Nike WE Run- Manila

Manila, Philippines, 26 October 2013 – The Nike We Run MNL (Manila) returns for a third edition to inspire, motivate and connect runners around the world. On 1 December 2013, 15,000 runners are expected to take to the streets of the historical Marikina City and run the 10km in celebration of the spirit of unity that is significantly Filipino.
“For this year’s race, we have incorporated the personality of the people of the Philippines to motivate and inspire them to lead a more active lifestyle. Filipinos are kindred spirits who, without hesitation, unite for a good cause and help each other. Taking this, we hope that every Filipino runner can inspire and motivate another and run the race together” says Courtney Cole-Faso, Country Marketing Manager, Nike Philippines.
In the spirit of unity, runners must sign up for the race with a “buddy”. This is to encourage runners to constantly motivate each other to achieve their goals in preparation for the 10km race. Nike will organize training sessions in November to help runners prepare for the race. The training sessions will be conducted in various locations around the city, and runners will participate in Nike Training Club, get tips from athletes and get an experience only Nike can bring.
Runners can also prepare for race day through the more than 18 million strong Nike+ community. The new Nike+ Challenges is a feature that allows runners to set a distance goal, invite Nike+ friends to join, and race to the virtual finish line. Users can determine the name of the Challenge, mileage goal, time period and participants. Additionally, a new chat feature allows friends to encourage each other and share tips throughout the Challenge. Runners can stay motivated by checking the live leader board to track progress and see where they rank amongst their friends.
Nike We Run MNL is part of Nike’s global We Run series which is aimed at celebrating, motivating and inspiring athletes from around the world. Manila will be one of 26 cities, with 350,000 runners taking over 3 billion strides during the course of the We Run race series motivated by Nike+ and Nike Running design innovations. Nike’s We Run races range in distance from 5K to a full marathon and reflect the unique enthusiasm of each city. From Sao Paulo, to Seoul, to Singapore, runners will be moved to action through a series of unique experiences. You can also follow the Nike We Run journey through an interactive map online as it passes through each city.
Online and in-store registrations will begin on October 25. Please visit for registration details.

Kalesa -Social Enterprise Project

Plaza Rajah Sulayman, Manila-Philippines

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Kalesa Kinulayan Philippines Peoples Organization, Inc. or KALESA changes the whole concept of the vehicle to be a symbol of innovation, commerce and more importantly, HOPE for Filipino people.  About 20 bloggers were given the opportunity to witness the unveiling of the project which aims to help  the indigent communities .

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Conceptualized by a group of like-minded, concerned Filipino citizens, KALESA’s main goal is to curb poverty by making more entrepreneurs in the Philippines. KALESA believes that doing business means empowering people and distributing opportunity, especially to the underprivileged (the forgotten sector of our society)

There are several ways to help the group I-Care, I Share, I Partner and I Give

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KALESA is taking baby steps in organizing and setting up.  As a social enterprise, it runs on funds for its social service advocates.  Concern individuals can also contribute in the works of fabricating more KALESA e-Carts for more indigents to benefit.

KALESA is now raising 10 million pesos to fabricate additional 100 carts to help at least 200 families.

Cash donations can be deposited at any BPI branch to Kalesa Kinulayan Philippines Peoples Organization, Inc. with account number: 00-0793-2207-74.

One can volunteer time, partner with the organization , help in the causes.

KALESA is looking for volunteers to be Local Community Coordinators and International Community Coordinators. Anywhere you are, whatever field you may be in, as long as you are willing and available, you can contribute and MAKE THE CHANGE.



Meet the Kalesa Advocates:

Demolisyon : Save Our Heritage Sites , Know Their Rights

Leandro Locsin auditorium , NCCA Building , General Luna street , Intramuros – Manila, Philippines

Mr. Alfredo S. Lim -( former Manila Mayor) was the key note speaker

a certificate of appreciation was given to Mr. Alfredo S. Lim

This is a one day leadership conference on youth involvement in protecting and maintaining historical zones and structures within the city of Manila.

Architect Richard Tuason Sanchez-Bautista

Mr. Paolo Bustamante

Mr. Jared Aaron Cruz

The Katipunan ng Kabataang Maaasahan (KKM) in partnership with United Architects of the Philippines Student Auxiliary-PLM Chapter (UAPSA-PLM) is inviting you to a one-day leadership conference on youth awareness in protecting and maintaining historical zones and structures within the City of Manila.

