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DOE conducts consumers education on Independence Day

MANILA, June 13 (PIA)--Frontline officers of the Department of Energy (DOE) braved the stormy weather to empower energy consumers during the commemoration of Philippine Independence on 12 June at the.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesJun 14th, 2018

DOE conducts consumers education on Independence Day

MANILA, June 13 (PIA)--Frontline officers of the Department of Energy (DOE) braved the stormy weather to empower energy consumers during the commemoration of Philippine Independence on 12 June at the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

DepEd conducts ‘fact-finding’ probe into reported burning of students’ bags

A video posted on social media showing students watching their confiscated bags get burned for allegedly violating the school’s “no-bag policy” set for a campus event went viral on social media, catching the attention of the Department of Education......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Google Thailand offers free public Wi-Fi

Google Thailand yesterday launched a series of initiatives, including free high-speed public Wi-Fi, to enable more Thai consumers and businesses to participate in the growth of the digital economy.   The initiatives were announced at the first Google for Thailand event, held in Bangkok under the theme "Leave no Thai behind", aimed at promoting equality of digital access. Ben King, country director of Google Thailand, said at the event that the Google's initiatives would span across the four pillars: access, education, content and products and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). "They were designed to ensure that all Thais would have opportunities and know-how to acc...Keep on reading: Google Thailand offers free public Wi-Fi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Manila Concert Choir Presents Independence Day Concert

Watch the Manila Concert Choir (MCC), led by Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones, in “Lahi: Kultura, Musika, Atbp.” on June 10, Sunday at 7 pm at the GSIS Theater, Pasay City. “Lahi: Kultura, Musika, Atbp.” is a concert that commemorates the 120th Philippine Independence Day and celebrates the MCC’s 67th anniversary this […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

DepEd suspends classes on June 12 and 15

The Department of Education (DepEd) announced on Tuesday that there would be no classes on June 12 and June 15. The Philippines will celebrate the 120th Independence Day on June 12. June 15 is projected to be date of Eid'l Fitr, a celebration that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims. The exact date will be determined through a moon sighting. Public schools nationwide formally opened their classes on Monday, June 4. /atm...Keep on reading: DepEd suspends classes on June 12 and 15.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Business of Football - Philippines highlights football s growth in the country

