Friday, April 27, 2012

Magna Kultura’s Revives The Traditional Filipino Games







Larong Pinoy is the games of our heritage Laro ng Lahi ).  It is a cultural treasure ( yaman ng lahi ) cherished by generations of Filipinos. It favorite past-time that is close to the hearts of Filipinos, encompassing generations --- from our grandparents, to our parents, and among the youth & toddlers of today.  


Considering that almost 60% of the mass population in the Philippines don't have computers and still can't afford the high-tech game gadgets, the Filipino Traditional Street Games are still a favorite past-time among children in heavy urban areas and provinces.  


The Filipino games brings good memories of friendship and fun among those who have played it.  It brings a smile among our elders whenever they remember the days when they used to play it.  It brings out the child among our parents when they mention it, and vividly remembering their childhood playmates and the neighborhood where they use to play it.  It actually every adult's wish for the new generation of Filipino to experience the fun of the Traditional Street Games.   


Recognizing the vital role of “outdoor play” on the overall well-being and development of children, Magna Kultura Foundation, an arts & culture NGO launched activities at the grassroots to reintroduction of traditional Pinoy games.

Dubbed as “LARONG PINOY”, the program aims to bring back the fun and excitement of Traditional Filipino Games that our parents and grandparents used to play.  Before the advent of the popular virtual games, these Pinoy games were the favorite pastime of young kids for generations.

Since most of the kids nowadays are no longer familiar with these traditional games,  Magna Kultura Foundation endeavors to reintroduce these once popular games to as many kids as possible through sports clinics & tournaments.


The Play Camp sports clinics features play instruction sessions with systematic drills and exercises, and mini-tournaments that teaches the official rules of the games.  These Play Camps teaches children a host of favorite Pinoy street games like patintero, tumbang preso, piko, sipa, luksong tinik,, siyato, holen, trumpo, and other street games.  

Larong Pinoy is all about giving kids fun in the communities where they live, at the same time, promote healthy outdoor activities through play. Through this project, we aim to promote the healthy physical, mental and social development of today’s young people,” said Mr. Dickie Aguado, Executive Director of the Magna Kultura Foundation.

Larong Pinoy Pinoy is a Philippine cultural treasure.  Magna Kultura’s purpose in conducting Larong Pinoy is to revive the games back in the mainstream of society, and to instill fundamental social values among the new generation of youth. The activities of the Larong Pinoy are intended to promote patriotism, strengthen family ties, involve the community in worthwhile activities.


LARONG PINOY’S PROGRAMS GOALS ARE:

1. To INSTILL PATRIOTISM and love of things that are Filipino.  Larong Pinoy is a light and subtle way of instilling the Filipino Spirit among children without lecturing or “preaching” about Patriotism. Anyone who experience Larong Pinoy never forget the memories  of playing the games.  It will always be a part of their lives. 

2. To use the games as A Bridge for BONDING the YOUTH with PARENTS and ELDERS (lolo, lola, uncles, etc.)  Before the era of modern games and high-gadgets, Larong Pinoy was the game of our parents and ancestors. Providing children with the knowledge and experience of the games allows them to “connect” & relate with their relatives and other adults.

3. To ENLIVEN COMMUNITIES by bringing back the fun in neighborhood, with kids playing with their peers.  In today’s modern age, kids seldom interact with neighbourhood children, having no “kababata”, having only  “ka-Chat” who are virtual friends Facebook or YM.  Larong Pinoy allows physical activity and paves the way to interaction with other children in the neighborhood.



Magna Kultura revives the traditional Filipino street games.  Reaching out to children in communities, reviving fun in the neighborhood.  Larong Pinoy promotes active play by giving children in the community something to play on.  Larong Pinoy promotes healthy physical, social and mental development of young people. And best of all, it is all about giving kids fun in the communities where they live. 


Larong Pinoy promotes healthy outdoor activities through play. Larong Pinoy promotes a healthy lifestyle and active outdoor play among children in schools and barangays. It promotes physical (energy), social (camaraderie) and emotional (fun / shapes character) activities through outdoor activities.  The physical and health benefits of outdoor play  are obvious, yet the social and personal benefits are equally  as important.  


