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LTFRB to demand bus companies to assist LRT2 passengers

MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will soon demand bus companies to deploy the required number of units to transport commuters affected by the shutdown of 3 Light Rail Transit line 2 (LRT2) stations. The agency said it would prepare a memo after lawmakers expressed ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerOct 10th, 2019

Mining-affected communities, bishops push for accountability amid climate crisis

MANILA, Philippines – Mining-affected communities and Mindanao bishops vowed to demand for accountability from mining companies amid a global climate crisis.  In a conference organized by the Philippine Misereor Partnership Incorporated (PMPI) on October 9, groups from all over the Philippines converged and promised ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2019

Trucks-for-hire not allowed to carry passengers — LTFRB

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has warned operators and drivers of trucks-for-hire against carrying passengers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2019

Statement | Media outfits push for accountability over cyber attacks

Alternative media outfits demand accountability over the sustained and systematic cyber attacks launched against them for over three months. On March 29, Altermidya, Bulatlat, Kodao Productions and Pinoy Weekly filed a civil case against two companies found to be the sources of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS). Article 32 (3) of the Civil Code […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  pinoyweeklyRelated NewsSep 9th, 2019

LTFRB opens 15 metered taxi franchise in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY, July 21 (PIA) - The arrival of 15 brand-new metered taxi units in Ilocos Norte on July 16 shall provide an extra option for transport passengers to be given a more convenient and safer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 21st, 2019

LTFRB opens 15 metered taxi franchise in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY, July 21 (PIA) - The arrival of 15 brand-new metered taxi units in Ilocos Norte on July 16 shall provide an extra option for transport passengers to be given a more convenient and safer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 21st, 2019

LTFRB eyes explanation from 2 bus firms

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) yesterday said it plans to issue show cause orders (SCOs) against two bus companies after their units figured in separate accidents on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2019

LTFRB hikes cap for ride-sharing cars

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has increased the cap for the number of units allotted for ride-sharing companies like Grab and Uber to 65,000 vehicles in Metro Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 4th, 2019

Steph Curry makes faithful moves through production company

By Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry may be a sharpshooting three-time NBA champion, but he is quickly building a career away from the court to inspire the masses through his burgeoning production company. The Golden State Warriors superstar is strategically producing content that focuses on sports, family and faith through Unanimous Media, which he co-founded with Jeron Smith and Erick Peyton. The newly-formed production company already has several projects under its belt including a major studio film, network television show and a couple documentaries in just a year. Curry, 31, said he wants to “uplift people who need to be uplifted.” “We’ve been very selective about the things we want to bring to our audience,” he said. “In our first year, we really wanted to make people think, feel, laugh, cry and challenge them. When I’m out on the court, I’m all about inspiring people with my faith — win or lose. I try to do it with glory and with a smile on my face. We’re trying to take that same idea to our projects.” One of Curry’s latest projects features himself in his original docuseries “Stephen vs. The Game ” on Facebook Watch, a video-on-demand service. The six-episode series chronicles his journey through this past season, featuring behind-the-scenes footage of Curry’s intense training regiment, family life and old videos from his youth basketball career. He and his wife, Ayesha, open up about their first date, and the reasoning behind his ritual of writing the partial Bible verse “I can do all things” on his basketball shoes since his days at Davidson College. The Currys have three children. The upcoming season finale will focus on the Warriors’ injury-riddled playoff run that ended in the back-to-back champs losing the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors this month. “The finish this season was one of the most vulnerable ones,” he said. “Everybody wants the storybook ending where you have all these challenges and bumps in the road, but you end up at the finish line holding up the trophy, but it doesn’t always work out like that. But I learned a lot along the way, and I hope others can learn from watching my walk too.” Smith said it’s all a part of Curry’s plan to impact the world in a positive manner through media. “Everything is definitely by design,” said Smith, a former Nike brand manager and White House deputy of digital strategy during the Obama administration. He is the CEO, and Peyton serves as CCO for the production company. “The first thing executives at Sony told us was that this is a tough business,” he said. “But what has helped us be successful is that everything we’re doing is rooted in purpose. That purpose gives us a point of view as you’re moving forward, as opposed to how a traditional media company would do it.” The docuseries is among a slew of projects from Curry’s Unanimous Media, which is a play off him becoming the first unanimous MVP in NBA history in 2016. Last year, Unanimous Media struck a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to produce television and film projects. The production company will have its production headquarters on the Sony backlot in Culver City, California. So far, Curry has received executive producer credits with actress Viola Davis for the new documentary “Emanuel,” which explored life after a tragic South Carolina church shooting in 2015, and the inspirational film “Breakthrough,” a modestly budget faith-based movie that opened third at the box office earning $11.1 million in the first week. “It was powerful movie, but it wasn’t just about the money it made,” Curry said. “It was about the people who text, DM and texted me to get their take on life and faith. Those moments are special.” Unanimous is also behind a mini-golf competition show on ABC called “Holey Moley,” which drew 4.87 million viewers after it premiered June 20. The company is working on a docuseries about a storied high school basketball program in New Jersey called “Benedict Men,” which is expected to release when the streaming platform Quibi launches next year, and a documentary “JUMP SHOT,” which tells the story of Kenny Sailors, who developed the modern day jump shot in basketball. Curry is a part of a movement of NBA players who are creating production companies including LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Kobe Bryant won an Oscar for his animated short “Dear Basketball.” The Warriors point guard said he was inspired to move into the TV and film production space after seeing their success, but he wants to pave his own way with his own message. “Everybody needs examples,” Curry said. “But I’m going to do this my way. They’re doing amazing stuff. This space is big enough for everybody to win. In terms of our projects, we are going to stay true to ourselves. It’s all about changing people’s lives. I never want to get away from inspiring people.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 27th, 2019