MANILA -  The recent success of The Azkals, with their Asian Cup qualification, and their FIFA ranking at its highest at 111, has given football a renewed confidence, and a positive outlook in terms of the growth of the sport in the Philippines.   Football is now tipped to become the fastest growing sport in the country, with the largest potential for success commercially, and in terms of on-pitch success.  The sport which is currently number 3 in the Philippines in terms of popularity and participation, after basketball and boxing, is said to be still further behind compared to other sports, such as volleyball, billiards, etc., in terms of TV coverage. These were among the insights and trends gathered from top-notch executives of organizations such as AFC, PFF, PFL, LaLiga, Dentsu X, SMG Insight, Globe Telecom, RSportz, Toby Sports and Manila Times, at the ‘Business of Football - Philippines’, organized by MMC Sportz.  The sold-out event was attended by more than 185 local and foreign delegates on 18 May 2018 at the New World Makati Hotel.   MMC Sports CEO Eric Gottschalk says, “Research in this market, shows that TV is still the number one platform here in the Philippines, and is the number one medium that advertisers are looking for, to spend their budgets on.  We also learned that live TV coverage actually stimulates stadium attendance, and not vice versa.  If there’s more football on TV, we will see more fans in the stadium.  Currently football is not ranked among the top 100 TV programmers in the Philippines and is only number 3 sport in terms of participation and popularity after basketball and boxing.  Football needs media in order to drive commercial revenues for the clubs.”   “Now is also the perfect time to get involved in football since sponsorship and advertising opportunities are currently very affordable compared for example to basketball, but this is predicted to change within the next 6-12 months, as values are expected to increase sharply.  Football also needs to create more idols and heroes to attract more media coverage overall, other than just covering game scores. Each team has a unique story which just needs to be told,” says Gottschalk. Following the presentation about the Philippines Football League (PFL) it was agreed that the PFL now fills the lack of regular created football content as the leagues matches (87 in 2018/19 season) contribute year-round stories to keep football in the news. In the past, the main talking points were around the Azkals which only play very few home matches each year.      Public education about the game of football is also needed on all levels as many people in the Philippines are still not aware about the rules or aware of programs available like coaching academies, amateur competitions, or how and where to follow the professional league.  Ten thousand (10,000) qualified grassroots coaches are also needed to satisfy the local demand and to trigger strong football development and growths. Investors on the other hand are looking for consistency and credibility of the football product but with the PFL in the second season and foreign sponsors expected to invest in the Philippines, local brands should consider to follow suit.  On the sports retail side, only 1.5% of current retail sales are attributed to football, while basketball enjoys a healthy 46% market share. As a result, only limited line items and stocks are available in stores and entry level boots and replica jerseys are too high priced to be affordable for the average consumer. The national player registration program, MY PFF, has been launched with the objective to collect vital statistics and data about the football community which is urgently needed to support the youth football development strategy of the PFF and to develop a players pathway.  As FIFA has mandated to register the estimated 1.5 million players in the Philippines, the PFF has urged organizers and players to already register online as by next month only registered players will be allowed to participate in sanctioned events. The “Business of Football – Philippines” conference also announced 36 career opportunities related to sports and football, including positions in marketing, legal, competition management and coaching, with all these listing being available online with MMC Sportz or for direct inquiries with the PFF. In his closing remarks, MMC Sportz CEO Eric M. Gottschalk stated that “More importantly, Don’t Break the 12th Man! It is important that all stakeholders don’t forget to engage with the fans. The fans are the most important aspect of the development of football in the Philippines – if there are no fans of football then there is no media, no spectators, no players, no games, no business. Everyone is required to ensure we keep the fans (football consumers) engaged year-long and the first step would be to get the media behind the game. There is a strong football - community out there already and hopefully, we the TV broadcasters will take another look at football and give them at least some consideration on the program schedule.  I believe today’s conference was a great success.  We brought the football community together, stimulated thinking, exchanged ideas and transferred a lot of knowledge. Now it is up to the football stakeholders to continue the progress.  From our end (and with the approval of the PFF) we will stage the 2nd edition of BOF early 2019 and hopefully we will be able to report on some of the changes initiated today.”    Speakers who shared their insights include LaLiga Managing Director for South East Asia, Japan, Korean and Australia Ivan Codina, AFC Head of MA Services Domeka Garamendi, SMG Insight Managing Director Frank Saez, Azkals Team Manager Dan Palami, Globe Director for OIC, Citizenship and Advocacy Marketing Miguel Bermundo, PFL CEO Lazarus Xavier, PFF General Secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes, Ignite Sports Group Managing Director Michael Reyes,  Asian Replica Designs Founder & Owner Jonathan Mallinson, Quorum Group President & COO Jose Claudio, Jr., Mediapro Asia Director of Sales and Sponsorship Salauddin Sinnakandu, and MMC Sportz Marketing CEO Eric Gottschalk.  Organized by MMC Sportz Asia, the event was sanctioned by the Asia Football Confederation (AFC) and the Philippines Football Federation (PFF), and sponsored by La Liga, Dentsu X, SMG Insight, RSportz, Globe Telecom, Toby’s Sports, Manila Times and Platinumlist. - RELEASE  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Bill declares San Roque Parish in Caloocan as historical landmark, shrine

The House Commitee on Basic Education and Culture has approved a bill declaring San Roque Parish in Caloocan City as a national landmark and shrine for history, freedom and independence. #BeFullyInformed Bill declares San Roque Parish in Caloocan as historical landmark, shrine The House Commitee on Basic Education and Culture has approved a bill declaring… link: Bill declares San Roque Parish in Caloocan as historical landmark, shrine.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Donnie Nietes: A Decade of Championship Greatness

