Sunday, June 12, 2011


NBA Asia's Senior Director for Global Marketing Ed Winkle together with some basketball players who graced the media announcement of the NBA 3-ON-3 tournament and NBA finals game viewing held recently at the National Sports Grill at Greenbelt 3 in Makati City.
In photo: (l-r) Ed Winkle - Senior Director for Global Marketing Partnerships NBA Asia, Peter Chanliong - CEO, SOLARtv, Ronny Saputra - Marketing Manager, Energen and Joven Babaan - Product Manager, Spalding.
In photo: (l-r) Carlo Singson - Senior Manager, Business Development and Marketing Partnerships, NBA Asia, Erl Orenza - Asst. Vice President - Events, Mall of Asia ARENA, Vincent Rodriguez - Head of Programming, Studio 23, Riena Marie Tan - General Manager, Tridharma Mktg Corp, distributor of Energen and JB Baylon Public Affairs and Communications Director, Sprite
NBA Asia's Business Development Manager Mark Gorski and Ms. Shiela Rasu, Director for Marketing Communications, NBA Asia, as they pose for a photo in front of the camera during the NBA event for the media.
                                                  NBA 3-ON-3

NBA FEVER is here once again as NBA Asia announced the NBA 3-ON-3 tournament that will take place at the Music Hall of the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City on July 1-3 as presented by NBA ASIA and SPRITE.
The NBA 3-ON-3 Philippine 2011 Tour is open to boys and girls ages 11-19 with an open division for men. Registration is currently ongoing and it's on a first-come first-serve basis and will run until the 28th of June 2011.

To spice up the event, the legendary and a former NBA player Horace Grant will be gracing the event. But that will not be all because NBA officials knows very well that the Philippines is known throughout the world as basketball-loving people. That is why NBA is going to give the Filipino fans a foretaste of what true NBA entertainment is all about by bringing here the Knicks City dancers that will surely delight the viewing audience.

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Text and Images by Ricky Castillo

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Grand Prize winner of the recent Pastulan Festival where they performed an old time cultural dance associated with jumping and graceful hand, foot and body movement that won the attention of the judges.
One of the participants of the Pastulan Dance Festival making some rounds that caught the attention of the viewing public.
Another graceful movement executed by one of the participants of the Pastulan Dance Festival.
Media personalities both from Manila and from the local news agencies of Batangas together with the staff of Chevron Philippines and ArdentComm pose for a photograph at the Caltex station in Batangas right after covering the Pastulan Dance Festival. Photos by Ricky Castillo
Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), celebrating the 75th year anniversary of its renowned Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants, has once again joined the Pastulan Festival in San Pascual, Batangas, as part of CPI’s continuing support in the promotion of culture and diversity in the community.
The Pastulan Festival is one of Batangas’ top festivals held in honor of the town’s patron saint, San Pascual Baylon. Highlight of the week-long festivities is this morning’s street dancing which showcases several dance troupes from the community clad in colorful costumes. Chevron Philippines, as a long-time corporate resident of the community has been an active participant of the festival, with past Pastulans showcasing Chevron employee-volunteers among the street dancers.  
This year’s revelers have extra reason to dance as Chevron offered a special award worth P10,000 in Caltex Starcash cards for the dance troupe that best epitomized the “Respectfully  Helpful” values of its famous brand
Caltex StarCash is a convenient stored value card that can be used to make cashless payments at most Caltex stations. StarCash can be used not only for fuel and lubricants products but also for snacks, groceries and any other products and services offered by any Caltex service station.
For the 2011 festivity, the Chevron contingent is represented by a drum and bugle band dressed in the Caltex Supa Strikas uniforms that will lead the dancers through the streets. Supa Strikas is an innovative comic series seen on cable TV whose soccer team is sponsored by Caltex.
“Chevron has been a good corporate neighbor since the days of our grandfathers. They have been our community partners for various other programs that benefit our community, especially our disadvantaged residents, “ says Demy Dela Cruz, president of the Komite de Festejos, the Pastulan organizing committee. “We are always happy to see the Caltex star among our festival sights.”

About Chevron Corporation
Chevron Corporation is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company’s success is driven by the ingenuity and commitment of approximately 62,000 employees who operate across the energy spectrum. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and other energy products; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels and other renewables. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at

About Caltex Brand
Caltex™ is Chevron’s marketing brand in Asia Pacific and parts of the Middle East and Africa. Caltex products and associated brands are sold in approximately 60 countries across these regions. More information on Caltex is available at