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AirAsia to introduce Clark-Cebu route

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. is introducing flights to Cebu from its hub in Clark, Pampanga next month. In a statement, the budget carrier said it will have four Clark-Cebu flights a week starting May 11. “Our commitment is to make air travel more affordable, convenient and accessible to travelers especially outside Metro Manila through our superb […] The post AirAsia to introduce Clark-Cebu route appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineApr 16th, 2018

AirAsia Philippines to mount Cebu-Shenzen flights

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. is set to launch direct Cebu-Shenzhen flights on May 9, marking the budget carrier’s first route between Cebu City and China. The local unit of the AirAsia Group said in a statement over the weekend that it will be launching daily flights from Cebu to Shenzhen, China. Philippines AirAsia CEO Dexter M. […] The post AirAsia Philippines to mount Cebu-Shenzen flights appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

With new fleet, PAL readies nonstop flights to New York, India

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Airlines (PAL) will mount nonstop flights to New York and India as well as boost its operations in Davao, Cebu, and Clark in Pampanga, as the flag carrier expects the arrival of 21 new planes by 2019. PAL, the country's only 4-star airline, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

PH AirAsia to operate direct flights between Cebu and Shenzhen starting on May 9

PHILIPPINES AirAsia will operate direct flights between Cebu and Shenzhen starting on May 9, the airlines firm said on Sunday. The airline company is offering a promo rate for as low as P888 for a one-way trip, which is now available for booking until April 22. The travel period will be between May 9 and October 27. “The [...] The post PH AirAsia to operate direct flights between Cebu and Shenzhen starting on May 9 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

PAL to beef up regional hubs in Davao, Clark, Cebu

By Maya M. Padillo, Correspondent DAVAO CITY — Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL) is now putting focus on the expansion of domestic and international flights to and from major airports outside the capital, particularly Davao in Mindanao, Clark in Pampanga, and Cebu in the Visayas. “New hubs mean new hopes for a growing economy. Philippine Airlines […] The post PAL to beef up regional hubs in Davao, Clark, Cebu appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Boracay closure to benefit Mindanao – airlines

  DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The temporary closure of world-famous Boracay Island is expected to benefit Mindanao, as airlines affected by the government-ordered shutdown seek to showcase other tourism sites in the country. Philippine Airlines (PAL), Cebu Pacific Air (CEB), and AirAsia have canceled flights to Kalibo and Caticlan, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Cebu Pacific Begins Manila-Basco Route

CEBU Pacific commenced operation of flights between Manila and Basco, Batanes on Mar. 25, 2018. Initially on commercial run until Oct. 27, 2018, CEB flies direct between Manila and Basco daily. The flight, operated by subsidiary Cebgo, utilizes the ATR fleet of inter-island aircraft of Cebu Pacific. Welcoming the maiden flight from Manila to Basco […] The post Cebu Pacific Begins Manila-Basco Route appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

In Harvey Pagsanjan, there is hope in Hope Christian

Harvey Pagsanjan and Hope Christian High School finally ran out of gas in their campaign in the first-ever National Basketball Training Center Madness in MOA. After back-to-back rumbling rallies in the seeding round and then the Top 32, the Manila-based school finally bowed out at the hands of Visayas powerhouse Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu on Tuesday at the MOA Arena. Having to come from behind two straight days, they seemed tired as the Magis Eagles imposed their will en route to a 70-63 win. In the end, Pagsanjan only scored 16 points on 28 percent shooting on top of five rebounds and two steals. Still, the loss does not take away the fact that the six-foot-one guard put on one of the most memorable, if not the most memorable, individual performances in back-to-back nights. On Sunday, he dropped 27 of his 33 points in the second half to lift his team over Australia’s AusPinoy. A day later, he then poured in 35 points, 25 in the final frame, in his team’s victory versus St. Benilde International School of Calamba, Laguna. And while Pagsanjan and his team are no longer in the tournament proper, he will still represent them in the 2018 NBTC All-Star Game on Friday. There, he gets his third crack at playing alongside the best of the best Filipinos. “Ang sarap po sa feeling na kasama pa rin ako sa top players. Ang sarap po sa pakiramdam na lahat ng paghihirap, nandito na,” he shared. For all those golden opportunities, he is nothing but grateful. “Ang laking tulong po para sa akin kasi yung coaches ng college, sa UAAP at NCAA lang nagi-scout. Mas madali po para sa akin na makita kung nandito,” he said. When this edition of the NBTC is over, the 19-year-old will keep representing Hope for one more year. And for that one more year, Pagsanjan vows to keep making his alma mater proud. “Ako po, naglalaro bilang team player. Kung anong nagagawa ko, nagpapasalamat din po ako sa teammates ko kasi kung ‘di rin naman dahil sa kanila, ‘di mabubuo yung Harvey Pagsanjan,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Air Juan starts Cebu-Ormoc flights 

