Monthly Archives: July 2014

Globe is official technology partner of IRONMAN 70.3 2014

The Globe triathlon team prepares for the sixth staging of Ironman 70.3 Philippines

The Globe triathlon team prepares for the sixth staging of Ironman 70.3 Philippines

 

Leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom is once again the official technology partner of Cobra Energy Drink IronMan 70.3 Philippines.Philippines which is set to take place in the Historic Resort City of Lapu-Lapu, Cebu on August 3, 2014 with about 2,500 participants from various parts of the country and abroad.

Globe, a strong supporter of Ironman 70.3 Philippines since it was introduced locally in 2009, will provide WiFi connectivity, laptops, Tattoo sticks, and cash support to the game to ensure that organizers, athletes, and spectators can have a wonderful digital experience which they can share with the rest of the world.

Twelve of the participants belong to the Globe Triathlon Team which regularly competes in Ironman 70.3 Philippines since it started six years ago. Team Globe expects to better their personal best in the local premier event.

“With the continued growth of the sport, we are seeing tough competition from veterans and newbies alike. But through the support from Human Relations as well as from various groups in Globe such as the Prepaid and Postpaid teams and the International Business Group, our employee athletes pose to give a good showing as they toe the line with other multisport enthusiasts,” said Team Captain Elmer Santiago.

This year’s event promises improvements on the swim course as well as transition areas to accommodate the larger field. The slight change on the bike route presents a new challenge while the ever scorching run course will further test the athletes’ stamina.

Ironman 70.3 is an international triathlon competition that takes place in over 30 countries around the world. The event offers a unique racing opportunity to old and aspiring triathletes as it challenges them to stand out and be their best in three major endurance sports – swimming, biking, and running. Highly anticipated by over thousands of athletes and sport enthusiasts all over the world, Ironman 70.3 Philippines consists of a 1.9 km-swim, a 90-km bike, and a 21-km run.

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2GO Travel opens new routes to various ports of Visayas and Mindanao

2GO Travel, the Philippines’ largest sea travel company, has opened new shipping routes to Dumaguete City, Romblon, Masbate City, and Zamboanga City linking more islands and provinces of the country for both ferry passengers and cargo alike.

2GO Travel believes that its new shipping services will not only boost tourism in the provinces and regions now reached by its ferries but likewise help develop the domestic economy by giving more impetus for the exchange of goods and people.

Dumaguete City is located in Negros Oriental, Central Visayas. Romblon is part of the Southern Tagalog region while Masbate belongs to the Bicol region of Southern Luzon. Zamboanga City is in Mindanao in southern Philippines.

According to 2GO officials, the expansion of 2GO Travel routes to more parts of the Visayas and Mindanao is the company’s way of giving Filipinos a more convenient and economical way to travel in the major islands of the Archipelago.

“With tourism booming in the country’s major travel destinations, there is a growing demand for sea travel. Our new routes answer the growing need for more passenger capacity and cargo space as the circulation of commodities and travelers rise in the Visayas and Mindanao,” said 2GO officials.

Born out of the merger of established shipping giants such as Negros Navigation, Superferry, Cebu Ferries, and Supercat, 2GO Travel has a combined history of more than 148 years in travel industry and is dedicated to redefine travel by combining seamless travel experience with breath-taking destinations.

2GO Travel works with over 1,200 outlets nationwide, catering to various ports in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Schedules of routes and online ticketing services are available online at the 2GO Travel website, http://travel.2go.com.ph.

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