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DTI honors outstanding exporters at 2017 NEC

THE Department of Trade and Industry through its Export Marketing Bureau (EMB) on 5 December awarded Philippine companies for their outstanding export performance during the National Export Congress (NEC) held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Texas Instruments, Pilipinas Kao, and Metro Wear were conferred the Hall of Famer Award for posting […].....»»

Category: newsSource: boholnewsdaily boholnewsdailyDec 8th, 2017

DTI honors outstanding exporters at 2017 NEC

THE Department of Trade and Industry through its Export Marketing Bureau (EMB) on 5 December awarded Philippine companies for their outstanding export performance during the National Export Congress (NEC) held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Texas Instruments, Pilipinas Kao, and Metro Wear were conferred the Hall of Famer Award for posting […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

Globe Wins TM Forum Catalyst Award for Innovation, Pushes for API Standardization

Globe Telecom is taking the lead in setting standards for APIs with Project OAsIS having received the award for Outstanding Catalyst for Innovation in the recently concluded TM Forum Live! Asia 2017 in Singapore. Short for Open APIs for a vibrant IoT ecosystem, Project OAsIS takes on bridging the fragmented IoT industry. The goal of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News9 hr. 34 min. ago

Bryant gets $10.85M, record for 1st arbitration eligible

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant has agreed to a $10.85 million, one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs, a record for a player eligible for arbitration for the first time. The previous mark was held by Ryan Howard, who was awarded $10 million by a three-person panel in 2008, the Philadelphia first baseman’s first year of eligibility for arbitration. The Cubs and Bryant avoided arbitration, and the 26-year-old third baseman receives a hefty raise after making $1.05 million last year. Bryant hit .295 with 29 home runs and 73 RBIs in 2017. The previous season, he earned National League MVP honors when he hit .292 with 39 homers and 102 RBIs. The Cubs won the World Series that year for the first time since 1908. Chicago also avoided arbitration with shortstop Addison Russell, agreeing to a $3.2 million deal for 2018......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Exporters Optimistic to Sustain Revenue Growth in 2018

The Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (Philexport), the umbrella organization of exporters in the country, expressed optimism that the sector’s positive growth in 2017 could be sustained this year. This is despite export revenues in November 2017 recording its slowest growth last year at 1.6 percent year-on-year. Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Hidilyn Diaz among Ten Outstanding Young Men 2017 awardees

Hidilyn Diaz capped off a spectacular 2017 with another award in her ever-growing trophy case as she was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Awardees for the year. The Zamboanga native was recognized for her outstanding effort in the field of sports, which includes her numerous awards in weighlifting.  Diaz, the first Filipino olympic medalist since "Onyok" Velasco in 1996, won bronze and silver in the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships in Anaheim, California last December. Diaz posted her appreciation of winning the prestigious award on Instagram, recognizing her opportunity to become a role model for not just women, but for all Filipinos.      To be one of the TOYM Awardee it means something to me! It's hard to explain, but it's something that I'm proud of. To be an inspiration to youth, women, athlete and Filipino are the difference I want to make. I want them to know success is not an easy thing. You need to have a brave, courageous and strong mind. You need to work hard on the things you want to achieve. And lastly, you need to have strong faith in our God. #TOYMAwardee #hidilyndiaz #olympism #olympics #weightlifting #weightliftingawareness #philippineAthlete #proudtobePinoy A post shared by Hidilyn Diaz OLY (@hidilyndiaz) on Jan 10, 2018 at 4:49pm PST Diaz notes that she had to go through a lot of adversity to get where she is today, which her determination was strengthened by her faith. The Ten Outstanding Young Men Awards is an annual award given by the JCI Philippines Foundation since 1958, which recognizes the excellence of young Filipinos in the fields of Agricultural & Aquaculture, Arts, Banking, Business, Community Development, Sports, Economics, Education, Government Service, Journalism, Law, Literature, Medicine and Science & Technology.  Despite its name, the TOYM recognizes both men and women, as long as they pass the criteria of excellence, and their impact on the cultural landscape through their various deeds. Among those joining Diaz in this year's awardees are ABS-CBN News' Chiara Zambrano, Cirilo Javier, Byron Allatog, Eguenio Mende, Ronald Reyes, Jason Sibug, and Mark Torres. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