Play is the way kids grow, learn and live. As children continue to grow, so do the skills they learn on the playground.  From agility and strength-building to socialization and independence, some of our most important lifelong lessons are learned outside of the classroom.


So, let the children play.  And let them play the games of our heritage.  It's the game of Filipinos.




IT'S MORE THAN JUST A GAME; IT IS A VEHICLE
TO INSTILL PATRIOTISM AMONG THE NEW GENERATION. 

One day these kids will join society's league, 
and they will Play with the TEAM called Filipino race.



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For more details about the program, contact

MAGNA KULTURA FOUNDATION
Direct Line: Tel No. 5145868
CP Nos.: 0917.899.0025 (Globe) or 0922.899.0026 (Sun)
Email Address: kulturapilipinas@gmail.com

VISIT THE LARONG PINOY INFORMATION SITES AT
Wikipedia Info on Traditional Games of the Philippines

WikiPilipinas on the Traditional Filipino Games





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Friday, April 20, 2012

Organize A Company Sports Fest For Your Employees

Organize a Fun Team Bonding Event for employees, anytime of the year!  And make it unique, fun and truly memorable by adding a “Pinoy Flavor”.  Make it a Palarong Pinoy Corporate Mini-Olympics!


Over 100 companies will tell you that Magna Kultura’s Larong Pinoy Sports Fest Events makes are one-of-kind activities that leave lasting impression on employees and bring out the best in a company.


A Larong Pinoy Mini-Olympics Sportsfest, and make your company event a truly unique and fun activity. Magna Kultura Foundation organizes Larong Pinoy Tournaments for companies like a Mini-Olympics. It's challenging and competitive, and best of all, it's fun and memorable.




It's a real Mini-Olympics with a tournament system.  Inter-Department competitions on Patintero, Tumbang Preso, Turumpo, Jumping Rope, Sipang Bilangan, and various Pinoy Relay Races. It's fun! It makes each and everyone feel young.



Magna Kultura (an arts & culture NGO) organizes all the event planning detail for companies a team-building sports event ---- from planning to implementation, with Tournament Systems & Procedures and a Tournament Manual with Rules for each and every game; with Referees and Marshal Manpower; as well as, preparing all the Game Materials, Registration Forms ---- so that the HR Dept. and Sports Committee can sit back, relax, and play with the rest of their fellow-employees.


The uniqueness of A Larong Pinoy company sports fest is that is is for young and old employees, for male and female, and it's even for those who don't want to play (but just watch!).  


Unlike Basketball or any of the usual western sports activities, Larong Pinoy is a game where everybody will be able to easily participate in.  Even employees who don’t want play enjoys the event --- cheering, "jeering" and supporting the teams. 


But what makes  Larong Pinoy  even great is that, everyone who plays the game with their fellow- employees gets the feeling like they are childhood playmates ("magkababata").  The activity becomes a real team-bonding experience.  And the experience goes beyond the event as employees cherishes the thoughts of the games with friendly camaraderie through-out the year.

To build a corporate family, let employees play like children.  Because employees work hard --- let them play hard!  A Sports Fest Team Bonding Activity can be held anytime of the year.  It doesn’t have to be summer. 

Make the Games of our Heritage (Larong Lahi) your company's team-building sports fest platform.  Make it Larong Pinoy!


  

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE PROGRAM, CLICK & VIEW THE SPORTSFEST PLAN THE FOLLOWING SITES:  at  http://filipinogames.multiply.com/profile/resume/resume.pdf

TO VIEW PHOTOS OF COMPANIES WHO HAVE CONDUCTED LARONG PINOY SPORTS FESTS, VISIT http://filipinogames.multiply.com/photos

 


FOR INQUIRIES, CONTACT MAGNA KULTURA FOUNDATION
DICKIE AGUADO, Executive Director - MAGNA KULTURA FOUNDATION.  
Tel. Nos. : 514-5868 /  Mobile: 0917-8990025 or 0922-8990026
Email: kulturapilipinas@gmail.com




Organizing Larong Pinoy Sports Fest for Private companies 
is an entrepreneurial approach for Magna Kultura 
to raise funds for the foundation, at the same time,
once more reviving the games of our heritage 
among adults who use to play it. 

