Monday, August 22, 2016

FIRST-EVER HISTORY CON 2016 LETS ALL MAKE HISTORY

Join your favorite HISTORY stars at the first-of-its-kind event with interactive experiences, on-ground activities and exhibits.
 
Join the fun at the biggest entertainment convention! With exhibitors ranging from cars to motorcycles, outdoor gears or tech gadget, HISTORY Con has something for the whole family.
 
Into sports? Try your hand at our sporting booth with arm wrestling contests, boxing tournaments and archery games, we guarantee that you’ll be working up a sweat!
 
Calling all history buffs – soak in local history with our special display of Philippine Presidential limousines, as well as World War II exhibits. Tip: Stay throughout the day to catch a glimpse of World War II reenactors who will be performing scenes from the Battle of Manila, to the Battle of Bataan.
 
Win attractive prizes when you come dressed in your best HISTORY character. From the iconic Las Vegas cast of Pawn Stars to your Scandinavian best from Vikings – we’re on the lookout for the best dressed HISTORY character throughout the event!
 
Love HISTORY? Now you can be part of it.  We are aiming to break the record for the longest TV-watching marathon – currently set at 94 hours! If you’re interested to apply, drop us an email at makehistory2016ph@gmail.com.
 
Immerse yourself in another world with our VR experience that takes you from the wild jungles of ALONE to the great outer space.
 
Who doesn’t love a good discount? Check out the best deals from the exhibitors and partners and you could score a great buy! 
 
 
EVENTS ON-GROUND:
HISTORY’s Digital Host Talent Search
Can you out-crazy the craziest of hosts? You could be HISTORY’s next digital star! Submit a video of yourself reviewing one of our shows on @HistoryAsia’s Facebook page with the hashtag, #HistoryConAuditions. Come join us at the live finals on Sunday, 28 Aug at HISTORY Con!
Cosplay Contests 
Come dressed at your favourite characters from HISTORY’s hit shows, from Pawn Stars to Vikings or rock your leather ensemble and strut in your best biker get-up. Register with us at the entrance for your chance to enter and you could win attractive prizes. May the best cosplayer win!
 
HISTORY Bee 
Think you know your history? Local middle school and universities in Metro Manila have been invited to take part in the HISTORY Bee Inter-school Competition, a quiz based competition where the winning school will be crowned HISTORY Bee School Champion in Manila.
World Record Week III
HISTORY attempts to break the 3 world records at HISTORY Con
• The longest TV-watching marathon - currently set at 94 hours
• The most number of Quarter Pounders consumed in 1 minute 
• The largest serving of Garlic Mushrooms 
3D Experiences
Take an immersive experience into the Solar System with Titans of Space and into the wild jungles of HISTORY’s hit-series, ALONE. 
 
Special historical exhibits 
• Philippine Presidential Limousine displays
• WWII Reenactments 
Tournaments & Demos
• Weaponry & Blade demonstrations 
• Boxing Matches 
• Wrestling Demonstrations 

 
Mark your calendars! HISTORY Con, A+E Networks HISTORY Asia’s very first-ever convention, will be opening in Manila on 25 August. This can’t-miss event is jam-packed with activities and displays that will bring the channel to life and immerse visitors in the HISTORY experience. Get ready for an epic event that covers a broad-range of genres and interests, with dedicated areas for the paranormal/sci-fi, survival and adventure, motoring, history and culture. 
 
MEET YOUR FAVOURITE HISTORY CELEBRITIES IN PERSON
Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Be At HISTORY Con 2016
 