The Philippines has produced many boxing legends, from the likes of Pancho Villa and Gabriel “Flash” Elorde to Luisito Espinosa and Gerry Peñalosa, and Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr. However, none of those mentioned above can measure to the longevity of the reign of one Filipino boxing champion, who up to this day remains on top of his game and has never been beaten in a world title fight. His name is Donnie Nietes. For Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes, the journey to greatness started on September 30, 2007, when he defeated Thailand's Pornsawan Porpramook for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) minimumweight title. The victory gave Nietes his first world boxing championship, but nobody knew back then that it was the start of what would end up as the longest reign in Philippine boxing history. Believe it or not, ten years after he became a world champ for the first time, Nietes remains a world champion, only in a heavier weight class that is the flyweight division. Previously, Gabriel 'Flash' Elorde held the record for holding the world junior lightweight title from 1960 to 1967, a period of seven years. Nietes held the WBO minimumweight title from 2007 until 2011, when he was forced to relinquish it after winning the WBO light flyweight crown on October 8, 2011. Nietes held the WBO light flyweight crown until 2016, when he gave it up to move up in weight and challenge for the world flyweight title. From September 2007 until May 2016, Nietes reigned uninterrupted as world champion in two weight categories -- a period of almost nine years, thus making him the longest reigning champion in Philippine boxing history. In April 2017, Nietes added another feather on his cap by winning the IBF flyweight title and becoming the country's third three-division world champ after Manny Pacquiao and, Nonito Donaire Jr. Overall, Pacquiao won an unprecedented eight division titles while Donaire captured four regular world crowns. But here's what sets Nietes apart from Pacquiao and Donaire Jr.: Neither Pacquiao nor Donaire Jr. enjoyed a title reign as long as Nietes.' Also, unlike Pacquiao and Donaire, Jr., Nietes has never been knocked out in a world title fight. Nietes has actually never lost when a world title is at stake as the only loss in his career happened in a non-title bout in September 2009 against Angky Ankota. Nietes is unbeaten in his last 32 fights, with only three fights ending in draws. He answered, “After I lost that fight against Ankota, I trained hard to improve my skills and movement. I stay focused during practice. I give my best and I work really hard. For me, it is very important to always have self-discipline” the humble champion added. Nietes is also the true “Mexecutioner,” as he has never lost to a Mexican challenger. Ahas is 16-0 with one draw against Mexican opponents. Whenever he fights in Mexico, he always gets the rock star treatment that he truly deserves as boxing fans there know very well of his greatness. While he does not get the same adulation here, the good thing is that Filipinos still have a chance to appreciate and cheer for Nietes as he seems to get even better and stronger through the years.  Nietes is a tireless workhorse in the ring, which explains why he remains a world champion to this day despite being already 35 years old. He has no trouble making the weight for his fights which speaks well of his conditioning. When he is asked about his motivation, he answered, “I always get prepared whenever I have a scheduled fight. I want to remain a World Champion and give honour to my family and my team ALA boxing stable”. Nietes also offers an unconventional fighting style that allowed him to stay this long as world champion. On offense, Nietes can box and brawl and owns an overhand right that carries above-average power. On defense, Nietes' penchant to crouch low has made him a hard target to find. Nietes always keeps himself ready for the next fight. On regular days, the Filipino Champion loves to do biking. Sometimes he travels with groups.  span style="font-size: 13px;">Sometimes by himself. But what makes it really special is that his biking group conducts a feeding program for children on those provinces that they visit. “For me its dual purpose, I could stay fit through biking and at the same time I could share my blessings with other people and meet new friends.” /span> Giving back has always been part of Nietes’ goals, as someone who grew up in poverty. He was working as a janitor in the ALA Boxing Gym before taking up boxing. From his modest earnings as boxing champion, Nietes has built two homes, one in Mandaue and the other in his native Bacolod, and financed his siblings' education. He describes himself as a kind, simple and an ordinary person. “I am a boxer who is trusts in God. Before my fight, I always pray because on the ring, there is no one to help me but God.” When asked about his humble beginnings, he says, “In order to succeed, you must listen to the advice of your parents. For me, the number one rule is to honour them and avoid disobedience. They always tell me to do good deeds. We must follow. We may not agree with their decisions but your parents is always thinking on what is good for you” he added. In his most recent interview, an overjoyed Nietes expressed his appreciation for all his supporters and the people behind the success of his career, saying, “I would not have been celebrating my 10th year as a world champion if I weren’t given the chance to box in the first place, so I want to thank my manager, sir ALA,” talking of the ALA Boxing Group’s top honcho, Tony Aldeguer. “I’m very grateful to my promoter, ALA Promotions, our partner TV network ABS-CBN, the local and international media, my family, friends, fans, and of course, God Almighty who made all this happen. It has been a long journey, but nothing beats the happiness I feel being identified as Donnie “Ahas” Nietes, the longest-reigning Filipino world champion” he added. Unbeaten in the last 13 years and a world champion in three weight divisions, Nietes has indeed earned his place in the pantheon of great Filipino world champions. Thankfully, Filipinos can still witness his greatness because the country's longest reigning boxing champion is not done winning yet.  br />   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017

Re-engineering early childhood education for lifelong independence

The science of Behavioral Psychology is based on the noticeable performances, actions, deeds and conduct of man......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2017

NEGOSYO CENTER BOHOL CONDUCTS CONSUMER AND BUSINESS EDUCATION SEMINAR

DTI Bohol and Negosyo Center Bohol conducted a Business and Consumer Education Seminar last March 30, 2017 at Bohol Investment Promotion Center. It is part of DTIs advocacy for business and consumer protection and is aimed at increasing public awareness about consumer rights and responsibilities and other trade and industry laws. The seminar was held [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsApr 7th, 2017

K to 12 DOLE AMP conducts database system trainers training

DAVAO CITY, July 19 - In order to efficiently provide assistance to displaced higher education institution (HEI) teaching and non-teaching personnel, representatives from the different regional office.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 19th, 2016

Typhoon Ompong leaves at least P2.65 billion in school damage

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) said the initial cost of damage to schools affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) has reached an initial P2.65 billion nearly a week since the onslaught of the deadly typhoon. Data from DepEd showed 1,115 schools were totally damaged, while 1,804 schools suffered “major ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News7 hr. 54 min. ago

