Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Larong Pinoy Sports Clinics Attracts Youths and Parents



Communities in Metro-Manila re-experience the fun of the Traditional Filipino Street Games during the Barangay outreach tour of the Larong Pinoy Sports Clinic conducted by Magna Kultura Foundation, the national advocate of the Filipino Heritage Games in the country.   
Parents and grandparents brought their children to the sports clinic to let their children learn the games the same games they all used to play when they were young.  

While many of the new generations are familiar with the most popular of  games, the Larong Sports Clinic added new knowledge and techniques for children to play the game with an amateur playing skill.   
Magna Kultura taught children the official rules of playing the games, as well as the proper ways of making the ground markers in the playing field.

Larong Pinoy Sports Clinic are being held in urban cities teaching kids popular Filipino street games like Patintero, Tumbang Preso, Piko, Luksong Tinik and many games that our parents and elders use to play.

The fun training sessions teaches participants detailed mechanics of each and every game, the proper posture and movements, with systematic techniques on how to play each game and win the match. 

The 1st Part is a 20-minute session teaching participants the game mechanics, with systematic drills for proper execution, posture and movement.

The 2nd Part is a 3 ½ half hours session where participants are grouped into teams and conducted with actual game play; and, this time, orienting participants in the tournament formats and officiating rules.  

It's fascinating to see the kids to execute each drill exercise, and giggling their way through each and every task.

The first Larong Pinoy Sports Clinics were launched by Magna Kultura Foundation in Y-2008 in Barangay Communities in Metro-Manila. The venues were jam-packed with kids who enlisted.  

The event did not need much hyping and announcement because when word went out around among the neighborhood about the Larong Pinoy Clinics, parents who knew the games signed-up they children in the sports activity. 


Larong Pinoy is the traditional Filipino street games handed down from generations; it is the games of our heritage (Laro ng Lahi). It is cherished by elderly adults (grandparents), parents, and it is played by today's youth.









Patuloy nating buhayin ang laro ng ating lahi sa panahon ng modernisasyon.  Ito ay yaman n gating lahi.  Ipamahagi natin ito sa bagong kabataan. 




FOR INQUIRIES ABOUT MAGNA KULTURA'S PROGRAMS,

OR, FOR CONSULTATIONS ON DEVELOPMENT OF CSR OR MARKETING PROGRAMS

CONTACT DICKIE AGUADO at the following:
Cellular Phone os.: +63 917 8990025 (Globe) or +63 922 8990026 (Sun)
Landline Tel No. (632) 514-5868
Email Address: magnakultura@gmail.com



VISIT OUR INORMATION SITES
Magna Kultura Foundation: http://magnakulturafoundation.webs.com
Larong Pinoy Game Site: http://kulturapilipinas.webs.com
 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Making Larong Pinoy As Team-Building Sports Fest


The Traditional Filipino Games are back in the mainstream of society.  At the turn of the century, the revival started in community-barangays and in schools.  

Today, Filipino corporations are getting into the game; energizing employees with games that they use to play in the childhood years.  


More and more Filipino corporations are organizing Palarong Pinoy sports fests. This year, over 500 organizations have discovered the fun of having a Larong Pinoy Mini-Olympics ---- with teams playing Patintero, Luksong Tinik, Luksong Lubid, Tumbang Preso, Sipang Bilangan, and other Filipino traditional street games.  

Human Resource Managers have testified that a Larong Pinoy Sports Fest is truly a one-of-kind event-activity that leaves lasting impression among employees. It bonds employees like real “magkababata” (i.e., childhood friends). 


Playing the Traditional Filipino Street Games has become an alternative to implementing the usual Western sports activities. 

For many years, many companies have been organizing popular sports like basketball or volleyball; and usually, only younger employees get to play in the tournaments.  

In Larong Pinoy games, everybody --- young and old --- were able participate in almost every type of game.  It was so fun that even employees who did not play enjoyed the event, cheering, "jeering" and supporting their teams in every game.  The fun is unforgettable.  And best of all, employees who do not know each other become familiar with everyone.


The organizers of Palarong Pinoy events is an organization called Magna Kultura Foundation, an education-for-development NGO that has been advocating grassroots cultural activities in the Philippines.  Magna Kultura revived the Traditional Filipino Street Games back into the mainstream of society with sports clinics and tournaments that are conducted in barangay communities and in schools.  


