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WATCH: Terrence Romeo, Nikko Huelgas compete for charity

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Terrence Romeo photo by Joaqui Flores; Nikko Huelgas photo from POC-PSC Media Group

In a fantasy match-up, the Idol of Southeast Asia, Terrence Romeo, faced the Fastest Triathlete in the region, Nikko Huelgas. But it was not about who could should more baskets or who can run faster.

The challenge? Who could eat a whole Chooks-to-Go chicken faster!

“Katuwaan lang naman ito e. Pareho naman naming alam ni Nikko na malakas talaga kami kumain ng manok,” said Romeo, who was the leading scorer of Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup and a three-time scoring champion.

“Inimbitahan lang kami kumain ng lunch tapos biglang tumawag si Boss Ronald [Mascariñas], sabi pabilisan daw kumain ng isang buong chicken,” added Huelgas, who pocketed his second gold in the Men’s Triathlon competition of the Southeast Asian Games last August.

And in this season of giving, the two competed with their favorite charities in mind.

“Ang maganda rito, ang mananalo makakakuha ng isang daang Chooks-to-Go chicken,” shared Romeo

“At kami ang pipili kung saang charity namin gustong i-donate yung one hundred chickens,” furthered Huelgas.

It was a fun-filled yet competitive match-up. To see who won, let’s all watch the video below!

Whoever said competitive eating is not a sport?

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Best of 2017: Chooks-to-Go’s Manok ng Bayan mission

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Last December 5, 2016, Chooks-to-Go went on a mission: to support the journey of the Filipino Athlete.

It started with Gilas Pilipinas and it branched out to other sports like triathlon and volleyball.

Though there were heartbreaks along the way, it made the victories that much sweeter.

But the journey is far from over as the mission has yet to be accomplished. We believe that the best has yet to come.

Come 2018, Chooks-to-Go plans to be louder and more resilient.

The brand will continue to support Gilas Pilipinas and Nikko Huelgas. In addition, it has renewed its sponsorship with the Philippine Superliga and is looking to partner up with the National Basketball Training Center.

As Filipinos, we will continue to show the world what PUSO is all about!

This is the Manok ng Bayan mission.

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#CheckBookPlay: Reserving a basketball court made easier

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Keep calm and stay ballin’

Having a hard time gathering your friends and reserving a basketball court? Well, there’s a website that makes this task much more easier. And all you need is just three steps.

Check. Book. Play.

Express Hoops PH is the brainchild of three friends that saw the need for an app that would make reserving basketball courts hassle-free.

“Being basketball enthusiasts and casual players ourselves, we’ve experienced the difficulties of finding and reserving basketball courts,” shared one of the proprietors Paolo Layug, who is currently an assistant coach for the Alaska Aces and the Saint Benilde Blazers. “There are currently too many steps just to reserve a court: from finding the contact details of the gym, calling the gym to inquire available timeslots, to coordinating with your friends to make sure you have enough players, then finally having to pay at the gym or their bank beforehand.

“We felt that there were a lot of inefficiencies in the whole process. There had to be a simpler, more hassle-free to book basketball courts.”

Layug, together with fellow Atenean Mark Carillo and Carlo Espinosa, conceptualized the idea of shortening the process of booking a place. The inspiration came from apps that can purchase movie tickets, reserve hotel rooms, and hail taxi cabs.

After multiple testflights, the product was finally made public in July of 2017.

“For our users, we want the entire reservation process to be as easy as check, book. and play. We don’t want there to be any hang ups or delays in the process. Once a user finds a timeslot that he wants to book, the payment is coursed through our website,” added Layug. “All payments are made upfront and in full. The reason we do this is because we want to avoid situations of last minute cancellations or worse, no shows. Of course, this is a source of lost income for gym owners and we really want to avoid that.

“Once a user books a timeslot, all the user has to do is show his voucher to the gym custodian and he’s good to go!”

Currently, Express Hoops PH has partnered up with eight gyms, namely G-Court and Reyes Gym in Mandaluyong; The Upper Deck Lifestyle Center in Pasig; Moro Lorenzo Sports Center, PAREF Northfield, and Golden Panda Gym in Quezon City; Cloverleaf Basketball Court in Makati; and TC Sports Gymnasium in Caloocan.

Just like Gilas Pilipinas, you can play at the Upper Deck Gym

The reservation fee depends on the location, ranging from PHP 400/hour (Northfield) to PHP 2,000/hour (Upperdeck). In terms of payment options, Express Hoops currently accept credit card payments using PayPal’s online payment portal system.

The troika of basketball-loving techpreneurs are aiming to have at least 40 partners by the end of 2018. More importantly, the group wants to continue with innovations on how to make it easier for both the clients and the gym owners.

“In the end, we want to create a system that will be the perfect assist to both players and gym owners.”

Get the ball rolling by creating your account now!

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