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Lingap building to be launched next year — Go

A P25-million Lingap Building is likely to be inaugurated this year, according to Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go. The President’s special assistant said that the four-story building — which will be constructed within the compound of the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) — will house all the government agencies offering […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneSep 26th, 2018

The Next Big Thing: SM CDO Downtown Tower Launched

SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime), one of the leading integrated property companies in Southeast Asia, inaugurated its latest offering, the SM CDO Downtown Premier Tower, last October 17, with a media launch and preview at the site of the 12-story building along Osmeña Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City. The office tower is part of the P80 billion earmarked by SM Prime this year to support the growth of its key businesses in the country. The capital expenditure is being allocated to key regional centers which have demonstrated promising economic progress and for the expansion of the Company’s other businesses......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Champ Camp and Barangay Liga Launched

MILO Philippines' champion building takes another step forward. Actually, two steps. Targetting grassroots development, MILO Philippines will launch a couple of projects over the next two years. The MILO Champ Camp will be in partnership with the Department of Education, focusing on the development of elementary school students through the help of skilled youth coaches. Sports like basketball, volleyball, and football will be the focus however, sports nutrition and health will also be tackled. It's MILO, of course. The Champ Camp is set to officially start in the next school year. "Learning continues outside the classroom, and we want to reach out to both parents and kids by providing an interactive glimpse into popular sports," MILO Consumer Marketing Activations Executive Kevin Mauricio said. "We want to introduce the basics of popular ball sports by offering a hands-on experience to elementary students, and give importance to sports in the child's development," he added. As second, more ambitious project is the Barangay Liga, where MILO is set to work hand-in-hand with select barangays to elevate their exisiting commuity-based leagues. For the pilot year, MILO has partnered with 100 barangays taken from pre-existing partnerships. There are plans to expand over the next couple of years. In this project, barangay courts will be refurbished and modernized to make sure there are facilities more than capable enough to support sports endevours, most of which happen during the summer. "It's a program that helps bring sports closer to the grassroots level," MILO Sports Marketing Executive Lester Castillo said of the Barangay Liga. "Through the Barangay MILO Liga, we will partner with barangays nationwide, we will refurbish their existing barangay courts in preparation for their existing barangay leagues. Yun na-indetify kasi namin na barriers from parents for getting their children into sports, kulang kasi ng mga safe places to play. So by refurbishing the courts, ma-encourage nila yung mga anak nila to join sports," he added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

National Book Store group ventures into education as it opens QC college

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato, Reporter THE National Book Store Group is venturing into the education sector, as it officially launched its college in Quezon City on Tuesday. NBS College, located in the same building as the National Book Store Quezon Avenue branch, will begin its academic year in August, with about 500 students. In […] The post National Book Store group ventures into education as it opens QC college appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Tel Aviv toy towers over world record

Municipality workers and volunteers in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv have built a 36-meter (118-foot) tower of Lego bricks designed to set a new world record. It was constructed from more than half a million of the brightly coloured plastic bricks donated by the city's residents. The project was launched just over a year ago by teachers of eight-year-old Omer Sayag who died of cancer in 2014, and who used to build Lego towers during his illness. The tower was raised in sections opposite the Tel Aviv municipality building in Rabin Square. According to Guinness World Records, the previous record was set in 2015 when the Italian subsidiary of Lego built a 35.05-meter (11...Keep on reading: Tel Aviv toy towers over world record.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Former teacher serves as PIA Senior Citizen Officer of the Day

BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 22 (PIA) -- They may be old but they are still active and are contributing to nation building.Every year in October, senior citizens are given a day to run the affairs of t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Former teacher serves as PIA Senior Citizen Officer of the Day

BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 22 (PIA) -- They may be old but they are still active and are contributing to nation building.Every year in October, senior citizens are given a day to run the affairs of t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

‘Lea’ shares stage with Japan dance master ‘Kazuo Ohno’ in solo-art performance series

As part of this year's Museums and Galleries Month, Fringe Manila, in partnership with the Japan Foundation Manila, launched over the weekend 1SA (supposedly acronym for solo artist), which, according to a press preview at Pineapple Lab in Makati, is a "platform" to celebrate solo artists and present them in a "more dynamic way" to local communities. Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan, 1SA creative director, explained that Solo Arts Platform seeks to enable artists to convey the realities they are confronting through their chosen medium of artistic expression. "Through this project, we are working to push for the increased visibility of emerging artists, new genres and evolving tradi...Keep on reading: ‘Lea’ shares stage with Japan dance master ‘Kazuo Ohno’ in solo-art performance series.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Youngsters Doncic, Smith lead Mavs past Wolves 140-136

