Title Sponsor

COBRA ENERGY DRINK was launched in December 2006 by Interbev Philippines, Inc. Cobra Energy Drink caters to individuals who lead an active lifestyle and whose jobs or hobbies require them to perform at an optimal level whether physically or mentally. COBRA provides the “extra energy” for enhanced mental and physical performance.

Cobra Energy Drink contains the following unique blend of ingredients that enable the body to achieve the extra energy needed to perform one’s daily tasks:

B Vitamins – are often called energy vitamins. It fights fatigue, irritability, poor concentration, anxiety and depression.
Inositol – is very helpful in the treatment of depression, panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is also used to prevent hardening of the arteries, protect the heart and treat cancer.
Ginseng – increases resistance to physical, chemical and biological stress and builds up vitality. Ginseng increases physical and mental capacity for work.
Taurine – It is an essential nutrient observed to treat cardiovascular diseases, hypercholesterocemia, epilepsy, seizure disorders, muscular degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease & modulation of cellular calcium levels.
Caffeine – improves one’s endurance. It is an ergogenic aide that stimulates muscular performance. Taurine combined with caffeine enhances one’s concentration and reaction speed while improving emotional status.

With the active lifestyle that we have today, COBRA ENERGY DRINK can play a great role in our everyday living.

Media Partners

The Philippine STAR is a daily broadsheet circulated throughout the Philippine archipelago. Owned and published by PhilSTAR Daily, Inc., The Philippine STAR is regarded as a vaunted pillar of Philippine media and is the only broadsheet with an established circulation in Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia.

Comprehensive coverage, balanced reporting, responsible journalism. These are just some of the attributes readers commonly associate with The Philippine STAR – qualities that continue to endear the newspaper to legions of Filipino readers who value credible news and information.

Founded on July 28, 1986 by veteran journalists Max Soliven, Betty Go-Belmonte and Art Borjal, The Philippine STAR has lived up to its mission of informing and inspiring the Filipino people by upholding truth and fairness at all times. Its integrity as a newspaper is anchored on the Biblical motto, “Truth Shall Prevail.”

Beyond upholding journalistic ideals, The Philippine STAR fiercely guards its reputation as a versatile newspaper, lending meaning to its popular slogan, “The only paper you read from cover to cover!”, which aptly captures the appeal of the paper to readers who have made it a habit to read The STAR.

Outside of its superior news reportage, the Opinion Section comprises one of The STAR’s strongest advantages. Imagine a newspaper that pools together the brilliant minds of such luminaries as Cito Beltran, Jarius Bondoc, Billy Esposo, Dik Pascual, Ana Marie Pamintuan, Marichu Villanueva, and many others whose views influence the opinions of decision-makers and important personages in Philippine society.

As the only newspaper with a subscription to all the major foreign news agencies, The STAR succeeds in presenting world news and events more graphically and comprehensively compared to other Philippine broadsheets.
Complementing the paper’s genius for opinions are sections that are not only informative but also tasteful and attuned to the current Filipino lifestyle, whether it be in the field of Sports, Business, Lifestyle or Entertainment.

The Philippine STAR’s dynamic growth in a span of only 20 years under the able leadership of its president and CEO, Miguel G. Belmonte, has been phenomenal. From an eight-page single section newspaper in 1986, the paper now averages 80-90 pages a day with full-color capability in each of its pages. Already the 23rd newspaper to come off the press after the Edsa Revolution, The Philippine STAR has climbed steadily to become the leading newspaper in the country today.

On its 20th year, The Philippine STAR was conferred as the Newspaper of the Year Award by the Rotary Club of Manila“ for consistently upholding the principles of responsible journalism in maintaining fair and balanced reporting, as well as espousing the pursuit of good governance, free enterprise, social justice and key aspects of nation-building.”

It was also adjudged Outstanding Newspaper of the Year for 2006 by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption “in recognition of its invaluable service to the community by courageously sticking to the truth and to the basic tenets of professional journalism.”
As a tribute to its business success, The Philippine STAR also received the Agora Awards Marketing Company of the Year Award from the Philippine Marketing Association in 2006.

As the country’s leading newspaper, The Philippine STAR commits itself to its vision of leadership by faithfully serving its readers as a shining beacon of news and information.

Official Photographer

FinisherPix is proud to be selected as the Official Photo Service of the Ironman 70.3 Philippines!

On race day, FinisherPix will have several photographers working at the swim exit, on the bike course, on the run course, and of course, at the Finish Line!

So what do you need to do?