AIR JUAN Aviation, Inc. (Air Juan) started its Cebu-Ormoc-Cebu flights on Thursday, March 15, using its 12-seater plane for the twice-a-week service. Ormoc Mayor Richard I. Gomez said he is hoping that the new air route will help the city’s tourism industry. Flights are Thursdays and Sundays. The air fare ranges from P2,188 for early […] The post Air Juan starts Cebu-Ormoc flights  appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: Trouble from Lakerland

The essentials for the Metropolitan Basketball Association to function were in place. ABS-CBN was ready to give it a shot and Ramon "El Presidente" Fernandez believed in the idea and was on board as the MBA's first-ever Commissioner. But for the MBA to start as an actual league, it needed teams. And picking teams is not as easy as it sounds. NORTH VS. SOUTH With the way how things work in the Philippines, it made sense for the MBA to go for the North vs. South route. This pattern was still heavily-influenced by the American leagues as MetroBall CEO Ramon Tuason had a first-hand experience of the home-and-away format when he was living in the States at the height of Martial Law. "I did [North vs. South] because I grew up in the States, we were used to the football, baseball, and basketball leagues always having the regions come in, and then Finals it was always North vs. South or East vs. West," Tuason told ABS-CBN Sports in an exclusive one-on-one interview about the origins of the MBA. "We thought in the Philippines it would be perfect, North vs. South no?" he added. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER While the idea of North vs. South was fun and intriguing, Tuason still had to make an informed decision which cities or provinces he wanted to hit for the MBA. So he read some books because with books, you gain knowledge. And knowledge is power. "I thought at that time, after reading books about franchising and all that, we had to choose the most popular and more populated cities also," Tuason said when discussing the reasoning behind the original 12 teams that formed the MBA. "Of course in the North, we chose all the way from Pangasinan down. Pangasinan, Tarlac, Pampanga, then down to Manila. And then further south, Batangas, Laguna, that thing right? Tarlac was not able to come in but we were able to get the six teams from here that included Pasig. Pasig came to our doorstep, na-tsambahan namin yung Pasig but we lost Tarlac. In the south, almost all the teams we wanted," he added. The first 12 teams that competed in the MBA's first season were Pangasinan, Manila, Batangas, Pampanga, Laguna, Pasig-Rizal, Cebu, Negros, Socsargen, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, and Iloilo. Pampanga ended up being the inaugural champions of the Metropolitan Basketball League. FINDING THE OWNERS While the cities and provinces were already located, the next step for the MBA was to find people to finance these teams. For some, like Cebu, it was easy to find a team owner. "What's interesting is we got team owners to match those teams. Like Cebu, we thought of who could we approach in Cebu and there's two or three names actually. And most of them are sports backers already. Lhuillier picked it up immediately," Tuason said. For other teams, Tuason approached with a different strategy. It varied depending on the place and the people he was dealing with. "With Davao with Anthony Del Rosario, he wanted to get into politics and it was a venue for him be well known and they could afford it. So each city had one or two families that we wanted to approach and we got them most," he added. "In Batangas we were looking for a family, we were looking at the Recto family but at that time it was a bit controversial. The Araneta family came to us and deciced, 'let's do Batangas.' I said okay, no problem. In other words we didn't need the family to have a big business or a footing in the city but we wanted the family to at least have something in the city. A residence, people that work there, or a branch and we got that through LBC. Something like that," Tuason added. WHAT'S IN A NAME? So the team locations, along with matching owners, were finally identified. Now the fun part comes. Naming the teams. Of the original 12 MBA teams, Tuason says that he recommended a monicker for about eigth of them, which were to be approved by the team owners. "As a matter of fact, out of the first 12 teams, I recommended eight names," Tuason said. For some of the teams, it was just clever ideas that made sense. For others, the team had to have that name. "Lhuillier got into Cebu right? And they were into the jewelry business so obviously Gems," Tuason said of the Cebu Gems. "Iloilo, Robert Puckett was in solar (energy) so I said why don't you put Volts? He said 'oh I love it.' Batangas has to be Blades, so things like that. The owner had the final choice but we gave recommendations and they picked it up. Davao of course, had to be the Eagles," he added. TROUBLE FROM LAKERLAND Not all MBA teams faced smooth transition with regards to naming their respective squads. It wasn't because the home fans rejected them though, it was more than that. Laguna in particular, who went by the name of the Lakers, got the attention of the NBA. Oh yes it's true. "The NBA, [Commissioner] David Stern, sued the MBA here because we were using Laguna Lakers," Tuason said, recounting that one time the MBA, barely into the start of its operations, already got in trouble with the most powerful professional basketball league on Earth. "I went over to Bert Lina, the owner of the Laguna Lakers. He said 'Ramon don't worry about that,' but I said 'sir we're gonna get sued,' he answered 'where are they gonna sue us? They have to sue us in our courts and we're gonna have it moved to Laguna. Who do you think is gonna go against us in Laguna?'" Tuason added. The NBA stopped bothering the MBA after one letter. And so the MBA was ready to rock. It was fun and it was crazy. Speaking of crazy... (to be continued)   *I Love You, This Game is a series celebrating the Metropolitan Basketball Association's 20th anniversary. Stay tuned for more!   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