GIORGIO A. TSOUKALOS
Giorgio A. Tsoukalos is the leading expert and Co-Executive producer of History’s Ancient Aliens: The Series (2009-2016) and publisher of Legendary Times Magazine, the world’s leading Ancient Astronaut research journal. Giorgio has been called "A hybrid of Carl Sagan and Indiana Jones,” and he’s been changing the way the world thinks about Ancient Astronaut Theory since 1998.
As one of the world's foremost Ancient Astronaut experts, Giorgio has been featured in countless media appearances (History,National Geographic, SyFy, Coast to Coast AM, The Joe Rogan Experience), and many other international television and radio programs, reporting on the latest discoveries in the Ancient Astronaut field.
Giorgio's research expeditions have taken him around the world and he is one of only a few people to have visited and explored nearly every mysterious ancient site on Planet Earth.
You can follow Giorgio on twitter @Tsoukalos and facebook.com/giorgiotsoukalosfans
Legendary Time Magazine is at: http://www.legendarytimes.com
BRANDI PASSANTE & JARROD SCHULZ
Brandi Passante is the "not wife" of Jarrod Schultz, and has been a fan favorite on Storage Wars for years. She's originally from Houston, Texas and moved to Orange County when she was just a teenager, meeting Jarrod not long after. Brandi is the ultimate supporter... of her kids, that is. She loves being a mom and spends lots of time reading to Cameron and Payton, playing games with them, and encouraging their endeavors. With Jarrod she's more of an eventual supporter, because it usually takes her some time to come to terms with his crazy schemes. As a result, the family joke is that Jarrod doesn't get in trouble; he's always in trouble. Like many mothers, Brandi is the voice of reason in a chaotic household. Brandi describes herself as classy, and sassy. She loves to cook, but hates to clean up. She loves to entertain, and loves it more when everyone gets the hell out! When asked why she's still with Jarrod, Brandi will joke that it's because she's a glutton for punishment... but the truth is that no matter how much he infuriates her, he can always make her laugh.
 
Jarrod Schulz, "The Young Gun" from A+E’s smash hit Storage Wars started buying storage units and opened a thrift store as just another opportunity in a long line of "unique" business ideas. And lucky for he and his family, this one struck gold! Jarrod has lived in Orange County his whole life. He describes himself as the ultimate facilitator; "I don't know how to do everything, but I know how to hire the guy that can." Jarrod's a big risk taker, and with that comes big rewards. Sure he's fallen down a few times, but he's got a great support system. And number one on that list is Brandi. Without her Jarrod doesn't know where he would be. Everyone's seen them bicker, but Jarrod thinks the key to their relationship is that they never give up, "We fight through the fights. And that's what's up." Jarrod loves pinball, beer, and anything with a motor. He does NOT like losing. A little known fact? Jarrod's a morning guy; "I peak at 10am, then it's all downhill from there!"
DAMON RUNYAN
Damon Runyan is an actor, writer and director. Born and raised in Canada, he has starred in a long list of made-in-Toronto shows, including Lost Girl and Covert Affairs. He is well-known for playing the role of Coach Carson on Degrassi. Besides acting, he is also a filmmaker and his short film – Cassidy, won the Audience Choice Award at the 2013 National Film Challenge. He also managed to snag the Best Actor Award for that film as well. Gangland Undercover is Damon’s first show where he is the series lead.
IAN MATTHEWS
Ian Matthews is a television and film actor, having been in a few critically acclaimed movies, such as A History of Violence and The Captive. He has also guest starred on a few television, including Saving Hope, Nikita and Cracked. He has appeared prominently in Toronto’s International Film Festival (2014), with roles in two highly acclaimed feature films – Bang Bang Baby (TIFF Best First Feature Award) and Pat Mills’ Guidance. Ian stars as Darko, Vagos Sergeant-at-Arms in Gangland Undercover.
BOBBY TONELLI
Bobby Tonelli takes the wheel as host of the freshest show to hit the streets – Celebrity Car Wars! The Italian-American Tonelli, who first arrived in Southeast Asia as a runway model, has made his name as one of Singapore’s most multifaceted foreign actors.
He has appeared in Hollywood films (‘Cages’, ‘Running Red’, and ‘No Tomorrow’), several Singaporean and Malaysian drama series (‘The Little Nyonya’, ‘Fighting Spiders’, ‘Double Bonus’), and was a radio DJ at Mediacorp for four years.
Before he entered the entertainment limelight, Tonelli was an accomplished athlete who lived and breathed baseball.
 
Tonelli loves cars and over the years has owned two Pontiac Firebirds, a Dodge Avenger, BMW X5, Acura TL and Acura RL) and cannot wait to get behind the vehicle of some of the guest cars on ‘Celebrity Car Wars’.
 
JOEY MEAD KING
Filipino-Iranian Joey Mead King wears many hats – model, runway coach, TV presenter, animal rights advocate, and wife. Joey grew up in Australia and came back to Manila in her early teens.
 
The fashion world warmly welcomed her into its fold and she has since stomped runways and graced magazine covers all over Asia and New York.
 
