Saturday, November 27, 2010

777 Media Forum Paintball Tournament

Journalists from print and broadcast base in Metro Manila successfully undergone “Escape & Evasion Tactics Training” to improve their confidence and to be physically and mentally prepared in case of an actual threat to their lives or of their families. Media teams from MPD Press Corps, MERPO Press Corps, Congress, Senate, Manila Bulletin, DWIZ, CPD Press Corps, Task Force Jericho, Defense Press Corps, PNP Press Corps, photographers group and southern tri media press corps participated in the one day paintball tournament at Global Gutz Paintball Field at CCP Complex, Buendia corner Macapagal Ave., Pasay City, Philippines.

It is an advocacy of 777 Media Forum, an organization of broadcast journalists in Metro Manila, which intends to teach journalists escape and evasion tactics through playing paintball. A reality game wherein playing journalists will be shot and also have the chance to shoot back to their opponents.

777 Media Forum Inter Press Corps Paintball Tournament was the biggest media event of the year. Three time world champion Global Gutz Philippine Paintball Team owned by businessman Sonny Torres handled the training. The tournament also improved the confidence of participating journalists and alleviated their fear of gun fire or by mere sight of firearms. Learning the escape and evasion tactics even without owning a firearm will be a vital weapon against any assailant.
Winners of the event are:

Champion: DWIZ Paintball Team

1st Runner Up: Team Task Force Jericho

2nd Runner Up: Team Senate

The event was made possible through the support of Ericsson Telecommunication, Cebu Pacific Airlines, Duty Free Philippines, Splash Island, Global Gutz, Pocari Sweat Energy Drinks, Philippine Airlines, Universal Robina Corporation, Shell Philippines, Parañaque Mayor Jun Bernabe, Parañaque Councilor Benjo Bernabe, CAAP Director General Alfonso Cusi, Usec Bebot Villar, Businessman Jesus Arranza, Senator Loren Legarda, Senator Bong Revilla, Senator Lito Lapid, Senator Jinggoy Estrada and Senator Tito Sotto.

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