Megawide challenges NAIA super consortium

Lower project cost, shorter concession period offered for airport rehab Listed construction company Megawide is challenging a consortium formed by seven of the country’s biggest conglomerates for the right to rehabilitate and operate Metro Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Megawide, which already runs the Mactan-Cebu International Airport and last year bagged the Clark International [...] The post Megawide challenges NAIA super consortium appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2018

Cebu Pacific starts Manila-Melbourne route by August 2018

Manila, February 27, 2018 – The Philippines' leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), announces direct service between Manila and Melbourne, Australia starting August 14, 2018 with a seat sale from February 27 until March 3, 2018......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Cebu Pacific launches Manila-Melbourne route

CEBU PACIFIC (Cebu Air, Inc.) will fly direct Manila-Melbourne flights starting Aug. 14, marking its second route from Manila to Australia. The airline said in a statement that it will operate the route thrice weekly every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. “The launch of our service between Melbourne and Manila will give travelers from Australia seamless […] The post Cebu Pacific launches Manila-Melbourne route appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Belangel dislodges Ateneo teammate Sotto out of top spot in NBTC 24

The UAAP Season 80 Juniors Basketball Tournament closed out its elimination round with a bang, but as the day ended, one student-athlete stood head and shoulders above the rest of the competition. Ateneo de Manila High School's senior floor general SJ Belangel dropped a whopping 31 points against Nazareth School of National University, leading the Blue Eaglets to an immaculate 14-0 record en route to an automatic Finals berth. With this outing and the consistency he showed during the preliminaries, Belangel took over the top spot as the best high school prospect in Week 5 of the National Basketball Training Center Chooks-to-Go 24. The NBTC Chooks-to-Go 24 is a weekly ranking of high school players taking part in the UAAP, CESAFI-NBTC, MMBL, and FCAAF tournaments as well as the recently concluded NCAA competition. Ateneo big man and 23 for 2023 cadet Kai Sotto dropped to second after sitting atop the ladder for the last four weeks. Rounding out the top five are La Salle Greenhills' Joel Cagulangan, Mapua University's Will Gozum, and Far Eastern University-Diliman's L-Jay Gonzales. For dragging University of Sto. Tomas to a playoff match against Adamson High School, CJ Cansino, who is bound to win the UAAP Jrs. MVP, went up to seven.  On the other hand, Baby Falcons ace Joem Sabandal also rose in the weekly rankings, going up to 16. Making the biggest leap this week is CESAFI MVP Alex Visser. Visser rose to 17th, four spots higher than a week ago.  