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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

Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 to engange Pinoy youth and coaches nationwide

Jr. NBA PH press release MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Dec. 23, 2017 – Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska will tip off Jan. 13 at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati and runs through May 2018 as part of the league’s effort to encourage youth basketball participation. This year’s program is set to reach more than 250,000 participants and 900 coaches across the country.  Online registration is open now at www.jrnba.asia/philippines. Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, teaches the fundamental skills and core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to enhance the youth basketball experience for players, parents and coaches.  During the 2017-18 season, the NBA will reach more than 26 million youth in 71 countries through a variety of camps, clinics, skills challenges, league play and outreach events.   The program remains free and open to boys and girls ages 10-14 throughout its four stages: skills clinics in schools and communities, Regional Selection Camps, a National Training Camp and an NBA experience trip.  Since its launch in 2007, Jr. NBA clinics have been implemented in 110 cities and municipalities across the country and the 2018 program will return to key provinces including Agusan Del Norte, Batangas, Benguet, Cavite, Misamis Oriental, and Negros Occidental.  Regional Selection Camps will be held in Bacolod (Feb. 10-11), Butuan (Feb. 24-25), Baguio (March 17-18) and Metro Manila (April 7-8), with the top 37 boys and 37 girls advancing for the National Training Camp in Manila in May 2018, which will feature an NBA and WNBA player or legend.  The program will culminate with the selection of 16 Jr. NBA All-Stars, comprised of eight boys and eight girls, who will embark on an overseas NBA experience trip with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia.  Prior editions of the Jr. NBA Philippines program have featured notable alumni including Aljon Mariano, Kobe Paras, Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena, Ricci Rivero, and Kai Sotto.  “For the past 10 years, Jr.  NBA Philippines has established itself as a platform to improve the youth basketball experience and promote an active and healthy lifestyle among the Filipino youth,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson.  “Together with Alaska, we are committed to providing proper guidelines to how the game should be played and taught to more youth, coaches and parents in the country.” “As part of our long-standing partnership with the NBA, Alaska Milk Corporation is proud to play an active role in shaping the basketball players of tomorrow through good nutrition and proper life values,” said Alaska Milk Corporation Marketing Director Blen Fernando.  “We look forward to making a lasting impact on the lives of aspiring athletes on and off the court through the Jr. NBA program.” The 2018 edition of Jr. NBA Philippines will also include the Jr. NBA Coach of the Year program, led by Jr. NBA Head Coaches Carlos Barroca and Alaska Power Camp Coach Jeff Cariaso, to provide training for 14 Jr. NBA coaches during the National Training Camp, with two Jr. NBA Coaches of the Year awarded with an NBA experience trip.   Jr. NBA Philippines furthers the mission of Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program that highlights the nutritional benefits of milk, encourages physical activity through play, and instills values that are essential to becoming a champion.   AXA, CloudFone, Gatorade and Panasonic serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner.  ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines.  Coaches and participants can now register the Jr. NBA program online at www.jrnba.asia/philippines, where the program terms and conditions can be found.  Fans can also follow Jr. NBA on Facebook and the NBA at www.nba.com and on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit www.alaskamilk.com and follow PlayPH at www.playph.com and on Facebook and Twitter. About the NBA The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League, set to launch in May 2018.  The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2017-18 season featured 108 international players from a record 42 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.4 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes. About Alaska Milk According to the 8th National Survey of FNRI and DOH (as of 2013), obesity is one of the most prevalent nutritional problems of Filipino children and adults, with about 5 out of 100 Filipino children being classified as overweight. Obesity can lead to different health problems like heart diseases and even diabetes at a young age, which could lead to serious health, economic and social implications later on in life. In line with Alaska Milk’s mission to bring affordable nutrition and a love of active play to every Filipino household, powering the Jr. NBA is a major part of Alaska’s “NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION.” initiative. By highlighting milk’s nutritional benefits and encouraging children to go out and play, Alaska consistently works to instill the values Determination, Hard Work, Teamwork, Discipline and Sportsmanship in tomorrow’s champions......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

Cagayan de Oro bags eGov Nat’l Award

Cagayan de Oro City reaps another national award after being declared champion in the 6th Awards for Excellence in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Local Government Units or eGOV Awards under the Best in Digital Payment category. Eileen San Juan, Local Economic and Investment Promotions Officer and Asst. City Treasurer Engr. Leonil Mistula received the citation from Dept. of Information and Communication (DICT) Undersecretary Monchito Ibrahim and National ICT Confederation of the Phils. (NICP) President Stephanie Caragos during the awarding ceremony, held November 17, 2107 at Rosario Pavilion, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsNov 20th, 2017