City is most outstanding LGU in local health system

By: Isabella Marie A. Zerrudo THE Department of Health (DOH) Region VI cited Iloilo City as the Most Outstanding Local Government Unit (LGU) in 2016 Highly Urbanized City (HUC) Category of the 2017 Western Visayas Local Health Systems (LHS) Award. The award, which was given on Dec 15, 2017, grants the city a P500,000 cash prize. […] The post City is most outstanding LGU in local health system appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Passion for Growth

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia JUNE VINCENT Ferrer III, 20, of Molo, Iloilo City, who was recognized as one of the Top 5 outstanding students in Western Visayas by the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) Community on July 25, 2017, continues to grow and evolve as a person. Ferrer currently handles the Strategy, Growth, […] The post Passion for Growth appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

PH women s sports teams and athletes on the rise in 2018

  MANILA, Philippines – As numerous international events such as the 29th Southeast Asian Games went by in 2017, it proved to be a year that saw some of our most outstanding Filipina athletes and sports teams of today shine with excellence.  With the new year kicking off, 2018 is looking ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

Martin Nguyen named top ONE fighter for 2017

FOR MAKING HISTORY as the first two-division world champion in ONE Championship, Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen was named the most outstanding fighter of the organization for the Year 2017. In a list shared to members of the media late last week, Mr. Nguyen (10-1) heads the honor roll after making it 3-0 last year, including […] The post Martin Nguyen named top ONE fighter for 2017 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