By SCHUYLER DIXON,  AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 26 points in the teenager's home debut, Dennis Smith Jr. converted a tiebreaking three-point play with six seconds left and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 140-136 in a wild offensive game Saturday night. DeAndre Jordan had 22 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks for the Mavericks in his first game in front of the fans who used to boo him unmercifully after the Texas native backed out on a pledge to join Dallas in free agency three years ago. The Timberwolves didn't seem to miss Jimmy Butler much after letting the disgruntled guard stay home to rest on the second night of their first back-to-back this season. Minnesota matched the most points Dallas has given up a first quarter while going up 46-37. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 31 points, including an off-balance 3-pointer that helped get the Timberwolves close in the final minute. Derrick Rose scored 28 for Minnesota but got beat on the decisive play by Smith, who hit the jumper over Rose and drew the foul after Taj Gibson hit a tying jump hook in the lane with 27 seconds left. Smith's free throw put the Mavericks up 137-134. He scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter. Doncic, the No. 3 overall pick and second-youngest to play in a game for the Mavericks, bounced back from a slow start and finished 8 of 16 from the field and 4 of 9 from 3-point range. With 40-year-old fellow European Dirk Nowitzki watching from the bench in a light blue suit while deal with an ankle issue, Doncic missed his first three shots and committed two quick turnovers. But the 19-year-old sparked a second-quarter flurry of 15 points in the final 6:41 of the quarter with a floater that drew a foul, although he missed the free throw. He poked away a loose ball and hit a second straight 3-pointer to give the Mavericks their first tie at 54-all. The Mavericks, who trailed by 15 in the first quarter, took their first lead at 62-61 in the second quarter on Jordan's layup on an alley-oop pass from J.J. Barea, who finished with 11 assists. TIP-INS Timberwolves: The Timberwolves shot 63 percent while building their first-quarter lead. ... Jeff Teague had 22 points and a team-high nine assists. ... Andrew Wiggins scored 19 before fouling out in the final seconds. Mavericks: Harrison Barnes (right hamstring strain) and Devin Harris (left hamstring strain) joined Nowitzki on the sidelines. ... The Mavericks set a franchise record with 50 3-point attempts. ... Wesley Matthews and Dwight Powell scored 19 points apiece. Barea had 12. ... Jordan and Powell combined to go 14 of 17 from the field. UP NEXT Timberwolves: Indiana at home on Monday. Mavericks: Chicago at home on Monday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Asean, US holding maritime exercise in 2019

Viewed as a confidence-building measure that enhances cooperation among regional navies, defense ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the US have agreed to conduct a joint maritime exercise next year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

The action-packed pilot episode of LeBron s Lakers

By Favian Pua "Let me shut up." At the 9:25 mark of the first quarter between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers, TNT analyst Chris Webber found himself caught in mid-sentence. Webber was passionately defending JaVale McGee’s legitimacy as an NBA player when LeBron James intercepted a pass intended for Al-Farouq Aminu and saw a wide-open runway. Understanding the historical gravity of what was about to take place, Webber immediately uttered those four words and gave color commentator Marv Albert the floor as James accelerated towards the basket. “James off the steal... James with the stuff!” LeBron James THROWS IT DOWN for the @Lakers! 👑🔥 🏀: #LakeShow x #RipCity 📺: @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/l4VrJPpAzR — NBA (@NBA) October 19, 2018 Delirium. And with that sequence, so began the circus. It only seemed fitting that Webber called the game in Moda Center for James’ regular season debut with the Lakers. Nearly 15 years ago, he was also a spectator, or rather a witness, when James made his ballyhooed NBA debut against Webber’s Sacramento Kings. That spectacle was the first paragraph of James’ ever-growing narrative. As @KingJames embarks on a new journey with the @Lakers, #TBT to his NBA debut in 2003! 🔥 Lakers vs. Trail Blazers // 10:30pm ET on TNT! 📺 pic.twitter.com/sQfXbV95ST — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) October 18, 2018 As a historian of the game, James fully understands the implications of his move to Los Angeles. Win, and he will see himself elevated among the greatest to ever wear purple and gold. Lose, and no blockbuster Hollywood film can compensate for his shortcomings, leaving the door open for critics to question yet again whether his championship resume was padded by an inferior Eastern Conference. To reach his goal of playing for another ring, he will need to rely on his youthful teammates and trust the front office to shoulder the massive burden and expectations. “Anytime you fall, stay down. Your brother (is) gonna come pick you up,” James told his teammates in a brief huddle during a deadball situation. That mindset is what a team in flux needs. Having each other’s back is high on the priority list because building trust is as important as racking up wins. "Anytime y'all fall, stay down. Your brother'll come pick you up." - @KingJames pic.twitter.com/E46MXQwDk4 — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 19, 2018 The opening night loss to the Blazers serves as a heavy dose of reality check for the Lakers. They are not yet close to unseating the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers have emerging talent, but they do not boast of a Big Three, such as what James was flanked with during his previous stops with the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers. Brandon Ingram is the team’s de facto second option, but he is not yet in the same stratosphere as Dwyane Wade or Kyrie Irving. Kyle Kuzma is tantalizing, but asking him to fill the shoes of Chris Bosh or Kevin Love this season is a Herculean task. James arrived in Los Angeles as the elder statesman, but he might discover the fountain of youth with his new comrades. Since he came into the league, none of James’ teams finished higher than 12th in terms of pace over the course of a season. These Lakers, with an average age of 24.7, are much younger than any of the squads James has been on. They can play with unbridled energy that can reinvigorate James, and make him feel like a 16-year-old rather than someone playing in his 16th season as a pro. The 82-game grind will serve as test of endurance for the Baby Lakers. The beauty of the regular season is that this squad will undergo several iterations as they search for their most optimal rotations. One thing is for sure: the three-man unit of Lonzo Ball, Lance Stephenson, and Michael Beasley should not be on the court at the same time again under any circumstance. What exactly do you root for when you root for the Lakers? Is it the legacies and winning tradition established by the legends who came before? Is it the current roster and this collection of misfit toys? Is it the idealized #FutureLaker, the one who could alter the trajectory of this franchise and deliver it to greater heights? Or is it the simple fact that they employ the greatest player of this generation? One thing is certain: throughout the course of the season, LeBron and the new-look Los Angeles Lakers will be putting their own spin on, perhaps even reclaiming Joakim Noah's “Hollywood as Hell” utterance. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or ABS-CBN Sports......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

