The St. Scholastica’s (SS) Bacolod Alumnae Foundation Inc. (Bafi) and Negros Occidental provincial government under Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon Jr. successfully staged the fifth edition of Run & Save a Life.
Close to a thousand registered participants turned out and joined the 3K, 5K, 10K and 16K courses.
Also held for the fourth year was the Kolasa 3k Batch Walkathon, open to all batches of St. Scholastica’s Academy-Bacolod and the Belo 5K Invitational Group Walk Challenge.
Participants were Capitolville Walkers, Santa Clara Homeowners’ Association, St. John’s Institute Alumni Association, La Salle Bacolod High School Alumni, and celebrity invitees courtesy of the Belo Medical Group, natch!
For the second year in a row, the Santa Clara Homeowners’ Association emerged as champion in the 5K Belo Invitational Group Walk Challenge, clocking in at 42 minutes and 8.33 seconds. It received a P10,000 cash prize.
Bafi was established in July 2003 by SS alumnae, Negrense women all, to work for the “upliftment (of the lives) of the poor and marginalized sectors of Negros Occidental through socioeconomic programs,” said its press brochure.
Bafi’s healthcare program continues to be its heart and soul. Its Give a Life Project has provided free immunizations, deworming and medicines to 15,905 children in the different cities and municipalities of Negros Occidental.
Its Save a Life Project has benefited 885 indigent pediatric patients in government hospitals, including kids in need of cancer treatment and heart surgery.
All of this was explained by Bafi board members Christine Velez-Vargas and Chole Cuenca-Chua in a media briefing.
Dinner-reception was held on the eve of the race at the home of Bafi’s Jean Velez-Trebol. It was also a post-birthday celebration for Jojie Dingcong, publicist of the Belo Medical Group. The hostess’ daughter, Dr. Kat Trebol-Villapando and her batchmates, including ABS-CBN senior reporter Henni Espinosa, were there.
International home furnishing and accessories brand Global Views is now in the country—at the new Shangri-La at the Fort in Taguig City.
Global Views began in 1997 with a vision to produce a unique collection of home accessories and accent pieces.
“The collection blends pieces that are elegant, exotic, refined and casual,” said publicist Ferdi Salvador. “The company creates items that will work in any decor and will accommodate a wide array of design sensibilities.”
Brought to Manille by Josephine Lim and Christine Lu, Global Views offers over 5,000 items made by skilled artisans from all corners of the globe. The company attracts buyers from over 10,000 retailers, ranging in size from nationally known multistore chains to the finest of specialty stores, well-known national and regional interior designers, all the way down to individually owned businesses.
Global Views also emphasizes excellent customer service, beautiful consumer friendly catalogs, regular trade publication advertising, and an exciting, constantly updated website.
Stoked turns 15
Stoked Inc., a pioneering wake, skate and surf company, celebrated 15 amazing years of adventure, adrenaline rush and thrills by launching its STKD Surf Moto Works and its Stoked-redesigned Ducati Scrambler/Café Racer.
“We’ve always had fun venturing into new exciting trails and keeping an open mind to all things awesome,” said Stoked founder JV Borromeo. “Our STKD-Surf-Moto Customs signals a massive exciting direction for us. Stoked will now venture far beyond our unique retail shops!”
He added: “In the days ahead, everything that Stoked touches, from café racers to coffee shops, from coworking spaces to cool new concepts, will be an expression of the pursuits and passions of the millennials, the adventurers, the thrill-seekers and the originators. We want to reflect the spirit of the adventurers who like traveling the unknown paths.”
Richard Gutierrez and the rest of his friends from the Ducati family buzzed with excitement around the spot-lit STKD X Ducati scrambler/café racer.
Stoked is now carrying equally trailblazing lifestyle brands Deus Ex Machina and Captain Fin.
Adorable Jasmine Curtis gamely hopped on the STKD X Ducati.
Stoked Inc. and Rip Curl branches are at Estancia Capitol Commons, Power Plant Mall, Bonifacio High Street, Nuvali, Alabang Town Center, Glorietta 4, TriNoma, SM Aura Premier, SM Megamall. Showroom is at FMF Business Center, Pioneer St., Mandaluyong City.