Huwebes, Disyembre 5, 2019

Sports Industry Awards (SPIA) Asia awarding the 30th South East Asian Games as the best SEAG organizer!

The 30th SEA Games celebrated the success and achievements made by the sporting industry in Asia’s Sports Industry Awards and Conference. The awarding was held during the SPIA conference held its fifth edition at the Grand Hyatt Manila in Bonifacio Global City Philippines last December 2-3, 2019. After two days of panels, case studies, and interviews on the business of sports, the business of football in Asia, sports and new technology, sports and tourism, and integrity and inclusion, the SPIA Asia Awards were also handed out, recognizing and celebrating sporting excellence of the industry.

Panel: Diversity & Tolerance & Inclusion: Diversity - Changing the Game

This panel is participated by the following:
  • Sinead McEvoy, Global Head Partnership AON
  • Yanyu Zheng, Vice President & Co-Founder All-Star Partner
  • Vanessa Asell Tsuruga, Senior Manager, Global Sports Digital Strategy Section, Global Marketing Supervisory Department, Rakuten Inc.
  • Andy Westlake, Chairman European Sponsorship Association

Jericho Mercado, Senior Director Finance, Special Olympics APAC presented a case study regarding Tolerance & Inclusion: World Special Olympics 2019 on Day 1 of the 5th SPIA Asia Conference.

Jericho Mercado, Senior Director Finance, Special Olympics APAC

Tolerance & Inclusion: World Special Olympics 2019 Special Olympics APAC
"More Inclusive Change strategies in Sports Sponsorship & Activations"

Torrey Dorsey, Director of Sales APAC, SailGP facilitated a very active panel discussion on the topic, Inclusion: “More Inclusive – Change Strategies in Sports Sponsorship & Activations” in Day 1 of the 5th SPIA Asia Conference.

This panel is participated by the following guests:
  • Fernando De Matos, Head of Partnerships Visa;
  • Jericho Mercado, Senior Director Finance, Special Olympics APAC
  • Almudena Gomez Benito, Delegate, LaLiga Global Network Philippines
  • Dr Annathurai Ranganathan, Chief Executive Officer, Viyuga Excel Solutions
  • Rochelle Vandenberghe, Vice President Head of Marketing, FWD Life Insurance

Business of Sport "Legacy Report REC 19 in Japan" Shaun McEwan & Rob Abernathy, RWC 2019

Shaun McEwan interviews Rob Abernethy, RWC 2019 Executive Director regarding Business of Sport: “Legacy Report Rugby World Cup 19 in Japan," on Day 1 of the 5th SPIA Asia Conference.

The Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) was awarded a special Excellence Award by SPIA for hosting the 30th edition of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. PHISGOC Chairman and Philippine House of Representatives Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano received the honor from SPIA Chief Executive Officer Eric Gottschalk.

House Speaker and PHISGOC Chairman Alan Peter Cayetano and MMC Sportz Marketing LLC CEO Eric Gottschalk 
House Speaker and PHISGOC Chairman Alan Peter Cayetano and MMC Sportz Marketing LLC CEO Eric Gottschalk
Football legend Ronaldo Nazario de Lima, more popularly known simply as Ronaldo, was awarded the Sport and Beyond Award, an honor celebrating both his career as a legendary footballer as well as his accomplishments beyond the football pitch. The three-time FIFA Footballer of the Year, two-time winner of the Ballon d’Or, and three-time winner of the FIFA World Cup was a goal-scoring machine for Brazil on the international stage and for club teams like FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid CF, A.C. Milan, and Corinthians. Following his retirement from competition, “El Fenomeno” became the majority owner of Real Valladolid in 2018 and hopes to bring the club to new heights.

3x FIFA World Player of the Year and currently Chairman of the Real Villadolid Ronaldo Nazario presenting the Best Asian Sportsman of the Year award to Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao.
House Speaker and PHISGOC Chairman Alan Peter Cayetano and Ronaldo Nazario.
The Best Asian Sports Team honor was handed to the Japanese Rugby Team who shocked the world at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, where they served as hosts. After winning the Pacific Nations Cup earlier in the year, Japan was grouped with Russia, Ireland, Samoa, and Scotland. The Brave Blossoms’ 28-21 win over Scotland made them the first Asian team to top their group at the Rugby World Cup and the first Asian team to make it to the knockout stage. 

