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GBP partners with WVSU for Handumanan Project

GLOBAL Business Power Corporation (GBP), through subsidiaries Panay Energy Development Corporation (PEDC) and Panay Power Corporation (PPC), recently partnered with the West Visayas State University-College of Agriculture and Forestry (WVSU-CAF) for The Handumanan Reforestation and Carbon Sink Project. Covering 150 hectares inside Brgy. Jayubo and Sagcup, Lambunao, Iloilo, the project aims to institute mitigating measures […] The post GBP partners with WVSU for Handumanan Project appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianOct 11th, 2018

State-led PNOC seeks partners for integrated LNG hub project

STATE-LED PHILIPPINE National Oil Co. (PNOC) is seeking partners to build an integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub under new terms that defines the project under a “solicited” scheme, after the government agency failed to attract acceptable proponents. The post State-led PNOC seeks partners for integrated LNG hub project appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

PNOC shifts to ‘solicited’ tender for LNG terminal project

The Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) is seeking partners to build an integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub under new terms that defines it as a “solicited” project after the government agency failed to attract acceptable proponents. “They asked the approval of the board to look for a partner to solicited terms,” Department of Energy […] The post PNOC shifts to ‘solicited’ tender for LNG terminal project appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

TFBM, partners collaborate for tent upgrading project

MARAWI CITY, Aug. 16 (PIA TFBM ICCC) -- The member agencies of Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM), local government units of Marawi City and International Organization for Migration(IOM) collaborated for.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

IRC ready for Swiss challenge

IRC Properties Inc., a listed property company and its international consortium partners, is now ready to participate and face competitive Swiss Challenge for its proposed $3.7 billion project to provide intra city rail transport system in Makati after receiving the go-signal from the local government. Last month, IRC was granted original proponent status for the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Cebu Landmasters to start 100-hectare reclamation project in Cebu

Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI), the VisMin-based property developer, hopes to start soon a planned 100-hectare reclamation project in Cebu it is undertaking with partners......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

Sky partners with RunRio for Siargao International Marathon this weekend

To continue its zero-waste management and mangrove protection projects in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, running events company Runrio Events, Inc. is holding the Siargao International Marathon with cable, direct-to-home, and broadband provider SKY as official media partner. Thousands of local and international tourists as well as island residents are expected to participate in the destination run on Saturday (July 14) at the Muncipality of del Carmen. The race has five distance categories—3km, 5km, 10km, 21km, and 42km. Island residents may also join for free in the 5km category. “SKY has always been passionate about protecting the environment. We’ve held the SKYathon beach run in the past years for Boracay’s coral reef rehabilitation. Now, we would like to contribute to Siargao’s environmental care by becoming a media partner for the Siargao International Marathon,” said Delbert Santos II, SKY senior marketing manager. Part of the marathon’s route are the coastlines where mangroves from the project were planted last year. The organizers are also bringing in waste management expert to introduce zero-waste management technology in the island. “As early as now, we would like to prevent any environmental damage to happen in Siargao, especially that the island is becoming popular among tourists. With this project, we would like to educate both locals and tourists on how to take care of the island,” said running coach Rio dela Cruz of Runrio Events, Inc. Interested participants of the Siargao International Marathon may still make last-minute registration by visiting www.runrio.com......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Sharon Cuneta teases new movie co-star: Robin or Richard?

Sharon Cuneta teased a possible movie reunion with one of her old love team partners for an upcoming project; will it be Robin Padilla or Richard Gomez? The megastar uploaded a collage on her Instagram to tease an upcoming movie project with Star Cinema. She also hinted at a possible reunion with either Padilla or Gomez. "Star Cinema Presents Sharon Cuneta AND...??? (Who do you think it's gonna be? One of these two Rs? Let's all wait and see! Sabi ng [said] Star Cinema...)," wrote Cuneta in the caption.     However, on July 8 she shared a clip from the movie "Maging Sino Ka Man" wherein Padilla gave malunggay (moringa) leaves to Cuneta instead of flowers...Keep on reading: Sharon Cuneta teases new movie co-star: Robin or Richard?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Go Lokal! Souvenir Collection opens @NAIA 3 on July 19, 2018

The Go Lokal! Stores, a project of the Department of Trade and Industry, is a market access platform for our MSME partners to gain access to the domestic mainstream market and ultimately, to the global export market. It is a showcase of Philippine products crafted, designed and manufactured by the country’s MSMEs.   In collaboration […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

PNOC mulls taking over Malampaya after 2024

The oil and gas exploration arm of state-run Philippine National Oil Co. is looking into the possibility of continuing to run the Malampaya deep water gas-to-power project without its present partners, a ranking official of the Department of Energy said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Celebrating Filipino creativity, culture and heritage

