

Pump it up

JOOST WICHMAN - teaches the kids how to pump in the tracks

JOOST WICHMAN – teaches the kids how to pump in the tracks

Go Go Go!

Go Go Go!

High Flyer

High Flyer

Bike Enthusiasts Gather at Circulo Verder - Bike Playground

Bike Enthusiasts Gather at Circulo Verder – Bike Playgroun, 

Witness world-class pump track racing in action. For more information on the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship, visit: redbullpumptrackworldchampionship.com

To stay up to date on the latest news on the championships, follow these pages:

Instagram: @thebikeplayground @redbullpumptrackworlds
Facebook: @thebikeplayground @redbullpumptrackworlds
Twitter: @pumptrackworlds
Red Bull: @redbull @redbullbike
Velosolutions: @velosolutions_global

The #SeeTheWorld Campaign By AirAsia and World Vision Started by…

Isang araw, nagpunta sa isang city sa Mindanao ang magkaibigan na sina Aira Aseana at Kuya Foydi.

Aira Aseana: Maganda naman ang Mindanao a, bakit hindi pa ganun kabilis ang pagdevelop nila dito?

Kuya Foydi: May talent dito. Masasaya ang mga tao. Marurunong makisalamuha at mabilis matuto. Wala lang silang oportunity para matupad mga pangarap nila.

Aira Aseana: Aba, I think everyone should have to #SeeTheWorld. Dapat lahat ng tao may equal chances. Alam mo bestie, dapat talaga mabigyan sila ng suporta. Sinu-sino ba ang mga tumutulong sa kanila ngayon?

Kuya Foydi: May kakilala ako. Alam ko nandito lang din sila sa Davao e. Mahilig sa Durian yun.

After a few minutes of walking, narating nila ang tindahan ng Durian. Sakto, andun ang friend ni Kuya Foydi na si Atlas Cornea.

Atlas Cornea: Uy Foydi! Andito ka pala.

Kuya Foydi: Sakto! Natanggap mo pala yung text ko. Buti nandito ka sa Minda.

Atlas Cornea: Oo, sakto nga at nagki-crave ako ng Durian.

Kuya Foydi: Atlas, papakilala ko sayo ang seksi kong friend na si Aira Aseana. Aira, meet Atlas.

Atlas Cornea: May friend ka pala na mala-flight attendant ang tindig. Hi Aira, kumusta?

Aira Aseana: (Kilig na hindi pinahalata), Okay lang…

Kuya Foydi: Uy, bagay kayo ha. It’s like the sky meets the earth on an ENDLESS HORIZON.

****

Sa tagpong ito nagsimula ang friendship ng AirAsia at ng World Vision. After eating sa isang masarap na raestaurant na sa isang palengke lang sa Davao matatagpuan, they were able to decide on a project.

It is called the #SeeTheWord campaign.

For every flight booked in AirAsia this December, regardless of the flight schedules, AirAsia will donate LIMANG PISO to World Vision. This will help the foundation educate Filipinos around the country and create a playing field.

Singer / song writer / lodi ng mga rapper na si Quest – is aiming for 5 million pesos in booking. This is not imposible, he says.

Kuya mong Christian Bautista who agrees, just like how his songs agree with the Mandaluyong Children’s Choir.

#SeeTheWorld campaign with AirAsia X WorldVision

#SeeTheWorld campaign with AirAsia X WorldVision

mandaluyong childrens choir

mandaluyong childrens choir

with kuya mo christian bautista

with kuya mo christian bautista

with lodi ng mga walang imposible - quest

with lodi ng mga walang imposible – quest

Kaya naman kung may plano kayong lumipad and #SeeTheWorld in 2018, please book them this December in AirAsia and help a WorldVision scholar #SeeTheWorld for himself.

Galaxy Battles Season Will Be Hosted in the Philippine Arena

Nakakatuwang isipin na ang Dota 2 sa Asia ay kinikilala na ang Pinoy audience. Peenoise kung tawagin, pero tayo ang pinaka masaya at pinakamagulong audience. Ang hiyawan natin ay kayang punuin ang napakalawak na Philippine Arena.

Doon nga magaganap ang Galaxy Battles.

Yung New Blood Championship Philippines, which is the first leg of the Galaxy Battles kung saan ang mga non-pro players ay naglalaban-laban, ay natapos netong weekend lang. Sa totoo lang, ito ang kauna-unahang big screen dota experience ko.

Iba ang pakiramdam na parang nanonood ka ng sine habang nilalaro ng mga malulupit na players ang paborito mong game.

Mas matutuwa pa siguro ako kung may Techies sa game.

The Galaxy Battles will be held on January 19-21 sa Philippine Arena. Nilatag ng organizers ang plano nila kung ano ang magiging itsura ng lugar. Magkakaroon ng concert para sa music lovers, ng Dota Town para sa mahilig mag instagram, at ang 3-day tournament para sa mga pro players. Natanggap na ng Newbee, Infamous, at TNC Pro Team ang kanilang invites.

Welcome ang lahat kahit yung mga hindi naglalaro. Gusto ma-share ng e-sports community ang experience. Multi-million industry na kami. Kahit ang Games and Amusement Board ay join na rin.

Join na rin kayo.

 

TNC Pro Team is ready for the Galaxy Battles

TNC Pro Team is ready for the Galaxy Battles

My cousin and I are looking forward to this big eSports business

My cousin and I are looking forward to this big eSports business

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