PHISGOC’s Ramon Suzara, Philippine Olympic Committee Abraham Tolentino, MMC Sportz Marketing LLC CEO Eric Gottschalk, Dr. Edwin Moses, Speaker Peter Alan Cayetano, Ronaldo Nazario and PHISGOC’s Jojit Alcazar
PHISGOC’s Ramon Suzara, MMC Sportz Marketing LLC CEO Eric Gottschalk, Dr. Edwin Moses, Speaker Peter Alan Cayetano, Ronaldo Nazario and PHISGOC’s Jojit Alcazar
Tennis Superstar Naomi Osaka was named Best Asian Sportswoman of the Year. After being named WTA Newcomer of the Year in 2016, Osaka famously defeated Serena Williams in the final of the 2018 US Open to become the first Japanese Grand Slam singles champion. She followed that up by defeating Petra Kvitova to win 2019 Australian Open and became the first Asian player to be ranked first in the world in singles. Only 22-years-old, many believe that the best is yet to come for Osaka.

MMC Sportz Marketing LLC CEO Eric Gottschalk
The only eight-division boxing champion in history, Sen. Manny Pacquiao, was awarded the Best Asian Sportsman of the Year. Pacquiao started the year by retaining the WBA (Regular) welterweight title via a 12-round unanimous decision over Adrien Broner at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Seven months later at the same venue, “the Pac-Man” won the WBA (Super) welterweight championship via a 12-round split decision over Keith Thurman. 

Other notable winners at the SPIA Awards included The Chongqing Major as Best eSports Event of the Year in Asia, Shopee and Cristiano Ronaldo from SportQuake as Best Brand Activation of the Year, Atrium Sports – Kilsyth Basketball Connected Stadium from Atrium Sports with the Best Use of Technology in Sports, the Rugby World Cup in Japan from World Rugby/Rugby World Cup Limited won both Best International Sporting Event of the Year and Best Sports Digital Platform of the Year, while the WTA Finals 2018 from Lagardere Sports of Singapore was named Best Integrated Marketing Campaign of the Year.

The Best Mass Participation Event in the Philippines was given to the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority for the National Milo Marathon while Honda Philippines won Best Sponsorship of Sport, Team, Individual, Venue, or Event in the Philippines for the Honda Philippines Nationwide Tour. Meanwhile, the Football 7s Youth Program was awarded the Best Youth Sports Development Program in the Philippines.

Football playing brothers Phil and James Younghusband were also recognized during the awards gala as Phil, who recently retired from his international football career, had a statue of himself auctioned off for charity. Another Philippine sports personality that was recognized was gymnast Carlos Yulo who won gold at the SEA Games for the All-Around and Floor Exercise as well as silvers in the Pommel Horse and Still Rings. 

(L-R) MMC Sportz Marketing LLC CEO Eric Gottschalk, James Younghusband, Phil Younghusband , and Dr. Edwin Moses. 
Also present at the two-day conference and awards night was track and field icon Dr. Edwin Moses, chairman of the education committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The American is a sporting legend in the 400m hurdles, having won gold medals at both the 1976 Montreal Olympics and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Yet on top of his many accolades, Moses has arguably accomplished even more after his track and field career as he has served as chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy in 2000 which seeks to promote and increase participation in sport at every level, and also to promote the use of sport as a tool for social change around the world. Moses joined Ronaldo on stage for the “Icon 2 Icon” talk as they discussed their lives both during and after their athletic careers ended.

The SPIA Asia conference saw over 600 delegates and over 60 speakers, with over 450 submissions in 25 categories nominated for awards.

The SPIA Asia Awards have become the most credible awards platform in Asia, focused on recognizing and celebrating the achievements of the Asian Sports Industry. We are humbled by this recognition and we will strive to keep the momentum going for the country.