The Balik Saya project, headed by the Intramuros Administration (IA) and Manila’s 5th District Representative Cristal Bagatsing, concluded with a design competition that champion Filipino artistry and cultivation of cultural heritage. Esteemed guests from the senate, congress, partners and Manila’s design circles arrived at the newly opened National Museum of Natural History, which was much-admired […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

5G network standard finalized, ready for commercialization

The 5G network has been finalized by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Organizational Partners and will be ready for commercial adoption. The standalone specifications for next-generation 5G networks have been finalized by the 3GPP on July 14, signaling companies to start preparing for adopting 5G connectivity into their products. "Now, the whole industry is taking the final sprint towards 5G commercialization," according to a 3GPP statement. 3GPP stands as a collaboration among seven groups of telecommunications company. This collaboration initially aimed to make third-generation (3G) mobile phone systems globally applicable. The new 5G system will include addit...Keep on reading: 5G network standard finalized, ready for commercialization.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

CLI partners with Lyceum Davao to redevelop property

Cebu Landmasters, Inc. (CLI) has partnered with Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) for the redevelopment of its Davao campus into a mixed-use university township project. In a statement Monday, the Cebu-based property developer said it has signed a memorandum of agreement with LPU for the 17-hectare LPU Town Davao. — Arra B. Francia The post CLI partners with Lyceum Davao to redevelop property appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

‘Dagat Mo, Dagat Ko’ Dive for Boracay Yields Sacks of Trash

The “Dagat Mo, Dagat Ko” – Dive for Boracay activity held in the island-resort on May 5 and led by Mermaid Missions in partnership with various cooperating partners, yielded sacks of trash taken from the underwater vicinity of the long beach. Project Managers Therese Garcia and Alex Sy of the Mermaid Missions, who came all […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

Robinsons Land partners with Hong Kong firm for residential project

MANILA, Philippines – Robinsons Land Corporation , the property arm of the Gokongwei group, partnered with Hong Kong Land Group (HKLG) to develop a P5.6-billion residential project in Pasig City. Robinsons Land told the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) on Tuesday, May 8, that it signed an agreement with HKLG to form ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Robinsons Land partners with Hong Kong firm for P5.6-billion Pasig project

Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) has partnered with Hong Kong Land Group (HKLG) for the development of real estate projects in the country, starting with a P5.6-billion residential property in Pasig City. The Gokongwei-led property developer disclosed to the stock exchange on Tuesday, May 8, that it has signed an agreement with HKLG through its representatives […] The post Robinsons Land partners with Hong Kong firm for P5.6-billion Pasig project appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Phoenix Petroleum breaks ground for asphalt facility

Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. said it had broken ground for the asphalt facility it is building with local and foreign partners in Calaca, Batangas. The project, under Phoenix Asphalt Philippines, Inc., launched on May 3. The unit is the joint venture of Phoenix Petroleum with Thailand-based Tipco Asphalt Public Co. Ltd, and PhilAsphalt Development Corp. […] The post Phoenix Petroleum breaks ground for asphalt facility appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