Davao City does anti-terror drills for possible Maute attacks

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday, February 28, conducted in Davao City the first of its series of anti-terror drills, saying the Maute group is believed to be planning to launch a series of attacks on cities in Mindanao.  President Rodrigo Duterte's home city is the biggest city in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Jr. NBA goes digital as it enters new decade

Jr. NBA is back in business and for 2018, it's about to be bigger than ever. Kicking off a new decade of the youth basketball program, Jr. NBA Philippines has once again teamed up with Alaska to launch the 2018 edition Saturday at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati. The Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 will run through May and is expected to hit more than 250,000 participants all over the country. "This year is our 11th year and we wanna make it bigger and better," NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson told ABS-CBN Sports. "Last year we had about 30,000 players and coaches participating and obviously we want to grow that number but we also want to create new digital, mobile, and social content so that more people can benefit from Jr. NBA," he added. Speaking of the planned move to digital by Jr. NBA, Singson says that their website has been re-launched to accomodate free content. It should allow basketball enthusiasts, even those who cannot directly participate to Jr. NBA events, to access useful tips and drills. "A lot more content geared towards players, coaches, and just fans of the game," Singson said. "So if you're a young basketball coach that has a team and wants new ideas, that will be on our site they can just watch or stream it, potentially even download it. Basically, it's gonna be on 365 days a year. That's the vision for the website, a lot of content is gonna be up. That is one of our key initiatives, to build our presence on the digital side," he added. Following this weekend's tip off, several coaching clinics will run until March while regional selection camps will go until April. Finally, a national training camp will take place in May with the main event slated for May 20 at the SM Mall of Asia. Online registration for Jr. NBA Philippines is now live at www.jrnba.asia/philippines   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

DoF targets 2018 launch for key ease-of-doing-business projects

THE Department of Finance (DoF) has set 2018 launch targets for key projects intended to improve the ease of doing business, addressing current hurdles to trade and access to credit information, among others. These platforms include the National Single Window (NSW) trade facilitation system, the Advanced Security Operations Center (ASOC) cybersecurity defense system, digital registries […] The post DoF targets 2018 launch for key ease-of-doing-business projects appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

Off the football field, Misagh Bahadoran only has his eyes on Sam Pinto

Popular as “the number 9 with the head band”, Misagh Bahadoran has been one of the most remarkable fixtures in the Philippine Azkals and the Cebu-based club Global FC as a powerful and unpredictable winger for both clubs. Since starting his career as a professional football player in 2006 under the Philippine national futsal team, he has greatly contributed to his teams and even became the main person to score the highly aspired goals. However, it took many years, hardships, and frustrations before he was able to don a national team jersey. He scored his first international goal in a 2-1 win for the Azkals in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification second round against Bahrain on June 11, 2015 and provided the Philippines’ first goal in a 2-0 victory against Yemen. The Fil-Iranian football player has done quite a lot to earn recognition in his football career, from his stints with the national team and club team Global Cebu FC.  However, behind Misagh’s ferocity and brilliance while on the football pitch hides a sweet boyfriend to actress-model Sam Pinto. Chatting with ABS-CBN Sports during the recent USANA Celavive press launch at the RCBC Plaza Hexagon Lounge, in which he’s one of the ambassadors of the skin care line, the 30-year-old Azkal related what keeps him occupied when he’s not playing. And it seems it’s only Sam on his mind. “Actually, I’m very busy everyday. I have training everyday. I’m travelling in different cities in different countries for the competition. But when I’m free, I try to hang out and spend time with Sam and watch a movie together and eat our lunch [or] dinner together as much as possible,” he beamingly shared. Fresh from a big tournament and looking forward to three more games with his teammates from Global FC Cebu and the Philippine Azkals, he also imparted that he could hardly find the chance to be in Manila and the country so much due to the series of competitions. Thus, he really tries his best to adjust his spare time with Sam and his family. During their days off, they often unwind at Sam’s boutique resort, L’Sirene, in Baler, Aurora and going on extreme adventures hand-in-hand. (Photo from Instagram.com/misagh_9) Anyone who would check out their respective Instagram accounts will either feel delighted or jealous for they can’t hide their affection towards each other. They are often spotted attending various posh events hand in hand, going fit together through yoga and surfing, or simply cuddling. Misagh even got his future planned out with his similarly entrepreneurial girlfriend. A dentistry graduate from Centro Escolar University, Misagh is running a dental clinic in Makati City that would assure him another career when he eventually decides to hang up his jersey. Indeed, everything looks bright, certain, and endearing for this paperback couple. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 11th, 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 NBA.com, 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

