MILO, PH Olympians inspire next generation of champions to pursue their dreams in new “Mula Noon, Hanggang Ngayon – Tuloy ang Pagiging Champion” campaign
Manila, Philippines, 24 March 2021 – 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. The story spotlights on the country’s sports heroes of yesterday and today to show that parents can still help their kids jumpstart and propel their champion dreams at home amidst the changing waves of time. The campaign was initially unveiled on television, the MILO Philippines Facebook page and YouTube channel.
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.
“Sports is deeply entrenched in the fabric of human lives,” said Castillo. “No matter what the challenges, our athletes of yesterday have shown great determination and grit to work for their aspirations which enabled them to become the Champions we admire today. The Mula Noon, Hanggang Ngayon – Tuloy ang Pagiging Champion campaign is dedicated to the next generation of athletes. By sharing the journeys of our Philippine sports heroes, we hope that, with the guidance of their parents, kids are further inspired to pursue their dreams.”
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 andreceived 40,000 enrollees for its online sports classes which helped create jobs for 1,000 sports coaches, over the past year.
As MILO continues these endeavors with the Mula Noon, Hanggang Ngayon – Tuloy ang Pagiging Champion campaign, the leading beverage brand is steadfast in enabling more parents to nurture their children to become tomorrow’s heroes in sports and in life with the MILO Champion Formula to make their champion journeys more energizing. The MILO Champion Formula contains more milk, packed with more Champion Energy Nutrients na PROTOMALT®, Iron, at Vitamins B2, B3, B6, and B12, at mas sulit dahil mas pinarami na ang isang sachet at the same suggested retail price, parents and their children are given the right energy to stay active and healthy at home. It is the only chocomalt milk drink with milk as the #1 ingredient.
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.
MILO has been in the Philippines for over 50 years and is the country’s favorite chocolate malt powdered milk drink that can be prepared with hot or cold milk or water. Its purpose is to nourish kids’ journey to success with nutritious energy and inspiration to grow with sports.
Every mug of MILO contains the goodness of Milk, Cocoa, Malt, and Activ-Go® – a special blend of Protomalt®, Vitamins, and Minerals. It is high in Vitamins B2, B3, B6, B12, C, and is a good source of Iron, for energy release from food.
About Nestlé Philippines
Over a hundred years after it first started operations in the country, Nestlé Philippines, Inc. (NPI) today is a robust and stable organization, proud of its role in bringing high quality food and beverage throughout the stages of the Filipino consumers’ lives. The Company employs more than 3,200 men and women nationwide, and is among the country’s Top 10 Corporations.
Driven by its purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, Nestlé today produces and markets products under some of the country’s trusted brands such as NESCAFÉ, NIDO, MILO, NESTEA, MAGGI, BEAR BRAND, NESTLÉ and PURINA, among others. Its product range has expanded to include coffee, milk, beverages, non-dairy creamer, food, infant nutrition, ice cream and chilled dairy, breakfast cereals, confectionery and pet care.
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