MILO Philippines continues to drive its lifelong legacy of energizing children through sports with the announcement of its new campaign, “Mula Noon, Hanggang Ngayon – Tuloy ang Pagiging Champion”, serving as the brand’s banner theme for 2021.
Assistant Vice President of Nestlé Philippines-MILO Lester P. Castillo, Philippine Sports Hall-of-Famer, swimming legend and Olympian Gerardo “Ral” Rosario, and MILO Little Olympics Most Outstanding Athlete and SEA Games gold medalist Sacho Ilustre, announced the latest campaign and discussed MILO’s strengthened commitment in helping parents engage their children into sports.
In the Mula Noon, Hanggang Ngayon – Tuloy ang Pagiging Champion campaign, renowned athletes such as world champion and Tokyo Olympics gymnast Caloy Yulo, international multi-medalist and taekwondo jin Japoy Lizardo, volleyball phenom Alyssa Valdez, and former PBA superstar Chris Tiu star as the role models for the new generation of athletes Sofia Ildefonso of volleyball, siblings Anna Beatrice and Mateo Luiz Sarmiento of taekwondo, Nathan Ayson of gymnastics, Mikaela De Leon Martires of basketball – all of whom came from MILO’s sports programs.
Standing in for MILO athletes featured in the campaign, Rosario, a country representative in the 1972 and 1976 Olympics and a gold medalist in the 1978 Asian Games, expressed his full support for the campaign. Recognizing the role of veteran athletes to the younger ones, he said: “Our achievements as athletes can pave way for the younger generations to do greater things – for themselves and for the society that they live in. It is important that we give them the motivation to uplift their spirits so that they pursue their sporting journeys.” Rosario is also a partner of MILO for its grassroots swimming program, MILO-Swimtech.
MILO strives to keep sports alive by combining innovation and tradition evident in the brand’s sports programs that stood the test of time. It is through this manner that MILO is able to help parents engage their children into sports through the years. Since 1964, MILO has been supporting grassroots sports in the Philippines. The brand’s time-honored programs such as the National MILO Marathon, MILO Sports Clinics, MILO Little Olympics and the MILO Champ Camp, have served as the springboard for many of the athletes we know and love today.
Ilustre, a MILO Little Olympics who is now a SEA Games gold medalist, said, “Swimming is my life and it taught me to be determined to achieve my dreams. It is a matter of perseverance that I will be able to do something great. When that time comes, I hope that I get to pass all the skills and values I learned to the younger generation of swimmers so that, they, too, can pursue their ambitions.”
Keeping the Champion Spirit Alive
By being an active collaborator of the sporting community and a partner of Filipino parents, MILO is greatly positioned to further advance its pursuits of helping parents unlock their child’s sporting potentials. United by the shared commitment of helping the younger generation of future champions, MILO works with industry players such as the National Sports Associations, the public sector such as the Department of Education (DepEd), and sports organizations such as the Philippine Olympic Committee and the Philippine Sports Commission, to develop more sustained programs geared towards health and nutrition.
What came to fruition from these partnerships was MILO’s umbrella online sports program the MILO Home Court. It was the brand’s breakthrough initiative to pivot its signature on-ground sports activities to online. Its core sub-programs, the MILO Sports Clinics Online, the MILO Champion Habit with DepEd, the Champion Live and Minute have collectively reached 50 million views from children and parents from its instructional video content, attained 35 million post engagements and received 40,000 enrollees for its online sports classes which helped create jobs for 1,000 sports coaches, over the past year.
Watch the Mula Noon, Hanggang Ngayon – Tuloy ang Pagiging Champion material on the MILO Philippines Facebook page (www.facebook.com/milo.ph) and YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ2Wzb2qXmrCgIYnPq6VfvQ/playlists). For more information, visit www.milo.com.ph. PR
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