DICT, NICP Launch Digital Cities PH in National ICT Summit

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP), will jointly launch DigitalCitiesPH Launch during the 9th NICP ICT Summit on November 16 to 17, 2017 in Cagayan de Oro City......»»

Category: newsSource: kagay_an kagay_anOct 16th, 2017

Digital Cities Philippines National Launch during 9th NICP ICT Summit

The Cagayan de Oro ICT Business Council hosts two key national events of the Information and Communications industry on November 16-17, 2017 at the Limketkai Center in Cagayan de Oro City. These are the national launch of digitalcitiesPH and the 9th National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) Summit......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

NICP 2017 IBPAP-Globe Sapphire Flare for Brilliance Awardee

The National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP), Inc. has awarded by the Board of Trustees of the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines as this year’s recipient of the IBPAP-Globe Sapphire Flare for Brilliance Award for ‘ardently investing efforts on discovering emerging locations and strategically developing Next Wave Cities.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsNov 10th, 2017

NBA launches augmented reality app

NBA press release NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today the launch of the NBA AR app, a new augmented reality (AR) experience that allows fans to play virtual pop-a-shot from any point in the world through AR technology.  This marks the first augmented reality game by a U.S. sports league.  NBA AR for iPhone is available for free on the App Store. Using the iPhone camera and ARKit technology, the app captures a player’s surroundings, pins an authentic NBA backboard and court into the real-world environment, and then uses the accelerometer in the iPhone to flick shots at the hoop before the 30-second shot clock expires.  Players can share their shooting sessions with friends (through iMessage, email or social media) or see how they stack up globally on the overall leaderboard. Fans also have the option to select their favorite NBA team to brand their environment and receive updates on the team’s upcoming games. “We’ve always said that basketball can be played virtually anywhere – and today that takes on an expanded meaning,” said Melissa Rosenthal Brenner, NBA Senior Vice President, Digital Media.  “Augmented reality presents a variety of fascinating engagement opportunities, so we hope our fans download the app and try out their skills wherever they might be.” NBA AR is available on iPhone 6s and later running iOS11, and was developed using ARKit.  Later this season, the NBA plans to introduce additional augmented reality experiences through the app......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017

NBA and Rakuten announce partnership

em>NBA press release /em> TOKYO – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Rakuten, Inc. today announced a multiyear partnership making Rakuten the league’s exclusive distribution partner in Japan for all live NBA games and a global marketing partner of the NBA. This marks the NBA’s most comprehensive media partnership in Japan and Rakuten’s first with a North American sports league. This season, Rakuten will offer NBA LEAGUE PASS, the league’s premium live game subscription service, exclusively to Rakuten members in Japan through, the NBA App and for purchase through Rakuten’s video-on-demand service, Rakuten TV. NBA LEAGUE PASS will allow fans to watch all NBA games including preseason, regular-season and playoffs games, NBA All-Star, NBA Conference Finals and The Finals, in addition to other exclusive programming.   Rakuten will also offer a subscription package on Rakuten TV, providing fans with access to nine games a week, one game per weekday and two games each on Saturdays and Sundays. “We are very excited to partner with the NBA to bring all the action of the world’s top basketball league to fans in Japan,” said Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani, founder and CEO of Rakuten, Inc. “As we have recently announced that we are proud partners of the Golden State Warriors, the NBA’s reigning champions, it is an honor to expand our contributions to the global growth and development of basketball with this NBA partnership.” “Rakuten is one of the world’s most innovative companies and an ideal partner for the NBA,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “Our new relationship with Rakuten speaks to the appetite that our passionate fans in Japan have for live NBA games and content, and we look forward to working with Rakuten to provide the most comprehensive NBA coverage to date.” The global marketing partnership also allows Rakuten to create NBA and team zones, and sell select NBA and team merchandise on its e-commerce channels globally, including Rakuten Ichiba in Japan and Ebates, a leading membership-based online cash-back site in the U.S.   Rakuten Viber, Rakuten’s instant messaging platform, will also become an official platform for the NBA and its teams, providing their more than 900 million users with access to league content. The NBA’s presence in Japan dates back almost 30 years. NBA games and programming have been on-the-air since the 1988-89 season, and officially licensed NBA merchandise is widely available at more than 180 Xebio stores across Japan. The league has conducted a number of events in Japan, including 12 regular-season games in three cities, interactive fan events, NBA Cares community outreach initiatives, and in 2012, Basketball without Borders, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program.   Founded in 1997 in Tokyo as the world’s first successful merchant-focused e-commerce marketplace, Rakuten now encompasses over 70 businesses spanning e-commerce, digital content, communications and fintech that reach more than one billion members around the globe.  Rakuten’s professional sport portfolio includes ownership of Japan’s Vissel Kobe soccer club and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles baseball team, the team that won the national Japan Series Championship in 2013. In July 2017, the company also became the Main Global Partner and Official Innovation and Entertainment Partner for iconic soccer club FC Barcelona. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 10th, 2017

Bass selected as best national digital solution for international World Summit Awards

Bass selected as best national digital solution for international World Summit Awards.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017

Advocates launch Rise for Education and Just Peace network

ECHAGUE, Isabela — More than a hundred delegates joined the Rise for Education and Just Peace Summit at the De Venecia Hall, Isabela State University – Echague on November 17, 2017. It was a historic event that gathered students, teachers and school administrators from all over the province who strengthened the call for every Filipino citizen’s right to education as well as the further defense of human rights......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated News1 hr. 19 min. ago

