Daet Councilor Asis warns against selling tricycle franchise

Daet Councilor Asis warns against selling tricycle franchise.....»»

Category: newsSource: bicolstandard bicolstandardSep 14th, 2017

Councilor wants SBRI franchise revoked

ILOILO CITY Councilor Joshua Alim called for the revocation of the franchise of South Balibago Resources, Inc. (SBRI) “to correct the mistake of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP)” when it issued the said franchise two years ago. In an ordinance that was passed on first reading on Apr. 10, 2018, Alim called for the revocation of […] The post Councilor wants SBRI franchise revoked appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

‘HASTE MAKES WASTE’: Councilor says they cannot be rushed on SBRI franchise issue

ILOILO CITY Councilor R Leone Gerochi said he wants first to study the case of South Balibago Resources, Inc. (SBRI) before deciding on whether or not to recall the latter’s 25-year franchise to distribute water in Jaro district. Gerochi, chairman of the committees on franchises and public utilities, said he must first study the city’s […] The post ‘HASTE MAKES WASTE’: Councilor says they cannot be rushed on SBRI franchise issue appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

Regulate refilled butane – Gerochi

A COUNCILOR wants to regulate the refilling and selling of refilled butane canisters in Iloilo City. Councilor R Leone Gerochi proposed an ordinance that will regulate the refilling and selling of refilled disposable butane canisters in the metro during the Sangguniang Panlungsod session, March 6, 2018. “The butane canisters are disposable or are good for […] The post Regulate refilled butane – Gerochi appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

ERC to conduct public consultation in Iloilo City

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) will hold a public consultation in the metro relative to the Iloilo City Council’s opposition to the franchise renewal of Panay Electric Company (PECO), according to Councilor Joshua Alim on March 6, 2018. Alim confirmed that he received a copy of a letter dated Feb. 20, 2018 from ERC chairperson […] The post ERC to conduct public consultation in Iloilo City appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

A Chinese classic gets first English translation as ‘A Hero Born’

A longtime best-selling Chinese book series that earns comparisons to "Lord of the Rings" for its epic scope and loyal readership is about to be published in English for the first time, and its United Kingdom publisher is hoping to replicate the novels' home-country success. First written in the 1950s, the fantasy series, which is translated into English as "Legends of the Condor Heroes" was written by Jin Yong (real name Louis Cha), a Hong Kong-based newspaper editor who began publishing his stories of martial arts heroes as a newspaper serial. The resulting book series has spawned a massive entertainment franchise, its books selling more than 300 million copies and inspiring ...Keep on reading: A Chinese classic gets first English translation as ‘A Hero Born’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Senator’s help sought in PECO franchise hearing

ALL IS NOT lost for Iloilo City Councilor Joshua Alim as regards his opposition to the franchise renewal of Panay Electric Company (PECO). On Feb 6, 2018, Alim and the rest of the City Council passed a resolution requesting Senator Grace Poe, chairperson of Senate committee on public utility, to conduct a public hearing relative […] The post Senator’s help sought in PECO franchise hearing appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

Blockbuster Producer Behind Chris Hemsworth’s “12 Strong”

From blockbuster filmmaker Jerry Bruckheimer (“Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, “Black Hawk Down”), Chris Hemsworth (“Thor,” “The Avengers” films) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road,” “Nocturnal Animals”) star in “12 Strong,” a powerful new war drama based on the best-selling book Horse Soldiers. “12 Strong” is a story of heroism based on true events […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Panthers sale sparks buzz in political, business circles