Soccer s big clash of nations not only at World Cup in 2018

By Rob Harris, Associated Press Footballing supremacy between nations will be determined in 2018, just maybe not in the way expected. The World Cup remains the ultimate prize in sport, and a Russia buffeted by doping scandals and geopolitical rifts will open up like never before to welcome thousands of fans. When the tournament reaches its climax in Moscow on July 14, the biggest global television audience of the year is likely to see the World Cup handed over. Will Germany be the first team to retain the title since Brazil in 1962? Can Neymar inspire Brazil to a record-extending sixth success? Will the players who have shared major individual honors for a decade — Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) and Lionel Messi (Argentina) — finally become world champions? But it became clearer in 2017 that appearing at the World Cup is no longer the only vehicle — or preferred means — for countries to validate their status and strength in the world's biggest sport. That isn't much of a reassurance, though, for Italy, the Netherlands and the United States who failed to qualify for Russia. The international soccer landscape is being reshaped by the Gulf state-funded clubs, and their clout reached new heights in the last year. Just as Qatar and the United Arab Emirates became ensnared in a diplomatic standoff, the jewels in their soccer crowns slugged it out in the transfer market pursuing the top talent. Around $300 million was spent in the summer transfer window alone by both Manchester City, which is owned by the UAE's Abu Dhabi, and Paris Saint-Germain, which is funded by 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar. The biggest statement came from PSG which more than doubled the previous transfer record by splurging 222 million euros on Neymar — an unexpected windfall for Barcelona but a deal that solidified the power shifts. Both PSG and City have already obliterated the field in their French and English leagues respectively and are racing toward regaining their domestic titles. The true test of power in this intriguing rivalry between energy-rich Gulf powers should be determined in the Champions League. The competition has been won in three of the last four years by Real Madrid, and the holders now stand in the way of PSG reaching the quarterfinals in March. Madrid and Barcelona remain in the control of their fans, a structure able to resist foreign ownership, although both teams have accepted injections of cash through UAE or Qatar sponsorships. The future spending capabilities of the nascent forces at PSG and City will be determined in the coming months. However wealthy their ownership, unfettered spending remains subject to curbs in an often forlorn attempt to maintain a competitive balance in competitions and prevent them stockpiling players. The ultimate threat hanging over PSG is exclusion from the Champions League unless it balances the books by cashing in on stars in the January transfer window. PSG's legal team is already preparing to take the fight to UEFA over its implementation of Financial Fair Play rules, having faced an earlier round of punishments — along with City — in 2014 that led to limits on the squad size and financial penalties. UEFA has also served notice on AC Milan that sanctions could be looming after around $250 million was spent in the summer by new private Chinese investors. Milan is an illustration of why authorities don't want clubs risking their financial health in the pursuit of success. Despite the investment, Milan is closer to the relegation zone than the top four Champions League qualification places halfway through the Serie A season. City is in a more advantageous position than either PSG or Milan due to its cut from domestic television rights. The Premier League is banking 8.3 billion pounds ($11 billion) from broadcasters under the current three-year deals, far eclipsing European counterparts. One of the early defining moments of 2018 in soccer won't happen on the field but in the Premier League's negotiations over the 2019-2022 rights. The winning outlets will provide an indicator of the vitality of traditional networks in an era of fragmented viewing habits where streaming platforms are luring viewers. The value of the deals will also influence the spending power of clubs in the coming years and the destination of the players. The flow of cash from Abu Dhabi since 2008 has already produced the dominant City team imagined by Sheikh Mansour. At the start of the second half of the season, Pep Guardiola's side enjoys a commanding lead over the previously pre-eminent Manchester United. How rapidly fortunes change in soccer. Guardiola, a serial title winner at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, was facing doubts over his managerial prowess as he opened his City reign with his first trophyless season. He remains on course for a quadruple at the second attempt. Across Manchester, it was Jose Mourinho buoyant in the first half of 2017 after collecting the Europa League and League Cup to offset a sixth-place domestic finish. But Mourinho enters 2018 in sullen mood, seething with envy about the lavish investment from Abu Dhabi that enabled Guardiola to remodel his squad. It's another indicator that with all the cash pumped into soccer by Gulf ruling families, the World Cup can no longer be relied on to determine the true kings of soccer in 2018......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

5 outstanding fighters from ONE Championship’s 2017 season

MANILA, Philippines — While all ONE Championship athletes go out and give their all inside the cage, there are just a handful who have shown true championshi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 30th, 2017

Three Mindanaoans Named in 2017 TOYM

Three Mindanaoans who distinguished themselves in different fields were named as part of the 2017 Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM). Among the eight TOYM 2017 honorees were Jason Roy Sibug who was cited for his... The post Three Mindanaoans Named in 2017 TOYM appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 30th, 2017

PDEx upbeat on 2018 bond listings

Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corp. (PDEx), the country’s trading platform for fixed-income securities, is anticipating momentum for bond listings to continue in 2018. PDEx Chairman and CEO Crisol reported that the total outstanding amount of bonds listed for 2017 was P792.5 billion, compared to just P10 billion in 2008, with a compounded annual growth rate [...] The post PDEx upbeat on 2018 bond listings appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

Tagum Recognized for Winning War vs. Malnutrition

The City of Tagum adds another feather on its cap as it bagged the highly-coveted Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) Award during the 2017 National Nutrition Awarding Ceremony, proving that Tagum City is... The post Tagum Recognized for Winning War vs. Malnutrition appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

PRIB: Senate honors late SC Justice Flerida Ruth Romero

December 12, 2017. The Senate today adopted a resolution honoring the late Supreme Court Associate Justice and Secretary General of the 1987 Constitutional Commission Flerida Ruth Romero who passed away last December 8, 2017 at the age of 88. Senator Richard Gordon, author of Proposed Senate Resolution No. 569,… Source link link: PRIB: Senate honors late SC Justice Flerida Ruth Romero.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Highest national award to be bestowed on Miriam Santiago–Poe

