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Manila FAME April 2018 Posts P386M in Sales

The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions reported P385.6 million in total sales for the recently concluded Manila FAME show, the country’s premier lifestyle and design event, held last April 19-21 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila. Export deals were valued at P326.8 million with local sales at P58.7 million across Manila FAME […].....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuMay 16th, 2018

URC net income slides further in Q1 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Gokongwei-led food manufacturer Universal Robina Corporation (URC)  saw its recent slide in net income continue in the 1st quarter of 2018, as a weak peso and inflation took a toll on domestic sales. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) on Monday, April 30, URC reported ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Goldberg leads WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductees

MANILA, Philippines – Who's next? They are. The newest batch of professional wrestling icons were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Friday, April 6 (Saturday, April 7 in the Philippines). The class of 2018 is led by Goldberg, a powerhouse who took the wrestling world by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

The Script gears up for 4th PH visit

  The Script, the Irish band known for its anthemic heartbreak songs that fuse pop-rock and rap, will hold a concert on April 14, 2018 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, according to local promoter Midas Promotions. The coming show---the group's fourth in Manila---is part of it's "Freedom Child" world tour, which was launched in support of its fifth studio album of the same title (call 4702222). Led by singer and former "The Voice UK" coach Danny O'Donoghue, The Script is behind such hits as "The Man Who Can't Be Moved," "Breakeven," "Hall of Fame" and "Superheroes," and has sold over 29 million albums worldwide.---ALLAN POLICARPIO...Keep on reading: The Script gears up for 4th PH visit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

Foreign investments soar 142.9% in May 2018

MANILA, Philippines– Investor confidence in the Philippine economy remained strong as foreign investments more than doubled in May. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported foreign direct investments (FDI) net inflows soared 142.9% to $1.6 billion from $677 million recorded in 2017. The figure is also higher than April which hit ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Adidas scores World Cup victory: Net profits double to $459M from April to June

Germany sporting goods firm Adidas on Thursday said the World Cup in Russia and strong e-commerce sales lifted net profit in the second quarter, keeping the company on track to meet its 2018 goals......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Budget dept approves creation of 1,310 special education teaching posts

THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) approved the creation of over a thousand positions for special education (SPED) teachers. “Last August 3, 2018, the DBM approved the creation of 1,310 positions for SPED Teacher I, with Salary Grade 14, or a total annual compensation of P455,839,” the agency said in a statement on Monday. The [...] The post Budget dept approves creation of 1,310 special education teaching posts appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

JOBS JOBS JOBS: Construction Sector Posts 4M Jobs

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported a year-on-year increase of 468,000 jobs generated in the construction sector based on a Labor Force Survey conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority in April 2018. DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said, “We are elated with the strong performance of the construction sector. In April 2018, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Emperador posts higher profit, revenues in first half

Emperador, Inc. grew its attributable profit by 18% during the first six months of 2018, as higher sales in Asia and North America offset the softer performance in the domestic market. In a statement issued Thursday, the listed firm said net income attributable to the parent reached P3.2 billion for the first semester of the […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

180414-N-TV230-1019 – Manila Picture

180414-N-TV230-1019 MANILA, Republic of the Philippines (April 14, 2018) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Olantunde Lamidi, left, and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Marcus Billinger man a .50-caliber machine gun on the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) off the coast of Manila, Republic of the Philippines after a scheduled port visit. Theodore Roosevelt… link: 180414-N-TV230-1019 – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Samsung Electronics posts $9.9-B Q2 net profit, down 0.1%

SEOUL, South Korea – Samsung Electronics on Tuesday, July 31, reported a 0.1% dip in its second quarter net profit from a year earlier, blaming slower global sales of premium smartphones that dented demand for its flagship Galaxy device. Net profit for the April to June period came ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Meralco posts 14% rise in 2018 first half profit

Power distribution giant Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) reported a 14 percent jump in first half profit to P11.97 billion, largely due to the continued increase in energy volume sold and customer count......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Riding high again, Team Lakay lauded by ONE chairman as best team in Asia