BSP launches platform for real-time epayments

Consumers can now make real time electronic payments with the launch of another automated clearing house as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) continues to pursue a safe, efficient, and reliable digital payment system......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News1 hr. 49 min. ago

Bloody Friday: 13 killed in Bulacan drug ops

MALOLOS CITY---A day after Director General Oscar Albayalde assumed the top post of the Philippine National Police, promising to continue his predecessor's "Oplan Double Barrel" antidrug campaign, the police in Bulacan province reported that officers had killed 13 drug suspects in separate operations starting the previous night.   The Bulacan operations would continue through midnight on Friday so the police could not give details of the operations in several Bulacan towns and cities, according to Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat, the provincial police chief.   Three of the drug suspects were killed in the City of San Jose del Monte, Caramat said.   Edgardo...Keep on reading: Bloody Friday: 13 killed in Bulacan drug ops.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News18 hr. 36 min. ago

PSC and Cebu seal PNG hosting

Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) official Ramon Fernandez and Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña officially formalized Cebu's hosting of the 2018 Philippine National Games through the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement at Cebu City Hall Thursday. Fernandez, who oversees the Visayas region, shared his excitement in the upcoming staging of the games and thanked the PSC for this major opportunity to lead the staging of one of the most-awaited sporting events in the country. “Everything is set. We consider the PNG as the country's Olympics, that is why we are excited that we get to do it here in Cebu,” said the Commissioner. Mayor Osmeña echoed this and bared that it had been a long time since the province hosted the event in 1997, and the province is very much excited for the affair.  The PNG will be co-hosted by the Province of Cebu and the City of Cebu. The competition, which is slated May 19 to 25, is set to feature 21 sporting events including athletics, boxing, chess, dancesport, swimming and other team sports. It will also showcase 12 playing venues around the cities of Naga, Tabuelan, Danao, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu. An initial coordination meeting was done between Cebu sports coordinators and committee representatives from the PSC last April 3......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

TV5 ad revenues to get boost from ESPN

TV5 Network, Inc. expects its digital content partnership with ESPN, Inc. to boost advertising revenues in the second half. TV5 President Vincent “Chot” P. Reyes said that since the launch of ESPN5.com in January, advertising revenues have been coming in. “ESPN5.com we launched this in January, it’s barely two months or three months, [but] advertising […] The post TV5 ad revenues to get boost from ESPN appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Poor PH tech infra gives print a future

Print media is in no danger of disappearing in the Philippines due to the country’s “underdeveloped” technology infrastructure. This was view of UP College of Mass Communication professor Danilo Arao in light of Gokongwei-led Summit Media’s recent shutdown of its print business in a shift to fully digital operations. “Definitely print is not dying. Print [...] The post Poor PH tech infra gives print a future appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

PLLENRO Cites Cadiz City’s Best Env’t Practice

The cities of Cadiz and Kabankalan were recognized for their best environmental practices during the 9th Philippine League of Local Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PLLENRO) national convention held in Davao City. Cadiz City Environment and Natural Resources Office was cited for its regular general barangay cleaning every Saturday dubbed “Sabado Na, Upod Kita sa Pagpaninlo” […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Summit Media ends 23 years of print operations, goes digital

AFTER 23 years, Summit Media, which is known for its magazine publications, has ceased its print operations on Tuesday. In a statement, Summit Media said it fully transformed into the digital platform “starting this month.” “This month, Summit Media completes its full digital transformation,” the company said. Summit Media’s six major magazine publications, Cosmopolitan, Preview, [...] The post Summit Media ends 23 years of print operations, goes digital appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

More than 80 dead from tainted liquor in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia --- Indonesian authorities say at least two dozen people have died in the past day from drinking toxic bootleg liquor, raising the toll to 82 this month and highlighting how attempts to curb legal alcohol have tragically backfired. National police spokesman Setyo Wasisto said Tuesday that the latest information shows 51 died in West Java in the past several days on top of the 31 who died in the capital, Jakarta, and satellite cities earlier in the month. On Monday, the death toll was 54, based on information from police and health officials. In Cicalengka, near the West Java provincial capital of Bandung, more than 90 people were hospitalized in the past few ...Keep on reading: More than 80 dead from tainted liquor in Indonesia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

AUB to launch QR-based digital payment system

ASIA UNITED Bank (AUB) is set to launch its own digital wallet to take advantage of its customer base. Maria Magdalena V. Surtida, AUB vice-president and credit cards business head, said the Ng-led bank will launch its own QR code-based payment system called AUB Pay. “We will also have our own AUB Pay local wallet. […] The post AUB to launch QR-based digital payment system appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018