Ingress Achievements 2017 – Silver Connector

Silver Badge – Connector

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Source: Screenshot using Lenovo A5000

I was not able to monitor my game play today. I did not noticed that I already have a silver connector badge in Ingress. I was able to achieved 1,002 links already. I only noticed the badge when I logged in at home already.

Ingress Silver Connector Badge is the second level badge an agent received upon creating 1,000 links. An Ingress agent connects portals by linking them in order to create fields which has points also as well as control mind units. Linking portals is the preliminary step before an agent can create a field. Hence, linking portals is also a way to disrupt an enemy agent’s plan of creating fields since a link cannot cross an existing link. Linking is not also possible when the specific portals are inside a field. An agent needs to wait for the field to be destroyed or the agent may destroy the field if he or she can.

The Last Stand of Yamashita 2017 Trail Run

Challenge yourself in this onerous run which is part of the Mountain Man series of Team Malaya.

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Source: Facebook Page of Team Malaya

Team Malaya Philippines is once again organizing a 2017 trail run dubbed as “The Last Stand of Yamashita” which is part of their Mountain Man series of runs.

Two categories will be part of this trail run. 21-kilometre and 50-kilometre categories. This will be held on 3 September 2017 at Kiangan, Ifugao.

Registration fees will be Php 1,500.00 for the 21-kilometre category that will be inclusive of personalized bibs, post-run meals, certificates, medals and shirts for finishers. The registration fee for the 50-kilometre category is Php 2,500.00 that will be inclusive of personalized bibs, post-run meals, certificates, medals and shirts for finishers.
There will be cut-off times for the two categories.
  • 50-kilometre category
    • Aid Station 1 (AS1) – 6 hours, 12PM (Start/finish)
    • Aid Station 4 (AS4) – 10 hours, 4PM
    • Finish line – 14 hours Total,  7PM
  •  21-kilometre category
    • Aid Station 4 (AS4) – 3 hours
    • Finish line – 7 hours, 12PM
Mandatory requirements for all runners regardless of category:
  • written waiver (to be given at the race venue
  • headlight especially for runners of the 50-kilometre category
  • fully-charged mobile phone (save the Race Director’s number which is 09057791081 and please text or call if you encounter any emergencies)
  • water carrier, bladder, or bottles with that can hold at least 1,000 ml for 21-kilometre participants and 2,000 ml for 50-kilometre runners
  • cups will not be provided in the aid stations for protection of the trails but you can just refill your hydration carriers or bottles at the aid stations and please DO NOT DRINK straight from the container
  • whistle for both 21-kilometre and 50-kilometre participants
  • rain jacket for 50-kilometre runners
  • food with 2,000 calories for the 50-kilometre runners and food with 1,000 calories the for 21-kilometre participants

Registration will be done by bank deposits. Kindly deposit using the following details:

  • Stephen Lopez Felices
  • BPI Account Number 8126 1062 94

Email a copy of your deposit slip at teammalaya@teammalaya.org or send a message at https://www.facebook.com/teammalaya.org/

Please indicate your name, category of the event you are joining and your shirt size.

The following are for references purposes on how to go to the race venue:

  • From Manila to Lagawe
    • Ohayami Trans
    • Dangwa Bus
      • (GV Florida Transport (Dangwa Transport Co.), EDSA cor Kamuning St (known as KAMIAS), Quezon City)
      • Departure Time: 10:00PM
      • Duration: 8-10hrs
      • Fare: 485 Pesos
    • Coda Lines (with shuttle service to Kiangan)
  • From Baguio City to Lagawe
    • Ohayami Bus
      • (Beside Chowking , Burnham Park, Baguio City)
      • Departure Time:
      • Duration: 8.5hrs (Via Pangasinan)
      • Fare: 350Pesos
      • From Lagawe, take a jeepney or a tricycle to Kiangan.
    • Terraces Van transport
      • (Otek St. Burnham Park, Baguio City)
      • Departure Time: 8:30AM to 6:30PM every 2-3hrs
      • Duration: 5hrs
      • From Lagawe, take a jeepney or a tricycle to Kiangan.
    • ITTAG Van transport
      • (T, Alonzo Street, Baguio City)
      • Departure Time: 7:30AM to 6:30PM, every 2-3hrs
      • Duration: 5hrs
      • Fare: 330Pesos
      • From Lagawe, take a jeepney or a tricycle to Kiangan.
  • From Baguio to Kiangan
    • Coda Lines
      • Chanum St. cor. OTEK St. (beside Rizal Monument, Baguio City)
      • VAN Departure Time: 9PM
      • Duration: 6 hours
      • Fare: 400 Pesos
The following are the available accommodations at the Hungduan, Ifugao:
  • Bugan’s Homestay – 09263802090
  • Pearl’s Hungduan Homestay – 09173071789
  • Rowena Sicat – 09162085560
  • Arrianes Homestay – 09263678511
  • Naya Flor Lodge – 09263161651
  • Giovanie’s Place – 09154156585
  • Hungduan Hostel – 09175078988