By Steve Reed, Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The stunning news of the rare opportunity to purchase an NFL team has quickly garnered the attention of sports figures, business investors and politicians alike. Amid reports of sexual and racial remarks made by Carolina Panthers owner and founder Jerry Richardson in the workplace, he has unexpectedly announced that he is selling the NFL franchise after this season ends. It was a bombshell that rocked the Carolinas, and generated shockwaves inside and out of the organization. The team Monday promoted Tina Becker as COO and gave her full control of the day-to-day operations. Becker said in a release that “these have been some of the most difficult days of my 19 years with the Panthers.” She added that her immediate focus will be on corporate side of the organization, “while addressing the real concerns that have been raised in recent days.” Richardson, meanwhile, stepped away from daily responsibilities to focus on the sale of the team — which will come with a multi-billion dollar price tag. That’s what is known, but Richardson’s decision to walk away after nearly 25 years as owner has left more questions than answers about the franchise’s future — most notably, who will buy it and will they keep the team in Charlotte. Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles said she is committed to working to keep the team in Charlotte. “The City of Charlotte values its long-running relationship with the Panthers after more than 22 seasons of NFL football,” Lyles said in a statement to The Associated Press. “The Panthers are part of Charlotte’s fabric. We’ve celebrated victories and anguished over defeats. We understand transitions are inevitable, and we look forward to working with current and future ownership.” The Panthers are tethered to Charlotte through the 2018 season because of an agreement on an $87.5 stadium renovation between the city and the team in 2013. That renovation is nearly complete. But a buyer could potentially purchase the team and move it in 2019. Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, who was mayor of Charlotte when the Panthers settled into their new stadium, has seen both sides. He also was the mayor when the Hornets left town. He said another question might be about Bank of America stadium. “Will (the new owners) ask for government subsidy to continue to improve the stadium, or, in fact, even build a new stadium, like what’s happened in Atlanta and Dallas?” McCrory said. “That would be a tall order.” He said it will be a business decision— and the highest bidder will get the team, to possibly do with it as they chose. “Unless the NFL steps in and says, ’No, you need to have a local ownership group,’” he said, “which I’d encourage them to do.” Panthers coach Ron Rivera was “a little taken aback” when Richardson informed him Sunday night of his decision to sell the team. But he too believes the Panthers should remain in Charlotte. “This organization has been a source of pride and goodwill and I would like to it continue,” Rivera said Monday. “This is a great community with a very supportive fan base that has been out there for us. They have been here for me and this football team and I hope that somehow it is able to stay here.” The chance to purchase an NFL team has potential suitors coming out of the woodwork. Rapper and actor Diddy indicated his interest in purchasing the Panthers on Twitter moments after Richardson’s announcement. Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry, a Charlotte native, chimed in with “I want in!” NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has also expressed interest. Other businessmen with Charlotte connections could show interest as well. Speedway Motorsports chairman Bruton Smith and his son, CEO Marcus Smith, have previously expressed interest in purchasing the Panthers should the opportunity arise. And the Panthers are loaded with minority owners including real estate magnate “Smoky” Bissell, Family Dollar founder Leon Levine and members of the Belk family. Developer Johnny Harris, who was instrumental in luring the Wells Fargo Championship — and later the PGA Championship — to Charlotte, could also decide to increase his ownership stake in the team. Let’s not forget Michael Jordan. The six-time NBA champion owns the Hornets. However, Jordan’s interest level is unknown and his representative Estee Portnoy said she had no comment on the Panthers sale. More names will surely emerge over the next several weeks, but they need to be ready to write a big check. Forbes Magazine recently estimated the Panthers worth at $2.3 billion. And those numbers could be low. Forbes estimated the Buffalo Bills at a net worth of $935 million in 2013, but the team wound up selling in 2014 for $1.4 billion — nearly 50 percent higher than the estimate — according to magazine’s website. Before any sale can be finalized, it will need the approval of 24 of 32 NFL owners. The Panthers have a lot to offer potential suitors: — They are on the cusp of reaching the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons. — They have sold out 225 of their 227 home games in team history, including 157 straight. — They feature several recognizable stars including 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton and 2013 Defensive Player of the Year Luke Kuechly. Panthers tight end Ed Dickson said fans don’t deserve to have a team ripped out from underneath them. “It’s growing, it’s definitely been growing,” Dickson said of the fan base. “We are striving to build something that Dallas has, and Pittsburgh has. We don’t have that much history here. But one of the reasons I came here was to be a part of something special. When we do get to the top of the mountain and win a Super Bowl — then we have something to celebrate here” in the Carolinas. At least in 2017 and 2018, after that, it’s unclear where the party would be. ___ AP Writer Skip Foreman contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

‘Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’ free for a week

Ubisoft's second giveaway of December 2017 is the second best "Assassin's Creed" game to date. Piratical, loot-plundering, galleon-pinching affair "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag" is free for a week until Dec. 18, 2017. Celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the entire "Assassin's Creed" franchise, which actually turned 10 in November, the giveaway is distributed via Ubisoft's PC gaming service, UPlay. Often held up as a high point of Ubisoft's best-selling franchise,"Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag" freshened up a familiar mixture of historical fiction, monument scaling, and stealthy adventuring with a dose of 18th century Caribbean swashbuckling. Sea shanties on the o...Keep on reading: ‘Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’ free for a week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