Duterte: I dress for comfort, and not to impress

  He dresses for comfort, and not to impress anybody.   That, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday, was why he folded the sleeves of his barong Tagalog during the recent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit, which the Philippines hosted.   Mr. Duterte received flak online after he showed up for the summit in a creased barong whose sleeves he folded halfway to his elbow.   "You know, I dress not to please anybody. I dress to be comfortable. That's why I rarely wear an Americana (coat and tie). (For) one, it is not an attire for the Filipino. It's too hot to wear," he said during the launch of a program for farmers and fis...Keep on reading: Duterte: I dress for comfort, and not to impress.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News17 hr. 40 min. ago

PH nears deal on ‘panda’ bonds

  The Philippines' first issuance of $200 million worth of renminbi-denominated panda bonds in China moved a step closer after the government signed the underwriting agreement with Bank of China.   Also, with the tax treatment on the transaction already clarified by the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the government is on track to launch it by Nov. 27, National Treasurer Rosalia V. de Leon told the Inquirer yesterday.   Under Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 95-2017 issued by Internal Revenue Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay on Nov. 10, so-called repo transactions will be exempt from documentary stamp tax (DST). The lack of clarity on whether such deals would be ...Keep on reading: PH nears deal on ‘panda’ bonds.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2017

Alvarez on Uson and Roque, Abu Sayyaf members arrested, Andanar on keyboard army | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez  says Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque will be among the ruling PDP-Laban's senatorial candidates in 2019.  The Philippine National Police says 3 Abu Sayyaf members arrested in Quezon City last week planned to launch an attack during the Association of Southeast Asian ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

3 Abu Sayyaf members arrested

THREE members of Abu Sayyaf, who were allegedly planning to sow terror during the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit, have been arrested and were presented on Friday in a press briefing, Philippine National Police Chief Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa said. They were arrested in a joint operation by the Quezon City [...] The post 3 Abu Sayyaf members arrested appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Cops back to chasing criminals after Asean

  The Philippine National Police said on Thursday that more officers had been deployed to patrol malls, transport terminals and other public areas to curb crime in places where large numbers of people converge during the Christmas season.   PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos said the police shifted focus on street crime and motorcycle-riding suspects following the close of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit.   Carlos said theft and robbery cases peak during the Christmas season when most employees receive their annual bonuses and overseas Filipino workers hike remittances to their families.   He assured th...Keep on reading: Cops back to chasing criminals after Asean.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Senators laud successful hosting of Asean summit

SENATORS lauded the Duterte administration for facing up to the challenge and successfully hosting the recently concluded 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit and related meetings. Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara commended the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police and other government agencies for making sure that no untoward incident… link: Senators laud successful hosting of Asean summit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Police action warranted

THE Philippine National Police leadership yesterday staunchly defended the dispersal of hundreds of unruly anti-ASEAN Summit protesters who broke through the police phalanx and tried to march towards the Philippine International Convention Center last Monday. PNP chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa also said he sees nothing….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

DILG chief justifies use of sonic device against protesters

  The police's use of a sonic weapon to disperse protesters during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit is proper and legal, Interior Officer-in-Charge and Undersecretary Catalino Cuy said on Wednesday. "Kung makikita niyo yung video talagang very aggressive and violent yang crowd na 'yan," Cuy said as he stressed on the need to use the long range acoustic device (LRAD) during the series of #BanTrumpPH rallies in Manila. (If you saw the video, the crowd was very aggressive and violent.) "Our ground commander used that to prevent protesters from breaking through the police line," he added. Militant groups denounced the Philippine National Polic...Keep on reading: DILG chief justifies use of sonic device against protesters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

BIZ LEADERS SPEAK | Yes, MSMEs can derive wealth from digital space

Besides traditional businesses, small and medium entrepreneurs in Asia should also be able to derive wealth from the digital space, panelists at the business forums related to the 31st ASEAN Summit said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

Asean concert cancelled ‘for reasons of public safety’ — police

THE Asean Music Festival, one of events during the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit, was cancelled on Tuesday night for “reasons of public safety”, a police official said, quoting organizers. Southern Police District Chief Superintendent Tomas Apolinario said the National Organizing Council called off the concert after the crowd became unruly and… link: Asean concert cancelled ‘for reasons of public safety’ — police.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

SE Asian businesses eye tech role in SME boost

By Krista A. M. Montealegre National Correspondent AS SOUTHEAST ASIA looks to the next half decade, technology will play a pivotal role in unlocking the economic potential of small and medium enterprises (SME), serving as catalysts for unparalleled growth and development in the region. At the conclusion of the three-day ASEAN Business and Investment Summit […] The post SE Asian businesses eye tech role in SME boost appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Police file case vs Teddy Casiño, Renato Reyes over ASEAN protest

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) units filed a case against former Bayan Muna representative Teddy Casiño, Bayan secretary general Renato Reyes, and protester Neil Legaspi over a rally during the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit . The Manila Police District (MPD) announced on Tuesday, November 14, that the case was filed before ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Protesters in Bacolod question huge budget for ASEAN Summit

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – Militant groups hit the national government for spending too much on hosting the ongoing 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings in Manila. About 100 protesters trooped to the Fountain of Justice Tuesday afternoon, November 14, for the national coordinated  protest against US ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

LTO summons actress to Nov. 16 hearing over ‘shameless conduct’

Beauty queen-actress Maria Isabel Lopez has been given three days by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to explain why her driver's license should not be revoked over her unauthorized use of the exclusive lane for Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit delegates on Saturday. Based on a complaint filed by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the LTO National Capital Region Office issued a show-cause order to Lopez on Monday. It also directed her to attend a hearing on Thursday, Nov. 16. The beauty queen-actress has been accused of reckless driving, disregarding traffic signs and violating Republic Act No. 10913, or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, w...Keep on reading: LTO summons actress to Nov. 16 hearing over ‘shameless conduct’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017