Embrace China Telecom, Pinoys told

Filipinos should welcome China Telecom as the third player in the Philippine telecommunications industry, instead of dwelling on the possible security risk issues its entry poses, a cybersecurity expert said on Thursday. Rey Lugtu, president of digital transformation consultancy firm Hungry Workhorse, said Filipinos should give China Telecom or other foreign telcos a chance to [...] The post Embrace China Telecom, Pinoys told appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes manilatimesJan 11th, 2018

‘Train and Fetish for Coke’ by Jun Ledesma

Letters From Davao: FINANCE Secretary Sonny Dominguez took the personal initiative to explain the impact of the landmark Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion. This after some artists attempted to tweak the real and equitable benefits that Filipinos will derive from TRAIN. It is rather sad that some quarters are muddling up the positive impacts of the new tax reform law but funny enough to make the increase of the price of Coca-Cola as their principal issue as though it is the national fetish of Filipinos. Truth is, imposing higher tax on the sweet drink is a panacea to what seems to be an incurable proclivity of Pinoys for coke. The Cola, just like cigarettes, is among the top causes of affliction and death of us Pinoys – diabetes. By the way those who are now dependent on drugs for their diabetes the news is the prescribe drugs will be tax free and therefore expect the price to plummet. In summary and in sum, those who earn P250,000 keeps their P50,000 tax which they use to pay.Those in the upper bracket enjoy tax benefits too. We have to emphasize this as this is where the largest population of wage earners belong. The thousands of public school teachers will celebrate once the get hold of their take home pay. The burden now is actually transferred to the rich and they better not dodge paying the right tax otherwise life will be a little bit more difficult for them under the Duterte regime and while the Department of Finance is under the watch of Secretary Dominguez. Why make an issue about the luxury cars being taxed a little less. Just how many luxury cars can one have in his garage. But think about the other incentives if you are really hunting for a car. An environment friendly vehicle like an electric car is even tax free and a hybrid variety with so little tax. Incentive is the key word. In short when the team of Secretary Dominguez crafted TRAIN, they are not only looking for money to fund the massive infrastructures that we are so in dire need of, they are also looking after the health of the nation. Those who find fault in TRAIN will not just stop with Coke which they had raised to underscore the negative impact of the tax reform law on the poorest of the poor. It is actually belaboring the issue but to answer the idiotic question DSWD actually has funds for them and their will be corresponding adjustments that is provided for by TRAIN. What maybe they would raise next are the beggars in the streets. These poor and the mendicants are not in the radar screen of TRAIN when it comes to tax but just the same they are part of the inclusion. The revenues that TRAIN will raise is primarily for infrastructures. Railways, roads and bridges, airports, seaports and irrigation among others. In addition to the billions of pesos that TRAIN will raise are cheap loans from Japan and China. Never in our history do we have this availment of cheap money which comes with an incredible terms that give the country a holiday of over ten years before we start paying the loans. That is why under the BUILD, BUILD, BUILD program the momentum of development could be much faster that our usual expectation. Even with the implementation of the projects, expect shortages in skilled personnel especially in the railway projects. Secretary Arthur Tugade of the Department of Transporation had advanced the idea of setting up a Railway institute while construction is ongoing because managing and maintaining railways are something strange to Filipinos. Other infrastructures, like roads, bridges and building would be needing thousands of workers. With network of infrastructures expect productivity to rise above normal levels. These will generate if not motivate people to produce more as access to the markets will now be cheaper and their profits doubled. The entire nation is celebrating the prospects and the dawning of the new era. The surveys say it all. An overwhelming number of Filipinos look up to 2018 and beyond with unprecedented optimism. This is only shadowed by the results of the surveys which show an all time high in the TRUST and SATISFACTION ratings which are pegged in the grade of “Excellence”. No matter how and what the opposition and critics will do no amount of demonizing and rallies can diminish that trust and satisfaction or derail the programs of the Duterte administration. The President is focused on his agenda, and his Cabinet members are on track. Even the players in telecom industry which had been so laggard and so inept for decades and have become a national shame are now uneasy with the mere announcement of the entry of the 3rd Telecom player. The duopoly suddenly came out with series of announcement that they are pouring in billions of dollars to address the sluggish internet speed, drop calls and inadequate availability of telecom service in the country. Oh well, these duopoly thought they have the monopoly of and knowledge of the telecom technology and how to run it. Early in the Presidency of Duterte, one of them had the temerity of telling the President to leave telecom alone as this is an area where the duopoly has the sole expertise. To there surprise this President, whom they thought is so […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Different approaches to bitcoin in Asia