Airlines sign pledge to decongest NAIA

Local airline companies have committed to step up efforts in ensuring convenience and comfort of passengers who often encounter flight delays and cancellations due to the congestion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

One Championship plans 80 shows, big roster expansion in 20

By Greg Beacham, Associated Press One Championship plans to stage about 80 martial arts shows in 2020, and the MMA promotion will roughly double its roster of fighters to do it. One CEO Chatri Sityodtong revealed his latest plans for ambitious expansion to The Associated Press on Wednesday. The promotion is putting on 45 events this year in Asia, but will sharply increase its schedule next year. One also will continue to keep its fights freely available to much of the world in response to what Sityodtong describes as a global desire from its broadcasters for more fighting content. One will still focus on its core Asian markets, but Sityodtong also is in discussions with broadcast partner Turner Sports to stage its first U.S. show next year. "Definitely a very tough task, but I think it's very doable, knock on wood," Sityodtong said of his extraordinary expansion plans. "We're on this rocket ship, and I've just got to hold on." By comparison, the UFC has 43 events currently on its 2019 schedule. One's expansion comes while the UFC is making a push into Asia, including the opening a $13 million performance institute in Shanghai to develop Chinese athletes. Unlike the UFC, One Championship includes fights in several martial arts disciplines on its cards. One's shows in 2020 will feature a mix of competitions, but its primary focus is still mixed martial arts — and a whole lot more of it. "The market can't get enough," Sityodtong said, citing his company's rising viewership figures on broadcast and digital channels. "Our fans can't get enough of our content, so we're trying to satiate demand, but every time we put out more content, things just go more viral. A lot of the free-to-air TV broadcasters, the digital broadcasters, they're all demanding more and more content from us, so we have to provide more and more content to the world." One reached a three-year broadcast deal with Turner last year, and is broadcast around the world on over-the-air television channels. Sityodtong sees an opportunity to increase his company's prominence in the U.S., where the UFC has put much of its fight content on ESPN Plus this year in its lucrative new deal. Sityodtong describes the UFC as One's "archrivals," although the UFC might not see it that way. But where the UFC sees value in exclusivity on ESPN, Sityodtong wants his fights available "everywhere and anywhere at all times." "(The UFC's) approach right now is they're behind a double paywall on ESPN Plus, which limits their reach," Sityodtong added. "That partnership is great for both companies and also great for the sport. That being said, it's a very different strategy from what One Championship is doing. We are focused on maximum distribution, maximum reach, frequency and engagement, and making our product accessible to the entire world. That's just a philosophical difference." Filling out One's ambitious new schedule will require more fighters, more staff and more events in the promotion's core markets such as Singapore, Jakarta, Beijing, Bangkok and various venues in the Philippines. Sityodtong expects to stage four fight cards per year in those main markets, but his ambition remains global — and the Harvard Business School graduate wants to plant a flag in North America. Sityodtong hasn't revealed a time and place for One's first U.S. show, but the company is opening offices in Los Angeles and New York this summer. The Singapore-based One already has a corporate presence across Asia from Tokyo to Bangalore, India. One has signed American fighters Demetrious Johnson, Eddie Alvarez and Sage Northcutt in recent months. Sityodtong is eager to land other non-Asian free agent veterans, but One will stay focused on finding its core talent across Asia. "We look for athletes that we can appreciate and admire for their mastery of martial arts, but also admire their life stories and their values," Sityodtong said. "That's very important, and I think that's the biggest differentiating factor for One Championship versus our global competitor in the West.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