  • Register your email address at www.finisherpix.com to be notified as soon as photos are online
  • Please be sure you have your number visible on the FRONT of your bike helmet so we can identify your cycling photos
  • Smile & celebrate when you cross the finish line! Don’t worry about touching your watch, the timing company will ensure an accurate record of your achievement
  • Visit www.finisherpix.com to view, order, and share your photos from the event!

Congratulations & see you at the finish line!

The FinisherPix Team

Other Sponsors

2GO Express, the 2GO name embodies a proud legacy of leadership and service built on 148 years of shipping and logistics experience. Today our unique work ethic remains unchanged. We have pioneered many innovations in the industry, including the merging of the heritage Negros Navigation and ATS under the 2GO brand.

Today, 2GO Group Inc. is the largest, premier logistics provider in the Philippines. The group owns and operates successful brands such as 2GO Travel, 2GO Freight, 2GO Express, and 2GO Logistics, offering an array of logistics and travel services.

Alaska Milk Corporation (AMC) is the leading milk company in the Philippines. It has consistently maintained its leadership in the canned liquid milk category (evaporated and sweetened condensed), thus, paving the way into growing Alaska into a mega-brand by competing in the powdered, ready-to-drink and creams market. In 2007, AMC further expanded its liquid milk portfolio by licensing Carnation and Milkmaid from Nestle and acquiring Alpine, Liberty and Krem-Top. This development led to AMC’s move to a dominant position in the category.

Apart from growing its core businesses, AMC endeavors to diversify and explore opportunities in related consumer product categories with global food companies that will complement AMC’s existing revenue base. Since 2005, AMC has been the exclusive distributor of Kellogg’s cereals in the Philippines.

AMC is also committed in providing nutrition to Filipino households, ensuring high quality standards in across product lines. To promote brand Alaska and a healthy lifestyle, AMC heavily invests in sports with it’s ownership the champion professional basketball team (Alaska Aces) in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), maintaining the Alaska Power Camp, a sports development program for the youth involving team spots like basketball and football/soccer and the sponsorship of the Alaska Cup, the single largest football tournament in the Philippines.

Today, Alaska is best known for its tagline “Sa sustansiya’t lasa, wala pa ring tatalo sa Alaska” (In nutrition and taste, nothing beats Alaska).

Born 1998 in Genoa, Italy, Aqua Sphere began a quest to create more comfortable eye wear for swimming. Launching the ground breaking Seal swim mask, Aqua Sphere changed the landscape of eye protection, introducing a new type of eye wear that provides increased peripheral vision with curved lenses, easy to adjust straps, and long lasting comfort.

Today, Aqua Sphere is focused on developing products that active swimmers, triathletes and water enthusiasts desire. Working with elite athletes such as 4-time Olympian Amanda Beard or Ironman Champion Terenzo Bozzone, Aqua Sphere continues to innovate and offers a complete range of swimwear, wetsuits, eye wear and accessories. Aqua Sphere’s commitment to innovation can be found through its patented technologies in eye protection and wetsuits as well as its unique body shaping swimwear and the first compression textile designed for water.

Aqua Sphere has developed a reputation for Technology, Quality and Comfort. Aqua Sphere Facebook

Asia Miles, Travel the world with our 25 airline partners, including Cathay Pacific and Dragonair. Stay at a huge range of international hotels. And keep on earning with dining, transportation and other activities.

Our partner categories cover Airlines, Hotels, Cars and Transport, Retail, Dining & Banquets, Travel and Leisure, Finance and Insurance, Telecoms, and Professional Services.



We are a sports nutrition company developing and manufacturing sports nutrition products that have a low sensory impact and are as gentle on the stomach as possible. All very important attributes for athletes wanting to perform at their best and not get held back by stomach issues.

We are not a marketing company, which is an important consideration when choosing products for your sport in an industry dominated by marketing companies.

It is important to know the difference.



Asics is a Japanese athletic equipment company. ASICS produces footwear and sports equipment designed for football, running, netball, tennis, badminton, squash, martial arts, cricket, golf, wrestling, track & field, cross-training, volleyball, korfball, cheerleading, lacrosse, and for many other sport disciplines in the upper price range. In recent years their running shoes have often been ranked among the top performance footwear in the market.



The Cathay Pacific Group, including Dragonair and Air Hong Kong, now operates more than 150 aircraft to some 130 destinations across the globe. We are committed to growing our operation to help strengthen Hong Kong’s role as one of the premier international aviation hubs.

The Cathay Pacific fleet is being significantly modernised with a total of 30 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft set to arrive by 2012. These will form the backbone of the airline’s ultra-long-haul passenger fleet, bringing significant benefits in terms of fuel efficiency – a top priority in this era of high fuel prices.