At the end of 2017, Benguet-based MMA stable Team Lakay found themselves on a bit of a downslide. After riding high for the latter part of 2016 and most of 2017, the team absorbed a number of bitter losses, including the KO loss that cost Eduard Folayang his ONE Championship Lightweight world title. Now, a little over seven months into 2018, Team Lakay is once again reaching new heights. 2018 saw flyweight star Geje Eustaquio become the interim flyweight world champion in January, and then unify the titles against Adriano Moraes in June. Friday at ONE: Reign of Kings in Manila, Team Lakay gained another world champion in bantamweight knockout artist Kevin Belingon, who defeated two-division world champion Martin Nguyen to become the interim ONE Championship Bantamweight World Champion. Team Lakay is also home to reigning BRAVE FC Bantamweight World Champion Stephen Loman. Already with three current world champions in their stable, it’s highly likely that there’s more to come. Former champions Folayang and Honorio Banario are currently tearing it up in the lightweight division, and both of them are very much in the title picture. Strawweight standout and former title contender Joshua Pacio is on a solid streak of his own, with three straight wins via stoppage. The 22-year old could be getting another crack at the championship again soon. While names like Edward Kelly, Danny Kingad, Gina Iniong, and April Osenio are also all part of the top-tier of their respective divisions. It’s shaping up to be yet another banner year for Team Lakay, and head coach Mark Sangiao saw it coming. After all, bouncing back isn’t anything new for the Philippines’ most prestigious MMA team. “Mayroon yung mga time, nasabi ko nung huli, nung unang mga ONE, matatalo kami ng 0-5, pero pinilit namin.” Coach Mark said during the post-fight press conference, Friday evening. “Tinignan namin talaga yung mga kulang, yung mga weak side nila, tapos na-improve hanggang sa bumawi kami, same with sa 2016.” 2016 saw Team Lakay go on a 16-fight winning streak, and then in November of that year, Folayang captured the ONE lightweight crown after dethroning long-time champion Shinya Aoki. “Tapos pumunta sa 2017, medyo may mga nag-pabaya.” Sangiao bared. “Nasabi ko nung huli na babalik yung team na mas-malakas pa.” True enough, Team Lakay has managed to bounce back and has gained even more prestige in the last couple of months. In fact, ONE Championship founder and chairman Chatri Sityodtong has even gone so far as to say that he believes Team Lakay is the best team there is in Asia. “ I have massive respect for all fight teams, but I believe there is no question that Team Lakay is now the #1 fight team in Asia today.” Sityodtong said in a Facebook post. “Despite a very modest budget and limited resources, Mark Sangiao has produced one of the best fight teams in the world. Every fighter on Team Lakay is a genuine monster with outstanding skills, unlimited cardio, and extraordinary gameness.” High praise from the head honcho himself, and the owner of Evolve MMA in Singapore, another one of Asia's most talent-laden MMA stables. With all the success that the team is enjoying now, it’s up to them to keep the momentum going. They've been low, and now they're on a high. There's no doubt that they possess the talent, the skills, and the heart to go even higher......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Is Aaron Carter really coming to Manila?

To feed some of your nostalgia today, let's investigate these recent social media posts. A few days ago Karen Sy Ong of Kbeam Events and Multimedia tweeted that she would be announcing a new show in Manila. I'm announcing a new show in Manila in a few days. Please follow @Kbeamevents for updates. #soonerorlater --- Karen Sy Ong (@karbenam) July 25, 2018 After going over Kbeam's website, we were able to find out more about Karen. "During her stint working as promoter representative in Singapore, she was able to lead and oversee productions of live concerts in different regions in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Maldives." She worked on concerts for almost...Keep on reading: Is Aaron Carter really coming to Manila?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Mike Colter is coming to Manila for AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Mike Colter of Luke Cage fame is heading to Manila to join the lineup of guests for AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018. Mike will be joined by Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and Mustafa Shakir (Bushmaster in the latest season) for panels at Hall N, an exclusive ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Foreign direct investments dip by 3.2% in April 2018

MANILA, Philippines –  Foreign direct investments  (FDI) in the Philippines declined by 3.2% in April 2018, the latest data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed on Tuesday, July 10. FDI in April 2018 hit $1.03 billion, slightly lower than the $1.06 billion recorded during the same month last year. However, this figure was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Cebu Landmasters Posts Record Reservation Sales in H1

Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI), the leading Visayas-Mindanao-based developer, will launch fresh inventory in the coming weeks after posting a record-high reservation sales in the first half of 2018. In a disclosure to the stock exchange Monday, CLI said the new projects would be located in Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, Bacolod, and Bohol. The […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

A look at the Philippines-Mexico double taxation agreement

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has issued Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 58, 2018 on the Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation on income tax between the Philippines and Mexico, which has entered into force last April 18, 2018. The Agreement was signed in November 17, 2015 between President Benigno Aquino and President [...] The post A look at the Philippines-Mexico double taxation agreement appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Gokongwei carriers refund terminal fees

Flag carrier Cebu Pacific and its affiliate CebGo have remitted to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) P245,610,829 as refund for terminal fees collected on international and domestic passengers. The amount represented fees collected from the unused tickets of 212,100 international passengers covering February 1, 2015 to April 30, 2018; and 892,800 domestic passengers covering […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

iDiscover app zeroes in on Makati’s best kept secret

Last April 25, 2018, iDiscover in partnership with the British Council, Pineapple Lab, and the City of Manila launched the iDiscover Poblacion 2mobile application that intends to help those who would like to discover and explore the busy streets of Poblacion. According to iDiscover’s community manager Stephanie Cheung, their mission is to keep the heritage [...] The post iDiscover app zeroes in on Makati’s best kept secret appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

How government has allocated funds for Marawi rehabilitation

MANILA, Philippines – Over a year since war erupted in Marawi City in May 2017, the government has released roughly P5.2 billion for rehabilitation efforts as of end-April 2018, according to information from the Department of Budget Management (DBM). Sitting on the shore of Lake ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018