In the Y-2008, HRDs of Filipino companies started calling on Magna Kultura to organize team-building activities using Larong Pinoy games as platform for bonding employees.  Magna Kultura organized the company sports fests, hassle-free for the HRDs: from planning to implementation, with tournament systems & procedures, game manuals with playing rules for each and every Filipino game; and running the games with referees and game marshals. The company’s organizing committee just sat back and relaxed; playing with the rest of their fellow-employees. 

Magna Kultura continues to conduct Palarong Pinoy sports fests for companies, on top of their on-going sports outreach programs in schools and barangays.  Magna Kultura works with HRDs and sports committees to conduct “proudly Pinoy” games that transforms the Filipino work-force into Communi-Teams.  



ORGANIZE A FILIPINO SPORTS FEST FOR YOUR COMPANY. Contact Magna Kultura Foundation.  Inform Magna Kultura about your sports fest plan: the scheduled date of your event, and how many employees.




FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE PROGRAM, CLICK & VIEW THE SPORTS FEST PLAN THE FOLLOWING SITES:  At http://kulturapilipinas.webs.com/corporate-mini-olympics



TO VIEW SOME OF THE COMPANY SPORTSFEST PHOTOS, preview them at  http://kulturapilipinas.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=14142715


FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

DICKIE AGUADO, Executive Director - MAGNA KULTURA FOUNDATION

Tel. Nos. :  (02) 514-5868 /  Mobile: 0917-8990025 or 0922-8990026

Or Email us: kulturapilipinas@gmail.com

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Organizing Larong Pinoy Sports Fest for Private companies is among the cultural entrepreneurship approaches of Magna Kultura to revive the games among Filipino adults who use to play the games; 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.






Monday, February 25, 2013

The Traditional Filipino Games as Team-Building Sports Fest

There comes a time when colleagues need to team-away from regular work environment, to rejuvenate and bond in a fun atmosphere.  Because people work hard, we give them time to play hard, and re-bond with their colleagues in an atmosphere of fun and friendly competition. 

There are many activities with great team-building concepts. Other than management-staff workshops, one of the most often used platforms for team-building is SPORTS.  Everybody loves to play games. 

Corporate Olympics is one of the fun activities popularly organized by the Human Resource Departments for employees.   

Corporate sporting events aim to strengthen the bond between employees, while instilling the value of team spirit in a corporate community. In the same note, it hopes to develop the employees’ competitive character and determination to excel.  Teams that play together, work together.

A current, and successful, trend in team building is having teams work together in various Group Dynamics Team Building exercises outside of their normal job duties. 

These can range from working together as a team doing crafts and activities, at times with group activity challenges against other team. Team Building sessions such as this focus on communication, trust, allocating roles, and learning how to work together.

Another often organized activity is corporate excursions.  Employees love to go “outing” and do leisurely activities together with colleagues. Company excursions range from day-tours to beach outings, and usually combined with light team-building activities. It’s all about spending time together. 


Since the 1980’s there have been many new ideas and innovative games. Other than the usual basketball or track and field games, companies have been trying more daring activities, such as “Survival” games and other adventure sports.   

While these games may be challenging to younger employees, there are still many who may not be able to participate in the activities; most especially that the work-force are not up to much physical activities, not to mention the older staff.

Team Building creates a more effective and efficient work-force.  Whatever type of activity the company chooses, more importantly, the rule of thumb is to keep it Fun, Entertaining, Dynamic and Simple.

Magna Kultura Foundation has been implementing arts and cultural programs in schools and city festivals.  In Y2005, Human Resource Departments started calling on Magna Kultura to create customized team-building programs, ranging from visual arts activities, to stage theatre, to kite-making and other crafts workshops.  And for sports oriented companies, they have a selection of different type of fun games.

Since Y2008, many have opted to launch mini-Olympics event using the Traditional Filipino Street Games. The selection of Larong Pinoy as a Sports Fest Activity was intended Human Resource staff to involve employees ---both young and old--- into doing an alternative event instead of the usual western sports.




It is a fact that only a few employees get to play in the usual sports like basketball, volleyball, or other western sports; but with Larong Pinoy everybody can play --- from the executives to staff, down to the clerks and general service employees.  It’s a game everybody knows.  It’s a game everyone can enjoy --- even the non-sporty type. Even those who don’t play enjoy just watching others play. 
 

With Larong Pinoy as sports fest platform, the team bonding goals flows naturally among employees and staff, internally at the office until the day of the event. It becomes the “talk-of-the-town”, everyone remembering childhood memories, making the office alive with youthful camaraderie.

Corporate sports fests  are usually games for only a few employees, and others simply become bystanders who attend because of compliance for attendance. It should not be the case.  In building the company as a CommuniTeam, employees at all levels must be involved in something that everyone can participate in. 