Low-cost housing in Laguna

Laguna has solidified its status as a prime residential location outside of Metro Manila due to its proximity and growing business and employment opportunities. To address the growing demand, BRIA Homes, one of the country’s leading real estate companies, is offering six low-cost property developments in Calamba, Calauan, Sta. Cruz, San Pablo, and Alaminos. Calamba […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 17th, 2019

MORE passenger safety and the LTFRB

Passengers and commuters want convenient, safe, and faster mobility to reach their destinations. There is great inconvenience for people who take multiple rides (tricycle, jeep or bus, MRT/LRT, jeep again to destination, reverse the process going back home). Taking a taxi is good but there are many complaints like choosy drivers, robbery, or sex molestation inside the cab, etc......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 13th, 2019

CCPO to assist LTFRB 7 enforcers

CCPO to assist LTFRB 7 enforcers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2016

DAPAT PATAS ANG KUMPETITSYON

PINAMAMADALI ni Congressman L-Ray Villafuerte sa LTFRB ang pag-review raw ng bagong policy sa transportation network companies (TNCs) at ng mga provider nito. Marami na raw ang umaangal sa sinasabing “fare surging” ng mga transport service na .....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 24th, 2016

IATA forecasts passenger demand to double over next 20 years

KUALA LUMPUR -- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects 7.2 billion passengers to travel in 2035, a near doubling of the 3.8 billion air travelers this year......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 20th, 2016

Gasoline, diesel prices up today

MANILA, Philippines - Oil companies will implement today a hefty increase in the prices of petroleum products as higher US crude demand sustained oil prices.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 10th, 2016

Finance: TDF auction sees strong demand

THE CENTRAL BANK'S offer of P70 billion in term deposits was oversubscribed anew yesterday, with yields remaining at 2.5% as banks and trust companies continue to hold excess liquidity......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 10th, 2016

PH aerospace players eyeing global market niche

The Philippine aerospace industry is gearing towards complying and aligning its capabilities as global suppliers of aerospace parts and components as qualified local aerospace companies are set to undergo training that will assist them in implementing Aer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 6th, 2016

Govt plans to cancel unused frequencies

The newly-created Department of Information and Communications Technology said Monday it plans to take back unused radio frequencies and distribute them to telecommunication companies as demand for Internet data continues to rise......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 18th, 2016

Groups demand accountability as police chief resigns over ‘recycled drugs’ mess

"General Albayalde must be held accountable, along with those implicated in cases of corruption, under this war against drugs, which have been proven to be as a failure, bogus, and deceptive.” The post Groups demand accountability as police chief resigns over ‘recycled drugs’ mess appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated News4 hr. 34 min. ago