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Published: 2018-03-06   

Dubai PCG backs Souqpinoy’s Slimdown Challenge

Philippine Deputy Consul General Renato Dueñas Jr. lauded Souqpinoy.com for launching the project, aimed at promoting fitness and a healthy lifestyle among Filipinos in Dubai.

Philippine Deputy Consul General Renato Dueñas Jr. lauded Souqpinoy.com for launching the project, aimed at promoting fitness and a healthy lifestyle among Filipinos in Dubai.

Credit: The Philippine Consulate General in Dubai

28 February 2018, Dubai, UAE – As part of its commitment to support health and well-being initiatives of the Filipino Community of Dubai and the Northern Emirates, the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai has given Souqpinoy.com’s Slimdown Challenge, an online weight-loss competition, its backing at the competition’s press launch held on 23 February 2018 in Dubai.

Some 200 Dubai-based Filipinos with weight issues registered to join the competition. After medical screening provided by The Medical City – Dubai, their number was whittled down to 30 challengers from different backgrounds who have various weight issues.

Fitness coaches Adam Nerpiol and Tashia Louise Altamia, both of The Coach Academy, will provide professional advice to the contestants during the six-week competition.

The challengers’ progress in the program will be monitored by medical practitioners and can be viewed online at Souqpinoy.com. The winner, who will receive 10,000 AED-worth of a package, will be judged based on actual weight loss, performance, attendance, and popularity.

In his remarks, Philippine Deputy Consul General Renato Dueñas Jr. lauded Souqpinoy.com for launching the project, aimed at promoting fitness and a healthy lifestyle among Filipinos in Dubai. He urged the contestants to maintain focus on their personal health goals, and keep it as a healthy competition.

Souqpinoy.com, launched in 2016, is a Dubai-based online portal for the Filipino community in Dubai and the UAE. It is owned and operated by a group of long-time Dubai-based Filipino professionals and entrepreneurs led by Vince Apil.

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