We believe in the healthy life.

We believe in being healthy inside and out, in having a fit body, a sound mind and a strong heart. That’s why beyond eating healthy, we want to inspire people to lead the healthy life every day. To us, health is a philosophy, a way of life. It’s a part of every day and a part of who we are. And with our products, we aim to make living healthy a most enjoyable experience.


David’s Salonwww.davidsalon.com.ph

“We’re all about making sense, creating a unique style, and showing our flair fashion.”

In the Philippines, the mention of the name DAVID’S SALON conjures a lot of positive associations. Two decades after pioneering salon partnership, our company is now an institution in the hairdressing field. While we may have become well-entrenched leader, we are now more than ever, committed to keeping our edge over the competition by continuing to combine technical knowhow with creativity, professionalism with warmth, and excellent service with good value.

For salon near you, call 897.HAIR (4247)

DEVANT – a brand that commits the experience of premium quality entertainment. LEDTech TVs that remain unparalleled with its sleek design visualized in Europe.

Department of Tourism The Department of Tourism (DOT) shall be the primary government agency charged with the responsibility to encourage, promote, and develop tourism as a major socio-economic activity to generate foreign currency and employment and to spread the benefits of tourism to both the private and public sector.

The Office of the Secretary provides leadership, direction, and substance to the overall operations of the Department. It formulates policies, plans , programs, rules, and regulations; reviews and evaluates the performance of the Tourism Master Plan and advises the President on all matters affecting the tourism program of the country.

The Tourism Promotion Sector has the primary function of promoting the Philippines as a tourist destination domestically and internationally. It devises integrated marketing and promotional activities such as information dissemination, public relations, special events, and related tourism programs. It likewise supervises the overseas field offices established to implement and enhance the tourism development and promotion program of the Department in the international field.


Official Sports Drink

Nothing hydrates better than a brand that’s backed by over 40 years of scientific research, tested by the world’s top athletes and is the World’s number 1 sports drink.

As the world’s top triathletes gather for this year’s Cobra Ironman 70.3 Cebu, Gatorade fuels them before, during and after their run to keep them fully replenished and hydrated to win.

Globe Telecom is a leading telecommunications company in the Philippines. We continue to grow and engage our customers through our clear commitment of “Making Great Things Possible.”

As a pioneer, Globe Telecom continues to be a part of the revolution that’s connecting millions of people across the Philippines and around the world – a testament to our continuing commitment to nation-building. Beyond technology, we feel that our business is truly shaped by the bonds that tie Filipinos together. We believe that communications is ultimately about relationships, and this drives us to innovate and constantly find new ways to enhance our portfolio of services. Looking ahead, as multimedia becomes more pervasive, we fully intend to introduce compelling new products to further enrich the lives of Filipinos everywhere.

True to our vision, as the needs of our subscribers evolve, so will Globe Telecom.

Summit Natural Drinking Water has always been inspired by the hard work, dedication and formidable spirit of the athletes, and with this, we have been supporting various sports organizations in their quests to achieve their goal for sports and for Philippines.

We have fueled the first Filipino and first all-women Mount Everest expedition teams. We are supporters of the ALA boxing stable in Visayas and Mindanao, which cultivates young and aspiring boxers. We are the official bottled water of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC). We support the athletes in their journey to aspire, perspire, inspire fellow Filipinos.

Summit Water indeed plays a very important role in the Filipino athletes in sustaining their concentration and their athletic edge. It has minerals to boost their hydration level. It would be impossible for athletes to keep up without water, the natural hydrating beverage.

Intercare is the leader in natural, non-surgical and non-invasive treatments of musculoskeletal pain and injuries. As a member of the Philippine Olympic Committee we treat national athletes. Intercare services Team Philippines for international sports events – four (4) SEA Games (Manila, Thailand, Laos and Indonesia), two (2) Asian Games (Doha and Guangzhou) and two (2) Olympic Games (Turin and Beijing). We have also partnered with different sports groups such as Fitness First, Polo Tri and Sabak Tri to cater to the needs of the growing triathlon community in the Philippines. In addition, Intercare is the official Sports Medicine and Chiropractic Provider from 2011-2014 for all Official IronMan events held in the Philippines.

Our Chiropractors are experts in treating – Back Pain, Slipped Disc, Neck and Shoulder Pain, Scoliosis, Sports injuries and more – that can bring you to your optimum level of Wellness. Two of them were appointed by the Department of Health through the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Healthcare (PITAHC) to represent Chiropractic in the National Certification Committee on Chiropractic (NCCC). Intercare boasts of more than 100 years of combined clinical experience from its practitioners.

