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DTI promo arm taps creative industry

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, July 11 (PIA) -- The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export promotion arm of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), taps and.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsJul 11th, 2019

DTI promo arm taps creative industry

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, July 11 (PIA) -- The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export promotion arm of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), taps and.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

DTI promo arm taps creative industry

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, July 11 (PIA) -- The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export promotion arm of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), taps and.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 11th, 2019

Cebu’s creative sector has ‘tremendous employment potential’

CEBU CITY, Philippines  — The creative sector in Cebu has tremendous employment potential, said Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) president Virgilio Espeleta. Espeleta made this statement during a fellowship dinner, learning session and networking for members of the Alumni Association of Asian Institute of Management and Federation of Asian Institute of Management Alumni […] The post Cebu’s creative sector has ‘tremendous employment potential’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2019

DOT taps Emirates for tourism promo in Middle East, Europe

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has partnered with UAE-based Emirates to promote the country in Europe, the Middle East and other markets serviced by the airline......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 8th, 2019

Smartphone giant OPPO renews three-year partnership with world-famous Football team FC Barcelona

World-leading smartphone brand OPPO recently announced its renewed three-year partnership with football team FC Barcelona. This furthers an already successful four-year alliance with the world-famous team, which is now the longest running partnership between a Chinese brand and a European football club. This new chapter was also commemorated by the release of a Limited Edition FC Barcelona Reno 10x Zoom Series handset.   Kicking off an exciting new chapter The renewed partnership will include in-stadium signage, training camps, workshops for fans, plus creative online and off-line fans engagement activities; kicking off an exciting new chapter in the OPPO- FC Barcelona story. “These elements aim to inspire Barca fans, strengthen the community by bringing them closer to the club and OPPO products, and drive our two sides’ shared values of passion, creativity, innovation, and perfection,” explained Derek Sun, OPPO Global Marketing Director.  Both organizations’ mutual philosophies have become even more apparent with this re-upped partnership. Just as FC Barcelona’s world-renowned passion for the “beautiful game” has effectively transformed football into an art; likewise, OPPO aims to create beauty in people’s lives, through cutting-edge devices that unleash users’ creativity. Both partners’ shared values extend to innovation and perfection, with OPPO setting up institutes across the world to advance the company’s tech innovation and research capabilities in 5G and AI, as well as the Barça Innovation Hub, that is exploring the use of new technologies on the football field.  Camp Nou is also set to become the first stadium in Europe with dedicated 5G coverage.  OPPO has been able to reach out to Barça’s more than 200 million fans across the world, making this a critical element of the company’s overseas branding strategy.   An already successful partnership When OPPO and FC Barcelona kickstarted their partnership in 2015, it marked the very first in-depth cooperation between a Chinese brand and a European football club.  OPPO places tremendous value in sports globally, becoming the first Asian sponsor of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in the UK, the first Chinese sponsor of the French Tennis Open, Roland-Garros, while also backing the Indian national Cricket Team. These events serve as a communication bridge for OPPO, effectively bringing its young and innovative technology to sports fans worldwide.   Stunning new handset that combines technology with art Since the start of OPPO and FC Barcelona, it has gifted fans several limited edition smartphones. Under the slogan “The Smartphone of Champions”, OPPO released the FC Barcelona Edition of the R7 Plus in 2015. Following this initial success came a series of well-received limited edition handsets including the R9 (2016), F3 (2017) and R11 Plus (2017).     This 2019, stunning new Limited Edition FC Barcelona’s handset from OPPO celebrates the three-year partnership, highlighting to fans the fruitful relationship between the two. This commemorative edition of OPPO’s Reno 10x Zoom phone blends the team’s famous garnet and blue colors, creating a genuine work of art that is sure to resonate with Barça supporters globally.   Sporting the powerful features of the Reno 10x Zoom such as the camera with 60x zoom and Ultra Night Mode 2.0, panoramic screen, and VOOC 3.0, this limited edition smartphone offers something more special to fans.  Inspired by the club flags waving in Camp Nou, the phone’s exterior sports the club’s famous garnet and blue colors. This used an innovative, industry-first heat-press technique to create its unique gradient effect. Overlaying this are two Barça logos: a larger blurred logo, paying homage to the club’s glorious history, as well as a smaller gold team logo at the bottom, which represents the club’s present, as well as its bright future.  It also comes equipped with custom software, including exclusive wallpapers and icons such as footballs, garnet and blue kits, and more. Fans can also feel like Barca is with them wherever they go, thanks to its custom ringtones that sample the FC Barcelona anthem and stadium sounds.  The Limited Edition FC Barcelona OPPO Reno 10x Zoom with 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM will be available in select markets in Europe and Asia.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 28th, 2019

