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Early Edition: Manila urged to explain TRAIN 2 more to foreign investors – Manila Video

Foreign investors will be “more positive” on the Philippines if the correct message on taxes is relayed, said KRA Group head of business advisory Gerald Tan. source link: Early Edition: Manila urged to explain TRAIN 2 more to foreign investors – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerJul 16th, 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

Manila Nightlife: Drink Manila Bartender Throwdown at Dulo MNL Poblacion Makati – Manila Video

Manila Nightlife: Drink Manila Bartender Throwdown at Dulo MNL Poblacion Makati. Join us for Drink Manila’s first Bartender Throwdown Celebrity Edition at Dulo MNL in Poblacion Makati on October 9, 2018. DrinkManila Bartender Throwdown is a series of bar takeovers where DrinkManila mentors take a group of drink enthusiasts, train them, help them concoct signature… link: Manila Nightlife: Drink Manila Bartender Throwdown at Dulo MNL Poblacion Makati – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Foreign selling drags PSEi in morning trade

PHILIPPINE shares retreated in early trading on Tuesday on foreign selling along with profit-taking by local investors following five straight days of market gains. At the noon break, the benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) was down 109.52 points or 1.41 percent at 7,663.80 while the wider All Shares was down 44.57 points or 0.96 percent at 4,600.71. Philstocks [...] The post Foreign selling drags PSEi in morning trade appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Cayetano denies Kuwait OFW video was for politicking

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday evening, May 2, denied criticism that he wanted to use a controversial Kuwait rescue video for politicking, as a form of early publicity for the 2022 presidential elections. In an interview with reporters past 11 pm ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Lawmakers seek clearer foreign, business policies

MANILA, Philippines – Two senators urged the Duterte administration to present clear foreign and business policies in order to make investors and the interna.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 24th, 2016

Why X Factor UK contestant Maria Laroco was denied a US Visa

MANILA, Philippines – Maria Laroco’s X Factor UK journey has come to an end. Early this week, the 17-year-old Filipina singer missed her chance to perform live at the Judges’ House after failing to secure a US Visa. While she was still able to perform via a video recording shot ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Pimentel leads early birds at Comelec office

  Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III was the first candidate to file his certificate of candidacy (COC) on Thursday as he said he wanted to be done with it so he could focus on preparations for his Oct. 18 wedding to fiance Anna Kathryna Yu.   The senator, who came in red, urged members of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) to wear the color when they file their COCs until Wednesday next week, as this signified the party's openness to "out-of-the-box solutions to our problems."   Folk singer Freddie Aguilar also came early to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) head office in Intramuros, Manila, to file his COC under PDP-...Keep on reading: Pimentel leads early birds at Comelec office.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Midnight Train [Sam Smith Live in Manila 2018] – Manila Video

Midnight Train [Sam Smith Live in Manila 2018] – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Ombudsman orders Mocha Uson to comment on complaint over federalism video

THE Office of the Ombudsman ordered resigned Communications assistant secretary Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson to explain or comment on the complaint filed against her over a sign-language video and reports it received in connection with a “federalism jingle” video. “Thus, you are directed to submit a written explanation/comment on the said complaint and reports pursuant [...] The post Ombudsman orders Mocha Uson to comment on complaint over federalism video appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

PH stocks enter bear territory in morning trade

PHILIPPINE shares dropped to the bear territory in early trading on Monday as investors were said to be selling positions ahead of the September inflation release. At noon break, the Philippine Stock Exchange index dropped by 1.18 percent or 85.62 points to pause at 7,191.20. It fell by 20.6 percent from its peak of 9,058.62 [...] The post PH stocks enter bear territory in morning trade appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Philippines aims for top-three finish in 2019 SEA Games