SKYathon 2018 returns to Boracay

SKYathon Beach Run is back and bigger on its ninth year with the opening of participation to international runners as it aims for greater awareness to raise funds that would help rehabilitate the reefs of Boracay. Organizers of the first destination run in the country are excited with this development. “Among the avid participants of the race are foreigners vacationing in the island. To open this to international delegates will elevate the race not just to a fun run but a race that the running communities around the world will look forward to each year,” said Mr. Delbert Santos, a senior marketing manager from SKY. Set to happen on April 21 at Epic Boracay, it features three categories for runners to choose from; 3K, 5K, and 10K. SKY plays its part in protecting nature by supporting this initiative. A portion of the proceeds from SKYathon will go to the coral reef rehabilitation program. Other than reef rehabilitation there is also a mangrove planting partnership with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the area. This year SKYathon introduces #LoveBoracay, a call for a turn towards responsible tourism. Santos said that with the current environmental troubles facing not only the island but also some major tourist spots in the country it’s important for vacationers to keep in mind preserving these natural resources. He said, “This year, besides pushing for the rehabilitation of the coral reefs in Boracay, we’d also like to send out a call to all tourists to take care of the places they are going to. We have to practice responsible tourism so that we can keep the beauty of nature not just for us but most especially for future generations.” Also back this year is Coach Rio de la Cruz’ RunRio, which will organize event. “Since it is RUNRIO’s 4th year in participating the SKYathon run, I am glad that we still continue to organize events like this in Boracay island each year. I believe that because of this event we are not only promoting an active and healthy lifestyle to the people, but also saving Boracay island itself,’ said Rio de la Cruz. Registration is ongoing and can be done online through www.runrio.com or onsite via selected branches of registration partners Rudy Project, Chris Sports, and Olympic Village. The Boracay Foundation Inc. Secretariat in Boracay can also accept registrations.   About ABS-CBN Corporation ABS-CBN Corporation is the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment organization. The Company is primarily involved in television and radio broadcasting, as well as in the production of television and radio programming for domestic and international audiences and other related businesses. ABS-CBN produces a wide variety of engaging world-class entertainment programs in multiple genres and balanced, credible news programs that are aired on free-to-air television. The company is also one of the leading radio broadcasters, operating eighteen radio stations throughout the key cities of the Philippines. ABS-CBN provides news and entertainment programming for eight channels on cable TV and operates the country’s largest cable TV service provider. The Company also owns the leading cinema and music production and distribution outfits in the country. It brings its content to worldwide audiences via cable, satellite, online and mobile.  In addition, ABS-CBN has business interests in merchandising and licensing, mobile and online multimedia services, glossy magazine publishing, video and audio post production, overseas telecommunication services, money remittance, cargo forwarding, TV shopping services, theme park development and management, property management and food and restaurant services, and cinema management, all of which complement and enhance the Company’s strength in content production and distribution. The Company is also the first TV network in the country to broadcast in digital. In 2015, it commercially rolled out its digital TV box, ABS-CBN TVplus, to prepare for the country’s switch to digital TV.   About SKY Cable Corporation SKY Cable Corporation is a leading cable and broadband technology provider in the Philippines, offering an array of innovative and pioneering products with rich content delivered on various platforms. Its products are a showcase of top-of-mind choices among Filipinos: SKYcable, known for its top-notch programming; One SKY, which offers complete entertainment & internet bundle with fiber-boosted broadband, HD Cable TV and mobile internet options; SKYdirect, a direct-to-home television technology that brings superior cable entertainment nationwide;  SKY on Demand, an on-demand video streaming and entertainment service allowing content viewing on any screen; and SKYmobi, a mobile pocket wifi service that offers access to SKYcable’s slew of shows even outside the home. SKY Cable is a subsidiary of ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Utah Jazz to bid for upcoming All-Star Game

By Kareem Copeland, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Jazz plan to submit a proposal to host the NBA All-Star Game in either 2022 or 2023. The decision comes on the heels of a $125 million renovation to Vivint Smart Home Arena that debuted at the beginning of this season. The 2023 game would be 30 years after the Jazz last hosted the All-Star Game in 1993. "We feel like we're in a great position to be able to be awarded that All-Star Game," Jazz President Steve Starks said. "There's a story to tell about Salt Lake and the Jazz and what we have to offer that we think will be unique." The franchise plans to submit a formal proposal in the next two to three weeks. Don Stirling, the executive vice president of the Jazz ownership group, is leading the project and has been working with NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum. A host committee has already been created that includes community leaders and politicians. Los Angeles will host the 2018 game in February followed by Charlotte (2019), Chicago (2020) and Indianapolis (2021). There is a two-year bidding process and the Jazz would continue to push for the game beyond 2023 if Salt Lake City is not selected. Starks believes the growth and development of Salt Lake City will play a major factor in the bid. Salt Lake City International Airport is currently undergoing a $3.6 billion renovation. There are sufficient hotel rooms and a public transportation rail system that continues to expand. The Salt Palace Convention Center, which would host a fan-fest type event, is a block away from the arena. The city also has experience putting on big events, including the Winter Olympics in 2002. "Compared to 30 years ago, our infrastructure is completely different," Starks said. "We knew with the renovation of the arena that would be a catalyst to get back in that conversation again. ... We just felt now would be the best time to tell our story." The team hopes to leverage a partnership with Sundance Film Festival and possibly create a documentary around All-Star weekend and have a sports-related mini film festival. Starks also hopes to capitalize on a growing technology field in the state to put on a unique experience. Nightlife and entertainment options are always a concern in Salt Lake City, but the organization believes that won't be an issue. Stirling noted that All-Star weekend is when the NBA hosts all of its most important guests, from current and former players to owners, business partners and celebrities. "One of the things that ranks very high in the judging is proximity and convenience," Stirling said. "When you land in Salt Lake, you're downtown in 8-10 minutes. The hotels surround the venues that we'll be using. When all is said and done, you have this great big world-wide event and proximity and convenience is really important. And we have that.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

Sandino’s ‘high-school project’ goes big-time

  Singer-actor Sandino Martin recounts the journey of "Changing Partners" from stage to screen. Sandino, who was part of the original theater production, relates: "I remember falling in love with the script the first time I read it---even in its crudest form then." He recalls that the play had its start as a "reading project" in the Virgin Labfest in 2016. "It felt like a high-school project. We bought our own costumes, painted the set ... a teeny-tiny set ... but I could feel that we all believed in it." He admits that he and costars Agot Isidro, Jojit Lorenzo and Anna Luna had zero expectations that their "high-school project" would go this far. After winning eight aw...Keep on reading: Sandino’s ‘high-school project’ goes big-time.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

