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Cop nabbed for extortion over company service vehicles

MANILA – A member of the police Highway Patrol Group (HPG) was arrested in an entrapment operation in Pasay City for allegedly extorting money from service vehicles. Source link link: Cop nabbed for extortion over company service vehicles.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerOct 2nd, 2018

Grab probes driver nabbed in QC drug bust; driver faces ban

A Grab driver accused of illegal drugs use would be forever banned from service if found guilty.   This was the declaration of Grab Philippines on Monday, as it stressed its policy of zero tolerance on any "criminal activity" in the company, including its partners.   "Grab does not tolerate any criminal activity by any of our partners. We will fully cooperate with any investigation through our security and safety team," Leo Gonzales, Public Affairs Head of Grab, said in a statement on Monday.   "Grab will not take things like this lightly. The safety of our passengers and drivers is of uttermost importance," he added.   The statement of Gonzale...Keep on reading: Grab probes driver nabbed in QC drug bust; driver faces ban.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Harnessing data for a better after-sales service

A number of trends are shaking up the after-sales market in the automotive industry, according to BearingPoint, a Dutch management consulting company. Unsurprisingly, some of them have to do with technology. “Firstly, the connected features in today’s vehicles enable remote access to the OEM (original equipment manufacturer). This makes it easier for owners and drivers […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

DOTr, LTFRB laments court decision to allow Angkas to resume operations

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) expressed sadness over the decision of the Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court to allow motorcycle ride-haling company Angkas to resume its operations. In a joint statement on Thursday, the DOTr and LTFRB described Angkas as "colorum" vehicles interested only in making a profit and not the safety of its passengers. "Our position is that motorcycles registered in the service are not authorized to conduct business and offer public transport under Republic Act 4136. For them to be allowed, the law has to be amended by Congress," the DOTr and LTFRB said. "If Angkas is to co...Keep on reading: DOTr, LTFRB laments court decision to allow Angkas to resume operations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

Mahindra counters ‘lemon’ claim

Mahindra International, the mother company of Mahindra Cars Philippines, will conduct service camps for the 2,500 plus Philippine National Police vehicles to address accusations of selling “lemons” to the PNP. Arwind Mathew, Mahindra head for international operations, said Mahindra will review the units purchsed by the PNP in response to claims the vehicles are not […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Waymo rolls out autonomous vans without human drivers

  DETROIT -- A self-driving car company created by Google is pulling the human backup driver from behind the steering wheel and would test vehicles on public roads with only an employee in the back seat.   The move by Waymo started October 19 with an automated Chrysler Pacifica minivan in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, Arizona. It was a major step toward vehicles driving themselves without human backups on public roads. The company also said it would launch a ride service to compete with Uber and Lyft.   Waymo, which is owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, is in a race with other companies including Delphi, General Motors, Intel, Uber, Apple, and ...Keep on reading: Waymo rolls out autonomous vans without human drivers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Leader of extortion gang preying on bus firm nabbed in Maguindanao

SULTAN KUDARAT, Philippines -- The alleged leader of an extortion gang that attempted to collect P1 million from a bus company plying the Cotabato-General Sa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2017

Gov’t formally names Mislatel 3rd major telco

THE GOVERNMENT on Monday declared as the country’s third major telecommunications service provider the Mislatel Group of China Telecommunications Corp., Dennis A. Uy’s Udenna Corp. and Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp., as well as franchise holder Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc. (Mislatel), almost two weeks after it was announced provisional winner for completing the selection process......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Trans Pacific Air Service Represents Tigerair Taiwan in the Philippines; Offers Low Cebu-Taipei Fares

Tigerair Taiwan recently appointed Trans Pacific Air Service Corporation as its official General Sales Agent (GSA) partner in the Philippines. As the low cost carrier’s GSA, the company will provide support across the airline’s passenger ticket sales, marketing, ticketing, and reservations needs. “We look forward to serving Taiwan’s first and only LCC, and this means […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

Three wanted persons nabbed

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Three persons wanted for the crime of estafa and serious physical injuries were arrested in separate occasions on Nov. 15, 2018. The Dumalag PNP led by Senior Insp. Pedro Goldino Diocsion, Capiz Provincial Mobile Force Company, and Capiz Police Provincial Office collared Charity Mae Brillo, 59, of Poblacion Dumalag. Brillo, who […] The post Three wanted persons nabbed appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Disney+ streaming service set for late 2019 debut

