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Philippine Veterans Bank Lauds WWII Heroes and Set Schedule on Bataan Freedom Run

 Philippine Veterans Bank together with its partners once again revisits history by organizing some events to be held in honor of the country’s heroes . This was revealed during the Pandesal Forum at the historic Kamuning Bakery in Quezon City .

Kamuning bakery display shelf 

The pandesal forum serves as a venue for press briefing about what is the latest happenings in the country . The big event is also supported by Bataan provincial government and tourism.

organizers 

World War 2 heroes , the 4th installment of the marathon entitled ” Bataan Freedom Run ” and a new event for running and biking enthusiasts dubbed the Mariveles -San Fernando Capas Freedom Trail .

This will also coincide with the 75th Year Anniversary of the Bataan Death March . There will be increased participation by marathon runners from Japan and international delegates .

The marathon will be held on April 2, The Bataan Freedom Run will feature a 42 -kilometer full marathon , a 21 kilometer half marathon as well as 10-kilometers, 5-kilometers and 1 kilometer courses for running enthusiasts , kids and even pets !

As in the previous years , the BFR follows the route of the Bataan Death March and will start at the Kilometer Zero in Mariveles, Bataan.

Registration Fees : Ultra Race

The good news to international participants of the marathon and relay events is that the local organizer had just converted the fees into dollars without extra cost . 160 kilometer would cost around $ 63.00 or Php 3,000 , 160 kilometer ( 8 man relay team ) Php 1,500 or $31.00 and 160 kilometer (16 man team ) cost Php 1,500 or $31.00

The proceeds of the marathon and other events will be for the upkeep of the death march markers and other projects.

On the other hand , the Freedom Trail will feature , a  punishing 160-kilometer run with individual and team relay categories for marathoners as well as similar -distanced bike run . The new event will be held from April 10 to 11 and will cover the death March route from Mariveles , Bataan to Capas.

” Once again , Philippines Veterans Bank , together with our partners , is putting a segment of our nation’s history into the forefront of our national consciousness with the Bataan Freedom Run and the Freedom Trail , ” said PVB Chairman Dr. Roberto F. de Ocampo , OBE . ” These events are not only challenging physically but also mentally to the runners and bikers , but they are doing this to honor the World War II veterans who endured and made the ultimate sacrifice during the Death March seventy- five years ago”.

For more updates , please visit the Bataan Freedom Run Facebook

 

 

 

Toy Convention 2014 : Epic Launching and Exhibition

Newport Plaza , Newport Mall – Pasay City – Philippines

Newport Plaza

Hundreds of people attending the press conference and epic launching. This is indeed one of the biggest gathering of pop-culture enthusiasts, toy collectors and cosplayers converge at the country’s one-stop, nonstop tourism destination , the Resorts World – Manila .

press conference

Exhibitors included Toy Kingdom, Arigatoys , Big Toys Toy Store, Filars, Pacific Licensing, War Gaming and Cherry Credits.

cosplayers

This year’s TOYCON will highlight the 75th Anniversary of DC Comics’ caped Crusader, Batman with a huge Batman display area, a life size Batpod, a kids’ activity area, exciting new Batman merchandise, and a gallery of art and collectibles of the Dark Knight Detective.

Pinoy Sixth Scale Club exhibits

 Aside from the big toy companies , cosplay event . There will be wonderful exhibits, product launching and limited collectibles items during the exposition.

Maleficent- cosplayer

There were several cosplayers  which attended in press conference. It also serves as a teaser for the event proper .  One of the invited online site writer had dubbed Newport Mall as ” THE Event Launching Site for Toy Convention ”  I must agree with the observation,  It was a crowd drawer and eager guests which also includes foreign expats are very happy taking photos with the cos-players and the main exhibit area located at the ground floor level.

poster of the event

The year’s highlights include the much-anticipated movies, Transformer:Age of Extinction, Jupiter Ascending, Guardians of the Galaxy and Rurouni Kenshin movie 2.

 13th Philippine TOYCON
June 20-21-22, 2014
Megatrade Halls 1-2-3, SM Megamall
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines
10am-9pm
Ticket price: PHP 130 per day 

Please try to visit the website: http://www.toyconph.com/