December 11, 2017. The late Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago is set to be the latest recipient of the prestigious Quezon Service Cross, the highest award the nation can bestow on a person for outstanding civilian service, Sen. Grace Poe confirmed today. Poe, who earlier brought to the Senate floor a resolution urging… Source link link: Highest national award to be bestowed on Miriam Santiago–Poe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

Sato to public servants: Strive for excellence

OCCIDENTAL Mindoro Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato, who recently received the Outstanding Congressman Award by Superbrands Marketing International, Inc. for 2017, called on fellow public servants to strive for excellence in serving the nation. A total of 15 congressional representatives, 10 public officials and 10 professionals in this year’s Superbrands Outstanding Awards….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

LOOK: Ateneo celebrates latest basketball title with signature bonfire

It's been a week since the Blue Eagles won their 9th UAAP men's basketball title. And in true Ateneo fashion, Katipunan capped off its celebration with a signature bonfire Saturday inside campus, marking another successful conquest on the hardcourt. Stage is set for the Ateneo #BEBOBonfire and the early birds are watching the replay of the UAAP Season 80 Finals Game 3 because why not | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/s1W0tYAl9a — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) December 9, 2017 And while the Blue Eagles of basketball were the night's main attraction, Ateneo likewise celebrated title wins in men's judo, as well as men's and women's swimming. Ateneo honors its champion teams in men’s judo, and men’s and women’s swimming — Camille B. Naredo (@camillenaredo) December 9, 2017 But still, it's been five years since Ateneo celebrated a men's basketball championship making this latest bonfire all about the brave Blue Eagles that took down rival La Salle in three games to claim the title. FINALLY! The Ateneo bonfire is lit to celebrate the Blue Eagle championships in the first semester of UAAP Season 80 | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/veciQbzrjS — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) December 9, 2017 Light it up, Ateneo! You deserve it! Congratulations to Katipunan’s #UAAPSeason80 judo, women’s swimming, men’s swimming, and men’s basketball champions. #BEBOBonfire pic.twitter.com/oUxKIvJ7H5 — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) December 9, 2017 Hashtag BEBOB.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

Booker carried off with groin injury in Suns loss to Raptors

By Ian Harrison, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — The Phoenix Suns are heading home from their season-high six-game trip anxious about the health of star guard Devin Booker. Devin Booker carried off floor with no ability to put weight on anything after non-contact injury pic.twitter.com/bopfNnhuuX — Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) December 6, 2017 Booker injured his groin while the Toronto Raptors beat the Suns 126-113 on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). Preliminary tests showed Booker strained his left adductor while playing defense with 2:40 left in the fourth quarter. Booker froze in place near midcourt, and trainers came out to examine him before two teammates carried him off the floor and into the locker room. Injury Update: Devin Booker has a strained left adductor. He will be further evaluated when the team returns to Phoenix. — Phoenix Suns (@Suns) December 6, 2017 “It’s tough,” Suns center Greg Monre said.” He’s obviously one of the great young players in this league. He’s having an outstanding year right now, so you definitely don’t want to see him get injured.” Booker, who shook off a 2-for-11 start to score a season-high 46 points Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) in a win at Philadelphia, shot 0-for-7 in the first half Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). He finished 4-for-15 with 19 points, including 10-of-12 from the foul line. A team staffer had to help Booker limp to his stall in the locker room after being examined. Booker declined to speak to reporters. “I’m sure they’ll have to do an MRI or something to make sure we take care of him the right way,” Suns interim coach Jay Triano said. Phoenix is off Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) before hosting Washington Thursday (Friday, PHL time). Now in his third season, Booker came in averaging a team-high 24.5 points per game. “Any time you have to get carried off it’s always a scare, especially someone like him and how valuable he is to our team,” Suns forward Jared Dudley said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