TOKYO, Japan – From clampdowns to a warm embrace, regulators in Asia have taken very different approaches to dealing with the  bitcoin phenomenon . Here are the developments in a few key markets: Chinese clampdown In mid-September, China's central bank, the People's Bank of China (PBOC), told ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2018

5 foreign firms eye PH telco sector

China Telecom Corp. isn’t the only foreign company interested in becoming the Philippines’ third telco player, a senior government official said. Eliseo Rio, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) officer-in-charge, told reporters on Wednesday that five firms from Japan, Korea, China, Australia and the United States were looking at investing in the country. “Iba [...] The post 5 foreign firms eye PH telco sector appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

PT& T confident it can compete with or without China partner

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter PHILIPPINE Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (PT&T) is confident it can compete in the market as the third telco player, regardless of the outcome of its “preliminary” talks with China Telecom. “We consider ourselves as the de facto third player,” PT&T Chairman Salvador Zamora told BusinessWorld last week. He noted the […] The post PT&T confident it can compete with or without China partner appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

Former intel officer warns vs entry of China Telecom

A retired intelligence officer who held a delicate post at the height of China's artificial island-building in the South China Sea told the Inquirer that the entry of China Telecom into the Philippine market poses a national security threat. "It's going to be a long-term disaster for us," he said, observing that President Rodrigo Duterte "is so enamored with China." "We're dead. They [will] now have access to our telecom infrastructure," added the former officer, speaking on condition of anonymity. Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said on Sunday that acting Information and Communications Technology Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. told a recent Cabinet meeting that C...Keep on reading: Former intel officer warns vs entry of China Telecom.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

TransCo seeking partnership with ‘3rd player’ China Telecom

By Victor V. Saulon, Sub-Editor NATIONAL Transmission Corp. (TransCo) wants to be the partner of the Chinese company that was named by the Communications secretary as Beijing’s choice as the proposed third player in the local telecommunications industry. “We can be the 60%,” Melvin A. Matibag, TransCo president and chief executive officer, told reporters during […] The post TransCo seeking partnership with ‘3rd player’ China Telecom appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

China seeks to avert trade war, pledges more open economy

BEIJING — Voicing hopes that Beijing and the United States could avoid a trade war, Premier Li Keqiang told the close of the annual parliament session that China would open its economy further, so that foreign and Chinese firms can compete on an equal footing. Fears of a global trade war mounted after US President […] The post China seeks to avert trade war, pledges more open economy appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Indonesia wants Australia as full ASEAN member

  Indonesian President Joko Widodo wants Australia to become a full member of ASEAN, signaling Friday he is keen on Canberra playing a bigger regional role in defense, trade and security matters.   His comments come with Australia hosting a special summit of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders in Sydney, as China increasingly flexes its muscle and the threat of violent extremism grows.   "I think it's a good idea," Widodo told the Sydney Morning Herald, referring to Australia joining ASEAN -- the first time an Indonesian president has endorsed the concept.   "Because our region will be better, (for) stability, economic stabi...Keep on reading: Indonesia wants Australia as full ASEAN member.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Chinese dissident artist: Even changing leaders won’t change China

SYDNEY (AP) --- Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei said Monday that it doesn't matter whether or not China has a change in leadership, the culture and the system will always remain the same. Ai's comments came a day after China's rubber-stamp lawmakers passed a historic constitutional amendment abolishing a presidential two-term limit that will enable Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely. "China has always been, you know, emperor state... So a change leader or not change leader, the system and as a culture always stays the same," Ai told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Sydney, where he was launching an exhibition to highlight the international refugee crisis. In 2011, ...Keep on reading: Chinese dissident artist: Even changing leaders won’t change China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