While in Hong Kong, she became the first Filipina VJ for ‘Channel V’, and was model mentor on ‘Asia’s Next Top Model’. On ‘Celebrity Car Wars’, Joey can’t wait to get onto the track and strut her stuff.
MARC NELSON
Marc Nelson is a television host and model, and was most recently seen as host on Asia’s Got Talent and hosted Sports Unlimited for 14 years. Marc hails from an international background – he was born in Sydney, is of Chinese, Burmese and English descent, has visited 40 over countries and lived in seven of them. This WWF and WorldVision ambassador is always up for an adventure, Marc joins the cast of Celebrity Car Wars, ready to get into action.
KC MONTERO
Filipino-American entrepreneur and media personality KC Montero broke into the scene in 1999 after winning the MTV VJ Hunt.
 
After his stint on MTV, KC became a mainstay in the Philippine variety shows ‘SOP’ and ‘Party Pilipinas’ and was a minor character in the comedy series ‘Beh Bote Nga’. In 2011, KC joined the ‘Survivor Philippines Celebrity Doubles Edition’ and made it to the final four.
 
KC hosts the interactive sports show ‘The GOAT’ on Fox Sports, the radio show ‘The Wildside’ on Wave 89.1, and runs several retail and bar businesses in Manila.
JUSTIN MOTT
Justin Mott is an award-winning documentary, editorial and commercial photographer born in Rhode Island USA and based for over nine years in Southeast Asia. His work has featured in publications as diverse as the New York Times, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Guardian, BBC, CNN, Bon Appetit, Forbes and numerous other international publications.
 
Justin’s work has won awards from the Travel Photographer of the Year, PDN Annual, NPPA, CPOY, and the Missouri School of Journalism.
 
He also has wide-ranging experience on commission for numerous NGO's, including The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Nations, the Red Cross, the Asia Foundation, Asian Development Bank, The United States Government, and Doctor Without Borders.
Justin is an engaging and entertaining on-screen presence and is one of Asia and the world’s most varied photographers having shot weddings to disasters and everything in between.
 
SIMON YIN
Simon Yin started his long lasting and deep relationship with History Channel when he first risked his life on the hit show, Hidden Cities Extreme. He went on to eat many disgusting things and participate in a lot of life threatening activities, all the while loving every second of it. Simon won Best Entertainment Presenter/Host at the 19th Annual Television Awards-the award proudly displayed on the dusty desk of his executive producer. Recently, Simon has tackled the mean streets of Asia with his new show, The History Hustle. Simon pounds the pavement asking every day people relevant questions on their home town’s history…sometimes with hilarious results. To say that Simon loves History is an understatement, and it is his ultimate goal to make sure you love it, too. If you see him on the streets (or at the Con), make sure to say hello!

 
DATE: August 25 – 28,  2016
Thursday to Sunday / 10am – 10pm
WHERE: World Trade Center Manila 
2/F WTCMM Building, Gil Puyat Ave. Extension 
cor. Diosdado Macapagal Blvd. 
Pasay City Philippines
Website: HistoryAsia.com/HistoryCon    

 
How to buy tickets:
The convention passes are now available for sale at HistoryAsia.com/HistoryCon or you can buy them on the event day at World Trade Center during the event days. 
 
 Lets all have have See you there!
 
 


Thursday, August 18, 2016

GREENWICH National Bacon Lover’s Day

Call all your Barkada's this August 20, 2016 (Saturday) at 2:00PM, and celebrate National Bacon Lover's Day. Visit a participating stores and get a FREE slice of Bacon Crispy Thins Pizza! You heard it right FREE! First come, first served.

 
PARTICIPATING STORES:
 
METRO MANILA
Quezon Ave. corner Kanlaon
España corner Morayta Sts.
SM San Lazaro
FEMII Bldg, Aduana
SM Manila
Robinsons Place Manila
Isetann Cinerama Complex
Sparkplace Bldg, Cubao
SM North
SM Sangandaan
Valenzuela Town Center
Visayas Avenue
Fairview Terraces
SM Fairview 
SM Southmall
Starmall Las Piñas
Festival Mall, Alabang
Vista Mall, Taguig
SM Angono
SM Megamall Atrium
Sta. Lucia East Grandmall Phase 3
SM San Mateo
BGC StopOver Pavillion
Philfirst, Ayala
Ayala Ave. corner Rufino Street
Market Market
Lucky Gold Plaza
SM Marikina
SM Masinag
SM MOA main
SM MOA Entertainment Mall
SM Masinag
Maysilo corner Boni Avenue
Robinsons Metro East
 