Teambuilding activities are loads of fun, but they can also be tools for strengthening your group.  Sports jargon often crosses over into the business world. The practice is used frequently in the business arena and in the sports world alike and has been credited with creating successful units time and time again.   

Employees "come together as a team" and "go for the win" when tackling an important project. The business owner, the managers, and the Department Heads are likened to team coaches. 

Bear in mind that playing sports can be a good team-building exercise that shows employees and management how to come together in pursuit of a common goal.

Treat your employees to a fun team-building activity, and your company into a CommuniTeam.  

DON’T JUST ORGANIZE A SPORTS FEST FOR THE SAKE OF GIVING EMPLOYEES AN ACTIVITY. IGNITE TEAM SPIRIT, INSPIRE TEAM WORK. ORGANIZE AN EVENT THAT WILL TRULY BE MEMORABLE. A SPORTS FEST THAT WILL BOND EMPLOYEES INTO A REAL COMMUNITY WITH SOLID CAMARADERIE. 




FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPORST FEST PROGRAM Check out the Larong Pinoy Program Concept at http://www.slideshare.net/KulturaPilipinas
Or view the company sports fest article at http://kulturapilipinas.webs.com/corporate-mini-olympics

To see the photos of different Philippine companies who have conducted a Palarong Pinoy team-building sports fest Filipino Games Website at http://kulturapilipinas.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=14142715




TRANSFORMING PEOPLE.
TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES.
Since 2003


CONTACT INFORMATION
DICKIE AGUADO, Executive Director - MAGNA KULTURA FOUNDATION
Tel. Nos. :  (02) 514-5868 /  Mobile: 0917-8990025 or 0922-8990026
Email: kulturapilipinas@gmail.com




Thursday, October 25, 2012

Corporate Sportsfest Fun Using Larong Pinoy Games





The Traditional Filipino Street Games finds its home once again back into the hearts of Filipinos, as adults re-discovered the fun of playing Larong Pinoy during Company Sports Fests; bonding with fellow-employees, and building  relationships like real “kababata’s”, with breathing  energy. It is a game everybody knows.  It is a game that anyone can play with a youthful spirit.

The Filipino Street Games has been with us for over a century.  In today’s modern age of technology, the games are very much alive, bringing fun in communities, schools, and lately, as a team-building sports fest in local corporations.

Human Resource Department personnel saw the values that it brings to employees, as it bonds young and old together in activities that everyone can play. 

Filipino Team building is more than just dragging employees to the usual basketball intramurals or having someone give them a lecture on why it’s important to work together. People learn best when they’re moving around, interacting, and working together on fun challenges.


Since the 1980’s there have been many new sports and innovative games --- Triathlon, Xtreme Sports, Cross Games, Fun Runs, etc.  In Y2008, many companies have opted to launch sports fest using the Traditional Filipino Street Games as platform form team-building sports fests. With Larong Pinoy, employees THINK FILIPINO.

There's more than one way to improve the level of employee engagement in a company. Using Larong Pinoy is a unique platform to engage employees, creating youthful energy and fun community atmosphere at the workplace. It triggers sharing of personal experiences and insights that leads to intimate bonding.


The selection of Larong Pinoy as a Sports Fest Activity is intended to involve employees into doing an alternative event instead of the usual western sports, to make the company affair fun and truly Filipino. It is a fact that only a few employees get to play in the usual sports like basketball, volleyball, or other western sports; with Larong Pinoy everybody can play --- from executives, to staff, to clerks, to general service employees.  It’s a game everybody knows.  It’s a game everyone can enjoy --- even the non-sporty type.  Larong Pinoy challenges employees & staff to re-learn the Filipino Street Games blended with team building values and youthful camaraderie in the office.  With Larong Pinoy as sports fest platform, the team bonding goals will flow naturally among employees and staff, internally at the office even before the day of the event.

What Happens When Companies Decide To Use Larong Pinoy As Sportsfest Platform?

Internally at the Office
It will get each and every employee talking about the games, reviewing what they know, and definitely remembering their childhood memories.  It will “bring-out the child” in everyone when they relate to one another, making the office alive.

It will trigger individual exploration, making young people consult elderly employees who are knowledgeable about the games.  It is a light and fun bridge for office bonding.

And, it will trigger CommuniTeam bonding as they practice the games together.    


Then, During The Event
Larong Pinoy engages employees with a unique sporting experience (definitely different from the usual basketball or track racing). In all types of games, everyone can play --- young our old, line or staff.  And, even non-players have the fun of watching co-employees execute and compete in the games.  It's a different kind of fun.