Unicef Auction

UNICEF Auction for Action is an online fundraising auction event to benefit children’s programs in the Philippines and worldwide. It is a collaboration between UNICEF Philippines and UNICEF Special Advocate for Children Daphne Oseña-Paez to bring the worlds of art, furniture, and design together with advocacy to protect and promote the rights of children.

Selected auction pieces on view at Yuchengco Museum
from October 2 – 26

Bidding for Auction for Action is from October 21 – 27
through eBay Philippines


Many of the pieces up for auction–which range from furniture, home decor, works of art, jewelry, accessories, and signed books from leading names in art and design–may be previewed at a special exhibit at the lobby of Yuchengco Museum until October 26. Bid for one-of-a-kind pieces from notable Filipino artists and designers and help make a difference for children.

Proceeds from UNICEF Auction for Action Year 3 will fund Supervised Neighborhood Play Program, a unique education program to provide young children access to early learning.

Unveiling of the 50th Fish Conservation Week stamp of BFAR

Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources , Philippine Coconut Authority compound , Elliptical Circle – Quezon City , Philippines

Philippine Postal Corporation representative AMPG for  Marketing -Mr. Carlos Luis and BFAR Director Atty. Asis G. Perez ( photo credit : BFAR )

Every year in the month of October, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) celebrates Fish Conservation Week by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 176 and as mandated in the Fisheries Code of the Philippines (RA 8550 s. 1998) to intensify awareness on the need to conserve and protect fisheries and aquatic resources.

commemorative stamp unveiling ceremony and presentation of stamps
( photo credit :  BFAR )

This year 2013 , the Bureau takes on yet another special milestone as it commemorates 50 years of observing Fish Conservation Week. This year’s theme centers on nurturing the present resources for a bountiful sustainable harvest in the future, “Pangisdaang pinagyaman ngayon; henerasyong sagana sa panghabang panahon.”

BFAR National Director Atty. Asis G. Perez said that the celebration brings to the fore the hope in protecting the nation’s fisheries and aquatic resources.

from L-R Angry Fish Essay Writing Contest Winners,  Mr. Cole Philip B. Salao ( 3rd) Ms. Danielle Elisha F. Ching ( 2nd) and Ms.Ms. Trisha Mae C. Molinos (1st Place) , Atty. Asis G. Perz ( BFAR Director) FISH on the RED List Drawing / Painting Contest Winners – Mr. Jaylord G. Aligway ( 1st Place ) Mr. Jon Carlos A. Tabios ( 2nd) Mr. Bernardino V. Vergara Jr. ( 3rd) with Ms. Mildred Buazon ( OIC- Administration Division) ( photo credit : BFAR )

  The winners were chosen among the 16 regions and the winners also received cash prices and trophies last year . Their works is also displayed at the 3rd floor BFAR office .

Technical Description of the Stamp

Type of Issuance: Commemorative

Perforation  : 14

Denomination and Quantity: P10.00 ……..150,000 (3 designs)

Printing Process: Litho €“ Offset (4 colors)

Souvenir Sheet : P40.00 €¦€ 8,000

Paper: Imported Unwatermarked

Date of Issue: October  14, 2013

Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.

Last day of sale : October  15, 2014 (as stock allows)

Layout Artists:  Mr.Jose Antonio A. Jayme Victorino Serevo , Mr. Jan Michael Manuel and  Mr. Joemar Jayoque

 Sheet Composition : 12 (3 x 4)

Size of stamp: 40 mm. x 30 mm.

Size of Souvenir Sheet : 102.5 mm. x 68 mm.


Stamp 1 €“  The Last stand- Jaylord G. Agliway, Green Sea Turtle with  Giant Manta Ray, Hammerhead  Shark

Stamp 2 €“  Small things are Big €“- Mr.Jon Carlos A. Tabios. Dwarf pygmy goby (Tabios)

Stamp 3 €“  Deep Blue Sea- Mr.€“ Bernardino V. Vergara Jr .Whale Shark  Butanding

NOTE: I would like to ” THANK” the office of Ms. Anna Leigh S. Villanueva – writer – Information and Public Relations Group ( Press Office) for the other pertinent data and photos.

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