Our holistic approach of integrating the best of conventional and alternative disciplines – Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Myotherapy, coupled with patient-centered clinicians has been cultivated in over the last nineteen (19) years creating complete and powerful Intercare solutions.


MultiSport Philippines is the only FREE magazine specially created for running, cycling and swimming enthusiasts. Published and edited by triathletes, we feature local multisport enthusiasts, professional health and training advice, gear picks, race listings and event coverage, and relevant services and technology.

Readers get instant access to insider multisport strategies, injury prevention tips, and success secrets with our monthly panel of coaches, trainers, and specialists, plus a consistent dose of motivational and inspirational stories.

MultiSport Philippines is a monthly fix for any athlete or anthlete-to-be

MultiSport Philippines

Oakley was created for world-class athletes, those who see the limits of possibility as just another challenge. Their dedication drives us to look beyond the conventional ideas of industry standards. It’s in our DNA to identify problems, create inventions, and wrap those inventions in art. And simply to make things better than anyone thought possible.




P&G is the largest and most profitable consumer packaged goods company in the world. 4 billion times a day, our products touch the lives of people in over 180 countries. From our first office in Manila to today, P&G has been touching and improving Filipino lives for more than 75 years.



Carrying out its relentless commitment to support its community and promote Philippine sports, Prudential Guarantee and Assurance, Inc. has been the official insurance provider of all participants of the Cobra Ironman Philippines since 2009. This year, 2013, it continues its support as the Official Insurance Partner of the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines.

The realization of Robert Coyiuto Senior’s dream to revolutionize the insurance industry in the Philippines, Prudential Guarantee and Assurance, Inc. has been successfully providing insurance to its clients for the past 60 years. Being the first Filipino underwriting member of the prestigious Lloyd’s of London, Mr. Coyiuto was exposed to the developments and trends in the international insurance industry and knew that there was still a lot of progress to be made in Philippine insurance business. This vision is what fueled the company’s members to propel it as one of the top insurance companies in the country as of today.

As the country’s well-trusted insurance company, Prudential Guarantee’s operations nationwide include 36 offices operating in key cities and provinces, with several more scheduled to open soon. Services range from personal accident insurance, car insurance, fire/property insurance, to aviation and marine insurance, to name a few.


Trophies and Medals Partners

Kenneth Cobonpue is a multi-awarded furniture designer and manufacturer from Cebu. He graduated in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in New York with highest honors and subsequently worked in Italy and Germany. Integrating locally sourced materials with innovative handmade production procceses, Cobonpue’s brand is known around the world for its unique designs and roster of clientele that include Hollywood celebrities like Brad Pitt and members of royalty.

The medals are designed and made by Kenneth Cobonpue


Suarez & Sons, Inc., one of the Philippines’ premiere manufacturers of corporate, school and college rings, badges, keychains, awards, giveaways, corporate jewelry and the like, is now ready to be your partner in growth, achievement, recognition and promotions, whether you represent yourself, a school, a sports organization or a small or big company.

The trophies are designed by Kenneth Cobonpue and made by Suarez and Sons


Official Timekeeper

As the world leader in sport timing devices, Timex has created an array of watches that competitive athletes as well as non athletes will enjoy.

The Timex Performance Sports and Sport watches are equipped with a full array of features that will optimize your work-out or day-to-day activities – design, comfort and accuracy are demanded by world class athletes and Timex continues to introduce innovative products to meet the expectations of all athletes and fitness enthusiasts.


Host Venue

Known as the Queen of the South, this historic island province in the Philippines is renowned for its stunning natural beaches, sweet mangoes, charming Buri furniture, traditional jewelry and year-round tropical climate. Most appealing of all is the island’s accessible location, just a short flight from Manila, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea and Japan. And, a mere 15 minutes drive from the island’s airport lies the paradise of Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa.
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Lapu-Lapu as Host City

Lapu-Lapu City is a first class highly-urbanized city in the province of Cebu in the Philippines. The city occupies most of Mactan Island, a few kilometre off the main island of Cebu and also covers the area of Olango Island further to the southeast region, plus a few other islands. It is part of the Cebu Metropolitan Area which is located in Cebu City. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of about 292,530 people.

The city is linked to Mandaue City on mainland Cebu by the Mactan-Mandaue Bridge and Marcelo Fernan Bridge. Mactan-Cebu International Airport, the second busiest airport in the Philippines, is located in Lapu-Lapu City.

The only aquarium attraction in the Visayas is also located in Lapu-lapu City.