Disney's upcoming streaming service has been given the 2019 launch date. Dubbed Disney+, the streaming service can be expected to launch sometime in late 2019, according to a statement from The Walt Disney Company. Disney+ will exclusively showcase Disney's library of films and TV series, including those that fall under the Star Wars and Marvel brand. Films by Disney being streamed on soon-to-be-competitor Netflix will still be available up until this year. Moving forward, all 2019 releases will become exclusive content for Disney+. Along with the launch of the streaming service are two new major shows from the Star Wars and Marvel universe. Rebel spy Cassian Andor fro...Keep on reading: Disney+ streaming service set for late 2019 debut.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Naomi Osaka headed for big money with Japan, global appeal

By Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka used a powerful forehand and a matching serve to win the U.S. Open against Serena Williams two months ago, soaring as high as No. 4 this season in the WTA tennis rankings. Off the court — on the marketing front — she has the same potential. Maybe more. "It's very, very rare to find a Japanese-born female athlete who appeals to an international audience," said Bob Dorfman, a sports marketing expert and creative director at Baker Street Advertising in San Francisco, California. Serena Williams topped the Forbes list of the highest-earning female athletes this year at $18 million, almost all endorsements. Osaka appears to be the right woman in the right sport at the right time with the draw to overtake Williams. "What's more, tennis, especially women's tennis, is a sport that lends itself to a broad variety of sponsors: sporting goods, health and beauty, fashion, lifestyle, travel, personal care, you name it," Dorfman said. "And the sport's international following brings with it a large, loyal and affluent fan base. All the more reason why so many companies are lining up to sign her up." The big question is: Can she keep this up? Much has happened very quickly for her, notes former tennis star Chris Evert. "You know, it's going to be life-changing for her and very, very important," Evert said. "From what I see, she is very humble and from what I see, her parents are very humble people. Hopefully they won't go Hollywood on us. We don't want that to happen." Osaka's multicultural background — Japan-born but raised in the U.S. by a Haitian-American father and a Japanese mother — adds to her wide appeal, endearing her to fans in Japan and elsewhere. Her disarming charm, off and on the court, including how she handled the turmoil surrounding her win over Williams, is also winning people over. "She appeals to the young and old, men and women, everyone," said Shigeru Tanaka, advertising manager at Citizen, her sponsor since August. Tokyo-based Citizen Watch Co.'s 80,000 yen ($700) Naomi Osaka watch is selling out at stores in Japan, thanks to the exposure it got on her wrist at the U.S. Open. Citizen was quick to take advantage of her Grand Slam win, taking out a one-third page ad in the Yomiuri newspaper's extra edition report of her win. Companies won't say how much her contracts are worth, but they tend to be written so that if she keeps winning, her earnings will keep going up. If one company won't pay, another will just snatch her up, marketing experts say. Although Japanese baseball players like Ichiro and Shohei Ohtani are superstars, that sport doesn't have the global appeal of tennis. There are Olympians, but their appeal tends to come and go every four years. Japan is "just starving for a star," Evert said. Osaka has been wearing various Citizen watches in matches and in photo ops and has told reporters the first watch she got from her mom was a Citizen. She has also said her father drove a Nissan while she was growing up — another in a growing line of sponsors. Besides Citizen, Osaka has deals with instant noodle-maker Nissin Foods Group, Japanese badminton and tennis racket maker Yonex Co., and athletic-wear and sneaker giant Adidas. Nissan Motor Co. signed Osaka as its three-year "brand ambassador" in September. The deal was in the works for a while, but the timing couldn't have been better, coming right after the U.S. Open. The Yokohama-based automaker is mulling a "Naomi Osaka model" car. She is also getting keys to a silver GT-R sports car. Investing in Osaka enhances brand image for the long-term, said Masao Tsutsumi, general manager in charge of Osaka-related marketing at Nissan. He said her transformation from "every girl" to superstar parallels the automaker's commitment to technological innovation. "She also is such a nice person while being utterly professional," he added. Yonex has been supplying rackets to Osaka since she was 10, after receiving a letter from her mother. The Osaka effect is evident in the growing popularity of Yonex rackets among younger Americans, the company says. Appearing before Yonex employees in Tokyo, Osaka drew affectionate laughter by insisting on addressing the crowd in Japanese, though she managed only a few words, including "onaji," or "the same," says Nori Shimojo, the company's official in charge of tennis player service. At just 21, Osaka's got plenty of time to learn the language of her birthplace if she wants to. As for her sponsorship windfall, she is shrugging it all off. "I wouldn't really know because I have never been in this territory," she said during a recent tournament in Singapore. "For me, I just focus on my matches, and, I mean, like I'm a tennis player, so I just play tennis." ___ Sandra Harwitt in Singapore contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Gov’t names provisional 3rd major telco