We believe that the games must continually be revived 
among adult citizens, on top of introducing it 
among new generation of Filipino youths.

Buhayin Natin Ang Laro ng Lahi.  
Ito ang Laro Nating Ng Mga Pinoy! 





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Magna Kultura Celebrates Earth Day




Magna Kultura Foundation celebrates Earth Day Festival together with Cultural Center of the Philippines and Greenpeace Philippines in a crusade for global environmentalism at the CCP Complex on April 22, 2012 (Sunday).

Bring your family and friends. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be trade fairs, cultural variety shows, and more than 10 bands who will jam all through the day --- a powerful display of crusade for environmentalism with a colorful celebration.

More than 20 NGO's will be making a showcase at the CCP Complex:  Greenpeace, Haribon Foundation.  Eco-Waste Foundation; with performances by Sanghabi (ethnic & natural instruments), Paul Zialcita (aqua drums), Ermitanyo, Unitiima, Ganhava, Jonan Aguilar, Jeck Pilpil and Peacepipe. 


The event also highlights an Eco Exhibits, Eco Market, a Family Picnic for the Planet, and outdoor fun activities for adults and children.







Join the thousands of fellow-Filipinos celebrating Earth Day.  The celebrations provide a chance to remember what an amazing planet we live on.  And make the spirit of Earth Day a part of life.


More than a billion people will be celebrating Earth Day worldwide. It is a day to think of the environmental challenges we face and how to solve them.  Earth Day reminds us that we all share the same planet. Sharing Earth means taking responsibility for what we use and how we use it. Protecting Earth is every person’s and every country’s responsibility. 

Earth Day isn’t the only day when the world can and should celebrate the planet we all share. We believe that protecting the environment should be part of our consciousness, in the way to live. There are many different things each of us can do to help protect species, keep Earth clean, and fix damage that has been done. It will help make sure that future generations won’t run out of the things we all need, like clean water, air, and soil. 

Celebrate Earth Day.  Together let's create a higher level of environmental consciousness among our fellow-Filipinos.  Join the thousands of fellow-Filipinos celebrating Earth Day.  The celebrations provide a chance to remember what an amazing planet we live on.  And make the spirit Earth Day a part of life.





Monday, April 16, 2012

Palarong Pinoy: A Fun Corporate Team-Building Sports Fest



More and more Filipino corporations are organizing Palarong Pinoy sports fests. Over 100 companies have held Larong Pinoy Corporate Mini-Olympic Events.  Human Resource Managers have testified that a Larong Pinoy event is truly a one-of-kind activity that leave lasting impression on employees, and bring out the best in each and everyone.

Unlike Basketball or any of the usual western sports activities, Larong Pinoy is a game where everybody will be able to easily participate in.  Even employees who don’t want play enjoys the event --- cheering, "jeering" and supporting the teams.  Iba ang Larong Pinoy.  Ito ang tunay na Laro nating mga Pinoy. 

A Larong Pinoy  company sports fest is both for young and old employees, for male and female, and for everybody who’s every inch a Filipino.
Magna Kultura started advocating Palarong Pinoy company sports fests in 2009 as a way of promoting patriotism among adults in a fun way.  Since then, the word spread that companies could have an alternative sporting event other than the usual western games.  Companies have been requesting Magna Kultura to organize their sports fest not only during summer, but any month of the year.


Magna Kultura organizes the games like a real Olympics with Tournament Systems, Referees, Game Marshals. Employees are grouped into teams with team captains.  And competitions are conducted with matches on Patintero, Tumbang Preso, Jumping Rope, Sipang Bilangan, and various Pinoy Relay Races with timed heats & team scores tabulated.

But what makes it even great is that, everyone who plays the game with their fellow- employees gets the feeling like they are childhood playmates (magkababata).  The activity becomes a unique team-bonding experience.  The experience goes beyond the event as employees cherish the thoughts of the games through-out the year.

