Event Information


Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) is 3.5km (2.2mi) away from the Solaire Resort and Casino.

Ground transport via taxi is plentiful for about $10.

IFBB Pro League Qualifier

Shawn Rhoden Classic is an IFBB Pro League Pro Qualifier.  

6 IFBB Pro cards awarded to the overall champion from each category.  

Men's Bodybuilding, Men's Physique, Classic Physique, Women's Physique, Women's Figure, and Women's Bikini.

IFBB Pro League Judges

All Judges, Statistician and Officials are official IFBB Pro League officials.

Open Invitation

This event is open to all Federations and all Nationalities.

Visa is required for passport holders from:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Nauru, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine, Serra Leone, Serbia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Ukraine, Yemen.     

If you need an invitiation letter, please email to teamflexatron@yahoo.com

Travel Info

Philippine Currency is the Peso (approximately 55pesos to 1USdollar)

English is commonly spoken in the Philippines.


Backstage access is strictly essential personnel only.  

Athletes may bring your own bands at the pump up area.  Due to liability concerns, weights will not be provided. 

Coaches who assist backstage must purchase a backstage pass and must be of the same sex as the athlete they are assisting.  Backstage passes may be purchased at the check in only.  In order to go from backstage to front a ticket must also be purchased.  No direct access from backstage to front, please enter at the main entry. 


Official Contest Coverage

NPC News Online

J.M. Manion is a world class fitness photographer with over 30yrs of experience in contest coverage and portfolio photography for indoor and outdoor settings.  His work is found in NPC News & NPC News Online since 1986 and in Flex Magazine from 1985 to 2015.

For the very first time, J.M. brings his camera lens to the Philippines.  This presents a great opportunity for fitness athletes to be captured in their "money shot" that only J.M. Manion can deliver while in their best condition and be featured on www.NPCNewsOnline.com

If you are interested in booking limited slots with J.M. Manion for a photoshoot, please contact him directly at jmmanion@npcnewsonline.com 

or +1-412-257-4555 

(serious inquiries only)

IFBB Pro League Social Media

Madison Hada has over 7 years experience with the Mr Olympia team.  She is the IFBB Pro League Social Media Manager.  

As part of the IFBB Pro League President, Jim Manion's key initiative to support promoters and increase social media awareness and participation, we are happy to have Madison share social media expertise with our athletes by promoting via live streams while monitoring engagements and conducting post show interviews with the champions. All the content will be shared in the IFBB Pro League and Mr Olympia social media with over 1.9million followers. 

Venue, Hotel, Ticketing


Solaire Resort & Casino

Solaire Theater

1 Aseana Ave

Paranaque City 1701

Metro Manila, Philippines




Solaire Resort & Casino (US$250's/night)

Hyatt City of Dreams (US$120's/night)

Nuwa City of Dreams (US$200's/night)

Nobu City of Dreams (US$120's/night)

Conrad Hotel (US$150's/night)

Midas Hotel (US$80's/night)

There are plenty of hotels near the host venue.  Good deals are readily available at 3rd party apps like booking.com, expedia.com, agoda.com, travelocity.com etc.