KZ Tandingan a tough contender in China song tilt

She's not one to do things half-baked. KZ Tandingan didn't speak a lick of Mandarin prior to joining the Chinese show "Singer 2018." But when she was told that she would have to perform songs in the language for the contest's sixth episode last month, she buckled down to work. "I was worried because I knew that Mandarin is tough. If you screw up the intonation or pronunciation, the meaning of the words will change, and the audience can get distracted. So, I sought help. I have a coach in China and here in our country. I wanted to show them that, being a foreigner, I had to put in a lot of effort," KZ told reporters at a recent media night hosted by her management, Cornerstone E...Keep on reading: KZ Tandingan a tough contender in China song tilt.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

U.S. general warns of ‘significant’ consequences if China takes key Djibouti port

The top U.S. general for Africa told lawmakers on Tuesday that the American military could face “significant” consequences should China take a key port in Djibouti, as Beijing becomes increasingly muscular in Africa in an effort to expand its influence......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Upscale builder Alveo Land is on a roll

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer SALES swell for Ayala Land, Inc.’s (ALI) upscale property brand Alveo Land. And foreign businessmen from countries like China and Hong Kong are behind it. There’s huge demand for high-end residential, commercial, and office developments in the country, Alveo Land told reporters in a media briefing on […] The post Upscale builder Alveo Land is on a roll appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

