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

Bersamin: ‘Our role is to be an independent judiciary’

Although he wants the Judiciary to maintain a harmonious relationship with the two other branches of government, newly appointed Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin said he does not want to always depend on the other branches of government for support. "We are part of a sovereign nation in the judiciary, and our role is to be an independent judiciary. We cannot always go to the two other branches of the government in order to have their assistance," Bersamin said in his speech during the culmination event of the six-year judicial reform project with Supreme Court partners United States Agency for International Development (USAID), ABA Rule of Law Initiative, and The Asia Foundation. "That...Keep on reading: Bersamin: ‘Our role is to be an independent judiciary’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

NHL adds Seattle as league s 32nd team, play begins in 2021

By Stephen Whyno, Associated Press SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle is getting a National Hockey League team. It will just have to wait a little bit longer to drop the puck. The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved adding Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise on Tuesday, with play set to begin in 2021 instead of 2020 to allow enough time for arena renovations. The as-yet unnamed franchise will be the Emerald City's first major winter sports team since the NBA's SuperSonics left town in 2008. "Today is a day for celebration in a great city that adores and avidly supports its sports teams and for our 101-year-old sports league," Commissioner Gary Bettman said. "Expanding to Seattle makes the National Hockey League more balanced, even more whole and even more vibrant. A team in Seattle evens the number of teams in our two conferences, brings our geographic footprint into greater equilibrium and creates instant new rivalries out west, particularly between Seattle and Vancouver." The announcement came a few moments after Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan let the news slip at a watch party in Seattle, prompting cheers: "I got a call from a mole in the room and it was a unanimous vote. We're getting hockey." The decision was widely expected after the Seattle Hockey Partners group impressed the board's executive committee in October with a plan that had all the ingredients the NHL was looking for. Strong ownership led by billionaire David Bonderman and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, a downtown arena in a sports-crazed city and a season-ticket drive that drummed up 10,000 orders in 12 minutes all cleared the way for the NHL to add another team less than three years after approving a franchise in Las Vegas. Seattle Hockey President and CEO Tod Leiweke joked that he'd have to throw out some Seattle 2020 business cards because of the pushed-back timing. But all sides agreed 2021 was the best time to start. "They've always felt that we should have a little more time to build the arena right," Bruckheimer said. "We wanted to bring it to 2020-21 because we want to get going right away, but it's not fair to the fans or to the players to not have a 100 percent finished arena when we start." The owners will pay a $650 million expansion fee, up from the $500 million the Vegas Golden Knights paid to join the league just two years ago. Leiweke said arena renovations will cost $800 million and the addition of a state-of-the-art practice facility makes it a total investment of over $1.5 billion. "(That's) a few bits of change which aren't around anymore," Bonderman said of the spending. "Seattle is one of my favorite cities and it's a pleasure to be here. If it was someplace else, I wouldn't have done it." The NHL will also realign its two divisions in the West for the 2021-22 season: Seattle will play the Pacific, home to its closest geographic rivals like Vancouver, Calgary and San Jose, and the Arizona Coyotes will move to the Central Division. "It was at the end of the day the simplest, most logical and least disruptive option we had available to us and I think it'll work well for the Coyotes," Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said. The remarkable debut by Vegas in 2017, which included a run to the Stanley Cup Final, gave the league more confidence about moving forward so quickly. Seattle will benefit from the same expansion draft rules Vegas had. Its front office is expected to be led by Dave Tippett, a former coach who would lead the search for the club's first general manager and staff. Tippett signed on to the project because of a connection to Leiweke, a major force in delivering an NHL team to Seattle. Leiweke got his start in hockey with the Minnesota Wild. He also worked in Vancouver and most recently helped build Tampa Bay into a powerhouse in the Eastern Conference. Leiweke left the Lightning in 2015 to become the COO of the NFL and didn't have any interest in leaving the league office until the project in Seattle began to gain traction. Leiweke's job will be to capitalize on a market whose demographics have changed significantly since he left the NFL's Seahawks in 2010 after being largely responsible for the team hiring coach Pete Carroll. Seattle is the largest market in the country without a winter pro sports franchise and has seen an influx of wealth in recent years. Even when he was running the Seahawks, Leiweke believed Seattle was ripe for the NHL and the response to the season-ticket drive only strengthened that belief. "I woke up today thinking about the fans," Leiweke said. "What did they feel on March 1 when they put down deposits without knowing anything? No team name, an ownership group they didn't know very well, a building plan that was back then somewhat defined but fairly vague. Today is a great day for the fans and we owe them so much. That's why today happened." The NHL's launch in Seattle will show how starved fans are for another team. Basketball is embedded in the DNA of the region thanks to 41 years of the SuperSonics and a lengthy history of producing NBA talent. When the rain of the fall and winter drive young athletes inside, they grab a basketball and head for the nearest gym to play pickup games. Basketball courts and coffee shops seem to be on every corner, but ice rinks are scarce. A lot about Seattle is different from 2008, when the Sonics moved to Oklahoma City. The skyline is filled with construction cranes. Amazon has taken over an entire section of the city, joined nearby by satellite offices of Google and Facebook. The amount of wealth now in the Seattle market is part of the reason Tim Leiweke, Tod's older brother and the CEO of event facilities giant Oak View Group, has regularly calls the city one of the most enticing expansion opportunities in pro sports history. Seattle has become a city of transplants due to the booming local economy. A hockey franchise would provide those newcomers a team to rally around, much like what happened when the Sounders of Major League Soccer arrived in 2009 — the last team added to the city's sport landscape. The Sonics were the first, joining the NBA in 1967, followed by the arrival of the Seahawks in 1976 and Mariners in 1977 after construction of the Kingdome. There have been several attempts at solving Seattle's arena issues and landing either an NHL or NBA team in the years since the Sonics left, but none had the support of the city or the private money attached until now. Asked Tuesday about possibly adding an NBA team, Bonderman responded: "One miracle at a time." While Seattle basks in the news, it's not clear the NHL will be satisfied at 32 teams even with the new team providing balance between the conferences and a natural, cross-border rival for the Vancouver Canucks. Daly said recently that there's no magic number, even though no major North American sports league has ever grown beyond 32 teams. Houston, Quebec City and Toronto have all been touted as possible new homes someday, but they'll also have to wait. "We're not looking right now and I think for the foreseeable future at any further expansion," Bettman said. ___ AP Sports Writer Tim Booth in Seattle contributed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated 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

MPIC partners with Dole for P1 billion biogas project

Metro Pacific Investments Corp., the infrastructure and tollways conglomerate chaired by tycoon Manuel V. Pangilinan, is pouring in P1 billion for a new landmark biogas project with Dole Philippines Inc., marking MPIC’s foray into the bioenergy sector......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

Lanao youth’s art therapy plan selected as best peace project

A Lanao del Sur youth group's proposal to use art therapy for residents in the war-torn areas in Mindanao has been selected by the Office of the Vice President (OVP) and its partners as the best project for promoting peace. Out of the 28 youth groups who pitched ideas for a project for children affected by the months-long Marawi siege, the Okir University Arts Club received the top award on Thursday during the Angat Buhay Youth Summit in Cotabato City. The club proposed a workshop entitled "Teaching Artistry Learning Advocacy" (TALA) for out-of school children aged 7 to 13 years old. The group will represent the country in the Asia Pacific Youth Exchange (APYE) in Seoul in Augus...Keep on reading: Lanao youth’s art therapy plan selected as best peace project.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 25th, 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»»

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