Sources:

http://teammalaya.org/the-last-stand-of-yamashita-2017/
https://www.facebook.com/teammalaya.org/

Ingress Achievements 2017 – Platinum Sojourner

Platinum Badge – Sojourner

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Source: Screenshot using Lenovo A5000

This is another personal achievement for my Ingress gameplay. This is my first Platinum badge for my Ingress game and I was supposed to get this Platinum Ingress badge months ago but unfortunate events forced me to stopped hacking for two days and so my Sojourner counting of days was reset.

It returned back to zero again after I missed two days of hacking. My sojourner statistics stopped counting. I really regret not playing for those two days. It was such a waste of time and effort of 120 days or 4 months of continuous hacking just to get a Sojourner badge which is, I think or guess, is the easiest badge to get especially since three portals are very near in our house. It was only 335 metres away based on the Navigation feature of the game scanner and getting to those three (3) portals are just equivalent to a few minutes of walking and standing. It is a good form of short exercise, too. Anyway, I guess it was destiny that played during that time and now I was able to achieved my first ever Platinum Ingress badge. Even though I had my worst flu ever in the past week, I still was able to hack with one hacking activity done by my wife. I did not want to waste the efforts and just throw away the experience during those hacking days. Tomorrow, I will continue hacking again and it will be another one hundred eighty (180) more days to achieve an Onyx Sojourner Ingress badge but I try my best not to stop hacking and hopefully by January next year, 2018, I will be able to achieve my first ever Onyx badge.

Each Ingress badge have five (5) different tiers, except Founder and event badges and they are as follows:

  • Bronze (lowest)
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum
  • Onyx/Black (highest)

Sources:

http://decodeingress.me/ingress-manual/badges/

 

Brain Attack Awareness Run 2017

Celebrate Brain Attack Awareness Month this August 2017.

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/Strokerun/

Baguio General Hospital & Medical Center-Department of Neurology is celebrating Brain Attack Awareness Month this August 2017 by organizing a run dubbed as “UTAKBO! Takbo Laban sa Atake sa Utak” against stroke on 12 August 2017.

Registration fees for the different race categories are as follows:

  • 21 kilometre – Php 750.00 inclusive of Dri fit T-shirt, race bib, finisher’s medal and certificate.
  • 10 kilometre – Php 550.00 inclusive of Dri fit T-shirt, race bib and finishers’s certificate.
  • 5 kilometre – Php 450.00 inclusive of Dri fit T-shirt, race bib and finisher’s certificate.
  • 3 kilometre – Php 350.00 inclusive of Dri fit T-shirt, race bib,finisher’s certificate

Medals will be given to top three finishers. The youngest and oldest runner will also received medals.

Event Organizer:

  • DUDZ TUMAPANG
    Contact Information: 09175476404
    (074) 442-4216 local (689)

For registration:

  • Neuroscience Staff
    BGHMC Flavier Building
    Medicine 3rd floor, Neuroscience or
    (074) 442-4216 local (689)
  • Department of Health-CAR
    Ms. Victoria Malicdan
    09256181304
    Ms. Moida-Jade Binwag
    09192699848
  • Ms. Cheryl Alipit
    09328658256
    Great Faith Diagnostic Center
    Km.4 La Trinidad, Benguet or
    Benguet Laboratories across Sunshine Park

Registration form can also be availed at the Security Desk at Laperal Building, Session Road, Baguio City.

Sources:

https://www.facebook.com/Strokerun/

Ingress Achievements 2017 – Perfect AP Score 5555555

I was able to achieved perfect AP score of 5,555,555 last 31 July 2017.