Cuban s tanking talk raises key issue for NBA

By David Aldridge, TNT Analyst The NBA fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 for being honest. Cuban told Naismith Memorial Hall of Famer Julius Erving on Erving’s podcast a couple of weeks ago that he told his players during a recent dinner that “losing is our best option. Adam (Silver) would hate hearing that…(but) we want the players to understand. As a player, you know that even though you may not agree, but at least if you respect the fact that someone took the time to talk to you, and you understood their perspective, you’re going to give me your feedback, but you’re part of the process.” But the league fined Cuban for what it called “public statements detrimental to the NBA” three days later. And Silver sent a memo to all 30 teams last week detailing the league’s position. “Throughout this period,” Silver wrote, “we have been careful to distinguish between efforts teams may make to rebuild their rosters, including through personnel changes over the course of several seasons, and circumstances in which players or coaches on the floor take steps to lose games. “The former can be a legitimate strategy to construct a successful team within the confines of league rules; the latter -- which we have not found and hope never to see in the NBA -- has no place in our game.” Yet Cuban did not in any way, nor has any evidence to the contrary emerged, state the Mavericks were losing games on purpose; that is, players were intentionally missing shots, or not putting forth effort on defense to let the other team score, or anything like that. (Even Silver acknowledged in the memo that the league has “no basis at this time to conclude that the Mavericks team is giving anything less than its best effort on the court, and Mark has assured us that this is not the case.”) So, why the fine? Was what Cuban said so incendiary? ‘’Mark knew his comments were public, so it surprised me that he was so candid, but that's who Mark is,” said one very high-ranking official from another team over the weekend. “To me his comment wasn't indicating tanking as their strategy but more about setting the expectation that playoffs were not a possibility. The only consolation of not making the playoffs is being in the lottery. You can't blame a team from trying to turn the lemon (losing) into lemonade (top 4 pick). The league needs to find a way not to reward losing.” Exactly. What Cuban said was spot on -- losing to improve the Mavericks’ Draft position was, and is, the best and quickest way for Dallas to get better and start winning games again. That doesn’t mean everyone agreed with Cuban being so blunt. “I think it was a totally inappropriate to say that to players,” said another extremely high-ranking team official for another team. “Whatever the team’s strategy may be, I firmly believe that the players should always play to win. The fine is meaningless to Mark; in fact, sometimes I think he enjoys the publicity he gets from the fines.” But. We ask people to be truthful and not lie about their intentions. We tell our kids that no lie is worth telling, and that telling the truth, no matter how painful, is always the best choice. So Cuban is honest and tells the truth, that short-term losing makes more sense for his franchise’s long-term interests, and he’s relieved of 600 large by the league. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers are lauded -- and revel in their slogan, “Trust the Process,” celebrated by the team’s most ardent supporters -- whose central tenet was to lose, and keep losing, until you could draft a player good enough to build around and win down the road. Which is, exactly, what Dallas is doing now. Indeed, increased tanking is the logical extension of an analytics-dominant league. If three is greater than two -- the reasoning behind the primacy of the 3-pointer in today’s NBA -- then doing anything you can to get more ping-pong balls in the hopper is the correct thing to do. You can’t just embrace the parts of doing it by the numbers that are pleasant. This is the flip side. Burying one’s head in the sand and pretending teams don’t do this doesn’t make sense. Everyone does it in every sport, or don’t you recall “Suck for Luck,” the chant of Indianapolis Colts’ fans before the 2012 NFL Draft? What of Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros losing 324 games from 2011-13? Were they trying to win games, or did we all imagine them going from $102 million in payroll in 2009 to $26 million by 2013? “I resist the word ‘tanking,’ but I’m very pro ‘rebuilding,’ when it’s necessary,” said Los Angeles Dodgers President Stan Kasten, who in a former life ran the Hawks as general manager in the ‘80s and ‘90s, by telephone Sunday. “And, it’s painful,” Kasten said. “You’ve got to explain it to your team, your fans, to your front office, to your coaches, to your wife, to your kids, to the country club. It’s hard. It’s painful. It’s nobody’s first choice. But if it’s necessary, it’s often the quickest way to get the team back to winning. And don’t lose sight of that.” Kasten’s Dodgers lost the World Series to the Astros, who methodically built their team the last four years around young drafted players like Series MVP George Springer, last fall in seven games. But not only is he not angry with Houston for the way management took the franchise’s foundation to the studs -- compared with his high-spending Dodgers -- he admires the speed with which they went from worst to first. “I have real feelings about what they did,” Kasten said. “Because Mark Walter (the CEO of Guggenheim Partners, the global firm that bought the Dodgers in 2012) and I, before we bought the Dodgers, we were looking at Houston. Because they were available. And truthfully, when we looked at where they were, we were going to do the same thing. It had to be done. Because they were not on a track to win. And frankly, I don’t think I could have done it as fast, or as well, as (Astros owner) Jim Crane, or (GM) Jeff Luhnow. Because doing that, to the extreme, takes real intestinal fortitude.” Kasten makes a strong distinction between a team cutting payroll and going young and that winds up losing, and one that’s actively seeking ways to lose more games. “All of these owners are hyper-competitive, and they want to win,” Kasten said. “And truthfully, the quickest way to win, at least if you look at the last three world champions, is to rebuild and get young and get prospects and do it that way. And if you don’t think that’s the better way to go, ask the fans in Houston and Chicago and Kansas City how they feel. You won’t get one fan who disagrees with what is done. It is the quickest way to win.” Please do not misunderstand. I hate tanking. I hate the idea of introducing losing into your shop, even indirectly. It’s like a virus, extremely difficult to get rid of once it gets in a franchise’s bloodstream. A ticket is, in essence, a contract between parties: I pay top dollar, you give me top-dollar product in exchange. When a team tanks, it violates that compact; I don’t recall any team that’s given fans a tanking discount. It is also very difficult to tank effectively in the NBA. The last three teams with the best odds of getting the No. 1 in the Draft going into the Lottery -- Boston (2017), Philadelphia (2016) and Minnesota (2015) -- have indeed won. But prior to that, the team with the best odds didn’t get the first pick for 10 consecutive years, and 22 times out of the last 25 years. And even the teams that did buck the odds and get the first pick often picked wrong, or did I miss Anthony Bennett Night in Cleveland, or the Andrea Bargnani statue outside of Air Canada Centre? “The Draft is often a crap shoot anyway,” the official from the second team said. “So why not give your fans the best product that you can and then draft Donovan Mitchell,” as Utah did this season. The Jazz traded for the rights to the Kia Rookie of the Year candidate, who was taken near the bottom of the Lottery (13th overall by the Denver Nuggets). This came a season after the Jazz went 51-31 and won its first-round playoff series. I agree. Tanking does not reward excellence in team building -- good drafting, good free-agent signings, good player development -- it rewards the exact opposite of that. It’s a Golden Ticket that doesn’t even require you to buy an Everlasting Gobstopper. But, tanking is reality. You can’t pretend it isn’t. And the only way to completely get tanking out of pro sports is to eliminate the Draft in all sports, including the NBA. We don’t want to have that conversation, do we? Personally, I’d love it. Can you imagine the fight that would set up between interested teams -- and who wouldn’t be interested? -- in a certain 7-foot-1 freshman center almost certain to leave school early who currently plays for a school that’s been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately? Would he help the Lakers? The Knicks? The Bulls? The NBA team in the state in which the college player currently plays, which rather desperately needs another star to pair with its one really great player (whose name, if you must know, rhymes with “Nevin Cooker”)? Would he help any team in the league that doesn’t currently employ Anthony Davis, Joel Embiid or Karl-Anthony Towns in the middle? Most assuredly. And if he could control where he wanted to go, and for how much, the process would be must-see TV. Yet, while the real-world implications would be fascinating, I’m not sure how you could eliminate the Draft without loosening the underpinnings of the entire pro basketball enterprise (and, yes, one could make a moral case for doing just that, as it does go against the whole Manifest Destiny thing to artificially bind someone to a company rather than letting them market their services to the highest bidder). If there was no Draft, why would any player with Lottery-level talent go to college? Yes, there would be the occasional Grant Hill/unicorn who wants to go to college to better themselves intellectually and/or embrace the person growth that often comes from being on your own for four years. But, while sad to say, most kids with NBA dreams go to college because that’s the path through which they can ultimately get to the pros the fastest. With no Draft, and few of the top college-age players thus needing/wanting to go to college, you’d have a very different March Madness than you have now. And as that is a multi-billion enterprise, both for the broadcast networks that air it (including Turner Sports, which runs and the colleges that reap the financial deluge it produces, the likelihood of across the board support for a new player acquisition model is slight. Not to mention, you’d have a much different salary structure in the NBA, as there would be no rookie slotting for drafted players. And if you think the game’s superstars would stand idly by and watch more of that cheddar that they helped produce go out the door to guys who haven’t yet done anything … you’d be wrong. So, the Draft isn’t going anywhere. Which means the NBA must decide whether it wants to continue to be shocked, shocked that tanking is going on in its league, or accept the reality that there is not much patience for being in the middle ground in a league where every team is now worth more than $1 billion. There is only, as Pat Riley said a long time ago, winning and misery. Longtime NBA reporter, columnist and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer David Aldridge is an analyst for TNT. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