SEE CEBU – Animators, comic book artists, video game developers converged in Cebu City

The dynamic Cebu Business Month team is continually paving the way for the creative industry to be in the limelight following the success of the recently concluded annual Sugbo Entertainment Expo (SEE). Held last June 29-30 at the Robinsons Galleria, the 2-day event aimed to highlight the best local talents in the fields of Comics, […] The post SEE CEBU – Animators, comic book artists, video game developers converged in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2019

Globe taps outsider for telco towers

Industry giant Globe Telecom became a first mover in a government-led telco tower-sharing initiative that also aimed to significantly increase the number of cell sites in the Philippines and help solv.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 18th, 2019

DTI probes 'ShopeeScam amid outrage from BLACKPINK fans

The Department of Trade and Industry said Friday it launched an investigation into a promo for a meet-and-greet event that e-commerce website Shopee Philippines organized for Kpop girl group BLACKPINK amid accusations from Filipino fans that the online shop failed to deliver on its promise......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 7th, 2019

DTI probes Shopee Philippines over BLACKPINK meet and greet

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it was investigating online shopping portal Shopee Philippines over allegations that it " scammed " customers over a promo to win passes to K-pop girl group BLACKPINK's recent meet and greet.  "Siyempre kailangan i-protect 'yung mga consumers who participated ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2019

MLB attendance down another 1.4%, 4th straight drop

By Ronald Blum, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins drew 12,653 Wednesday night — combined. Baltimore, Cincinnati, Minnesota and Tampa Bay set stadium lows this year. Kansas City had its smallest home crowd since 2011 and Toronto and San Francisco since 2010. The Marlins' average attendance is less than Triple-A Las Vegas. Major League Baseball's overall average of 26,854 through Wednesday is 1.4% below the 27,242 through the similar point last season, which wound up below 30,000 for the first time since 2003. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred attributes this year's drop to fewer season tickets but emphasizes day-of-game sales are up 6%. "Given the explosion of entertainment alternatives and the growth of the secondary market, it is not surprising that season ticket sales can be challenging," he said. "The clubs are responding to this challenge with creative and effective approaches. For example, sales of subscription tickets are double what they were a year ago. And the Twins recently had a $5 flash sale that produced crowds of over 30,000 in three of four games, and the largest single-game attendance since 2016." Nineteen of the 30 teams have seen their average fall from a similar point last year, with the largest drops in Toronto (6,963), San Francisco (6,463), Baltimore (3,839) and Detroit (3,686). Large rises have taken place for Philadelphia (10,383), Oakland (4,027), San Diego (3,465) and the Chicago White Sox (2,311). The Phillies signed Bryce Harper and the Padres added Manny Machado. "A lot of it comes down to competition. Fans want to know their teams are doing everything they can to compete for a championship every year," union head Tony Clark said. "I see every empty seat as a missed opportunity. Experiencing a game and seeing players perform in person creates a bond with baseball; our industry needs to find ways to convert those empty seats into lifelong fans." MLB's average peaked at 32,785 in 2007 — the last year before the Great Recession and the next-to-last season before the New York Yankees and Mets moved to smaller stadiums. The average was at 30,517 in 2015 before sliding for three straight years, and last season's final figure of 28,830 marked a 4% drop, the overall number hurt by unusually cold and wet weather early in the season. Manfred points to other metrics that please MLB: Games top prime-time cable ratings in 24 of 25 markets and MLB.tv streaming is up 8.5%. He views increases for the Phillies, Padres, Athletics and White Sox tied to team performance. Florida remains a problem on both coasts. Despite a sparkling, eight-season-old ballpark with a retractable roof, Miami is averaging 9,554 in Derek Jeter's second season as chief executive — below the 9,582 average for Triple-A Las Vegas in its first season at a new 10,000-capacity stadium. Tampa Bay plays in one of the most outmoded facilities in the major leagues and drew 5,786 against the Blue Jays on Tuesday, the smallest home crowd for the Rays, who started play at Tropicana Field in 1998. "The more people there are, the more energy there's going to be," Tampa Bay outfielder Kevin Kiermaier said. "No matter what crowd you're playing in front of, you have to get motivated." A quartet of last-place teams has seen swaths of empty seats. Miami is on track to have the lowest home attendance in the National League for the seventh straight season. Tampa Bay is at the bottom of the AL for the fifth consecutive year. "Any time you're seeing less people show up to the ballpark, I think you're wondering why and you're wondering how you can change that," said Miami first baseman Neil Walker, accustomed to big crowds from his time in New York. "You've got to assume that it has a little bit to do with it being expensive to come to the ballpark." Having traded many veterans, the Orioles are 28th in the majors at 16,263. Baltimore topped 2 million in 21 of its first 25 seasons at Camden Yards, exceeding 3 million nine times. But the Orioles drew 6,585 against Oakland on April 8, the lowest in the ballpark's 28-season history except for a 2015 game closed to the public at a time when the city was plagued by rioting. "I wish fans were here. When we played in Wrigley, the energy level was off the charts," first-year Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. "I'm hoping that someday soon that will be the case here." Cincinnati's crowd of 7,799 against Milwaukee on April 1 was the lowest for a Reds' home game since 1984 at Riverfront Stadium. That same day, Toronto drew 10,460 against the Orioles, the smallest attendance at the Rogers Centre since 2010. San Francisco drew 28,030 vs. Pittsburgh on April 10, the Giants' lowest home crowd since 2010. Kansas City's crowd of 10,024 against the Twins on April 2 was the lowest at Kauffman Stadium since 2011. Minnesota drew 11,465 against Toronto on April 17, the lowest figure in Target Field's 10-season history. "As a kid, I loved more than anything to go to the ballpark and I loved nothing more than playing baseball," Walker said. "But I think a lot of people are just — they want action now. They don't want to be totally consumed with a game maybe that's just not timed." ___ AP Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick and AP Sports Writer David Ginsburg contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 31st, 2019