‘Night with Lea’ kicks off solo-artist performance series in Poblacion

As part of this year's Museums and Galleries Month, Fringe Manila, in partnership with the Japan Foundation Manila, recently launched 1SA (supposedly acronym for solo artist), which, according to a press preview at Pineapple Lab in Makati, is a "platform" to celebrate solo artists and present them in a "more dynamic way" to local communities. 1SA creative director Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan explained that Solo Arts Platform seeks to enable artists to convey the realities they are confronting through their chosen medium of artistic expression. "Through this project, we are working to push for the increased visibility of emerging artists, new genres and evolving traditions in conte...Keep on reading: ‘Night with Lea’ kicks off solo-artist performance series in Poblacion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

China’s growth slows, officials reassure investors

BEIJING — China reported economic growth sank to a post-global crisis low as finance officials launched a media blitz Friday to shore up confidence in its sagging stock market. Growth in the quarter that ended in September slipped to 6.5 percent over a year earlier from the previous quarter’s 6.7 percent, official data showed. It […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

PHLPost personalized stamps feature Manila Art Fair& '2013266080;

MANILA, Oct. 17 (PIA) - The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) launched a personalized stamp on the historic postal building and Manila Art, in celebration of a decade of Artistic Excellence o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

PHLPost personalized stamps feature Manila Art Fair& '2013266080;

MANILA, Oct. 17 (PIA) - The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) launched a personalized stamp on the historic postal building and Manila Art, in celebration of a decade of Artistic Excellence o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

[ANALYSIS] Whatever happened to the Reproductive Health Law?

  This week, a new book by Marilen Dañguilan will be launched entitled The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises. It’s all about the history of the Reproductive Health Bill, detailing its historic but tortuous 11-year journey through the legislative mill.  I’ve had a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

LIST: Senatorial wannabes for 2019 elections

FOURTH UPDATE: 7:50 P.M. / 16 October 2018 It seemed like the 70s all over again as an Aquino, a Roxas, a Diokno, a Taada, and a Marcos launched their formal efforts to become the nation's senators in next year's midterm elections. More familiar names in Philippine politics likewise surfaced on the fourth day of certificates of candidacy (COC) filing before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) central office in Intramuros, Manila on Tuesday, October 16. Former Senator Mar Roxas Roxas was first to file his COC on the fourth day of filing at the Comelec. The former Interior Secretary is seeking a return to the Senate in next year's midterm elections under the opposition Lib...Keep on reading: LIST: Senatorial wannabes for 2019 elections.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

US announces new P1.35-billion Marawi project

The United States government has a launched the Marawi Response Project, which aims to improve economic and social conditions of communities affected by the conflict last year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Philippines mulls sponsoring catastrophe bond issue

MANILA — The Philippines‘ finance ministry said on Sunday it was exploring a plan to sponsor a catastrophe bond issue, similar to the one launched by the World Bank early this year covering Latin American earthquakes. The so-called cat bonds would help cover disaster-related risks in the country, the Department of Finance (DOF) said in a statement. […] The post Philippines mulls sponsoring catastrophe bond issue appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Unfriend: Thai junta leader receives social media pummeling

BANGKOK, Thailand --- An onslaught of negative feedback flooded the official Facebook page of Thailand's premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha a day after it was launched over the weekend, backfiring on the junta leader's attempts to get "suggestions" on the social media platform. As Thailand counts down to much-anticipated elections following four years of military rule, former general Prayut has started portraying a softer side to the public. The gruff former general has incited intense speculation over his political aspirations through his frequent public appearances and photo opportunities -- despite insisting he has no interest in standing in the election next year. On Sunday, the ...Keep on reading: Unfriend: Thai junta leader receives social media pummeling.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Meranaws to Duterte: “Let us go home;” Groundbreaking reset to Oct. 28

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /14 Oct) — Displaced from their homes and source of livelihood since15 months ago, Marawi residents who have yet to return home, particularly those from Ground Zero, the former main battle area between government and the IS-inspired Maute Group, have launched a new movement to collect on a year-old promise of President […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018