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Duterte renews franchise of 3 broadcast firms

President Duterte has signed into law a bill that renews the franchises of Manila Broadcasting Co. (MBC) and two other broadcast firms for another 25 years......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarNov 16th, 2018

Duterte renews GMA Network franchise

Duterte renews GMA Network franchise.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Duterte renews GMA Network franchise - Inquirer.net

Duterte renews GMA Network franchise - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

MORE Power awaits signed franchise

MORE Power and Electric Co. is awaiting the official copy of its franchise to distribute power in Iloilo City which was reportedly signed by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte over the weekend. MORE Power President and CEO Roel Castro told The Daily Guardian on Air on Feb 16, 2019 that he got word from multiple sources in […] The post MORE Power awaits signed franchise appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News7 hr. 43 min. ago

Media are part of the problem

That former TV broadcaster who’s running for senator under Sara Duterte’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago party isn’t alone in denying that the Duterte regime is a threat to press freedom. There are other former and still practicing broadcast, print and online media people who have never quite understood that the most fundamental values in journalism are… The post Media are part of the problem appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Russia renews commitment to help Philippines combat terrorism

MANILA, Philippines -- Russia has reaffirmed its commitment to help the Philippines improve its defense capabilities to combat terrorism. President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian Ambassador Igor Khovaev met in Malacaang on Thursday afternoon. "The Russian Ambassador reiterated their condolences for the deaths caused by the twin explosions in Jolo and condemned the incident while reaffirming their country's commitment to help our nation combat terrorism," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement. Panelo said Khovaev "renewed Russia's commitment to strengthen their cooperation to help our national defense and significantly improve its capabilities." He add...Keep on reading: Russia renews commitment to help Philippines combat terrorism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Duterte renews vow to improve healthcare in PH

President Duterte reiterated his promise to improve government hospitals to be able to deliver better services that will cater to the needs of the Filipino people. Duterte renews vow to improve healthcare in PH President Duterte reiterated his promise to improve government hospitals to be able to deliver better services that will cater to the… link: Duterte renews vow to improve healthcare in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Franchise has ‘no teeth’, lawyer says

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE franchise of Iloilo City’s sole power distributor, Panay Electric and Co. (PECO) expired on January 19, 2019. While its rival firm MORE Power and Electric Co. (MORE Power) has already secured franchise from both the House of Representatives and the Senate, it is still waiting the signature of President Rodrigo Duterte. […] The post Franchise has ‘no teeth’, lawyer says appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

Corrected: Philippine president renews attack on Catholic church

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday denounced bishops in the Catholic-majority country as "sons of bitches", renewing his attacks on the church that has criticised him over his bloody war.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

2 Chinese firms eye Hanjin | Inquirer Business

Two Chinese shipbuilding firms are interested to take over the Philippine business of the Hanjin Group of South Korea, a government official said, as the Duterte administration steps in to help save t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

