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ABS-CBN brings the techno sport “HADO” to the Philippines

ABS-CBN officially launched Hado Pilipinas, a first-of-its-kind, dynamic technosport that promises to elevate the pulsating challenge of dodgeball by incorporating augmented reality (AR) into the mix.   Hado Pilipinas’ entry marks an innovation in Philippine sports from ABS-CBN’s subsidiary, ABS-CBN Themed Experiences, Inc., as the network continues to bring unique Kapamilya experiences in fun, engaging, and interactive themed attractions and activities.  “This technosport combines physical and digital play in a game that various teams, groups of friends, even families can play and enjoy,” shared ABS-CBN Themed Experiences head Cookie Bartolome.  Filipinos will enjoy this multiplayer technosport—a distinct activity that combines technology and sports for an innovative experience. Unlike e-games which follows the usual pattern of video gaming that involves mere hand-eye coordination, technosports require physical agility which makes the players exhaust physical energy and sweat.  Hado is a brand of Augmented Reality (AR) games developed in Japan. Hado Player versus Player (or Hado PvP) employs the use of a lightweight head-mounted display as the AR interface, and arm-worn devices that enable players to throw energy balls and put up their shields. Unlike most VR and MOBA games where the interactivity is between player avatars on a digital interface, players here are completely immersed in the game as they make use of actual throwing and dodging motions to play the game properly.  Up to six players can play Hado PvP per game, with three players per team. The teams have 80 seconds to battle it out inside the Hado PvP Arena, with the winning team decided by who knocks-out more opponents by the end of regulation. On the other hand, spectators watching also get the same exhilarating experience by watching the AR composite on giant monitors. These allow them to see the CGI energy balls, shields, and overlays for player stats. Meanwhile, students from the universities and colleges in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) already got a taste of the thrilling new technosport as “Hado Pilipinas” currently goes around each school to introduce the game.  The winning team at the ongoing Hado Pilipinas NCAA Collegiate Cup 2019 wins an all-expense paid trip to Tokyo, Japan to represent the Philippines in the Hado World Cup 2019 in December, and have a chance to win ¥2 million.  Interested players can experience the game at the soon-to-open Hado Pilipinas Camp, a training ground opening inside the ABS-CBN Compound in the last quarter of 2019.   The “Hado Pilipinas” journey, hosted by Vince Velasco and Denice Dinsay, airs on ABS-CBN S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, and LIGA HD every Sunday, 11:30am, starting August 25. The program can also be viewed on ABS-CBN’s streaming platform iWant.  For more details, follow @hadopilipinas on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2019

US launches ABC+ project to boost learning in 2 regions

The United States government recently launched the Advancing Basic Education in the Philippines (ABC+) project to support the Department of Education (DepEd) in enhancing reading, mathematical and socio-emotional skills of at least two million students in Region 5 (Bicol) and Region 6 (Western Visayas)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2019