Data gathering underway to support Cebu’s bid for classification as UNESCO creative city

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Cebu provincial office is gathering data to support the bid to become a United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) creative city for the field of design. “We are now gathering data from other agencies to determine what skills are available here and the existing […] The post Data gathering underway to support Cebu’s bid for classification as UNESCO creative city appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2019

DOT taps DTI, DOLE for tourism promotion

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) plans to forge tie-ups with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for the promotion of tourism pro.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2016

Developers need creativity to maintain growth – industry exec

WITH signs of a slowdown in the Philippines’ real estate sector, developers should be creative in finding ways to maintain growth and profitability, the president of a local hotel, resort, and tourism development consultancy said. Cyndy Tan Jarabat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 6th, 2016

DTI taps major retailers for MSME development

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is embarking on a new collaboration with the country’s biggest retailers to help small entre.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2016

Pharma wants bigger budget for UHC

The pharmaceutical industry wants a higher budget for the Universal Health Care Law to cover cost of medicines for poor patients......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News19 hr. 35 min. ago

House vows P100 billion trust fund for coco farmers

The House of Representatives has vowed to pass before year-end the measure seeking to create a P100-billion trust fund for the use of farmers in the coconut industry, which President Duterte prioritized but had previously vetoed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News20 hr. 22 min. ago

DTI looking to expand output of ‘hit’ overseas products like ube

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it hopes to expand production of foods that are in demand overseas, to take advantage of fads for products like ube, or purple yam......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 13th, 2019

Big-ticket projects seek NEDA approval

The fourth bridge is needed to meet the expanding traffic capacity between the two islands generated by the booming Cebu’s industry and tourism. The post Big-ticket projects seek NEDA approval appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 13th, 2019

Honorio Banario taps to Shinya Aoki in 54 seconds at ONE: CENTURY

TOKYO, JAPAN - Honorio Banario put up a fight but was ultimately taken down and submitted by Japanese MMA legend Shinya Aoki at ONE: Century Part 2, Sunday evening at the Ryogoku Kokugikan here.  Aoki immediately shot in for a double-leg takedown, but Banario battled to remain on his feet. It wasn't long before the fight went to the ground, and from there, the former two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion Aoki dominated.  The Japanese star wasted little time in catching Banario in a D'Arce choke, leaving the former featherweight champion little choice but to tap out.  The stoppage time came in at 54 seconds.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 13th, 2019

DTI holds Consumer Congress in Calapan

CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro, Oct. 11 (PIA) - In line with the celebration of Consumer Welfare Month this October, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Oriental Mindoro Provincial Office ho.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 13th, 2019