For more information about the conference program, visit

Miyerkules, Disyembre 4, 2019

Steal the Deal at SM Christmas Warehouse Sale!

Make the most out of holiday shopping with the SM Christmas Warehouse Sale. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving—SM Men, SM Woman, SM Youth and SM Kids present promos you can avail of at the upcoming Christmas Warehouse Sale on December 6 to 8.

Participating brands include:
  • Levi’s
  • Lee
  • JAG
  • Dickies
  • Petrol
  • RRJ
  • Freego
  • Bobson
  • US Polo Assn.
  • Beverly Hills Polo Club
  • Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club
  • Playboy
  • Coach
  • Paddocks
  • Ed Hardy
  • Daniel Hechter
  • Wharton
  • Fila
  • Dansen
  • Par Excellence
  • Chancellor 9000
  • Onesimus
  • GQ
  • Sahara
  • Ultimo
  • Wallstreet
  • Criterion
  • Arrow
  • Van Heusen
  • Hanes
  • Dickies
  • No Fear
  • YC Yacht Club
  • Tribal
  • Jagthug
  • No Fear
  • Macbeth
  • BUM
  • Wranco
  • Black Velvet
  • Unica Hija
  • Sakaya
  • SOEN
  • Krizia
  • Xara
  • Xara woman
  • Underskin
  • Lady Grace
  • Flaunt
  • Allure
  • Just G
  • Pois
  • Pennylane
  • Gingersnaps
  • Moose-gear
  • Moosegirl
  • BHPC
  • Garfield
  • SOEN Bebe
  • SM Kid
  • SM Babies

Get 50% off or Buy 1 Get 1 Free when shopping for items from the same brand. This awesome holiday deal is perfect to beat the Christmas shopping rush, as you can get all your gifts and personal needs from this one-stop-shop where everything is on sale.

The sale will be held at the SMX Convention Center Hall 2 beside SM Mall of Asia, where Christmas shoppers can purchase from select SM Men, SM Woman, SM Youth and SM Kids brands with the best discounts. 

Follow @SMMen @SMWoman @SMYouth @SMKids on Instagram and Facebook for more amazing deals and promos.

Smile Train Partners with Seda Hotels to Raise Awareness for Children with Clefts

“For the first two years, we, the Seda Community and hotels and resorts under Ayala Land, were able to raise funds to support 100 cleft surgeries for Smile Train’s patients nationwide. We continue to partner with Smile Train as we aim to raise more funds to help support more children with clefts in the country. This holiday season, we invite our guests, employees, and partners to support us in this cause to help change the lives of many Filipino children, including their ability to eat, breathe, and speak.” ~Mr. Andrea Mastellone, Senior Group General Manager of Seda Hotels

Smile Train, the world’s leading cleft charity. For the third year, Smile Train has partnered with Seda Hotels to raise funds for the benefit of children with a birth difference. At the same time the opening of Seda Hotel BGC's Tower 2 with thanksgiving dinner. 

The world’s leading cleft charity, Smile Train has partnered with Seda Hotels for the third consecutive year to raise awareness for children with clefts through selling customized Smile Train ornaments and Christmas cards at each of their locations.

In celebration of their three-year partnership with Smile Train, Seda BGC hosted a tree lighting event for the benefit of Smile Train patients. Individuals brought their family and friends for a night of fun and to witness the beautiful lights. Apart from welcoming the Christmas season, the tree lighting ceremony also served as an appreciation party for Seda’s partners and clients, as well as a commemoration for the near-completion of its expansion tower.
“It is estimated that 5,000 babies are born with a cleft in the Philippines every year. As we celebrate our 20th year around the world, we are thankful to our partners like Seda Hotels who have been enabling us to raise awareness and create a better future for children with clefts.” ~Kimmy Flaviano, Smile Train Area Director for South East Asia 

Since 1999, Smile Train, with the support of its donors and partners around the world, has supported more than 1.5 million cleft surgeries to children in need in their own communities. In the Philippines alone, Smile Train has supported more than 50,000 cleft surgeries since 2001.