MPBL: Chad Alonzo finds home with Imus, serves as mentor to younger bigs

Three years ago, Chad Alonzo wasn't even on a basketball team. The former Adamson Soaring Falcon forward was just coming off brief stints with ASEAN Basketball League team MX3 Kings Pilipinas and KIA in the PBA. Now, the grizzled 35-year-old veteran is one of the leaders of the Imus Khaleb Shawarma/GLC franchise in the on-going Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Lakan Season. "Thankful lang din ako at tinayo ang liga na ito. Everybody, nagkakaroon pa ng chance talaga," said Alonzo, who returned to high-level basketball in 2017 when the MPBL inaugurated. "Yung for the love of the game, andoon eh. Age is just a number. Marami pang mas beterano nga sa atin eh. Pagdating sa MPBL, lahat nabigyan ng chance e. Yung mga bata naman, nakakapag-PBA. Maganda talaga yung programa." It turned out, Imus had always kept their eyes on the 6-foot-4 bruiser. And when the squad had the chance to secure his services, they did. "After ng Bacoor Strikers, free agent ako, and then sinabihan ako ng coaching staff ng Imus, and sabi nila, Chad, punta ka sa amin," shared Alonzo. Liking what they saw, Imus team manager Lou Abad presented Alonzo his new contract. It has not been an easy route so far for the Khaleb Shawarma/GLC crew, faltering in three of their first four outings. But being among the tested veterans on the line-up, Alonzo has been quite a presence in the locker room and in practice. "Medyo nakaka-adjust na lahat. Nagg-gel na yung team kaya unti-unti, maganda na yung tinatakbo kaya maganda rin yung outcome last game," he said. "Ang pagkakaiba dito sa Imus, talagang bago yung team. Lahat ng players bago, hindi kagaya sa mga previous team ko na talagang magkakasama na. Naging responsibility dito ng mga veterans ay tulungan yung mga teammates ko lalo na't mga bago pa sila." With eight years of PBA experience in the bag, Alonzo has served as a leader to younger front-liners like Gelo Vito and Jay-R Ng Sang, and he says he finds joy being that figure for them. "Dito sa MPBL, gusto ko matulungan lang yung ibang mga players. Yung mga gustong makapag-PBA. Mayroon kaming mga gustong magpa-draft," shared Alonzo. "So pwede kaming makatulong nina Jayjay Helterbrand." Not to be outdone, Alonzo even opened up about going toe-to-toe with the youngsters in practice, keeping up with them as he would receive compliments afterwards. "Sinasabi nila, Chad, para kang college lang ah. Paunahan eh, mabibilis, pero nakakasabay pa," recalled Alonzo. "Nakakatuwa talaga kasi karamihan, mga bata. Naishe-share ko sa kanila yung kung anong na-experience ko before sa PBA." Alonzo's last game with Imus was a testament to that, as he scored a double-double performance of 15 points and 12 rebounds in a decisive 82-70 win over the Soccksargen Marlins-Armor On. Such display that he could still be of significance to an MPBL club not only helped Imus, but inspired the rest of his teammates in general to develop winning attitude. "Yung mga bata, kailangan ipakita mo rin eh kasi ikaw yung veteran. Nakakatuwa naman sila kasi ginagaya nila and nagiging habit na nila sa practice. Lahat naman, sa sipag nadadaan eh. Nage-extra na sila after practice," he said. "Kung anong mga pwedeng maitulong sa kanila, ginagawa ko. Minsan nga, ganado pa sila mag-ensayo kasi nakikita nila na nakikipagsabayan ako sa kanila." Alonzo knows it will still be a long road for them in the Lakan Cup, but finding a niche is what's vital in keeping his career going, and perhaps lead him to another championship. "Kung papalarin talaga, sana makukuha rin ng title. Sana malayo ang marating ng Imus," he remarked. About Imus-Khaleb Shawarma/GLC Bandera: Imus-Khaleb Shawarma/GLC Bandera is one of the 10 pioneering teams of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League playing in the Southern Division of the league playing at the Imus City Sports Complex in Imus, Cavite, a third-class city in the Philippines. Khaleb Shawarma/GLC hold a 2-3 record in the Southern Division of the Lakan Cup and are undefeated at home. They will next play the Paranaque Patriots-F2 Logistics on July 30 at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2019

Bogo cops eye more drug info drive in schools after student nabbed for selling weed

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the arrest of a 21-year-old college student for selling marijuana in Bogo City on July 25, police in this northern city of Cebu are planning to conduct more drug awareness seminars in schools in the city. Police Corporal Ian Gesite of the Bogo City Police Station told CDN Digital in […] The post Bogo cops eye more drug info drive in schools after student nabbed for selling weed appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2019

Fintech company Zybi Tech launches JuanCash, JuanExchange

MANILA, Philippines – Fintech company Zybi Tech, Monday, July 22, launched two new products that could help people manage and keep track of their finances: JuanCash and JuanExchange. JuanCash is described as an all-in-one financial app, offering a variety of services including mobile prepaid loading, payment of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2019

ABS-CBN launches National Cheer campaign during Pacquiao fight

One nation, one voice, one cheer. ABS-CBN launches a song in celebration of the string of victories that Filipinos have achieved in the international arena, showing the greatness of our people to the world. Entitled “Galing Natin Ito!” and sang by 29 Kapamilya artists, the song highlights the heart, wisdom, and strength of Filipinos that enable them to triumph over challenges in life. The song’s recording music video premiered during the fight of Sen. Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman that exclusively aired on ABS-CBN platforms including Channel 2, SKY Sports PPV, S+A, and iWant. It features Angeline Quinto, Bamboo, Billy Crawford, Daniel Padilla, Darren Espanto, Erik Santos, Gary Valenciano, Gloc 9, Iñigo Pascual, Jason Dy, Jed Madela, Kyla, KZ Tandingan, Martin Nievera, Moira Dela Torre, Morissette Amon, Ogie Alcasid, Piolo Pascual, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Sarah Geronimo, Shanti Dope, Toni Gonzaga, TNT Boys Mackie Empuerto, Francis Concepcion, at Keifer Sanchez, Yeng Constantino and ZsaZsa Padilla. “Galing Natin Ito!” aims to unite Filipinos in showing support to our fellowmen who are raising the flag of the Philippines and bringing glory to the country in their respective fields and professions. They include athletes like Pacquiao, who continues to make history in boxing, beauty queens like Pia Wurtzbach and Catriona Gray who were named Miss Universe because of their beauty, wit, and advocacy, and thousands other of Filipinos making their mark around the globe. The song is the official theme of ABS-CBN’s National Cheer Campaign that celebrates the success of Filipinos to inspire the nation to unite and help unleash each other’s potential for greatness. With its catchy lyrics and melody, “Galing Natin Ito!” can be used to cheer on Filipinos during international competitions to boost their morale and make our presence felt in the world just like how it is done in basketball, volleyball, boxing, and football events. A full music video will be released soon featuring more cheerleading and dancing from the JRU Pep Squad, Mapua Cheerping Cardinals, Arellano Chief Squad, UPHSD Altas Perpsquad, and the UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe, and dance crews Precom, Aces PH, and Prime, which are all performing together for the first time. The song’s lyrics were written by Jerome Clavio, Jan Dormyl Espinosa, and Tiny Corpuz from the ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management, with Gloc-9 and Shanti Dope, while the music was composed by Thyro Alfaro. Behind the music videos are directors Paolo Ramos, Peewee Gonzales, and Lorenz Morales as directors with Elirose Borja and Patrick de Leon as creative directors, DJ San Jose, Jerome Clavio, and Lara Allardo as producers and Ruf Rosario as choreographer. Watch the “Galing Natin Ito!” recording music video on the official account of ABS-CBN on Facebook and ABS-CBN Entertainment on YouTube. For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit abs-cbn.com/newsroom......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 21st, 2019