NORTH LUZON
NE Pacific Mall Nueva Ecija
Tungkong Mangga, Bulacan
MegaCenter Cabanatuan
SM Marilao
SM Pampanga
WalterMart Sta. Maria
Robinsons Place Malolos
Starmall San Jose Del Monte
SM Baliwag
Fragrante Citi Mall, Tuguegarao
Magic Star Mall, Tarlac
SM Rosales, Pangasinan
Ulo ng Apo, Olongapo
SM Olongapo
SM Clark
Tiongson Mall, La Trinidad
Center Plaza Mall, Balanga
SM Tarlac
Nepo Mall, Dagupan
Quezon Ave. corner P.Burgos St., La Union
SOUTH LUZON
SM Dasmariñas
SM Molino 
Plaza Bldg, Dasmariñas Bayan 
SM Bacoor
SM Rosario
WalterMart Trece
WalterMart Gen.Trias
SM Sta. Rosa
SM Calamba
Checkpoint Mall, Calamba Target Mall  
Target Mall, Sta. Rosa
SM San Pablo
Getan Square, Palawan
P.Guevarra St., Sta Cruz, Laguna
SM Lipa
SM Batangas
Citimart Batangas
SM Naga
Pacific Mall, Legazpi
Ayala Malls, Legazpi
VISAYAS
Gaisano Mactan
Ayala Center, Cebu
Raintree Mall, Cebu
Elizabeth Mall, Cebu
SM Iloilo
Marymart Iloilo
 Park Centrale, Cebu
SM Cebu
SM Bacolod
Robinsons Place Bacolod
MINDANAO
Abreeza Mall, Davao
Quano Bldg, Tacurong
NCCC Mall, Davao
Gov. Camins corner Climaco Ave., Zamboanga
KCC Mall Zamboanga
SM Davao
Robinsons Place Butuan
J.C. Aquino Ave. Butuan
SM CDO
Gaisano Mall CDO
 
 
See you then!
Per DTI-FTEB SPD PERMIT NO. 12719, SERIES OF 2016
 


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

THE WHITNEY HOUSTON SHOW 2016

The Whitney Houston Show 2016: Live in Manila
at the PICC, Plenary Hall on August 27

 
The astounding tribute show taking the world by storm! A fun and heart-felt concert dedicated to the incomparable Whitney Houston. The Greatest Love Of All: The Whitney Houston Show celebrates the magnificent catalogue of hits that Houston made famous during her 30 year career. The 2 ½ hour concert and stage show includes hits such as 'How Will I Know', 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody', 'Where Do Broken Hearts Go', 'Didn't We Almost Have It All', 'I'm Every Woman', 'One Moment In Time', 'I Have Nothing' and of course, 'I Will Always Love You' and many more.
 
Starring the breathtaking voice of Belinda Davids live in concert featuring the full production show from the US. Direct from sell out shows across Europe, plus a full band, dancers and theatrical effects, this show is not just a brilliant tribute but a spectacular concert experience in its own right and should not be missed!
 
In the wake of Whitney Houston's tragic passing in 2012, her timeless music and awe-inspiring voice have received renewed appreciation from her legion of long-time fans and garnered a new generation of admirers who appreciate Whitney's unique voice, undeniable talent and pervasive charm as a welcome contrast to the artists prevalent in today's contemporary music.
 
In preparation for such an anticipated show, and in respect for Houston's legacy, Showtime Management dedicated over 12 months to perfecting this production and finding the right star. After conducting over 15,000 auditions in 12 countries, accomplished South African vocalist BELINDA DAVIDS was selected to pay reverence to Houston with her carefully crafted renditions.
Don’t miss this critically acclaimed once in a lifetime live show of a tribute to a woman who has long been an icon of pop music and vocal ability, The Greatest Love Of All – The Whitney Houston Show Tour 2016 on Friday, August 26th, 8PM at the IEC Pavillon, Cebu City and on Saturday, August 27th at the PICC Plenary Hall, Pasay City, Manila.
 
Presented by DMC Philippines, in cooperation with Gotesco Group Of Companies, and Gruppo Group Of Companies. This event is also brought to you by Hotel Jen, the official residence and Novu hair. Special thanks to our media partners: NET 25, Eagle Broadcasting, RMN, 558 DZXL, 774 DWWW, Radyo Agila,  90.7 Love Radio, 95.5 Pinas FM, 96.3 Easy Rock, 97.9 Home Radio, 101.1 YES FM, 107.5 Wish FM, Business Mirror, Peoples Tonight, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, Manila Concert Scene, Philippine Concerts, and  When In Manila. Tickets are now available at SM Tickets (www.smtickets.com) and Ticket World (www.ticketworld.com.ph) outlets.
 