For more information about Smile Train's global efforts and to make a donation, please visit To learn more about Smile Train’s programs in the Philippines, follow Smile Train on TWITTER and INSTAGRAM, and like them on FACEBOOK.

About Smile Train
Smile Train empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally. We advance a sustainable solution and scalable global health model for cleft treatment, drastically improving children’s lives, including their ability to eat, breathe, speak, and ultimately thrive. To learn more about how Smile Train's sustainable approach means donations have both an immediate and long-term impact, please visit

Launching of Honda's All New Supra GTR 150!

“The All-New Honda Supra GTR150 will give customers a more aggressive look in tougher style at the right price. Designed to ensure that it fits with the Filipino lifestyle, this new model delivers speed, comfort, and Honda’s top-notch technology and design, making every ride a thrilling experience. The launch of this new product is also in line with our ONE DREAM campaign, which aims to make Honda motorcycles serve as a partner in achieving one’s dream.” ~Susumu Mitsuishi, President of Honda Philippines

Mobility. Speed. Style. Honda Philippines Inc., the number one motorcycle manufacturer in the country, introduced its latest motorcycle, performing the Work hard, play hard” attitude the All-New Supra GTR 150, the new speed aggressor bike with a sporty look, dedicated to bringing mobility, speed, and style for the urban commute. The new bike is equipped with high - tech. automotive engine and top-notch specifications that cater to the needs of an Urban Adventurer. 

The All-New Honda Supra GTR150 “Speed Aggressor” is designed as a one-of-a-kind motorcycle for Filipinos with “work hard, play hard” attitude. It combines aerodynamics and style to bring boosted performance, as well as speed and endurance, with comfort as its primary attribute. 

This new model is also the answer to evade the bumper-to-bumper filled road, as well as provide leisure and thrill in riding, with superior specifications, advanced features, and racing sport looks that deliver prime performance without fail. 

The All-New Honda Supra GTR150 is equipped with a 6-Speed DOHC 4-Valve Liquid-Cooled Engine for maximum performance, great handling, and better fuel efficiency of 42 km/liter when riding in highways. It also has a LED Headlight that ensures safety and clear sight on the road, as well as a Full Digital Meter Panel for ease of information in determining speed and distance.

The large front (256mm diameter) and rear (220mm diameter) disc brakes add to better braking performance and safety on the road with stability and comfort brought by its big front suspension (31mm diameter). 

The All-New Honda Supra GTR150 comes in two (2) colors, the Valiant Red and Black. It will be available at all Honda’s dealership this December 2019 with a suggested retail price of Php102,900.00.  Customers may now visit the nearest Honda dealer for reservations. 

For more details about Honda products and promos, please follow Honda's social media accounts at  Honda Philippines, Inc. and Instagram account at @hondaph_mc.  

Complete fight card announced for ONE: A NEW TOMORROW


The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the complete card for ONE: A NEW TOMORROW, set for the Impact Arena in Bangkok on Friday, 10 January 2020. ONE Championship’s first event of the new year brings together an exciting ensemble of the world’s greatest martial arts talent, who are set to take the global stage and showcase their incredible skills.

In the main event, reigning ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon of Thailand will take on England’s Jonathan “The General” Haggerty in a highly-anticipated rematch for the ONE World Title.

Like many Thai warriors before him, Rodtang started training in Muay Thai when he was a young boy, competing in his first professional bout at the age of 10. Initially training at a small camp in his hometown of Pattalung, Rodtang eventually made the permanent move to Bangkok to hone his skills at the famed Jitmuangnon camp. 

By the time he turned 21, Rodtang had already garnered over 250 wins, capturing the prestigious Omnoi Stadium World Title twice. He joined ONE Super Series not long after and lifted the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship last August after earning a hard-fought Majority Decision over Haggerty. He then successfully defended the belt with a Split Decision win over Brazil’s Walter Goncalves.

Haggerty, on the other hand, stormed into ONE Super Series with victories over Joseph Lasiri and Thai legend Sam-A Gaiyanghadao, showcasing his unique striking style in the process. The win over Sam-A earned him the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title, which he surrendered to Rodtang in his first defense.