Wework Launches Second Location in the Philippines in the Makati Central Business District, Manila

WeWork—a platform for creators that provides the space, community, and services to help people make a life, not just a living—officially opens its second location in the Philippines in RCBC Plaza on Ayala Avenue in Makati City, a strategic and accessible location in one of the largest and busiest business districts in Metro Manila. “Following […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 19th, 2019

Cebu City BFP eyes fire prevention info drive in barangays

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Fire volunteers will soon implement an information drive in barangays to make the public aware about fire prevention. SFO1 Romeo Birao of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Cebu City told CDN Digital that this information drive was ordered by the city’s fire marshall, Fire Chief Inspector Josephus Alburo, amid the […] The post Cebu City BFP eyes fire prevention info drive in barangays appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2019

UN Launches Probe on Philippines Drug War Deaths

The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to launch an investigation into the alleged killings of tens of thousands of Filipinos during the government's war on drugs.The measure, put.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

UN Launches Probe on Philippines Drug War Deaths

The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to launch an investigation into the alleged killings of tens of thousands of Filipinos during the government's war on drugs.The measure, put.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

WATCH: 2019 SEA Games launches theme song by Ryan Cayabyab

MANILA, Philippines – Ryan Cayabyab produced another piece dedicated to the country.  The award-winning Filipino artist composed the 2019 Southeast Asian Games' official theme song entitled "We win as one," while the lyrics are by Carlos Palanca awardee Floy Quintos.  The Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) officially launched the theme ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2019

LOOK: Team PH launches official uniform for 2019 SEA Games

MANILA, Philippines – Team Philippines will be sporting the national colors in style in the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.  The Filipino athletes' official training apparel will be sponsored by Asics, which includes a predominantly red tracksuit to go with the Spring Summer 2019 Roadhawk FF2 running shoes.     .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2019

PH to Conduct Own Probe on China’s ‘Missile Test’ Off WPS

The Philippines will conduct its own inquiry on China’s alleged anti-ship ballistic missile launches off the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea), Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Wednesday. “We have no first-hand knowledge about this missile launch except this news report. We will conduct our own inquiry and will decide later […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2019

Taiwan extends visa-free privilege for PH till July 2020

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Taiwan announced on Tuesday evening, July 2, that it is extending its 14-day visa-free privilege for Filipinos until July 2020 as "a display of Taiwan's amity with the Philippines." "The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) announced on July 2, 2019, that the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2019

Diocese wants info to back sainthood for Filipino boy

Diocese wants info to back sainthood for Filipino boy UCA News Cubao Diocese in the Philippines is calling for published or unpublished works related to the life and virtues of a young Filipino recen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2019

Rappler’s innovation team launches Detours, GoodRap, and Rappler Narrated

MANILA, Philippines – To keep up with our audience’s changing need and behavior, Rappler’s innovation team has recently launched a series of projects that aim to tap and empower different communities, groups, and individuals in the Philippines – Detours and GoodRap. Detours is about giving underrated communities ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2019

The Philippines DICT launches E-Government Masterplan 2022 - OpenGov Asia

The Philippines' DICT launches E-Government Masterplan 2022 OpenGov Asia The Philippines' Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is on its third year of fulfilling its.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 25th, 2019

Impressions: Vivo s port-less Apex 2019 concept phone

MANILA, Philippines – Over the past two years, Vivo's been making a push to be known as an innovator in the field. In 2018, they made noise with their full-screen design aided by a pop-up camera and an in-display fingerprint scanner. At first, these things felt like novelties that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2019

Globe launches SE Asia’s first fixed wireless 5G

Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. has made the Philippines the first country in Southeast Asia to experience commercial fifth-generation (5G) fixed wireless broadband following the launch of the Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G postpaid plans......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 21st, 2019

Local startup launches on-demand fuel delivery service

Philippine startup Gasmee Corporation Philippines launched today their on-demand fuel-delivery service, catering to customers in Rizal and Cebu, with plans for expansion later this year. Announced during the 2019 PW Asia Conference, this service aims to streamline the refeuling needs of busy professionals, households, and fleet owners. Users will be able to order and pay […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 18th, 2019