 


Monday, August 15, 2016

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES DANCERS AND L.A. CLIPPERS MASCOT CHUCK THE CONDOR

If you want to feel how an NBA game atmosphere is like, head on out to NBA 3X Philippines 2016 presented by Panasonic at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall from August 19-21, 2016.

 
This year, watch the Minnesota Timberwolves Dancers—Ariel, Ashley, Courtney, Demi, Dua and McKenna—bring their high energy, fierce routines and spirited numbers on the dance floor.  Beyond being eye-catching entertainers, they will show you that they are also certified athletes.  L.A. Clippers mascot Chuck the Condor will also spread good vibes to the MOA audience by dancing, dunking and spreading the enthusiasm all around. 
 
The Timberwolves Dancers and L.A. Clippers mascot Chuck will join Michael Carter-Williams of the Milwaukee Bucks and interact with basketball fans of all ages at the sixth consecutive staging of NBA 3X Philippines.  The event will showcase authentic NBA entertainment, and will be highlighted by a 3-on-3 tournament featuring 200 men’s and women’s teams from all over the country.
 
The competitive 3-on-3 tournament includes divisions for boys (under-13, under-16, under-18, and open category), girls (under-16 and open category) and the invitation only Celebrity Division.  The Celebrity Division in the 3-on-3 tournament will bring together well-known local screen and TV personalities who will bring their games to the court. 
 
Free fan activities include shooting and passing stations; NBA 3X Halftime, and many more.  Families and mall goers can also watch performances by DJs, join fun activities at partner booths, and enjoy celebrity sightings.
 
The official partners of NBA 3X Philippines 2016 presented by Panasonic include CloudFone, Globe Telecom, Touch Mobile, and Sprite, with SM Mall of Asia and Spalding serving as Supporting Partners.  Official NBA broadcasters for the event are ABS-CBN Sports and Action, Basketball TV, and NBA Premium TV.
 
For more information on NBA 3X Philippines 2016 and to register for the 3-on-3 tournament, log on to www.nba3x.com/philippines.  Fans can also get event updates by following the NBA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nba_philippines and through Facebook at www.facebook.com/nba3xasia and www.facebook.com/philsnba.  For all things NBA, visit www.nba.com.
 
 
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About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League.  The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2015-16 season featured 100 international players from 37 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA.com and the NBA app, which achieved record traffic during the 2014-15 season, as well as NBA TV.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than one billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.
 
About Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corporation
Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corporation (PMPC), with factories located in Taytay, Rizal and in Sta. Rosa, Laguna is a manufacturer, importer, and distributor of electronic, electrical, mechanical, electro-mechanical appliances, other types of machines, parts and components and related products bearing the brand name, “Panasonic” in the Philippines.  PMPC primarily manufactures refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, and electric fans.  The company has a wide base of sales, distribution, and service centers strategically located at key municipalities, cities, and provinces all over the Philippines.  PMPC posted a sales performance of 8.7 billion pesos for the year ended March 31, 2016.  For more information about the company, please visit PMPC’s website at http://www.panasonic.com/ph.

 
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Contacts
Jandric Lim, NBA Philippines, +63917 6216546, jlim@nba.com
Tessa Jazmines, NBA Philippines PR, +632-929-4726, tessa@larcandasset.com
Chino Galicia, Panasonic, +632-635-2260 loc. 6214, chino.galicia@ph.panasonic.com
 
 
 


Friday, August 12, 2016

NBA STORE PHILIPPINES CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF NBA CARES BY SUPPORTING FILIPINO EDUCATION INITIATIVE

Three NBA Stores in the Philippines to Donate NBA Name & Number T-Shirt Sale Proceeds to Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Aug. 10, 2016 – The three NBA Stores in the Philippines, which are managed by International Athletic Trading Company, Inc. (IATC), announced today the launch of a retail promotion to support Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. (KCFI) in providing more Filipinos with access to quality education.
 
To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of NBA Cares, the league’s global social responsibility program, all three NBA Stores in the Philippines will donate a portion of NBA Name & Number T-shirt sale proceeds from Aug. 10 to Sept. 13 to KCFI.  Proceeds from this initiative will fund the foundation’s education program focused on providing multimedia learning resources for students in grades K-12 and training teachers from public schools in the National Capital Region of Luzon.
 