The biggest loser this week is Baby Tamaraws off-guard RJ Abarrientos. The FEU-commit was a non-factor during his team's loss to the Tiger Cubs last Sunday resulting to a drop from eighth to 14th. Here is the complete rankings after Week 5: 1. SJ Belangel, ADMU (2) 2. Kai Sotto, ADMU (1) 3. Joel Cagulangan, LSGH (3) 4. Will Gozum, MU (4) 5. L-Jay Gonzales, FEU (5) 6. Rhayann Amsali, NU (6) 7. CJ Cansino, UST (9) 8. Dave Ildefonso, ADMU (7) 9. Aaron Fermin, AU (10) 10. Clint Escamis, MU (11) 11. John Galinato, CKSC (12) 12. Inand Fornilos, LSGH (13) 13. Warren Bonifacio, MU (14) 14. RJ Abarrientos, FEU (8) 15. Evan Nelle, SBC (15) 16. Joem Sabandal, ADU (17) 17. Alex Visser, SHS Cebu (21) 18. Terrence Fortea, NU (16) 19. Raven Cortez, DLSZ (18) 20. Beirn Laurente, UV (20) 21. Mac Guadana, LPU (22) 22. Joaqui Manuel, ADMU (19) 23. Harvey Pagsanjan, HCHS (23) 24. Maui Cruz, EAC (24) The Juniors stars were ranked using the following criteria: league stats, impact in team, team record, leadership, defense, offense, and level of competition. These rankings will be used to determine the 24 players who will take part in the annual SM-NBTC High School All-Star Game on March at the MOA Arena......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

Uy’s Cebu casino likely to list via backdoor

MANILA, Philippines — Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy is likely to take the backdoor route with the acquisition of H2O Ventures......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

WW2 bomb prompts evacuation of Cebu IT Park employees

CEBU CITY---Workers in seven IT park buildings and residents near the area were evacuated when a vintage bomb was extracted. The bomb was found in a construction site at the Cebu IT Park in Barangay Apas, Cebu City. Employees from Teleperformance, Skyrise 1 and 2, CJRS, Ebloc Tower 1, Ebloc Tower 4, Avida Towers Riala, and Avida Towers Cebu had to evacuate their buildings while experts from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit extracted the World War II 1,000-pound bomb. Chief Inspector Clark Arriola said about 10,000 employees were asked to evacuate. The removal of the bomb began at 3 a.m. and ended around 6:30 a.m. The bomb was then transported to Carmon Copper, a mining...Keep on reading: WW2 bomb prompts evacuation of Cebu IT Park employees.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Clark airport maintenance among PPP projects set for rollout in 2018

MANILA, Philippines – At least 5 sizeable public-private partnership (PPP) projects, including the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the Clark International Airport, are targeted to be rolled out in 2018, said the chief of the PPP Center. Tabled for rollout are the Clark International Airport O&M, San Ramon Newport Project, Cebu Bus ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

MIAA cancels flights to areas affected by tropical storm ‘Urduja’

      Several flights to areas in the path of tropical storm "Urduja" (international name: Kai-Tak) has been canceled, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said Saturday.   Due to inclement weather caused by Urduja, MIAA announced in a Facebook post the cancelation of the following flights:   Cebu Pacific 5J 651 Manila -- Tacloban   Cebu Pacific 5J 652 Tacloban -- Manila   Cebu Pacific 5J 649 Manila -- Tacloban   Cebu Pacific 5J 650 Tacloban -- Manila   Cebu Pacific 5J 373 Manila -- Roxas   Cebu Pacific 5J 374 Roxas -- Manila   AirAsia Z2 320 Manila -- Tacloban...Keep on reading: MIAA cancels flights to areas affected by tropical storm ‘Urduja’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017