One Championship looks to make MMA splash in States

By Dan Gelston, Associated Press How many casual American sports fans about a year ago had heard of One? Try none. OK, maybe that's a bit of a reach. But the Singapore-based mixed martial arts organization was an afterthought at best in the United States among the hodgepodge of companies trying to put a dent in UFC's heavyweight share of the combat sports marketplace. Try ignoring One Championship now. After staging shows for seven years across Asia from Myanmar to China, One has come out swinging in the U.S. — throwing millions at big-name free agents, signing a major cable TV deal and raising capital needed to not only keep its grip as the dominant MMA promotion of the East, but perhaps use global expansion to eventually rival UFC as the champ of the West. "They're making a serious push," One fighter Eddie Alvarez said. "I don't think it's going to be long before you can crown them one of the top promotions in the world. They've done everything possible in their favor to become that." Alvarez, a Philadelphia native, should know as well as any fighter about One's commitment to becoming a major player in the U.S. fight game. "The Underground King" has fought for several MMA promotions and made his name in Bellator as a two-time lightweight champion and in UFC where he won the same title in 2016 and headlined the promotion's first card in Madison Square Garden against Conor McGregor. The 34-year-old Alvarez became a free agent after his last fight in July 2018 and decided to explore his options outside UFC. He traveled to Singapore and met One founder and CEO Chatri Sityodtong and learned U.S. expansion plans and acquiring other name fighters were on the horizon, as well as ongoing talks that would broadcast fights in America. Alvarez was impressed, not just by One's outline for the future, but in a multimillion dollar contract offer that he says makes him one of the highest-paid fighters in the sport. "Our deal is more in the lines of a real pro sport deal, like football or baseball," Alvarez said. "The package deal is an eight-figure deal. When we brought that to the UFC to match it, they declined matching it and I had to move forward. I'm happy I did because One Championship is the only major promotion that I have not won and conquered the world title in. It's history and legacy for me." Alvarez was part of a flurry of transactions that put MMA fans on notice that One was intent on becoming a singular sensation. One obtained Demetrious Johnson, the long-reigning UFC flyweight champion better known as "Mighty Mouse," in a trade with UFC — yes, a trade — for Ben Askren. Sage Northcutt, once hailed as a future UFC star, also signed with One. Meisha Tate, a former 135-pound champion in UFC and Strikeforce, has signed on as One's vice president and was set to move to Singapore. One strengthened its roster with notable U.S.-based talent ahead of a North American television deal with Turner Sports. The three-year deal will see One content broadcast on Turner's platforms including TNT, which is received by more than 90 million households in the United States, as well as streaming platform Bleacher Report Live and other Turner properties. Turner, which also broadcasts the NBA and the NCAA Tournament, is set to air 24 events in 2019 on its various outlets. B/R Live will stream One: Eternal Glory on Jan. 19 from Jakarta, Indonesia. That date is already familiar to MMA fans — UFC is running its debut show on ESPN-plus the same night (yet in different time zones). Johnson and Alvarez will make their One Championship debuts on March 31 in Japan in tournament competition. "I'm not the smallest guy in the organization anymore," the 5-foot-3 Johnson said. "In America, everybody always looked at me as a child. I won't have that issue when I'm in Asia competing." More elite fighters could be on their way to One. Alvarez, who said he left on good terms with UFC and President Dana White, has suddenly become quite popular among his MMA peers. "Every fighter in town is sliding into my DMs. What's going on? What are you being offered?" Alvarez said, laughing. Sityodtong, raised in Thailand and a graduate of Harvard Business School, is the self-made multimillionaire entrepreneur behind One. He's made a name as the most powerful MMA executive in Asia and has trained and coached in martial arts. Alvarez was wowed — and wooed — by Sityodtong's approach toward building One into an American MMA juggernaut. "In three years, our goal is 100 million live viewers per event, making us as big as Super Bowl Sunday," Sityodtong said at the press conference to introduce Alvarez. One has been aggressive in establish a U.S. foothold in large part because of an influx of cash from some of the top venture capital firms in the world. Sequoia Capital and Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek helped One secure an additional $166 million in funding in October. One said at the time of the announcement it had exceeded $250 million in total capital base. One also recently announced an exclusive partnership in Japan with TV Tokyo, one of the country's largest national television broadcasters. One could quickly crush Bellator as the No. 2 promotion in the United States with a national TV deal and become a viable option for free-agent fighters — even with no scheduled events in America. Plenty of other promotions are also trying to compete or at least carve out a viable slice of the MMA pie, including the Professional Fighters League, which boasts Kevin Hart and Mark Burnett as celebrity investors, as well as Cage Fury Fighting Championship and numerous promotions that air fights in various disciplines under UFC's Fight Pass online subscription service. Alvarez has a stout belief that the MMA promotion made in Asia can make it in America. "The fans there get it," Alvarez said, "and it won't be long until the American fans here get it, as well.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Duterte renews vow to increase teachers pay

Duterte renews vow to increase teachers pay.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Duterte: No TROs vs 3rd telco

President Duterte made it clear over the weekend that he does not want any legal impediment to the selection of Mindanao Islamic Telephone Co. Inc. (Mislatel) as third telecommunications player and the franchise should be fully operational this year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

Duterte told to resign after controversial confession he ‘touched’ maid

VARIOUS WOMENS’ and moralist groups continue to criticize President Rodrigo Duterte a week after he admitted on public television broadcast […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

Bill renewing FBS Radio franchise filed at House

A BILL renewing the broadcast franchise of FBS Radio Network, Inc. for another 25 years has been filed at the House of Representatives......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

Firm seeks ERC help over power distribution in City

POWER GENERATOR Global Business Power (GBP) Corp. has sought guidance from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) as regards the tug-of-war between two firms over the franchise to distribute power in Iloilo City. GBPC President Jaime Azurin said they are caught between two power distribution firms – the existing distributor whose renewal for franchise hangs and […] The post Firm seeks ERC help over power distribution in City appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

ERC help sought in Iloilo power dispute

The guidance of the ERC is being sought by Global Business Power Corp. as two firms vie for the government franchise to distribute power in the city. ERC help sought in Iloilo power dispute Source link: ERC help sought in Iloilo power dispute.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

Councilor welcomes MIWD suit

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO City Councilor Plaridel Nava said he welcomes any case that would be filed against him and the rest of the city government following the Sangguniang Panlungsod’s approval of franchise application two private water firms that seek to distribute water in the city. “Gina-welcome ko na para once and for all, there […] The post Councilor welcomes MIWD suit appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Duterte asks Congress for another 1-year martial law extension in Mindanao | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte formally asks Congress to extend martial law for another year. The House of Representatives approves on 3rd and final reading a bill granting a 25-year franchise to Solar Para sa Bayan or SPSB Corporation. President Rodrigo Duterte decides to skip the historic turnover of the Balangiga Bells from the United States to the Philippine government. Japan's Crown Princess Masako pledges to do her best despite ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Mayor seeks dialogue with Duterte on power issue

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III will seek a dialogue with President Rodrigo Duterte in the light of the ongoing tug-of-war over power distribution services between the two private firms. Espinosa said he would be communicating with former Special Assistant to the President Secretary Christopher “Bong” Go in the hopes of meeting the President. “I […] The post Mayor seeks dialogue with Duterte on power issue appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

PRRD Renews Promise of Gov’t Full Support to Private Partners

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday, November 26, renew his vow to the government’s private partners of full support in conducting their businesses as long as their priority is the people’s welfare. He expressed this as he led the groundbreaking of Davao City Bulk Water Supply Project (DCBWSP) at the Apo Agua Infrastructure Project Site. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018