To build a corporate family, let employees play like children.  Because employees work hard --- let them play hard!  A Sports Fest Team Bonding Activity can be held anytime of the year.  It doesn’t have to be summer. 


BUHAYIN NATIN ANG LARO NG LAHI.
BATA MAN O MATANDA,
ITO ANG LARO NATIN.
ITO AY YAMAN NG ATING LAHI.


LARONG PINOY IS AN ADVOCACY OF MAGNA KULTURA FOUNDATION FOR INSTILLING PATRIOTISM AMONG THE NEW GENERATION FOR FILIPINO CHJILDREN; AT THE SAME TIME REVIVING THE FILIPINO SPIRIT AMONG ADULTS. 






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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Organize A Team-Building Company Sports Fest


Larong Pinoy: The Latest Company Sports Craze. 
Philippine companies have discovered a uniquely Filipino Sports Fest with a fund bonding theme: A LARONG PINOY MINI-OLYMPIC.  A variety of fun traditional Filipino street games conducted in an Olympic-games format.  It's challenging and competitive, and best of all, it's fun and memorable.



Over 100 companies will tell you that Magna Kultura’s Larong Pinoy Corporate Mini-Olympic Events are one-of-kind activities that leave lasting impression on employees and bring out the best in a company. It creates a unique bonding among fellow-employees, instilling in each and everyone (young and old) the “mag-kababata” feeling of friendship.


Fellow-Employees Bond Like a Real Communi-Team.




The event is executed like a real Olympics event --- with professional officiating & tournament system with an Olympic sports music scoring ambience. Employees will be grouped into teams, with their own Team Captains. And competitions are conducted with timed-innings, scored matches in playing Patintero, Tumbang Preso, Jumping Rope, Sipang Bilangan, and various Pinoy Relay Races.  It’s fun! Even those who are not playing enjoy watching, cheering, jeering, and being part of every match.


Larong Pinoy is a true bonding experience among employees. Even before  the event day every individual find time (and have fun) discussing and practicing internally at the office.  It bridges the young and old employees, staff and clerks, as they consult everyone about the games.


Young and Old Employees Enjoy Playing The Games. 




Ito ang tunay na Laro nating mga Pinoy.  Unlike Basketball or any of the usual western sports activities, Larong Pinoy is a game where everybody will be able to easily participate in.  Even employees who don’t want play enjoy the event --- cheering, "jeering" and supporting the teams.  Iba ang Larong Pinoy. 

ORGANIZE A LARONG PINOY SPORTSFEST ANYTIME OF THE YEAR, AND HAVE A GREAT TEAM-BONDING EVENT.


Magna Kultua will organize everything, hassle-free.  From planning to implementation.  Preparation of the program and the script, up to the secretariat management. 





Having a sports fest will be easy for the company’s organizing committee and the HRD staff. Magna Kultura will provide Tournament Systems & Procedures, Registration Forms, and Manual with Rules for each and every game; organized with Referees and Game Marshals. The Company Organizing Committee can sit back and relax and play with the rest of fellow-empl.  Magna Kultura will coordinate with the Team Captains in partnership with the HR Department.


Make your Sports Fest a great event experience! Call us, and together we’ll plan the event and discuss logistics details. 

Let Magna Kultura contribute to the corporate camaraderie of your employees through a Pinoy Games  activity.  We’ll  deliver a one-of-a-kind sportsfest event for your company.

For more information, visit our Larong Pinoy website at http://filipinogames.multiply.com/  

To get a sample document that you can use to present to your management, download an event concept plan at http://filipinogames.multiply.com/profile/resume/resume.pdf


Organizing Larong Pinoy Sports Fest for Private companies is among the cultural entrepreneurship approaches of Magna Kultura to raise funds for the socio-civic 
programs of the foundation; at the same time, an advocacy to revive the 
Games of Our Heritage ("Laro ng Lahi") back in the mainstream 
of Philippine society, among children and adults.



To coordinate your own company sports fest, contact:
DICKIE AGUADO, Executive Director - MAGNA KULTURA FOUNDATION
Tel. Nos. : 514-5868 /  Mobile: 0917-8990025 or 0922-8990026
Or Email us at: kulturapilipinas@gmail.com