Angels welcome Ohtani, plot course for 2-way Japanese star

GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — General manager Billy Eppler rose from his seat in rapturous joy when he got the phone call telling him Shohei Ohtani wanted to join the Los Angeles Angels. When Eppler attempted to sit back down, he missed his chair completely, sprawling onto the floor. Ohtani has inspired strong reactions ever since the world became aware of the Japanese star's formidable talent as both a pitcher and a hitter. Now that the Angels have landed such a coveted prize, they can't wait to see who else he can knock over. The Angels formally introduced Ohtani on Saturday, one day after the franchise won the baseball-wide competition for his services. A lively crowd gathered in front of Angel Stadium cheered when Ohtani donned a red No. 17 jersey and hat on stage with team owner Arte Moreno, manager Mike Scioscia and Eppler. Ohtani doesn't speak much English yet, but he stepped to the podium and addressed the fans confidently: "Hi. My name is Shohei Ohtani." Ohtani already knows how to work a crowd, too: He had the perfect answer when asked whether he was more excited to get his first pitching victory or his first homer in the big leagues. "Hopefully, if I can pull it off, maybe both in one game," he said through a translator. Ohtani's grand experiment with the Angels is off to an entertaining start. The league-wide courtship ended Friday with his decision to join Mike Trout and Albert Pujols in Orange County. The 23-year-old former Japanese MVP is attempting to become the majors' most significant two-way player in several decades, and he will have every opportunity to fill two prominent roles with the Angels. Ohtani is expected to join the Angels' starting rotation next season, and he will be their designated hitter on many days when he isn't pitching, Scioscia said. Ohtani won't play in the outfield "at the outset" of his career, which likely includes at least his first season in Anaheim, Eppler said. Ohtani's decision was the culmination of years of hard work for the scouts and personnel executives led by Eppler, who has been traveling to Japan since 2013 to see Ohtani. "There was a wow factor to him," Eppler said. "He was a little bit of a show-stopper. Big fastball. The ability to throw three off-speed pitches for strikes. And have the presence in the batter's box that we gravitated to. He fits a lot of our offensive philosophy." Although Eppler felt Ohtani would be an ideal fit with the Angels, he had no idea whether Ohtani would agree. Moreno led the Angels' presentation to Ohtani on Monday after he selected them as one of seven finalists, and they waited nervously for four days before getting the news. Ohtani didn't reveal all of his reasons for choosing the Angels over the Mariners, Rangers, Dodgers, Cubs, Yankees, Red Sox and every other club. "I just felt a strong connection with the Angels," Ohtani said through a translator. That's enough for the Angels, who believe they can provide every opportunity for Ohtani to cultivate the two-way skills that have inspired comparisons to a young Babe Ruth. The Angels believe Ohtani has the intensity and focus to do something unprecedented in recent baseball history. "This guy consumes all things baseball," Eppler said. "There is not a lot else going on in his world but baseball (and) training. He does like to read a lot." Eppler also described Ohtani as "very humble," and compared his mental makeup to that of Trout, whose video phone call to recruit Ohtani apparently went quite well. Trout, on the East Coast for his wedding this weekend, called Eppler late Monday night after the meeting to ask: "What's he like? What's he like?" "He's like you," Eppler replied. "He's simple, humble, and he wants to be great." Ohtani took a moment during his news conference to send good wishes to the two-time MVP for his wedding. And when asked why he had chosen No. 17 after wearing No. 11 in Japan, Ohtani quipped: "I actually wanted No. 27, but somebody else (Trout) was wearing that number." About 200 media members were on hand for Ohtani's arrival, including dozens from Japanese news outlets. Ohtani and the Angels realize his every move will be chronicled on a daily basis with likely the same fervor around Ichiro Suzuki and Hideki Matsui in their heyday, but judging by his confident performance in his first major appearance, it's nothing Ohtani can't handle. Ohtani's performance on the field is more important, and the Angels expect him to be an immediate hit there as well. Angel Stadium's team shop already was doing a brisk business selling large piles of Ohtani jerseys and T-shirts on his first full day with the club. "I think it's going to be something very, very special for our fans," Scioscia said. "Every player, to a man, is so excited about this acquisition. Our job is to see exactly how you get a multidimensional, two-way athlete like Shohei to bring his talent on the field often enough where he leads us to that championship." ___ More AP MLB:»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