US rapper discovers ‘deep, rich’ Asian cultures while making docuseries

American rapper Lupe Fiasco is learning about Asia through his production company in Hong Kong, Studio SV, and a new docuseries, "Beat N Path." Choosing China for the location of his new project was an easy choice, according to the hip-hop artist. "In my adult life, it was like, 'I want to go to China---I want to visit the people.' So that's the reason, personally," he told the Inquirer in a phone interview. "Studio SV ... is me and my business partner and producer Bonnie Chan Woo," elaborated Fiasco, whose real name is Wasalu Muhammad Jaco. "It's a company [for] digital content, TV and film production. 'Beat N Path' is our first production." (It will air locally on Kix, starti...Keep on reading: US rapper discovers ‘deep, rich’ Asian cultures while making docuseries.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 5th, 2018

Fil-Am, wife bag best song Oscar again

LOS ANGELES---The husband and wife songwriting duo has done it again. Fil-Am Robert Lopez and his wife, Kristen Anderson, won on Sunday their second Academy Award for best original song. The pair picked up the honor for "Remember Me" from "Coco," four years after winning the same honor for the massive hit "Let It Go" from "Frozen." "Coco," which tells the story of an aspiring young musician who accidentally enters the land of the dead, celebrates the Mexican holiday "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead). "Mexico is not the only country that has ancestor honor celebrations," Lopez told the Inquirer backstage. "The Philippines celebrates the holiday, too, as does China ...Keep on reading: Fil-Am, wife bag best song Oscar again.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 5th, 2018