After a very successful stint in the 2018 Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia which saw the Philippines finish 19th out of 46 participating nations, the country aims to finish at least third when the 30th South East Asian Games roll along in the archipelago next year.  In the previous edition held in Kuala Lumpur last year, the Philippines finished sixth out of 11 nations, ending the Games with a 24 golds, 33 silver and 64 bronzes in the medal count. With the country hosting for the first time since the top overall finish in Manila back in 2005, Philippine Olympic Committee President Ricky Vargas aims to replicate the successful hosting of the events 13 years prior. "I hope it all works out. To perform well. Our goal is to host well. Our goal is to be in the Top 3," Vargas said in between PBA games on Sunday.  Vargas also added that Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, who is also the SEA Games organizing committee chairman, had already presented the budget proposal to Congress for appropriation in the 2019 National Budget. With that said, all participating countries will meet again at Clark in Pampanga, which will be the center of the Games, this November to see the progress of the venues there, and possibly add an event, particularly skateboarding to the Games. "We'll surprise you in skateboard. There are two other skateboard artists we're looking at that will really play the game. So we are really blessed with skateboard."   __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Aftermath of Typhoon Ompong, damage and clean-up – Manila Video

Typhoon ‘Ompong’ slammed into the Philippines’ northeastern coast early on Saturday. Its ferocious winds and blinding rain ripped off tin roof sheets, knocked out power and plowed through the agricultural region at the start of the onslaught. source link: Aftermath of Typhoon Ompong, damage and clean-up – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

DFA tells Filipinos in Hong Kong: Prepare for Typhoon Mangkhut

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday, September 15, urged the 227,000-strong Filipino community in Hong Kong to prepare for Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong in the Philippines). "The Department of Foreign Affairs is asking the Filipino Community in Hong Kong to take precautions in view of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Steph Curry EARLY Morning Work On His Jump Shot in Manila! – Manila Video

Steph Curry preparing to try to 3 peat as he works on his jump shot early in the morning. #StephCurry #Warriors #GoldenState source link: Steph Curry EARLY Morning Work On His Jump Shot in Manila! – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Prepare to evacuate, DFA tells 3,500 OFWs in Libya

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) urged 3,500 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Libya on Tuesday, September 4, to prepare for evacuation after days of factional fighting there. The DFA made this call as Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano raised Alert Level 3 in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Duterte to meet King Abdullah II of Jordan

MANILA, Philippines – A meeting with King Abdullah II is one of the highlights of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's trip to Jordan in early September. The official visit is set to take place on September 5 to 8, right after Duterte's trip to Israel, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

DFA checking if Filipinos among those affected by Iran quake

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it is checking whether any Filipinos were among those affected by the 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck western Iran near the border with Iraq early Sunday, August 26. In a statement on Sunday, the DFA said it is "monitoring the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

Arrest of Notorious Makati businessman Arnold Padilla – Manila Video

Notorious Makati businessman Arnold Padilla is now at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City after he was arrested in his house, Thursday for illegal possession of firearms and explosives. Padilla’s arrest came after the road rage incident he was involved in early this month at Magallanes. | Video by Jun Ryan Arañas source link: Arrest of Notorious Makati businessman Arnold Padilla – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Portfolio flows to remain volatile

Portfolio flows to emerging markets such as the Philippines will remain volatile in the near term, debt watcher Moody’s Investors Service warned on Thursday. “We expect portfolio flows to emerging market countries to remain volatile as monetary policy accommodation in advanced economies is gradually withdrawn,” Moody’s said in the August edition of its Global Macro [...] The post Portfolio flows to remain volatile appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

PH stocks buoyed by bargain-hunting

PHILIPPINE shares rallied in early trading on Thursday as investors continued to hunt for bargains among oversold stocks. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index ended morning trade up 1.82 percent or 138.80 points at 7,771.06 while the broader All Shares rose 1.93 percent or 89.05 points to 4,712.66. Philstocks Financial, Inc. research analyst Japhet Louis Tantiangco said [...] The post PH stocks buoyed by bargain-hunting appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018