More Than 36,000 Players and 2,700 Coaches have already participated in the program since 2007This year, the Jr. NBA /Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska will return to the Philippines for the ninth consecutive year from Jan. 23-April 24.  The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program is free and open to boys and girls between the ages of 10-14. 

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Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.  During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.  

The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska is comprised of four stages: skills clinics in schools and communities, Regional Selection Camps, a National Training Camp and an NBA experience trip.  The skills clinics will be held nationwide from January through April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa, and first-time locations in Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite.  Select players from these clinics will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in tryouts during the Regional Selection Camps, which will be held in Baguio (Feb. 20-21), Davao (Feb. 27-28), Cebu (March 5-6) and Metro Manila (April 9-10).  The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the National Training Camp in Manila April 22-24.

An NBA and WNBA player or legend will be in attendance at the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists.  The program will culminate with the selection of 10 Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars who will travel on an overseas NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia.  The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.

“The Jr. NBA Philippines is the league’s longest-running youth basketball program outside the United States,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson.  “The program continues to positively impact the lives of children, parents, and coaches, and reinforces the positive values that go beyond the four corners of the court.  Together with Alaska, we are committed to providing world-class basketball instruction to more communities to further our mission of encouraging an active lifestyle among Filipino youth.”

“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future,” said Alaska Marketing Director Blen Fernando.  “Moreover, this year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover unique talents across the country.”

In addition to the player camps and clinics, the search for the 2016 Jr. NBA Coach of the Year will begin on Jan. 22 in Manila, which will be led by Jr. NBA Head Coaches Craig Brown and Chris Sumner along with Alaska Power Camp Coach Jeff Cariaso.  Ten Jr. NBA and four Jr. WNBA coaches will be selected as finalists and trained at the National Training Camp.

Through the promotion of proper nutrition and an active lifestyle, Jr. NBA /Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska continues to be an effective platform in implementing Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program that helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished children in the Philippines.

CloudFone, Gatorade, and Globe Telecom serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner.  ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA in the Philippines.

The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program is free and open to boys and girls ages 10-14.  Coaches and participants can now register online at, where the program terms and conditions can be found. 

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Sante Barley is about to kick off the new year with Salvo 2016: 8th Anniversary celebration entitled "Exceeds the Limits, Viva Sante!", an all-out broadway themed awards night.

On January 25, 4:00 pm at the Le Pavillion Tent in Pasay City, Sante Barley will be opening doors to showcase and celebrate eight years of achievement from the top dristributors, risinbg stars and promising newbies.

Sante Barley is known for its wide array of premium quality, certified organic, barley-based products. Harvested from the Canterbury plains of New Zealand from an exclusive Sante farms in New Zealand, its barley grass is certified organic by Biogro.

The company's products range from neutraceuticals for the health concers related to diabetes, cholesterol or heart disease; and health beverges and snacks for active working profeionals; to bath and body and intimate care products for those who prepare natural, safe and effective options for the skin and body.

Sante Barley is one of the fastest ditribution companies in the Philippines. Its mission of helping people live better lives will be showwcase on January 25, when distibutors from all over the country gather to share their testimonies of success with the company.

Celebrating the diversity of Sante Barley members and different ways to motivate them,  the company has a pay structure that meets short-term needs while helphing distributors build residual income, or income that grows over time once initial efforts has been started.

To know more about the company, its products, business plan or to avail of tickets for the events, please call +632-99-SANTE or +632-99-72683. Follow for the latest updates.
It was another wonderful event and gathering of people who supported people with Autism. It was my first time to attend an event like this and it was very touching to witness that they are truly unique on their own way. 

These people are not just a person with disabilities but instead have their own unique talents that can be shared to others. It was really amazing to see how they proved themselves to others and how they are fabulous in their talents.

Angels Walk for Autism is an annual event which is looking forward to an Autism-OK Philippines. It was held in MOA Arena last January 17, 2016. Today, many people are now gaining awareness to the Autism community led by Autism Society Philippines, supporters and friends. 

The event was full packed, in the morning, the Angels Walk Pre-Show took place followed by the Autism Talents on Parade. There was also a ASEAN Autism Friendship Games Awarding and the awarding of The ASP Autism Angels Achievement Award 2016.

The winners for The ASP Autism Angels Achievement Award 2016 are the following:

- Vico Cham for the Excellence in Visual Arts
- Raymond Macasaet for the Excellence in Athletics
- Thara Santiago for the Excellence in Performance Arts

There was also a short documentary video showed for ASP's Angels Walk for Autism created by PWD advocate and Gat Apolinario Mabini Awardee Mirana Medina entitled When Angels Walk for Autism. It was followed by the AutiZumba headed by Ms. Donna Lim, a TV host and Zumba fitness trainer. The whole MOA Arena was intensified with dancing people over 15,000 who dances in the tune of Fantastic Baby.

After that, the program proper was started with a prayer song from ILLC Heartthrobs and followed by the Philippine National Anthem. Then, the opening salvo of NU Pep Squad, the welcome remarks of Engr. Bien Mateo, Program Director of SM Cares and the State of National Advocacy of National President, Autism Society Philippines Ms. Mona Magno-Velus.

Afterwards, the Turnover of Chairmanship for ASEAN Autism Network and the Angelic Messages of the Executive Director of Asia Pacific Development Center on Disability, Mr. Akiie Ninomiya. Next in line is the short speech of Honorable Senator Sonny Angara and the H.E. Dr. A.K.P. Mochtan, the Deputy Secretary General of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for Community and Corporate Affairs.

Finally, the much awaited walk proper from MOA Arena to SM Music Hall was started and it was marshaled by the Philippine Navy and Philippine Coast Guard right after honoring the guest and national leaders and announcing the start of walk.

I was touched to see people with autism, their family and supporters on how they really advocate the Angels Walk. They are all full of energy and you will never know what will store for them because I heard that they have so many projects and programs being lined up and it nice to know that the government is starting to notice it and doing something for them.

One by one, I know they will get what they want. The respect, the acceptance and the love from other people whom did not understand them. In our family, we don't have a member who has Autism but I fell these people, especially to their needs and that needs are only simple which I hope they get soon.
Another Philippine Feng Shui Convention for the Year of the Fire Monkey was held at Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas. The event is the brainchild of International Fengshui master Marites Allen, the first Filipina to be accredited by the International Feng Shui Association (IFSA).

This year event is the 11th presentation of forecast for the year 2016, and the interest in fengshui keeps growing. Among these firsts is the presentation of the latest collection of Frigga Charmed Life, Ms. Allen's very own line of auspicious clothing and home accessories.

The collection was even more special and exciting is that it is in collaboration with Frederick Peralta, one of the most renowned Filipino designers.

Participants of the Philippine Feng Shui Convention will each receive a brochure with forecasts and suggestions for the lunar new year, a 2016 fengshui almanac (useful reference for each pf the 12 months, and a special coupon for a lucky gift.

Marco Polo Manila's culinary tram led by Executive Chef Luis Cantons has prepared a sumptuous meal for everybody. Marco Polo Manila is also the event's co-sponsor. 

Also, Marites Allen provides personal destiny readings based on the participants' birth details. The year, date, and hour of birth have very specific influences in someone's life, as days and hours are governed by different fengshui elements. 

By the way, The King of Talk, Boy Abunda returns to co-host the event.