Creating something from nudging

Gui hangs up his cellphone. An inexorable grin stretches across his face. He has just been told that he had won the lottery. Yet this was no conventional jackpot. He did not defy odds even greater than being struck by lightning. In fact, Gui is one of tens of thousands of people in China that [...] The post Creating something from nudging appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2018

Defiant Camila Mendes is ‘done with dieting’

  Riverdale" star Camila Mendes, who revealed last October that she and an older sister suffered from eating disorders, recently announced on Instagram her decision to embrace a less-strict lifestyle. "When did being thin become more important than being healthy?" asked Mendes, who plays ex-mean girl Veronica Lodge. "I recently went to a naturopath for the first time in my life. I told her about my anxiety around food, and my obsession with dieting. She phrased a pivotal question in such a way that struck a chord with me: What other things could you be thinking about if you didn't spend all your time thinking about your diet? I suddenly remembered all the activities I love...Keep on reading: Defiant Camila Mendes is ‘done with dieting’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2018

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Adamson embraces inner Wakandian

Don’t get surprised when you see Adamson players doing the ‘Wakanda Forever’ salute as seen in the movie Black Panther for the rest of the season. Lady Falcons Black-American head coach Air Padda saw the movie and used it as part of her pregame talk to pump up her team when they faced the two-time defending champion De La Salle University on Saturday in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament.     Without any intention of spoiling the blockbuster Marvel movie, Padda wanted her team to be as empowered as the women in Wakanda as they face the challenge of taking down a team that has been dominating Adamson for a decade. Eli Soyud, Mylene Paat, Joy Dacoron and Jema Galanza channeled their inner Wakandian warrior spirit and with their arms crossed close to their chests celebrated the Lady Falcons’ stunning 25-18, 15-25, 25-19, 25-22 win over the Lady Spikers at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.       “Eli maybe was the only one who has seen the movie, so I explained to them before about the Wakanda tribe and how there’s nothing but badass women protecting the king. You notice that all of their bodyguards are women,” said Padda before suddenly stopping as to avoid acting as a spoiler to reporters who have yet to see the movie. Padda wanted her players to use the movie as inspiration inside the court. It didn’t take long for her players to use the ‘Wakanda Forever’ salute whenever they score points. “(In the movie) yhe women protecting the king, they’re so badass,” said Padda. “I mean they’re just empowering so I just told them to embrace that, embody that so that I can use it.” The Lady Falcons showed it when they made a telling run to turn a 5-9 deficit in the fourth set into a 17-10 cushion on their way to breaking a 10-year losing slump over DLSU. It was Adamson’s first win over the Taft-based squad after the Lady Falcons submitted the Lady Spikers in Season 70 when the Rissa Laguilles and Angela Benting-led Adamson squad defeated the Carla Llaguno and Jacq Alarca-bannered Lady Spikers, 23-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-16, on January 23, 2008.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018

Globe leaders undergo extensive study of digital applications in Hangzhou

Globe Telecom Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala together with Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu led the company's 120 key executives in doing extensive immersions at Alipay, Alibaba and Huawei Technologies last January 2018 at Hangzhou, China. The immersions provided unique opportunities for Globe to understand new digital technology developments, holistic market applications of financial technology, scaling up e-Commerce play and 5G technologies. Hangzhou is the capital city of Zheijang Province in east China, and an emerging technology hub. Hangzhou serves as the headquarters for the Alibaba group, the world's largest retail e-commerce company, which introduced cashless ...Keep on reading: Globe leaders undergo extensive study of digital applications in Hangzhou.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

China’s military buildup won’t stop US Navy patrols

Published: 7:29 p.m., Feb. 17, 2018 | Updated: 12:11 a.m., Feb. 19, 2018 ABOARD USS CARL VINSON, Philippines --- US forces are undeterred by China's military buildup on man-made islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters wherever "international law allows us," said a Navy officer aboard a mammoth US aircraft carrier brimming with F-18 fighter jets. Lt. Cmdr. Tim Hawkins told The Associated Press on board the USS Carl Vinson that the Navy has carried out routine patrols at sea and in the air in the region for 70 years to promote security and guarantee the unimpeded flow of trade that's crucial for Asian and US economies. "Intern...Keep on reading: China’s military buildup won’t stop US Navy patrols.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2018