Power supplier faces franchise loss

ILOILO CITY---The city's lone power supplier faces the loss of its franchise to operate amid protests from consumer groups and the city council over allegedly poor services, erroneous billing and overpricing.   A resolution passed by the council expressed opposition to the franchise extension for Panay Electric Co. (Peco), which has been the lone electricity supplier in the city for decades.   The resolution, authored by Councilor R Leone Gerochi, cited consumer complaints over Peco services.   It came after the filing by Camiguin Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo of House Bill No. 6023 in July seeking to extend Peco's franchise for another 25 years.   ...Keep on reading: Power supplier faces franchise loss.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

Comment on THE MORE, THE MERRIER?: Mayor welcomes more players in public utilities by atty. perla garganera-gauzon

Councilor Gerochi is absolutely right in opposing monopoly of public utilities. there should be competition!! peco has dominated the energy sector for 90 years. in all that time, its service has gradually deteriorated to the dissatisfaction of its customers. it's about time that peco's franchise should not be renewed. it must've thought that as a monopoly, it is secure. but, the thousands of complaints submitted by customers from ilolo city, jaro, la paz, molo and mandurriao jolted peco to the ill-effects of an unbridled monopoly......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

Comment on THE MORE, THE MERRIER?: Mayor welcomes more players in public utilities by atty perla garganera-gauzon

i still cling to the hope that except for 1 councilor, the clear majority united in opposing renewal of peco's franchise. now is not 25 years ago whose brouhaha did not stop peco from renewing its franchise. this time, these councilors would be hard put in changing their stand because the media did its job of apprising the public. for sure there are other business enterprises that would undertake to compete with peco. if peco believes that the 2019 renewal would be deja vu of 25 years ago, it should better think twice. enough is enough of overbilling, discourtesy, and intransigence in its stance without visible and convincing proof of improvement......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

‘Hear PECO’s franchise application in Iloilo City’

THE Iloilo City Council asked the House of Representatives to hold a public hearing in Iloilo City relative to the application for renewal of franchise of Panay Electric Company, Inc. (PECO). The body unanimously approved Nov 7, 2017 the resolution of Councilor Joshua Alim asking the House Committee on Legislative Franchises to hold its public […] The post ‘Hear PECO’s franchise application in Iloilo City’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Rio Verde warns of possible shutdown due to unsustainable operations

Unless the Cagayan de Oro City Water District implements the proper pricing, Cagayan de Oro’s sole bulk water supplier warned over the weekend that they may be forced to shut down its operations. Last Thursday, 26 October 2017, Rio Verde Water Consortium, Inc. (Rio Verde) served a notice to COWD declaring it was increasing the selling price of its bulk water to the utility from P10.45 to P16.35 per cubic meter of treated water (or per million liters, MLD)......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

Visiting journalist warns of PH dictatorship in the making

SAN FRANCISCO -- A visiting investigative journalist and author of a bestselling book about martial law believes that the Philippines is headed toward another dictatorship, but only if the people will allow incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte to get away with his authoritarian ways.   Raissa Robles, author of the best-selling bookMarcos Martial Law: Never Again about torture and atrocities under the dictatorship of President Ferdinand Marcos, recalled that Duterte friend and Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol wrote in his Facebook entry as early as 2015 that then would-be candidate Duterte would "only agree to become the president if people will allow him to declare Marti...Keep on reading: Visiting journalist warns of PH dictatorship in the making.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

OPAPP warns public vs impostors selling gov't contracts -

OPAPP warns public vs impostors selling gov't contracts -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMar 28th, 2017

Naga councilor leads as national president of RIC Philippines

NAGA CITY &'8212; Following the footstep of her mother, Cecilia Veluz-De Asis now takes the helm of the Rural Improvement Clubs of the Philippines for the years 2016-2018, or a full two-year term. The newly-elected president of Rural Improvement Clubs vow.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolmailRelated NewsDec 1st, 2016

QC to rationalize tricycle franchise issuance

The issuance of tricycle franchises in Quezon City will now be rationalized in a bid to address the problem of colorum trike operations in the city......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 12th, 2016

SEC warns public against investing in Organico

THE SECURITIES and Exchange Commission (SEC) has advised the public against investing in Organico Agribusiness Ventures Corp. due to its illegal investment activities. In an advisory posted on its website, the commission described Organico as a company with interests in organic farming, poultry and piggery, as well as telemarketing, and construction. The SEC found Organico […] The post SEC warns public against investing in Organico appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News15 min. ago