The first meeting between Rodtang and Haggerty was extremely close. This rematch aims to settle the dispute and determine the rightful owner of the ONE World Title.

ONE Atomweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Champion Stamp Fairtex of Thailand continues her quest for the mixed martial arts World Title when she takes on India’s Puja “The Cyclone” Tomar.

Stamp is 3-0 in mixed martial arts competition, recently winning both of her bouts in 2019 over tough opponents. Stamp has expressed her commitment to focus on her mixed martial arts career. Against Tomar, she will be facing an experienced veteran who poses a solid challenge.

Also on the card is Maira Mazar of Brazil who takes on Japan’s Ayaka Miura in a three-round bout.

Mazar is making her ONE Championship debut, bringing power and a penchant for spectacular knockouts to the table. Miura, conversely, is riding a five-bout winning streak with two of those wins coming under the ONE banner.

Vietnamese-American rising star Thanh Le is back in action against Japan’s Ryogo “Kaitai” Takahashi.

Le has impressed so far in his time inside the ONE Circle, putting together a pair of thrilling knockouts against Yusup Saadulaev and former ONE Lightweight World Champion Kotetsu Boku. Le hopes for a similar result against Takahashi, a Shooto Pacific Rim Featherweight Champion who has won his last eight bouts.

A battle between rising stars ensues when featherweights Ma Jia Wen of China and Shinechagtga Zoltsetseg of Mongolia collide.

Ma is 6-2 in his ONE Championship career so far, showcasing tremendous finishing ability having ended four of his wins within the distance. Meanwhile, Zoltsetseg, a ONE Warrior Series contract winner, has won his last three bouts including two scintillating knockouts, setting up his ONE Championship main roster debut.

Finally, a welterweight showdown transpires when Russia’s Raimond Magomedaliev faces ONE Championship newcomer Joey “Mama’s Boy” Pierotti of the United States. Meanwhile, Ramon “The Bicolano” Gonzales of the Philippines takes on Elipitua “The Magician” Siregar of Indonesia.

Also featured at ONE: A NEW TOMORROW is a plethora of highly-anticipated ONE Super Series Muay Thai matchups for striking enthusiasts.

Former ONE World Title challenger Han Zi Hao of China makes his return to the global stage to face ISKA and WBC World Champion Mehdi “Diamond Heart” Zatout of France. Looking to build off his impressive ONE Championship debut is Thailand’s Sangmanee “The Million Dollar Baby” Sathian MuayThai who locks horns with WBC Muay Thai Japan Champion Kenta Yamada of Japan. Also from Thailand, multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Muangthai “Elbow Zombie” PK. Saenchaimuaythaigym puts his reputation at stake when he throws down with former ONE World Title challenger Brice “The Truck” Delval of Algeria. Eight-time Muay Thai World Champion Liam “Hitman” Harrison of England squares off with Malaysia’s Mohammed “Jordan Boy” Bin Mahmoud.

Last but not least, Victor Pinto takes on Adam Noi in a kickboxing bout.

Friday, 10 January
Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand

Main Event
ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship
Rodtang Jitmuangnon (C) vs Jonathan Haggerty
Muay Thai: 61.2kg

Stamp Fairtex vs Puja Tomar
Mixed Martial Arts: 52.2kg

Maira Mazar vs Ayaka Miura
Mixed Martial Arts: 56.7kg

Raimond Magomedaliev vs Joey Pierotti
Mixed Martial Arts: 83.9kg

Ramon Gonzales vs Elipitua Siregar 
Mixed Martial Arts: 56.7kg

Thanh Le vs Ryogo Takahashi
Mixed Martial Arts: 70.3kg

Ma Jia Wen vs Shinechagtga Zoltsetseg
Mixed Martial Arts: 70.3kg

Han Zi Hao  vs Mehdi Zatout
Muay Thai: 65.8kg

Sangmanee Sathian MuayThai  vs Kenta Yamada
Muay Thai: 65.8kg

Muangthai PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym vs Brice Delval
Muay Thai: 65.8kg

Liam Harrison vs Mohammed Bin Mahmoud
Muay Thai: 65.8kg

Victor Pinto vs Adam Noi
Kickboxing: 65.8kg

*Bouts and bout order are subject to change.