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Source: Screenshot using Lenovo A5000

I was able to achieved another once in a lifetime perfect AP score of straight 5555555 digits. This is not easy to achieve as an Ingress player since you only get to level up only once and get AP scores based on your actions. AP or Access Points which are often called Action Points, are the experience points of Ingress. Most gameplay actions have equivalent points for an agent or an Ingress player such as deploying Resonators, destroying Links, and creating Fields, and these points contribute to his or her Access Level. Achieving perfect AP score is already an achievement since an agent can only achieve certain number of AP based on their current levels.

Levels and needed AP/Medals:

  • L1 Agent = 0 AP
  • L2 Agent = 2,500 AP
  • L3 Agent = 20,000 AP
  • L4 Agent = 70,000 AP
  • L5 Agent = 150,000 AP
  • L6 Agent = 300,000 AP
  • L7 Agent = 600,000 AP
  • L8 Agent = 1,200,000 AP
  • L9 Agent =  2,400,000 AP + 1 gold 4 silver
  • L10 Agent = 4,000,000 AP + 2 gold 5 silver
  • L11 Agent = 6,000,000 AP + 4 gold 6 silver
  • L12 Agent = 8,400,000 AP + 6 gold 7 silver
  • L13 Agent = 12,000,000 AP + 1 Platinum 7 Gold
  • L14 Agent = 17,000,000 AP + 2 Platinum 7 Gold
  • L15 Agent = 24,000,000 AP + 3 Platinum 7 Gold
  • L16 Agent = 40,000,000 AP + 2 Black 4 Platinum 7 Gold

Based on the list above, at my current level which is Level 10, I can only achieve a once-in-a-lifetime score of 5,555,555 before I reach level 11.

Sources:

http://decodeingress.me/ingress-manual/leveling/
http://ingress.wikia.com/wiki/Access_Points

GRIT is the First All-Women Trail Run

Let us help our fellow runner, Sandi Menchi, in her quest to race at the TDS.

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Source: https://raceyaya.com/

Join the first ever trail run empowered for women.

This is an event outside Baguio and will be held in the outskirts of Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal.

Registration fees for the different categories are as follows:

  • UPHILL KIDDIE MILER INDIVIDUAL – AUGUST 13, 2017 Php 250.00
  • SWEET 6K INDIVIDUAL – AUGUST 13, 2017 Php 600.00
  • SUB-SANDI CHALLENGE INDIVIDUAL – AUGUST 13, 2017 Php 600.00
  • FIERCE 15K INDIVIDUAL – AUGUST 13, 2017 Php 800.00

This will be a fund-raising event for the benefit of Sandi Menchi, who is one of the distinguished female runners in the country. A champion runner who is aiming to join the TDS or Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie which is part of the UTMB festival of running races.

Regarding the TDS race, the TDS is a trail run that starts in Courmayeur in Italy running along the Grande Randonnée routes that cross Mont-Blanc, Beaufort, Tarentaise and the Aosta valley which were were once part of the Savoie State. The TDS race is 119 kilometres including several sections at altitudes surpassing 2,500 metres and a positive altitude gain of 7,250 metres.  The highest points of the TDS are Arête du Mont-Favre (2,435 metres), Col Chavannes (2,603 metres), Col du Petit Saint-Bernard (2,188 metres), Passeur de Pralognan (2,567 metres), Col de la Gitte (2,322 metres), and Col du Tricot  (2,120 metres). All participants must be fit carrying the appropriate equipment and ability to run in semi self-sufficiency and finish within a cut-off time of 33 hours.

Running at the TDS is the goal of Sandi Menchi and let us all hope and pray that she will finish the TDS race on time.

Sources:

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Events/TDS
https://raceyaya.com/

Splash Run 2017

This rainy season, be healthy and help save lives. 

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/redcrossbaguiochapter

Support Splash Run 2017 from the Philippine Red Cross – Baguio Chapter on 23 July 2017.

Registration is now open at the Baguio City Chapter with registration fees for only Php 250.00 for 3K category, Php 350.00 for 5K category, and Php 500.00 for 10K category. You get a race Singlet, race Bib, and a certificate after finishing the race.

Contact numbers for the registration:

0908 885 2707
(074) 442 4036
Philippine Red Cross in Baguio is located at 39 Harrison Road, Baguio City.

Sources:

https://www.facebook.com/redcrossbaguiochapter