From Couch to Court: Kids Around the Country Are Energized by MILO® Active Pilipinas to Lead Active Lifestyles

MANILA, Philippines—For 59 years, MILO® Philippines, the leading breakfast drink for kids, has been providing Filipino children with energy-giving nutrients as well as the well-loved chocomaltee taste that help them live an active lifestyle. As youngsters who lead active, sports-driven lives benefit not only physically but also take lifelong learnings and skills throughout their lives. They take new principles with them when they go home, such as perseverance, discipline, and grit, which sets them up for success in all aspects of life.

However, as the country faced pandemic-related restrictions in the past few years, the opportunities for physical activity were also restricted or limited; leaving kids at home and glued to their couches. As steps turned into screen time and physical activity moved online, 84% of Filipino adolescents were shown to be insufficiently active— doing less than 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day.

Image courtesy of MILO® Philippines

Image courtesy of MILO® Philippines

Image courtesy of MILO® Philippines

With the launch of MILO® Active Pilipinas, the brand challenged Filipino youth to live an active lifestyle at home or at school, challenging them to move from the couch to the court. MILO® believes in the power of sports and an active lifestyle. Children can participate in MILO® sports activities all year long to help them find their inner champion.

  • MILO® Sports Clinics – Now in its 38th year, the annual MILO Sports Clinics will continue to teach kids the basics of sports like basketball, taekwondo, swimming, and tennis, among others while instilling discipline, confidence, and teamwork.
  • MILO® Marathon – After 3 years on halt, the biggest running event in the country is set to return this March 2023. This national event brings together people to get back into sports and help build tomorrow’s champions.
  • MILO® Champ Camp – Co-created with the Department of Education (DepEd), the MILO Champ Camp is a nationwide school tour that teaches students the basics of sports without disrupting their classes, since parents also play a role as we teach them proper nutrition. This is one of the widespread efforts to help improve the physical literacy of kids because we believe that active kids are better learners.
  • MILO® Home Court – A digital portal launched in partnership with the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) during the pandemic, MILO Home Court will continue to help kids pursue sports even at home by providing video tutorials and online sports classes.
  • MILO® Barangay Liga – The much-awaited grassroots basketball tournament will launch in March this year, inviting more than future champions from barangays nationwide to work with their teams in showcasing their skills on the court. Participating moms from the 2022 Barangay Liga share how it helps their kids lessen screen time to make them more active and healthy while learning values such as discipline and social skills. 

“Now, more than ever, we see the importance of energizing kids and bringing back active lifestyles through the variety of MILO sports programs that will be made available nationwide. Through these opportunities, we aim to build the champions of tomorrow and instill values learned through sports for future success in life,” said Carlo Sampan, Head of MILO Sports.

On January 28, MILO® Active Pilipinas will make its official premiere through a live event streamed on the MILO Facebook page. Stay tuned for a detailed rundown of the programs on Saturday, January 28 (3-5 PM).

Begin your Champion journey with MILO Active Pilipinas and share about it online with the hashtag #MILOActivePilipinas.