The Mindanao Trust Fund: Supporting Reconstruction and Development in Conflict-affected areas in Mindanao

MAGUINDANAO – Conflict-affected communities in Mindanao are among the poorest in the Philippines suffering from poor infrastructure and lack of basic services, including education and health, weak local governance, and minimal private sector investment, according to a report by the World Bank. It said insecurity has been a major challenge. Frequent armed clashes driven by multiple and inter-related forms of conflict—insurgent groups, clan disputes, and quasi-ideological criminal banditry—have created severe economic dislocation and displacement of people. Armed conflict and poverty are inextricably linked. The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), one of the most heavily conflict-affected regions, has poverty incidence of 52.9 percent, almost double the national average. Based on the peace deal with the Philippine government in 2012, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is expected to transition into a social and political movement. One of the key challenges for a successful transition is to help the MILF build development planning, budgeting, and public administration skills within its ranks. The Mindanao Trust Fund or MTF works to enhance access to services and economic opportunities and build social cohesion while enhancing the capacity of local institutions in conflict-affected areas. It supports the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA), the development arm of the MILF. Based on a 2001 agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the MILF, the BDA is tasked to determine, lead, and manage relief, rehabilitation, and development projects in the conflict-affected areas. It’s a unique project that enables various stakeholders—government, the World Bank, and other development partners—to work with a revolutionary movement in delivering development results even before the signing of a final peace agreement. With an enhanced role of women, the program helps the BDA to deliver community development and income-generating subprojects in communities. This enhances access to basic services such as clean water, roads and day care centers. BDA also works to strengthen community enterprises for employment and income generation. The community-based approach brings people from different groups—Muslims, Christians, and Indigenous Peoples—together for the common good, building social cohesion and trust. Over time the program has expanded beyond community development to assist the BDA to develop skills in macro-development planning. A broad package of engagement complements the MTF promoting inclusive growth across Mindanao. For example, US$121 million for farm-to-market roads in Mindanao is included in the nation-wide PRDP while the National Community Driven Development Project is financing US$190 million for CDD activities in Mindanao. Over a decade, 650,000 people (52% of whom are women) in 284 villages have benefitted from 641 subprojects financed by the MTF. The subprojects have included water systems, community centers, sanitation facilities, access roads, post-harvest facilities, and farming and fishing equipment. Eighty-six percent of the beneficiaries say that the project reflected their needs. The subprojects have reduced travel time to market, increased agricultural productivity, reduced post-harvest costs, and increased access to basic services such as clean water. Beneficiaries of income-generating subprojects reported a 10 to 20 percent increase in incomes. About 330,383 women beneficiaries learned skills in community planning and implementation. And 42 community enterprises in 11 villages have been trained in business development to generate sustainable employment and income. The Bangsamoro Development Agency has evolved from a small group of volunteers with no development experience to a leading development agency in Mindanao with 300 staff across seven regional management offices. BDA cooperates with multiple national and international partners, including JICA, WFP, and UNICEF. Bangsamoro Development Plan: the MTF provided technical assistance to help the BDA formulate the first comprehensive economic development blueprint prepared by a non-state armed group. Under the Alternative Learning System project, about 1,832 former combatants, housewives and out-of-school youth reported increased confidence because of improved reading, writing and numeracy abilities. These contributed to their more active participation in community meetings, stronger support for their children’s schoolwork, and better fair farm pricing transactions in city markets. The MTF has remained an important mechanism for consolidating peace and development in Mindanao. Beyond the impact of subprojects at the community level, the program’s ability to converge government and international support to empower Bangsamoro people and institutions to lead in community development seeks to lay the foundation for future sustainable and inclusive development in the Bangsamoro. The program fostered social cohesion by creating spaces for dialogue between Muslims, Christians, and Indigenous Peoples, as well as a diverse mix of local, regional, and national institutional actors. In many remote locations, the project provided the only opportunity for different groups to interact. The increased familiarity built mutual understanding—the basis of trust. Project policies also ensured active and meaningful participation of indigenous peoples and women, who are often otherwise marginalized from decision-making processes at the village level. The participative approach fostered social unity and built trust among stakeholders. In tri-people communities, minority groups shared better understanding and more harmonious relations with Muslims due to the consensus-building nature of CDD/CDR. While residents of remote communities—who had had little to no government access—disclosed growing trust towards government institutions at the end of the project due to the assistance provided by officials. The Bank’s technical and analytical support through the MTF and other engagements supporting peace and development in Mindanao have produced a significant body of literature that helps inform policy dialogues among various stakeholders. For instance, the Land Conflict study prepared for the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission provides short- and medium-term recommendations that can help address land conflict in Mindanao. Also, the Public Expenditure Review in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018