A CONSORTIUM formed by China Telecommunications Corp., Dennis A. Uy’s Udenna Corp. and its subsidiary Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp. and franchise holder Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc. (Mislatel) emerged as provisional winner in the government’s search for the country’s third major telecommunications service provider after its two contenders were disqualified......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Korean debt watcher keeps investment grade rating for Philippines

South Korea-based credit rating company NICE Investors Service has retained the BBB rating of the Philippines amid the country’s ability to weather external headwinds and the government’s prudent tax and spending policies......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

LOOK: Grab launches premium tricycle service

MANILA, Philippines – Ride-hailing giant Grab Philippines launched a premium service for tricycles, in partnership with AutoItalia Philippines, the local distributor of 3-wheeled Piaggio Ape vehicles. Grab Philippines head Brian Cu said on Monday, November 5, that the Euro-4 compliant tricycles aim to "fill in the gap for short-distance ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Did you miss him? After 3 years, Heneral Luna returns on Netflix starting October 31

The critically acclaimed “Heneral Luna” film of celebrated director Jerrold Tarog will be available on popular streaming service Netflix starting October 31, 2018. Independent production company TBA studios made this announcement on its Facebook page. The historical epic is the company’s first mark in Philippine cinema. It was also shared by the official social media […] The post Did you miss him? After 3 years, Heneral Luna returns on Netflix starting October 31 appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Twitter tops earnings estimates, lifting shares

WASHINGTON, United States --- Twitter reported Thursday stronger-than-expected profits and revenues in the third quarter, igniting a strong rally in shares of the key social network. The San Francisco group delivered a $789 million profit, including one-time gains, compared to a net loss of $21 million in the previous year, as revenues grew 29 percent to $758 million. Twitter shares rallied 13.6 percent in premarket trade following the results, as the markets overlooked a dip in the number of users of the short-messaging service. Average monthly active users totaled 326 million, down from 335 million in the previous quarter. The company said the drop came from efforts to weed ou...Keep on reading: Twitter tops earnings estimates, lifting shares.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Bus driver, conductor nabbed for drugs in Pasay

A bus driver and his conductor were arrested for holding a pot session inside a passenger bus while two of their companions escaped past midnight on Sunday. The Southern Police District identified the two individuals apprehended as Carno Donio, 36; and Louie Ellamil, 29. Their companions, Michael Ilagan and Darry Arroz, escaped the police authorities. All four were employees of Ceres Bus Inc. company. Police investigation showed that the security guards at the Victory Liner Terminal in Pasay City saw the four men inside the Ceres Bus during a routine inspection. Upon seeing Arroz on board the vehicle, security guards called Arroz' supervisor since he has been under police sur...Keep on reading: Bus driver, conductor nabbed for drugs in Pasay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Salesforce cites achievements of Meralco Online

MANILA, Philippines - The world's number one customer relationship management (CRM) platform company, Salesforce, cited Meralco Online for its achievements and service to customers. Salesforce.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Retired cop nabbed for extortion

EVER wonder why fares for roll on-roll off (Ro-Ro) buses have been steep lately? It appears that bus companies pay some thugs for peaceful passage to some areas in Iloilo province. At around 8 a.m. of Oct. 18, 2018, a retired policeman was arrested for allegedly extorting a Ceres Bus plying the Estancia – Cubao route. Francisco […] The post Retired cop nabbed for extortion appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

PH signs deal with Israeli firm for oil exploration east of Palawan

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has signed an oil exploration deal with Israeli firm Ratio Petroleum Ltd, allowing the company to explore for oil and gas resources in an area east of Palawan. The Petroleum Service Contract (PSC) was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, and Ratio ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018