There is total team bonding with fun-filled cooperation that naturally flow amongst participants.  Larong Pinoy leaves no physical hurt or emotional feelings (unlike rough sports like basketball), because  it’s all child-like fun games and thrills that are so Pinoy.

The Larong Pinoy sports fest impart a youthful and unforgettable experience among employees. The youthful atmosphere that it creates will make them feel as if they all grew up together.  Aside from CommuniTeam Building, it builds employee relationships .

It is a game everybody knows.  It is a game that anyone can play with a youthful spirit --- from management to staff to line employees --- young and old!   The Larong Piinoy experience reverberates within the organization even weeks after the event ---- making each and every  feel as if they “grew up and played with each other when they were young”.  This is the spirit that games of our heritage bring into an organization.  And a well-organized event even makes it more memorable.


Magna Kultura Foundation, an NGO for arts and culture, organizes Larong Pinoy sports fests for companies with a Mini-Olympics format, making it truly fun and challenging for young and old employees.  Magna Kultura organizes traditional Filipinos street games like patintero, tumbang preso, piko, sipa, luksong tinik,, siyato, holen, trumpo, and other street games like an Olympic competition. Magna Kultura conceptualizes, organize and implement team building programs, workshops and corporate events, giving you more than what you expect, with the best value for your company.

Over 500 companies will tell you that Magna Kultura’s corporate team-building events makes are one-of-kind activities that leave lasting impression on employees and bring out the best in a company.


Treat your employees to a Fun Team-Building Sports Fest where everybody can play: Palarong Pilipino Mini-Olympics for young & old! A Sports Fest Team Bonding Activity can be held anytime of the year.  It doesn’t have to be summer. Build your corporate family into a CommuniTeam now.




FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPORST FEST PROGRAM Check out the Larong Pinoy Program Concept at http://www.slideshare.net/KulturaPilipinas
Or view the company sports fest article at http://kulturapilipinas.webs.com/corporate-mini-olympics

To see the photos of different Philippine companies who have conducted a Palarong Pinoy team-building sports fest Filipino Games Website at http://kulturapilipinas.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=14142715




FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Dickie Aguado, Executive Director - Magna Kultura Foundation
Direct Line: Tel No. (632) 514-5868
CP Nos.: +63 917 8990025 (Globe) or +63 922 8990026 (Sun)
Email Address: kulturapilipinas@gmail.com






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Thursday, April 26, 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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Monday, April 23, 2012

Mini-Olympics Sportsfest Organized For Companies


Treat your employees to a Fun Team-Building Sports Fest where everybody can play: Palarong Pilipino Mini-Olympics for young & old!

Let them play Patintero, Tumbang Preso, and other Filipino games.  It will make everybody feel young, with a unique bonding experience.  Palarong Pinoy is fun, challenging, competitive & memorable. Even those who are not playing have  fun cheering, jeering & watching fellow-employees play.

Magna Kultura organizes the games like a real Olympics with Tournament Systems, Referees, Game Marshals. Games are timed & team scores tabulated. Employees are grouped into teams with team captains.  The HR Department can relax. 

More and more Filipino corporations are organizing Palarong Pinoy sports fests. Over 500 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 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.

Magna Kultura organizes everything hassle free! From planning to implementation, with game materials, equipment, program script, emcee announcement & music.  Your company’s HRD & sports committee can sit back, relax, and just play with the rest on the event day.  We will meet with the team captains and employees, to orient them on how we will run the event and games. We will provide a game manual, with game playing mechanics and tournament rules.

A Sports Fest Team Bonding Activity can be held anytime of the year.  It doesn’t have to be summer. 

Because employees work hard --- let them play hard!  To build a corporate family, let employees play like children.



FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPORST FEST PROGRAM Check out the Larong Pinoy Program Concept at http://www.slideshare.net/KulturaPilipinas
Or view the company sports fest article at http://kulturapilipinas.webs.com/corporate-mini-olympics

To see the photos of different Philippine companies who have conducted a Palarong Pinoy team-building sports fest Filipino Games Website at http://kulturapilipinas.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=14142715




Feel free to call us, so we discuss and plan your company event.
FOR MORE DETAILS CONTACT: DICKIE AGUADO, Executive Director - MAGNA KULTURA FOUNDATION  at Tel. Nos. : 514-5868 or  Mobile Nos: 0917-8990025 or 0922-8990026. You may also Email: kulturapilipinas@gmail.com




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, once more reviving the games of our heritage ("Laro ng Lahi") back in the mainstream of Philippine society.