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ONE: A NEW TOMORROW also features a series of compelling mixed martial arts contests that offer interesting matchups.

About ONE Championship™
ONE Championship (ONE) is the largest global sports media property in Asian history, and the largest producer of millennial live sports content in Asia. Headquartered in Singapore, ONE is the Home of Martial Arts, and is the world's largest martial arts organization, hosting bouts across all styles of martial arts such as Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Karate, Kung Fu, Silat, Sanda, Lethwei, Mixed Martial Arts, Tae Kwon Do, Submission Grappling, and more. ONE hosts the biggest sports entertainment events across Asia, featuring some of the world's best martial artists and world champions on the largest global media broadcast in Asia. ONE Esports, a subsidiary of ONE Championship, runs Asia's largest global esports Championship Series with some of the biggest blockbuster game titles in the world. In addition to its digital platforms, ONE Championship broadcasts to over 2.6 billion potential viewers across 140+ countries with some of the largest global broadcasters, including Fox Sports, ABS-CBN, Astro, ClaroSports, Startimes, Thairath TV, Skynet, Mediacorp, Great Sports, Tencent, Star TV, Mediaset Italia, ProSiebenSat.1, Dubai Sports, Turner Sports, and more.

Brentville International Community a revamped landmark in the South

Brentville International Community begins its initial phase of redevelopment with a revamped entryway to mark a more prestigious and exclusive community in the South. A project by Prestige by Filinvest, Brentville’s new marker, the first of many improvements, aims to enhance the neighborhood feel, elevating its status to being a more vibrant community. Without a doubt, Brentville International Community’s revamped entryway is a mark of exclusivity and prestige, offering a well-balanced, lush suburban life. With more redevelopment in the pipeline, residents and guests can soon enjoy a lively community with all their needs within reach.

This key upgrade also serves to offer a progression of experiences, from the tree-lined entryway where pedestrians can immediately feel a sense of home and community pride to the retail development with walkable areas and vast open spaces where people can congregate with their neighbors, follow through with their fitness routines, or simply enjoy nature.

Notably, the redevelopment capitalized on its green landscaping—designed by award-winning consultant AECOM—not only to provide a pleasant walking experience but also to adhere to Filinvest’s commitment to its residents to provide a high quality of life. 

To enhance Brentville as a self-contained suburban community, it is master-planned in a way that all of life’s necessities are within reach. It is home to Brent International School and is within a convenient distance from lifestyle malls, universities, hospitals, and other medical establishments.

Brentville’s easy access to major highways and thoroughfares is one of the attributes to its rising property value. Strategically located right after Mamplasan exit, it allows residents to enjoy life away from highly congested urban areas while having fast and convenient travel to Metro Manila’s central business districts. It is a 10-minute drive from the garden business district of Metro South, Filinvest City, and a 20-minute drive from Makati City via Skyway and the South Luzon Expressway. It is also easily accessible to the Cavite-Laguna Express Way (CALAX), which just opened its first phase, connecting Mamplasan, Binan, Laguna to the Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Interchange. 

To know more, visit and for inquiries call0917 854 0121.

Residents and visitors have a lot to look forward to at Brentville International Community.

Carousell PH partners with Go Negosyo

Present during the partnership were senior adviser for ASEAN BAC and Angat Lahat Sa Digital adviser Josephine Romero, presidential adviser for entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion, and Carousell Philippines head of general classifieds Tina Bautista.
“Sign Up! Angat Lahat Sa Digital” mobile app summit and expo. Carousell Philippines, the country’s leading classifieds platform, recently partnered with Go Negosyo for its participation in. This year’s summit aims to gather mobile app platforms that help micro-entrepreneurs become self-learning in the digital economy. 

It will also highlight the impact of platforms in helping achieve inclusive growth and prosperity for all. The mobile app summit and expo will gather more than 100 participating in digital and mobile app platforms at the World Trade Center.