James, Harden named NBA Players of the Week

Cleveland Cavaliers press release CLEVELAND – The NBA announced on Monday, December 4 (Tuesday, Dec. 5, PHL time) that Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for Week 7 (games played Nov. 28-Dec. 4, PHL time). This marks the first time James has won the award in 2017-18, increasing his total to an NBA-record 58 Player of the Week awards. In four games this past week, James led the Cavaliers to a perfect 4-0 record after averaging 27.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, 9.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 block in 34.0 minutes. He registered a double-double in all four outings, while shooting .597 (43-72) from the field, .368 (7-19) from long-range and .800 (16-20) from the charity stripe. Among Eastern Conference leaders, the 6'8" forward ranked first in double-doubles (4), first in assists per game (9.0), first in field goals made (43), third in points per game (27.3), ninth in field goal percentage (.597) and tied for 10th in rebounds per game (8.5). James, who was the only player in the NBA with averages of at least 25.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists this past week, scored at least 20 points and shot over .500 from the field in all four contests. James started off the week with 30 points on 12-22 (.545) shooting from the field, a 3-7 (.429) clip from deep, 13 rebounds and six assists in 31 minutes during the Cavs’ 113-91 win at Philadelphia on Nov. 27 (Nov. 28, PHL time). The following night against Miami on Nov. 28 (Nov. 29, PHL time), a 108-97 victory, James recorded another double-double with 21 points on 10-16 (.625) shooting, 12 rebounds, six assists and a season-high five steals in 28 minutes. In the 121-114 win at Atlanta on Nov. 30 (Dec. 1, PHL time), he set a season-high in field goal percentage (.727, 8-11) and tallied 24 points, six rebounds, 12 assists, two steals and two blocks in 38 minutes, while also moving past Alex English (10,659 FGM) for 10th all-time in NBA history in field goals made with his fifth basket of the night. James closed out the week by scoring Cleveland’s final 13 points and finishing with 34 points (13-22 FG, 8-8 FT) and 12 assists in 39 minutes during a 116-111 win over Memphis on Dec. 2 (Dec. 3, PHL time). In 23 games (all starts) in 2017-18, James is averaging 28.3 points (3rd in NBA) on .583 shooting from the field (7th in NBA), including a career-high .413 from three-point range, 7.9 rebounds, 8.7 assists (4th in NBA), 1.26 steals and 1.17 blocks (tied-22nd in NBA) in 37.1 minutes per game. He also has 15 double-doubles (tied for 4th in NBA) and two triple-doubles. Houston Rockets press release HOUSTON – Today, the NBA announced that James Harden has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played in Week 7. It is the third time this season and the 16th time in his career that Harden has received Player of the Week honors, all coming with Houston. For the week, Harden averaged a league-best 34.0 points (53.1% FGs, 47.1% 3FGs, 90.0% FTs), 9.0 assists, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.67 steals with a 3.00 assist-to-turnover ratio while leading Houston to a 3-0 mark. The Rockets outscored opponents by an average of 19.3 points for the week and extended their winning streak to a season-best seven games. In the first game of the week vs. Brooklyn on Nov. 27 (Nov. 28, PHL time), Harden posted 37 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. It was the first time a player recorded those numbers in a single game since Harden did so back in January of last season; prior to that, it was Kevin Durant in February of 2014. Harden also hit an NBA season-high tying 8 three-pointers against the Nets and averaged 5.3 3FGM for the week.  He has 16 more 3FGM than any other player in the league this season. Harden had game-highs of 29 points and 10 assists along with 8 rebounds in the Rockets 21-point win vs. Indiana on Nov. 29 (Nov. 30, PHL time). He closed out the week with game-highs of 36 points and 9 assists in a 23-point win at the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 3 (Dec. 4, PHL time). That marked Houston’s sixth straight road win by at least 15 points, which is the longest streak in NBA history according to the Elias Sports Bureau. In addition to averaging an NBA-high 31.7 points and a league-high tying 9.7 assists this season, Harden has recorded at least 20 points and 7 assists in all 22 games. According to Elias, the previous record for the most consecutive games with at least 20 points and 5 assists to start a season was 14 games by Allen Iverson in 2005-06......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017