“As an organization, we are aware of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and how achieving inclusive and quality education is a global priority,” said IATC President and CEO Melvin Lloyd Lim.  “We value this opportunity to work with Knowledge Channel Foundation and look forward to bringing this program to life as our own way of giving back to the Philippine education system.”
 
“We want to provide the Filipino children with multimedia learning resources that provide an enriching academic journey,” said Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. President Rina Lopez Bautista.  “Given the popularity of the NBA in the Philippines, we are excited to see how this initiative will enable more people to contribute to our mission of uplifting the lives of fellow Filipinos from poverty through education.”
 
KCFI is a not-for-profit organization helping empower Filipinos through educational media for the past 17 years.  Knowledge Channel’s on-air, online and on-demand educational videos and other multimedia learning resources are accessible to more than 5 million learners in both formal and alternative learning systems in an estimated 6,000 schools and learning centers nationwide.  In addition, KCFI is immersed in training teachers and stakeholders who implement the KCFI educational program in the Philippines.
 
NBA Name & Number T-shirts are part of the comprehensive selection of authentic NBA merchandise available at all three NBA Stores in the Philippines, which also offer official jerseys, footwear, performance gear, lifestyle apparel, basketballs, toys and collectibles.  The NBA Stores at Glorietta 3, Mega Fashion Hall and TriNoma carry products from all 30 NBA teams, and feature brands such as 2K Sports, adidas, Mitchell & Ness, New Era, Panini, Spalding, Stance, and many more.
 
For more information on Knowledge Channel Foundation, visit: www.kchonline.ph and follow the official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/knowledgechannel). 
 
For all the latest news and updates on the NBA Stores in the Philippines and the NBA, visit www.nba.com and follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/philsnba), Twitter (www.twitter.com/nba_philippines) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/nbastoreph/).
 
 
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About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League.  The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2015-16 season featured 100 international players from 37 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA.com and the NBA app, which achieved record traffic during the 2014-15 season, as well as NBA TV.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than one billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.
 
About International Athletic Trading Company Inc.
International Athletic Trading Company, Inc., (IATC, Inc.) is a joint venture partnership between Ever Fit Holding Company, Inc. and IP Ventures, Inc.  Ever Fit Holding Company, Inc. is engaged in retail and wholesale of apparel.  Its stakeholders have more than 25 years of experience in retail operations in major malls located in the Philippines.  It has 65 retail stores with an average selling floor area of 100 square meters.  Over the past five years, it has managed to grow its business at an annual compound growth rate of 6%.  The basic strength of its management lies in being able to immediately identify changing market trends and adopt strategies proactively.  IP Ventures Inc. is a leading investor and operator of Technology, Media and Telecom (“TMT”) businesses in the Philippines and Southeast Asia with over US$100 million in investments and deals.  IPVI has listed 3 companies on the Philippine Stock Exchange and has had joint-ventures and co-investments with PCCW, Tencent, GMA7, Philippine Star group and Kennet Partners.  IPVI has started and built into market leading positions businesses in online games (e-Games and Level Up), Internet Data Center (IP-Converge), business process outsourcing (PCCW Teleservices), cybersecurity (Prolexic) and payments.  In the retail sector, IPVI’s brands include Netopia, NBA Store, Highlands Coffee, Kitaro and Ipay.
 
About Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc.
KCFI is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to uplifting the lives of Filipinos from poverty through education.  For the past 17 years, KCFI has been helping empower the Filipino through educational media.  Through the Knowledge Channel (K Channel) on-air, on-line and on-demand, our educational videos and other multimedia learning resources (MMLR) are accessible to more than 5 million learners in both the formal and alternative learning systems in about 6,000 schools and learning centers nationwide.  Third party studies separately conducted by UP, DLSU and AdMU over the past years attribute significant positive impact in students’ achievement scores, learning outcomes and attitudes towards learning to the K Channel learning intervention.  KCFI also trains teachers and education leaders to help them effectively carry out their tasks of ensuring excellent and meaningful learning outcomes.
 
 
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Contacts:
Jandric Lim, NBA Philippines, +632 795-2444, jlim@nba.com
Trisha Dacanay, International Athletic Trading Company, +632 485-7885 loc. 209, trishadacanay@iatc.com.ph
Edric Calma, Knowledge Channel Foundation, +632 910-3181, edric.calma@knowledgechannel.org
 
 


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