Celebrating Los Cafeteros

The recently opened Embassy of Colombia in the Philippines commemorated the 208th anniversary of the Independence Day of Colombia......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News8 hr. 53 min. ago

‘Malasakit’ food outlet opens in Manila

Consumers looking for more affordable vegetables and fruits flocked to the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) Compound in San Andres, Malate, Manila as the Department of Agriculture (DA) opened on Friday its DATienda “Malasakit” Food Outlet. The Malasakit food outlet offers basic agricultural goods at prices that are 50 percent lower compared to those found [...] The post ‘Malasakit’ food outlet opens in Manila appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News14 hr. 28 min. ago

ONE Championship: New dad Danny Kingad balancing life as a fighter, a father, and a student

They say that when you become a father, everything changes. Such is the case for Team Lakay flyweight start Danny Kingad. Kingad and his girlfriend Jannine welcomed a bouncing baby boy into the world last August 14th, and safe to say, it’s given the 22-year old a new source of motivation. “Parang nadoble ‘yung sipag,” Kingad shared. “Everytime na nagte-train ako, nakikita ko siya, naeexcite ako.” The timing couldn’t be more perfect, as Kingad makes his return to action at ONE Championship: Conquest of Heroes on Saturday, September 22nd in Jakarta, Indonesia against Japanese newcomer Yuya Wakamatsu. The proud new father said that even though Jannine went into labor during his fight camp, never was it a distraction from preparing for the fight, rather it served as motivation. “Hindi distraction, kundi mas namomotivate ako.” Kingad expressed. “Mas excited na ako, excited na akong lumabas ‘yung baby. Dagdag sipag sakin eh.” Kingad explains that with the birth of his son Gleuordan Adrian, he’s gotten a new outlook on life and a renewed sense of responsibility. “Oo, nagbago na lahat. Wala na yung lakwatsa. dapat andun ka palagi para sa kanya, inaalagaan mo siya, tapos ayun, pagkatapos alagaan, training.” Now, Kingad faces the challenge of juggling the life of being a father, a fighter, and for the moment, a college student. Currently a third-year Education student at the University of the Cordilleras, Kingad says he’s managing to balance all three roles in his life. “Binabalance ko,” he proudly shared. "Meron naman si mother niya na nagbabantay sa kanya pag may training ako. Pag may time ako punta ako sa kanya tapos inaalagaan ko siya.”   Catch ONE Championship: Conquest of Heroes on Saturday, September 22nd at 10:30 PM LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23!   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News18 hr. 15 min. ago

Singapore says it needs foreign tech talent and `fun’ education

By Bloomberg Singapore, grappling with an aging population and a shortage of high-tech workers, says it needs to bring in foreign talent in areas including software programming while the country rebalances its education system to meet future demands. A key issue is whether Singapore has a critical mass of workers to make itself a vibrant economy […] The post Singapore says it needs foreign tech talent and `fun’ education appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News18 hr. 41 min. ago

AVIA’s Coalition Against Piracy supports Globe 'PlayItRight campaign

The Coalition Against Piracy (CAP), an initiative of the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) which is a collective of Asian and international entertainment companies and distribution platforms, expressed its support for #PlayItRight, an award-winning anti-piracy advocacy campaign of Globe Telecom in the Philippines. AVIA through CAP joined the global fight against content theft with a specific focus on illicit streaming devices (ISDs) and apps, which facilitate the massive piracy of movies, sports, TV series and other creative video content.CAP, who warn against the risks consumers face when accessing piracy websites and applications. Neil Gane, CAP General Manager, said the c...Keep on reading: AVIA’s Coalition Against Piracy supports Globe #PlayItRight campaign.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News21 hr. 54 min. ago

Combatting bank scams and frauds

Scams and frauds remain a serious threat to financial institutions and consumers, especially these days when fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated as the technologies and methods they employ advance over time. Innovations that allow people to conveniently manage financial tasks and transactions via digital channels have ironically opened opportunities for fraudsters to deceive the banking […] The post Combatting bank scams and frauds appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Senators to ensure CHED 2019 budget covers scholars of other programs

MANILA, Philippines – Senators seek to place a provision in the 2019 budget that would ensure scholars of existing student financial assistance programs (StuFAP) under the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) are covered by a new program under the recently-created free higher education law. The CHED told senators on Thursday, September 20, that the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

CHED reminds state universities: Charging mandatory fees illegal

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) clarified on Thursday, September 20, that state and local universities and colleges (SUCs and LUCs) are not allowed to collect mandatory fees from students. Upon questioning by Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, CHED Officer-in-Charge Prospero de Vera III said schools may ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018