AirAsia to launch 3 domestic flights in Clark

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippines AirAsia is set to launch flights to Palawan, Iloilo, and Tacloban on January 26, 2018. Captain Darren Acorda, Philippines AirAsia chief pilot, said this dur.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

The five types of fashionable head coaches you ll meet in the Philippines

It has been quite a year for fashion in Philippine basketball. With guys like Terrence Romeo in the PBA and Thirdy Ravena in the amateur ranks, players are making statements both on and off the court. However, player fashion is nothing new and the biggest surprise most definetely is the way coaches are getting in on this trend of making sure their respective #OOTDs are on point. While not all coaches have embraced this movement --- at least not yet --- and some still prefer the rather safe team polo shirt and pants combo, some are starting to push it. Here, we introduce to you the five types of fashion coaches you see in Philippine basketball.   The Cool Tito The term "tito" has turned into a joke nowadays. Mostly bad jokes. But come on, what's wrong with being a tito anyway? One can be a cool tito. A cool tito like Franz Pumaren of the Adamson Falcons and the Globalport Batang Pier (okay, no Batang Pier since he took a leave of absence there). Coach Franz has been sporting the cool tito look for years now. A genius head coach that goes to games in sharp patterned polos, a nice fitted pair of pants, and a pair of sneakers if he's feeling it, Pumaren is definitely not your ordinary tito. He's a cool tito, one that even makes Korean finger hearts if you're brave enough to ask him.   The Swaggy One Whatever happened to Manong Derrick Pumaren? You know what, let's not answer that question because it doesn't matter. What matters is coach Pumaren's seemingly overnight transformation into a streetwear style icon. In a UE season that was full of disappointment, Manong Derrick was one shining star for the Red Warriors. Seriously, just look at him. He's barking instructions from the sidelines and drawing plays on the bench while wearing sweaters, red hoodies, denim jackets, red cuffed pants, white cuffed pants, and sneakers. If Manong Derrick can show some ankles, you can too. This must be what Kim Bok-Joo meant when she said "Swaaaaag!"   The Action Star Take a look at La Salle coach Aldin Ayo and you'll immediately see that he can pass as an action star from the 1990s or something. Not to say that Ayo is a terrible person, no, no, and another no. He just has that look. From his bulging biceps that routinely punish his La Salle polo shirts to his sly smirk that is kontrabida-esque, Aldin Ayo just has that look of an action star. And then he's added black and red Ralph Lauren shirt to the mix to go along with his matching Gucci belt and shoes. Somebody cast coach Ayo to a movie or something because we'll watch that for sure.   The Trendsetter When you think about fashionable basketball coaches in the Philippines, who immediately comes to mind? That's right, it's Vincent "Chot" Reyes. You can't talk about fashion among basketball coaches without mentioning about Chot Reyes. Sure, coach Chot's colorful outfits from his PBA days are long gone but he's still a sharp dresser as the chief mentor for Gilas Pilipinas. From the appropriate Comme Des Garcons polos (hashtag Puso) from around 2013 to a more simple, but custom, Nike polos in 2017, coach Chot is still setting trends on the sidelines.   The Best Dressed Right now, the best dressed head coach in the Philippines is Alab's Jimmy Alapag and it only took him one game to claim that title. Clad in a full suit in his coaching debut, Alapag not only made a personal statement but he made a team one as well. He is, after all, a professional head coach for a professional basketball team. Sometimes, looking good is half the battle. And while coach Jimmy (still sounds a little weird, right?) ditched the full suit for his second pro game, he still looked pretty sharp to be honest. Everyone should take notes from coach Jimmy in terms of sideline fashion really. Something about a well-fitted suit just looks amazing. Or, you can always go a different route like the other four coaches here. Fashion is subjective anyway, you just have to be confident enough.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Clark, Cebu to host SSF of Mercedes Benz

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, Philippines  —   Clark and Cebu City will now host the operations of the Mercedes Benz Group Services Inc......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 29th, 2017